During the third Fuyuki Holy Grail War, the most important item in the magical ritual, the Holy Grail was found by a master from the German forces. Long ago the German forces sent their armies to search for ancient arcane artifacts to help them win the war. But then the German forces were betrayed by the master who stole the Holy Grail he found for his own interests, and ended the third Fuyuki Holy Grail War. Following the theft, there were many pseudo-Holy Grail War waged all across the world. Soon the Yggdmillenia clan claimed that they have found the Holy Grail. The Yggdmillenia clan used the Grail to summon 7 servants, the forces who help 7 masters in a Holy Grail War. But the Grail itself has a failsafe system which allows for the summoning of 7 more servants if there were 7 servants controlled by single power. The Clock Tower mage association gathered another 7 mages as masters to summon servants as the Red Faction to fight back the Black Faction lead by the Yggdmillenia. The Great Holy Grail War where 7 masters versus 7 masters and their servants would soon begun.


The first episode of Fate/Apocrypha opens with four minutes of intense action scene with flashy yet adorably fascinating animation. The Fate series itselfs has been a part of Type-Moon universe for a long time and Fate/Apocrypha is not the first Fate story adapted into an anime series. But this doesn’t mean that the audience have to watch the previous Fate, Tsukihime, Kara no Kyoukai, or even Carneval Phantasm to understand the story in this series, although it’s a good idea to watch them in order to know what’s going on in the Type-Moon universe. In this first episode, there are some brief explanation about what is the Holy Grail War, and what is happened in the Fate universe to help  new audience easily understand the story in this series. Last but not least, Fate/Apocrypha will be suited for your watch list in this season if you are a big fan of Fate Series, Egoist fans, or just want to look at some action anime with the hints of magical lore and historical legends.

Facts and Figures

Source material Light novel written by Yuuchiro Higashide and illustrated
Casts Ai Nonaka as Black Berserker
Ayumi Mano as Homunculus (eps 1)
Daisuke Namikawa as Lord El-Melloi II (eps 1)
Emiri Kato as Roche Frain Yggdmillenia
Junichi Suwabe as Black Saber
Kei Shindou as Red Assassin
Kenji Nomura as Kairi Sisigou
Koji Yusa as Red Lancer
Kouki Uchiyama as Shiro Kotomine
Maaya Sakamoto as Ruler
Mai Nakahara as Reika Rikudou
Makoto Furukawa as Red Rider
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Black Caster
Miyuki Sawashiro as Red Saber
Natsuki Hanae as Sieg
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Darnic Prestone Yggdmillenia
Rumi Ookubo as Black Rider
Ryotaro Okiayu as Black Lancer
Sakura Tange as Black Assassin
Saori Hayami as Red Archer
Satoshi Tsuruoka as Red Berserker
Shizuka Ishigami as Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillenia
Shunsuke Takeuchi as Red Archer
Tetsu Inada as Red Caster
Tomohisa Asou as Rocco Belfeban (eps 1)
Toru Ohkawa as Gordes Musik Yggdmillenia
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Flat Escardos (eps 1)
Yusuke Kobayashi as Caules Forvedge Yggdmillenia
Director Yoshiyuki Asai
Series composition Yuichiro Higashide
Character design Yukei Yamada
Opening theme “Eiyū Unmei no Uta” by EGOIST
Ending theme “Désir” by GARNiDELiA
Studio A-1 Pictures
Official site
Twitter @FateApocryphaTV
Broadcast date 1 July 2017 (1500 GMT/ 2200 WIB) 2 July 2017 (0000 JST)

Screenshots and Trailers

© Yuichiro Higashide · TYPE MOON / FAPC
© Yuichiro Higashide · TYPE MOON / FAPC
© Yuichiro Higashide · TYPE MOON / FAPC
© Yuichiro Higashide · TYPE MOON / FAPC

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