I think the only complaint I have about this series is the fact it is only out once a month. Not the fact it is a short series, but the time between episodes. Personally, this show works great with the short run time. But the fact I find myself time and time again wanting more, well, there is where the issue lies. Anyway, this was a good episode, my rating is obvious, at least in terms of enjoyment. But still, let’s get started.

The Plot:

This time on Fate/Stay Cooking, Illya goes to see Taiga. While at first she is confused, since well, she certainly feels like something is up. Taiga simply asks Illya to get dressed and she will take her somewhere special.

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Well, after a rather nice Kimono reveal, they are off, only to be escorted by Saber. Illya however gets suspicious when making it to Shirou’s house and being greeted by everyone.

It turns out it is Girl’s Day. A day where everyone prays that young girls with grow up to be healthy and happy. On a side note, Illya is eighteen, and also a homunculus born to be a sacrifice for the holy grail in the holy grail war. This did not happen since this takes place after that. So, needless to say, it is both neither mentioned or known how long she could or will live. Considering most Fate routes have her suffering, hopefully this series the worse she has to suffer is a brain freeze when eating something cold.

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Anyway, Shirou reveals himself, although a bit nervous seeing he is the only guy there. But, anyway, he reveals the food.

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Thus, because this show revolves around the food, flash back time. Besides some cute interactions between Rin and Sakura, which is rare since they are sisters separated. Well, each plan their roles out to prep for Illya’s arrival.

Anyway. Time to cook, and well, once more there is the insane amount of detail that I find amazing when it comes to this show and food. Also, Saber offers to help.

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The food is done, thus the flashback is over. After a few more cute interactions, Illya is rather happy, and thus the episode ends on that note.

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Overall Thoughts:

There was not enough Saber moments.

Overall Enjoyment: 0/100

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Ok, but seriously. This episode was still enjoyable. It did not seem like there were as many interactions between characters like the previous episodes. It certainly put more focus on both what the day is, and also what they would like to do to celebrate it with Illya. At the same time there were new interactions between characters, mostly Rin and Sakura, which made a refreshing moment. It is nice to see these sisters actually have a moment together and in a fun way too.

It feels like there is not much more to say. While I would like to see more of the interactions, I wish this episode had a similar set up like the first, it gave enough time for both on the holiday and the interactions. It seemed like this one was trying to do both, but gave too much focus to one over the other.

Still, this is enjoyable and still a nice change of pace compared to the usual.

Overall Enjoyment: 90/100

Overall Score: C

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