Dec 25, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 13

Okay, I’m a little bit tipsy so I’m sorry if I make any shameful mistakes. If you see something that doesn’t belong; please report it. I know it’s late, but meh, I just wanted to see the final Fate/Zero episode of this season, sue me.

The episode starts and I’m already getting pissed off, and I was just 2 minutes in. Ryuunosuke and Caster really get to me, I have no idea why. I get agitated and moody when I see those two. Those two are distrusting, they talk about god like he’s a monster who loves death. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a believer, I’m just saying its wrong, that’s all.

It’s not all bad though. I have gained a lot more respect for Waver and Rider. Waver may be an inexperienced coward, but he does get that job done. Rider may have a very big mouth and ego, but unlike Kanye West, he does put his money where his mouth is, so that’s admirable. Waver may be weak in strength, but he makes up for it in dedication and knowledge. Waver is always on the lookout for more information, items and tips that help him get the edge in this war.

It’s too bad that Waver doubts his abilities. He is so insecure that it might cost him his life if he doesn’t watch out. He is very lucky to have Rider as his servant, I doubt that any other servant would have been that easygoing.

Meanwhile Caster is working on something down by the river. It had to be something very powerful, as it drew the attention of other servants in the area. I have no idea what it was, but it looked like something you would get if you crossbred a mutated plant and squid.

It seems that Caster’s overconfidence is about to be his downfall. Several servants have gathered in order to take him down. The servants decided to team up against that monster, wanting to kill him no matter what.

This is one hell of a cliffhanger here. My god, I can’t wait till April. I’m going to have to keep my fingers crossed here till April, hoping that Caster and Ryuunosuke finally get what they deserve.  I do stand firm behind my previous statement though; I find it kind of bad that all servants are still in the game, does it really take a whole season to build up to that? I just hope that they won’t rush it.

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Dec 17, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 12

I just finished watching this episode. I was pretty sure that it would’ve been an exciting episode, but there was absolutely no action. I doubt it’s the calm before the storm, as next week’s episode will be the season’s final one. The second season will start April 2012.

Kirei and Tokiomi were worried about Rider’s Noble Phantasm. They couldn’t rate it, because it’s immeasurable, just like Gilgamesh. Rider has been made a higher priority because of his powerful Noble Phantasm. I’m still not sure how Rider’s Noble Phantasm works, it either transports you to the past, or it’s some sort of illusion that works within a certain radius. I don’t think it’s an illusion though, as many Assassins got killed that day.

Meanwhile Irisviel and Saber headed off towards their new base. I didn’t get a good look, but I could’ve sworn that it’s the place where, in many years’ time, Shirou, Kiritsugu’s son, will grow up to become a fine young man.

Saber noticed that something was wrong with Irisviel. She wouldn’t drive, she couldn’t carry her things and she couldn’t even draw her magical circles. It seems that Irisviel’s time is drawing near. She cut of one of her senses in order to keep it together. She will never Saber’s help more than ever now.

Meanwhile Kirei is still having his confusing conversation with Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is positive that Kirei has a desire of his very own for wanting the Holy Grail. Kirei strongly denies it, he says that it’s selfish for wanting such a thing, that he couldn’t because of his believes.

Their conversation continued for quite a bit. Gilgamesh somehow managed to persuade him to “steal” another master’s servant. Can you even steal a servant? Because Kayneth, before handing over his Command Seals to Sola, had to agree to it first. Sola couldn’t just take his Command Seals. So, if that is indeed one of the requirements, then that means that Kirei will have to threaten and/or torture another master in order to get his/her command seals.

I know it’s getting complicated, I really do. That graph that they released isn’t helping much at the moment, too much has happened, so it’s become a bit outdated now. I imagine that they are going to use this last episode to create one hell of a cliffhanging, ensuring that people will watch the second season as well. We’ll see what happens.

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Dec 10, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 11

Thank god it’s here! I just came home and all I wanted to do was watch the new Fate/Zero episode. My girl even had the nerve to ‘order’ me to take out the trash before sitting in front of this screen of mine. After a few minutes of yelling, telling her how I’m the man in the house, making it clear that it’s my house and, of course, taking out the trash, I finally got to sit down and watch this week’s episode!

Things are starting to get interesting now that everything is going back to normal. Servants are keeping their distance from one another, masters are once again plotting away like no tomorrow and yet still no one has lost so far. Rider wants to change that, which is why he visited Saber and Irisviel, telling them that he’s holding a banquet. The guy even invited archer, the guy with the biggest ego, also known as the Kanye West of Fate/Zero.

