Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 04

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I…I’m… stil not used to this evil Illya :(

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Ahhhhhhhh such perfect tsundere-ism from Rin~

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….. Shirou you dense idiot. He sure had it coming. Rin’s mad smiling face is probably not a good thing to see too many times wwwwwwww

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For some reason, Saber is a lot more hyper and likeable than I remembered her….

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Oh boy…. that landmine explosion…..

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wwwwwwwwwwww Sakura’s so obviously shocked disgusted face here

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Poor Sakura, why doesn’t senpai notice herrrrrrrrrr (lol).

Another week, another great episode of UBW. The pivot into the everyday harem hijinks is a much welcome break after the mad awesomeness of last week’s Berserker CQC breakdancing w.

I think the impressive part of this episode was how they juggled on giving the screentime for all three of our leading heroines, with Rin, Saber and Sakura stealing the limelight in equal manner when it called for it. Rin’s tsundere-ism has been really great throughout the series. Saber somehow lost that “cold” image I used to have of her already, and I must say her UBW appearance so far has been pretty damn likeable. Meanwhile, poor Sakura still hasn’t gotten senpai to notice her yet…. (lol) Of course the true waifu is still Archer….

Next week, Caster fight I guess? Are we going to see the legendary Kuzuki-sensei in action too?

7 Comments

  1. Roarke Said,

    November 2, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    I am still amazed and overjoyed by how straight-up likable Shirou is in this adaptation.

  2. AozuAkazu Said,

    November 2, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    The Tohsaka death smile was probably my favourite scene this week. I agree with Roarke here, ufotable’s adaptation doesn’t make me want to drop the anime every 30 seconds with Shirou’s antics. You’re right about Saber too, she doesn’t seem as detached this time around. I like her more here compared to DEEN’s version and Fate/Zero (would like the suit to come back though).

  3. phatmlrd Said,

    November 2, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    UBW Saber was always cuter than Fate Saber! I really like how ufo is tying her behavior change to the difference in the way Shirou treats her. Showing her mutual respect versus just using her as a tool the way Kiri did. Nice subtle way of connecting UBW to FZ without having to change anything in the storyline.

  4. Erik Said,

    November 3, 2014 @ 3:40 am

    One interesting thing – considering how faithful ufotable has been so far, the choices Shirou has made (saving saber by grabbing her hand, showing her around the school) point to them going for the “good” ending rather than the “true” ending. Which is unfortunate, since the latter is more consistent (in my opinion).

  5. S_1 Said,

    November 3, 2014 @ 7:32 am

    Such a whiplash from Prisma ne?

    But then that Illya was able to live as a normal girl ;_;

    Also.

    Y THERE NO LOVE FOR AYAKO HERE?

  6. Haesslich Said,

    November 3, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

    I love this evil manipulative Ilya. That’s all that needs to be said.

  7. Giovanni Said,

    November 5, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    I swear, Sakura’s getting sexier every time I see her…

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