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Postby Neane » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:48 am

Guess we have to wait.


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Postby Wallachia » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:15 pm

Sigh... Tomorrow is Saturday, but there'll be no Fate/zero. How disappointing.
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Postby blkmage » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:36 pm

So, first half's done. As the only person here who's finished both Fate/stay night and Fate/zero, I'm curious to what everyone else's impressions and thoughts are and whether there's anything I can make clearer that isn't a Fate/zero spoiler.
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Postby blkmage » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:21 pm

So, Fate/Prototype.

ufotable is really good at making awesome previews for things that will never exist.

And I hope they make more Carnival Phantasm, because it would be mean to end with teases like this.

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Postby Atria35 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:23 pm

blkmage (post: 1529058) wrote:So, Fate/Prototype.


I was of the understanding that this was an AU of F/S Night. Or what it was originally supposed to be.

Anycase, I'm pretty clear on what's going on. I have to say, I'm very impressed. Rider is my favorite character and I hope he and his master get together, have cookies, and then take over the world and see the ocean. Saber has a long way to go in terms of understanding what it's like to be a leader. She and her Master are very... distant from eachother. She seems to have a better connection with his wife.

Also, someone needs to give her a map and tell her that Brittannia is okay. Like, seriously. She's angsty about this and no one has seen fit to inform her that there's nothing for her to be angsty about. She doesn't need the grail for it!
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Postby blkmage » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Yes, Fate/Prototype is basically what Fate/stay night was originally going to be. I don't think it got to the point where it's fully fleshed out like Kara no Kyoukai (which is considered a prototype for Tsukihime), which is why it doesn't exist.

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but Kiritsugu is my favourite character and he's the main character for reasons that may not be obvious to people who haven't gone through Fate/stay night. The thing about Fate/ is that it's about ideology and ideals and the reason that Saber and Kiritsugu can't get along is because their ideologies conflict with each other. Kiritsugu recognizes this right from the very beginning, which is why he lets Irisviel take care of Saber and makes every effort to avoid interacting with her.

Actually, Britannia isn't okay at all, since it doesn't exist anymore. Remember that King Arthur was fighting against the Anglo-Saxon invaders. Eventually, the Anglo-Saxons won and displaced the Britons. The modern day United Kingdom is descended from the Anglo-Saxons, while the Britons obviously got subsumed into the various larger kingdoms.
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Postby Atria35 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:52 pm

You know, I actually know *very* little about the King Arthur mythology, so I didn't know that. I'm sure I'll find out soon enough since I'm taking a course in Arthurian Literature, but that makes sense.
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Postby Neane » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:35 pm

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Postby blkmage » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:11 am

March 7 is approaching, which means the first BD box, if you've got the monies to throw at it.

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It's quite a classy looking box too. Of particular note is the inclusion of Caster fun times.

And just in time for the release, here is someone who knows a lot more about this stuff than I do spelling out the reasoning, results, and implications of the Aniplex experiment thus far.
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Postby Yamamaya » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:35 pm

blkmage (post: 1529091) wrote:
Actually, Britannia isn't okay at all, since it doesn't exist anymore. Remember that King Arthur was fighting against the Anglo-Saxon invaders. Eventually, the Anglo-Saxons won and displaced the Britons. The modern day United Kingdom is descended from the Anglo-Saxons, while the Britons obviously got subsumed into the various larger kingdoms.


The situation is even worse than that. The conquerors of Britannia couldn't hold it either. They lost it to the Normans, Frenchified Vikings, in 1066. The Normans then conquered Wales which was the last stronghold of the Britons.
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Postby Neane » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:00 am

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Postby Atria35 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:02 am

*pumps fists* FINALLY!
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Postby Neane » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:05 pm

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Postby Neane » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:59 pm

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Postby blkmage » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:36 pm

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Postby blkmage » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:11 am

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1333774251

キタ━━━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━━━ !!!!!

Berserker gets something awesome to do, Kiritsugu does what he does best.
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Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:54 pm

I didn't realize this
blkmage (post: 1534722) wrote:[SIZE="5"]Fate/Zero 2nd Season[/SIZE]
Would you believe me if I said that the first half hadn't contained any of Fate/Zero's truly awesome stuff?
referred to frigging Itano circuses.

I missed this show so much.

And yeah, Kiritsugu was awesome this episode.
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Postby Neane » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:56 pm

[spoiler]SAIKYOU NO COOL![/spoiler]


Everything about this episode was so great I have a hard time deciding what I liked most. Even the CG was great. That OP. That ED. That Goldy. That Tokiomi. That cliffhanger (though I already know what's going to happen). ****, what is there of NOT awesome? Someone help me find a way to manage until next weekend.

This more than makes up for that ****ing awful Gyo OVA.
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Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:06 am

Actually, I don't like the new OP very much, partly because I loved the first one and partly because I don't like Kalafina.
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Postby Neane » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:31 pm

Mr. Hat'n'Clogs (post: 1546943) wrote:Actually, I don't like the new OP very much, partly because I loved the first one and partly because I don't like Kalafina.


You Party Pooper. :/
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Postby TheSubtleDoctor » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:05 am

Kiritsugu. Thank you.
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Postby blkmage » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:55 pm

In case anyone is wondering how Gilgamesh has a Protoss ship in his treasury, it should be pointed out that it's actually an ancient Hindu flying machine.
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Postby Neane » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Good Episode.
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Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:56 pm

Fate/Zero has the amazing ability to make me hate Gilgamesh and Tohsaka more and more each episode. I am really pulling for Kariya to knife him or something.

Rider and Waver are still the best characters though, even if Lancer is such a huge bro.
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Postby Falx » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:48 am

Saber uses Excalibur as animated by ufotable:

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Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.


神はそのひとり子を賜わったほどに、この世を愛して下さった。それは御子を信じる者がひとりも滅びないで、永遠の命を得るためである.

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Postby blkmage » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:57 am

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1335000898

This week, some important details that have been bubbling under the surface finally emerge. I'll be interested in seeing what everyone thinks of Kiritsugu after this.
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Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:09 pm

Well.

This is gonna get rough.
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Postby Neane » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:04 am

Being Lancer is Suffering.
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Postby Neane » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:55 pm

[spoiler]Another strong episode. Whatever Gil thinks about him, I always found Tokiomi to be one of the most interesting characters, with far more tragedy potential than, say, Kiritsugu. Nice to see they didn't shove his big moment off into the corner, then. The way scenes are structured in this ep is actually really great, particularly how Gil moves. I was kind of hoping he'd materialize behind Kirei with arms around his neck or something. Ah well. [/spoiler]

Also: The Faces are pure Comedy Gold.

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Postby blkmage » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:54 pm

So, mans are dropping. I think it'll be helpful to see how everyone's doing.
[SPOILER]TEAM SABER Kiritsugu, Maiya, Irisviel, Saber
TEAM ARCHER [S]Tokiomi[/S], [S]Risei[/S], Gil, Kisei
TEAM BERSERKER Berserker, Kariya
TEAM RIDER Waver, Rider
[S]TEAM LANCER[/S] [S]Kayneth[/S], [S]Sola-Ui[/S], [S]Lancer[/S]
[S]TEAM CASTER[/S] [S]Caster[/S], [S]Ryuunosuke[/S]
[S]TEAM ASSASSIN[/S] [S]Assassin[/S][/SPOILER]
So, who's next?
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