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Fate/Grand Order -First Order- (Limited Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

With the main Fate instalments now acquired, it’s finally time to delve into the spin-offs. Starting with the prologue anime special for Aniplex’s massive gacha mobile game.

The Normanic Vault

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III. Spring Song

Studio ufotable flexes on the entire anime industry again with some of the most gorgeous art and animation, coupled with Yuki Kajiura’s perfect soundtrack. Unfortunately, the “rules of…

At a Glance Anime

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Review

Story: 7/10 Before watching this I suggest you should watch the anime series or should have played the eroge so that you’ll have an idea of what’s happening in…

Anime Anthology

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Takt Op. Destiny Review: Fate stay/night the Musical

Studio: MAPPA x Madhouse Director: Yuki Ito Streaming on: Crunchyroll Believe it or not, I have a favorite child when it comes to seasonal anime. Usually once a…

The Otaku Exhibition

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A Very GLORIO trip to Scotland Loves Animation 2021

Scotland Loves Animation is a yearly festival that runs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, bringing a curated selection of premieres and classic movies to the big screen for a…

The Glorio Blog

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An ode to caramelldansen

Old MemoRies Before the days of apartment raves, hearing the muffled nightcore-inspired mix through your walls, or even the Doomer remixes, the internet was a different place. Some…

Artificial Night Sky

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Re-dive: Fate Apocrypha Episode 13-26: Karna’s Mighty Lance attempts to Penetrate Seig.

I finished this series a while ago, but other posts sadly took up my time! No more though, and I’m eager to get back and wrap this re-dive…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III

By Kim Morrissy. The animation studio ufotable is best known these days for the record-shattering hit anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Yet in the same year the…

All the Anime

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Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song (Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc Box) Unboxing

The third Heaven’s Feel film Spring Song recently released in Japan earlier in the year and I finally picked it up to complete the trilogy. Note: This unboxing…

The Normanic Vault

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The Summer of Love III: Final Thoughts on Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya

The Summer of Love III concludes! We have now reached our final post in the third annual Summer of Love. It’s been a long journey and as always,…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya Oath Under Snow

The Summer of Love III continues! We have now reached the final piece of story released so far for the series! With all the characters in place, and…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Anime short double feature: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san / Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family

I’m back sooner than expected, and with more anime shorts! This time, I’m taking up another set of half-length-episode one-cour series — 12 to 13 minutes times 12…

Everything is bad for you

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III. Spring Song

Looking at this screen before typing this post, I am a bit astonished and a little wordless. I mean, obviously not the second one literally because this is…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya’s Illyasviel von Einzbern: The Reboot that Works

The Summer of Love III continues! We are heading into the final season next week, but for now I want to take sometime to do a character dive.…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Perfect Slice of Life Spin-Off

Slice of life is a real hit or miss. On the one hand, stories reflecting everyday life can be as important and as emotionally stirring as any other…

The Otaku Exhibition

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya 2wei Herz! Episodes 1-5: Peaceful Days of Magical Girls!

The Summer of Love III continues! We are now in the third season of Fate/Illya and before we switch gears into full Fate/Stay Night mode, we need to…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya 2wei Episodes 6-10: The Arrival of Bazett

The Summer of Love III continues! We are wrapping up the second season of Fate/Illya today and there is plenty that happens! With Kuro now on the scene…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya 2wei Episodes 1-5: Kuro’s Arrival

The Summer of Love III continues! We are now onto the second season of Fate/Illya and things are changing quite a bit! The class cards might have been…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Summer of Love III: Let’s Talk about Kuro

The Summer of Love III continues! We have wrapped up our look at the first season, and the second season will be getting started next week. However before…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Is Studio Deen’s Fate/Stay Night Really That Bad?

