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「自由の在処」 (Jiyuu no Arika)
“Freedom’s Location”

Well then — that escalated quickly.

General Impressions

Before we talk about the latter half of the episode, can we take a moment to talk about just how awesome Mordred and Shishigou are? As members of Team Red, it feels like they’ve received very little support or information (except for those few memos that came out of Shishigou’s “handy” fax machine) yet have been doing a fine job at kicking some serious ass. Be it getting ambushed by a horde of homunculuses or ending up in a two versus four, it never fails to surprise me how they manage to turn the tides in their favor every time. Don’t get me wrong — I’m normally not one for these type of “super” characters who always manage to gain the upper hand. But when it comes in the form of what feels like a third team that is trying to play by multiple rule sets, it’s tough not to root for them when they manage to come out with a win. That and even though Mordred is categorized as a Saber, I feel like that they could have easily been part of the Berserker class with the way they can just ignore damage and just charge forward. (I use they because Mordred’s gender is ambiguous, sort of. Biologically, Jack the Ripper confirmed it was a female, but I think Mordred refers to himself as a male. Not sure, going to stick with they until the story addresses this fully.)

Anyways, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, can we also talk about that giant floating castle in the sky? While I have to call shenanigans about the Hanging Gardens being a giant castle, I suppose in the world of Fate, something that used to be considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World could be as crazy as a fortress that can float in the sky. If the characters aboard (and Ruler’s) expression were anything to go off of though, it seems pretty clear that no one expected the thing to fly. Something that I think serves as an important reminder that be it ally or foe, everyone is constantly being left out of the information loop.

At this point in the story, I’m not quite sure where things are headed. Both factions have essentially declared war and have brought the battle to each other’s doorsteps, Ruler or Jeanne d’Arc is trying to assess the situation, but is constantly one step behind the current activities, and Homunculus Sieg is trying to figure out the point of his existence and is now heading to (I’m assuming) the frontlines of battle. Among all of this we have servants from both sides who have a story to tell, except I’m not sure where it would fall into the story since there’s already so much going on. All of which come together to form this chaotic situation where just about anything could happen and we wouldn’t really know what hit us.

In any case, I’m hoping the story manages to figure out just what it’s trying to do since it’s had more than enough time to lay the groundwork of whatever is coming. I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get an answer to just what kind of story Apocrypha is trying to tell.

See you then!

P.S. Please avoid posting spoilers in the comments! If you need to talk about spoilers, please use the spoiler tag (instructions above the chat box)! Thanks for your understanding and if something needs to be changed, feel free to ping me on twitter at @rctakaii and I’ll get it fixed asap.

August 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm
80 comments »
  • August 14, 2017 at 7:54 pmTooLazyTooMakeAccount

    now that we’ve 7 episodes in, I realize they just use that 1 sound effect for everything

  • August 14, 2017 at 8:23 pmMaou

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2027.jpg

    the banter between the member of red teams almost makes me feel that they’re the good guys especially with shakespeare on board.

    *the pouting semiramis was so cute, second only to astolfo(ironically)

    • August 16, 2017 at 5:39 pmkatsu044

      Can you guys spoil me on how every other servant dies as well by the way?

      • August 16, 2017 at 6:01 pmCheesyhoboe

        Sure. Red Faction
        Karna: Killed by Sieg.
        Amakusa ( Shirou Kotomine) Killed by Sieg.
        Atalanta: Killed by Achilles after she goes bonkers due to Jack.
        Achilles: Killed by Atalanta (it’s a double kill).
        Semiramis: Killed by Mordred.
        Mordred: Kairi is fatally wounded after fighting Semiramis and Mordred decides to die with him instead of searching another Master.
        Spartacus: Explodes after taking too much damage.

