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The storyline of Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/stay night. You don't have to play or watch Fate Stay Night first to understand its story but it would be better if you do so because it will give you much more understanding about this novel.
Fate/Zero is about war between 7 magi in the event named Holy Grail War, in this war each of the magi summon their own servant(the heroic spirits) and each servant has his/her own class(saber class, archer class, lancer class, etc). They all have one goal, to obtain the holy grail, a legendary item capable of granting wishes. I will talk more about the story in the enjoyment sector.
As this is a novel I can't write much about the art, but the picture that was provided in the novel is successful enough to describe the characters or some events that happened in the stories.
The characters in here is one of the strongest point of this novel, there are many characters appeared in here and each of them has their own agenda/goal. I will only make description about some of the characters that appeared in this series. Well, let's begin :
Emiya Kiritsugu without a doubt is one of the sell point of this novel, his personality is completely different compare to his son Shirou(protagonist from F/SN), he never hesitate to use any methods as long as his objective achieved, but although it seems he has cold personality, he has a noble goal, he is participating in this war because he believe Holy Grail could grant his wish for world peace.
Another interesting character is Kotomine Kirei, a man who end up participating in this war even though he is a magi killer, he keep questioning about the reason why he participate in this war, and about his goal in life. And last but not least, Saber, one of the icons of this franchise, heroic spirit Arturia, a noble, loyal, and brave heroic spirit with goal to redo her life where someone more suitable and effective would lead Britain in her stead.
For the enjoyment section, I would say that Fate/Zero has high enjoyment value. Reading novel can be a little bit tricky because after all the story will be affected by how you imagine the story that was told. But with some good ways of storytelling this kind of weakness can be overcome and Urobuchi Gen managed to wrap and tell the story in Fate/Zero really well. When you're reading this I could say that you will imagine the scene that happened in here, the character's thought as if you’re watching the anime/manga version of it. The story was told in a really detail manner so you can easily imagine the scene that happened in here.
You can also expect a good story in this novel along with some betrayals, bloody moments, and plot twist in it. Fate/Zero is a story about battle between 7 magi so it's natural if you expect some of good battle moments in here. And I can safely guarantee that Fate/Zero has it. You can check it if you don't believe it ^_-. Overall, for action, fantasy, and supernatural genre Fate/Zero has exceeded my expectations. This is a really good novel and fans of these genres should check out this novel. read more
Nov 1, 2010Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Misaka-san wa Ima Chuumok... (Anime) add
1 of 1 episodes seen
As you can see from the description, this OVA can be considered as the continuation from Level Upper Arc. In short in here we'll see some of after effect from Level Upper Arc in Biri Biri's life. Now if you are wandering whether the story will be interesting enough given the length of this anime only 34 minutes long, you don't have to worry about that. For a 34 minutes long OVA, the story is well directed and the pace is just right. It will keep your interest until the end.
Railgun without some comedy elements wouldn't feel right, right? Well, we will still see it in here. Kuroko teasing Misaka, Biri Biri blushing and angry, and some other comedy aspects from the TV series. Fans that wanted to see a lot of actions might be disappointed, cause we don't have much action in here. The focus of the story here is about solving the mystery.
As for the art and animation, J.C staff have done a really good job. The animation is smooth. The character designs and backgrounds are certainly drawn well and the coloring of the animation is at the same level from the TV series.
We have two new songs from this OVA and both of them is pretty good. The background music for this OVA is also fit enough with the story. The voice actor also have done a really good job. In here we'll hear the same level of voice acting like in the TV series.
We still have the same main characters, and we will see their similar personalities like in the TV series. Some side characters from the TV series also made some appeareances in here.
Overall, this OVA is enjoyable to be watched. The story is interesting enough and as the story progress, you might want to guess the enemy. If you want to watch a good OVA, you should watch this one. read more
As the story progress we will learn some of Deshwitat past, the truth about the reason why Deshwitat wants to take revenge and why Kalutika decides to destroy the world. The story also tells us about Deshwitat journey in order to gain power to match Kalutika.
Considering that this manhwa theme is vampire theme, most of the scene will occur at night but the drawing in here is good. You will not feel that the drawing is hard to read. The scene at night, the characters , the battle scene and their surrounding is drawn well.
