Secret Holy Grail Wars

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.

Continue reading

I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

hisui_icon_4040 To any history professional or hardcore aficionado of antiquity this post is going to seem like me stating that water is wet and that the sky is blue. But bear with me. Not everyone can be awesome like you. This is for the rest of us.

Who knows? Maybe this post will get some discussion with you scholars from people you would not normally talk to.

Continue reading

No Case Too Small: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden, Part 1

The case in question is episodes 5-8 of Legend of the Galactic HeroesA Hundred Billion Stars, a Hundred Billion Lights – Dreams of the Morning, Songs of the Night Part 1-4

I think we have all watched Legend of the Galactic Heroes and thought to ourselves, “I like Legend of the Galactic Heroes but it is missing something. The complex and nuanced space opera is good but what I really want is Reinhard and Kircheis flying around the galaxy in the battleship version of the Mystery Machine solving crimes.” Well don’t worry. Yoshiki Tanaka has you covered. In the Legend of the Galactic Heroes side story collection there are several mysteries with Reinhard and even one with Yang. We will be covering each of these little mystery stories in their own segments as I promised oh so long ago. We start with Reinhard and Kircheis being MPs in a way that would make Shuichi Ikeda’s Ulrich Kesler proud (who makes a small cameo no less).

Continue reading