Japanator's Elliot Gay writes, "Here we go folks. The first episode of the highly anticipated Fate/Zero has come and gone. With such big names attached the project (Ufotable, Yuki Kajiura), I’d say expectations are running pretty high. As a bit of a disclaimer, I must admit that I've never read the novels of which this series is based upon. I wanted to come into things as fresh as possible."