I went into the show expecting several things and found myself surprised on all counts. For one thing, the animation wasn’t actually all that great. Outside of the battle scenes, there wasn’t that much animation to speak of, and the camera work was bland as well. The scene-setting is effective mostly because of the Yuki Kaijura soundtrack and the well-drawn backgrounds, not because of the animation or cinematography.
The other thing that surprised me was that I thought the character writing was great. Every scene was purposeful and told you exactly what you needed to know about the characters’ roles, while slipping in colourful details at the same time. I hate to say stupid redundant catchphrases like “Fate/Zero is the Game of Thrones of anime”, but… Fate/Zero is the Game of Thrones of anime.
Because Froggy is away in the Philippines, twelve guest writers will be blogging about anime and/or Christmas. Today’s guest writer is Monobear from Danganronpa, a sadistic bear and the principal of Hope’s Academy.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for the TV series ending of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.