Alright, so I did not realize that Crunchyroll got a month delay broadcasting of this, and I find it nearly impossible to take screenshots on Funimation. So, I will be a bit behind on reviews. That is why it took so long to get this first post out. I also did not realize Crunchyroll started streaming it. Either way, I won’t be going too much into plot as normal, given the fact I will be talking about these episodes several episodes behind the current airing one. Instead I will be talking more about my thoughts on the episode. I do play Fate/Go, so, I will be comparing the anime and game a tiny bit as well. With that said, let’s get right into it.

The Plot:

So, Risuka Fujimaru is the last master of humanity tasked with saving it from its destruction at the end of the year of 2017. Several singularities have been corrected with the help of Mash, a psudoservant. The first one was adapted into an anime, Camalot is going to be a two-part movie, but as for all the others, they are not animated. Either way, they are going the furthest they have ever been back in time to correct the time period to how it should be. This last one being in Mesopotamia era in Babylon.

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Upon arrival, Mash and Fujimaru fall out of the sky, only to be saved by Mash’s quick thinking. To top it off they are quickly ambushed by much stronger, hostile, and new demonic beasts that they have ever faced.

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They manage, only for Fujimaru to be ambushed by a surprise Rin/Ishtar. More on who that goddess is later episode.

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Anyway, Ishtar bails, leaving the two to fend for themselves. Only to then be saved by Enkidu, the weapon from the gods. They seem to know why they are here and what is going on in the area. So Enkidu acts as a guide.

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Overall Thoughts:

Considering in the game the protagonist is silent with minimal dialogue, it honestly felt like they nailed the character rather nicely in this first episode. They were not super talkative, and most of the other characters were doing the talking. Now, maybe later on this might change, but it was nice to see at least in this first episode they kept this idea. The same goes for the fights, being turn based, and whatnot, well, they pulled the fight sequence off nicely, having a horde of monsters appear and Mash beating each to a pulp.

Now, as for this being a series that is two cour, well, I can only guess that each episode will cover about a chapter of the game. Which this one did, to an extent. I just hope that at times it will not feel like it is not dragging on or even rushing things. This honestly has a lot of potential to it. And if it does well, hopefully it will open things up to more adaptations in the future.

Not much else to say, but I think it was worth the wait, I liked it, and I cannot wait to see more.

Overall Enjoyment 90/100

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As always I hope you enjoyed.

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– Joe