Gilgamesh is so full of himself, he just kept going on about his finest wines, weaponry and other “treasures” that he supposedly possess. They discussed on what they would wish for once they got a hold of the Holy Grail. They all agreed that Saber is a fool of a king, because she wishes to alter her past. She was under the impression that she should’ve sacrificed herself for her people, instead of the other way around.

Emotions were rising through the roof during the banquet, but they didn’t have time to finalize it. Assassin came and crashed the party, or should I say a whole army of them? Gilgamesh was not informed of any of this, in fact; he was disgusted by Tokiomi. Rider finally got serious and, for a minute, he actually looked pretty damn cool, especially when he used that Noble Phantasm of his to somehow alter the world into a scene of the past. Assassin seemed outmatched at first, having like 30 bodies. But can thirty assassins really defeat hundreds of thousands of soldiers that remain loyal to Rider?

The battle was fierce and many of assassin’s bodies were getting destroyed, it was very epic. I really hope assassin’s gone for good now, although I doubt it very much. Rider may have a big mouth, but he sure showed us that he has what it takes to back it up. I cannot believe that Rider’s Noble Phantasm is that strong, very impressive indeed.

The episode comes to an end as Gilgamesh leaves with the advice for Saber to keep doing what she’s doing, because he thinks he’ll love her even more if she does. It’s all very strange, but whatever. Damn, I really can’t wait to see next week’s episode, it’s getting really good!

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Dec 3, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 10

Well, this feels just like a kick in my secret place. I was expecting to see some badass action where at least one servant and/or master is about to meet his/her demise, but that was not the case. The entire episode revolved around Rin and her undying curiosity.

Cute little Rin, who was sent away from the city in order to keep her safe from the war, stumbled upon Ryuunosuke, Caster’s master, when she saw him with her friend Kotone. It seems that Ryuunosuke used some sort of magical bracelet to lure in children by hypnotizing them. She must’ve either been very brave to sneak into his base like that, or very stupid.

It’s no surprise that Ryuunosuke found her. He tried to hypnotize her too, but she managed to summon enough magical power to break that bracelet. The hypnotized children returned to normal once the bracelet was destroyed. That guy is so careless, how come he’s still alive? It just doesn’t make sense.

Rin managed to escape after freeing all of the other children, only to be found by one of Caster’s weird plant-mutations. It’s a good thing that Kariya was close by to save Rin from being attacked, but I’m afraid that it’s not looking good for that guy. Kariya is looking worse than he did before, the magic he’s been using is slowly draining his life force, which is why his time as well as his magic is very limited. Kariya saved Rin because he was, or perhaps still is, in love with her mother, formerly known as Aoi Zenjō. He kept in contact with the Tohsaka family, which is why both of their daughters came to grow fond of Kariya.

This season’s final episode should, by my calculations, air at the end of this month. I expect to see at least one or more participants lose by then. I would consider this a bad season if not one participant lost, even though several battles already took place.

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Nov 26, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 09

It’s here! I was getting a little bit impatient. This episode was really infuriating, and not in a good way. This war is completely filled with psychopaths that would do anything to get what they want, and now a new one joins the party. I agree that it takes all types of people to make the world go round, but why must nine out of ten be psychopaths?

Kayneth, who got defeated by Kiritsugu in the last episode, is not doing so well. He barely survived and is now unable to use any kind of magic, but that’s the least of his problems. His ‘guardian angel’ is Sola, a psychopath that threatened him to hand over his Command Seals. She was willing to do anything that god forbids to him in order to obtain those Seals.

Kayneth, as expected, gave in and agreed to give her his Command Seals. She then lied to Lancer about her motives for wanting the Holy Grail, only so that Lancer would actually help her obtain it. Lancer didn’t even want to fight alongside her, he only accepted because she swore to use it to save Kayneth, which was clearly a lie. I just don’t understand why Kayneth didn’t call for Lancer when he was being threatened like that, he could’ve easily killed her.

Meanwhile Waver and Rider found Caster’s hideout with the use of Waver’s alchemic skills. They didn’t wait too long to infiltrate, only to find an empty hideout filled with children’s bodies.  Their trip wasn’t for nothing though, because they found out that Assassin wasn’t actually dead when three of them tried to ambush them.  They retreated whilst setting fire to that hideout, merely in the hope that it might slow Caster down, if anything.

The reason why I got so agitated is because of that Sola. I got so annoyed when she actually managed to pull it off. Caster was the one who I wanted dead first, but Sola, after seeing this episode, has officially taken his place. She must die!

The first season is nearing its end, so I’m pretty sure she’ll die soon.  I don’t think they are going to end the season without getting rid of at least one server and/or master.

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Nov 19, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 08

Oh god, I think I just had one. This episode was one of the best so far, it just makes you want to keep on watching. But I must say that it sort of pisses me off that Caster managed to escape. How could he just escape like that? Lancer pierced his Noble Phantasm, cancelling all of Caster’s spells, how the hell did he managed to escape like that?

