Synonyms: Fate/stay night Recap, Fate/stay night OVA
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 17, 2010
Producers: Studio Deen
Duration: 1 hr. 0 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.121 (scored by 6185 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Feb 28, 2010
Story : Not good. While it does somewhat convey the overall storyline, it still leaves many things unanswered. So many plot points have been removed that it just doesn't feel like the story was really engaging at any point. Scenes will just jump around and you will be left wondering how this or that happened. For example, Shirou and Saber are recovering from a battle and then in the next scene, they're fully healed and already in a completely different location fighting another battle. What happened in between? How did they get there? Why are they suddenly healed so quickly? These are questions viewers who has not seen FSN yet would ask.
All the fight scenes have been shortened as well. Fights that were suppose to be at least half an episode's length has been reduced to nothing but a few short minutes. This is truly an extremely condensed version of the story.
Art : The animation is pretty much remastered footage from the anime. It's still crisp and clear and it conveys the what is supposed to be colorful characters in the anime. The various noble phantasms are still excellent quality but unfortunately, cut short so many times.
Sound : The OP to this work features a new version of the original anime's "disillusion" by Tainaka Sachi. The music from the VN and the anime are still here. A nice blend of mellow tunes that kind of fits into the shortened disjointed scenes but lacks to really draw us back in to the world of Fate/Stay Night.
Character : This is where this two part summary really falls. So much of the dialogue between the characters and their developments were removed for the sake of time. Barely any characters had any development whatsoever. The only characters to even get a sliver of development were Shirou and Saber but even that was just nearly non-existant. The dialogue between all of the characters was what made them great but alas, without it, we don't really care much about them at all.
Enjoyment/Overall [7/6]: While I enjoyed immersing myself into the world of FSN once again, the disjointed and heavily cut direction really distracted me from keeping up with the story. The scenes were just jumping around so fast that they don't let you absorb what had actually transpired then. This is a poorly made summary recap of the original FSN. While it will remind you of most of the important things that happen, it doesn't really pull you back in the world of FSN. If they really wanted to do a summary, DEEN should've at least made an effort to reedit the script and change the animation enough to have it flow better instead of just cutting and pasting a bunch of the same footage together. This is definitely not made to be a standalone work. You'll need prior knowledge of FSN to really understand what actually transpired in the recap.
And where the fuck was my "People die when they are killed" line? Terrible. Just terrible. read more
Feb 28, 2011
If you haven't read Fate/stay night or seen DEEN's first anime adaptation, don't bother watching this; it will make absolutely no sense to you. Read the novel instead. It's significantly better than either of these anime.
If you have seen the Fate/stay night anime, don't bother watching this, either; the only new material is the OP+ED, and although I'm a fan of Tainaka Sachi, this new remix of disillusion wasn't great.
I watched this because I spotted [Doki]'s fansubs and thought it might be worth a re-watch. I guess I was hoping in vain that these OVAs would be an improvement on the original anime. They're not. If I weren't nerdy enough to remember the plot of F/sn in its entirety two years after reading it, I'm sure I would not have been able to follow the story of TV Reproduction. Many scenes are skipped entirely. Others appear as minute-long clips with one or two lines, thrown in with absolutely no transitions or explanations or anything. DEEN didn't do such a bad job the first time around when it came to keeping crucial plot points (aside from Bondage Sakura and some other tidbits), but in TV Reproduction they're waved aside under the assumption that the viewer already knows what's going on and doesn't really care.
TV Reproduction follows the same story as the anime it's based on. There are no new scenes. There are, however, so many cuts that if you didn't know the story to begin with, there's no chance you'd figure out what was going on.
Fate/stay night does have an excellent story, though. Go read it.
Better quality than the original anime's, but far from beautiful. I watched in 720p. 1080p upscales aren't really my cup of tea.
A lot of the animation seems to be very lazy. Standard DEEN fare, I suppose. Fate/stay night is something you read/watch for the story, so this isn't that important.
The highlights of TV Reproduction are the all-new OP and ED themes sung by Tainaka Sachi. The soundtrack has otherwise been copied directly from the original anime, which sounds great in theory but ends up being quite disappointing in practice. You'll hear a momentary snatch of a track from the TV series' OST at a dramatic point, but it will play for a minute and fade away as the next character's theme turns on due to the extremely rushed nature of the OVAs.
There is little to no characterization in TV Reproduction. Given the amount of material that DEEN had to cram into two hours, this makes a lot of sense: we never have time to look into the characters' heads or watch them chat with one another. It's still disappointing, though.
Overall, I scored this 6 out of 10, which is probably more than it deserves. The Nasu fan in me won't let me do otherwise.
Would not recommend. read more
Feb 27, 2011
From my point of view, Fate/Stay Night TV Reproduction was meant to be only a brief nostalgia material to millions of Fate/Stay Night fans out there. The whole 24 episodes worth of a story compacted into only a pair of 1 hour episodes? Of course it seems like a forced attempt on a series re-animation to make money.
The truth is, there was so many scene deletions in this reproduction that the storyline itself lost its charm and plot development. Sometimes, the scene loops far away out of the blue, leaving us in a state of confusion on what happened a moment before. For a moment the setting takes place in a house, but after a few seconds everything changed into the end of a supposed-to-be-good fight with another powerful servant. These kinds of loops really wasn't a pleasant experience, even to fans.
Putting the plot aside, the animation has improved so much than before (of course), and the musics are as good as ever. The characters suffered from lack of development (probably because of the loops), but they're still amazing and fun to watch. At least for me, it was very nostalgic to see those characters in action, although within a whole different kind of animation and angles.
In short, Fate/Stay Night TV reproduction could be a relieve for those who missed to re-watch the original series, but didn't have the time to. But really, this one is not suitable for those who never watch the original one. Too much details missing. read more
May 29, 2010
My single thought as I finished this OVA was "Why did I just watch this?"
Besides the shiny new Opening, Fate/Stay Night TV Reproduction offers nothing new. As it says, this is basically a summary of the entire series, only it's so goddamn jam packed with so much material that it feels rushed, confusing, and-
There's nothing new to seen here. Just go watch the opening. (maybe the ending too...)
So as I pray... UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS!
Jun 25, 2010
Well, the story is fair. For the TV series and even for the visual novel's Fate route, it's way too hectic. Many better scene had been cut out, deleted. You won't understand any points of the whole OVA if you don't meet with the series or the novel. So story has 6/10, and I'm clapping from the happiness.
The art, compared to the series is way more better, more mystified and sharpened. The studios made a good work on it and made sure: this isn't just a recaption, but also a somewhat remake too. The sound's quality risen also with the graphics. These two had got 10/10.
The characters. Well, many intuitions fell in the mystified atmosphere, or suddenly appear and disappear. Too bad for it: 8/10.
Enjoyment: very enjoyable, but the fans can argue with it. I say 9/10, because they had tried the impossible: squeeze a more than 10 hours story in 2 hours.
Overall: 8/10 and a bit more behind the decimal point. For a reminder to the movie is good, and that's all. It contains the necessary things, so that's enough for me. read more