      • August 16, 2017 at 6:16 pmCheesyhoboe

        Sieg black faction
        Sieg turned into a dragon and used this to carry the Greater Grail to the Reverse side of the world where phantasmal beasts go where no human can venture so the wish for humanity does not occur as phantasmal beasts are invalid targets, endeding The Holy Grail War and saving mankind and the world.
        Astolfo: Survives.
        Frank: Kills herself due to using her NP at full power.
        Jeanne. Uses her NP and that kills.
        Siegfried: sacrifices himsel for Sieg.
        Chiron: Killed by Achilles.
        Vlad: Killed by Shirou.
        Avicebron gets sniped by Chiron after completing his golem NP (which he created by sacrificing his shota Master).

        red faction
        Shakespeare dies after the Hanging Gardens crash after Semi dies.

    • August 16, 2017 at 7:05 pmMaou

      Hahaha oh I see, I see, so? How’s it spoilerman? Satisfied yet? Now can you spoil me how miserable your life is?

    • August 16, 2017 at 8:28 pmkatsu044

      What about their wishes and wishes of their masters?

      • August 16, 2017 at 9:22 pmspoilerman

        Oh god that’s asking for a lot brother

        Sieg: Frees all the Homunculi and teach them that they have the right to think and feel and make decisions about their lives without the intervention of others.
        Siegfired: You should already know this from the anime.
        Astolfo: Want to marry Sieg and live forever with him.
        Chiron: Wants to take back his immortality that he gave up.
        Jeanne Want to marry Sieg, have children with him and live forever with him.
        Vlad: He wants to erase his ‘Dracula’ legend.
        Avicebron: To complete his NP
        Jack: To return to their mother’s womb.
        Fran: To have a male counterpart created for him to love.
        Darnic: Want to reach the root.
        Fiore: Want to heal her legs.
        Celenike: To kill Sieg.
        Roche: Same as Avicebron
        Caules: Just wants his sister to be safe.
        Gordes: have no wishes.

      • August 16, 2017 at 9:30 pmspoilerman

        Atalanta: Wants to protect Children’s smiles.
        Karna Doesn’t really have one just as long as his Master is safe.
        Semi: Wants to witness Shirou’s wish.
        Shirou: Wants to bring destruction to all of humanity.
        Spartacus: Unknown.
        Mordred: Was to pull the sword from the stone and prove to her father that she is worthy to be king.
        Achilles: Unknown
        Shakespeare: To write a tragic end to this Grail War.
        Kairi: Wants to save his family.

    • August 16, 2017 at 9:56 pmspoilerman

      And in case anyone wants to know what happens to the Masters:

      Darnic: Merges with Vlad, killed by Shirou
      Celenike: Killed by Mordred
      Roche: Sacrificed by Avicebron
      Reika: Killed by Atalanta
      Gordes: realizes his faults and becomes a better person
      Kairi: Poisoned by Semi, dies alongside Mordred

  • August 14, 2017 at 8:35 pmArche

    “And then, all the other red servants decide to jump onto a castle and fly to black’s headquarters”

    What a ridiculous development

  • August 14, 2017 at 9:02 pmGinobi47

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2018.jpg

    Semiramis is definitely waifu material. I mean, you can tell that she’s doing a Medea (Fate Stay/Night Caster) thing here. It’s adorable how the prideful bitches someone becomes the most dedicated of wives.

    In my mind, Semiramis and Astolfo is tied for best girl of Apocrypha.

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2025.jpg

    And just like any fantasy story: When in doubt, FLYING FORTRESS!

    This is another Moe point to Semiramis

    • August 14, 2017 at 9:04 pmGinobi47

      Stupid non existent EDIT BUTTON!

      “It’s adorable how the prideful bitches were the ones that becomee the most dedicated of wives.”

      • August 14, 2017 at 9:05 pmGinobi47

        God Damn it! I suck in spelling!
        I’ll stop posting before I further humiliate myself!

      • August 14, 2017 at 10:36 pmsouma

        There’s no shame on strategic retreat my friend, conserve your comment, sharpen it, make it a part of your body and next time let the world knows the name of @Ginobi47 the greatest commenter ever is.

        *just kidding

  • August 14, 2017 at 9:42 pmtrespasser

    “don’t use this power as this power might kill you”

    gee thanks for telling us how that character will die

  • August 14, 2017 at 9:59 pmOne Pinch Man

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%2025.jpg
    Isn’t Assassin’s job is all about sneaking and silent kill? Why does she have flying fortress as Noble Phantasm?

