The BEST Episodes of Fate/Apocrypha

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Network: Tokyo MX

The setting is a parallel world to Fate/stay night where the Greater Grail mysteriously disappeared from Fuyuki after the Third Holy Grail War. After many years of silence, around the same time as the Fifth Holy Grail War would have happened, the Yggdmillennia, a family of magi, openly declares their secession from the Mage's Association, and that they are in possession of the Grail. The Association dispatches fifty magi to retrieve it, and all but one are instantly slaughtered by a mysterious Servant. The one remaining manages to activate the reserve system of the Greater Grail, allowing for the summoning of fourteen Servants in total. In the city of Trifas, two factions will fight for the control of the sacred relic, each of them possessing their own team of seven Servants : the Black Faction whose members are part of Yggdmillennia, protecting the Grail, and the Red Faction whose members were sent by the Mage's Association, trying to take the Grail back. For an event of this scale, the Grail itself summons its own Servant, the holy Ruler, to oversee the conflict. This marks the start of the Great Holy Grail War.

The Saint's Triumphant Return

#1 - The Saint's Triumphant Return

Season 1 - Episode 12

Assassin of Red's Hanging Gardens of Babylon arrive over the Yggdmillennia Citadel and excavate the Greater Grail that was buried underground. The Black faction boards the flying fortress to fight off the invading Red faction, but Lancer of Black's territorial advantage wanes...

star 8.14
59 votes
Writers: Hiroki Hirano, Kiyomune Miwa, Shun Enokido, Yoshiyuki Asai
Eternal Radiance

#2 - Eternal Radiance

Season 1 - Episode 11

Saber of Black responds to Sieg's willingness to fight, the battle between Lancer of Red and Lancer of Black heats up considerably, and Darnic comes to a decision regarding his plan.

star 8.13
61 votes
Writers: Kiyomune Miwa, Tadahito Matsubayashi
Reunion and Separation

#3 - Reunion and Separation

Season 1 - Episode 22

The battle between fated adversaries intensifies, with Ruler facing off against Archer of Red and Saber of Black appearing in front of Lancer of Red.

star 8.12
52 votes
Writers: Hayaku Go, Kiyomune Miwa
Prayer of Salvation

#4 - Prayer of Salvation

Season 1 - Episode 14

Sieg works with the other homunculus to patch up the wounded when a very angry Ruler appears. Meanwhile, the remaining Yggdmillennia masters discuss what to do following Caster of Black's betrayal.

star 8.09
54 votes
Writers: Mitsutoshi Satō, Ukyō Kodachi
The Knight of Rebellion

#5 - The Knight of Rebellion

Season 1 - Episode 6

Kairi Sisigou receives a message from the Mage’s Association that a string of violent murders is taking place in Sighișoara and is probably related to the yet unaccounted for Assassin of Black. He is tasked with bringing the out of control master and servant to justice for failing to follow the principle of mystical concealment.

star 8.08
75 votes
Writers: Ukyō Kodachi, Yasuhiro Irie
Scorpio Shot

#6 - Scorpio Shot

Season 1 - Episode 21

The Great Holy Grail War resumes in midair on the Black faction's approach of the Hanging Gardens, with the servants of Red choosing their opponents to fulfill promises or curses made on the battlefield.

star 8.00
47 votes
Writers: Ukyō Kodachi, Yoshikazu Miyao
The Holy Grail War

#7 - The Holy Grail War

Season 1 - Episode 24

Shirou reaches the Great Holy Grail and states his wish while Ruler, supported by friends old and new, activates her Noble Phantasm.

star 7.98
50 votes
Writers: Susumu Nishizawa, Yūichiro Higashide
Far Beyond

#8 - Far Beyond

Season 1 - Episode 23

Saber of Red confronts Assassin of Red and Ruler struggles with Caster of Red's machinations.

star 7.95
44 votes
Writers: Shun Enokido, Tetsuo Hirakawa, Yūichiro Higashide
Like Scattered Petals

#9 - Like Scattered Petals

Season 1 - Episode 10

Sieg comes to the rescue of Rider of Black and confronts Saber of Red. Berserker of Black also arrives and attacks, while her master Caules Yggdmillenia struggles with the choices he has in the form of the Command Spells.

star 7.94
64 votes
Writers: Ayumi Sekine, Masayuki Kojima
The Saint Departs

#10 - The Saint Departs

Season 1 - Episode 2

A girl lost in thought on a bus ride in the night – Ruler. Unusually summoned through the union of her spirit and a French girl, she feels something is amiss in the war to come. To fulfill her role as Ruler over this war, she departs for Trifas.

star 7.91
98 votes
Writers: Yoshiyuki Asai, Yuichiro Higashide
A Hundred Flames, A Hundred Flowers

#11 - A Hundred Flames, A Hundred Flowers

Season 1 - Episode 9

Berserker of Black suddenly comes across the master of Assassin of Red, Shirou Kotomine. Berserker of Red returns to the battlefield under the control of Caster of Black, causing more confusion among the participants of the Great Holy Grail War. Archer of Black and Rider of Red engage in a battle of teacher against pupil.

