If I keep track of this properly, it seems highly likely that there are up to 4 Master in the same damn school. Isn’t it usually the strongest mages of their time that fight one another? I understand this cycle was especially short and brought about mostly to finish the Holy Grail War which never found a true ending 10 years ago. I can understand that after a mere 10 year the new generation of masters would all be pretty young, I can also understand that to finish the previous Holy Grail War, the new masters would all be somewhat related to the ones in Fate/Zero, I can even understand why most of them would still be in Japan…but all at the same school? This is getting a bit too coincidental in my head.
I am an absolute hater of school anime, I dislike the genre and I grew sick of the same formula being repeated over and over again. Despite how much I love the Fate series, I cannot say I am pleased that so much focus is given to the life at the school and everything related to it. I feel it acts as cheap drama if anything. We’ve heard of hundreds of city worker died because of Caster, now a single student collapse to the ground lifeless and it is suppose to be of more importance? I like my drama to be a bit more intense than middle schooler level.
In other news, a new Servant has appeared and while we didn’t get exactly her name or class, Considering Lancer, Archer, Saber and Berserker have already been named and revealed, she could only be Rider, Assassin or Caster. Considering her fighting style, I would put my money on Assassin for this one, but Rider remains a possibility since she seems to be using a whip. She claims her own master is a coward and it seems this new Servant was the one kidnapping people from school to increase her mana. It seems already more than obvious that Matou Shinji is another master, but I must admit I am still uncertain if he is the Master for Lancer or this new Servant. I had high suspicion at first that it was Lancer who belonged to Shinji, but considering his family lineage, this lady seems to be a more corrupt, more cowardly and therefore a more fitting choice. It remains that we have Saber, Lancer, Archer and this new Servant that all seem to have Masters originating from the same school. It could make class time to be rather annoying.
If there is one Master we have yet to hear of at all, and that I really wish was coming back, is Velvet Waver. Considering the way the last Holy Grail War ended, and seeing everyone chosen had a direct or indirect relationship to the previous Masters, It seems highly likely we will have one person who will come back to fight once more in a Holy Grail War for the second time. He would have experience, be probably the oldest person in this war, but also, he was an awesome character to begin with…I could definitively see him being involved again and I’ll cross my finger that he is.
ZeroGhj signing off