    Speaking of her NP (Hanging Garden of Babylon), does she has a connection with Gilgamesh?

    • August 14, 2017 at 10:15 pmsouma

      because…dead man tells no tales :P

    • August 14, 2017 at 11:46 pmSMinstrel

      Apparent she’s the oldest poisoner in the world (killed the king and took over his kingdom) according to Fate lore, thus assassin class.

    • August 14, 2017 at 11:51 pmLelo

      There is a reason for having that fortress as Noble Phantasm even being an Assassin.
      We could also say that there is a reason she’s an Assassin even with that kind of Noble Phantasm (the oldest assassination by poison in history is attributed to her, so that’s where her class comes from), but there will be explanation, don’t worry.

      As to her connection with Gilgamesh… well, Shakespeare repeatedly called her “Queen of Assyria”.
      Assyria was a mesopotamian kingdom, similar and near to Babylonia. That should already make clear the answer: later historical time, almost same region as Gilgamesh

    • August 15, 2017 at 1:14 amHalfDemonInuyasha

      And, as Fate has done before, Servant classes aren’t always so completely literal.

      Gilgamesh, for example, was summoned as an Archer class even though he never actually uses a bow and arrow, but rather because of how his Gate of Babylon worked in launching the weaponry within almost like arrows being fired from a bow rather than, with few exceptions (like Ea), actually using any of them as they normally would be used.

      Or you have Archer himself in Fate/stay night where, while he uses a bow and arrow, he is actually shown using dual swords more so than he does the bow and arrow, which is what lead to some confusion from others on what his class was.

      • August 15, 2017 at 6:31 amOne Pinch Man

        The Archer class really is made up of archers!

  • August 14, 2017 at 10:16 pmL002

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2005.jpg
    Those cars are obviously cheaply made, what sort of car alarm doesn’t go off. Anyway, the owners must be stupid to leaves their keys in the car so thieves can drive them!
    BTW, seems noticeable that Mordred is a Knight yet she isn’t against thievery.

    Anyway, since Magi aren’t against stealing, I can easily imagine a lot of Magi would steal from a local museum just to steal a specific relic to summon a Servant. I can guess that the Nikola Tesla Museum is in danger of being plundered.

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2012.jpg
    As usual, I am a sucker when it comes to a loving mother and child theme. Sad that there can’t be multiple winners T_T

    Notably, I am not sure how the Hanging Gardens of Babylon is associated with Assassin of Red. I checked and it said that Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II was the one that made the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I think, like Vlad III with vampires or Alexander the Great being considered Zeus’s son, someone just made some fictional rubbish that had Assassin of Red associated with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but I am not sure which one.

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2034.jpg
    Anyway, I can now understand that, even if Servants don’t have a Riding Skill, it is still feasible to “ride” on something they did when alive, such as a horse.

    • August 14, 2017 at 10:36 pmjustforthesakeofreply

      In many languages, the official name is Hanging Gardens of Semiramis, where Semiramis is most likely a misleading Greek transliteration of the name of another Assyrian queen, Šammuramat.

      • August 14, 2017 at 10:41 pmjustforthesakeofreply

        “another”= Semiramis is a legendary figure, partly based on Šammuramat.

      • August 14, 2017 at 11:34 pmL002

        Ah, I see, so it’s mainly a translation problem.

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:10 amDafka

      Those cars are obviously cheaply made, what sort of car alarm doesn’t go off. Anyway, the owners must be stupid to leaves their keys in the car so thieves can drive them!

      What makes it so retarded is the simple fact that the indestructible magic car we saw in episode 6 suffered damage in this episode.

      All this does is to confirm what we have known for a long time that Kairi was wearing a Kirito’s plot convenience and armor and shitting random bullshit asspulls and plot holes in episode 6.

  • August 14, 2017 at 11:36 pmL002

  • August 14, 2017 at 11:47 pmhaseo0408

    Ok I love this series so far I have a little doubt her: How is even possible for Seminaris to have such a Nobel Phantasm!? I mean she´s an Assassin class, right? An assassin is all about stealth, camufluge, one with kills, poison and all that good stuff we know and love in fantasy but a freaking floating fortress!? Don´t missundertand, I think is awesome as hell, it´s like Shirou kotomine is saying the gloves are off!!! But i expect this kind of trick from a Caster class not an assassin.

