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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:17 pm

Prequel to Fate/Stay Night. Adapted from the novel by Gen (Madoka)... yeah.

Okay on to the first ep. A very lovely and very talky first episode. This isn't actually far off from the mark, things don't pick up action until the first servant battle between Saber and Lancer, whenever they get around to that. There might be another talk episode before things escalate, I don't remember;it's pretty much a blank from the intro of Kariya starts his suck filled life and the fighting. If you don't care much for motivations (and quite honestly only like 1 person has a motive outside of LOLZ mage war), you can probably like skip 42 minutes straight to the summoning.

Overall though interest is held and I'll be looking forward to the weekly fix.

I'm going to call it right now, CG spaceship and CG tentacle monster.

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Post  Ryuuka on Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:37 am

Kariya's life sucks. So hard.
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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:35 pm

Ryuuka wrote:Kariya's life sucks. So hard.

LOL, it gets even suckier.

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Post  Ryuuka on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:22 pm

I know.
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Post  Chumara on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:28 pm

Damn, this is going to be awesome, too bad DEEN fucked up FSN.
Does this follow Fate Hollow Ataraxia? Or the Heaven's Feel arc of FSN?

In hindsight though I don't see much reason for there to have been so many time jumps in the episode except to tell us that Kirei and Tohsaka were chosen 8 years before the fight happened, damn they had to wait awhile. I think that all could have been told without attempted to confuse us as much as possible. I halfway expected to see Emiya Shirou when they skipped forward.

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Post  Ryuuka on Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:32 pm

It follows the Fate/Zero novels.

It's a prequel to F/SN, which shows the events of the 4th Holy Grail War (the one that happened before F/SN and destroyed the city). Kiritsugu Emiya is Shirou's adoptive father if you remember.
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Post  Chumara on Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:34 pm

I do remember, and I remember being told there were 3 arcs in the FSN game and that the first show went over the fate arc, and the movie was the UBW arc, so I thought maybe this one was the Heaven's Feel arc since they mentioned something about it in this ep. I know that Kiritsugu Emiya was Shirou's "father" but I didn't know how much time spanned in the original FSN game, so maybe it covered more than one war in the 3 story arcs.

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Post  Ryuuka on Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:07 pm

The three arcs in FSN happen during FSN's timespan. Fate Zero is way before FSN ever happened.

The Heaven's Feel arc of FSN deals with Sakura's story and how her life sucked.
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Post  Chumara on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:17 am

Her life already seems to suck enough in Fate/Zero.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:40 pm

Zurui Zurui Zurui Zurui Zurui!

Ahem, ep 2 out. Mai Kadowaki has to sound even lolier than before. Something else probably happened, I don't remember.

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Post  Chumara on Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:04 pm

Another solid ep, felt like I was watching Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible when Assassin was being sneaky.

"The seventh mofo has been summoned"
"Aight let's do this"
*There are now 6 servants left*
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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:42 pm

Chumara wrote:Another solid ep, felt like I was watching Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible when Assassin was being sneaky.

"The seventh mofo has been summoned"
"Aight let's do this"
*There are now 6 servants left*
.............?

It took me awhile for me to figure out what you were saying; I remembered you don't read books.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Guh, I miss the Clinton years.

Anyways, warring next episode so looking forward to it.

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Post  Chumara on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:00 pm

Lucky that Kiriya has a woman on the side 'cause it looks like Iri will totally ditch him for Saber.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:36 pm

Way to reveal your identity to everyone... DIARMUID!

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Post  Chumara on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:01 pm

Gae whatever isn't as cool as Gae Bulg.
Maybe if Irisviel used her magic in more of a Mahou Shoujo-ish manner it would work better.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:25 pm

Is it just me, or does Saber seem to get beaten by Lancers in the first meetings? It's like Lancer is a counter pick to Saber or something.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:23 pm

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Yeah, the thing was pretty hefty CGI but Brian and I agreed that would be the most likely play out so it wasn't shocking.

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Post  Ryuuka on Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:51 am

At least the CG was well animated.
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Post  Chumara on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:51 pm

Ryuuka wrote:At least the CG was well animated.

That's an understatement, it blended in with the regular animation really well.
Fate/Zero is everything FSN wanted to be, I think it might just be better to pretend like the FSN anime never existed, much like the Tsukihime anime.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:24 pm

What is it with this show and walking around people while you're lecturing them?

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Post  Chumara on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:41 pm

Brian was telling me that this episode was really good, although the show is still staying solid, and doesn't let down in entertainment, I'm still curious why he was talking about this episode in particular.

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Post  Ryuuka on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:58 am

I wasn't really, but Irisviel has the whole tokyo drift thing goin' down.
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Post  Chumara on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:50 am

Ryuuka wrote:I wasn't really, but Irisviel has the whole tokyo drift thing goin' down.

Oh lol right, that was pretty funny.

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Post  Tekkaman Calamity on Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:47 pm

... I can see the doujins already!

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