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#1 May 18 2012 at 6:53 PM Rating: Good
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So, are any of you watching this? I admit, i haven't seen Fate/Stay night yet, but i'm really liking this one. animation is really nice, story is pretty awesome so far. Lot's of plusses for me with this anime. I was just wondering what your thoughts were on it.
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#2 May 18 2012 at 11:58 PM Rating: Good
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I absolutely loved Stay Night, but I haven't watched this any yet. Will probably end up waiting til it comes out on DVD/BR. I am thinking of picking up Unlimited Blade Works, which is coming out in June, iirc.
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#3 May 19 2012 at 12:23 AM Rating: Good
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I definitely recommend Fate/Stay Night if you like Fate/Zero.

Also, once you've seen Fate/Stay Night, Zero, and Unlimited Blade Works, should also check out Carnival Phantasm. It's a parody of all the works by Type Moon (producer of Fate franchise and others). Majority of the jokes are Fate related, but some draw from Melty Blood and Lunar Legend Tsukihime (which are related to each other). Having watched Lunar Legend Tsukihime and all of the Fate anime shows will clear up about 90% of all the jokes.
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Oh, and this OVA is produced by Type Moon as well, so it's not some random group making fun of Type Moon.


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The series focuses on funny and absurd situations happening to the various characters of the Type-Moon franchises mostly from Fate/stay night and Tsukihime.


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#4 May 19 2012 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
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xypin wrote:
I definitely recommend Fate/Stay Night if you like Fate/Zero.

Also, once you've seen Fate/Stay Night, Zero, and Unlimited Blade Works, should also check out Carnival Phantasm. It's a parody of all the works by Type Moon (producer of Fate franchise and others). Majority of the jokes are Fate related, but some draw from Melty Blood and Lunar Legend Tsukihime (which are related to each other). Having watched Lunar Legend Tsukihime and all of the Fate anime shows will clear up about 90% of all the jokes.
/shamelessplug

Oh, and this OVA is produced by Type Moon as well, so it's not some random group making fun of Type Moon.


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The series focuses on funny and absurd situations happening to the various characters of the Type-Moon franchises mostly from Fate/stay night and Tsukihime.


Edited, May 19th 2012 1:44am by xypin


Thanks. I like a good parody show. I'll definitely look into those other shows first though.
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Zomg, necropost!

But as I just finished the anime, I figure it's better than making a new topic Smiley: grin

Fantastic anime; one of my top 5. Anyone familiar with Type-Moon's universe and the fate/series likely knows the plot already. The series revolves around "The Holy Grail War;" every 60 years, the Holy Grail is summoned by three great houses of mages, and seven mages are chosen (by the Grail itself) to compete in a battle. These mages are able to form a contract with a Heroic Spirit, who is a famous figure from history resurrected by magic for the battle. The last pair standing wins the Grail, which will grant the master and servant one wish each. Apparently Fate/Stay was the original LN in the series made into an anime; this one takes place 10 years prior to Fate/Stay.

The series is broken into two seasons; the first focuses more on planning and opening feints, while the second is more about direct battles. What makes the series great is that it develops almost all of the characters, so while you may have "favorites," you don't really have "good guys and bad guys." Kiritsugu might be considered the protagonist, but he uses people for his own ends - his goal is to get the Grail and stop all fighting in the world, and he has no qualms with killing anyone to get to that goal. Where as Kariya is fighting to save the life of a young girl he looks after, but transforms himself into a monster to do so. The mages themselves are interesting, but their Servants are just as impressive (if not more so). Saber is Kiritsugu's Servant, and while she's one of the strongest Servants she is also one of the most flawed; her chivalry, honor, and righteousness are both her biggest strength and worst handicap. The Servant who really steals the show is Rider, who in life was Ishkander (Alexander the Great). His philosophical discussions were some of my favorites.

The only thing I didn't necessarily like about the series is that assumption that the viewer is familiar with the series and some of the terms going in to it. It took me a few episodes to adjust to the pace and information (what is a Phantasm Weapon? What is prana? Etc.). The ending was also a little unclear - I didn't actually realize who won the Grail until I looked up more information online (at least, I didn't realize how they won it). Still, a really great series; highly recommended. It's rated #3 on myanimelist's top anime, which is how I found out about it Smiley: nod Also, the writer for the show is the same writer for Madoka and Psycho-Pass... so expect some tugging at the heartstrings and a bittersweet ending.
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#6 May 16 2013 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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Did not read your post, because this is still on my watch list... but I've gone through 2/3 arcs of the F/SN VN, and enjoyed it. Unfortunately I've fallen off finishing the last arc, and thus the delay in watching F/Z. However, I do highly recommend the F/SN VN if you like VNs (or if you've never tried one).
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Did not read your post, because this is still on my watch list... but I've gone through 2/3 arcs of the F/SN VN, and enjoyed it. Unfortunately I've fallen off finishing the last arc, and thus the delay in watching F/Z. However, I do highly recommend the F/SN VN if you like VNs (or if you've never tried one).

Tried my best to avoid any spoilers Smiley: grin I do want to get more into VNs; only one I have is School Days, and... yeah... that's basically porn Smiley: laugh and drama. And nice boats.

