With the Grail War finally over, what path does Rin and Shirou take?
While it’s sad to see Saber go in the last episode, I have to admit that the epilogue is really good. Although it’s disappointing that piece of trash Shinji survives in this arc, I have to admit that there were a lot of cute moments with Shirou and Rin as they attend the Clock Tower academy after graduating high school. It’s strange to see Rin not wearing her hair in twintails for once while being kinder to Shirou. Aside from that, I have to admit that seeing them visit the grave of King Arthur/Saber is a nice touch.
Aside from that, it seems that while Shirou decides to live his dream and turn down the Mage Association invitation in order to become a hero of justice again with Waver asking why did he chose to do that, there are some nice moments besides with Rin. Luvia finally shows up, which is quite fitting for the fact that Prisma Illya 2wei Herz will air in a few weeks. As expected, Rin gets into a fight with her and apparently loses. Even so, it was enjoyable nonetheless.
Although I only watched a few episodes of Studio Deen’s adaptation of the Fate arc, it’s apparent that Ufotable done a better job with their version of Unlimited Blade Works. Aside from the animation quality, everything looks so much better, including the action scenes, especially with Archer vs. Shirou and Shirou vs. Gil. While there are a few flaws here and there, I enjoyed this adaptation quite a lot. Sure, Shirou is somewhat annoying at times, but at least he gets better. Hopefully when Heaven’s Feel movie comes around, he can finally stop trying to become a Hero of Justice.
Overall Rating: 9.2/10, A-, Very Good ¶