Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Fate/Zero. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Fate/Zero

10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
9. Basilisk
8. Hunter x Hunter
6. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
5. Drifters
4. Sword Art Online
3. The Garden of sinners
2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
1. The Future Diary

10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Synopsis – Years after an ancient evil was salvaged from the depths of the sea, Joutarou Kuujou sits peacefully within a Japanese jail cell. He’s committed no crime yet demands he not be released, believing he’s been possessed by an evil spirit capable of harming those around him. Concerned for her son, Holly Kuujou asks her father, Joseph Joestar, to convince Joutarou to leave the prison. Joseph informs his grandson that the “evil spirit” is, in fact, something called a “Stand,” the physical manifestation of one’s fighting spirit which can adopt a variety of deadly forms. After a fiery brawl with Joseph’s friend Mohammed Avdol, Joutarou is forced out of his cell and begins learning how to control the power of his Stand.

However, when a Stand awakens within Holly and threatens to consume her in 50 days, Joutarou, his grandfather, and their allies must seek out and destroy the immortal vampire responsible for her condition. They must travel halfway across the world to Cairo, Egypt and along the way, do battle with ferocious Stand users set on thwarting them. If Joutarou and his allies fail in their mission, humanity is destined for a grim fate.

Similarity –These animes are similar in the idea of calling upon another entity, either servant or stand, to aid in combat. In addition, both Fate/Zero and Jojo have beautiful color palettes, amazing writing, and great music. Not to mention that the action within both animes is phenomenal! Lastly, viewers can really feel engaged watching both animes. The scenarios presented in both animes are well thought out and make a viewer really think about how the event will play out and what tactics the heroes will employ in order to achieve victory.

9. Basilisk

Synopsis – For centuries, the Iga and Kouga ninja clans have engaged in a bitter war. But when a ceasefire is ordered by the powerful warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, the two clans are forced to put down their arms.

Years later, Gennosuke Kouga, heir of the Kouga clan, and Oboro Iga, heir of the Iga clan, have fallen in love. Through marriage, both heirs aim to bring peace to the clans. But their hopes are dashed when flames of rivalry between their clans are reignited, and they are dragged into another war.

Ieyasu’s two grandsons have both claimed to be the next heir to the shogunate. To resolve this dispute, both the Kouga and Iga are ordered to send their 10 best warriors to fight in a bloody battle royale, with each clan representing one of the potential shogunate heirs. Two scrolls with the names of the fighters are given and are to be marked in blood upon the given fighter’s death. The prize for winning is the favor of the Tokugawa shogunate for a thousand years. Torn between their love for each other and duty to their clans, Gennosuke and Oboro must ultimately decide the fate of their clans.

Similarity – Both are action anime about a group of people fighting one another to the death. In Basilisk it’s about two ninja clans fighting to determine a successor to the shogunate while in Fate Zero it’s about seven masters and their servants competing to win the holy grail. Both are action-packed, have a fair share of duels, are very engaging and have great storylines. Also, both are very tragic.

8.Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x HunterSynopsis- Hunter x Hunter is set in a world where Hunters exist to perform all manner of dangerous tasks like capturing criminals and bravely searching for lost treasures in uncharted territories. Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss is determined to become the best Hunter possible in hopes of finding his father, who was a Hunter himself and had long ago abandoned his young son. However, Gon soon realizes the path to achieving his goals is far more challenging than he could have ever imagined.

Along the way to becoming an official Hunter, Gon befriends the lively doctor-in-training Leorio, vengeful Kurapika, and rebellious ex-assassin Killua. To attain their own goals and desires, together the four of them take the Hunter Exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death. Throughout their journey, Gon and his friends embark on an adventure that puts them through many hardships and struggles. They will meet a plethora of monsters, creatures, and characters—all while learning what being a Hunter truly means.

Similarity – Similar dark setting with lots of strategic battles and an equaling amount of brutality– perfect choices for those who are fans of grey and gray morality series. Also, there are a lot of likable and interesting characters in both series– feel free choose your favorite.

Also read,10 Anime Like Hunter x Hunter


Synopsis – High school student Sota is watching the anime Elemental Symphony of Vogelchevalier when he suddenly finds himself drawn into it. When he returns to his world, the heroine of that series, the warrior-princess Selesia Uptiria, comes with him. They soon discover that this is not an isolated case, as several characters from anime, manga, and video games are being transported into what they call “the realm of the gods” by the mysterious girl Military Uniform Princess. Some Creations seek to meet their Creators, while others have more hostile purposes.


