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User Info: profDEADPOOL

profDEADPOOL
4 weeks ago#1
I'm watching Fate/Zero, Bane is watching Bakemonogatari and then prolly Kizu, but maybe Nise. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. It's an episode to episode trade.

Both of us are watching for the first time so please use spoiler tags for anything past what we've watched.

We will be posting write-ups after each episode watched.
"Let's all go play nagasaki. We can all get vaporized. Hold my hand, let's turn to ash. I'll see you on the other side."

User Info: Bane_Of_Despair

Bane_Of_Despair
4 weeks ago#2
We'll let our gracious audience decide exactly who is getting the better deal out of this exchange
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User Info: pyresword

pyresword
4 weeks ago#3
prof: Have you watched or read Fate/Stay Night?

Anyway I guess tag. Love both of these shows.

Pretty sure you've heard this before but Monogatari is...uh...eccentric, to say the least.
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User Info: profDEADPOOL

profDEADPOOL
4 weeks ago#4
pyresword posted...
prof: Have you watched or read Fate/Stay Night?

Nope this is my first experience with the Fate franchise.

I mean there's some cultural osmosis I've had.

I know Saber is Arthur but rule 63'd, Rin is a massive tsundere, and some other s***, I'll mostly bring it up if it seems like something that's supposed to be unknown but I know due to the cultural osmosis.
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User Info: Bane_Of_Despair

Bane_Of_Despair
4 weeks ago#5
Meanwhile what I know of Monogatari is that people solve supernatural cases I think and there's some....questionable things that go on that I will absolutely judge when I get to them
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User Info: profDEADPOOL

profDEADPOOL
4 weeks ago#6
Fate/Zero 1

I didn't care about the first scene with the revelation that Kiritsugu's wife is going to die because of him at all considering we literally just met them.

Tohsaka and Kirei's dad circling him as they give him instructions on what to do with the Grail War was v interesting visually, and I have a feeling it's meant to foreshadow something, tho I am not quite sure what yet. It felt very shark horro moviey, which was a cool vibe, hopefully that pays off later.

Rin was v adorable in this episode, and the politics around how the mages family work(they have their own laws rather than society's, only one kid, the nature of how you need the long bloodline in its society, etc) was def interesting.

Tho the grail war being every sixty years clearly isn't happening, unless Rin gets like frozen in time for 50 years.

Zouken Matou is extremely creepy, and I hate the vibes he's giving off when talking about Sakura and the powerful mages she will give his family. Gross AF.

El-Malloi is a name I recognize due to the anime going on this season... but the person in the visuals for that looks more like Waver. Also f*** El-Malloi, he's a total a******.

I'm really curious as to why the rules of the holy grail war require one of each class... How would who gets which class even be determined? What if two of the seven selected mages both get one for an assassin class Servant, and neither has another one they've found. Does a new master get put in or...

I like learning the backstory on Kiritsugu, and I'm way more interested in him now, tho I would have liked to see some of it.

I didn't expect Kiritsugu's wife to still be alive when the Grail War started tbh.

The narration going back and forth between what Kiritsugu and Kirei think about each other is making it very clear they're going to be the two main people. I did like the cuts back and forth between their thoughts a lot.

I guess El-Malloi will give us at least an idea of how the Grail handles one of its seven being unable to attend due to a lack of a summoning relic and/or only having the relic for a class that was already summoned, since it has the limit on no more than one of each class.

"Once summoneed, [the servant] is just a tool for the master"... I can't help but suspect that Kiritsugu is going to be proven wrong over the course of the story on that. It's an obvious way for his character to grow now that it's been stated he thinks that.

"Once summoneed, [the servant] is just a tool for the master"... I can't help but suspect that Kiritsugu is going to be proven wrong over the course of the narrative on that.

Rin was my favorite in this episode tbh. But I also kinda don't expect her to show back up which makes me a bit sad.

I'm really liking this episode ED, but based on all the animation I have a feeling it's actually the OP lol.

Overall, it was an intriguing first episode but not one that actually wow'd me. It was a hell of a lot of exposition, and the double length really didn't help that feeling, but it had a strong ending point with the summons, and it def needed to be at that point at the end of the first episode so we could start getting actual fights next episode. I really expected to get some action in this one tho, considering what I know of Ufotable, and also that this is supposedly an action show in general lol. I would have appreciated seeing some of Kiritsugu's escapades as an assassin rather than just having them told to us.

I am def intrigued to watch more. I'm not sure I would have been if it was split into two episodes tho.
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User Info: pyresword

pyresword
4 weeks ago#7
Rin does get more screentime than just this, but you're right in that she isn't really a major character in Fate/Zero.

There's a few reasons I asked about Fate/Stay Night. You may have picked up on this, but starting with Fate/Zero vs Fate/Stay Night is somewhat of a charged topic with the fanbase, sort of like the Haruhi fanbase with broadcast vs chronological watch order on that show. (Full disclosure: I am on the side of starting with Fate/Stay Night and think that it does matter, although admittedly I wouldn't say it matters a lot.)

In particular, I think the first episode is a lot more emotionally compelling to people who already played/watched Fate/Stay Night, but it seems like you liked the episode well enough anyway so I guess it's fine. Also this doesn't really matter towards the experience of watching Fate/Zero, but the stuff you learned about Sakura is one of the biggest plot twists/reveals if you start with Fate/Stay Night. (Though, Fate/Stay Night similarly spoils some things about Fate/Zero so that's an unavoidable problem no matter which route you go.)
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User Info: profDEADPOOL

profDEADPOOL
4 weeks ago#8
pyresword posted...
There's a few reasons I asked about Fate/Stay Night. You may have picked up on this, but starting with Fate/Zero vs Fate/Stay Night is somewhat of a charged topic with the fanbase, sort of like the Haruhi fanbase with broadcast vs chronological watch order on that show. (Full disclosure: I am on the side of starting with Fate/Stay Night and think that it does matter, although admittedly I wouldn't say it matters a lot.)

Yeah I've seen that debate a lot, and tbh my original plan for a long time was to read the VN as my first time going into Fate, because it sounded like the Deen anime isn't worth watching, but UBW anime kinda really wants you to have either read the VN or watched Zero.

But it's easier to commit to Fate/Zero than it is to reading the VN lol.
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Mac Arrowny
4 weeks ago#9
Fate/good times. Hope both of you keep going after the initial series!
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LeonhartFour
4 weeks ago#10
one of these I finished and didn't really care for and the other I dropped because I couldn't do it anymore

have fun!
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