Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Season 1 Review & Analysis
Japanimation Station Season 2 Episode 8
Welcome to Season 2 of Japanimation Station: ufotable/Moon Works, where we will be discussing all the animated adaptations of Type-Moon’s books and visual novels produced by renowned studio ufotable. You can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com.
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After the breakout success of Fate/Zero, ufotable returned in 2014 with an adaptation of the second route in the Fate/stay night visual novel: Unlimited Blade Works. And it’s a big series, released in two seasons, with the first including three hour-long episodes, and the entire production showcasing some of the highest-quality animation ever featured on television. It’s a spectacular show, and while ufotable did not adapt the first route of the visual novel, we find that Unlimited Blade Works operates surprisingly perfectly as a direct sequel to Fate/Zero. Today’s podcast discusses the first season, from the ‘0th’ episode on through episode 12, as we break down all the major characters like Shirou Emiya and Rin Tohsaka, the featured Servants including Archer, Saber, Caster, and Lancer, and the incredible direction and production values on display throughout.
Enjoy, and come back next week as we review the second season of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, episodes 13 through 25!