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Fate Stay Night: Complete Collection (2006/Type-Moon/Sentai Filmworks Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B+ Extras: C- Episodes: A-

Now on Blu-ray, we get the original Fate Stay Night: Complete Collection set. Emiya Shirou finds himself in the middle of the Holy Grail Wars when he accidentally summons warrior maiden Saber. The Holy Grail Wars is a secret war that has been going on for ages between mage clans. Each chosen master is identified by when they summon a powerful servant or heroic spirit to battle in the Holy Grail War. They are to battle to the death with each other, and only last one standing will gain the Holy Grail and it's unimaginable power ...to grant the wish of a worthy master.

Shirou was barely an apprentice mage when he suddenly witnesses a battle and enters the Holy Grail Wars. He is expected to battle other Masters Mages when he summons the beautiful warrior maiden, Saber who defends and fights for him. Saber is the reincarnation spirit of King Arthur, a girl with a noble spirit and honor, and she died never having known love. They are joined by Tosaka Rin and her mysterious servant 'Archer', who later hints he is the Shirou of the future. While the mages have been battling over the centuries for the Grail, each progressive Holy Grail War has become brutal and has even leveled cities, but none has truly succeeded and gain the Holy Grail. While the other mages views their 'servants' only as tools for gaining the Holy Grail, Shirou is the only one that treats Saber as an equal and as a girl. Together, they fight to protect the people, their friends, each other, and to bring an end the Holy Grail Wars.

This is a classic battle anime mixed with heroic legendary (be it fictional or not) characters and epic battles. Type-Moon who created Fate Stay Night has spawned many series, spin-offs, even video games with beautiful drawn characters, epic stories and breaking boundaries. If you like Fate Stay Night, then you'll enjoy other series such as Tsukihime, Fate Zero, Kara no Kyokai (if it ever reaches United States), remake of Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and many more.

The 1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image across all the episodes look fine and consistent for an interlaced presentation, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo is warm, rich and has very palpable Pro Logic-like surrounds. Extras include trailers.


First Day - Shirou was a normal boy until one day he is drawn into the Holy Grail Wars.

Fateful Night - Shirou witnesses a battle between Lancer and Archer, and then meets the mysterious warrior maiden Saber.

Opening Act - Tosaka talks to Shirou and explains the Holy Grail War to him.

The Strongest Enemy - Shirou, Tosaka and Saber have an encounter with Berserker.

The Two Magi (part 1) - Shirou can't see Saber as a servant and tries to teach her how to be a normal girl.

The Two Magi (part 2) - Rider attacks Shirou. Tosaka decides to team up with Shirou.

Despicable Acts - Shirou and Tosaka investigates who is hexing the school.

Discordant Melody - Shirou learns more about the other masters and servants. Rin decides to move in with Shirou.

Elegance In the Moonlight - Saber fights Assassin and Rider fights Caster.

The Calm Interlude - Shirou takes the day off from school to train with Saber and Rin.

Temple of Blood - Rider's Master reveals himself and his true intentions.

Splitting the Sky - Saber unleashed her Noble Phantasm to defeat Rider.

Winter Castle - Shirou gets captured by Illya and taken to her castle.

The End of the Ideal - Saber and Rin sneak into Illya's castle to rescue Shirou. Archer sacrifices himself to help them escape from Berserker.

The Twelve Trials - Shirou help Saber replenish her mana to help defeat Berserker.

The Sword of the Promised Victory - Shirou awakens to his true power, creation. Together with Saber and Rin they defeat Berserker.

Mark of the Witch - After defeating Berserker, Illya moves in with Shirou as well.

Decisive Battle - Sakura gets kidnapped by Caster who wants to use her as the sacrifice for summoning the Holy Grail.

The Golden King - The mysterious Golden Warrior, Gilgamesh suddenly appears, destroys caster and her master, and then proposes to Saber.

Distant Trace of a Dream - Shirou takes Saber out on a date to try and convince her to stay after the Holy Grail War.

The Star of Creation that Divided Heaven and Hell - Shirou fights Gilgamesh for Saber, but ends in a draw.

The Result of a Wish - Shirou learns more about Saber's tragic past and get kidnapped by Kotomine.

The Holy Grail - Kotomine reveals he is the final master and his wish is to bring destruction onto the world to 'test' worthiness of the human race.

The All Too Distant Utopia - After defeating Kotomine and Gilgamesh, Saber and Shirou confess their feelings to each other and each decides to return to their respective worlds.

- Ricky Chiang


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