It’s been 15 years. Was it worth it? (No.)
We’ve entered a reality where Fate is one of the biggest franchises around. Fate/Grand Order (the gacha-based mobile game) alone passed the $3 billion marker in gross revenue in 2019, meaning it’s made about as much money as the entire Legend of Zelda game series combined. How did this franchise, unknown in 2010, become an international juggernaut?
We touch on the Pokemon Sword & Shield launch, catch up on Chihayafuru and Vinland Saga, and then do our weekly gushing over Beastars.
We talk Death Stranding, say goodbye to Pokemon Sun & Moon, Jel vents about Granblue Fantasy season 2, and of course we cover our regularly scheduled anime talk.
Jel, Iro, Gee, and Marlin cover the good, the bad, and the disappointing shows from the Fall season.
Adapting the 7th major arc of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia follows blank slate mobile game protagonist Ritsuka Fujimaru and literally-grown-in-a-lab female lead Mash Kyrielight as they enter “The 7th Singularity” (the past six weren’t popular enough to get adapted into anime, except the 6th which takes place right before this but won’t air until 2020 at the earliest) – the eponymous “Absolute Demonic Front” in Babylon, 2655 B.C.E. – to prevent the extinction of humanity.
Aqua fights off a dreaded anime cold long enough to make fun of my terrible taste in anime, then we preview the upcoming Fall 2019 anime season.
How did this happen? Jel and Gee confess their gacha game sins while Iro helps dunk on Fate/Grand Order.
Games like Fate/Grand Order and Granblue Fantasy are all the rage these days, so from today forward we are we are changing formats: Welcome to The GLORIO Gacha!
Kids these days with their Fate/Grand Orders and Fate/Apocryphas, making up servants all over the place… BACK IN MY DAY, there were only seven servants with seven masters. Well, technically eight I guess… and wait, there’s the Caster and Assassin thing so uh not sure how many masters… ANYWAY, join Jel, Iro, and Gee for an anime-focused discussion of their love/hate relationship with Fate/Stay Night and the various sequels and spinoffs it has spawned over the years.