We have many different type of characters in here. We have Deshwitat a 350 years old vampire, though he appears cold and cruel, he is often capable of acts of compassion. We also have Ret Butler, Deshwitat old friend that has perverted nature but when the situation requires him to be serious he can be a really formidable ally. Other than Deshwitat and Ret, we also have Millenear Shepield, an excorcist who at first wanted to kill deshwitat but after she learned the truth that he isn't the true enemy, she decided to help him and as the story progress she develops a romantic feelings towards him. There're also many other characters that either you will like it or hate it.
Overall, this manhwa is enjoyable. The character background is being told well. You'll know their motive and purpose behind their action. Also the story is developed well enough and the plotline moves pretty fluidly. You will also see plenty of actions in here from close ranged combat to magic battle. This manhwa is highly recommended for you who liked an action genre with a good plot.
222 of 222 chapters read
The story in this manga revolves around a teenager boy named Teppei Sakamoto. Like the title implied he is a player that you called a Fantasista player (a player that has a good creativity and usually has free role in the team).
The story in this manga is divided into two arc. The first arc is highschool arc which is the beginning of the story. In this arc Teppei is summoned by her sister to play for her team in Mizumoto high school soccer team. But because he is a country boy and always plays alone. He didn't know how to pass his teammate which brought a disaster for his team. After this match Teppei begins to develop as a player along with his effort to bring his team to play in the national tournament.
The second arc is Milan arc. In this arc Teppei couldn't hold his desire anymore to play in the same level with his rival Marco Quolle (a star player from Italy youth team that he met in Japan youth cup) so he decided to join with Milan youth team. In this arc he is being taught and trained to become a good pro player. This arc reached the climax when Teppei was called by the Japan youth to play in the youth world cup.
The quality of the artwork in this manga is good. They drawn the characters, the technique that being used, and the background quite well.
The characters in here are quite likeable. In here we have Teppei, a football player that tries his best to become a good player. He also has a "not want to lose" attitude which really helps him to develop as a player and also sometimes funny to read. We also have some characters from his high school, national team, and youth team. Although you will find some of them as an annoying character, but overall you will like all the character in this series.
Overall, Fantasista is a good manga about football that will keep your interest in reading it. The match and techniques that being displayed is realistic enough. Also, the character's transition from an amateur player to a professional player is also felt realistic and normal. The match is really enjoyable to be read and sometimes you will like the techniques that being displayed in here.
24 of 24 episodes seen
The story in Railgun is centered around the daily life of young girl named Misaka Mikoto and her friends, and how they handle some incidents that happened around them.
Some of early episodes just centered around their daily life and how they handle some incidents that happened around. But I found this "prologue" entertaining because there're lots of hilarious moments and some cool actions. It also help us understand the characteristics of our main heroines.
The plot is increased in episode 6 till 12, where we can call this as "level upper" arc. This arc is the continuation from the early episodes as they still have some connections. This level upper" arc still provides you with lots of actions but still have some of funny moments. But after this arc, the story itself didn't have much progress, mainly because it was filled with filler episodes. Although I must admit some of this filler is pretty entertaining. It regained some progress again in episode 20 till 24, you can say this arc is the continuation of "level upper" arc .
The art in this anime looks great. They drew the character and their surrounding very well. I also like how they make the action scene looks great. The OP and ED is good too. I think it suitable with the anime. Also, the voice actor are great, they doing a very good job in voicing their role.
The cast are pretty likeable. You will laugh a lot watching their interaction especially in the beginning of the series. As the series progress there are some of character development, like Kuroko became a little bit mature in handling and facing some problem. Saten became less obsess with her "level" and realized that she has more precious thing other than that. But my major disappointment is with Uiharu development where at first she was a character that wants and always tries her best to be a good judgement member but in the latest arc her attitude is completely change as she acted so naive and selfish which I considered it to be a downgrade in her character development.
I found this anime is really entertaining in first half season because of lots of funny scenes and actions. But after that this series is going downhill because of the filler. At first the filler doesn't seem so bad but as the series progress, this series became a little bit boring because instead of some progress in the story, they just filled the episode with a filler. The story regained some progress again in episode 20, but maybe because of series of the fillers. I didn't find this arc very entertaining.
While the filler episode made some enjoyment in this anime decrease. It certainly isn't a bad one and has some of good moments, fans of sci-fi action anime can check this one out.