「冬の日、心の所在」 (Fuyu no Hi, Kokoro no Shozai)
“Winter Days, Where the Heart Is”
I lost it when Saber teleported in.
Moe, Moe, Kyun~
The queen of the tsunderes has finally revealed herself and it looks like there’s no chance she’s going to slow down. I mean, can you imagine how much effort it took to not only ask Shirou to eat lunch with her but to offer a seat right next to her? Sure it may have been under the guise of “eating in the wind probably sucks” but we all know Rin really wanted c:
Seriously though, this week’s episode was a great one in terms of giving some more personality to someone who originally came off as something of as an Ice Queen. While it may be inherently a part of her mage life to keep nearly everything about herself a secret, secret’s don’t really do much for us, the audience. Which is why little things like Rin trying to apologize about Archer nearly killing Shirou really help establish her reputation as someone more than a mage with a soft spot. Because after all we’ve heard about mages and the way they live their lives (ie: being as effective as possible) it’s nice to know that Rin hasn’t succumbed to that and is truly a kind-hearted person. Sure we may see bits and pieces of it slip out whenever something dangerous rears its ugly-head around but it never hurts to see someone being honest with themselves — am I right?
Unlimited Budget Works
While it’s up to debate just how much money ufotable is sinking into this show, I think we’re all in agreement that everything in the show looks fabulous. And as much as people have talked time and time again about the stunning visuals, I can’t help but highlight the scene where Saber teleported into the school. It may have only been a few seconds but it was so beautiful I literally felt my jaw smack my desk before I realized my mouth was open.
Caster Does what Mages do Best
Just like any good spell caster realizes, a mage’s true position is always the backline. Giving them a clear vision of the battlefield as well as having time to react to whatever might be heading their way, it looks like Caster is abusing her position to its full potential — something you’d expect someone trying to win the Holy Grail would do! Which honestly makes it difficult to fault her for her tactics because as underhanded as they are, they are pretty effective. That said, when you have someone so powerful manipulating things from the shadows you have to wonder what kind of person could be her master. And while we still have no clue who that person may be with the exception that he or she also attends the same school as Shirou and Rin, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were also someone who could fill the role of “frontline nightmare” because what better match could there be?
Wow, what an episode. Taking care of the Shinji problem in one fell swoop it looks like the story is ready to move on to the Caster problem. Even though I can’t even fathom how they’re going to deal with someone as tenacious as her, I’m willing to bet Archer, Rin, or Shirou will have some trump card they’ll pull out of their sleeves. However, you have to wonder whether or not Shirou and Archer will be able to get over their grievances. Because judging from the preview, it sounds like Archer’s contempt for Shirou is growing ever larger — which makes you wonder if he’s going to go out and attempt to take him out again. Anyways, see you guys next week!