Posts Tagged ‘Fate/Stay Night’

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works #010 – The Bushwhackers

December 13, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 I have to admire Ufotable and Type-Moon’s commitment to adapting Unlimited Blade Works. It seems that on top of the first two-hour long episodes they are ending the first half of this arc with another hour-long episode. I’m sure that if the budget were smaller we would not be getting this level of commitment but I thank whoever is footing the bill. This will probably be the definitive adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works.

When someone asks, “How do I get into Type-Moon?” this is probably the first thing I would point them at once it has wrapped up. This episode more than any other has shown me that this is not only a smart transfer of the visual novel to a fully animated medium but there is some strong decisions made here that actually make certain aspects surpass the original. I would never say that this makes the original visual novel obsolete but it has proven itself capable of standing side by side with its progenitor.

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Magical Witch TO-SAKA!

December 13, 2014

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/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works #009 – The Issei Strip Mahjong Game

December 7, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 In retrospect episode five was not the episode wherein Rin Tohsaka makes funny faces. It turns out that in general Unlimited Blade Works is the show where Rin Tohsaka makes funny faces. The last episode made me suspect that but this one confirmed that. I have a feeling that from now on I could easily make every post collection of nothing but Tohsaka reactions shots and no one would think it that was odd. In the show’s defense she is mega cute when they have her grandstand. It would be a waste not to take advantage of that fact.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works #008 – There’s a Shortage of Perfect Breasts in this World

November 30, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 The Eye of Sauron attacks Homurahara Academy, a villain twirls his mustachio, a pair of perfect breasts is lost, I will eventually make a Wheel of Time reference (and wonder how much people still get Wheel of Time references), and Tohsaka makes more silly faces. All in one episode. So you can’t say nothing happens this time.

Also, spoilers: Kaede Makidera killed Rider!

Oh, a quick side note: I’m going to stop mentioning Fate/Hollow Ataraxia as something that should be next up as an anime. Now that I am over half way through the game I have a far greater grasp of why it has not been turned into an anime yet. It has a great story and I am having a ton of fun but there is far more character minutia and minor lore than fighting and world shattering events. If you thought the original game was an Iron Chef visual novel with some magic sword fighting thrown in for color then Fate/Hollow Ataraxia is the whole dang Food Network. There is some meat on that bone but I am not sure there is enough for a full 26 episode series unless you want a majority of the episodes to be entirely slice of life segments. I love reading about Sakura’s struggles with the archery club but I’m not sure people want to sit through multiple episodes of going to the pool and Caster learning to cook Japanese food. Fate/Hollow Ataraxia might actually work better as two movies or maybe a 13 episode series with a focus of the main plot and just a little bit of fluff for effect. (Actually someone might have suggested that in the past to me specifically. I can’t remember.) Actually an OVA would be best but it seems like those have fallen out of favor for anything that is not goofy like Carnival Phantasm.

Second Side note: They are taking questions for Nasu & Takeuchi for the Fate/Stay Night UBW box set. You probably have to write them in Japanese to get them answered but it is probably the simplest way to ask those guys a question as they don’t seem to do conventions.

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