Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (2013)



Yes, I’m still binging on the Fate franchise. Deal with it.

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya[1] is set in an alternate universe to the rest of the Fate franchise, and one that I suspect is an affectionate parody of a number of other Magical Girl shows[2].

Kaleid Liner does turn serious when necessary, has quite an engaging story, and decent characterisation but is dragged down by some really creepy fanservice in places. So this is a show where your mileage will vary. Continue reading

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 (2017)


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Well, that was an experience, and one that lived up to the title.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 is, presumably, the first of several live action adaptations of the Jojo’s[1] manga and anime franchise.

I liked it, but it isn’t the sort of film I’d normally watch. Continue reading

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014-15) with Major Spoilers


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Continuing with the sprawling Fate franchise I binged my way through the 2014/15 variant Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works.

Unlimited is more or less a direct sequel to Fate/Zero, and builds directly on what Zero set up. I say a direct sequel because there were apparently several routes through the original Visual Novel, and Unlimited covers one of those routes. I understand that the original Fate/Stay Night (2005) covered another route[1].

So, how does Unlimited stack up against Zero? I enjoyed it more, but might struggle on a rewatch, and there are major spoilers ahead. Continue reading