Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Part Two – Review

Well, I’m sure you knew it was coming. I reviewed the first half about a year ago, and now that the second half’s blurays have finally come out, it’s time to go once more into the breach. I actually really enjoyed UBW’s first half, even if I already felt its writing was somewhat dragging down its fantasy-action appeal. But here in the second half, the turgid writing pretty much wholly sinks the production, resulting in one of the least compelling shows I’ve watched in recent memory. UBW’s second half is a mess, and it’s a shame, because there really are some nice fundamental ideas in there. Ah well.

You can check out my full review over at ANN!

Unlimited Blade Works

3 thoughts on “Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Part Two – Review

  1. Nice review Bobduh! I agree that it’s too bad ufotable wasn’t more ambitious in reworking the story. As someone who actually enjoyed the visual novel, I was disappointed in how the story doesn’t translate well to an anime setting.

    The visual novel is wordy and at times tedious, but with a novel you can easily skip over the boring parts. Whereas watching Shirou drone on about his paper-thin philosophy on TV is just excruciating.

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