The Fate universe was not heard only by those who are not at all interested in anime. It starts with visual novels that were released back in 2004 and later received their game adaptation on the Playstation 2 platform. Initially, the screen version was taken up by Deen Studio, which presented a lot of interesting pictures to fans of Japanese animation, for example Egg Angel, Fruit Basket, Hell Girl, Hetalia and many others. What is remarkable, unlike SHAFT, which undertook to film a new arch of the story of a magical battle, Deen did not have a specific genre in their works. That is why the changes in the drawing are very striking. For those who are not familiar with the universe, the animation may seem very unusual, but to the beautiful colorful, like all the other works of the studio SHAFT.
Despite the good reviews, as well as a good rating of the first season, as of May 2020, the director of anime “Fate/Extra Last Encore” does not announce work on new episodes. Perhaps he is busy with other projects, after which he will return to work in the new anime season.
Let’s talk about the plot
A new round of history tells us about the peculiar adventures of a hero named Hakuno Kisinami. He wakes up in a completely unfamiliar place for himself and finds himself embroiled in a fierce battle to survive (something similar either to the royal battle, or to competitions with the Olympic departure system). The prize for winning the battle is extremely tempting – the fulfillment of any desire.
In addition to the hero, the plot is also woven by his escort or maid. Blonde in bright red clothes, ready to fight to the death with other participants of the eternal war for the Holy Grail. The hero aspires not only to victory, but also to the search for an answer to the question of who he is after all.
As you can see, the plot of the eternal war for the invisible Holy Grail has been on for several anime series, each acquiring a new round of narrative. The outward appearance of the heroine is very evident, although for fans of fan service the frank outfit of the swordsmanship will only be a pleasant addition to the rather confusing and incomprehensible story at first.
The Holy Grail
In the Fate universe, the Holy Grail has a direct reference to the Christian religion. The grail is the cup in which the blood of Christ was collected. Among all the claimed artifacts that claimed the title of Grail, about 730 specimens were submitted, each of which was checked by the Church. For the possession of these artifacts were ruthless wars only because according to legend this artefact could fulfill any desire. That is why the Church interferes with the narrative thread. Let the Grail appear, and not a real one, everyone with a strain expects its occurrence. After all, this is the ultimate goal of all the Wars of the Holy Grail.
It sounds very confusing. In all, there were Five Wars of the Holy Grail, as well as the Great War and the Fake War. This information is an ordinary reference for those who are interested in fandom.
Heroes of the series
Hakuno Kisinami – the protagonist of the series. Lost his memory and his goal of participating in the battle for the Holy Grail considers revealing the truth about his true nature.
Saber is a swordfighter who stands on the side of the protagonist in the Holy Grail War. The invariable attribute of the Fate series and most often is the accompaniment of all the main characters.
Rin Tohsaka – another heroine, migrated from the old works of the universe. He is a hereditary magician, but mistakenly calls on not fight Saber, but Archer.
Archer is a servant of the archer class. Together with him appears another servant of the same class, which will be a little told in the supplement.
Kirei Kotomine is the main antagonist of the series. Connected with the Church. The character is interesting and contradictory. We can say that the antagonist, in connection with his hard life, has a very perverted mind. He does not understand the emotions of people and why people think that what we call beautiful is beautiful. This misunderstanding strongly distinguishes him among many villains, because he is not insane, but it is difficult to call him an adequate one.
- Many characters in the universe have references to real historical personalities. For example, Saber is a kind of image of King Arthur. Often in the serials of the series there are various deities, for example Gilgamesh, Alexander the Great, Sir Launcelot and many others.
- The Fate universe has more than 10 anime adaptations, several sequels, and manga-adaptation of the narrative of the Ranbe.
Fate/Extra Last Encore - season 2 release date
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