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Archive for January 2nd, 2012

Because I can think of no eloquent way to segue into it, I’m just going to come right out and say this: Fate/Prototype is probably the most pointless OAV in existence. That’s not to say that it’s particularly bad, since it’s certainly well produced and could easily be stretched into a full length series would it not essentially be Fate/Stay Night, except with a gender-swapped protagonist and her gender-swapped servant. It’s just that it serves as nothing more than an advertisement for something that doesn’t exist, showing scenes of beautiful action spliced with ominous looking text set to dramatic music. It’s something I would expect from a trailer or a preview, and since this is apparently neither of those, I’m left questioning the function of something that essentially says “We could have made this, but we didn’t. Have these fantastic production values anyway.” (more…)

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