Since I already did one post tonight, about Anime-Planet and Crunchyroll, and I'm behind on both homework and sleep, I'm going to take the easy way out for this Rewind post. Here's a link to my 2010 Anime-Planet review of Fate/stay night. I gave it a 7.6/10 and concluded, "Fate/stay night is a must for fans of magic and some types of fantasy. I’d put it in the same genre as Kaze no Stigma. It has magic, a tiny bit of romance, fights, and age old heroes. If you enjoy this genre, you’ll probably enjoy Fate/stay night. Otherwise, I'm not sure."
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a proper screenshot. My apologies.
So yeah, I liked it well enough. But for some reason, I don't remember the parts I enjoyed very well. I suppose I should re-watch a few episodes to help me remember the good parts, so I can give more balanced comments in conversations about it. No, I haven't seen Fate/Zero. Do I plan to? Eh, probably, eventually. Yeah, I've heard it's better. I just... have other priorities, I guess.
I love the Fate series, though I have mixed feelings about the first anime release. Having read the visual novel first, I couldn't help but point out unnecessary changes that had been made and the like. If Fate/Stay Night is a 7/10, then Fate/Zero is an easy 9/10. It's leaps and bounds ahead in quality of both story and art and I would highly recommend that you give it a go. There's a little bit of religious stuff in there that you might not enjoy but you've shown that you're willing to take anime forays into that area with a grain of salt in the past so it should be alright.ReplyDelete
In other news, there's a second Fate/Stay Night anime being made by the studio that did Fate/Zero. I'm not entirely sure whether it's a remake or whether it tells another of the Visual Novel's stories (there are 3; the first and second have been animated so far), though i'm looking forward to it either way ^_^
That's a pretty high recommendation. I'll give it a try sometime in the next year (probably). Religious aspects shouldn't bother me; I have some Christian friends whose taste I trust who loved Fate/Zero. If it did ruffle me... it would make a good blog post. :)Delete