Posts Tagged ‘Fate/Stay Night’

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Mirror Mirror Universe

January 30, 2016

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

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Fate/Sausage Party 

January 22, 2016

Grand Order

I almost always have Kate at least glance over any articles I write just to get a second set of eyes on them. She is a fairly insightful lady and while our tastes usually align we are different enough that she sees some things I would ordinarily miss. When I wrote my 12 Servants That Need To Be Added to the Fate/Stay Night Universe post I also had it look it over. While Kate might not have any real insight into the Nasuverse and Type-Moon characters she is enough of an aficionado of history and mythology that any comments she has are extremely valuable. While she generally liked the list she did have one major comment. There were hardly any women among my picks.

I thought that was a fair comment and was going to write back a simple answer for that: There are so many female Servants that I wrote up mostly male Servants to even things out. There was no way for Kate to know that as she really only knows the following Servants: Saber, Gilgamesh, and … all the other ones. It seemed an open and shut case. Then I remembered an article I recently read. It said that if a room is filled with 17 percent women the men in the room think the gender balance is 50-50 and a room with 33 percent women will be seen as having more women than men. So that study made want to actually go and see what the gender balance is in the Fate universe when it comes to Servants.

As always some basic rules:

  1. I am only looking at the gender of Servants. Masters and other characters are a separate conversation that is worth having but is a greater question than what I wanted to look at here.
  2. I only used the list of fully spoiled Servants from Fate/Grand Order. There are more characters on the way but I am leaving them out for now. There are enough reveled Servants that I think they can be added to the mix.
  3. I left out some series where all the Servants have not been revealed. So I added in the original story of Fate/Strange Fake and its characters but left out the manga as there are still quite a few unrevealed Servants in that iteration.
  4. I left off the flashback Servants in Fate/Hollow Ataraxia. There are a few Servants seen from the 3rd Holy Grail War in the game but they are so inconsequential that they are not really worth thinking about.
  5. Any games like Fate/Tiger Colosseum and Fate/Unlimited Codes seemed enough like side story material they were not worth factoring in. Plus they don’t really unveil any new characters.
  6. Any character with no gender or an ambiguous gender were thrown into a separate category.

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Caliburn – An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age

January 16, 2016

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

  • The Last Padawan: Saber Lily
    The new event in Fate/Grand Order is a Star Wars parody.
    Yes.
    For Real.
  • No Really.
    Star Wars parody.
  • The Mirage of Camelot
    The Garden of Avalon story is getting an OST and drama CD. The most interesting part is that Sir Bedivere, Sir Kay, and Merlin seem to either bet getting new voice actors or in the case of Sir Kay getting a voice actor for the first time.
  • A Kind of Magic
    Some nice art of the magical side of Fate/Grand Oder.
  • The Fated Battle
    Arjuna and Karna meet again in fan art.
  • FAKE: SECOND
    Fate/Strange Fake volume two is on its way.
  • Significantly More Dignified Than Kamikaze Magical Girl Jeanne
    Then again it is not hard for to be far more dignified than Kamikaze Magical Girl Jeanne. Mostly Jeanne d’Arc as a high school girl.
  • Crossover Crazy
    Ever since they announced Fate/Grand Order is doing a crossover with an unnamed property people have been speculating which one it was.

    • The Impossible Dreams: I made three dream lists of titles that would be great for them to choose from. This was more a fun list than anything I think would actually happen.
    • Don’t Believe Everything You Read: A supposed list of characters that will be released for the crossover event. It could be real but you should approach it with any of the leaks you hear about on the Internet.
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Secret Holy Grail Wars

January 12, 2016

Fate/Grand Order had a big New Year’s event online event to celebrate the first few months of the game’s release as well as lay out some future developments. But the biggest piece of news was also probably the one that was equally vague. Fate/Grand Order was going to do a collaboration event in February. They did not announce what property they were doing the corssover with but speculation is running rampant. I see a lot of people predicting it will be a crossover with Kantai Collection especially after the 2014 April Fools video with Nero and Tamamo no Mae. But truth be told I know more about Love Live! than I know about KanColle and I know next to nothing about Love Live!

Therefore I thought it would be fun to imagine what Servants would be added to Fate/Grand Order if they crossover with other properties I do know really well. Theoretically the crossovers could be nothing more than some throw away Craft Essence power-ups that don’t do much more than add a little cross promotional art to the game. New servants on the other hand would really shake things up and be memorable. Plus it is more fun to write about that the more mundane reality that is far more likely to happen.

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