What we’ll be talking about today is the original, and only, adaptation of the Fate route. Studio Deen’s Fate/Stay Night. To put it mildly, people don't like this…

| Side Of Fiction

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III- Spring Song

I’ve already gone through the first two films in this trilogy and now it’s time to look at the third. See if, unlike Unlimited Blade Works, it manages…

Anime Reviews

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The Summer of Love III: Fate/Illya Season 1 Episodes 1-5: The Introduction Arc

The Summer of Love III begins! I’ve been wanting to get started on this series for a long time, and thankfully it hasn’t let me down. Now sadly…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel II- Lost Butterfly

A couple weeks back I looked at the first film in the Fate/Stay Heaven’s Feel trilogy. It was okay. The main issue it suffered was one that seems…

Anime Reviews

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A Fate/Grand Order Movie With A Good Story? | A Review of Wandering; Agateram

The only thing more annoying than stupidly long light novel titles is unnecessarily wordy Fate titles. I bet it’s half the reason this franchise seems so alienating to…

Sakura Sunrise

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Fate/Stay Night Film: Heaven’s Feel I- Presage Flower

I’ve talked about the Fate franchise a few times. It hasn’t always been positive. I like the concept, but then you get rubbish main characters like Shirou and…

Anime Reviews

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 28

What anime has the best fight scene? I don’t think I ever told you guys but I loathe trying to determine what is the best of something. To…

A Winter's Reverie

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Fate stay/night Heaven’s Feel Movie Trilogy Review

My earliest memory with the Fate series started with the DEEN adaptation of the Fate route (Saber’s Route) and that Play Station Portable fighting game spin-off published by…

Cherry Blossom Media

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel: A Hero of One

I’ve pretty much picked this entire series clean. I’ve said all I can think of saying. I’ve reviewed each film multiple times, discussed the central relationship and given…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Don’t @ Me: Seven of my Anime Opinions: Mai Kadowaki was in WHAT?!? Edition

I swear that line will make sense by the end of this. Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The time where, like walking into a sex dungeon with…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Re-Dive: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works: Rock Solid, Four Times Strong.

I’ve talked about this series before, and I’ll probably do it again. There are probably only a handful of anime that you watch in your life that become…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Re-Dive, Quick Thoughts Edition on Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel III. spring song: This title is too long

A few months ago I sat down and watched the final installment of the Heaven’s Feel movie trilogy. Yesterday I sat down and watched it again. I knew…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel – III Spring Song Anime Review – 95/100

It’s taken years to reach this finale and it’s something I have been looking forward to for quite some time. The Heaven’s Feel movies so far have proved…

Star Crossed Anime

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Why Are the Mages in Fate Such Assholes?

Confused by how magic works in Fate/Stay Night and other Type-Moon works? I explain it as simply as possible in my latest Anime News Network article.

Biggest In Japan

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Fate/Zero: Kiritsugu & How to Dream Impossible Dreams

I may have watched Fate/Zero for Yuki Kajiura’s soundtrack, but what stays with me is Emiya Kiritsugu’s journey. Or should I say, his failure to actually take the…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Discussion: The Anime Characters I absolutely despise

Recently on Twitter Karandi asked “Is there an anime character you would want to punch” and my first response is Shinji Matou from the fate franchise so here…

Art Of Anime

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works- Lost it at the end

I’ve talked about ufotable’s Fate franchise before way back when I reviewed Fate/Zero. This one came out in ’14 and ’15. I’ll be looking at both series together…

Anime Reviews

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Fate/Zero Episodes 1-16: Yap Trap

Anyone who has run with this blog in the almost two and half years (damn) since I’ve been here knows that I’m a card carrying, dyed in the…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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ANIME REVIEW: Fate/stay night (2006)

A review of the Fate/stay night (2006) anime produced by Studio Deen

Anime Obscura

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Fate/Grand Carnival New Year’s Eve Special 2020 Review

AstroNerdBoy reviews Fate/Grand Carnival, which is a parody of the Fate/Grand Order game, right down to the infamous Nero Fest...of sorts.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Prisma Phantasm OVA Review

AstroNerdBoy reviews the whacky "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Prisma Phantasm" OVA, which takes its cues from "Carnival Phantasm".

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song: Return of the Senpai

I’ve been sitting on this for a while now. Aside from hunting down a copy to watch, and deal with a bunch of other shows, this has fallen…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Appeal of Fate, For Real This Time Or, Re:Fate: Starting The Fate Series From Zero In A Different Medium

This post will contain spoilers for Fate stay/night Realta Nua up to, and including, The Strongest Enemy and for all of the Unlimited Blade Works anime. Longtime followers…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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The Fate Franchise: Does Watch Order Matter?

The greatest barrier to entry into the Fate franchise is the fandom. That’s a common enough complaint, as anime fans are no strangers to toxic communities that pride…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Fate/Stay Night

Definitely not a good show to have be your introduction to the Fate universe, even though it does do decent world-building. The music isn’t bad though, and if…

At a Glance Anime