Dark Lord Potter Forums
Go Back   Dark Lord Potter Forums > Common Room > Multimedia > Books and Anime Discussion
Donate Register Rules Library List IRC Chat FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Donate to DLP Scryer Banner

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2016, 08:39 PM   #1
Cyclops
Unspeakable
 
Cyclops's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 767
Fate/Apocrypha anime



n the story, there was once a Holy Grail War waged by seven Mages and Heroic Spirits in a town called Fuyuki. However, a certain Mage took advantage of the chaos of World War II to steal a Holy Grail. Several decades have passed, and the Yggdmillennia family, who took upon the Holy Grail as its symbol, defected from the Mages' Association and declared their independence. Furious, the Association sent a force to deal with the Yggdmillennia, but they were defeated by the summoned Servants. With the Holy Grail War system changed, war at an unprecedented scale, with seven versus seven, breaks out. And so, the curtain rises on the epoch-making Great Holy Grail War.

Trailer
__________________
"Every day you sit behind your desk and you learn a little more how to accept the world the way it is. Well, here's the rub: heroes don't do that. Heroes don't accept the world the way it is. They fight it." - Lindsey McDonald, Angel

"So. You’ve finally been inside me. I feel like I should be offering you a cigarette.” - Molly Carpenter, The Dresden Files: Ghost Story
Cyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017, 05:25 PM   #2
BTT
Unspeakable
 
BTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cyber City Oedo
Gender: Male
Posts: 764
First episode is out and up on nyaa.si. Went with UTW subs myself.

Impressions: first fight was okay - a lot of sound and fury, that's for certain, but didn't really like it that much. The episode made it seem like Kairi's the protagonist, which he isn't. Pity, really. Flat showing up gives me hope we'll see a Strange Fake adaption eventually, that'd be pretty cool.

Next episode hopefully has the Saber of Black vs Lancer of Red. Really looking forward to that, it'll define how I feel about this adaption.
BTT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 06:42 PM   #3
Cyclops
Unspeakable
 
Cyclops's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 767
Episode 1 was pretty good.

The opening scene, with what I hear is the MC, was kind of pointless though.

The flash-forward battle was probably just so the first episode wouldn't be entirely exposition, but the scene itself was kind of lackluster. The servant battle between Saber of Red and Saber of Black was bland. They were the least interesting fight in that scene.

The necromancer guy looks like he will be a cool character to watch. He seems like a different kind of mercenary than Kiritsugu.

The summoning scene was pretty bad compared to the epic summoning scenes we got in Fate/Zero and UBW. Almost all of the masters doing the summoning in the same spot made it kind of boring.

Mordred is a character I've only been exposed to in fanfiction, mainly a fic where she is summoned as Ilya's servant in the Grail War. But I liked what I've seen of her in this episode. The armor is cool enough and the character design is alright, but what really sells the character for me is the voice actor. Her cocky tone is great and really differentiates her Arturia.

I'm hoping she and the necromancer will be the main characters.

Here's hoping the annoying dumbass who needed to use his fingers to count to fourteen disappears and is never seen again.

Waver cameo FTW!

Good thing I kept watching after the episode was over to listen to the song or I never would have known about the scene after the credits.

---------- Post automerged 07-03-2017 at 06:42 PM ---------- Previous post was 07-02-2017 at 08:29 PM ----------

Coming to Netflix on Nov. 7th

Netflix usually premieres their anime with dubs included so I'd expect the dub cast to be announced soon.
__________________
"Every day you sit behind your desk and you learn a little more how to accept the world the way it is. Well, here's the rub: heroes don't do that. Heroes don't accept the world the way it is. They fight it." - Lindsey McDonald, Angel

"So. You’ve finally been inside me. I feel like I should be offering you a cigarette.” - Molly Carpenter, The Dresden Files: Ghost Story
Cyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2017, 04:12 PM   #4
BTT
Unspeakable
 
BTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cyber City Oedo
Gender: Male
Posts: 764
Mordred status: still best character so far, but that fight scene was pretty bad. She's not the fucking Flash.

Astolfo a shit. Like whoa.

Next episode: Karna vs Siegfried. I still stand by that fight making or breaking the adaption for me, but I feel like it'll be more break than make considering the previous fights.

In other news: don't really like the OP. Mostly because of the song, it's pretty bad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
Here's hoping the annoying dumbass who needed to use his fingers to count to fourteen disappears and is never seen again.
Flat has his own spinoff, Fate/Strange Fake by Narita (yes, the same guy who wrote Durara and Baccano). Translations are actually mostly up to date and I think it's fairly good so far.

