Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Review
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works is an alternate movie version of the anime Fate/Stay Night. As it is an alternate version, many things that did not occur in the original Fate/Stay Night occurred in this movie. Though different, some of the scenes from the anime and this movie are almost exactly the same. The story also centers on a different main character.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Plot
The story of Unlimited Blade Works centers on Rin Tohsaka, one of the main characters in the anime Fate/Stay Night. Like the Fate series, each master, who is a magic-user, summons a servant, who is a legendary hero, in order to fight to obtain the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail will give the winning master any wish he or she pleases, and the servant is allowed a wish as well. Rin Tohsaka summons her servant, who participates in a battle against another servant soon after his summoning. One of Rin’s classmates sees the two servants fighting and immediately becomes a target of one of the servants. The servant attacks him, but, unbeknownst to him, he has summoned a servant. After Rin finds out about this servant, she chooses to stay away from her classmate. However, her classmate got injured in a fight with a different servant, and she chose to save his life. They decided to team up with each other after that.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Characters
Rin Tohsaka is the main character of the story and a skilled magic-user, having learned magic when she was young. Her servant, Archer, cannot remember which legendary hero he actually is. He has the ability to summon any weapon at will to fight with. Rin’s classmate is named Shiro Emiya. Shiro has blood of a magician in him, yet does not realize it until he accidentally summons a servant. In the Fate/Stay Night series, Shiro is the main character, along with his servant, Saber. Saber wields an invisible weapon in which she only reveals when the need is dire. There are several other magic-users and servants participating in the Holy Grail Wars, including a one of Rin’s teachers and another one of her classmates.
Unlimited Blade Works
Unlimited Blade Works is the Reality Marble of Rin’s servant, Archer. The concept of a Reality Marble is having one’s inner world materialized and projected in the real world. In Archer’s Reality Marble, he can summon any weapon he chooses, or make an almost perfect replica of an already existing weapon. An incantation is required for his Reality Marble to be materialized. Archer only uses the method to attack when he desperately needs it. It requires a lot of magic, therefore usually only servants of the Caster class are able to use it.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works is a wonderful movie that, in my opinion, is much better than the actual Fate/Stay Night. It has good action scenes and makes you think about other possible story lines that could occur should something be different in Fate/Stay Night.
Overall Score: 8/10