Saber yo, I am not sure what happened to you between Fate/Zero and now but you sure seem a bit full of yourself! If you keep this up you are in for a world of hurt. Only your A++ Luck saved you from being KO during Day 0 without even having spent half an hour in our world. As she said Lancer’s Nobel Phantasm negates Cause and Effect which literally means that Luck and Fate mean nothing in the face of Gae Bolg. Saber only survived because her Luck is at the top of the game! Any other servant would have been done for. Even with her luck though, she was only lucky enough to avoid her heart from being pierced through.
But then even as hurt as she is, after Lancer let’s her go, she goes right into the next battle. Rin had been worried after being warned by Archer that if Lancer knows that the witness was still alive, he would come to finish the job so of course Rin had to come over to keep an eye on the guy that her sister loves (It’s all about Sakura). But Saber senses their presence and attacks! Random Schoolmate noticing Rin uses one of his command seals to stop Saber. Saber was all like ‘What are you doing? I could have defeated them now and be done with it!’ and I was like…
Saber yo, you know that you are hurt, right? You don’t even know anything about the servant you are fighting against or the fact that his master has to be the strongest mage in all the masters in this war but Oh No…You think you are stronger than everybody else! Well, Saber, I am going to enjoy seeing your smile being wiped off your face in the coming episodes if you keep up this unpleasant character of yours!
Yeah, Saber is really coming off a bit differently from the one I remember and from what I hear, about UBW being about Team Red (Rin and GARcher), I guess it is intended for her to have a less likeable character, though not by much because hello, Saber was damn fine in fate/Zero, too fine! Then again, if she is going to be like this through out then it won’t be hard to not like her that much anymore. But Rin loves her so I have to love her too…Ahhh so conflicted!
So, the first episode (episode 01) of the series is here and we get our first OP and ED too. And of course just as I though the non-action parts of this episode were incredibly boring! I know it might have to do with the fact that it is just the prologue (episode 0) but in the different character’s POV but I am pretty sure that’s not the biggest reason why it was as boring as I found it!
I confess now, I am one of the many (from what I hear I am not the only one) that prefer Rin to be the main character in this series! I mean they can make it work. Just because RCM was the MC in the game it doesn’t mean that he has to be here as well! It worked for the game because it was an EROGE! The anime couldn’t be very far from an eroge! Yes, it is based of that source material but to hell with that logic! I tell you I fast-forwarded through this episode because that’s how much I really can’t stand that guy! And the effects of the eroge have already began to take effect! Even Saber has already began to show signs! I tell you I am already missing my Fate/Zero Saber, even as she has only appeared for like 2 min!
Any way, that OP gives us our first look at the other players especially the servants! What really surprised me was the Berserk x Lancer battle! I most certainly don’t remember seeing that before. And Berserk, how can you fight with Ilya on your shoulder like that?!! MADNESS! Speaking of Ilya…I will never see her in this series without thinking of…
What is happening here? Gil-sama already knew of Sakura then? But it’s not even HF
Now I know what I missed terribly from that first series! It’s these three stooges! Brownie LOL I am so calling RCM that from now on! And Homura-hara? OMG, Is this all taking place in Homucifer’s world?! It all makes sense now! BTW, I call these three stooges: The Nerd, the Butch and the Lesbian!
Feels good guys, it feels good! Too bad Rin had to save him. Speaking of which, if you guys remember in the prologue, after Rin saves Brownie and gets back to her mansion, (That’s right, mansion. Rin is so rich she doesn’t even need money!) Archer gives her back her gem that had all the mana she needed to raise someone from the dead. I assumed that Archer must have picked it up after Rin had left and before Brownie had woken up but then in this episode 01, we see that the gem was still there when Brownie woke up and he took it with him! So what the hell did Archer give to Rin? If they are the same gem and Archer is a heroic spirit from the future since he seemed to recognise Saber then hesitated during the prologue when Saber attacked Rin. So does this mean that Archer and Brownie are…
Any way, at the very least Saber still has something in common with her Fate/Zero counterpart! She is still completely BADASS! Just like episode 0, she totally steals the thunder in her entrance here as well! My face was struggling to not melt off because of the way I was testing it to its limits during the time from Saber’s entrance to her meeting Rin and Archer! She was so tiny that I struggled to even see her under all the eyegasmic battle scenes! I guess that’s actually one of her advantages. It is not a disadvantage because she is already really strong so it can only be an advantage because it is hard for her enemies, who are all real taller than her to hold her off. Gil-sama maybe has it better because he is almost the same height as her (maybe) anyway he is smaller than the rest of the servants that’s for sure!
When Lancer activated his Nobel Phantasm though I kid you not dear Readers, my sister had to come over to my room to see if I was okay! I wasn’t convincing at all when I told her I was fine, breathing like a horse as I was. Needless to say, the look had a visitor at 3am!
Yes, another 1 hour long episode! This is really shaping out to be the series of the year already! Yeah, sure this episode was really boring but from what I heard, it was expected as we have already seen all this before, be it from the prologue (to the new ones) or form the first series. Apparently from here onwards, everything is gonna be new, well to us who did not play the game! I am very happy I am one of those. I just hope we are spared Brownie’s POV as much as possible. And since (from what I heard too) this is about Team Red, we will be getting more Rin that Brownie so I am thankful for that! But if things are to go as this first episode, it means we will have to suffer through Brownie’s interferences quite a lot to the point of Rin falling to the curse of THE HAREM!
Forget Ebola, this is the one disease I am most looking forward to avoiding this winter!
Well then, till next time and GO Team Red (And IRELAND)! Oh before I go…