Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note

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  1. Zed60K

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    Posted by Zed60K on Dec 31, 2018
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  2. Zed60K

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    Posted by Zed60K on Dec 31, 2018
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    PV:
     
  3. Nicknames

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    Can they stop overusing the Fate franchise? At this point it's getting more overused than Final Fantasy VII
     
  4. Gens

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    Posted by Gens on Dec 31, 2018
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    It's probably the most milked franchise of all time in anime at this point. I mean they even had a fate cooking show.

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  5. Nicknames

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    And yet it was better than most iterations of Fate
     
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  6. Gens

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    Posted by Gens on Dec 31, 2018
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    Because of lack of pretentious babble, yes. Cooking at least is cool.
     
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  7. Thrawn

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    Posted by Thrawn on Jan 2, 2019
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    I don't even know at this point. Unlimited Blade Works, that was animated porn and action and shit. Magical Lyrica Illysviel, that was for weebs. Second season was for degenerate weebs. That I understand. The cooking one? They couldn't remake the original again a third time and they wanted to use Original Saber and Dumbshit McName with some food thing because that's "in" right now. I only understood this is Fate because of the name, but not Rail Zeppelin. Nor why this is a mystery thing. Nor why this needs an anime. It's for the weeb females who like dudes in suits but I have never heard of these characters in it. Flat Escargot? Who the fuck is he? Some French hero bastard? Sven Glasheit? Some Swedish warrior? Did he hold off a bridge and kill 40 dudes singlehandedly only to die from a cowardly Saxon bitch floating in a barrel and stabbing him in the balls? Claus Fordedge Yggdrasilmillenia? The fuck? They're just making shit up. This is some ol' bullshit.
     
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  8. RogueLynx

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    ...that's not Wayva Velvetto...
     
  9. AnyaRin

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    Posted by AnyaRin on Jan 2, 2019
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    So I was scrolling down the winter list and this caught my attention (but what do you know it's the FATE franchise)
    Having only watched Fate/zero should I give this a try or it'll just give me a headache?
     
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  10. Gens

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    Posted by Gens on Jan 2, 2019
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    Fate spin-offs have usually proven to be pretty terrible still, so prolly a hard no.
     
  11. seiyamon

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    I think you're fine. It seems this series connects only to the events of /zero so you should check it out.
     
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  12. RabidFangirl

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    Well, I actually like this one. I have a fetish for anime guys with long hair. Sue me.
     
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  13. howtoprocastinate

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    Only going to watch 'cause of Waver and any references to Fate/Zero. (I'll probably drop it to rewatch Fate/Zero lol).
     
  14. Scalpelexis

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    Episode 1

    Disappointed. Wait. Why am I actually? Oh, yes, I am stupid enough and still believe Fate actually for once might deliver. Yeah, I need to grow up. This is the first step. Uhm..yeah..I've done many of these steps. Gosh. Anyway..

    I have 3 big problems with this episode, which highly annoyed me:

    1) I hate this particular dumb and edgy trope of "making characters smart" usage here and certainly in many animes before. The trope is basically described when a character A, trying to look as calm, slick and cool, feeds character B "shocking" info, meanwhile the reactions of character B are either voiced by the infamous "NANI?!" or are read from his visibly englarging eyeballs, rigged and full of surprise. I believe 99% of the audience doesn't get fooled by this. It doesn't mean character A is highly inteligent, though it might mean character B is stupid. I feel the latter is the truth in this case.

    2) Humor. As Waver was in Fate/Zero more of an otaku, shy boy, nothing has changed and his humor feels childish, embarassing. The same applies to his friend, where apparently coughing frequently blood is supposed to be funny.

    3) Waver feels to me as a lead very weak. I am not sure why someone even designed a story around him, but he ever feels to me confused. This show rather reminds more of some adventures of young Sherlock Holmes mutated with Indiana Jones and adding a weird bit of magic. I have no idea where it is going, but with characters like Waver this can't be good.

    I don't think this is worth it. As much as A-1 got burned with Apocrypha, sadly it looks like it is TROYCA's turn to realize the material is not here to make a decent show. It is not feasable in my eyes. I am off. Hopefully for the last time.
     
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  15. Hemfrik

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    Well, every individual frame looks great, but I’m not exactly impressed beyond that.

    Gonna give it a couple episodes, but if the blondes from episode 0 turn out to be as prominent as they seem intended to be, I’m dropping this real quick.
     
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  16. Hemfrik

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    Hey, Ep 2 was actually pretty good.

    If they can stick to a formula of one-case-one-episode, and keep the blonde kids out as much as possible, this might be pretty nice.
    Unfortunately, my money is on "no more cases, let's go for a long-ass magical conspiracy mystery with a good chunk of screen time dedicated to the blonde kids, and at least one episode entirely dedicated to their backstory".

    Why would Grey worry about hiding her haircut? How many people (apart from Waver and the audience) could possibly recognize her? Also, given that she doesn't think her face is a problem, how about just going to a barber?
     
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