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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works – 24/25 Review

fate25.mp4 - 00009A whole series about a guy’s journey to realizing that the inability to change is a little bit problematic…

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Fate/Stay Night: UBW 24/25: Gilgamesh wants to destroy the world. Shirou wants to be a hero. Rin just wants to save the world and that asshole Shinji. Lucky for them… well, except for Gilgamesh… it doesn’t actually matter what they do. In the end it’s someone else who can take credit for saving the world. Then again, he really just did his job, didn’t he?

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Review-Roundup: Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 07-11, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 23

_C12__The_Disappearance_of_Nagato_Yuki-chan_-_07.mp4 - 00001She is, she really is! Nagato’s new personality in this spin-off-series is less interesting than the old one, especially in romantic scenarios.

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Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 07-11: Somehow Nagato manages to get closer to Kyon. Some might say it’s all thanks to the plot but whatever… Anyway, then one day she almost gets hit by a car but during the accident she becomes the emotionless alien-version of herself again and so… stuff happens which I guess, some people care about.

F/SN: Unlimited Blade Works 23: Gilgamesh wants to initiate an apocalypse because humanity has mostly turned into weed (in his opinion). Shirou, Rin and Saber are the only ones who can stop him. And… they pretty much get as far as to the point where a cliffhanger seems sensible.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 22 Review

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_22.mp4 - 00007What a tsundere looks like after her “first time”.

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F/SN UBW 22: Rin, Saber and Shirou sit around tired in Shirou’s living-room when shiny-boy decides it’s time for dinner! Of course, that’s the right thing to do! Also, Shirou experiences a bunch of shit he doesn’t understand at all (which is fine because nobody seems to expect him to understand that stuff in the first place). And I guess, the world is about to end.

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Review-Roundup: Hibike! Euphonium 09, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 21

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_21.mp4 - 00004And the rest is, as they say, history…

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Hibike! Euphonium 09: Auditions are happening and Kumiko is about to lose confidence… as her secret lover Reina appears and makes her swear to kick ass or something. Also, Hazuki still gives a shit about Shuichi. Neither Kumiko nor the series actually does so at this point.

F/SN: UBW 21: Archer loses because of all the feels and Gilgamesh blabbers about the end of the world. Because if the end of the world hadn’t been at stake Rin, Shirou and Saber just would’ve gone on a nice holiday instead of course!

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Review-Roundup: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 19/20, Shokugeki no Soma 06-08, Sidonia no Kishi S2 05-07, Hibike! Euphonium 07/08

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_19.mp4 - 00002Yep, two whole episodes of fighting and arguing because two dickheads are just too frigging stubborn to find a compromise.

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F/SN: UBW 19/20: Shirou and Archer finally meet in battle which naturally means… A lot of talking! Meanwhile Rin has the most tumultuous damsel-in-distress-arc imaginable.

Shokugeki no Soma 06-08: Soma can do no wrong! And apparently the best kind of school might as well be a tournament in disguise.

Sidonia no Kishi S2 05-07: Tsumugi, Izana and Tanake are having a jolly good time! Meanwhile, evil people do evil stuff with somewhat disastrous results! And those two things barely have anything to do with each other. Talk about plot-synergy!

Hibike! Euphonium 07/08: What do you do as a teenager when you’re not devoting yourself to playing music? Of course, you study! Or you go on a date! As far as teenage-life-tropes go not the most imaginative choices. Maybe the vague romantic tension between two girls will spice things up – is what the script-writers probably thought.

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Review-Roundup: Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 06, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 18

_C12__The_Disappearance_of_Nagato_Yuki-chan_-_06.mp4 - 00003Haruhi demonstrating that even in competition with studying she wants to be the center of attention. In summary: Haruhi’s an obnoxious character.

Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 06: A new school-year has started! And so it’s time for some wacky antics that don’t go anywhere!

