Dark Horse is expanding on the hit anime, novel, and game series Fate from Type-Moon. Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro's Fate/Zero is a faithful manga adaptation that also offers extended scenes and never-before-seen content. The story focuses on the Fourth Holy Grail War. Seven mages must summon heroes from history to battle each other to the death. Only one mage-and-hero pair will remain to claim the Grail and have their wishes granted! Kiritsugu Emiya was once an assassin but now fights in this war to save the world from those who would destroy it with the Grail's power.
Kotaku commented on the story by saying:
It has dynamic, multifaceted characters, explores great philosophies and themes, and tops it off with large helpings of action. It also has the will to go deep into dark, psychological territory to improve both its characters and story.
Anime News Network added:
Fate/Zero has well more than enough great scenes and great dialogue . . . its strong ending does an impressive job of setting up Fate/Stay Night. As both a standalone project and a prequel, the series is an unqualified success.
Fate/Zero Volume 1 is in stores February 10, 2016.