What an episode to conclude what has been an incredible ride through the first half of Fate/Zero! It was pretty nasty of the studio to choose to end the first season where they did, but I guess that makes the wait for the second season all the more
painful worthwhile. We’ll of course be doing the second season and the BDs!
And where would the post for a final episode be without a staff curtain call? Here are the folks who’ve been bringing you your weekly dose of Fate/Zero!
I’m a giant TypeMoon fag and absolutely loved the original Fate/Zero novels, so when news came out that ufotable would be animating it, it felt like Christmas had come early (double entendre unintended). And for the most part, it was everything I could hope for in a good adaptation: they faithfully stuck to the novels (except for episode 10, but LOLI RIN HNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH), and the animation was incredible (except for episode 11, but oh well). Cue in the awesome soundtrack and the voice acting and the plot and everything else I might’ve forgotten, and I think it’s safe to say this is one of the best series I’ve watched in a LONG time.
Aniplex licensing simulcast rights didn’t douse our desire to work on this series and present it to all of you, and I’m glad we stuck to it (aren’t you?). This wasn’t exactly the easiest series to work on, and with just two people handling it all you’d think it’d be a recipe for delays and disaster, but it all somehow worked out in the end every week. It’s been one hell of a ride and I look forward to seeing you all again for more awesome in April. Thank you, and thank you again for sticking with us!
So, this marks the midpoint of the story and seeing everything animated so far, with such great detail and almost no expense spared (especially for a TV show), has really blown my mind. The dialogue moved me at times, and for the most part it really made me feel for the characters and their personalities, and their goals. I had high expectations from UFOTable, but so far, what I’ve seen has left those expectations so far behind, I don’t know what to say, other than EPIC.
I had a blast so far working with Raze on this series, and am really looking forward to doing it again, come April. It’s just been the two of us working on this project for the majority of the first season, so things haven’t been as fast as people would have liked, but in my humble opinion, for two people to get each episode out each week without too many delays, and never longer than 12-13hrs after airing, for a show which can be so difficult at times, was a pretty good job well done. I really hope you guys enjoy the episodes so far as much as I have, and onwards to next season!
Kusion timed the first couple episodes, before ar and I decided to just do it ourselves.
And that’s it for the Fall 2011 season! I’ll announce our Winter 2012 plans within the week, although it should be pretty darn obvious what shows we’ll be doing.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all again in 2012!