Fate/Apocrypha #03: Meet Your Real Main Character

hisui_icon_4040_round By the way, your main character is the recently escaped homunculi and not Astolfo. I wanted to make that clear before I got anyone’s hopes up.

At this point, I only pop in on fandom discussions but I already see there is a very distinct and vocal faction of people who HATE this guy. When it comes to Type-Moon properties the main male protagonists tend to either be ignored or hated. Up until this point, Shirou Emiya was the fandom’s lightning rod of hate. He was so hated that I think he helped draw away anger from other characters. Soujuurou Shizuki and Mikiya Kokutou play second fiddle to their much more prominent heroines to the point that they barely register enough to get hate. I’m not sure I can’t even remember anyone having a strong opinion on Soujuurou. I’m sure people have opinions on him but I have never seen them. Shiki Tohno is pretty much the exception that created the rule. Fans liked his style of the protagonist so much they have not really taken to any other sort of main male character. Then in comes the character who eventually is known as Sieg.

As I have stated before I only know the broad strokes of the stories and characters of Fate/Apocrypha, therefore, I am a little hesitant to make judgments on any characters unless I am familiar with them from other Type-Moon stories. As an example at this point, I really know Mordred from other material but I can’t really tell you anything about Achilles more than you would get from reading his historical Wikipedia page. It does not help that most of the time people merely state that they really just hate Sieg. I’m sure they have a significant beef with the character I’m just not sure what it is. He is mostly a mystery with a vague cloud of resentment around him.

What I’m basically saying is that I’m going to try to go in and judge him as fairly as possible. I’m going to avoid mindlessly jumping on the hate train as much as I avoid defending him just because he is a target. If you hate the guy that is cool as long as you came to that conclusion on your own. Heck after watching this series I might be one of you. But if you really like the dude you might also take this as a bit of advice to avoid saying that publicly unless you are spoiling for an online argument.

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S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2017

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful.

Sentence: Free to Go

First impressions of Little Witch Academia TV from Studio Trigger. It is streaming on Netflix. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of MAGICAL CIRCLE GURU-GURU from Production I.G. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Tsuredure Children from Studio Gokumi. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

Sentence: On Parole

First impressions of Restaurant to Another World from Silver Link. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Elegant Yokai Apartment Life from Shin-Ei Animation. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of The Irresponsible Galaxy Tylor from Studio Seven. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun from TMS Entertainment. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

Sentence: Lock ‘Em Up and Throw Away the Key

First impressions of Fastest Finger First from TMS Entertainment. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of Chronos Ruler from Project No 9. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

First impressions of 18if from Gonzo. It is streaming on Crunchyroll. DOWNLOAD

All Points Bulletin: Star Wars 1313

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hisui_icon_4040_round Alain’s picks:

  • Lucky Number 13?
    They announced the new actor playing Doctor Who at Wimbledon of all places. I feel like people have really needed for Doctor Who to mix things up a bit so this is a good first step.
  • System of a Down
    Some final thoughts and some speculation about the actual Bronze Age Collapse itself.
  • I’m A Survivor
    A look at Harley Quinn in Injustice 2 as an examination of how games deal with physical or emotional abuse in general.
  • JoJo’s Shojo Adventure
    It seems that Rohan’s next adventure will be in the pages of Bessatsu Margaret.

 narutaki_icon_4040_round Kate’s picks:


hisui_icon_4040_round Rohan stylin’: