From the second I heard about a prequel to Fate/Stay Night, I expected awesomeness. There was no way I could dislike a show with Saber. She’s one of the best female characters of all time (I don’t think she made my top ten, but top twenty for sure).
The OP is awesome, even MORE AWESOME PLAYED IN STRAIGHT PIANO!
Then I heard that ufotable was going to be behind it. Although I never stopped to think of it, there has never been a single production by ufotable that I haven’t thought was awesome as fuck. (Kara no Kyoukai, 2×2 Shinobuden, Futakoi Alternative…I think that’s it, but still…3 for 3.)
So now Fate/Zero becomes one of the most anticipated anime I’ve looked forward to in a long time, behind Shakugan no Shana III, which I started watching again and yes, it’s fucking awesome. Similarly with Shakugan no Shana III, I only just got around to starting Fate/Zero, and I must tell, you, after just 2 episodes, I can already tell that I’m going to regret not waiting to marathon this.
I loved the first episode. It introduced us to all the players, and not till the end did it show the who got what Heroes. Besides those who were in Fate/Stay Night or the movie, I’m not really sure who each one is. I guessed that Rider could maybe be Hercules or someone, but his origin seems to not be Greece….or was it? I don’t have a clue. The identity of Caster is really stumping me. Anyway, that’s part of the awesomeness.
I’m gonna keep this short, because I’m all about short and to the point.
If you’re not watching Fate/Zero, or haven’t watched Fate/Stay Night, then you’re a piece of shit. You should probably punch yourself in the face with a knife. Or better yet, marathon Fate/Stay Night, and then watch Fate/Zero, which is the best show of the year, and I will say this, IT IS RIVALING SHAKUGAN NO SHANA III FOR MY FAVORITE OF THE SEASON (I’d actually probably put it in front right now, and you KNOW how I feel about Shakugan no Shana!)
The ED kicks serious FUCKING ASS TOO!!! (Piano version because I love pianos)
PS: Lancer is fucking awesome. He’s just the man. So is Gilgamesh. Did I spell that right? I don’t know. Do I care? Clearly not, or else I would have looked it up and not bothered writing this sentence explaining something that might not even be a mistake.