Fate/Zero Visual Novel Now On Japanese Smartphones

By Sunjun . August 26, 2013 . 1:00pm

003 (1) The developer Pocke has released a visual novel adaptation of the novel/anime series Fate/Zero for iOS and Android devices.


Titled Fate/Zero: The Adventure, the app will contain fully voiced scenes, original illustrations by the studio ufotable, and original scenarios in addition to routes from both the anime and the novels by Gen Urobuchi (the scriptwriter of Madoka Magica, also known as “Urobutcher”).


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The story is a prequel to Type-Moon’s Fate/stay night, depicting the Fourth Holy Grail War in which seven mages and seven Heroic Spirits fight to obtain the power of the Holy Grail. The protagonist is Kiritsugu Emiya, a notorious magus killer who has abandoned his hopes of becoming a hero and saving humanity.


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Fate/Zero: The Adventure is available for 3,000 yen.


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  • Smooosh

    Is the Fate/Stay Night Anime as bad as everyone says?
    I’ve heard that Zero is pretty good though.

    • Zero S1 and S2 are definitely worth your time.

      F/SN Anime not so much. The VN, however, definitely is. Especially the voiced version with Heaven’s Feel.

      Tsukihime VN is okay. Tsukihime anime is…uh…

      • Rocsas

        What is this Tsukihime anime you are talking about? Carnival Phantasm is the only one that comes to mind…

        • CP is certainly worth it.

      • Ferrick

        tsukihime never had an anime

        • Oh, y…yes! Yes, that’s right. My bad. >.>

        • g4rr3tt

          Actually there is an anime version of Tsukihime!
          Wasnt that bad,but ofc it lacks a lot of the stuff from the VN.But it was my introduction to the Type-Moon stories/Visual Novels.

          You can check around for Shingetsutan Tsukihime if you want to check the anime.
          Unless its the classic denial joke.Then my bad.

          • Ferrick

            its the latter ;D

          • Chaos_Alfa

            There doesn’t exist a Tsukihime anime. You must have seen something else.

            (The Type-Moon fandom doesn’t acknowledge the existence of the “Tsukihime anime which doesn’t exist” , because it is so bad.)

          • Seraph

            The Manga for Tsukihime is glorious. I recommend that.

      • Smooosh

        I might look into the VN then. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of H-scenes, so I’m still unsure… but I’ve only heard good things of F/SN.

        • Suicunesol

          Then play the Realtua Nua version, if you can get your hands on it. That one has the h-scenes written out and replaced with… far less euphoric versions. (don’t like them nearly as much as the h-scenes, which have far more pretty artwork.)

        • From a perspective that won’t spoil things, the H-scenes aren’t really that awful and they don’t completely detract from the experience like some other 18+ VNs will.

          Heaven’s Feel is pretty loaded with it, though. I still don’t mind it so much.

          • ChiffonCake

            Some of the h-scenes can also be pretty funny. It doesn’t get much better than mollusks.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        The tsukihime anime was interesting, it just depends on which side of the fence you are on. VIsual novel[]First time viewer

    • RichyGaming

      I watched Fate Stay Night, beginning to end. Honestly, I liked it, as a newbie to Type-Moon. And then I looked at the movie. After that, I saw the visual novel for Heaven’s feel and Stay Night. After the novel, I realized that the anime wasn’t as good. It’s a good anime, but it leaves a lot of stuff, just like the movie did.

      • abysswalker

        I got into FSN the same way altough I haven’t finished the Visual Novel. I have to say for a 24 episode adaptation it’s really good because they take the most important aspects and hook you into the FSN world.

        I think it being an adaptation it’s expected to miss a lot of the details –If they wanted to do a full adaptation the series would be something like naruto or one piece

        • RichyGaming

          Visual Novel for Heaven’s Feel was amazing, man, but that’s not to say the anime wasn’t good, it still made sense to me. As for a long going adaption series, I really don’t think it would be so bad. I mean, they don’t have a good reason to put in several filler episodes for a brand new season. The story is finished and animation doesn’t have to be top notch all the time. So it could probably be pulled off, question is the budget, lawl

          • Seraph

            Fate/Hollow Ataraxia says hi.

          • RichyGaming

            ??? I haven’t read that because I have nowhere to find anything about it.

          • Seraph

            I believe there’s a translation in progress for that.


          • RichyGaming

            Wow nice, thanks for sharing lol

    • Fate/Zero and Kara no Kyoukai anime are outstanding

      Fate/Stay Night is decent, but not the best adaptation of the VN

      Ignore the rest

      • Suicunesol

        Oh come on. UBW was good.

        • RichyGaming

          It was ok… had less logic than FSN though in my opinion.

