Fate Kaleid Liner is really taking it easy with season three. I mean, not much happens every week. There’s been a brief mention of the clouds but beyond the few rare trance scenes in between the huge bulk of slice of life storytelling, there hasn’t been a lot of actual magic girl action. I suppose it’s one way to enjoy the summer…
Favourite moments of episode five- Seeing Miyu enjoy all the festival activities. Cute slice of life montages are always great.
At least the mansion is rebuilt by episode six. Luvia invites everyone from the Einzbern household over for a barbecue feast. You’ve got your Luvia vs Rin scenes, vying for all the points (and revealing photos) from Mama Einzbern. And then the adorable Miyu x Illya food scenes. And then the epic butler barbecue culinary skills. I don’t even know how to review this series anymore…
At least a strategy meeting is finally held after the barbecue. Rin announces that they will be racing Bazett to retrieve the card in the Mirror World. One of the biggest problems right now is how mana-charged and unstable the eight card is. Upon reviewing their group fire power, includes are definitely impractical while installs much more powerful albeit riskier on the user. Everyone seems to be mentally gearing up for the big battle ahead. The mood’s definitely taken a 180 since the series started.
That night, Illya overhears Kuro talking to Illyasviel about the relations of the cards to the Holy Grail War. The semantics of the war are thus explained and reiterated to Illya and Kuro both. Technically, an eighth card should not exist, the eighth class does not even exist. (Refer to original Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero world). Fate Kaleid Liner thus takes place in a world where the Holy Grail War never actually came to pass in Shiro and Illya’s generation.
Miyu herself also feels immensely uncertain regarding the upcoming battle. I’m surprised Luvia plays such a big sister role to Miyu… Now, everyone realizes, the three younger girls are definitely related to the cards, one way or another. Miyu especially as Kuro reveals her suspicions to Illya but Illya hasn’t wavered at all in her resolve, which is a great character development that’s stuck since the second season. Now all that’s left to do is witness this huge battle and see how things are going to twist up the climax and plot.
What are you pondering today?