Guess I ll have to take the Honor then.
Did you watch Durarara? Baccano? This is from the same creator
if Yes then you are already familiarized with the author's writting style.
as the name says 'STRANGE' literally means it because this is kinda a nonsense holy grail war in the United States.
Set in the 'SnowField' city that for gods sake is New York, there is even the Central Park.
What amuses me in F/SF is the ammount of political schemes and intrigues involving even outsiders going all the way to the city mayor.
And the incredible characters.. Like just to summon the servants the manga takes
more than 400 pages (1 volume almost)
Because they develop every character and make sure you understand what is actually happening
without getting boring I just couldnt stop reading until I saw the end.
If you are familiar with the characters and servants (most of them are actually on fate go) so playing fate go is a plus to reading this series.
Overall Story-wise score : 10
Now I ll talk a little about the art. The character designs are just perfect for me, a balance of cuteness and seriousness .
The way the images are presented are a little bit confusing but if you pay enough attention you should be fine.
Overall for art it would be a 8 if I was an actual critic but since I'm presenting my personal opinions here its a 10.
Also, Another aspect of F/SF that I find extremely interesting is that I can't actually tell who are the acutal protagonists
since everybody got +- the same ammount of time.
You have Gilgamesh paired up with a loli, playing poker calling ppl mongrels and drinking all the wine of the planet.
Enkidu paired up with a fucking PIG ! (his master is a P I G (oh sorry they like to call it 'chimera'))
Richard I and miss Depression (Saijou Ayaka)
Rebelling servants (No-name-Assasin)
one of Jannu's Afficionates in loli skin ( Francesca ) and another version of her but with a dick (one is the servant and the other is tha master, much like NR and ALICE)
MILF Jack the Ripper.
The police of new york(Snowfield city -.-'') are equipped with noble phantasms.
and much more.
Another reason to make this good is that this is the fate that overrides Apocrypha!
In apoc Amakusa Shirou Tokisada waits like 70 years to begin another war...
In F/SF its the loli François who waits the same 70 years to begin another war
the stories of apoc and strange fake are set in the same period but apocrypha is a very very weak entry in the fate franchise
so forgetting it and diving into Strange Fake is much better.
If you're a Fate fan this is a MUST READ.