[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Unlimited Blade Works (S2E8)

The conflict between Archer and Shirou reaches its climax on both an ideological level and physical level as Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works takes its first steps to concluding its protagonist’s character arc. The episode goes from strength to strength as we see Shirou reel not just from Archer hammering away at him but also … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Unlimited Blade Works (S2E8)

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[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Idealism’s End (The Answer) (S2E7)

There is betrayal all around as Kotomine Kirei, the false priest no one believed to be dead, finally  reveals the extent of his duplicity. This week’s episode of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, ‘Idealism’s End (The Answer)’, is split between Rin and her increasingly dire situation and the long-awaited confrontation between Emiya Shirou and his … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Idealism’s End (The Answer) (S2E7)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – The Beginning Of The Circle (S2E6)

One of the tell-tale signs of a series approaching its climax is when its story begins to get increasingly turbulent. It feels like it wasn’t all that long ago that things in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works were nice and easy to understand – Saber was Shirou’s Servant, Archer was Rin’s and everyone else was … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – The Beginning Of The Circle (S2E6)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Who Is Archer? A Speculative Ramble

I should preface this particular entry by saying that theory crafting isn’t something I consider a personal strength. I have been known, on plenty of occasions, to miss something that is blatantly obvious to 99.99% of people in favour of something that’s much more unlikely and often, ludicrous. I really hope that the handful of … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Who Is Archer? A Speculative Ramble

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – The Dark Sword Bares Its Fangs (S2E5)

This week in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, the once fearsome Caster Coalition is permanently disbanded as Rin executes her master plan and receives unexpected and, perhaps, unwelcome assistance from Archer. There is undoubtedly a certain symmetry to Caster’s death; for a Servant who rose to power and prominence on the back of betrayal, whether … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – The Dark Sword Bares Its Fangs (S2E5)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Winter Days, The Form Wishes Take (S2E4)

After last week’s episode ended with the brutal beat-down of Berseker and the tragic death of his Master, this week we take a step away from the break-neck action and the flurry of plot developments as the narrative’s focus returns to our protagonists. ‘Winter Days, The Form Wishes Take’, offers a much needed respite from … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – Winter Days, The Form Wishes Take (S2E4)

[Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – A Mythical Showdown (S2E3)

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Well, one of them is in for a rude awakening. The confrontation between the dreaded Berserker Heracles and Shinji’s enigmatic blonde Servant is the focus of this week’s aptly named episode ‘A Mythical Showdown’ though the episode also spends a good amount of time exploring … Continue reading [Anime] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – A Mythical Showdown (S2E3)