Fate/Stay Night: Route By Route Ramble

First of all, I’m sorry for the delay; there was a mini-crisis in my life that ended up throwing me for a loop and as a result I haven’t had the chance to post anything here for the last two weeks. This particular post will be diving into the Fate/Stay Night visual novel, with FULL … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night: Route By Route Ramble

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Review

Title: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works First Aired: October 4th, 2014 - June 27th, 2015 Studio: Ufotable Director: Takahiro Miura Rating: 8.0/10 Adapting anything from a massive popular franchise can be a risky gambit at the best of times. On one hand, you have a guaranteed viewership and an established fan-base but on the other, high expectations and extreme … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Review

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Epilogue (S2E13)

It’s happily ever after for everyone in the final episode of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works after the conclusion of the 5th Holy Grail War. Shirou and Rin are in marital bliss, studying in London and enjoying a simpler life without the complications of murderous Servants and twisted Masters. As an episode, this epilogue doesn’t … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Epilogue (S2E13)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Unlimited Blade Works (S2E12)

It’s show-time for everyone on Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works. After all the talking, the build-up, the hype generating, it’s time for everyone to put their money where their mouths are. Gilgamesh talked a big game for the entirety of this series, but can he pull his grand plan off? Shirou has come a long … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Unlimited Blade Works (S2E12)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Incarnation (S2E11)

After almost two full seasons, it’s finally time for the final showdown but unsurprisingly enough, our heroes’ plans go awry right off the bat. Assassin makes a surprise return as he holds Saber to the promise she made in their previous encounter while Gilgamesh decides that Shirou should entertain him for a bit while they … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Incarnation (S2E11)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Winter Days, A Long Way Home (S2E10)

It is the calm before the storm as we approach the tail end of the second and final season of Fate/ Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works. This is an episode of anticipation more than anything else – there are no jaw-dropping revelations, no slick actions sequences and no philosophical musings. Instead, there’s an almost nostalgic throwback … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Winter Days, A Long Way Home (S2E10)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Answer (S2E9)

This week on Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, the series’ most compelling conflict reaches it inevitable conclusion and it is a surprisingly amicable one given the deep-set disagreements that the two characters have had with each other. Whether the fight’s conclusion clearly favoured Shirou or was a little more bittersweet depends on your opinion of … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Answer (S2E9)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Unlimited Blade Works (S2E8)

The conflict between Archer and Shirou reaches its climax on both an ideological level and physical level as Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works takes its first steps to concluding its protagonist’s character arc. The episode goes from strength to strength as we see Shirou reel not just from Archer hammering away at him but also … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Unlimited Blade Works (S2E8)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Idealism’s End (The Answer) (S2E7)

There is betrayal all around as Kotomine Kirei, the false priest no one believed to be dead, finally  reveals the extent of his duplicity. This week’s episode of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, ‘Idealism’s End (The Answer)’, is split between Rin and her increasingly dire situation and the long-awaited confrontation between Emiya Shirou and his … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Idealism’s End (The Answer) (S2E7)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – The Beginning Of The Circle (S2E6)

One of the tell-tale signs of a series approaching its climax is when its story begins to get increasingly turbulent. It feels like it wasn’t all that long ago that things in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works were nice and easy to understand – Saber was Shirou’s Servant, Archer was Rin’s and everyone else was … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – The Beginning Of The Circle (S2E6)