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João Gomes

Vampire Ninja
Alright, done watching DEEN's Fate Stay Night.

There is no possible comparison with ufotable's work, is all I'll say. Ufotable's take elevates the source material in every conceivable way, and watching this just makes me appreciate UBW and Zero even more. But it also feels like a more close collaboration with Type-Moon? Not sure if that's the case, but it feels that way.

I started getting into Fate through Zero, but it was interesting to see just how much was already set in stone in the original adaptation.

I feel more capable of talking waifus now. Seeing Saber, a centuries old king behaving like a teenage girl isn't very interesting and I don't care a whole lot about her dynamic with Shirou, I think the power balance is a bit too screwed up. Master this, Master that eew.

On the other hand, I rather like Rin's relationship with Shirou, because it feels they're more or less on the same level, and it's fun seeing their back and forth.

Individually though, I like Sakura the best. Her "Senpai" side is extremely annoying, but after all she suffered, I can't help but want a happy ending for her. I also really love the duality of her character. A happy ending would go against the vibe the Heaven's Feel movies are going for, but here's hoping.

I feel like rewatching Zero and UBW again... It's not even been 2 months since the last time.
 

WMD

Railgun
Fate stay night is easily the worst I've seen of those stories. UBW is, as you say, better in every regard. Zero has probably been my fav so far though Heavens Feel has got off to a great start even if the first act of that film is terribly paced.
 

ActionFaust

Za Warudo
Fate stay night is easily the worst I've seen of those stories. UBW is, as you say, better in every regard. Zero has probably been my fav so far though Heavens Feel has got off to a great start even if the first act of that film is terribly paced.
To be fair they couldn't have done much else with that first act since they're assuming the audience is already familiar with the Fate and UBW routes. The first few episodes of UBW should cover what was skipped.
 

WMD

Railgun
To be fair they couldn't have done much else with that first act since they're assuming the audience is already familiar with the Fate and UBW routes. The first few episodes of UBW should cover what was skipped.
It's more that what is presented is oddly paced. The dialogue is slow and filled with long pauses. Nothing really happens for half an hour and it couldve easily been 10-15mins. After the intro montage that covers the first few episodes from the series the film is great. I just felt the first 30mins couldve been handled better.
 

João Gomes

Vampire Ninja
Fate stay night is easily the worst I've seen of those stories. UBW is, as you say, better in every regard. Zero has probably been my fav so far though Heavens Feel has got off to a great start even if the first act of that film is terribly paced.

Funny you say that about Presage Flower's pacing, because I have the same complaint, only about Lost Butterfly.

It's true that the first movie's opening 30 minutes take their time, but generally I found the movie extremely fun from beginning to end with just about enough action scenes interspersed throughout that I never felt bored
(Herc vs. Saber, Saber vs. Rider, Lancer vs. Assassin, Caster vs. Everyone, Assassin vs. Saber and Rider vs. Assassin).

Meanwhile, in the second movie,
after the Shirou vs. Rider scene, you have a lot of movie where there's not a whole lot going on, apart from character development, but it felt a bit too long for my tastes. I'm not even sure it's a long time, but it felt like it. The only action scenes in the second movie are Shirou vs Rider, the huge action scene after the middle of the movie and then Gilgamesh kebab, if I remember correctly.

Still some of the finest anime movies I've seen in quite some time. If they stick the landing with Spring Song, we'll have ourselves an amazing trilogy 🤤
 

Dragon Slayer

Guild Member
After School Dice Club (English Dub) Episode 5

Assassins Pride (English Dub) Episode 1

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (English Dub) Episode 4

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World (English Dub) Episode 2

Kemono Michi: Rise Up (English Dub) Episode 5

Radiant Season 2 (English Dub) Episode 5

Assassins Pride Episode 6
A scary story and a spooky phantom.

High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World Episode 7
Basement horrors and a deranged nut job.

No Guns Life Episode 6
Time to Investigate.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Assassins Pride episode 6 Heart.

No Guns Life episode 6 The bullet has been loaded.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus episodes 35-40
 

ActionFaust

Za Warudo
Kemono Michi: Rise Up episode 7

The Idolm@ster Movie
A fantastic followup to the series with some new faces and more great writing. As usual the animation is fantastic. May look into either SideM or Cinderella Girls next. 9/10
 

Tweek

Completely Average High School Student
I watched the Ichi the Killer anime; it is pretty messed up to say the least... not as disturbing as Takashi Miike's infamous live action film though.
 

João Gomes

Vampire Ninja
Watched Expelled from Paradise.

Had a lot less action than I thought it would, it basically only had two scenes: one at the beginning and one at the end.

The three main characters were all fairly interesting, each with their different outlooks on life/existence.

It's a pretty good looking movie, with great use of color, beautiful skies and picturesque backgrounds. Surprisingly feel good story, too!
 
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Dragon Slayer

Guild Member
Assassins Pride (English Dub) Episode 2-3

Azur Lane (English Dub) Episode 5

Dr. STONE (English Dub) Episode 18

Dr. STONE Episode 20
Gears and Wheels.

Fire Force Episode 17
Joining the team.

Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 Episode 6
A misty mystery.
 
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