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 18: *gasp* Finally! The penny has dropped! And of course everybody’s like “Yeah, actually, I already knew since way back when…”. And Rin as the female lead had to turn into a damsel-in-distress at some point, of course… It’s all pretty obvious, if you ask me. But what would be F/SN:UBW without a bunch of jerks talking A LOT about such obvious things…?

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Review-Roundup: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 16/17, Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 04/05, Shokugeki no Soma 04/05

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_16.mp4 - 00004Tsundere are really the perfect stereotype for shounen-series like this one. They can be badass in dramatic moments but as far as the main-character is concerned the tsundere can be the most timid person ever.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 16/17: Illyasviel gets a little goodbye-song from Rin and Shirou who barely knew her. They argue but with the help of Lancer resolve to take down Caster.

Nagato Yuki-Chan no Shoushitsu 04/05: It’s Valentine’s Day! So you know what that means! Girls give chocolate to guys they like! And of course this makes this the perfect moment for a love-triangle to emerge!

Shokugeki no Soma 04/05: Soma had announced that he wanted to become the best cook of the school… but it turns out things are a whole lot more complicating than expected. And of course, it’s all about power. Apparently even cooking is nothing more than a tool to gain power.

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Review-Roundup: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 15, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu 03, Shokugeki no Soma 02/03

_C12__The_Disappearance_of_Nagato_Yuki-chan_-_03.mp4 - 00000Guess, someone in the animation/art-department lacked the time to hand in their finest work…

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 15: Rin and Shirou wander onto a battlefield within a castle and… do nothing. Meanwhile, a little girl named Illyasviel is fighting for her life with a big, muscular dude called Heracles at her side. It goes poorly for her. Also, dramatic moments in the middle of a battle are the perfect moment to have flashbacks apparently!

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu 03: The appearance of Haruhi turns this series into another very familiar series that coincidentally also has a main-character called Haruhi.

Shokugeki no Soma 02/03: Soma is a great cook. And he uses his great cooking-skills to challenge/antagonize everyone around him. Except when he forces innocent girls to taste his experimental stuff which will always lead to them feeling like they got tentacle-raped. Yep, that’s the hero of this series.

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Review-Roundup: Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 14, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 02, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu 02, Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture 01/02

_C12__Fate_Stay_Night_-_Unlimited_Blade_Works_-_14.mp4 - 00002If anything, this series has proven that Shirou has been the guy with a plan. So, of course, in this critical situation it should be him who should be in charge.

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F/SN: Unlimited Blade Works 14: Shirou and Rin have some dinner and then start a little fieldtrip to find a new ally in their desperate fight. Gilgamesh crashes the party in the most cruel fashion.

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 02: The evil girl who beats up other people at night turns out to be a little girl with a little problem. The good guys try to help her. Also, Vivio is trying to be Rocky or something…

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu 02: It’s the obvious choice for a Spring-season-series: This is the Christmas-episode! And so Nagato’s little club has a party where stuff happens. Then Nagato remembers having met a certain person named Haruhi Suzumiya and it’s a big deal because she’s uber-crazy… also she’s really important in the original series.

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture 01/02: The ghostiest of ghosts deals with a very ghost-y situation where viruses do this and that to ghosts. Also, someone in the army is a corrupt piece-of-shit. And with that the fourth story-arc in the Arise-series ends in the second episode of this series.

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Review-Roundup: Shokugeki no Souma 01, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 13

[C12] Shokugeki no Soma - 01.mp4 - 00006This series has a very odd definition of how the sense of taste works.

Shokugeki no Souma 01: Souma wants to be a cook – like his dad. But his dad is too cool to be beaten by a cook as halfbaked as Souma. Just as Souma had proven his worth in a challenge posed by a landshark, his father announces that he would leave Souma behind and he told him that he would finance his time at a cooking-elite-school (you see, it isn’t a school where you learn to be part of the cooking-elite, you go there because you’re already part of the cooking-elite for some reason).

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 13: Rin has a bad day. Shirou is there to give her a shoulder to cry on and to confess his love. Also, Archer is an asshole (which still makes him a more charismatic person than Shirou in this episode).

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