    • August 15, 2017 at 12:06 ambelatkuro

      Probably too late for the anime to provide any exposition for this so to explain it for anyone who wants to know: Show Spoiler ▼

    • August 15, 2017 at 12:26 amSMinstrel

      Umm, we modern people tend to associate “magic” with witches and other spellcasters, and “poison” with assassin, but in the olden days the line is quite blurry. In many cases witches are basically doing the same sh*t as an assassin and vice versa, i.e. use poison to assassinate someone. Medea for example is a great poisoner, as is Snow White’s Evil Queen.

      (Or Ninja and their ninjutsu magic if you are more familiar with anime stuffs)

      So, since witches basically do the same assassin-stuff as assassins, it isn’t unreasonable to think that assassins can also do the same witch-stuff as witches.

      Show Spoiler ▼

    • August 16, 2017 at 4:57 pmhaseo0408

      Thanks Min-san and Bela-san! That sure explains a lot! But i say it again, the Heroes of this Holy Grail War sure won the spuer power lottery hard! We have Achiles, Karna and Siegfried, 3 heroes with magical protection so incredible that not even gods could make scratch on then and they are the top heroes of their mythologies; we have Chiron, the teacher and every single greek hero, Atalanta, the most badass woman to ever live, Moedred, the knight who made being a blood knight popular in Camelor before that was even a thing; we have Shekespeare, the greatest writter to ever live and Seminaris, Queen of all Poisoners that just created a freeaking floating Fortress, finally we have the Monster of Frankentein whoes cuteness is only rival by his power and Spartacus and guy that flip the bird to the entire Roman Empire!. If onlt Arturia and Gilgamesh were here and we would have the whole madness complete!.

  • August 15, 2017 at 12:39 amDorian S.

    Considering Semiramis is basically from the same age (Gods) as Gilgamesh (roughly) and from what I’ve seen of Medea and Tamamo, I just assume Semiramis is just as broken as those two. Also I’d bet her normal class would be Caster, so she probably is still able to use most of those skills.

    If anyone’s seen Cu from Fate/Grand Order movie, he still was able to use his lancer skills. Just his primary function powers were prioritize as Caster.

    Also it may be a flying fortress, but think about it. It is a Fortress you don’t know anything about. If you want to look at it one way, it is a Dungeon and she’s the Dungeon Master. Her being Assassin would make sense in that regard because she never actually harms the Player herself. But rather does everything to kill them from the Shadows, so to speak.

    …probably she’s just broken as everything else seems to be from that age.

    • August 15, 2017 at 1:10 amJHN

      Close but not quite. Show Spoiler ▼

  • August 15, 2017 at 1:03 amRenRen

    It seems that no one paid pay attention to the first five minutes of episode 1, especially series opening monologue made by Sieg. (https://youtu.be/VhGRf4cjSpE)

    This is no a tale about servants Siegfried, Jeanne, Chiron, Vlad, Astolfo, Avicebron, Fran, Jack, Mordred, Atalanta, Karna, Achilles, Shakespeare, Spartacus, Semiramis
    nor is it a tale of masters Darnic, Gordes, Fiore, Caules, Serenike, Roche, Reika, Shirou Kotomine, Sisigou, Jean, Rottweil, Feend, Cabik, Deimlet
    neither yet a tale of saints. Jeanne and Shirou Kotomine
    This is a tale of people fulfilling their wishes.

    Who is the only important character who is not a saint, a master or a servant?

    • August 15, 2017 at 1:18 amjohn985

    • August 15, 2017 at 1:24 amDuoraDoll

      Sieg has figured out what his wish is. He got a farewell gift from the old guy.

    • August 15, 2017 at 1:35 amWhoahoho

      Once the homuncules developed enough sentience to have a will to life and seek help, he’s basically human.

