The BEST episodes of Fate/Apocrypha

Every episode of Fate/Apocrypha ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Fate/Apocrypha!

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.

Last Updated: 10/26/2023Network: Tokyo MXStatus: Ended
The Saint's Return
70 votes

#1 - The Saint's Return

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/17/2017

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...

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Reunion and Farewell
62 votes

#2 - Reunion and Farewell

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/10/2017

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.

Directors: Hayaku Go, Rio, Yurie Hama
Eternal Radiance
71 votes

#3 - Eternal Radiance

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/10/2017

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.

Prayer of Salvation
63 votes

#4 - Prayer of Salvation

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/8/2017

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.

Knight of Rebellion
87 votes

#5 - Knight of Rebellion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/6/2017

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.

Antares Snipe
58 votes

#6 - Antares Snipe

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/3/2017

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.

One Hundred Flames and One Hundred Flowers
73 votes

#7 - One Hundred Flames and One Hundred Flowers

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/27/2017

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.

The Holy Grail War
62 votes

#8 - The Holy Grail War

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 12/24/2017

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

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Scatter with the Flowers
75 votes

#9 - Scatter with the Flowers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/3/2017

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.

Price of Life, Redemption of Death
91 votes

#10 - Price of Life, Redemption of Death

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/23/2017

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.

Going Beyond
55 votes

#11 - Going Beyond

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 12/17/2017

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

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The Saint’s Departure
104 votes

#12 - The Saint’s Departure

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/9/2017

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.

The Last Master
67 votes

#13 - The Last Master

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/1/2017

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.

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Fate Begins to Move
93 votes

#14 - Fate Begins to Move

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/16/2017

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.

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Onset of Warfare
75 votes

#15 - Onset of Warfare

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/20/2017

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.

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Where Freedom Lies
78 votes

#16 - Where Freedom Lies

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/13/2017

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.

58 votes

#17 - Apocrypha

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/31/2017

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

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Soar Through the Sky
54 votes

#18 - Soar Through the Sky

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/26/2017

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.

Differing Paths
60 votes

#19 - Differing Paths

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/15/2017

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.

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60 votes

#20 - Traumerei

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/29/2017

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.

Apocrypha: Grail Contest
113 votes

#21 - Apocrypha: Grail Contest

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/2/2017

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.

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Jack the Ripper
57 votes

#22 - Jack the Ripper

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/22/2017

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

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Dawn of the End
59 votes

#23 - Dawn of the End

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/12/2017

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.

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From Hell
60 votes

#24 - From Hell

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/5/2017

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.

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Voice of Heaven
86 votes

#25 - Voice of Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/30/2017

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 ensure that Saber’s wish will come true.