Starring: Ayako Kawasumi, Kari Wahlgren, Rikiya Koyama, Matthew Mercer, Akina Abe, Patrick Seitz, Akio Ohtsuka, Jamieson Price, Hikaru Midorikawa, Grant George, Akira Ishida, Johnny Yong Bosch
Running Time: 350 minutes
Picking up where the last collection left off, Fate/Zero starts this time around like a Japanese monster epic, which is fine by me. It’s an action packed opening with stunning animation and a real sense of what is at stake. This causes many of the show’s competitors to suddenly unite, allowing for many wonderful character moments and some much needed development. Often, classic characters such as King Arthur may be used to excuse any requirement of exploring the characters, as audiences already know all about them, but Fate/Zero makes sure that we see a different side to these ancient warriors.
The battles become more intense, but the series also jumps back into the past for seemingly unrelated episodes.