Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
|Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works|
|Directed by||Yuji Yamaguchi|
|Screenplay by||Takuya Satō|
|Based on||Fate/stay night
|Music by||Kenji Kawai|
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|Running time||105 minutes|
Fate/stay night the Movie: Unlimited Blade Works (劇場版 フェイト/滞在ナイトアンリミテッドブレイドワークス） suteinaitoanrimiteddobureidowākusu?) is a 2010 Japanese anime fantasy action film directed by Yuji Yamaguchi. The movie was released in Japan on January 23, 2010 on 12 screens and grossed 37,699,500 yen. Unlimited Blade Works covers the events of the second route of the visual novel Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. The DVD and Blu-ray version was released on October 31, 2010 in Japan, with Sentai Filmworks releasing the DVD and Blu-ray to North America on June 12, 2012.
Shirou Emiya is an average student that is dragged into a war over the Holy Grail, an item that can fulfill any wish or desire. The contestants all use spirit servants to fight each other, however as Emiya is a newcomer and unskilled he must join together with Rin Tohsaka to survive the battles. This is only a temporary solution, as Tohsaka's spirit servant Archer greatly dislikes Emiya for an unknown reason.
|Character||Japanese voice||English voice|
|Saber||Ayako Kawasumi||Michelle Ruff|
|Archer||Junichi Suwabe||Liam O'Brien|
|Rin Tohsaka||Kana Ueda||Mela Lee|
|Shirou Emiya||Noriaki Sugiyama||Sam Riegel|
|Caster||Atsuko Tanaka||Tara Platt|
|Shinji Matou||Hiroshi Kamiya||Doug Erholtz|
|Kirei Kotomine||Jouji Nakata||Jamieson Price|
|Illyasviel von Einzbern||Mai Kadowaki||Stephanie Sheh|
|Taiga Fujimura||Miki Itou||Julie Ann Taylor|
|Lancer||Nobutoshi Canna||Tony Oliver|
|Sakura Matou||Noriko Shitaya||Sherry Lynn|
|Assassin||Shinichiro Miki||David Vincent|
|Berserker||Tadahisa Saizen||Michael McConnohie|
|Gilgamesh||Tomokazu Seki||Grant George|
|Rider||Yu Asakawa||Karen Strassman|
|Soichiro Kuzuki||Kazuhiro Nakata||Patrick Seitz|
|Kiritsugu Emiya||Rikiya Koyama||Kirk Thornton|
|Voice ~Tadoritsuku Basho~||Sachi Tainaka|
DVD Talk wrote that the movie was "basically a clip-show" and that while it the action was polished, it had "a rushed, incomplete feeling" and was for "fans of the series only". A reviewer for the Anime News Network gave an overall positive review but mentioned that the film felt like it had been overly edited.
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- "Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works" Anime Movie". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 20 December 2012. Manga Entertainment will release the DVD and Blu-ray on September 30th 2013.
- "Review: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works". DVD Talk. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Review: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works". Anime News Network. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works at the Internet Movie Database