      Its like a slave who rose up and developed self-awareness, eventually during this battle that starts in the next episode, Sieg leads a revolution so that the other ones gain freedom, rights as well, and realize that they have a choice.

  • August 15, 2017 at 1:11 amUlquiorra

    • August 15, 2017 at 1:21 amVeromaye

      After gaining Siegfried’s heart, his appearance physically changes and he gains a stronger constitution which leads Astolfo to claim he can live for more than 100 years. He has special black Command Seals which appeared on the back of Sieg’s left hand known as Dead Count Shapeshifter: Dragon Revelation Command Spells (竜告令呪, Ryū Tsuge-reiju) which allows him to take the form of the Heroic Spirit Siegfried for 180 seconds (3 minutes). He can only take form using the Command Spell for a limit of three uses. However they can be used as normal Command Seals, but does not use them that way towards Astolfo.

      Dragon Revelation Command Spells (竜告令呪, Ryū Tsuge-reiju)
      Dead Count Shapeshifter. The unique Command Spells engraved on Sieg. They can also be used as normal Command Spells, but there was absolutely no need for Sieg to force Astolfo to do anything with a Command Spell, so he used them all to turn himself into Siegfried. To explain it simply, they basically let Sieg summon Siegfried every time he uses one. The catalyst is Siegfried’s living heart. However, while Siegfried’s body could withstand the dragon blood within it, Sieg’s body can’t. That is reason that the spots on Sieg’s hand where the Command Spells disappeared from turned black. Even after he used them all up, power Sieg obtained from Frankenstein’s “Blasted Tree: Lightning Branch of Crucifixion” managed to barely maintain his human form, but that too was used up when Sieg used this Noble Phantasm at the end.

      • August 15, 2017 at 1:27 amReverberar

        but there was absolutely no need for Sieg to force Astolfo to do anything with a Command Spell, so he used them all to turn himself into Siegfried. To explain it simply, they basically let Sieg summon Siegfried every time he uses one.

        Why is Astolfo the best girl?

        http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2035.jpg

      • August 15, 2017 at 2:40 amCrallyLystia

        Let’s see

        Astolfo
        - Protects a weak homunculus because it’s the right thing to do.
        - Helps him escape
        - Gives him a cool sword
        - Fights fucking Siegfried for him
        - Gets a stake shoved through his hands for his troubles but is happy because he saved the homunculus

        Jeanne
        - Cares for him because some dead guy asked her
        - Gives him shitty cookies and probably eats half
        - Leaves him with a guy with a shitty house that probably doesn’t even have a decent bathroom
        - Encourages him to do dangerous things like freeing the other homunculus while hiding her visions from him.

        Literally, yes, Astolfo is the Best Girl of the series regardless of those things between his legs.

        http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2033.jpg

      • August 15, 2017 at 3:03 amGoldenDevilGamer

        In addition, someone translated some comments by original author’s novel, also scriptwriter of the anime, Yuichiro Higashide, from Animage september 2017 issue.

        Animage: What kind of relationship does Astolfo have with Sieg?

        Higashide: His feelings towards Sieg are passionate and frank. Incidentally, Astolfo doesn’t care about male and female gender differences at all. If he loves someone, whether they’re a man or woman is a trivial issue. If Sieg wished for it, he would have probably happily become his partner. Astolfo wholeheartedly believes that Sieg is the love of her life and love him as a man.

        Ugh, disgusting. Not only is he a shota trap, he’s 100% gay.

        That’s pretty gay!

    • August 17, 2017 at 2:52 pmnewkid

      @Ulquiorra To explain it simply, they basically let Sieg summon Siegfried every time he uses one. The catalyst is Siegfried’s living heart. However, while Siegfried’s body could withstand the dragon blood within it, Sieg’s body can’t. That is reason that the spots on Sieg’s hand where the Command Spells disappeared from turned black. Even after he used them all up, power Sieg obtained from Frankenstein’s “Blasted Tree: Lightning Branch of Crucifixion” managed to barely maintain his human form, but that too was used up when Sieg used this Noble Phantasm at the end.

  • August 15, 2017 at 2:52 amL-Ryoshi

    Does anyone else hate Astolfo’s master? Astolfo’s master looks a lot like Bizon Gerafil from Buddy Complex.

