Fate Stay Night Episode 7
The episode starts off a bit slow. After spending the night, Rin takes Shirou out around town as a way to cheer him up. I guess having that conversation was depressing for her. Shirou is always so focused on chasing his ideal, Rin wanted to take him out and have him enjoy life. It was fun seeing Rin tease Shirou, and Saber being Saber, but this whole outing was the calm before the storm.
Fate Stay Night Episode 7
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works is an anime series primarily based on the Unlimited Blade Works storyline in the Fate/stay night visual novel, in which Shirou Emiya, a high school student and amateur mage living in Fuyuki City, Japan, is dragged into the Fifth Holy Grail War, a secret magical tournament. In it, seven participants, known as "Masters", and their "Servants", reincarnated personifications of legendary heroes of history, fight in a battle royale for the Holy Grail, an omnipotent magical chalice that can fulfill any wish or desire for its victor. Shirou and his Servant Saber, are forced to team up with Rin Tohsaka, another Master in the Holy Grail War, but Shirou finds himself earning the strong dislike of Rin's mysterious Servant Archer, whose motivations are unknown.
Fate/stay night is an anime based on the visual novel Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. The episodes are directed by Yūji Yamaguchi, animated by Studio Deen and produced by the Fate Project, which included Geneon Entertainment, TBS, CREi, Type-Moon and Frontier Works Inc. The story of the series is primarily based on the Fate storyline in the Fate/stay night visual novel, although certain elements of the other two storylines, Unlimited Blade Works and Heaven's Feel, are incorporated into the plot.
Visually, this episode also manages to make the rest of the series look dull by comparison. Now that's a tall order, because this series looks fantastic overall. Usually there's one or two moments of standout animation/direction per episode, but this was just a continuous stream of it. It's so thrilling that it's almost too much to stomach during a single viewing. I had to keep pausing to breathe. The shots of Shirou and Archer standing above the crater were particularly excellent for reasons I can't broach without encroaching on serious spoiler territory. The most I'll say is that they were a callback to Shirou's recurring dream of the destruction at the end of the 4th Grail War. This episode had the same choreographer, Takashi Suhara, as Fate/Zero episode four (the one with the Saber/Lancer fight) and it shows. That was one of the best parts of Fate/Zero's first season, and I'm betting this fight will have a similar place in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.
I really hope this show's scripts are localized well when it gets an english dub. It probably sounds just fine in Japanese, but I can't imagine an English speaker believably reciting lines like, "When you say that, your excessive stupidity hurts my head! Idiot!" or "You know you're an idiot, and you go around calling others idiots? Idiot!" Fate/stay night has had this problem before. (The infamous "people die when they are killed" was a mistranslation of a play on a Japanese idiom.) Still, this is a show where I'd really enjoy a good English track. I'd also appreciate more readings of Archer's "I am the bone of my sword" incantation to lull myself to sleep at night.
I was happy to have 3 episodes of Parasyte to write about for this series of articles, but getting two Fate/stay night episodes to enjoy and write about was also very enjoyable. It helps they were both full of action and plot-driven to get us along with the season finale approaching ever closer. 041b061a72