First of all I have to start with saying that this anime isn't for everyone. This is the episode 0 of the upcomming Fate/GO babylonia arc which is the seventh singularity in the Fate/GO mobile game.
This episode is aimed at the Fate fans who have been waiting patiently for there to be a real anime adoptation of the fate/go series and from what i saw in this teaser, my expectation went even higher.
The episode is mainly a prequel to the Fate/GO movie and shows the story of Dr. Roman as he was taking care of Mash during her earlier years. The episode is
packed with easter eggs from the game, things such as evo items etc.
We also get to see a complation of the previous singularites which was a real treat for me as a Fate/GO fan, and i can't wait until the next episode releases in October
GOD DAMN YOU TAKEUCHI
.... Is all I have to say for this.
The Saberface issue aside, I'm glad the money I spent on FGO wasn't all in vain.
Now, before you go IDK WTF IS GOING ON HERE??!! WHAT IS THIS CRAP??!! This isn't meant for all viewers. Mainly those who do not play FGO. So, if you want to watch and understand it because you're a big Fate fan, or was attracted by the beautiful animation, then be prepared to read through 6 chapters of content which would probably take hours to complete (and frustration too. *cries in Camelot).
OK, now for the review. (Contains major FGO
10/10 really. Finally get to see what Marisbury looks like and boy does he look like another friggin' Saberface (again, damn you Takeuchi). Dr. Roman's scenes really made me cry. And the scene where Marisbury asked Caster about his wish really hit me deep.
All in all, it was a really great prequel and recap. Especially the beginning part where Mash was fused with Galahad. Have really high expectations for the actual anime.
Also, good luck on your summer rolls fellow FGO players.
I very much enjoyed this prequel more than I have anticipated!
However, viewers who are unfamiliar with Fate and even more so, Fate Grand Order, will find themselves often lost or confused about the setting. For maximum enjoyment, it is suggested that you should play the mobile game. The anime is under the assumption that the viewer has played the game and as such caters towards that viewer base.
NOTE: I will be reviewing this in the perspective of a Fate Grand Order Player.
Story - 7
While it is short, I very much enjoyed the pacing. It doesn't give us any additional new information but rather further expands
on previous character backstories. It gives us a glimpse to Romani's past as well as his relationship with Mashu in her younger years. While it might not be any new information, seeing it animated is quite lovely and welcoming!
Art - 8
The animation is rather brilliant with stunning visuals and great incorporation of CGI effects. The initial 'fight' sequence is a great example of brilliant anime battle choreography. The rest of the episode is also just as great as it makes great use of colors and visuals.
Sound - 9
Beautiful. From the background OST to the ending song, it simple is beautiful. The background soundtrack does a wonderful job conveying and setting the tone. The voice acting as well is exceptional especially with Rie Takahashi's being lovely as ever. This is not to say that the rest of the cast wasn't as good, they all played their characters really well.
Character - 7
The characters are pretty great. They feel natural and true to the game and gives us a great backstory to Mashu's development as a Designer Baby.
Enjoyment - 10
From the beginning to around 2/3rds of the runtime, it had been fairly good for the above-mentioned reasons...until the ending sequence. That's when my excitement as an FGO Player went through the roof! It truly was pure fan service to all Fate Grand Order fans. I had goosebumps throughout the whole duration of the sequence and was in true awe of what I was witnessing. Very unexpected but very welcomed!
At first, I was very skeptical of the production of the anime as the previous Fate Grand Order adaptations have been subpar but all those worries have been blown away by this prequel.
The purpose of this prequel is to generate hype and a sneak peek to what will be coming soon, and this prequel certainly did the job! From its initial eye-catching fight scene to the beautifully executed ending sequence, it did its job in that regard. I cannot wait for the anime to air in October!
Paradon my bad english but if you still want to do it go ahead
First of all I need to tell I'm not a big fan of Fate Stay Night , but for FGO I played it since pre-registered and in the same day I start watching Zero, UBW
I don't really care minor details of story much but there a lot of plot hole in game story like Protagonist motivation, organization, Random heroine that eventually like you, and why servant system? (in logical not to sell waifus)
Except all of above game's story is decent but not that good (untill Camelot, Babylonia I can see that
why they choose these two to be anime)
everyone hope always want favorite game, waifus to be animated (but didn't know that gonna good or not)
and First Order anime really show me the truth that no hope for this game
but man this one is different I can feels it the story telling is well made It's like a movie style the dialouge is very depth and smart thus they filling a plot hole by telling a Roman, Mashu story
There are a motivation in Chaldea Organization, how it build and roman secret movitaion, why mashu respect other human, why she's so innocent, why use servant system they're all explain in here and they did very well
I'm start to have hope in FGO agian