I like Fate Zero because I can spell the title without having to copy and paste it. Okay so that’s not the only reason I like it
but it is one of the better ones. Before I watched this episode I just though Fate Zero was an alright anime overhyped by the legions of online anime fans. I can now say I feel exactly the same.
This episode was infinitely better then episode 10 and thats because it was an episode for everyone not just the fanboys. That and it had Rider in it. Fate Zero stopped taking itself so seriously this episode for the first part at least. Having the three kings sit around drinking was a nice change of pace. It also went from lighthearted comedy to the serious conversation and backstory without a sudden shift which I greatly appreciated as flow is very important. Saber’s backstory was pretty much what I expected but Rider’s was what I expected and so much more.
Taking the other kings to the desert and allowing them to watch his army dominate the group of assassin’s was amazing to watch and perfect story telling. My immersion was shattered however when Rider hops on his chariot and fudging flies to the bloody moon. Seriously way to ruin it. Couldn’t he just go out through the damn gate like how he entered.
Next episode will probably be wrapping up the season and i’m praying it doesn’t end on a huge cliffhanger.
Bonus post is also going to make it’s way out sometime in the next few days so keep an eye out for it. I will be introducing the new site mascot.