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Fate/hollow ataraxia (フェイト/ホロウアタラクシア, Feito/horou atarakushia?) is a visual novel game created by TYPE-MOON in 2005 which is the sequel to Fate/stay night. The word "ataraxia" in the title is a Greek term for "tranquility", giving the title the combined meaning of "empty (or false) tranquility".

StoryEdit

Fatehollow PSV poster

Poster for Fate/Hollow Ataraxia PSVita

SettingEdit

The plot of Fate/hollow ataraxia is based half a year after the events of Fate/stay night. Like its preceding counterpart, the story is set in Fuyuki City. It does not appear to follow a particular route from Fate/stay night. Like Kagetsu Tohya, the story takes place in a dream world that reflects multiple timelines at once, and while the scene "Sequel" depicts the world outside of the loop, it was written in a non-serious manner and Kinoko Nasu said "It’s best if you don’t think too much about it" when questioned about its place in the timeline.[1]

PlotEdit

EclipseEdit

Collection of short side stories mostly erotic or comedy nature which can be unlocked during main scenario.

Golden bathtub
Saber visits Shirou naked during his bath with the intent to repay him all his kindness and help.
Beginners
Shirou is stranded at Rin's home during a rainy day. Both alone in an empty house they decide to remedy their previous sexual failures and make progress in their relationship.
Life of Sakura
Sakura takes Shirou into the Matou residence's garden wanting to show him the old cherry blossom tree in bloom. After she tells him the story of that tree she invites him into her room.
The backside of Kibisis
Shirou wakes up in a strange room as two naked busty beauties appear before him. It's Sakura and Rider and both want him. Truly dreamlike situation, but maybe too much dreamlike.
Himuro The Love Detective
Three-part story with Kane Himuro in the main role, in which she tries to unravel all the mysteries behind relationships between all main characters.
Sequel.
Epilogue story to the main scenario in which Bazett comes to Emiya residence begging for accommodation.

CharactersEdit

Main Characters Edit

Bazett Fraga McRemitz
A mage sent from the Mage's Association to fight the 5th War of the Holy Grail, born in Ireland, she is a descendant of an old mage family of an unusual bloodline. She is mentioned very briefly in Fate/stay night. The original Master of Lancer, she was betrayed by Kirei Kotomine and became the master of the Servant Avenger.
Caren Hortensia
An assistant exorcist and member of the Church sent to Fuyuki City to replace Kotomine after his death and report the aftermath of the 5th Holy Grail War. She acts as the mediator for the false Grail War that results from the looping four days; because she was not involved, she is able to see the strange events occurring objectively. She is noted for having a rather bizarre personality. She is actually the daughter of Kotomine.
Avenger
The 8th Servant, who was accidentally summoned in the 3rd war, who appears suddenly as Bazett's new Servant. His true name is believed to be Angra Mainyu, an evil spirit of Zoroastrianism.

Secondary charactersEdit

Shirou Emiya
Within this installment, Shirou experiences unexpected changes in personality and momentary lapses in memory, particularly related to his own skills. In reality, it was Avenger, the eighth Servant, who took possession of Shirou's form during daytime and seperated this illusion of Shirou that it make when precise act as Servant of Bazett during nighttime.
Rin Tohsaka
In the first half of the game, Rin is in London. She returns in the second half with an apparently dramatic change in personality (specifically, a penchant for cosplaying as a miko or magical girls). However, she has also become an experienced mage, demonstrating this when she was the first to logically compose an explanation as to why time has been looping for four days and when she gives Shirou advice. In Fate/hollow ataraxia, she wields the Kaleidostick, another of Zelretch's inventions, which when activated, the Kaleidostick transfers knowledge from an alternate version of its user into its current wielder, in addition to providing an ample source of Prana. However, the Kaleidostick dislikes its creator, and frequently manipulates its user into humiliating situations. In Fate/hollow ataraxia, the Kaleidostick is responsible for transforming Rin into the magical girl Kaleido-Ruby.
Other characters
While playing less prominent roles, all Masters and Servants in Fate/stay night of the 5th Holy Grail War appear again, with the exception of Kotomine, Zouken Matou, and True Assassin.

DevelopmentEdit

  • Cover for the Fate/Hollow Ataraxia PC
  • Cover for the Fate/Hollow Ataraxia PSVita
  • Fate/stay night & Fate/Hollow Ataraxia edition

Kinoko Nasu mentioned in the Fate/side material that Souichirou Kuzuki was the top character to further explore in the sequel.[2] The featured song to the original Fate/hollow ataraxia is "hollow" performed by NUMBER201 feat.rhu.

The game also was ported to Playstation Vita in 11/27/2014, and include full-voice acting, among other enhancements.[3]The contents of the Vita version is censored like Réalta Nua. It has announced that Ufotable will be animating the two openings intro. The featured songs to the Playstation Vita Fate/hollow ataraxia are "broKen NIGHT", and "hollow WORLD", both performed by Aimer. The Playstation vita edition has a new mini game called Capsule Servant, and a new version of Hanafuda game with the characters of Fate/Zero, Illya, Miyu, and Kuro of Prisma Illya, and the selectable servants (Archer, Saber, and Caster) of Fate/Extra.

Release HistoryEdit

The original PC version was released in 28th October 2005. It became one of the top selling visual novels of 2005.[4]

The Playstation Vita edition was released in 27th Novemeber 2014. The Limited Edition Bonus has a Nendoroid petite figure of Avenger.

In 30th January 2014, TYPE-MOON announced they're releasing a special bundle on the 29th January 2015 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fate franchise. The bundle comes with Fate/stay night, Fate/hollow ataraxia, Fate 10th Anniversary Art Book "Fate/Art Chronicle" and Fate/side material.

TrailersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kadokawa games Fate/hollow ataraxia PS Vita announcement
  2. "Getchu.com PC visual novel sales rankings for 2005"

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