Fate/Apocrypha #13: Everyone is Switching Sides

hisui_icon_4040_round Since the first episode of Juni Taisen: Zodiac War just came out I just wanted to comment on this before I began the post properly. I think most people’s reaction to the show is the same, “Oh. So this is a Fate Holy Grail War with Chinese Zodiac warriors instead of characters from history. You even have a “you get a wish if you kill off everyone else premise.” If you know anything about Nisio Isin you know that he loves to take a popular genre and twist and subvert the general premise. This leads to his work having a very polarizing effect. More than anything else this is interesting because it means that the magical Battle Royale concept has become popular enough that Nisio Isin felt obligated to make it the focus of his next title. I’m guessing his target was the Battle Royale idea in general but I think it says volumes that he set up his story in an extremely Fate like fashion.

If anything it feels like a sign that Type-Moon has finally made it. (That and all the department store tie-ins for the Heaven’s Feel movies.)

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The Reverse Thieves Summer 2017 Anime Awards

We’re highlighting each anime season with a mini-version of our end of the year awards. We hope this helps cap-off the season with a splash (and helps us remember all of the great things we watched by the time the end of the year rolls around). So without further ado, our picks for the best of summer 2017 . . .

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All Points Bulletin: Happy Inktober Madness

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narutaki_icon_4040_round Kate’s picks:

  • What’s Your Rey’s Parents Theory?
    Some really good ones here that I hadn’t considered. I really like the Qui-Gon as grandfather angle. I’m still hoping Rey is Obi-Wan’s grandchild but maybe she is also Luke’s child???

hisui_icon_4040_round Alain’s picks:

narutaki_icon_4040_round Follow this great Inktober series with just dogs!