star 7.89
66 votes
Writers: Daiki Mori, Ukyō Kodachi
The Last Master

#12 - The Last Master

Season 1 - Episode 13

In the Hanging Gardens, Shirou lays bare his wish for the Holy Grail, while on the ground Rider of Black is forced to act against his own by his master Celenike Yggdmillennia.

star 7.88
59 votes
Writers: Yoshikazu Miyao, Yuichiro Higashide
The Last First Light

#13 - The Last First Light

Season 1 - Episode 19

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are quickly leaving Romania, forcing the remaining Yggdmillennia masters, Ruler and Kairi Sisigou to formulate the best plan of action to intercept the flying fortress.

star 7.87
52 votes
Writers: Ayumi Sekine, Masayuki Kojima
Though Our Paths Diverge

#14 - Though Our Paths Diverge

Season 1 - Episode 15

New allies and old enemies reform their ranks as the change of ownership of the Greater Grail leaves various parties reminiscing on their past and the road taken.

star 7.85
55 votes
Writers: Ayumi Sekine, Tadahito Matsubayashi
Life's Cost, Death's Redemption

#15 - Life's Cost, Death's Redemption

Season 1 - Episode 4

A rampaging Berserker of Red is rapidly approaching the Yggdmillennia citadel, prompting them to respond. Meanwhile, the homunculus boy ponders the meaning of his existence and the conversation he had with Archer of Black.

star 7.82
82 votes
Writers: Yoshikazu Miyao, Yuichiro Higashide
The First Steps of Fate

#16 - The First Steps of Fate

Season 1 - Episode 3

A homunculus boy awakens in his incubation tank. Assaulted with visions of the fate of his comrades, he manages to escape confinement. Unfortunately, he lacks the strength to make it to the outside world and is instead found collapsed on the ground by Rider of Black.

star 7.79
85 votes
Writers: Mitsutaka Noshitani, Ukyō Kodachi

#17 - Träumerei

Season 1 - Episode 17

Ruler takes Sieg out on a date in Trifas under the guise of luring out Assassin of Black but ends up enjoying this reverie more than she expected.

star 7.78
54 votes
Writers: Naomi Nakayama, Yuichiro Higashide
The War Begins

#18 - The War Begins

Season 1 - Episode 8

Assassin of Red’s Noble Phantasm, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, is activated as the Red faction prepares its all-out assault on the Black faction’s citadel. The Great Holy Grail War enters a new violent phase while Ruler and Sieg make their way to the battlefield.

star 7.77
65 votes
Writers: Hiroki Hirano, Ukyō Kodachi
Jack the Ripper

#19 - Jack the Ripper

Season 1 - Episode 16

Assassin of Black moves closer to Trifas on their killing spree, forcing the remaining members of the Yggdmillenia clan to act against them.

star 7.76
50 votes
Writers: Kenichi Imaizumi, Kiyomune Miwa

#20 - Apocrypha

Season 1 - Episode 25

A boy once stood opposed to Shirou's wish, wielding a sword to fulfill his own. Thus the wishes intertwined into "Apocrypha."

star 7.74
46 votes
Writers: Yoshiyuki Asai, Yūichiro Higashide
Where Freedom Lies

#21 - Where Freedom Lies

Season 1 - Episode 7

Fiore Yggdmillenia, who was also visiting Sighișoara to contact the master of Assassin of Black, unfortunately runs into Kairi Sisigou and is engaged in battle.

star 7.71
70 votes
Writers: Kiyomune Miwa, Yoshiyuki Asai
Dashing in the Sky

#22 - Dashing in the Sky

Season 1 - Episode 20

The masters and servants of the reformed Black Faction renew their convictions as they head out for what they plan to be the last battle of the Great Holy Grail War.

star 7.67
46 votes
Writers: Kiyomune Miwa, Pyeon-Gang Ho
Apocrypha: The Great Holy Grail War

#23 - Apocrypha: The Great Holy Grail War

Season 1 - Episode 1

The freelance necromancer Kairi Sisigou is called to the Mage’s Association in London for a special request. There, he is asked to participate in the Great Holy Grail War to recover the stolen Greater Grail system of Fuyuki. In this great war, seven masters and servants of the Red faction will battle against seven masters and servants of the Black faction in the city of Trifas, Romania.

star 7.63
102 votes
Writers: Yoshiyuki Asai, Yuichiro Higashide
From Hell

#24 - From Hell

Season 1 - Episode 18

With her Command Spells, the master of Assassin of Black unleashes a vision of Hell within the mist. To those caught in it, the tormenting trap is all but inescapable.

star 7.62
52 votes
Writers: Ukyō Kodachi, Yasuhiro Irie
Voice From Above

#25 - Voice From Above

Season 1 - Episode 5

Saber of Black devotes his heart to the boy who desired freedom. In his last moments, Ruler promises that she will grant the boy that freedom and insure that Saber’s wish will come true.

star 7.31
77 votes
Writers: Takuya Igarashi, Yuichiro Higashide