Similarity – Both of these series have the same director and they are both anime where powerful figures appear in the real world and fight each other. Fate Zero involves historical figures fighting for the Holy Grail while Re:Creators involves characters from various forms of popular media (anime/light novels/video games) fighting over the fate of the consumer world and the people who created them.

Also read,10 Anime Like Re:Creators

6. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

Synopsis – Every 12 years, mercenaries who possess the highest caliber of brute strength, cunning wit, and deadly precision gather to participate in the Zodiac Tournament. Each warrior bears the name and attributes of one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. With their pride and lives on the line, they engage in vicious combat until only the victor remains.

The 12th Zodiac Tournament begins in a desolate city, devoid of any evidence of the half million people who recently lived there. To raise the stakes, each warrior ingests a poisonous gem, thus setting a time limit on the tournament—and on their life. With one wish for the victor up for grabs, the Zodiac Warriors start their cutthroat battle for survival.

Similarity – Both are a survival anime, one with heroes fighting to the death, and one with Chinese animals (or something like that) fighting to the death. Both anime have them competing for something that grants any wish they want.

5. Drifters

Synopsis –Shimazu Toyohisa is the real-life samurai who fought in the pivotal Battle of Sekigahara. In his dying moments, Shimazu is transported to a world of magic with other famous warriors throughout history. These warriors are forced to fight each other in an endless battle.

Similarity – Both are seinen series with Battle-royale theme between heroes that transported/summoned to different era/places. They share similar theme, but Drifters more gory and brutal while Fate/Zero is more focused on Heroic action for claiming holy grail

Also read,10 Anime Like Drifters

4. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online
Synopsis – The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

Similarity – So basically both series have people involved in some kind of “game”. The servants in fate zero are similar to the game avatars in SAO because they both have abnormal supernatural powers. The music for both of these anime are made by Yuki Kajiura

Also read,10 Anime Like Sword Art Online

3. The Garden of Sinners

Synopsis – In September 1998, a string of seemingly random suicides leaves Japan baffled and devastated. But a detective agency specializing in paranormal occurrences notices that there are a few glaring, disturbing similarities tying the deceptively unrelated cases together: All the victims are schoolgirls, and all of them have jumped to their deaths from atop the ancient Fujou Building, a skyscraper that is scheduled to be bulldozed soon.

To investigate the cause of these disturbing events, the head of the agency, magus Touko Aozaki, dispatches Mikiya Kokutou and Shiki Ryougi. The kind and surprisingly normal Mikiya serves as a stark contrast to the cold and mysterious Shiki, who possesses the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception”: an abnormal ability which allows her to see, and brings, an end to all things.

Dark and philosophical in tone, Fukan Fuukei is the first installment in the seven-part movie series Kara no Kyoukai, adapted from the light novels by Kinoko Nasu.

Similarity – Both are related to Type-Moon, both are animated by ufotable, and both are scored by the one and only Yuki Kajiura (the music she did in Kara no Kyoukai is some of her best work). Both have great to amazing fights, and while Kara no Kyoukai has a slow start similar to Fate Zero, it will really be worth it in the end.

2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Synopsis – Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are regular middle school girls with regular lives, but all that changes when they encounter Kyuubey, a cat-like magical familiar, and Homura Akemi, the new transfer student.

Kyuubey offers them a proposition: he will grant any one of their wishes and in exchange, they will each become a magical girl, gaining enough power to fulfill their dreams. However, Homura Akemi, a magical girl herself, urges them not to accept the offer, stating that everything is not what it seems.

A story of hope, despair, and friendship, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica deals with the difficulties of being a magical girl and the price one has to pay to make a dream come true.

Similarity – Both are Urobuchi Gen’s works. They have the similar “fight to have your wish granted” theme. Epic masterpieces. Have unpredictable stories and twists. Most characters die.

1. The Future Diary

Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)Synopsis – Yukiteru (Yuki) Amano is a loner who never really interacts with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone, with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is not a figment of his imagination but real when Deus makes him a participant in a battle royale with eleven others. Within this “Diary Game”, the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, with each diary having unique features that give it both advantages and disadvantages.

Similarity – Both involve a survival game between a group of people aided by a supernatural power in order to win a near omnipotent power. They both feature a large variety of “players” with different motives to win. They both have fantastic, but very different soundtracks.

Also read,10 Anime Like Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)

Credits – MAL


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