Fate/Zero 24

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What’s this? The Dark Knight? Still, Kotomine knows how to make an entrance, seriously.

The really mad fighting scenes in the first half were awesome, but not so as awesome as Kiritsugu getting trolled by the Grail…

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insert gununu meme here

While I think he got what he deserved, but it’s seriously depressing to think that after all that blood he shed came to naught as the Grail was not what it was promised to be. “The hands of men will never be able to touch the realm of the Gods’”… poor Kiritsugu.

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>dat feel when imaginary Ilya gets her head blasted open by Kiritsugu…

Although we all know it’s not real, but that’s still just… hard to watch. At least it wasn’t by strangulation! And the reaction by Grail-Iris too… Ohara Sayaka really did well this week.

Speaking of which, Urobuchi goddamn loves his strangulation scenes doesn’t it? I wonder how Kiritsugu would feel if he knew he just killed his fake wife the same exact way how the real one was killed…..

At least, there’s still someone that’s unaffected after all this!

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Oh Gil….

Two more episodes left… wonder what they will do for the last one? An entire episode detailing Kiritsugu trying to get back to the Einzbern Castle, slowly failing and dying?

One more episode apparently, syoboi is not being correct for this or something.

25 Comments

  1. sage Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    An entire episode detailing Kiritsugu trying to get back to the Einzbern Castle, slowly failing and dying?

    Sure. Now explain to me how he raised Shirou.

  2. Nanatsuya Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    In criminology, strangulation is the most intimate form of killing someone, especially a front-facing strangulation where the murder can look at the victim’s face as they die. It’s usually indicative that the murderer was trusted enough to get so close to the victim and/or the choice to kill was a last-minute decision. Psychologically speaking, the act mentally traumatizes the perpetrator as much as it physically traumatizes the victim.

    Say what you will about the lackluster appeal of strangulation as the method of choice in the last few eps, but Urobuchi certainly understands this dynamic and ufotable executes it beautifully. Kiritsugu’s stoic face and tear-filled eyes as he shoots Ilya and how he couldn’t bare to give the panicked Iri an equally swift death nearly brought a tear to my eye.

    Damn you Urobuchi and damn you ufotable, shut up and take my money already…

  3. Dakkar Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Hm, isn’t it like one, not two episodes that are left?

    OK, that was another good episode. I must admit that Gil is my favorite character, and, just like him, I think that Kotomine is pretty interesting as well, so I didn’t hate him before, and even much less so this time. The reference to Heaven’s Feel route was also well executed. And Kiritsugu’s got his reality check, so all’s well with the world.

    Still, this episode has finally made me realize that while Natsu is able to create a great concept, it takes Gen to flesh out the characters and detail their suffering…erm, story. If you combine the two, you can even see an anime you can feel for…

  4. Dakkar Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Ah, sorry for the double post, but was I the only person who watched the fragment when Saber get berserkicked in the face god-knows-how-many-times? It’s not like I’m saber-hater, but that was extremely satisfying…

  5. utofable Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Happy Father’s day!

  6. relentlessflame Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Incidentally, next week’s episode, Episode 25, is listed as the last episode. The official solicitation for the Blu-Ray box also says it will include episode 14 to 25. So yeah, next week is the end.

  7. Ithekro Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Grail-kun is a bastard isn’t he?

  8. Roarke Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    That fight was incredible, but I’ve gotta say, it was definitely overshadowed by the complete disassembling of Kiritsugu’s ideal.

    … Never change, Gilgamesh.

    And shota!Shirou narrated the next-episode tag, ahahahaha!

  9. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    Papa Kerry-chan has to kill his daughter. T_T
    A sad father’s day for him.
    And my Kotomine! He died a True Hero!

    I agree that Kiritsugu’s ideal is hilarious just like what the Grail pointed out. He killed 300 just to save only 200. Then he would be willing to kill his family to save 6 billion. Such utilitarian ethical thinking. I would have sacrificed the world for my Illya-loli instead.

