Fate/Stay Night

Only two episodes in, but I love this show to pieces already. The cast is varied and vibrant, and the hero is decidedly uncliche. I doubt i'm the only one who well in love with Saber before she was even introduced to the show. Despite being an adapation of an adult title, the humour has been innocent, but the true attraction for me is the action.

While many shows are content to rely on flashy effects, or on titantic clashes, Fate manages to ground the fighting firmly in the more realistic, weapons-based quartiles. In the second episode, every attempted killing blow of Lancer's was perfectly animated, and made me flinch when a near hit was achieved.

I think this has a huge chance of being the season's outstanding success story.