Wow. This is truly a masterpiece. I've never seen something so perfect come out of Nasu's work since Carnival Phantasm.
Story: The story follows Gudako and friends, and her gacha filled journey through FGO. Following a 4koma format, there's absolutely no flow, but nobody seems to care. Later on, it follows Gudao and his gay adventures with Astolfo. Honestly, nothing could be better.
Art: Look at the screenshots. You can see it's just the shitpost that is Learning with Manga, but animated.
Sound: Gudako sounds like a demon, but everything else is just a nice performance from the VAs. Mashu ftw.
Character: it's got Astolfo. Enough said.
Only a monster wouldn't enjoy this.
Overall: I couldn't understand a word but it was spicy.
If you have played Fate Grand/Order you are probably already familiar with the Learning with Manga. This OVA is an animated version of some of the shorts. So that means that they actually did it. The MADMANS did it! They actually give a voice to Gudako!At long last she speaks! The Altera wriggle dance is also animated! THIS IS GOOD CIVILISATION!
ok real info time:
It's just an compilations of shorts from Learning with Manga in animated form. So don't expect deep character or story. One minute and you already are to the next short. There is little to no continuity between the shorts
The art is
the same you can find in the manga. Nothing out of the ordinary. The caricatural representation of the characters are approriate for a comedy serie. Some times we can have really well detailed shots especiall with the transition images, my favourite one being the one with Jeanne and Tamamo no Mae. I also like the one with Karna, Edison and Arjuna whose style contrast quite heavily with Gudako
Sound: The music is good and fits well with the comedic tone of the serie and you can hear the fun the voice actors had portraying the characters
Characters: Gudako,Gudao,Astolfo, Mash, Altera(just to name a few) and other characters of F/GO are present if their comedic version. Each character as a funny personality even though they are not that. They have funny interactions like Gudako and Mash crazy-senpai/poor little Kouhai the love relationship between Gudao and Astolfo and Gudako trying to convince the gullible Altera that the developpers of the game must be destroyed so she finally have the NP animations skips .
Enjoyment: It's always nice to see the manga adapted and fans will be pleased to see their favourite characters given voice, especially the one and only Gudako. Learning with Manga is pretty much a Fate/Grand Order memes compilation. I had a dumb smile on my face all the way through
Just a bunch of gags. If you are not familiar with Fate/Grand Order you will probably not enjoy this show as you will not get the jokes. You don't need other knowledge of the Nasu-verse to enjoy this show as the original goal of Learning with Manga was mostly to explain some game mechanics in a funny and more original way than what the ingame tutorials provides you.
If you like F/GO memes checkout this one
I was certain I'd be going straight to hell after watching this masterpiece. Celebrating a brand new year, type-moon was ready to unleash hell for us Fate fans, and they truly did.
Story: The story partakes the adventure of Gudako and her hellish adventures with her servants, now the story truly deserves a 10/10, having every ingredient you need for an amazing story, fan service, comedy, amazing fight scenes and most importantly the power of bonds, they teach us an amazing lesson of what a strong bond can do. Take for example the bond between Gudako and Mashu, in this special, they truly show us
what an amazing bond between servant and master can bring, it brings tears to my eyes.
Art: Now the art of this show reminds me of a higher budget PopTeamEpic, I do very much like this art for what it is, I've always been a fan of the Fate GO manga so it was very pleasant on my eyes to see it animated. I really love the quirkiness of the animation, like when Gudako tried "Molesting" Mashu while she was using the VR set, the way her head would move, snuggling onto Mashui, was an amazing example of what good animation can do. Truly a 10/10 animation.
Sound: I love hearing my favorite servants talk a bring my down to a eargasm, and now with the addition of Gudako's voice, it really makes this special, very special to my heart. I always expected Gudako to have the demonic voice that we needed and this VA truly brought us what type of person Gudako is. A demon. 10/10
Character: Now the characters are the most important things about Fate in general, it's very nice to see Mashu, Jeanne, Tamamo, etc, in this special, they're all waifus (including Gudako) and without their quirky personalities this just wouldn't be as amazing, so thank you Type-Moon, for bringing these characters to this special. 10/10
Enjoyment: My new years truly wasn't the best one's I've had, but watching this 14:39 minute long special really brought a smile to my face. I can feel every pain in my body melt away with every second I watched of this show, the last time I felt so blessed was when I was punching my hand to the beat of Precure, and the fact I didn't even have to injure myself to feel all the negatives be blown away, I truly love this. 10/10
Overall: This is a great way to conclude 2018, and I truly recommend any fan of Fate to grab your cups of milk and watch this.
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Manga de Wakaru! Fate/Grand Order. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Gudako's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from the Salt Mines of Khewra, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Manga
de Wakaru! Fate/Grand Order truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Gudako's existential catchphrase "GACHA! GACHA! GACHA!," which itself is a cryptic reference to the necronomicon. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Nasu's genius wit unfolds itself on their mobile phone screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂
And yes, by the way, i DO have an Astolfo tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