So far so good… F/SN is showing signs of great promise. In balancing action and plot development, episode 3 is a good one as the first half is devoted to fights, which is Saber facing off Lancer and subsequently Archer, while the 2nd half focuses on more explanation about the War of the Holy Grail and the introduction of the particularly influential character, Kotomine Kirei, the Manager of the War.
I have to admire Ayako-sama for bringing out Saber’s stoicness in this episode. Part of the beauty of Ayako-sama is that she is really talented at bringing out the characters that she voices. She can use the same voice over and over again and yet, I still can differentiate the individual characters she plays from Mahoro right down to Fuu.
Production values remain high and the BGM arrangement continues to awe me. I’ve also developed an big liking for the ED too, which really has great dreamy quality to it, added with the awesome accompaniying visuals of Saber in a wide open field, enhancing the dreaminess of it.
Next up is the appearance of Ilya and Berserker, with some nice moves by Saber shown in the preview.