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Fate/Zero – 10

「凛の冒険」 (Rin no Bouken)
“Rin’s Adventure”

Being a full episode about Rin, this could’ve easily been saved as a side story instead of one of the regular episodes, but only a fool would actually think that when childhood Rin is absolutely adorable. There were plenty of full-length pans, a shot of the million-dollar smile, and the arrival of the “true” Hero of Justice, making this a worthwhile endeavor in my books.

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December 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm Comments (182)

Fate/Zero – 09

「主と従者」 (Aruji to Juusha)
“Master and Servant”

The lengthy exposition in Fate/Zero continues, and while the thought did cross my mind that I’m too forgiving of it compared to To Aru Majutsu no Index, I really don’t think that’s the case when I haven’t read the light novels of either adaptation.

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November 27, 2011 at 12:30 am Comments (177)

Fate/Zero – 08

「魔術師殺し」 (Majutsushi Goroshi)

The episode title said it all about how this would Kiritsugu’s time to shine and he does just that with the use of his single-shot Thompson Contender, loaded with an “Origin Bullet” created from his rib bones (and effectively, part of his soul).

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November 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm Comments (156)

Fate/Zero – 07

「魔境の森」 (Makyou no Mori)
“Evil Forest”

Any concerns out there about the action dwindling down should have quickly subsided, though I don’t think anyone truly expected all the Masters to simply cooperate once Risei ordered a temporary truce until Caster is eliminated. Kiritsugu is naturally on top of that list given his assassin mindset, and not without reason due to the suspicion of a secret pact between the Church, Kirei, and Tokiomi.

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November 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm Comments (156)

Fate/Zero – 06

「謀略の夜」 (Bouryaku no Yoru)
“Night of Stratagems”

The episode title said it all, so I don’t think anyone should be terribly disappointed that the action dialed back this week in favor of more exposition. It’s not like more exposition is ever a bad thing when it comes to Fate/Zero, but Kiritsugu did blow up a building to make sure everyone’s paying attention.

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November 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm Comments (182)

Fate/Zero – 05

「凶獣咆哮」 (Kyoujuu Houkou)
“Howl of a Mad Beast”

They’re really pulling out all the stops now, as what looked like four Servants standing off against one another suddenly became six. I don’t recall that ever happening in Fate/stay night. With the way they were assessing the situation and feeling one another out, it could’ve easily turned into a free-for-all battle royal.

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October 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm Comments (344)

Fate/Zero – 04

「魔槍の刃」 (Masou no Yaiba)
“The Demon Spear”

I can’t help but wonder if it’s okay for ufotable to produce a television series — a television series — that looks as amazing as Fate/Zero does, because they’re setting the bar really high for other studios — to the point that I can’t see most of them producing something that matches up.

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October 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm Comments (141)

Fate/Zero – 03

「冬木の地」 (Fuyuki no Chi)
“The Land of Fuyuki”

Well, I hope I didn’t ruin the enjoyment of too many viewers out there about something that was revealed in just nine minutes of this third episode. Personally, I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.

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October 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm Comments (160)

Fate/Zero – 02

「偽りの戦端」 (Itsuwari no Senten)
“False Start to the War”

Fate/Zero doesn’t miss a beat as the build-up and exposition continues on in this second episode. It maintained the same pacing as the hour-long premiere and was just as epic too.

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October 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm Comments (252)

Fate/Zero – 01

「英霊召喚」 (Eirei Shoukan)
“Summoning Ancient Heroes”

This one-hour long first episode may have only been a lot of preamble for the prequel to Fate, but I just love how it established everything that I read about and showed the Holy Grail War in a very different light with willing participants.

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October 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm Comments (217)

Aoi Eir – MEMORIA PV (Fate/Zero ED)

It feels like it’s been forever since I last posted about a music video, but the ending theme for the upcoming Fate/Zero anime caught my attention in all the promo videos and made me want to share the clip that recently showed up on new female artist Aoi Eir’s website. (For whatever reason, they don’t want to reveal her face just yet.)

I found myself rewatching the Fate/Zero character clips just to hear parts of the chorus, so it’s nice to finally hear more of the song. The full version’s floating around the Internet airwaves ahead of its October 19th release date too, having been played over the radio. I’ve included it below for your listening pleasure (and to get it stuck in your head like it is mine). Judging from the season poll, Fate/Zero is one of the most anticipated new shows this fall, so it looks like I’m not the only one who’s going to be hearing a lot of this song.

* Streaming video after the jump.
* Updated with full version of PV.

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September 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm Comments (32)

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