Fate/stay night

Japanese visual novel, manga, and anime series

Fate/stay night (Japanese: フェイト/ステイナイト, Hepburn: Feito/Sutei Naito) is a Japanese visual novel. It was developed by Type-Moon. At first, it was released as an adult game for Windows. There is a manga series by Datto Nishiwaki based on this visual novel. It was published in Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine Shōnen Ace. A 24-episode anime series was created by Studio Deen. It aired in Japan between January and June 2006. A second anime television series, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works was produced by Ufotable. It aired between October 2014 and June 2015.

Fate/stay night
(Feito/sutei naito)
GenreDark fantasy[1]
PublisherType-Moon (Windows)
Kadokawa Shoten (PS2, Vita)
GenreEroge, Visual novel
PlatformWindows, PS2, PS Vita
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2004
Anime television series
Directed byYuji Yamaguchi
Produced byMasaaki Saito
Written byTakuya Satō
Music byKenji Kawai
StudioStudio Deen
Licensed by
Original networkTV Saitama, CTC, KBS, tvk, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, TV Aichi, AT-X
English network
Original run January 7, 2006 June 17, 2006
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Written byDatto Nishiwaki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicShōnen, seinen
MagazineShōnen Ace (2006–2009)
Young Ace
Original runFebruary 2006December 2012
Original video animation
Directed bySeiji Kishi
Produced byYūji Higa
Written byMakoto Uezu
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
ReleasedDecember 31, 2011
Runtime12 minutes
Anime television series
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
Directed byTakahiro Miura
Written byKinoko Nasu
Music byHideyuki Fukasawa
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11
Original run October 4, 2014 June 27, 2015
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - sunny day
Directed byTakahiro Miura
Written byKinoko Nasu
Music byHideyuki Fukasawa
Licensed by
ReleasedOctober 7, 2015
Runtime10 minutes

Fate/stay night is the "highest selling visual novel" in 2004 of the adult game retailer Getchu.com.[2] Readers of Dengeki G's Magazine ranked the game second in a list of "most interesting bishōjo games" in August 2007.[3]


  1. Kimlinger, Carl (January 31, 2007). "Fate/stay night DVD 1 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  2. "Getchu.com PC visual novel sales rankings for 2004". Retrieved 2006-11-30.
  3. "読者が選ぶ MY BEST ギャルゲーランキング" [Readers Choose My Best Galge Rankings]. Dengeki G's Magazine (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved February 15, 2013.