It finally ends…
Since the first episode, which probably the longest out of any series, it was a fun ride. Sadly, things come to an end as Fuyuki City gets decimated. However, one of the few things that were inconsistent with Fate/stay night is the fight between Saber and Archer while the city burns. Aside from that, some things such as Kiritsugu saving Shirou with the Avalon and adopting him as his son that will carry on his legacy were obvious.
As for Kirei, he is just downright evil. Besides getting his wish granted by the Grail and basically becoming the victor, he gives Tokomi’s dagger to Rin that he used to murder him after the burial. That is just downright cruel, although she doesn’t realize the truth until several years later. On the other hand, it’s also surprising and sad to see Aoi in that state. She is simply in her dream world thanks to brain damage. This is probably worse than death. Man, Urobouchi is simply cruel to all the women in this show and give them such bad fates.
With that, this leads us to the beginning of Fate/stay night, which I will complete… someday!
Believe it or not, Fate/zero was actually better than the first four episodes of Fate/stay night. I think most of this is contributed to Studio Deen not animating this and that the adults are in it to win the Grail. While the masters were okay, the most attention-grabbing ones were Weaver and Kirei. Also, most of the servants were rather interesting, although Assassin bit the dust before any real action occurred.
While the first part had many interesting moments, it was dialogue heavy. It’s not until the second part where the killing off of characters and strangling began. However, Kiritsugu’s past was fascinating and brought some light to his ideals.
Despite a few minor flaws like leaving some important details from the original source material, I really enjoyed Fate/zero and certainly going to miss it.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10, A, Masterpiece
Review coming soon… hopefully! ¶