Fate/Apocrypha (フェイト/アポクリファ, Feito/Apokurifa?) is a TV anime series based on the Fate/Apocrypha novel. It is directed by Yoshiyuki Asai and animated by A-1 PicturesWP, started airing July 2, 2017 on TV.[1] The series ran for 25 episodes. Yuuichirou Higashide wrote the scripts, Yuukei Yamada designed the characters, and Masaru Yokoyama composed the music. Episodes 1-12 of the series were released on Netflix outside of Japan on November 7, 2017.[1]




The first limited Blu-Ray box for the series was released in Japan on December 27, 2017, and the second on March 28, 2018. Both contain multiple goodies, and notably invitation cards for the Fate/Apocrypha -Epilogue Event-, which was held on April 28 and 29, 2018 in the Tokyo Grand Hall. The second box also includes a light novel by Yuuichirou Higashide titled Fate/Apocrypha: Side of Survivor, telling the travels of Rider of Black after the end of the main story.[2][3][4]


It received two recap episodes with narration by Astolfo and Shakespeare: The first was called Fate/Apocrypha 第12.5話「聖杯大戦開幕編」 (Fate/Apocrypha Episode 12.5 Seihai Taisen Douran-hen?) that was released in September 24, 2017 and the Fate/Apocrypha 第19.5話「聖杯大戦動乱編」 (Fate/Apocrypha Episode 19.5 Seihai Taisen Kaimaku-hen?), that was was released in November 18, 2017.

# Title Original airdate English airdate
1 Apocrypha: The Great Holy Grail War
Transcription: "Gaiten: Seihai Taisen" (Japanese: 外典:聖杯大戦)
July 2, 2017 N/A
2 "The Appearance of the Saints"
Transcription: "Seijo no Shuttatsu" (Japanese: 聖女の出立 )
July 9, 2017 N/A
3 "First Step of Fate"
Transcription: "Arukidasu Unmei" (Japanese: 歩き出す運命)
July 16, 2017 N/A
4 "Price of Life, Redemption of Death"
Transcription: "Nama no Daishō, Shi no Tsugunai"< (Japanese: 生の代償、死の償い)
July 23, 2017 N/A
5 "Will of Heaven"
Transcription: "Ten no Koe" (Japanese: 天の声)
July 30, 2017 N/A
6 "Knight of Rebellion"
Transcription: "Hangyaku no Kishi" (Japanese: 叛逆の騎士)
August 6, 2017 N/A
7 "Where Freedom Lies"
Transcription: "Jiyū no Arika" (Japanese: 自由の在処)
August 13, 2017 N/A
8 "The Beginning of the War"
Transcription: "Kaisen no Noroshi" (Japanese: 開戦の狼煙)
August 20, 2017 N/A
9 "Hundreds of Flames and Hundreds of Flowers"
Transcription: "Hyaku no Honō to Hyaku no Hana" (Japanese: 百の焔と百の華)
August 27, 2017 N/A
10 "Scattered Flower"
Transcription: "Hana to Chiru" (Japanese: 花と散る、金星の女神)
September 3, 2017 N/A
11 "Eternal Radiance"
Transcription: "Eien no Kagayaki" (Japanese: 永遠の輝き)
September 10, 2017 N/A
12 "The Holy Man Returns Triumphant"
Transcription: "Seijin no Gaisen" (Japanese: 聖人の凱旋)
September 17, 2017 N/A
12.5 "The Beginning of the Great Holy Grail War Arc"
Transcription: "Seihai Taisen Kaimaku-hen" (Japanese: 聖杯大戦開幕編)
September 24 2017 N/A
13 "The Last Master"
Transcription: "Saigo no Masutā" (Japanese: 最後のマスター)
October 1, 2017 N/A
14 "Prayer of Salvation"
Transcription: "Kyūsei no Inori" (Japanese: 救世の祈り)
October 8, 2017 N/A
15 "Differing Paths"
Transcription: "Michi wa Chigae do" (Japanese: 道は違えど)
January 25, 2017 N/A
16 "Jack the Ripper"
Transcription: "Jakku za Rippā" (Japanese: ジャック・ザ・リッパー)
FOctober 22, 2017 N/A
17 "Träumerei"
Transcription: "Toroimerai" (Japanese: トロイメライ)
October 29, 2017 N/A
18 "From Hell"
Transcription: "Furomu Heru" (Japanese: フロム・ヘル)
November 5, 2017 N/A
19 "Dawn of the End"
Transcription: "Owari no Asa" (Japanese: 終わりの朝)
November 12, 2017 N/A
19.5 "The Disturbance of the Great Holy Grail War Arc"
Transcription: "Seihai Taisen Dōran-hen" (Japanese: 聖杯大戦動乱編)
November 18, 2017 N/A
20 Soar Through the Sky
Transcription: "Sora o Kakeru" (Japanese: 空を駆ける)
November 25, 2017 N/A
21 "Antares Snipe"
Transcription: "Tenkatsu Issha" (Japanese: 天蠍一射)
December 2, 2017 N/A
22 "Reunion and Farewell"
Transcription: "Saikai to Betsuri" (Japanese: 再会と別離)
December 9, 2017 N/A
23 "Going Beyond"
Transcription: "Kanata e To" (Japanese: 彼方へと)
December 16, 2017 N/A
24 "The Holy Grail War"
Transcription: "Seihai Sensō" (Japanese: 聖杯戦争)
December 23, 2017 N/A
25 "Apocrypha"
Transcription: "Apokurifa" (Japanese: アポクリファ)
December 30, 2017 N/A

Adaptation Differences[]

  • Fiore Forvedge Yggdmillennia calls Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia uncle instead of grandfather.
  • Assassin of Red's dove familiars are absent.
  • Ruler is present for when Saber of Black gives his heart to Sieg, unlike the novel where she doesn't meet Sieg until she comes searching for him after hearing from Rider of Black that Saber gave his heart to a homunculus. She therefore doesn't go to Fortress of Millennia to question the Black Faction about Saber's sudden disappearance.
  • The Black Faction arrive in the forest and question Rider of Black about what happened to Saber shortly after the incident transpired, instead of Rider reporting it sometime afterward in the fortress.
  • Ruler drops Sieg off at Serge's house and heads out alone, unlike the novel where they spend the night there and head out together.


  • Opening Theme:
  • "Eiyū Unmei no Uta" (英雄 運命の詩; The Song of a Hero's Fate) by EGOISTWP (Episodes 1-12)
  • "ASH" by LiSAWP (Episodes 13-24)
  • Ending Theme:
  • "Désir" by GarnideliaWP (Episodes 1-12, 25)
  • "KOE" by ASCAWP (Episodes 13-24)




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