Picked up Fate/Zero a few days ago and, well…oh my, oh my. This is definitely how Fate/stay night should have been.
I’d have to give a hand to ufotable for such wonderful work. Really, it’d be disrespectful not to do so. Obviously, Fate/Zero looks 200 times better and more fluid than Fate/stay night ever did. Not to badmouth Fate/stay night, though — Zero wouldn’t have been born if not for all the hype that stay night brought forth. Thus, ufotable’s approach on the show definitely gave it justice and would prove to be quite a treat for fans of the anime, manga or the visual novel.
First thing to notice would be the great improvement in character design. Lancer looks mighty hot here. Plus, did Fate/stay night ever told us that Lancer actually had a mole?
High time for a duel to finally occur. *cough*Episode 5*cough* If the Lancer vs. Saber duel’s not enough for you, then just for a few more minutes and the whole gang will show up — including Berserker.
I like this Berserker — reminds me of that large silver armor in Shakugan no Shana (except that he’s not silver and he’s way cooler). Also, don’t you think he’s better than Heracles who just swings some jagged chunk of whatever-that-was? At least this one has some form of intelligence.
As of now, Fate/Zero’s lookin’ mighty fine. With an interesting bunch of Servants and Masters (like effeminate Velvet or that homicidal maniac whatsisname-Caster’s master-dude), each episode just keeps on getting better. I just hope that they’d be able to sustain this until the end.