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?
Iro is still here with a bag full of arbitrary and somewhat questionable awards.
Iro returns once again with a bag full of arbitrary and somewhat questionable awards.
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.
As GLORIO’s official Type-Moon fan as well as a SoCal local, I was legally obligated to attend the USA premiere of the newest UFOtable Fate project, a film adaptation of Heaven’s Feel, the original visual novel’s third and final route. Or, to be more accurate, the first of three film adaptations of Heaven’s Feel. So, naturally, I bound and gagged fellow crewmember Gee-Man in my passenger’s seat and braved the infinite perils of downtown Los Angeles to discover if it was all worth the wait.
What would you do if you were a film executive with way too much money? Jel, Iro, Aqua, Gee, Euri, and Artemis plan out their dream anime Hollywood adaptation.
We’ve been talking about toys for a LONG time here at GLORIO. All Your Monies is pretty much the only feature that’s run continuously (er, more or less) since the blog’s inception and as a result we’ve seen a lot of stuff come and go. Some of the has been great, fabulously cute, beautiful, well-crafted toys that would please adults and kids alike. That’s not what we’re here to talk about. Instead, let’s look back on some of the abominations we’ve had to endure in half a decade of moulded plastic. Warning, NSFW!
This week we are a little late thanks to Wonfes so I made sure to throw in tons of good stuff for you all to empty your wallets on.
This week we’ve dug up a nice slew of expensive and exclusive figures all ready and willing to raid your wallet.
Our heroes move on with their lives after the Holy Grail War, and we move on with our lives after watching 25 episodes of this show.
Our heroes invade Ryudo Temple to stop Gil’s evil scheme and (for some reason) save Shinji. Saber destroys the Holy Grail after settling the score with Assassin, and Shirou uses Archer’s ultimate magic to defeat Gilgamesh.
Archer’s speech finally concludes with Gilgamesh crashing the party. Rin and Shirou decide the only way to defeat him and destroy the Grail is to get freaky with mana transfer.
Shirou confronts Archer while Lancer stops Kotomine from cutting out Rin’s heart.
Lancer helps Rin and Shirou storm Caster’s stronghold, and Archer reveals his identity and his true Noble Phantasm to our heroes.
AND WE’RE BACK! Join Jel, Iro, and Marlin in the first episode of the official reboot of the official podcast of The Glorio Blog. We chat about the new season and what’s worth watching and what’s worth skipping. Listen now and find out which one of us can do the best YEEEAAARRTTT!!! (spoiler: we are all terrible).
Gilgamesh eliminates Berserker and claims the grail vessel from Illya’s corpse. Their first choice gone, Rin and Shirou team up with Lancer to storm Caster’s stronghold.
And we’re back! Archer defects to Caster’s side, prompting Rin and Shirou to seek out Illya for help. However, Gilgamesh reaches the castle first.
Our heroes try to make a move on Caster, who retaliates in brutal fashion.
Chris continues the “A Very GLORIO 2014” series by trying to start fights with all of the other writers.