I would love to get my hands on the Higurashi or Umineko sound novels.
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#8 May 16 2013 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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I still need to get around to getting School Days. Smiley: laugh
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Mandatory Berserker Love (I really just wanted to share and have no other place to post)
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Mandatory Berserker Love (I really just wanted to share and have no other place to post)

Pffffttt, I love it! Smiley: lol

Must be Fate/Stay or something though, because Berserker in Fate/Zero is Lancelot, and his master is Kariya.

Only question from Fate/Zero I haven't found an answer to quite yet is Why does the Grail Force Kiritsugu to choose to save his wife and child instead of saving the entire world? I don't quite get it. I also don't get why he has Saber destroy the Grail, but this somehow lets Kirei win. Does Saber destroying the Grail force her to destroy herself instead or something?

Also, I didn't quite get what a good definition of Angra Mainyu is. It seems like it's the "dark side" of the Grail, which takes in the blood of the vanquished and curses those who fight against the Grail, like Kiritsugu?
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#11 May 16 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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No it's a gag spin off of the Fate anime, it's pretty funny.
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The berserker in the video is from Fate/Stay who is Hercules, I believe.

The video (not music) is actually from Carnival Phantasm, which I mentioned earlier and is a parody of all Type-Moon work. If you're familiar with Fate/Stay and Fate/Zero, then you would get about half the jokes. The other half is mostly Melty Blood, which was never an anime. You can pick up some of those by watching Tsukihime, but it's supposed to be terrible (I thought it was ok, but I'm not very critical either).
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#13 May 16 2013 at 2:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Vataro wrote:
Did not read your post, because this is still on my watch list... but I've gone through 2/3 arcs of the F/SN VN, and enjoyed it. Unfortunately I've fallen off finishing the last arc, and thus the delay in watching F/Z. However, I do highly recommend the F/SN VN if you like VNs (or if you've never tried one).

Tried my best to avoid any spoilers Smiley: grin I do want to get more into VNs; only one I have is School Days, and... yeah... that's basically porn Smiley: laugh and drama. And nice boats.

I would love to get my hands on the Higurashi or Umineko sound novels.


Most VNs have adult elements, but F/SN only really has one big scene per arc. The other VN I highly recommend (and the only other one I've experienced) is Katawa Shoujo. If you haven't heard of it, it was actually a project started by people on 4chan, but the writing, music, and art are all excellent. It too has adult elements but you can actually check an option to omit those scenes when you play through - it actually does not detract that much from it supposedly. Also, it's a free download here.
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Vataro wrote:
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Vataro wrote:
Did not read your post, because this is still on my watch list... but I've gone through 2/3 arcs of the F/SN VN, and enjoyed it. Unfortunately I've fallen off finishing the last arc, and thus the delay in watching F/Z. However, I do highly recommend the F/SN VN if you like VNs (or if you've never tried one).

Tried my best to avoid any spoilers Smiley: grin I do want to get more into VNs; only one I have is School Days, and... yeah... that's basically porn Smiley: laugh and drama. And nice boats.

I would love to get my hands on the Higurashi or Umineko sound novels.


Most VNs have adult elements, but F/SN only really has one big scene per arc. The other VN I highly recommend (and the only other one I've experienced) is Katawa Shoujo. If you haven't heard of it, it was actually a project started by people on 4chan, but the writing, music, and art are all excellent. It too has adult elements but you can actually check an option to omit those scenes when you play through - it actually does not detract that much from it supposedly. Also, it's a free download here.

Oh, I have that one too. I guess it does count as a VN, despite being non-Japanese. Definitely awesome!
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#15 May 16 2013 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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I havent watched the animes yet but I played and beat Fate Extra for PSP (With Saber) From what I gather it has all the same characters just different plot points. IDK It was fun(If a tad easy/cheap). I tried watching one of the series but felt lost (It was the one with the scawny kid had the big burly conquer guy that was all about drinking and having fun after war.) I found it interesting but a little confused by the story overall and stopped watching it.

I may pick it up again when I have the time.
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#16 May 16 2013 at 6:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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I tried watching one of the series but felt lost (It was the one with the scawny kid had the big burly conquer guy that was all about drinking and having fun after war.) I found it interesting but a little confused by the story overall and stopped watching it.


That would be Fate/Zero, with Waver and Rider. I found some of the terms confusing at the beginning, but the plot itself seemed pretty easy to pick up?
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That would be Fate/Zero, with Waver and Rider. I found some of the terms confusing at the beginning, but the plot itself seemed pretty easy to pick up?


Yeah like I said it wasnt bad I only watched like 4 or 5 episodes of Season 1? It was while it was still airing and I was watching other stuff. I just dropped it not really because it wasn't interesting but more due to time constraints at the time and the other shows being more interesting (Or I may have been into a game at the time or something). I don't really remember, I do remember being a bit confused but Im sure if I watched more I would have got more of the plot down.
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#18 May 17 2013 at 12:17 AM Rating: Good
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I am thinking of picking up Unlimited Blade Works, which is coming out in June, iirc.
Since this thread was resurrected: My roommate finally picked this up last month. Was pretty good. I enjoyed the original arc better, though.
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