  • August 15, 2017 at 3:05 amUrahara

    I liked Mordred until we were shown his/her past , now I really don’t like him/her
    on a side not : why is it that we only get to know black faction servants ? red faction is only relevant when clashing with black faction

    • August 15, 2017 at 5:32 amAtavistic

      on a side not : why is it that we only get to know black faction servants ? red faction is only relevant when clashing with black faction
      The answer is very simple: because the main character is close to them, and some of these masters and servants will become of paramount importance for his life, and so that it can achieve its goals, fulfilling their wishes.
      such as, for example:
      Astolfo will become Sieg’s servant.
      Fran is vital character for Sieg’s character development and a key character for the plot and story. Sieg will be instructed to absorb Fran’s power by the Counter Force, unlocking their ability to become into Siegfried, this is the moment when we can finally know the true the true hero of the story.
      Black faction’s servants and masters who survived this battle will join the Sieg. The surviving homunculi (now they’re free, many of them developed free will, thanks to the revolution created and led by Sieg in this battle), just as the Jeanne, Mordred and Shishigou will also join the Sieg and they will form a new faction which will be led by Sieg.

      ed faction is only relevant when clashing with black faction
      Actually, red faction comes down to a single name, Shioru Kotomi.

      • August 15, 2017 at 7:32 amUrahara

        Dude thank you and all but don’t spoil the whole damn thing , making general points would be enough without some of the details here or use spoiler tags

      • August 15, 2017 at 8:55 amSMinstrel

        Dude, there’s a spoiler function, use it.

      • August 17, 2017 at 3:42 pmErwinJA

        Welcome to any Anime-related topic in the Random Curiosity. Where 99% of the reviews, opinions and comments written by bloggers are complete shit and very uninformed.
        Bloggers by saying they read the source material, Literally bullshit, almost Everyone is a secondary who read a summary or two, browsed the wiki for a bit (Takaii doesn’t even do that) and then pretends to know what they’re talking about.

      • August 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm8mmspikes

        @Atavistic Sieg will be instructed to absorb Fran’s power by the Counter Force, unlocking their ability to become into Siegfried, this is the moment when we can finally know the true the true hero of the story.
        Power Sieg obtained from Frankenstein’s “Blasted Tree: Lightning Branch of Crucifixion” managed to barely maintain his human form, but that too was used up when Sieg used this Noble Phantasm at the end.

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:14 amFai

      @Urahara Mordred looks a lot like a Naruto female version, the only difference being that Naruto has internal conflicts and character development, while Mordred is just a generic and completely flat character used for fanservice and pointless comedy.
      Mordred also looks a lot like Boruto if you consider her disliking and liking her “father” at the same time. But Boruto actually likes his dad. He’s just a tsundere. Mordred has brain problems.

    • August 16, 2017 at 5:08 pmjohn12

      @Urahara & @SMinstrel I’m against spoilers, but in this case I can perfectly understand why they’re doing what they’re doing. I’m a big fan of Apocrypha light novel, and I guarantee they’re not doing this to spoil the anyone’s show, but a protest against this blatantly uninformed, immature, childish, ignorant and tendentious called Takaii, people like Takaii disgust me.

    • August 16, 2017 at 5:11 pmjohn12

      Takaii has absolutely no knowledge about source material (Light Novel), nor does it even have a minimum knowledge about the series and their characters and, worst of all, he’s an immature guy, acting in a childish way.

    • August 16, 2017 at 5:14 pmjohn12

      He’s literally provoking and insulting fans of the source material and those that have a minimum knowledge about the series and their characters through their tendentious reviews, which are nothing more than fanwank/headcanon based on their own tastes/wishes.

      • August 16, 2017 at 6:30 pmjohn1

        And you don’t have to be a genius to understand that he is a huge fag of Jeanne and Caules too. and Guess what happened? He exaggerated with their fanwank/headcanons based on their own tastes/wishes in this episode too.

