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Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Season 2 Review & Analysis
Japanimation Station Season 2 Episode 9
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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“That’s Hell you’re walking into.”
Where the first season of Unlimited Blade Works provided a lot of essential character work, the second season – episodes 13 through 25 – is where the plot kicks into high gear, and there’s a lot to break down on this episode, as the show doles out revelations about Archer and Shirou, brings Gilgamesh and his monstrous narcissism into the fray, and delivers twists, betrayals, and surprise alliances aplenty. It’s a terrific, instant-classic stretch of anime that’s left a major impact on pop culture, and offers us plenty to discuss as we cut to the heart of Fate/stay night and what Kinoko Nasu’s story is doing with the many intertwined themes and characters. And as always, it’s a magnificent production from ufotable, as the studio continues to hone its craft and forge its identity as one of Japan’s most accomplished and cutting-edge anime studios.
Enjoy, and come back next week as we review the first film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel trilogy, Presage Flower!