The Sea at the End of the World

The Sea at the End of the World is an anime episode of Fate/Zero that was released on 06/15/2012

Synopsis

Saber vs. Berserker, Archer vs. Rider, another hero will fall and a secret will be revealed.

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Plot Summary

Rider: Join me Gilgamesh
Rider: Join me Gilgamesh

Kiritsugu is walking over to Kirei's location while Gilgamesh materializes in front of Rider and Weaver. Weaver states his heart is dancing. Meanwhile, Saber rides her motorcycle into a parking lot, and suddenly, Berserker ambushes Saber and destroys her motorcycle. As Rider pours wine for Gilgamesh and himself, Gilgamesh asks about Rider's Gordius Wheel. Gilgamesh states that he wants to fight Rider at his full strength, but Rider says he is far from perfect. The two drink wine, and Rider asks Gilgamesh if he could join his army. With Gilgamesh's Noble Phantasm, Rider says his army would be the greatest in the world, and Gilgamesh laughs. The two servants throw their wine glass up in the air, and Rider tells Weaver that this may be his last battle. Rider uses his Noble Phantasm where his reality marble takes them back to the vast desert. He leads his army against Gilgamesh.

Berserker's identity revealed
Berserker's identity revealed

At the parking lot, Berserker fires at Saber who dodges the bullets. Elsewhere, Kariya is in agony while Sakura asks him why he is in pain and if Kariya is going to save her. When Sakura mentions seeing her mother, Kariya sees Aoi staring at him, and he screams in sheer guilt. Saber uses her wind magic on the car to make it act like a shield against Berserker. Berserker destroys the car, and Saber charges at her foe. However, her sword is stopped by Berserker. She notes that Berserker might know her, and she asks Berserker to name himself. Berserker begins to laugh, and as the black mist reveals his body, Saber realizes Berserker is Arondight. The man who is Berserker reveals his face to Saber. When Saber asks why, Berserker attacks Saber. She remembers what Rider's words meant, and Saber realizes her ideals has reduced Arondight Lancelot to this form.

In the desert, Gilgamesh activates his Gate of Babylon to bring out a golden object that activates a stream of red aura. The red aura turns into a brilliant sword with a golden hilt and a red and black top. It's name is Enuma Elish. Rider dodges the shock wave and over the chasm. The sky breaks, and Weaver notes that sword can obliterate anything. Rider's army dematerializes into the abyss as the reality marble shatters. Now, both Rider and Gilgamesh are on the bridge. Rider asks Weaver if he would serve as his retainer. Weaver cries; he states that he will serve Rider and that he shares the same dream. Rider takes Weaver off his horse, and he tells him to live. He also tells Weaver to share the tale of his life to everyone.

Then, Rider charges in, and Gilgamesh uses his Gate of Babylon to rain down weapons on Rider. With Rider's horse down, Rider charges at Gilgamesh while getting skewered by Gilgamesh's weapons. However, Gilgamesh binds Rider with chains which stops Rider in his tracks before he could slash at Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh stabs Rider with his Enuma Elish, and Rider states that he did wake up. He tells Rider to challenge him anytime, and he promise Rider that he will never get tire of conquest. After Rider states his last words about how his heartbeat is like Oceanus and dematerializes, Gilgamesh asks Weaver if he is Rider's master. Weaver states that he is Rider's retainer, and Gilgamesh notices that Weaver has no Command Seals. Weaver states that he was ordered to live, and Gilgamesh commends him for his loyalty. Weaver breaks down into tears, and Kirei utters an incantation while Kiritsugu continues moving on.

Points of Interest

  • Arondight Lancelot is the true identity of Berserker.
  • Gilgamesh's sword is called Enuma Elish which is an anti-world Noble Phantasm.
  • Rider to Weaver: Watch to the end, and then tell the story. Tell them of your king, of Iskander's charge!
  • Rider's horse is named Bucephalus.
  • Kariya is becoming more delirious as he sees Sakura and Aoi.
  • Rider's Last Words: My heartbeat itself was the sound of Oceanus's waves.

Miscellaneous

  • Japanese Episode Name: "Saihate no umi" (最果ての海)
  • 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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Emiya Kiritsugu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rikiya Koyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kirei Kotomine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Weaver Velvet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Namikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rider (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akio Ohtsuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gilgamesh ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Saber ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayako Kawasumi ( 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)
Sakura Matou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Noriko Shitaya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Aoi Tohsaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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Ei Aoki Director
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.
Gen Urobuchi Original Concept Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese author and the original creator of the Fate/Stay Night series.
Yuki Kajiura Music A anime composer who is known for providing music anime created by Bee Train and the .hack series.

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