    • August 16, 2017 at 6:33 pmjohn1

      Here is the correct translation for the episode title: “Where Freedom Lies”.
      This was a very important episode, because it’s the starting point for main plot and the beginning of the story of the main character.
      You know what I find funny? it’s that the only character that was directly related to the episode title has received only an image with half of your face and another image of their backs,

      • August 16, 2017 at 6:36 pmjohn1

        while Caules that isn’t even relevant to the plot main receives three images, including an useless image where he’s acting like a retarded siscon. We also have an useless image of a plate of food, two useless images where Jack is eating and an useless image where Jeanne is running. while these three scenes are extremely important for the main plot, main story and the main character (http://i.imgur.com/gWsYm4d.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/KQVuQ2z.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/gDed9DN.jpg) have been left out.

    • August 16, 2017 at 6:41 pmjohn1

      I’ve been frequenting anime websites for more than ten years, but I had never seen a a zero waste blogger at trash like Takaii before. As I mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Apocrypha light novel, and I can say then with absolute certainty that Takaii has absolutely no conditions to make the reviews on episodes of this series.

      • August 16, 2017 at 6:50 pmjohn1

        And you can be sure that if Takaii continues to post these tendentious episode reviews, which are nothing more than fanwank/headcanon based on their own tastes/wishes, the people will keep posting the spoilers as a protest form against this blatantly uninformed, immature, childish, ignorant and tendentious called Takaii.

        @Takaii Do you still have the courage to call yourself a man or blogger? You should be ashamed of yourself.

    • August 17, 2017 at 3:43 pmErwinJA

      Welcome to any Anime-related topic in the Random Curiosity. Where 99% of the reviews, opinions and comments written by bloggers are complete shit and very uninformed.
      Bloggers by saying they read the source material, Literally bullshit, almost Everyone is a secondary who read a summary or two, browsed the wiki for a bit (Takaii doesn’t even do that) and then pretends to know what they’re talking about.

  • August 15, 2017 at 3:13 amUrahara

    Also , I know Saber is supposed to be the strongest class but it is very obvious that in this case both Lancers are the best within their factions

  • August 15, 2017 at 8:10 amFate All

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    • August 15, 2017 at 8:33 amFaust721

      is that a bait? Why don’t you ask the MAL, 4chan or reddit?

    • August 16, 2017 at 7:05 pmjohn1

      @Fate All Let’s see: He was a no name homunculus who randomly developed free will, randomly met a Heroic spirit trap who helped him, randomly got a heart from a Heroic Spirit, randomly met a waifu Saint who promised to protect him, randomly got revived by a heroic spirit, randomly turned into a heroic spirit, is randomly the one thing that could have stopped Amakusa and their wish of happening, randomly stopped Amakusa and their wish of happening, randomly killed Amakusa, randomly turned into a dragon, randomly used this to carry the Greater Grail to the Reverse side of the world where phantasmal beasts go where no human can venture so the wish for humanity does not occur as phantasmal beasts are invalid targets, randomly ended The Holy Grail War, and randomly saved mankind and the world.

    • August 16, 2017 at 7:07 pmFai

      @Fate All Your Mother’s Vagina is protagonist of the series

    • August 16, 2017 at 7:10 pmKillthisAccount

      Your Mother’s ass is protagonist of the series

  • August 15, 2017 at 12:29 pmYanDaMan

    An army of skeletons vs an army of artificial humans. Well sucks for the homunculus, getting sacrificed like that.

    Kinda odd that this feels like the climax already only at episode 7. Im expecting some epic fights. I still dont understand the whole point of Spartacus assaulting The Black Servants and getting captured/brainwashed to their side. Seems like a stupid loss for Red’s side.

    Interesting how Shirou’s dream showed a city burning, just like…Emiya Shirou’s past. COINCIDENCE?

  • August 16, 2017 at 8:26 amtheirs

    Since finesse doesn’t seem to be working for either side, they decided to use brute force and go to all out war. Is that why this war needs a Ruler class?

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%2022.jpg
    He’s on to something isn’t he. If everyone else kills each other and he’s the only one left, he’d win by default. Considering most of his team has the same master, he doesn’t really need to babysit him much. Watching from afar seems like a very efficient use of mana.

