Fate/stay Night midway

February 24th, 2008 by Author

I continue to find myself inexplicably enjoying Fate/stay Night, although it would be difficult to explain why. The anime itself is nothing special. It’s drawn well, the girls are spectacular, but Emiya’s eyes bludgeon every frame where they appear. Plot, artificial. Characters… Rin is engaging, Ilya is unpleasant, so it all balances out. I can go on, but the overall picture is that of a better than average anime, not a masterpiece.

Maybe my standards are slipping? I remember dropping Scrapped Princess for the raging mediocrity. Comfortably for my self-esteem, FSN is way and way ahead. There was not a single instance of animation in FSN as bad as Pacifica dipping in the monster lake. No, I still have some standards left.

On the other hand, while I cannot watch enough of FSN, Dennou Coil is rotting in the Suspended folder. And why? I suspect it’s the same kind effect Omo discussed in the context of SHAFT’s fare, only outside of SHAFT.

It bugs the hell out of me simply because I see what’s so good about those two shows [Dennou Coil and Seirei no Moribito — Author], yet neither manages to make me care about them very much; yet I can’t stop talking about crappy shows like these SHAFT offerings.

Someone needs to examine this phenomena. The health of the industry is at stake, considering the Dennou Coil’s budget. (On second thought, FSN is not a low-budget production itself, so it’s a poor specimen.)

P.S. I did not understand what the Caster’s wish was. I guess that she wanted to protect someone (e.g. her motivations turned in the process, same as Emiya’s). Mostly I think so because such construct would be appropriately tragic, as she departed without recognizing her failure. But I really do not know.