Apr 11, 2012

Posted by in Fate/Zero 2, Spring Anime 2012 | 1 Comment

Fate/Zero 2

Good, very good. I have been waiting very patiently for this one. I knew that it would be coming this spring, which is why I didn’t read the manga. Yeah, that’s right, I’ve been a good boy. I’ll be frank; it sure as hell wasn’t easy. They ended the first season with the mother of all cliff-hangers.

The artwork still looks as good as ever. I know very few people that have complained about the artwork in Fate Zero. I do believe that it could be a little bit more detailed though. Don’t get me wrong, the artwork is good, really good, but I just feel that it can be so much better if they focussed a bit more on those little details in the background. Maybe that’s just me?

And the story, well, I don’t think I have to do this one. The story is superb. It’s so beautiful, deep and complex, you could watch it forever. I am not kidding! I wouldn’t mind watching another hundred episodes of Fate Zero. It beats the hell out of Phi Brain.

It goes without saying that I strongly recommend this anime. However, I only recommend it if you have seen the first season. If you have not (you lucky devil); go see it before you watch this. Trust me, it’s most definitely worth it!

Plot Summary: Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/stay night, detailing the events of the 4th Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City. The War of the Holy Grail is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the “Holy Grail,” which grants a miracle. After three inconclusive wars for the elusive Holy Grail, the Fourth War commences.

Founded by the Einzbern, Makiri, and Tohsaka families centuries ago, the Einzbern family is determined to achieve success after three successive failures, no matter the cost. As a result, they have elected to bring the hated magus killer, Kiritsugu Emiya, into their ranks, despite his methods and reputation as a skilled mercenary and a hitman who employs whatever he can use to accomplish his goals. Though Kiritsugu had once wanted to become a hero who could save everyone, he has long since abandoned this ideal upon realizing that saving one person comes at the cost of another’s life. For the sake of humanity, he will ruthlessly destroy anything and anyone who threatens the peace of others.

However, Kiritsugu finds himself deeply torn between the love he has found for his new family – his wife Irisviel and their daughter Illya – and what he must do to obtain the Holy Grail. Meanwhile, Kiritsugu’s greatest opponent appears in the form of Kirei Kotomine, a priest who cannot find any sense of fulfillment in his life and sets his sights on Kiritsugu as the possible answer to the emptiness he feels.

  1. Fukou da says:

    Yeah the first episode was awesome. A fantastic new opening with a beautiful piece of music. The same amazing artwork. Berserker stealing a fighter jet and having the mother of aerial fights against Gilgamesh. This was SO worth the wait.

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