The story takes place in an ordinary Japanese town, Fuyuki City. Hidden from society, there has been a deadly war going on in this town. Seven sorcerers known as "Masters" summon a powerful familiar called "Servants" and they all fight each other till the last one. The last one is said to attain the Holy Grail which will grant them a wish. Only a few know when this War started and what the Holy Grail is, but the war was about to begin again this year.
The main character is Emiya Shirou, who lost his parents in a fire and was adopted by a man who called himself a sorcerer. Admiring his stepfather, he has been training himself to be a sorcerer. However, he had no talent and he could barely use one type of sorcery. His stepfather has already passed away, and today he's a sorcerer without any skills or knowledge. He is involved in the War of the Holy Grail when he accidentally summons Saber, who is said to be the strongest servant of all...
Fate/Stay night was published in English by Tokyopop with eleven volumes released from October 28, 2008 to May 10, 2011 before publication was discontinued. VIZ Media re-released ten of the Tokyopop's volumes digitally under the VIZ Select imprint from May 20 to September 30, 2014.
This manga is an adaptation of a highly acclaimed VN (a type of text-heavy game) by the same name. I highly recommend playing the VN before reading this or touching anything else in the Fate franchise, as none of the derivatives/adaptations come close to the original in terms of depth, detail, realism and presentation.
The manga is similar to the anime adaptations in that it covers everything in a highly superficial manner. For someone unfamiliar with the source, the plot will likely appear illogical, arbitrary and shallow, as little to no reasoning is given for why the characters act the way they do and no insight
is provided on how events outside of the MC's view unfold, how the magic system works and what would have happened if the MC had made different choices. As a result of the poor presentation, the manga reads like a below-average shōnen manga.
That said, it can be a semi-entertaining read if you're already familiar with the story, much like a 'climax inference' in a Danganronpa game. And although it ruins the flow, seeing the events get mixed up can be funny if you know how they were actually supposed to happen.
All in all, the manga is mildly entertaining. I feel it's not (even nearly) as entertaining as simply rereading the VN, but the format has its merits.
Fate Stay Night is a pretty good manga I wouldn't say it's the best it does run into some of the cliche tropes that are rampant in Shonen type mangas but it does the story pretty well. If you read online like most other people to see if a review is positive or negative about it manga you'll see that most if not all translating sites have only 65 chapters released which is unfortunate considering that the series ended 6 years ago 2018 as of me writing this. I'm not sure if the series is going to get picked back up because 6 years is
quite a long time for a Hiatus for translators just to you know either put this story on the backlog likely it's been put on not going to do because people don't care about series.
So the characters are really appalling in the sense that they're assholes to be blunt, Shinji is one of them he's a total dick, Kiritsugu is also an ass and I am assuming he is the one who burned down the village and killed a lot of people 10 years ago and he felt sorry somehow for Shirou losing his family but I don't believe this is to be true, because he seems like a heartless bastard as he constantly leaves this boy he now has adopted. He goes on great adventures overseas or some bullshit and apparently he fathered a child that he didn't feel was necessary to mention to his now adopted son. The fights are mediocre at best but some of them are cool especially the berserker one that happened near the last of the translated series I mean it was pretty badass and he has to die 12 times(7 during this fight) for him not to be able to regenerate it that's kind of insane.
Caster fight was okay being able to subjugate two three maybe four other servants under herself that's pretty badass though kind of lame because then it kind of makes her OP but then again she gets her ass kicked so no not so much. Oh also that preacher Kirei who knows what's going on with that guy I got the creepo feelings from that guy since the very first appearance in the manga the first page he appears on I'm like wow this guy looks like a creepy ass typical Asian bad guy gtfo of here. I don't know how this series is going to end in the next 17 chapters if they ever come out which they probably won't but it would be cool if they did and I might update this at that time. A rough estimate would be 8/10 and one read because the end kind of does drag on even the berserker fight.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks is an intense anime filled with action, moral conflict, and exciting characters. It may be a fantastical show, but the Servants a.k.a. "Heroic Spirits" are actually based on our own history and mythology!
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