heaven’s feel theaters for us wide release!

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Heaven’s Feel movie 1 has gotten its first batch of theaters released for the November 18 subtitled release! While there’s no confirmation that more theaters will be added for sure, there’s always the chance, so keep your eyes peeled! Luckily for me, I’ve got my old standby Kiggins Theatre, so I’ve already bought my ticket! :3 As I live in the US, I only hear about the plans for US releases, but I know that other countries are getting theater releases as well, so check your local distributor or Twitter to see if you can find info for your country!

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kadowaki mai has the best fgo party

Kadowaki Mai is the voice actor for Ilya in all the Fate properties, and this is an English-subbed Chaldea Radio where they take a look at Kadowaki’s party in Fate/Grand Order. It’s… kind of incredibly amazing :o

Kadowaki’s voice is subbed in pink, while the dark blue is Takahashi Rie, who voices Mash, and the yellow is Tanaka Minami, who voices Nitocris, a character who appears in the 6th singularity.

Now I feel like I need to study all the voiced lines to come up with a crazy party :O

fgo for newbies: palingenesis

A friend asked me a Fate/GO question about which I thought was worth writing a short post. “Do I want to do Ascension or Palingenesis?”

Fate/Grand Order: Ascension

Fate/Grand Order: Palingenesis

A quick lesson on FGO history, Palingenesis was not added to the Japanese version until the First Anniversary event, specifically on August 6, 2016. That means the key Palingenesis item, the Holy Grails, were just useless paperweights prior to this event, and there was a lot of speculation before then on what exactly the item would be used for.

Flash forward to the US version, where we know that they have implemented “all the quality of life improvements from the Japanese game at launch.” This includes, for some reason, Palingenesis, even though most people will be unable to use it for another few months when the ability to farm certain ascension items is opened.

EDIT: I previously wrote that Ushiwakamaru’s interlude was not appearing as an odd side effect of the game implementation. With some research, I found out that her interlude was released along with the Okeanos singularity, so this is not a bug or oversight. My apologies for any confusion caused or misinformation spread.

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a guide to fate/grand order

Fate/Grand Order

As you may know, on June 25, 2017, Fate/Grand Order was released on the US iTunes store and Google Play store. If you’re looking in the right places, it’s easy to find various resources on the game, like Twelve Upcoming Servants You Should Save Up for in Fate/Grand Order or Frequently Asked Questions: A newbie’s guide to FGO USA 07/18/17 (for how much Crunchyroll covers new content in the Japanese game, I’m surprised they haven’t published anything yet for the US version). However, most of these guides make a few presumptions that do not necessarily apply to everyone interested in the game, but mainly: You are familiar with Japanese-style mobile RPG games.

So, this guide is intended to be a true newbie’s guide to Fate/Grand Order. Maybe you watched one of the recent animes (Fate/Unlimited Blade Works, or maybe Fate/Grand Order: First Order, or Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya) or played the Fate/Extella game and thought you’d give it a shot. Maybe your friend convinced you to download it and you’re kind of lost. So, I will go over the basics, covering stuff that some people might take for granted, especially if they came from other similar mobile games.

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a day of good news

So I’ll lead off with less news and just remarks. Boku no Hero Academia anime is in the sports festival arc, and just like the first season, they’ve perfectly capture the spectacle and excitement of the manga. A lot of fun to watch! Granblue Fantasy has also aired its first episode following the anime-preview double-episode from January, and it’s looking great. Obviously, events in the anime are changed from how they play out in the game, but I think they adapted it well.

So, what exciting things were announced today at SakuraCon? First, Aniplex has announced that it’s translating and releasing Fate/Grand Order in the US this summer!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-15/aniplex-to-release-fate-grand-order-smartphone-game-in-u.s/.114884

Here’s the English announcement trailer (which is simply the original announcement trailer with English subs :x):

For any current Fate/GO players, this is an entirely new server, so there is no option to transfer your Japanese account over. Unfortunate, but they have announced that the original audio will be used, everything will just be translated, and there will even be US-exclusive Servants. Whether this means the game will eventually come to other regions is unknown at this point. I’m happy to be able to experience the story in English, though, even if I can’t have my current JP progress :)

Second, Yen Press has announced licenses for new titles, and 2 of them are must-preorders for me.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-15/yen-press-licenses-saga-of-tanya-the-evil-acca-13-one-week-friends-a-polar-bear-in-love-more/.114879

Can you guess what they are? Check after the jump ;)

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what’s the deal with heaven’s feel?

Heaven's Feel poster

Fate is one of my favorite franchises. It’s solid action on top of hardcore conspiracy and worldbuilding on an epic scale. It also includes a few story themes that a lot of people can identify with: fighting to protect something or gain something, striving to remain true to oneself, dealing with past regrets and fear of the future.

I was first exposed to Fate/stay night through the original anime series produced by Studio DEEN in 2006. In hindsight, it was a very poor adaptation compared to the original work and subsequent adaptations. However, it still was a good portrayal of the basic storyline:

Regular (?) teen Emiya Shirou accidentally stumbles on a secret death contest, the Grail War, where magically adept Masters control heroic, historical incarnations, Servants, in order to obtain the Holy Grail and have a wish granted. Shirou himself somehow ends up becoming the 7th Master and summoning his own Servant, and he’s forced to participate in the war just to stay alive. As the war progresses, powerful secrets and disturbing revelations come out, forcing Shirou’s hand in order to protect what’s most dear to him.

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