I don’t know about you, but quarantine has done crazy things to my appetite. I’ve found myself turning to food or cooking anime more and more to recapture tastes that I probably won’t be able to get until things start opening up again. More than that, food anime has become exactly the sort of meditative fluff that helps me through my day. What follows is just a little ramble about my recent addiction to watching 2D interpretations of stuff I could probably actually eat if I knew what I was doing.
About 2 months ago I had the opportunity to watch Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel II. Lost Butterfly in theatres, which was really an incredible experience! It got me thinking about my history with the Fate franchise and what this property in particular has going for it that makes it so successful. Not only that, but it got me thinking specifically about how I know so little about Fate, but continue to enjoy it without watching everything that’s out there. And clearly this is important for me because I’m still thinking about it several months later! So then, let’s explore some aspects of Fate’s franchise.