It begins people! Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works the TV starts and what a way to kick things off! There is absolutely no other way that I can think of that ufotable could have began this series better than animating Rin’s POV prologue of the game as the entrée episode! No way!
I am not afraid to confess that that prologue was the only part of the games, all of the Fate games that I played! I tried to continue but I was so pissed when the POV switched to RANDOM CLASSMATE that I totally deleted that whole thing! Why did they not keep Rin as the protagonist?!! Oh wait – EROGE!
Can you imagine the cash if ufotable actually decides to go with Rin’s POV for this second time take on the series on TV?! But fat chance of that happening seeing as her episode wasn’t spared the ‘prologue treatment’! Seriously, what better time to break out of the shell than these times of change where the world is more tolerant to breaking code?! Alas, it is not going to happen seeing as even with the prologue, even as ufotable tried their best, still that damn RANDOM CLASSMATE was being made out as some great life source that we can’t live without, for, even as they tried to cut his time short, when he did appear he tried to be all cool and stuff. Oh well, I ain’t gonna lie, I felt a great pleasure seeing him bleed all over the floor of the school corridors.
Thank you Brancer!
Oh Rin-chama, welcome back! How I have missed you! Suddenly, everything is coming back to me and I mean everything! Knowing what I know already having watched both Fate/Zero and that first fate/Stay Night anime adaptation makes for a very intense and weird viewing experience let me assure you! Seeing Rin’s view she has of her parents and my view I have of them from Fate/Zero, add in the catalyst that is the fossil anime and please God, I need air!
ufotable have done the perfect job on animating this prologue. It’s been years since I last played it, years since I started a fic based on it and yet every single frame jumped out of my memory as if I just played it yesterday! Watching Rin in her mansion is like I am in the game, feeling the pressing of the lonely walls against her. Like I can totally feel the position she is in as a Mage that has to take on this impossible duty that has been passed down their family line since the first grail war!
Seeing Rin and Sakura meet for the first time (in this series) was a soul-searching experience dear Readers! I now know the truth of things as does everybody so watching them be like that was like my lower body was being cooked while my upper body stood frozen in a block of ice! I was grinning like a maniac, not knowing what to do with myself! Be happy or sad for them! I could taste the bitter underlying tension between them (even if they hid it well and all new fans won’t know what hit them later on)!
Watching the other characters like Mitsuzuri-senpai was also a lick back to the fic I was writing. Speaking of which, when I wrote that fic Fate/Zero hadn’t existed yet. Not even the novel. Guess what my fic was titled?
I kid you not! I wonder if I could get a huge lump of money if I sued whoever wrote the novel. nah, I am too good for that kind of thing! Damn, sometimes I hate goodness!
Forget Justin Beaber, the real most hated wo(man) on the internet is back and his name is Matou Shinji! I think I am gonna have to pray to our Devil God Homucifer and get him destroyed! Nah, better yet I think I will wait for the upcoming Heavens Feel anime to watch with pleasure as he is raped and then kindly mutilated ™Dark Sakura
OMG, I am so happy! My favourite inserts are gonna get the spotlight they deserve, finally! thank you ufotable! And thank you for finally showing us Rin’s real star power at school and how the girls are all gay for her except a certain someone! But then again, it wouldn’t have done if they were both pinning after each other so…But Rin, Y U not go on that lunch date?! Sure it would have been crashed by the other two stooges but still, give the girl a moment, won’t you! Then again, you did encourage her to ask you again and since Saber ahs yet to turn you gay, I guess the next time you will accept? I will be waiting Rin, I will be waiting!
And thank the good Lord for the literal minute or less screen time that was RCM (Random Classmate AKA Stupid Shirou)for even the time he appeared I was irritated by him to no ends. God, I have to sit through his inner monologues again after this for 25 episodes?! Please God, have mercy! Please spare us the monologues, I beg of thee! I will take following him around as the story revolves around him from now on (Even though it should be Rin, goddamnit!) but if I have to listen to his inner things too I don’t know what…Yes, I know in the future he is but still, I can’t stand his whiny…Oh well, we were promised an improved version this time around but really, flavoured poo is still poo, am I roit!? I swear if he treats Saber again like he did the first time around animated I am gonna flip tables and…
Ah, don’t mind me, I am just being a Rin stepping stone again!
Rin pls, your Saber ‘tower-of-babylon’ is showing!
GARCHER! Welcome back! We missed you!
I am died! I am so die *nose bursts*
Rin pls, stap!
I said pls Rin, your Saber hard-on is showing!
I am gonna come out and bait the whole world that Rin has had multiple dreams of Saber! And judging from the first contact to come, gender wasn’t established in said dreams either!
Anyway, we all know (well, the fans that is) know of the Holy Grail war deal! This is the fourth I believe? Or is it the fifth? I can’t remember. Any way the last one was a couple of year before when Rin and Sakura were but lolis…
The war that is fought by seven Warriors (Heroic Spirits) with the aid of Seven Masters with whose help, they can gain enough mana to stay in the plane of the living. But, the catch is that only one winner have to have the wish! The current war is taking place, once again, in the same city as before, Rin’s city, or the city which her family has command over. The Tohsakas are one of the strongest three magical families in existence (or is it Japan, can’t tell anymore).