Last edited by BTT; 07-09-2017 at 04:16 PM.
BTT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
Cyclops
Unspeakable
 
Cyclops's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 767
The OP is terrible. Definitely the worse in the Fate franchise. The song isn't that good and it doesn't pump you up or convey any emotion, imo. Combined with the animation it was just bland. Its a shame when you consider who awesome the Fate/Zero and UBW openings were. Even the DEEN series had good OPs.

I'm cautiously worried about the brown-haired kid being in about 80% of the OP. Please don't suck. Even if you look like a generic MC character, please don't be one.

Mordred and her master are the main thing this show has going for it right now. Their interactions are fun and I like the obvious respect they have for each other. I do wince every time she slaps him on the back though. lol

The other masters and servants don't really stand out to me, other than maybe the wheelchair bound master and Shakespeare.

I"m not sure if I like the fact that they aren't keeping the servants' identities a secret or not. On one had it is doing something different that the other Fate shows, but it was always epic when the other servants revealed their identities to each other in the other shows. I guess it doesn't really matter in this show, since I"m just going to assume every female servant is a gender-bent version of a male hero/legend.

Shirou Kotomine? Really? Since he looks nothing like either Shirou or Kirei I'm guessing this name serves no purpose other than to fuck with the fans. It doesn't help that he's not that interesting. A corrupt church official participating in the Grail War. How original.

I liked the flashback with Jeanne/Ruler, but she still hasn't had much screentime. Given that she's the main character in the ED that should change soon. I think she'll end being my favorite after Mordred and her master.

The fight scenes are a huge disappointment. They're just so bland. So far the DEEN series had better fights.

This show can survive on Mordred's strength of personality alone. But I really hope the rest of the show improves.

---------- Post automerged at 07:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:29 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTT View Post
Flat has his own spinoff, Fate/Strange Fake by Narita (yes, the same guy who wrote Durara and Baccano). Translations are actually mostly up to date and I think it's fairly good so far.
He's the main character in a spin-off? The guy who had to use his fingers to add 7 + 7? How terrifying.
__________________
"Every day you sit behind your desk and you learn a little more how to accept the world the way it is. Well, here's the rub: heroes don't do that. Heroes don't accept the world the way it is. They fight it." - Lindsey McDonald, Angel

"So. You’ve finally been inside me. I feel like I should be offering you a cigarette.” - Molly Carpenter, The Dresden Files: Ghost Story

Last edited by Cyclops; 07-09-2017 at 07:36 PM.
Cyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2017, 03:32 PM   #6
BTT
Unspeakable
 
BTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cyber City Oedo
Gender: Male
Posts: 764
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
He's the main character in a spin-off? The guy who had to use his fingers to add 7 + 7? How terrifying.
He's actually fairly tolerable IMO. Complete, competently translated ebooks of 3/4 of the volumes out at the moment can be found here.

Anyway, new episode. I've been harping on the Siegfried/Karna fight for a while and I'm disappointed as fuck.

Let's leave aside the random fucking flashback in the middle of the fight that had nothing to do with what was actually happening. Let's leave aside how fucking short it was.

The choreography was horrid. In the novels it's a fight of pure skills, here they're fucking flying around.

The sound was utter shit, too. "microphone rammed into a vacuum cleaner" does not good SFX make.

Also: Sieg, main source of the novels' descent into shit, has arrived. Hooray.
BTT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2017, 09:28 PM   #7
Pure Infinity
Professor
 
Pure Infinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Posts: 419
So far, this has kinda been shit. Story wise it's fine - not on the level of F/SN or F/Z, of course - but with the potential to be a half decent action series. Unfortunately, being a half decent action series requires having some half decent action scenes.

The animation ranges from barely passable to terrible, there are several scenes where I noticed the art work wasn't even complete - see here and here. As BTT mentioned, fight choreography was shit. I think they realized that the animation was flaky as all hell, and tried to make the fight as confusing as possible to disguise it.

The only thing this anime makes me feel is longing for a version of this directed by ufotable. I really they would stop making cheap spin off adaptions of the nasuverse just to shamelessly cash in on Fate's current popularity. If you aren't going to bother to adapt something right, why bother doing it at all?
Pure Infinity is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fate/Extra anime coming in 2017 Cyclops Books and Anime Discussion 7 12-31-2016 08:47 PM
Fate/Apocrypha Probellum Books and Anime Discussion 0 08-18-2013 02:44 PM
WIP - Fate/Somnium Summer by Verg Avesta - M - Fate/Stay night Lamora Fate/Stay Night 6 07-09-2012 02:19 PM
Fate/Zero Anime Adaptation Archer Books and Anime Discussion 133 06-11-2012 07:51 AM
Fate/Stay Night - Anime Ray Books and Anime Discussion 23 03-19-2008 05:54 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2016 DLP Group. All rights reserved.
No personal intellectual property on this site may be used without the credit and express permission of the respective authors.