We are closing the book on a chapter here at Shallow Dives in Anime. With this post, I will have covered every Fate installment (aside from those that came out last year). I think it is only fitting that we end this milestone with the first piece of the series. An installment that has been derided and dismissed by fans. But is that to be deserved? Well as always, I am going to try to look at the series with fresh, fair and understanding eyes. With that said, let’s take a long awaited dive into the Studio Deen adaptation of Fate/Stay Night.
It’s Monday and it’s time for this. Welcome to Don’t @ Me, the place where, like a one armed Hashira. I go absolutely ape-shit as I give you my thoughts and views on everything in the anime and manga world. This week, it’s all about Ufotable, so let’s get to it.Read More »
I was expecting something like this to happen, and it did. While the Mugen Train movie smashed records, it was safe to assume that in preparation for the official second season, they would take the time to re-air the movie, edited out into a seven episode run. Sure enough that was what happened, but the question remains. Is it any good? Well let’s take a dive into the Mugen Train Arc and find out!Read More »
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 that this movie would require a second viewing, and I wanted to see if my thoughts had changed. If you recall, I considered the final film to be ‘good, not great,’ with tons of great moments, but also suffering a bit from plotting decisions done in the first two movies. Has that changed now that I’ve watched again with lowered expectations?
Yes, and no. Much of my feelings are the same, which is why I’m doing this as a ‘quick thoughts’ instead of a full on post, there isn’t much to say that I haven’t already said. However those feelings have improved considerably. So let’s check them out after the cut.Read More »
I’ve had this song stuck in my head and on repeat ever since it came out, but it’s worth it! To celebrate finally getting the official release window, the Tune of the Week is the opening for the Tsukihime remake: Seimeisen by ReoNa!
I’m a die hard fan of Fate/Stay Night.
I consider original VN to be the ‘great work’ of it’s genre, and the franchise to be basically the ‘Star Trek‘ of anime, in which it has some of the most provoking and powerful series out there, but is also chalk full of some of the dumbest, funniest shit. Like with all running series, Fate has a mixed track record, with some excellent home runs, and more than a few clunkers. However what has been an absolute joy to watch, have been the Ufotable film adaptions of the Heaven’s Feel route, the third and final route of the OG Fate Visual Novel. I’ve already reviewed this film before twice, but now that I has come out and I’ve been able to sit down and watch it once more, I want to do a proper Re-Dive into the series. So join me after the cut as I dive into Fate Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost Butterfly
I have made it clear on this blog that I do not engage in “hype.” The truth is is that I hate hype. I loathe it. Too often hype leads to unrealistic expectations, and those expectations, when confronted with the reality of what a show is, it can lead to disappointment and worst of all, fan backlash.
Getting exciting for things is good, but placing all your hopes and dreams on a single show often never works out. Sometimes it is best to take a step back, let the “hype” die down and then examine a show and your feeling towards it.
So yeah, after the cut let’s take a dive into the second cour of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba