Bloody Battle on the Mion River

Bloody Battle on the Mion River is an anime episode of Fate/Zero that was released on 04/15/2012


The battle against Caster continues as the Heroes have no way of stopping him. Toki is trying to appeal to Archer to use his Noble Phantasm to obliterate the monster. Kiri meanwhile, is planning to destroy the source of the monsters powers.

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Plot Summary

Gilgamesh: You dare attack me, Mongrel?
Gilgamesh: You dare attack me, Mongrel?

Two aircrafts patrol Fuyuki City's sky while Saber is still battling Caster's tentacle monster. From the sky, Rider attacks the beast. Weaver and Irisviel notes that the beast is healing while Lancer states that he needs a clear shot at Caster. At the bridge, Ryuunosuke gets excited about the carnage. At the church, Risei is ashamed that this is happening. He asks Kirei about Tokiomi. Kirei replies that Tokiomi and Archer are on the battle field. Risei instructs Kirei to assist Tokiomi. High above, Archer notes how disgusting this sight is, and Tokiomi asks Archer to destroy the beast. Archer fires some shots at Caster's beast, but it has no effect due to the regeneration. Archer wishes to leave because he does not want to taint his weapons by the beast. Tokiomi begs Archer to destroy the beast with Ea, yet Archer does not want his greatest weapon to be tainted. The same two airplanes spot a UFO and a strange light. When an airplane gets too close, Caster's beast's tentacles capture the plane and eats it. Caster laughs manically, and the beast sprouts eyes. The pilot of Diablo-1 prepares to suicide bomb the beast to avenge his fallen friend. The others spot Berserker on the Diablo-1's plane, and Berserker takes control of the plane. Tokiomi goes off to to confront Kariya while Berserker takes on Archer.

The dogfight between Archer and Berserker gets intense as Berserker fires missiles at Archer. Archer soars through the sky and from behind Archer's ship, he fires at the missiles. Tokiomi meets up with Kariya and states how much the Matou family has fallen. Kariya asks Tokiomi why he has given Sakura away to the Matou family. Tokiomi states that a family with two children faces a dilemma because one child inherits all of the magic while the other face mediocrity as a normal person. With Rin and Sakura displaying great potential, Tokiomi states that he has give both of them a chance by giving Sakura up. Kariya finds Tokiomi's answers absurd since both sisters would have to fight each other. In the sky, Berserker struggles to get his missiles locked on Archer who destroys all of Berserker's attacks. Kariya vows to slaughter all mages including Zatou and Tokiomi. Tokiomi prepares to use fire magic as Kariya sends his swarm to attack Tokiomi.

On the river, Saber and others battle Caster's beast while Ryuunosuke feels delighted and gets hysterical about seeing all the gore. However, Ryuunosuke gets shot in the abdomen. He finds his wound beautiful, and Kiritsugu finishes off Ryuunosuke with a head shot from afar. Caster feels sad that his master has died, and he prepares to fulfill his master's wishes by doing the coolest thing. Kiritsugu talks with Maiya and explains that Saber's Noble Phantasm is the only one to destroy Caster's beast in one blow. However, Lancer's curse will not allow Saber to use her attack.

Points of Interest

  • Caster's master, Ryuunosuke Uryuu, is the first master to die. Kiritsugu use a sniper rifle to shoot Ryuunosuke's abdomen and then, a head shot to end his life.
  • Ryuunosuke's last words: I wish you'd just told me that it was inside me all along. He dies with a smile on his face.


  • Japanese Episode Name: "Miongawa Kessen" (未遠川血戦)
  • Opening Theme: "to the beginning" by Kalafina
  • Ending Theme: "Up on the Sky, the Wind Sings" by Haruna Luna

Characters & Voice Actors

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Weaver Velvet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Namikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rider (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akio Ohtsuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lancer (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hikaru Midorikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Irisviel von Einzbern ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Ohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Saber ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayako Kawasumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ryuunosuke Uryuu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Risei Kotomine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Masashi Hirose ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kirei Kotomine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gilgamesh ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tokiomi Tohsaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sho Hayami ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Berserker (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryotaro Okiayu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kariya Matou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tarusuke Shingaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Emiya Kiritsugu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rikiya Koyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Caster (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satoshi Tsuruoka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Aoi Tohsaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rin Tohsaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sakura Matou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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Ei Aoki Director
Gen Urobuchi Original Concept Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese author and the original creator of the Fate/Stay Night series.
Takashi Takeuchi Original Concept Character artist and cofounder of Type Moon, who's work includes the originals of Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night, Kara no Kyoukai, and CANAAN.
Yuki Kajiura Music A anime composer who is known for providing music anime created by Bee Train and the .hack series.
Kalafina OP Song: "to the beginning"
Luna Haruna ED Song: "Up on the Sky, the Wind Sings"


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