And I’m calling him ‘my son’.

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First, an open letter to Netflix: screw you.  Nobody is ever happy about you guys getting the license to an anime, because for some reason you don’t seem to understand that anime fans like to watch things as they air an episode at a time. Literally no one wants to wait until the show has finished airing and then watch it all at once. Legal streams are supposed to combat piracy, not encourage it. I have a personal policy where I try not to watch anything that I can’t watch legally (although I do sometimes have to make exceptions for First Impressions), but I couldn’t pass up a new Fate and I wasn’t going to wait 6 goddamn months to see even one episode. For that reason, as awesome as this first episode was, out of sheer good faith I won’t be blogging it, but I’m still doing this first impression after resorting to fansubs. Seriously, screw you Netflix, get a clue already.  At least don’t act surprised if people aren’t willing to wait for a show you’re holding hostage for 6 months when literally ever other licensing company in this day and age does simulcasts.

I have no idea what’s going on here but hey it looks cool.

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Okay TouRabu, let’s try this again.

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I am getting very violent Neon Genesis Evangelion flashbacks right now….

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There are MASSIVE SPOILERS in this episode! It is an episode that is best watched unspoilt (unless you don’t care about that sort of thing).

Get your crap together Kyougo.

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awards

Akko is cute….wait, is that store called “Delicious Potato”?

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Yeah, it was a given that I’d do this one.
Some fun lil tidbits first, the tagging on Viktor’s instagram/twitter/whatever fake SNS it is reveals that this is set in Saga prefecture right next to Fukuoka. Which, to be honest, makes me laugh even more because Saga is even hotter than Fukuoka. So I’m still going to stay confused about how cold and snowy its portrayed at the start. As for Hasetsu, I finally found out that it does actually exist! Well, kind of. The reason no one could find anything was because there technically isn’t any town in Saga called Hasetsu. There is, however, a town called Karatsu which is definitely what Hasetsu is modeled on. Here is a blog post from a helpful Japanese netizen who was also determined to get to the bottom of this. The statue, castle and even Yutopia (under a different name of course – although it even serves katsudon apparently) also all exist. Why they didn’t just call the town Karatsu, I don’t know. The only reason I even care so much about this is because if an anime is going to concern Kyushu for once I feel like its my duty to care. Especially when it’s in the prefecture next door to where I am now.

Viktor is so moe I didnt foresee this

Viktor is so moe I didn’t foresee this

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