Fate Stay Night: Fate Route: Kidnapping Fetish

A few months ago I took a deep, deep dive into the world of Fate Stay Night, covering almost every single series that has been published since the visual novel hit shelves in the late 2000s. What I didn’t cover, however, was the first route of that visual novel.

The reasons for that were quite simple: the anime adaptation of the Fate route sucks. Aside from a few clips, I have not watched it but from everything I’ve seen and heard I am not missing much. The Fate route anime, done by Studio Deen in 2006 was made in a time before Fate had really established itself, and before Studio Ufotable’s one-two punch of Fate/Zero and Unlimited Blade Works blew everyone’s mind. It was a different era, and while that can be forgiven, the amount of effort put into the Ufotable adaptations make the 2006 anime look rushed, badly animated, and just…not good. While things have gotten better for Fate fans since then, the Fate Route remains an outlier among the fandom.

With that said, and knowing that I should really look at this vital piece of the franchise I decided to spend the last few weeks slowly reading the visual novel of the route. So after the cut let’s dive into the Fate Route of Fate Stay Night. 

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If only it actually looked this good.

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Fatevember: Final Thoughts

This is the final post of Fatevember. It’s been a wild ride and I can’t believe I managed to pull it off. Fate Stay Night is a massive franchise and being able to blog about pretty much all of it, has been a great experience. With all the series done, most of the characters I wanted to examine looked at, and plenty of Illya fanboying, we have at least reached the end. So after a month, I want to wrap all of this up with my final thoughts on Fate Stay Night. Join me after the cut.

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Still don’t know why it’s called that, even after 30 days.

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Fatevember: Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family

Anime’s ability to take any concept or idea and make it a piece of good entertainment is one of the hidden strengths of the art form. Unlike movies, TV, or even books, Anime has somehow cracked that magic formula of taking even the most mundane or insane idea and making it just…work. I said it before when I spoke about Girls und Panzer, but it bears repeating here. When other entertainment forms say “Why?” Anime is the only one that stands up and proudly says “Why not?”

For our final anime of Fatevember, we proudly continue that tradition of saying “Why not” with a cooking spinoff of the main Fate Stay Night universe. So after the cut, let’s dive into Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family.

We’ll just call it Fate/Cooking

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Fatevember: Carnival Phantasm

Fatevember wraps up this week with a look at the two final animations that have been made as of 2018. We’ve gone through the main storylines, the prequel, the spinoffs that are great, and the spinoffs that suck. Now…things get weird and a bit shorter in terms of word count.

I like many others, love parodies of anime. The abridging boom that erupted in the early 2000s worked in many ways because it allowed fans to tell the stories, but also poke fun at all the anime bullshit. However, it is rare that the anime creators themselves get to poke fun at their own worlds. For Fate Stay Night, however, they have and after the cut let’s take a dive into the 2012 OVA Carnival Phantasm.

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The other set of characters you see here are from Type-Moons other series. We’ll ignore them for now.

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Fatevember: Fate/kalied liner Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow

Hah! You thought I was done with Fate/Illya!

Honestly? I thought I was too. I have looked for an English subtitled of this movie for a while now, but it was only until yesterday that I was able to track one down, and considering the importance of this movie to the overall plot, I just had to watch it.

And watch it I did, so after the cut let’s take a dive back into the world of Fate/Illya with the 2018 anime film: Fate/kalied liner Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow.

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Took me long enough to find this, let me tell you.

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Fatevember: Fate Grand Order: First Order

Just when I said that there are never any good video game adaptations, I go and forget this was based on one. Can you blame me though? Mobile games and mobile gaming is still a young part of the industry, and it is one that is still looked down upon here in the west. Just look at the recent insanity over the fact that Blizzard Entertainment is announcing a mobile version of Diablo? That alone should show you that the idea of gaming on your phone is still a work in progress.

In the east, however, it’s a different story, and the game Fate Grand Order has been nothing but a money printing machine for all of those involved. I play it myself, and while it is not as free to play friendly in comparison to say Fire Emblem Heroes or Final Fantasy Record Keeper, it has been extremely successful and remains a fun game to play, and I’m not saying that caused I managed to pull my anime waifu Illya for free.

Anyway, an anime adaptation of Grand Order’s story is in the works for 2019, but a preview movie has already come out. So after the cut let’s take a dive into the 2016 film Fate Grand Order: First Order

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After Last Encore, we can only go up.

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