    Saber is still useless. She only survived Lancelot because Kariya died. Gil-sama~~!
    Next week: Shota-shirou in the bridge to FSN.

  10. Roarke Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Sorry for the double post, but watching that fight again reminds me: I have the utmost respect for anime characters who keep their battle analyses in their own damn head. I tried to imagine F/Z in like, Naruto’s style or something, with Kiri and Kirei agonizingly pointing out each other’s deficiencies.

    It was unpleasant.

  11. ewok40k Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Dear Emiya… There is only one way to achieve eternal peace… it is to kill all of the mankind.
    Rest in peace! – for all of them.
    Truly all the killing he has done has come back in a cosmic karma moment to bite back.
    But Emiya, of all the people had the will to forfeit his dream when he knew its price.

  12. shinkirou Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    they have skipped the plot by one episode TT , they should show :
    1)the fighting scene between berserkar and saber with their own ideas (the reason bersaker /lancelot join the holy war or etc)
    2)how kelly reach to the top and meet kotomine with his resolution
    too many loop hole , are they trying to finish the series fast

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    It’s okay, they’ll add it all back in the Blu-Ray boxset release!

  14. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    Actually, I think the TV version of 24 is going to be like 11 – there are extras that were cut out for time. At times the transitions felt disjointed.

  15. shinkirou Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    @kuro
    for the skip plot they will released as OVA in bluray release? can iknow where u got the infor?

  16. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    Not really saying it will happen, but the first blu-ray boxset pretty much got a ‘Director’s Cut’ treatment. I assume it will happen again for the second. Hopefully.

  17. Asrialys Said,

    June 17, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    @ufotable post: LOL

  18. c2710 Said,

    June 18, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    seems like after madoka, a no. of animes would not hesitate to “single handedly write off characters”

  19. Skribulous Said,

    June 18, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    @c2710

    Killing off characters in abrupt and unexpected ways in anime isn’t anything new. Back then, that was one of the main appeals of anime versus cartoons–back then anime had the maturity to deal with issues like death while you can be assured that no one dies in western animation.

    Madoka didn’t start that trend. If anything, the recent shows encouraged it after more than a decade of anime series becoming less bloodthirsty.

  20. Dial Said,

    June 18, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    Madoka cannot influence a story that precedes it.

    It does seem that there are people whose experience with anime unexpectedly killing off characters starts with Madoka. However, it is neither the first to do that, nor (imo) the best example of it. In terms of “single handedly writing of characters”, even Ga Rei Zero is a much stronger example than Madoka.

    Skribulous: I don’t agree that anime has become less bloodthirsty, especially considering shows like Blood and Mirai Nikki are still making rounds. The only way Madoka stands out is that people were _not_ expecting that kind of show in the first place.

  21. Ryugan Said,

    June 18, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    wha the hell im the only one that was waiting for the Emiya ost as background figth between kiritsugu and kirei

    it was a good episode, but kinda rushed in some parts, they never show when saber was about to give up and berseker just stop, when she yells at gil the part that her eyes become yellow like her alter form was also omited, before kiritsugu killed fake illya they dont show how the world was burned because angra…..

  22. FantomOmega Said,

    June 18, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    @ Dial Said,
    Right, c2710 should read Houshin Engi (magna) that got turned into a anime if he think character death is something “new” that will probably make him grief to death from reading half of it due to the Main characters, enemies AND random people mortality rate, NO ONE IS SAFE

    It’s a good thing that it have humor mixed in….

  23. c2710 Said,

    June 18, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    madoka was the 1st i’ve seen and ga rei was second… only got the latter after madoka

  24. Izendale Said,

    June 19, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    @c2710
    maybe the animation was too dated, but go ahead and try legend of galactic heroes.
    gl hf

  25. pss Said,

    June 19, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Somehow I think that the battle scene between Saber and Berserker is purposely rushed to make time for Kiritsugu to celebrate his brutally-twisted Father’s Day. Three “coincidences” (Mother’s Day, Alexander’s death anniversary and Father’s Day) can no longer be considered coincidences anymore…

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