Do you want action? Do you want awesome? Do you want, well, I can't think of anything else, but! If you're looking for an exciting anime that delves into the psyche of someone who dreams of becoming a hero, than look no further. Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works is a remake of the Fate/Stay Night UBW movie made by a company several years back. That movie, by the way? Yeah, it sucked. This anime series? Awesome.
The basic story behind Fate/Stay Night is this: Fuyuki City—a city surrounded by the ocean and the mountains becomes the setting for an age-old ritual. To realize the mythical Holy Grail, which is said to grant any wish from its possessor, seven masters are given seven heroic spirits chosen by the Grail. These heroic spirits or servants are: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin, Berserker.
Each master will enter into a contract with their assigned servants and battle the other masters and servants to the death until only one pair remains...
This is the "Holy Grail War."
This story focuses primarily on the heroine Rin Toosaka. After her father's death, Rin enters the Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Toosaka Household, with her servant Archer. But, she soon finds out that Shirou Emiya, a boy from her high school has gotten himself involved in the battles and unexpectedly saves him when he is fatally injured.
Before long, Rin sets out to strike down the conspiracies surrounding the Holy Grail War along with Shirou and his summoned servant Saber. And so, the story begins to explore the truth behind Shirou’s powers and the nature behind his unyielding will to become a "hero."
... Okay, I feel better now. Man, that was liberating.
So, mucking up the magic system to accommodate Ufotable's "no sex" policy aside, this is still a really good anime, and I would recommend it to everyone who wants a good action series with some excellent character development.
Character design: 9.5/10
Character Development: 9.5/10
Musical Composition: 8/10
Total Score: 9.333/10