5 Anime Like 'Fate/Zero'

Updated on June 25, 2018
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Fate/Zero
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Fate/Zero is an anime based on the light novel written by Gen Urobuchi. It narrates the fierce events that transpired during the fourth Holy Grail War.

It is said that among the three Holy Grail Wars that occurred in the past, not even one ended with a pleasant result. Nevertheless, whoever wins the Holy Grail War claims the right to the Holy Grail—a powerful object that has the power to grant any wish or desire. But is it worth it? Is it only as simple as winning and claiming the Holy Grail to grant any wish? What of the past Holy Grail Wars?

One thing is for sure—everyone seems to think that the fourth Holy Grail War will be different. It's time to end all wars once and for all. Summon the familiars and let the fourth Holy Grail War begin!

So with everything said, it seems that this show is overwhelmingly full of hype—and it definitely is! If I were to choose one word to describe it, I would pick the word “epic” without a second thought! As such, there is no helping but to seek more anime like it. Congratulations, fate is on your side! Listed here are five anime like Fate/Zero. Now sit back and enjoy!

Anime Similar to ‘Fate/Zero’

  1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  2. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
  3. Btooom!
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  5. Re:Creators

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica | Source

1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica has this unsettling aura that makes you think of Fate/Zero. For starters, it is about a cruel battle wherein a powerful wish is granted at the end. In order to achieve the desires of everyone involved, blood must be shed and sacrifices must be made. Hence, you can say that this show is dismally dark. It demonstrates the deadly clash of ideals—all for the end that is neither sweet nor bitter.

The story of Puella Magi Madoka Magica begins with Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki living the lives of regular girls in a regular world. Everything is normal. Nothing is out of the blue. But everything changes when a mysterious transfer student and a mythical creature simultaneously appears in their lives.

The mysterious transfer student is Homura Akemi. Her intentions are shrouded with mystery, but she seems like a good person. On the other hand, there’s the mythical creature “Kyuubey.” It can grant any wish, but at one condition—the girls must become magical girls!

At first glance, Puella Magi Madoka Magica may seem like a generic shoujo anime with the magical girl theme embedded in its core. But shockingly, this is not the case! This show is unlike many others. It makes one believe that it is common and not worth the watch. However, the truth is—this show is only for the chosen ones! It is for the people who try to defy all logic and see through the face value of everything.

Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) | Source

2. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

With its plot revolving around killing off adversaries and surviving until the end, Mirai Nikki shares an undeniable connection with Fate/Zero. It’s about a brutal survival game with an all-powerful title hanging as the prize. It’s none other than the title of “God of Space and Time.”

Mirai Nikki follows the story of Amano Yukiteru—a middle school boy who’s participating in a deadly survival game with the title of “God of Space and Time” at stake. At first, he doesn’t realize that everything is actually happening before him. But then, his phone starts predicting the future.

As everything stands, Yukiteru is part of a survival game involving future diaries. He, as well as several other participants, can read the future in various unique ways. And to settle the contest, each one of them must use their future-reading capabilities to outwit and kill one another and ultimately survive.

Mirai Nikki is very high-end in terms of story, art, and music. In fact, it is so good you’ll be forced to knock yourself out until it’s over. It is very thrilling, dramatic, and stimulating. There’s no doubt that this show is one of the greatest anime of all time. You see, I can foretell the future. I can see that you will watch this anime and be profoundly amazed by it!

Btooom!
Btooom! | Source

3. Btooom!

When it comes to survival escapades, Btooom! stands above many other shows. It possesses a high degree of action that commands unfaltering attention until the very end. It even has bombs and explosions! Wait, should I repeat that? This show has BOMBS and EXPLOSIONS—enough to blow anyone away with excitement! With its characters desperately trying to cling to life and survive, it’s your job as the viewer to witness everything and live to tell the tale of its explosive magnificence.

Btooom! tells the struggle of multiple unlucky people who are sent to an isolated island to fight it all out. The main objective is to survive and escape the island. Instead of conventional weapons though, everyone is armed with unique types of bombs. They shall all participate in a cruel fight to the death just like how it is done in “Btooom!”—the massively popular online game everyone is raving about in the world. The original idea may be an online survival game, but this time—it all takes place in real life!

To everyone who is reading this right now, watch Btooom! as soon as you can. While no news of its second season is in clear sight yet, it is still very worth it. As a matter of fact, the moment you throw a tantrum about this anime not having a continuation as of yet means that it already mesmerized you to a really high degree.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood | Source

4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

This one’s close—really, REALLY close! And what I meant by that is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood can’t get any closer to Fate/Zero in terms of resemblance than it already is. They’re both extraordinary. Their plots are excellent. The fight scenes and emotional roller-coasters are superb. Also, they’re both dark and enigmatic. Trust me, if you like watching Fate/Zero, then you’ll like watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood even more.

Years before, two brothers performed the ultimate taboo in alchemy—the resurrection of their dead mother! As a result of their reckless action, both of them succumbed to the horrors of the truth. One lost some of his limbs while the other lost his whole body. Such is the tremendous terror brought upon by upsetting the balance of the world.

Now, the two brothers are on a mission to make up for their past mistakes and find a way to prevent future tragedies from occurring. As alchemists working for the state, things have come to lead them from one thing to another. And this time, hints of an all-powerful stone has surfaced before them.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the highest rated anime of all time. Not only is it superb in every aspect, it is truly epic! That being said, I won’t blabber any more as to spoil. See it for yourself and be astounded!

Re:Creators
Re:Creators | Source

5. Re:Creators

With characters taken out from someplace and taken into the present-day world of reality, Re:Creators is a whole lot like Fate/Zero. The difference? Fate/Zero summons prominent heroes and figures from the world history and the lores of the past while Re:Creators takes noteworthy characters from anime, multimedia, and games of its world. By those things, the characters take center-stage and duke it all out to challenge one another and learn about the truth of their existence. Overall, Fate/Zero has more action and story depth, but Re:Creators is an entertaining show that you definitely should consider watching.

Souta Mizushino is a high school student who dreams of creating his own light novel someday. One day, while he was watching anime for inspiration, he suddenly got transported into the show. It all lasted for just a few moments but it was all surreal. And it didn’t stop there! The moment he returned to his own world, a surprising thing happened. He returned with company. The main heroine from the show he was watching was there with him in the real world!

It’s quite interesting how creators come up with ideas such as this anime. The wonder and marvel just never seem to end. It’s proof that imagination truly knows no bounds. Watch this show and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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