Now for those of you that don’t know Fate Stay/Night. Here’s a little blurb about the plot then I’ll chime in at the end.
Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shiro Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he’s learned. However, when he’s suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shiro finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shiro and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War! At stake: a prize of unimaginable power. But can the inexperienced Shiro and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they’ll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shiro scrambles to learn everything he’ll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat!
Now for the extra stuff, Fate Stay Night originally started off as well…an adult Visual Novel. However it was later adapted into an anime with all the sex scenes cut out of course.
Now what makes the Visual Novel so good is that it’s basically one of the best and one of the most easily viewed Visual Novels because it’s been translated completely. It’s one of the few Visual Novels that has been.
It’s considered to be the best not just for its anime but for its original visual novel. The visual novel itself was praised by multiple people as being one of the best examples of branching storylines and interactive storytelling. The complexity and depth of the novel, the characters, and story is compared to a traditional novel. Now that’s badass. It is still one of the best visual novels in the world. Why? You’ll see down below.
Now to talk about the novel itself. Fate/Stay Night has three main girls and three main routes that focus on those girls.
The first route is called Fate and it focuses on Saber. It’s like I said the first route you get and it must be completed to obtain access to the next route.
The second route is called Unlimited Blade Works and it focuses on Rin Tohsaka. It’s the second route and like the Fate route it must be completed to get to the third and final route.
The third and final route is called Heaven’s Feel and it focus on Sakura Matou. It’s the third and final route.
The Routes go in the order I just mentioned and there is no deviating. For example, you can’t go and play Unlimited Blade Works first then go to Fate. It has to be Fate, then Unlimited Blade Works, and finally Heaven’s Feel. However each story has multiple ends so there is no lost of freedom.
Now why am I making this post? Because there’s a crap ton of news that came out recently…last month. I planned on having this post out soon but hey life.
Anyway the first piece of news is that the Fate Stay/Night anime will return and it will be adapting the Unlimited Blade Works route. So all those nice little scenes are going to be in the standards of today’s anime! Yay!
Next up for all of you that had a fondness for Heaven’s Feel. It’s going to be getting a Movie!
Finally Type-Moon will be making a game for Android and IOS coming out this winter so you can stick with it for as long as you want.
Now notice I don’t really have much an opinion on it. It’s mostly because I haven’t watched the original anime or played the game yet.
Before October comes around I intend to watch the original anime and try to play through the game. I can probably only guarantee the anime though. I’ll only watch the Japanese though. The English used just about every voice actor they’ve got because they kept changing the cast with every anime or game.
That being said for the Fall Season 2014 Fate Stay/Night unlimited Blade Works will be reviewed! I know it has a big and long history with it and I’ll try to do it some justice.
So until Fate Stay/Night,