Fate/Stay Night is old. It’s been 10 years since the original Visual Novel hit stores in Japan. That game has already been adapted into an anime, twice, and was followed by a slew of spinoffs, both in video game, book and anime form. Ufotable’s Fate/Zero anime is arguably the most remarkable of these spinoffs, because it both followed the original lore and also went on to become a high quality hit anime in its own right. Now Ufotable is toiling on its own adaptation of the original Fate/Stay Night story and the fans are anticipating the same insane production values and polish found in Fate/Zero. But simply throwing massive amounts of funds into this project won’t be enough to gurantee another bona fide hit. To make a difference Ufotable must also innovate and breathe new life into this long-established, yet stale, franchise. Here are 5 things that would make Ufotable’s Fate/Stay Night remake epic:
The Fate/Unlimited Blade Works Blu-ray review is now available in the reviews section and here.
After watching Unlimited Blade Works I am genuinely weary of Sentai Filmworks’ upcoming Fate/Stay Night release. Sentai Filmworks clearly did a lousy job at translating and mastering Unlimited Blade Works, a fact that I mention more than once in my review. As a Fate fan who’s favorite Fate/Stay route was Unlimited Blade Works I feel bad for having to write such a bad review on such a promising product. Oh well. At least the upcoming Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya won’t let me down. Right?
Sentai Filmworks have acquired the rights to release Fate/Stay Night in the U.S. and will be releasing it on Blu-ray in January. That’s great! Unfortunately little else is currently known about the upcoming release and there are many burning questions to be asked. How will it look? How will it sound? How much will it retail for? And will it sell?
We try to answer these questions using some handy facts and educated guesses. Continue reading
2011 marks the year when U.S. anime distributors finally began to distribute anime on Blu-ray as a norm (and not a special limited edition). Thankfully we do have a wider selection of anime titles on Blu-ray today, and fans are actively demanding them. We at Anime Reviews love Blu-rays. Why wouldn’t we? There are better, sharper and bluer than DVD ever was. But there are anime series that, despite being released in Japan on Blu-ray never quite made it to the U.S. on that format. Here are six series that needs to be released in the U.S. on Blu-ray. Continue reading