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Short OVA 'Fate / Prototype' Released

by dtshyk
Dec 29, 2011 3:56 AM | 62 Comments
In the third volume of Carnival Phantasm, a 12 min long anime "Fate/ Prototype", a prototype of Fate/stay night, was released as an extra. Fate/ Prototype was written by Nasu Kinoko when he was a high school student.

Screenshots of Fate/Prototype (via a private blog)

Cast
Saber: Sakurai Takahiro
Saber's master, Sajyo Ayaka: Hanazawa Kana
Archer: Nakamura Yuichi
Lancer's master, Reirokan Misaya: Saito Chiwa

In the prototype, Saber is male and his master is a girl.

Fate/Prototype on MAL

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This was awesome

Jan 7, 2013 6:20 PM by GChan

Talon87 said:
Is it Deen on steroids? Is it ufotable slacking off? Is it a third studio who wants a piece of the Type-Moon pie? Hmm.


lol, "Deen on steroids" one made me laugh so hard

It could be ufotable, or even Lerche. If it is Deen, then I'm happy for them. Proto is alright, it could definitely pass as a spin off for me. And no wonder I was getting Sonohara Anri (DRRR!!) vibes from Ayaka - she's voice by Kana Hanazawa ^^

Jan 1, 2012 5:41 PM by Leap250

This made me curious lol. Will watch this.

Dec 31, 2011 9:01 PM by Sylpheed

A friend shared this: http://momovideo.net/?watchId=009572

You can watch the preview there. Pretty interesting stuff. Very nice visuals, although they don't always look up to ufotable's regular snuff. Kinda curious to who's working on it, then. Is it Deen on steroids? Is it ufotable slacking off? Is it a third studio who wants a piece of the Type-Moon pie? Hmm.

Dec 31, 2011 2:21 PM by Talon87

Funny, I love most of the proto-characters and designs much more than the actual ones. Maybe FSN wouldn't have ended like a typical harem-romance-thing with superpower and female-moe-Arthur if they stayed with this.

Dec 31, 2011 1:20 PM by Gladius

Next, animate Karna-sama! :'D

Dec 31, 2011 12:56 PM by Lauriet

It's interesting: when i have enough time i'll watch it.
Then Archer's master seems rather cool*-*

Dec 31, 2011 12:41 PM by Mik0

Fai said:
There's a reason why prototype drafts got "drafted" in favor of more badass and more interesting ones that ended up being used.


Try again. It got drafted because, at the moment Nasu was working on it, having a female mc was less popular, so they made some changes. Now it's not.

Gilgamesh, for instance, IIRC, was dual blade wielding and the current Archer. This got recycled for the current Archer. Ayaka's personality IS like Rin and a bit like Arthuria (mix of Ice Queen and Tsundere), so I don't know if you'll miss it.

Dec 30, 2011 12:16 PM by Thess

good i think im going to like this :|

Dec 30, 2011 10:53 AM by Neverarine

DO NOT WANT.

Well I do understand why they are doing this. Dancing around the FSN franchise(hopefully rebooting the whole stupid FSN anime out of existence and re-adapting the VN)

However about the prototype? no badass shirou? no rin? no saber? DO NOT WANT

There's a reason why prototype drafts got "drafted" in favor of more badass and more interesting ones that ended up being used.

Dec 30, 2011 10:18 AM by Fai

I think I would have preferred it if Saber's gender was reversed, Oh well, at least we get this OVA.

Dec 30, 2011 2:58 AM by JoeLT

sakurai takahiro as saber!!

Dec 30, 2011 2:25 AM by petalshreds

VioLink said:
Cashdaxxx said:
<--- Even my avatar doesn't want it.
VioLink said:
Cashdaxxx said:
ForsakenArcher said:
Arturia could have been better in male version.
Yes. Just yes.

( ̄へ ̄) I stand firm as NO.
Fate Zero+S2 with male Saber won't make a story.

Iri is the greatest wife in any anime. She will probably look at Saber only as a knight.

Dec 29, 2011 11:05 PM by Cashdax

Miya_F_Exia said:
I'd prefer if they had animated All Over Type-Moon.


That would been priceless. Specially the last issue with Nero, Gil hitting on her (before Caren strikes again), then Arthuria and Nero team up to fight the Antagonists.

VioLink said:
I beg to differ. He would do fine if not better in Fate/Zero scenario.


You know it would be ironic if Saber had to deal with the LANCELOT DILEMMA with Iri. For irony.

Although no one is stopping her as a girl, though. ;P

I don't think her gender would change Arthur's wish, you need to tweak some stuff, but you can make it work. Maybe instead of feeling 'inferior' because she was a 'girl', was because he tried to live up to the ideal and it fell apart.

Like, you know, most Arthurian legends had it. Nudge.

Dec 29, 2011 9:33 PM by Thess

yah.. i'm same with EmperorH3ctor , Saber is very good if he being a cute and beautiful woman.

Dec 29, 2011 8:56 PM by adegeby

Well, that's amusing. I just found out about the original designs the other day, then I see this. :P

Dec 29, 2011 4:41 PM by notnishiura

More Fate is welcome. Although I'm used to Saber being a cute, beautiful woman, I don't mind the male version (hence "prototype") since King Arthur IS a guy. As long as Saber is still cool, that's all that matters to me.

Dec 29, 2011 3:54 PM by TerrorH3ctor

Cashdaxxx said:
<--- Even my avatar doesn't want it.
VioLink said:
Cashdaxxx said:
ForsakenArcher said:
Arturia could have been better in male version.
Yes. Just yes.

( ̄へ ̄) I stand firm as NO.
Fate Zero+S2 with male Saber won't make a story.


I beg to differ. He would do fine if not better in Fate/Zero scenario.

Dec 29, 2011 3:23 PM by VioLink

<--- Even my avatar doesn't want it.
VioLink said:
Cashdaxxx said:
ForsakenArcher said:
Arturia could have been better in male version.
Yes. Just yes.

( ̄へ ̄) I stand firm as NO.
Fate Zero+S2 with male Saber won't make a story. (Red Saber would do)
Being genderbent is enough for this spinoff/adaptation.

Dec 29, 2011 3:14 PM by Cashdax

I remember reading that original Saber is supposed to have a personality similar to F/SN Archer. I'd love to see that combined with Saber's backstory. Speaking of which, I wasn't surprised when I heard Saber was originally a male. Her entire story basically revolved around her kingship and her true gender wasn't of great importance, which makes sense if her past was basically copy pasted from male Saber's.

Okay, I admit I'm totally biased for his design as well. They should have kept this design instead of the new Prototype one

Dec 29, 2011 2:43 PM by ppizzapie

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