        • Lucas Martinez

          Really good! I have watched that thing 3 times (maybe a 4th in some days), and im not so much into movies.

    • Suicunesol

      Only people who’ve read the VN first will say the anime is bad. Fan purists who prattle on about original-this and original-that.

      I really enjoyed the Fate/Stay Night anime and it’s what introduced me to the whole thing. The OST was really great too.

      I played the VN later. It is, of course, better than the anime because it is the full story. But the anime remains a favorite.

      • abysswalker

        I’m with you on the OST. It’s ranked on my top 5 anime OST’s it really is amazing.

      • RichyGaming

        I have a preference for the VN as it introduces more content but I personally think both are good. The anime pretty much gets to the point, because the VN tends to have characters talking about pointless conversations sometimes, so both have their goods and bads.

      • Brimfyre

        That’s not true at all. When I visited Japan in 2008 I saw F/SN everywhere and came back home and watched the anime and thought it was horrible. I didn’t get the appeal at all.

        Then I read the VN and have been a TM junkie ever since. The anime is bland and lifeless and poorly written.

    • michel

      It’s a matter of taste.
      For me Fate/Zero was average, mainly due to a boring middle part. Everything else is very good, except Unlimited Blade Works which is excellent.
      I was speaking about anime.

      The Visual Novel is totally another matter. You can love it or hate it. I loved it, expecially Heaven’s Feel.

    • abysswalker

      From my perspective it’s not. It’s an abstract of the main route on the Visual Novel and so it misses the other two –one of them being the main theme of the movie and the third only reachable through the VN.

      If you haven’t got into the Fate/Stay Night universe and have an itch about it I suggest you watch Fate/Zero. If you like it watch Fate/Stay Night. If you like it and have a LOT of time and are into VN go for it if not just watch Unlimited Blade Works.

      • Suicunesol

        I disagree with abysswalker here. Fate/Zero is a better anime than Fate Stay/Night, but I think Fate Stay/Night introduces the world a little better because it follows the main character Shiro who is also new to the world of magi. Also, like trhvmn said, Fate/Zero might have a few spoilers.

    • ChiffonCake

      It seems that opinions vary, but I personally found it a horrendous adaptation of the VN. I get the impression that they tried to solve the classic “which route do we adapt” problem by fusing them all together, and… it didn’t turn out so good.

      Ideally, I’d say to read F/sn, and then watch F/z, as the latter has some (possibly major) spoilers for the former, though I don’t think it matters too much what order you experience them in.

    • Sergio Briceño

      It’s good, just not faithful enough to the original material because it tried too hard to be. It’s got a little of all three arcs packed into one story, that makes it feel a little different.

      Actually it’s the first anime that I loved (back when the list of anime I had watched amounted to 20). I got hooked and watched Tsukihime, another highly praised anime in it’s time that eventually became commonly considered as a horrendous adaptation. Needless to say, Tsukihime became my new favorite (it’s older and by the same author, but a different studio).

      Fate Zero isn’t good in my opinion. Not the anime or novel. I think, the fact that many people like it is that Fate turned mainstream and once something gets too popular (like FSN) you need to start hating it and loving the new thing (like FZ). If Apocrypha ever becomes an anime expect many people to start hating on Zero.

      The reason I didn’t like Zero is it just doesn’t feel like Fate, just how
      Lost Canvas doesn’t feel like Saint Seiya. In both cases the new author took one thing about the series and exploited it, namely action, and everything else took the back seat. Action was great in FSN, but it never took center stage for a reason, the story, character development and interactions were more important and they are just too boring on FZ, and LC for that matter.

    • DyLaN

      Personally, I’d say Zero is a pretty good considering tht I can’t get into F/SN anime after watching Zero anime.

      Also there a new F/SN anime project in the works so you might want to hold on abt watching Zero.

  • Would be awesome if VNs became more popular in the west and were localized in other formats instead of just PCs. Can’t wait for Danganronpa to come out for the Vita.

  • DyLaN

    Will get if there a Rider route or IrixSaber yuri end.

    ……Anything but Kotomine/Gil NTR end plz.

    • iheartyou

      I wouldn’t mind anything you said to be included, ESPECIALLY the Kotomine/Gil NTR end, since, y’know, that’s Urobuchi’s specialty. Crushing the viewers hopes and dreams via characters and heart breaking storytelling…

  • Presea

    That looks really good, like Fate Zero was excellent. I wish we can get it…

  • Ric Vazquez

    And this is exactly why we need Visual Novel studios in the west, it’s sad not to be able to play this yet since my japanese is not great right now T.T

  • Yurisaranghae

    man it will take years for it to come to the west when translated. and when it does, i’ll be probably over with animes and vn

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