The battle between Kiritsugu and Kayneth just kept on getting better. Blondie’s annoying attitude kept getting on my nerves as he just kept talking about how superior he was. But Kiritsugu kept testing his defense by using his submachine gun and used his handgun as soon as he found that one opening, shooting straight through Kayneth’s left shoulder. That just goes to show that experience is a powerful weapon when skills just aren’t enough. Kayneth just kept going, focusing all of his mana on his defense, not knowing that Kiritsugu wanted him to do it. Kiritsugu unloaded another magazine of submachine gun bullets on Kayneth, followed up by his handgun, loaded up with one of his sixty-six special bullets.

While Kayneth is drooling away in utter defeat, we take a quick look at Irisviel, Maiya and Kirei, who were having a battle of their very own. It was pretty awesome when Irisviel used some magic other than healing magic, nice to see that Kiritsugu taught her something like that. Sure, it may not have been effective on Kirei, because he’s a mage hunter and all, but it bought them some time. Kirei was under the impression that both of them were homunculi because they followed Kiritsugu. He wanted to know more before killing them, fortunately for those two that Saber was on her way to their position. Irisviel would have died if she did not have that Scabbard.

It was a very good episode. I think that Kirei is going to make Kiritsugu and his allies a higher priority next. It was good, but it could’ve been so much better if Caster just died.  I can’t wait for next week!

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Nov 13, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 07

Man, these have been a busy few days. First I finished the new theme, and then my previous host started acting up, causing the site to time out every few seconds. I just hope that things will go a lot smoother from now on, especially since I changed hosts. I don’t like it when the site is offline, slow or inaccessible. You all deserve better!

Anyway, meanwhile it’s about to get very ugly in Fate/Zero as several battles are about to break loose. Kiritsugu may have set a lot of traps inside and around the Einzbern mansion, but it just wasn’t enough to get rid of Kayneth, a full-fledged mage. Kayneth wishes to kill two birds with one stone as he uses his servant to attack Caster together with Saber, while he himself goes after Saber’s master. Little did he know that he would have to face Kiritsugu in order to get to Irisviel. The question we all have to ask is; whether Kritisugu, who uses weapons because his magical knowledge is limited, is capable of defeating Kayneth, someone who, although self-proclaimed, is a master of magic.

Meanwhile Saber and Lancer will have to take on Caster and his fiendish little demon followers.  I personally wouldn’t go about calling those things demons though, they look more like mutated plants. The only reason why Caster seems so strong, hell, the only reason why Caster poses any threat at all is because of his Noble Phantasm. If they can somehow separate Caster from that book then the fight is pretty much over, as it’s the source of his power.  What worries me most is the whereabouts of his master, what is he up to? I know he’s not the best master to have, but surely he must be capable of something if he was able to summon Caster?

Like I said; it’s about to get ugly. I have a lot of faith in Kiritsugu. His magical arsenal may not be as impressive as Kayneth’s, but he has a lot of experience when it comes to defeating mages. As for the battle between Saber, Lancer and Caster… Well, I don’t think Caster has much of a chance. He used up a lot of mana during his one on one with Saber, and his master is nowhere to be found, how big a threat could he possibly pose at this point? We’ll have to wait for next week to find out, I for one can’t wait!

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Nov 5, 2011

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Fate/Zero episode 06

Here we go again. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends are still really confused when it comes to Fate/Zero.  I agree that some things are hard to follow, the story has become so ridiculously complicated, and it’s become so complicated that you can’t even tell who’s allied with whom anymore.  I really hope that some servants and/or masters are going to lose soon, it should simplify things.

It’s about time! Caster finally made an appearance. Caster was waiting on a road for Saber and Irisviel, who sees a high speed car as a mere toy. Caster was under the impression that Saber was his loved one from a past life, boy was he wrong. He was so persistent that he just couldn’t shut up about it, causing Saber to draw her sword. He realized that it was futile to continue the conversation, so he decided to take his leave. I must say; Caster, as well as his master, is coo coo for cocoa puffs. He is under the impression that killing people will help him in his quest to control Saber.

Meanwhile the other masters are plotting their own schemes. It’s about to get ugly, that much is clear.  Buildings are being blown up just to lure out masters, servants are watching servants and masters are trying to kill masters.  The Ao no Exorcist OVA may have disappointed me on the action front, but I doubt that Fate/Zero ever will. I also learned that Gilgamesh is of the Archer class, I honestly did not know that.

Finally, although I think some of you already know it, it’s been announced that Fate/Zero will have a sequel.  We can expect Fate/Zero 2 somewhere in April 2012.

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