  • August 16, 2017 at 5:42 pmjohn13

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20Apocrypha/Fate%20Apocrypha%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2032.jpg

    Can you guys spoil me on how every other servant dies as well by the way?

    • August 16, 2017 at 6:03 pmCheesyhoboe

      Sure.

      Red Faction

      Karna: Killed by Sieg.
      Amakusa ( Shirou Kotomine) Killed by Sieg.
      Atalanta: Killed by Achilles after she goes bonkers due to Jack.
      Achilles: Killed by Atalanta (it’s a double kill).
      Semiramis: Killed by Mordred.
      Mordred: Kairi is fatally wounded after fighting Semiramis and Mordred decides to die with him instead of searching another Master.
      Spartacus: Explodes after taking too much damage.

      • August 16, 2017 at 6:15 pmCheesyhoboe

        Sieg black faction
        Sieg turned into a dragon and used this to carry the Greater Grail to the Reverse side of the world where phantasmal beasts go where no human can venture so the wish for humanity does not occur as phantasmal beasts are invalid targets, endeding The Holy Grail War and saving mankind and the world.
        Astolfo: Survives.
        Frank: Kills herself due to using her NP at full power.
        Jeanne. Uses her NP and that kills.
        Siegfried: sacrifices himsel for Sieg.
        Chiron: Killed by Achilles.
        Vlad: Killed by Shirou.
        Avicebron gets sniped by Chiron after completing his golem NP (which he created by sacrificing his shota Master).

        red faction
        Shakespeare dies after the Hanging Gardens crash after Semi dies.

    • August 16, 2017 at 8:29 pmkatsu044

      What about their wishes and wishes of their masters?

      • August 16, 2017 at 9:23 pmspoilerman

        Oh god that’s asking for a lot brother

        Sieg: Frees all the Homunculi and teach them that they have the right to think and feel and make decisions about their lives without the intervention of others.
        Siegfired: You should already know this from the anime.
        Astolfo: Want to marry Sieg and live forever with him.
        Chiron: Wants to take back his immortality that he gave up.
        Jeanne Want to marry Sieg, have children with him and live forever with him.
        Vlad: He wants to erase his ‘Dracula’ legend.
        Avicebron: To complete his NP
        Jack: To return to their mother’s womb.
        Fran: To have a male counterpart created for him to love.
        Darnic: Want to reach the root.
        Fiore: Want to heal her legs.
        Celenike: To kill Sieg.
        Roche: Same as Avicebron
        Caules: Just wants his sister to be safe.
        Gordes: have no wishes.

      • August 16, 2017 at 9:30 pmspoilerman

        Atalanta: Wants to protect Children’s smiles.
        Karna Doesn’t really have one just as long as his Master is safe.
        Semi: Wants to witness Shirou’s wish.
        Shirou: Wants to bring destruction to all of humanity.
        Spartacus: Unknown.
        Mordred: Was to pull the sword from the stone and prove to her father that she is worthy to be king.
        Achilles: Unknown
        Shakespeare: To write a tragic end to this Grail War.
        Kairi: Wants to save his family.

    • August 16, 2017 at 9:57 pmspoilerman

      And in case anyone wants to know what happens to the Masters:

      Darnic: Merges with Vlad, killed by Shirou
      Celenike: Killed by Mordred
      Roche: Sacrificed by Avicebron
      Reika: Killed by Atalanta
      Gordes: realizes his faults and becomes a better person
      Kairi: Poisoned by Semi, dies alongside Mordred

  • August 18, 2017 at 12:48 amkazuki

    I feel sorry for some of the people commenting here…
    Awwww…. they’re like little kids with their lollipops being taken away from them. Getting angry because the blog post (or the blogger) is not as good as you were expecting, or the info is not as detailed as you want it or whatever, I don’t care. Here’s some ice cream, kids XD

    If you want to add information, just share it. You don’t have to call people names. (what the heck, scratch that. I’ll do the fucking same) You guys are a bunch of lowlifes, idiots, immature brats that doesn’t know anything but to criticize others. People like you disgust me. Jeez, so much negativity. Get a life!

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