Fate/Zero Episodes

  • Hi, are any of the Fate/stay night episodes, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010 film) and List of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works episodes available on Funimation? Can not find any but was hoping they are here somewhere. Thanks.

  • No.

    Fate/Stay night, the original series, is licensed by Sentai Filmworks and is streaming on The Anime Network, as is the 2010 Unlimited Blade Works movie.

    Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay night: Unlimited Blade Works the TV series are both licensed by Aniplex of America and are streaming on Crunchyroll and the Aniplex Channel.

    For the record, if it is at all related to the Fate franchise, FUNimation has absolutely nothing to do with it.

  • @SpacemanHardy:

    For the record, if it is at all related to the Fate franchise, FUNimation has absolutely nothing to do with it.

    There COULD be a way to do it….but we just have to make it more needlessly complicated now.

    Basically both Sentai Filmworks and Aniplex USA got their own share of the FSN pie. And it goes like such. There's three paths in the FSN novel: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel.

    Sentai has 3 things: The original Fate/Stay Night series (Fate path), a movie based on UBW, and a spin-off/extra Fate franchise series (Fate/kaleid). All with their own set of English voice actors.

    Aniplex USA has 3 things: The Unlimited Blade Works series, a movie based on Heaven's Feel, and the famous Fate/Zero prequel. All with THEIR own set of English voice actors.


    Funimation needs to get the rights to a Heaven's Feel TV series, a Fate path based movie, and a separate Fate/Nasuverse spinoff show (I'd take the one with that cool Jeanne D'Arc character) ALL WITH THEIR OWN ENGLISH VOICE ACTORS.


  • they could also do that with Carnival Phantasm. that's still unlicensed

  • Actually, FUNimation did briefly own the rights to the original Fate/Stay night TV series after they inherited it following Geneon's demise, but the fact that they let the rights lapse and decided to do nothing with it means that they were uninterested in the series.

    Which in retrospect probably wasn't the best idea on their part, as there's always the possibility that by holding on to the original Fate series, they MIGHT have been able to get the rights to Fate/Zero and Fate UBW out from under Aniplex by means of a grandfather clause, kind of like they did with Black Butler s3. But that's just wishful thinking on my part. :hmm:

  • Black Butler was all done by one studio (A-1 Pictures) with the same general producers, which probably helped Funimation there since the studio is an Aniplex subsidiary and they already had contracts for the series in place with Aniplex as a result. The Fate series has been animated by a few different studios with different producers. Neither DEEN adaptation has Aniplex as a producer (nor does Silver Link's Prisma Illya) according to ANN and MAL, only the ufotable adaptations do. Even if Funi had held onto DEEN's Fate, I don't see a grandfather clause working because the contracts are with different production companies and they can't license out what isn't theirs.

  • Thanks for all your posts!! It's too bad there's nothing on Funimation for this series but your posts had more info than I could have hoped for.

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