Fate/Stay Night Co-Creator Talks About The Upcoming Anime

By Sato . January 31, 2014 . 11:30am


We recently found out that a new Fate/Stay Night anime series will begin airing this fall in Japan. Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the Fate/Stay Night game, and creator Kinoko Nasu of Type-Moon had a few words to share with fans on his blog about the upcoming anime by ufotable.


After wishing readers a belated Happy New Year, Nasu notes that the day is January 30th, meaning it was the 10th anniversary of Fate. He thanks fans for making this dream come true and also for the continued support of the past ten years.


Next, he talks about the upcoming Fate/Stay Night anime.


“For any creator, their own work is almost like their own kids,” says Nasu. “You’d want them to grow as healthy as possible, and that’s how we raised Fate. As time went by, so did its childhood days, and we’ll most likely be seeing a different side [of Fate/Stay Night]. We’re putting in a lot of effort to make something with a new appeal, while staying true to its foundation.”


As mentioned in our previous report, anime studio ufotable mentioned that the production staff and viewers might see the new Fate/Stay Night anime as a “sequel to Fate/Zero”. Here’s what Kinoko Nasu told staff members during their first production meeting regarding this, which he also shared in his blog post:


“This might be a little extreme, but in terms of story and picture, please think of [Fate/Stay Night] as a different thing from Zero. Stay Night’s goals and Zero’s goals are different things. If we were to impertinently connect the two, the story and mood would be ruined. Stay Night and Zero were written by different authors and have different stories, so they must both be respected in such a way.”


Nasu felt a little unreasonable and thought that he was taking the risk of saying something irrational, but was relieved to hear the staff members respond with, “Of course, we understand. This is not a sequel to Zero, but a new Stay Night.”


The new Fate/Stay Night anime will begin airing this fall in Japan.

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  • Brimfyre

    I feel such a divide when it comes to the two authors and Zero and Stay Night.

    I originally got into FSN, and personally I love everything Nasu has done, and his other stories are the type of thing I just really enjoy. Quirky characters, a huge interconnected well conceived rich universe.

    However, I recognize that Zero was a far better story in terms of drama, action and character development. And I love Fate/Zero. But for whatever reason, I can’t get into Gen Urobuchi other works. I’ve tried, and I typically really like darker stuff like he writes, but something about it never captures my interest.

    Fate/Zero is just kind of a thing of magic, where two really creative minds together created something really powerful.

    • I think it helps that Urobuchi could only go so far in the Fate universe. Normally, his stories tend to be much more depraved and it’s hard to digest them beyond a point. I played and liked Saya no Uta, but it left me in depression for an entire day, and I was very disturbed afterwards. I never touched another Urobuchi game after that.

      • Aleister Crowley

        I think that Saya no Uta is the most depressing/extreme thing he has.
        Iirc, there are 3 ending: Bad, Worse, Eldritch Nightmare.

        His other stuff? Downer, (except for Gargantia), but not that bad.

        • Zak Ledward

          Saya no Uta wasn’t that depressing if you just went, “F*ck everyone aside from MC and Saya,” and went with the “True” end. That or be a “Love after death” freak and get Saya ending 2. Or you can be a emotional wreck and get Saya ending 1…whatever works

        • There’s gonna be second season of gargantia later… Who knows what’s gonna happen….

      • Shippoyasha

        Most Urobuchi material is there to be provocative though. Saya is the furthest he would probably push a concept and everything since at least offers some glimpse of hope in his stories. Just seems to me that he creates a lot of dour scenarios that when the protagonists get something done, it is more emotionally satisfying for it. Even totally dour shows like Phantom Requiem for the Phantom had some good moments of respite despite everybody realizing the plot is headed for tragedy.

    • RaineNythra

      Character development? Fate/Zero? What. The only only person who underwent any real change over the course of the series is Kotomine. Every one else was the same from start to finish, excepting Kiritsugu and his complete 180 in final 5 minutes of the very last episode.

      • Alberto Maytorena

        What about Waver? And the painful transformation Kariya underwents in erlier episodes? And the whole backstory of Kiritsugu?

  • Natat

    Tsukihime, Nasu… please…

    • RichyGaming

      I read the manga and it was awesome. Definitely needs an anime.

      • But it has an—[shot killed destroyed trampled by cows]

        • ShimaPantsu

          Shhh..nobody has to know.

          • Aleister Crowley

            That’s because there is nothing to know.

        • *Backstabbed*


      • MrTyrant

        And we are waiting for the visual novel remake for years. You can play the fighter game on pc Melty Blood.

      • Oh yes…it does need one. lol

    • Ereek

      I don’t know, the appeal to Tsukihime for me was how Shiki slowly went crazy in almost every route…except for the route they’d no doubt animate (Arcueid).

      I can understand the desire for a remake of the anime, but I doubt it would appeal to me. I am going to eat up the VN remake when it comes out, though. Probably in 2020.

      • Natat

        2020? Pretty optimistic there.

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Still, the REST of the world cares. A tsukihime remake is something every anime fan and VN fan alike needs. Except you of course.

        • Ereek

          I knew someone was going to say something like that; a bit of an overreaction, don’t you think?

          Clearly I’m not saying they shouldn’t remake it. I’m just saying it’s not something I personally favor.

  • BlueTree

    Man, explaining revision to the public has to be a huge pain in the ass. Especially when the frame of reference is that it can consistently mean “I’m getting ripped off.”

  • Aleister Crowley

    Huh, so apparently it really is going to be something like a new route. Awsome.

  • Ereek

    Rider up front with Archer!

    Maybe, possibly, she’ll finally be given the love she deserves!
    (Am I being too optimistic?)

    • InvestedInYourFuture

      She’s upfront because she is one of three primary servants.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Can’t wait for this!

  • Guest

    all three routes in one route and more(well you can call it a new route ) with a touch of zero perfect ! just the way i like it lol

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Stop screwing around and make a Melty Blood anime already!

  • DyLaN

    Quote frm the director interview in T-M Ace magazine:

    Miura: The content of Fate/Stay Night should be assembled to follow the vector introduced by Fate/Zero, we are following that logic. If we succeed things should become interesting. There is one more thing, from the time I received the post of director I decided one thing. That is to draw precisely the character who is Emiya Shirou. Shirou who is incomplete as a magician and doesn’t possess any worthwile talent in the first stage of the story, adding to that Saber who is tied to an incomplete summoning, who doesn’t receive enough mana and who can’t fight at full strength. Despite this while claiming to Saber “Women shouldn’t fights”, he still throw himself in the frontine. Drawing him like this could make him a very annoying character with one wrong move. But playing the original game I realized he wasn’t just an idiot who wanted to become a hero, but someone who’s heart is warped somewhere. Why did he become this way, by understanding and despiting this I’m sure he could become a very attractive protagonist.

  • Johnny Kim

    If Ufoldable production adds the Avalon scene at the very end of the last episode. I’m going to consider this a master piece. However, at the same time, I have to say no because this does not fit the UBW route compare to the Fate route : (

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