Ufotable please stop hyping me. I can't handle it anymore.
>That Medea scene
I always want to hate Caster but I can never say it whole heartily.
You know, I'm rather amused by the way people who've only watched Fate/Zero would see this show. I mean, UBW is the arc with the LEAST Kotomine and Ilya; The thinking for anime-only viewers would be "Huh? Kotomine's killed off halfway through the plot?" and "Wait, that's what happens to Ilya?"
Normally, I'd be worried that they'd write around it - Like they did with the Rin's adventure episode, where she found her friend instead of her friend being sacrificed to dark gods. But this is such an integral part of the plot, they can't dodge that bullet.
I CAN'T WAIT.
When he was introduced I thought " Oh, so this is the teacher character whose only role is to give infodumps and reamins irrelevant through the rest of the story."
I'm glad I was wrong.
The entirety of FSN is Rin's route. It's just UBW's the one where she wins the Shourb owl.
This is what I never understood about people claiming UBW to be Rin's route. She is the main heroine yes but everything about it is Shirou's route.
Rin is the heroine that has the most influence in all of F/SN.
UBW is interesting because it basically reverses the romance. Fate and HF have Shirou trying to help their heroine with some major trouble or problem, while UBW essentially has Rin trying to help Shirou.
I mean you can even see it in the date. In the Fate route, the date scene has Shirou trying to make Saber have fun, while UBW it's Rin trying to make Shirou happy. In the end, she's the one who makes the promise to help Shirou and protect Shirou.
Just came back from Sakura Con premiere. People cried at the end of episode 15.
where are you berserker, i can't see you
Not quite heart pulling, but episode 16 will be. And forest scene is in.
Yeah in Tsukihime it's all about Shiki too , the MC is always the MC doesn't matter the route, the thing is that the main heroin is a huge part of the route and that's what Ufotable forgets while they put scenes of saber eating or stuff related
The funny thing about Shirou's jacket is that it was probably thrown in primarily for practicality.
No one would wear just a thin Y-shirt with nothing over it in the middle of fucking winter.
Not that guy, but I was also at the premier.
It's just as good if not better. The cinematography and pacing also feels more like Fate Zero. It's a lot more fast paced, so much happened in episode 2 and 3.
DEENs opening completely nailed it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy7Q77ZD_ME
And you should put his version of the VN opening(in this thread at least) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEc2nT1d0Ak
Reminder of the best ending for UBW route
They cut away from a certain fight I wanted to see, although it's shown in the opening. The Hercules/Gilgamesh fight, while animated nicely, didn't feel as impactful as I expected. But you'll totally be invested emotionally. And pacing is much better.
If Rin had more prominence in UBW's narrative, she'd completely overshadow the other heroines. You have to remember, Rin has a fuck ton of screen time throughout the entire game. Saber gets taken out of the plot for most of Heaven's Feel and a chunk of UBW, while Sakura is basically only in HF. Rin though is always around.
Hikari's strictly a DEEN thing. It'd be one thing if it had ties to the visual novel, but it was commissioned specifically for their show. There's no fucking way UFOtable's gonna use it.
I want a Sella route.
It's times like this when I slightly resent how immensely plot-driven Nasu's works are. Other large VNs might have a few minor bonus routes for secondary characters. Or, at the very least, a bit of fanservice in the fandisk.
>Thinking this is Rin's Super Super Special route
For years its been an understanding that UBW isn't a route about Rin, but rather Archer. Only recently have people seemingly forgotten this.
She doesn't even do shit for the last half of the route, despite people thinking she's the perfect action girl. Except try to save someone that almost raped her an episode or two back. Does a lot of nothing in the end.
The heroine in every route is the one that kills Gilgamesh. UBW was always primarily about Rin's servant upstaging her and being the real heroine as he has a homoerotic battle with his former self.