Rin, being the sole survivor and heir of the Tohsaka’s has the duty to take part in the war and she is very desperate to get a servant of the Saber class – Arguably the strongest class of Servants! She even makes sure to start the summoning ritual at the time of night where her magic is at it’s peak but we all know Rin! During the day she forgot the fact that her clocks went back an hour due to the discovered magic box left behind by her father and so she instead began the ritual an hour early.
And thus Rin summons not Saber but Archer instead! Queue the disappointment of her failure and yet it is not! For the fates are on her side, and she draws the servant she was actually looking for in the beginning, well, conceptually that is – the strongest servant – GARcher!
Oh God, everything is coming back to me. I am so ready to have babies with bodies made out of swords! God BG, you are a very bad, bad person! Calm your…ahem!
I am gonna come out to a leap of faith here and say that not another Servant/Master meeting was as smooth as Rin’s and Archer’s! These two were made for each other, then again knowing who Archer really is is a bit…
Okay, slow down Moses, I think someone has had a bit much to drink! The bush ain’t on fire! Like, Is that G-G-Gi-GIL_SAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA OMG What even?!! What is this?!! What in God’s name am I watching?!! Why is Sakura and Gil-sama…AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Okay, deep breaths, deep breaths! Change of topic! Okay, to those who have seen the episode, was it just me or did Sakura so drop those papers on purpose!? I mean we all know how wifey she is, Grade A that one, which means she is good with her hands (uh…) So for her to be that clumsy, and at such a convenient time to boot! Evidence, which is the lack of surprise and the fact that Nee-san (Oh fu…), I mean seeing as Rin was talking about things that shouldn’t be talked about in public let alone with the person she was talking to, or not talking to, I am so calling purposeful clutzing on her part to alert Rin of the danger she was placing herself in.
She was looking out for Nee-san (Goddamnit, I did it again!) Oh sweet, sweet Sakura! or maybe she did it for her own gains in order to get Senpai to notice her and come over to help so she can take in that tantalising and addictive most missed smell of her lovely hair and…STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
What is wrong with me!??! I am so not shipping this all over agai-
MOTHER OF GREAT GOD! I will have your babies the both of you! Come at me together and I don’t even care! I hate threesomes but in this case, I don’t think I have ever heard of the word hate. What is that? What does it mean?! I said COME HERE AND GIVE ME UR BABIES!
Oh Lord of GAR, the quality of this scene! That was literally my face throughout the whole thing with a bonus in the form of a face-splitting grin! I am a action fan and my eyes, Jesus my eyes, is this heaven? One thing is for sure, the Blurays of this TV series are gonna sell like…no, hot-cakes will have nothing on these sales. I know for I am going to purchase my 2nd ever Anime BD series and…Wait, let me check if the pre-orders are already up! My wallet is itching to be scratched!
Damn, no listings yet! You let me down ufotable, you let me down!
Look at the little biatch run!
Well, tried to run anyway. Oh the sweet feeling of satisfaction!
Can you believe a huge amount of people misread this scene?! Talk about denial!
The things we do for our loved ones…
Let me spell it out! Rin did not just spend the infinite amount of mana collected over Lord (and her father but he is dead now) how many years reviving a Random Classmate because she fancied him. She does fancy him but not that much! She saved him because his death would have caused someone else close to her an infinite amount of grief. Someone that only had the stupid Random Classmate to keep her going in a world so cruel that is only to her and no other in this world (maybe her deceased Uncle too but the horror was too much for him that he went completely insane and even rape-chocked Rin’s mother in his madness).
I had not seen this before, not when I was playing the prologue as a game or even from the previous animations but I finally figured out the whole reason Rin is into this war. It’s not that stupid excuse she puts out of just being in the war to win or make her father proud, no, it’s all for that one person, that one person she wishes to change the world for. Which is really sad seeing as the stupid Random Classmate who had had a different wish/dream later turned and stole Rin’s wish/.dream from her and played the Hero and thus stealing Sakura in then…
Alright, alright, I am shut my mouth, jeez Louise!
Ah but the 2nd best girl has yet to show up and she does right in the very last minute of the episode. 2nd best because to hell with logic, Rin is the best girl in Nasuverse!
As to whom I am speaking of, that be the one and only SABER, King Arturia Pendragon of Britain in all her majestic glory ready to skewer Rin into kingdom come because this Saber is THE SABER! And yet despite the deadly confrontation Rin can’t help but fall all in out and in again to the end of the universe and time and back again in love with this ethereal (literally) being standing before her un-believing eyes! Suddenly, Archer doesn’t exists, I swear even I forgot about him from this moment on because My God Saber just stole the show somehow in all her 30 or less seconds she appears and I am like…
No seriously, I am so done! This is too much! I need to survive somehow until next weekend!