Fate/Snore Night 10

***Warning:*** *This post should be taken with a pinch of salt. No F/SN fanboys have been harmed in the production of this post.*

Fanservice episode this time, although more focused on Shirou and Saber, so it was kinda too bad for me, being a Rin fanboy and all. Rin did win the show with her sleepyheadedness in the beginning….. *moeeee~~~~!!!!!*

Ok, now let’s see what this episode brought us. First off, we had Saber fanservice, no doubt a lot of fanboys have been waiting for that. Then, we have Shirou awakening his inner roripedofin with Ilya. Next up, we have…… oh, that’s all?

Well, so you can see, even for a fanservice episode, Fate is still getting more and more boring. Plus the fact that Rin was absent for most part makes it even more boring…. God… what happened to all the action and fights that were promised in the Curtain Raiser…. haizz…. where’s the plot development dude? Shirou *is* no Rin, we don’t want to see him for the wuss he is, we already know that.

Sigh… they could’ve just put in Rin for an extra 3-4 minutes or more and I wouldn’t be complaining that much…. I seem to be watching F/SN now just because of her. Dang… she’s really the (forgive my abuse of language) *moe*-est *tsunderekko* I’ve seen to date :P. I want a Rin *dakimakura*~~~.


  1. Haesslich Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    Give it an episode… although the utter lack of progression over 10 episodes, or minimal progression, is worrying given that this is supposed to be 26 eps, or thereabouts. We’ve lost a third of a season, which is almost as bad as Jigoku Shoujo’s wastage of 13 out of 26 eps on the usual revenge tale, without even going into the meat of the storyline (Tsugumi and Hajime following the action, trying to figure out why Tsugumi’s got Ai-vision).

    Still, they did have some decent fanservice, along with a lot of time developing Ilya as a ‘cute’ character… probably so that they can make this all the more tragic later. We needed more Rin with her hair down, though – that’s even better than Rin in her normal high skirt and ponytails.

  2. mikemil828 Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 1:09 pm

    Just drop the damn series if you aren’t going to take this seriously

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    Dude, if I’m not serious about this, do you think I’d be blogging this?

  4. suguru Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    I think even if Rin just showed up for three minutes an episode it’d be enough to keep me watching, she’s one of the best tsundere characters I’ve ever seen.

    Although 10 eps are gone, 26 episodes is a long time–just think of Da Capo, the whole first half plus it seemed like nothing was really going to happen, and it still finished with the best ending I’ve seen in a game-to-anime series. I’m sure FSN will take a turn for the dramatic at the end, but I haven’t found it boring so far. Although I really like YKK and Zettai Shonen, and compared to those FSN is action-packed, so maybe it’s all relative.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

    In response to the comments, I have added in a Disclaimer on the beginning of the post.

    I need to be careful next time :P.

  6. lord_jagganath Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    ehto.. yeah man..
    but frankly, i believe it cannot end with one season… ovas are bound to come…
    ykk and zettai shonen is uber slow…

    ykk manga has been going on for 10 plus years….
    nuff said

  7. jpmeyer Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

    I think there’s a weird tension going on here: if the show is lame and driven away all but its fanboy audience, (to paraphrase Genshiken) why would they make a fanservice episode for a game that’s already pornographic?

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 9:50 pm

    There’s slow in the good way, like ARIA(haven’t watched neither YKK nor ZS, so I won’t comment about that). Then, there’s slow in the boring way, like F/SN now.

    I mean, it’s all fine to see Shirou going, “Oh, I want become hero of justice, no killing plzzz~~” for one or two episodes, but Shirou has been repeating this for the past few episodes, without any signs of him really helping much to stop the Grail War.

    It’s also freaking annoying to see him disturbing all the battles as well, right when they’re at their climax, like the last episode with Saber vs Assassin. I was promised hawt swordgirl action for this series, but what I’ve seen so far is Shirou acting totally useless and interfering with the action.

    Then and again, I haven’t played the game yet, and I picked up this series, solely on the amount of fanboyism it’s generated, so I can’t compare how different the anime is from the manga. I guess it’s the lack of Rin this week….

  9. eurys Said,

    March 12, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

    I finally saw the sub…
    God it is boring! I’m sorry but the training sequence? The poor traumatized loli? Completely cliche and useless.
    BUT Rin and Archer are really the strenght of this anime. Especially the conversation between Archer and Shirou. And why don’t we see more interactions between Rin and Archer? Gah, such a missed opportunity!

  10. edward Said,

    March 12, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

    very true eurys…

    anyway, you know, at first I really like this anime… I mean, the animation quality and the basic story line is kinda original.. I’ve never seen anime like this… sigh.. however, every time the anime momentum is up, they always destroy it… either with too much chit-chat, outer disturbance, or they change the scene too fast… sigh… it’s so sad..

    and yeah. .tohsaka is freakin adorable… my friend just bought the 20cm action figure for tohsaka.. omg… I could even see her underwear…. nice, eh?

  11. Hontou ni Taihen desu » Blog Archive » Said,

    March 12, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    […] I’m sure loli-siscon fans rejoiced as ep 10 spent quality screentime on the sweet, shirt-tugging Ilya. I must admit I viewed Ilya with great suspicion initially. When she first appeared acting so saccharine, I thought Shirou is doomed for a 2nd death at her hands possibly via diabetes. The mental alarms blared even louder when she claimed, “I don’t have any enemies.” which extrapolates for me, “Because Berserker has them for supper.” (Btw, I’m still trying to figure out what’s Ilya/Berserker’s common trait although both Kabitzin and Hasselich have offered some possibilities.) However, her innocent demeanour and love for taiyaki eroded my defenses rather quickly. Yes, I’m weak to taiyaki-loving-lolitas as Kurogane is to tsunderekkos. :) *Dreamy sigh* Yet another lovely anime  personality to look forward to weekly. […]

  12. usagiko Said,

    March 15, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

    I gave up on this series three episodes ago. A shame because it really was so promising. :(

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