Fate/Apocrypha #24 — Magical Girl Transformations

December 23rd, 2017


Are we all just exploding now? Okay.


I think this is the first time we've seen Shirou in the last two and a half months, so of course almost the entire first half will be nothing but him prattling on about how his messiah complex. What is it about Japanese antagonists that they always go through one tragedy and decide that they're going to save humanity through genocide? Ruler has to go through her own declaration of how she's going to save it by saving it, thereby triggering her own magical girl transformation and the epic fight between them… which consisted of the two of them standing on either side of an explosion, grunting. Until the explosion explodes. 

Okay, so there was another final fight between Shirou and Zieg after that as well, which had some actual effort put into it. For about thirty seconds at least. Then it was time to cut away to literally every single member of the peanut gallery to ooh and aah over it before they handed it off to the team that did the episode a couple weeks ago for another thirty seconds before also exploding. I guess at least it's some eyecandy to end things on, and they weren't going to be able to fix the dramatic issues at this point anyway, no matter how long any of them rambled on about murdering all the unclean, or gushing onward about how cool it is to have the power of having all the powers. Which again, was about ten times as much as any fights that may have also happened.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anise_punter says:

    I liked how Gilles went full F/Z caster (because well, he was him in that weird Fate/universe way) but then they didn’t stop the scene in the middle to explain that he had made that face before in another show.

    On the whole I’ve liked it, it’s been passable throughout, could get other people to watch it, could watch a whole lot worse things (and I have been!), but it’s just never been more than that and it only felt like it *could* have been more than that two or three times.

    The thing about Shirou in this show is he (and I guess his servant) is he’s the only guy in the show they’ve effectively made the case for “you should want to see this guy’s butt kicked” on purpose while most of the others are “these guys are bad guys so they need to lose”. You’d think this would necessitate *more* screentime for Shirou, but no.

  • catsb says:

    MFW she told Gilles god may forgive him. joan definitely is unorthodox in some ways.