Fate/Zero 17


Kirei’s descent in to evil is finally complete now.


Good bye Tokiomi, we hardly knew ye!

So… it turns out we DO lose another Master this week, on the contrary of some claims in my post last week. Well the title itself was spoiler enough anyways so…. yeah.

A much more slower episode compared to the past three weeks, which is quite expected given the pace it’s been going. Saber’s bike gets its appearance too and Irisviel finally has a… woman to woman talk to Maiya. She’s not going to be hanging around much longer isn’t she :(.

Well, in any case, next week will shift the stage back in time a bit for the flashback episode, to which I’m understanding as Kiritsugu’s past getting revealed. That sounds interesting to watch just to see how the man came to be.


  1. Civlov Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    Okay, I take back what I said last week. ;D

    Didn’t think ufotable would rush down and transition the scenes… I thought the episode would end with the scene where Kirei told Archer the truth about Tokiomi’s plans and thus wrapping up volume 3.

    And damn, why the hell did they cut out the part where we actually get to understand Tokiomi a tiny bit better? And Kirei accepting being evil was handled more subtle in the novel… oh well. :-/

  2. c2710 Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    kirei has been successfully brought over to the dark side by darth gilgamesh!

  3. starblacks Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 6:21 pm


  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    That shot is so damn easily taken out of context.

  5. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 9:02 pm


    Does this make Tokiomi the 2nd most idiotic master in all of the fate series after Kariya?

    A famous line sums it all up: When I left, I was but the apprentice… Now I am the master!

    Anyway, this week’s episode was full of >:D goodness.

  6. Das Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Slower ? With regard to the novel material this was the fastest ep so far … and thus not a very good one IMHO. They literally merged several scenes into one, changing settings, cutting dialogs and eliminating transitions. As said they also deprived Tokiomi of most of his depth and motivation diminishing his quality as a character and robbing Rin of some valuable background with regard to the FSN storyline. Finally Kirei’s descent into being awesome(er) is also waaay too rushed.

  7. Baka-Yuusha Said,

    April 29, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    I’m surprised you did not include the screencap with Saber and Iri. Saber was holding Iri’s hand with a gentle smile on her face, a scene that could so easily be taken out of context.

  8. Dakkar Said,

    April 30, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    Oh, the faces. Oh, these faces :D

    It’s likely they’re going to include extended versions of episodes like this one on BD’s. It seems they opt to cut the dialog in favor of action for the TV version, which makes sense, actually.

    And, as Kirei pointed out himself, Tokiomi was at ease because he didn’t expect Gil to betray him. Kirei wasn’t even supposed to have the command spells at that time as well. Anyway, now we’ve got a couple which should keep us entertained until the very end of this farce :)

  9. remm Said,

    April 30, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    Damn, Tokiomi had too good an end. While I don’t sympathize with Kariya I still think Tokiomi deserves a hefty punishment.
    I remember a short doujin where Fate Shirou and Saber get summoned together to this war so now I want a doujin of Heavens Feel Sakura being the one summoned and wreaking havoc

  10. Random_Passerby_Number_612 Said,

    April 30, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    ^ Punished for what, exactly? It isn’t his fault Zouken is such a despicable bag of rotten worms.

  11. Saevel25 Said,

    April 30, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    I loved it, compared to the plotting and planning of last weeks episode, just a simple backstab was brilliant, and perfect. Gil is the best servant ever, totally self centred, manipulative, awesome. I just wonder how crazy the series will get with out a leashed Gil running around, watch out ladies..

  12. rok Said,

    May 3, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    LOL Tokiomi’s face when he was killed by Kirei.
    In this episode,Kirei’s face is described well, but that of Gill is not well.

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