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.