Fate/stay night (フェイト/ステイナイト) is a Japanese adult visual novel game created by Type-Moon. It was originally released on January 30, 2004 for the PC as an eroge, and later released for the PlayStation 2 as an all-ages game.
It has been adapted into an anime television series, which was animated by Studio Deen and aired between January 6, 2006, through June 16, 2006. The series has been adapted into a manga series, which began serialization in the monthly Shōnen Ace magazine.
An anime film based on the Unlimited Blade Works scenario from the original visual novel was produced by Studio Deen and released on January 23, 2010 in Japanese theaters.
Fate/stay night chronicles a two-week period in the life of Shirō Emiya, an amateur mechanic who attends a school named Homurabara Academy in Fuyuki City. Ten years ago, Shirō was caught in a massive fire that incinerated his parents and consumed a large portion of the city; as he was dying, an enigmatic man discovers and treats him. This man, Kiritsugu Emiya, decides to adopt him, though the two maintain a distant relationship because of Kiritsugu's frequent departures from Fuyuki City.
Unknown to Shirō, Fuyuki City is the setting for a secret and violent war among competing magi. For the past two centuries, seven sorcerers have gathered and engaged in a Battle Royale, each gambling his or her own life to obtain the Holy Grail, a legendary chalice capable of granting wishes.
Eventually, he finds himself as one of the seven masters of those seven sorcerers - Servants - and as he fights his way to survive the onslaught of being a competitor in the Holy Grail war, he discovers his hidden potentials.
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