>48 minute episode
I'm not the only one who likes episodes this long, right?
Hell no. I like them.
Though I do find it difficult to marathon anime with long episodes. Like Giant Robo or Katanagatari.
I'd have no problem if my weekly shit was 50 minutes long though.
What happened with the hobbit?
Watching it right away and being able to rewatch with extra BD content later.
Also BDs are going to take years for a good release at this rate.
The Hobbit was a children's book that was shorter than any single part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson made a trilogy out of it.
UBW was originally stated to be 24 episodes, but the broadcast version of the first cour alone was worth 16 24 minute episodes. The BDs will essentially boost its run time to that of a show with 20 episodes, and this is just the first half.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the hell out of the first part, but they are inserting these scenes into already complete episodes. It might hurt the flow, especially if they're not that good.
UBW was shit when they decided they NEEDED to show Archer creating swords during his first fight against lancer rather than just showing the sword getting broken and then Archer just coming back with more swords.
> rather than just showing the sword getting broken and then Archer just coming back with more swords
Like, calling for a fiver so he could go to his car and pull them out of his trunk?
I'm just not sure how you'd want the scene visualized. I mean Archer was projecting. I think the dialog in the VN might have dodged around it, but that's what he was doing. With VN, with the limited amount of visuals you get it's a lot easier to obstruct stuff that should be plain as day to see, but with actual animation you can't really get around it super easy.
I mean they did a cool thing where they used the same shot that they did for Archer's projection when Shirou first did it, so that's something.
I mean, I didn't like the focus they put on Archer projecting swords out of thin air. I feel like it was completely unnecessary to zoom in, pretty much stop the fight for several seconds and masturbate to CG effects of a sword showing up.
I feel like the flow of the battle could have been much better if they had only shown the sword getting broken and then in the next move Archer still having the sword like nothing happened to it.
The problem is that the VN basically stated
>Lancer: "If I wasn't paying attention, i would have missed the fact that whenever i disarm or hit him properly, he just replaces his blades"
The visual cue for something like that would be very hard to do. So they try to make it obvious.
Instead of a zoomed monologue scene.
>Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the hell out of the first part, but they are inserting these scenes into already complete episodes. It might hurt the flow, especially if they're not that good.
These scenes already existed in the VN and reiterate important basics that prevent the story from seeming like a series of deus ex machinae.
>And of course the rest of the extra content is more animation for the date
I can't wait until the three episode long BD date odyssey.
Joking aside, we know there's a scene about reality marbles that got cut from the prologue, the window fixing scene is gonna be re-added to episode 2, and off the top of my head the broadcast run dodged a couple of choices. One that I think should hopefully make it in is a dialog between Rin and Shirou about his projection magic. It was weird how the broadcast version made that seem like a complete asspull when there were multiple ways they could have handled it.
>caren was kotomine's daughter
What the fuck? how did I not get this? the hints were pretty subtle tho
Also how is it possible for shirou and avenger to be in the same place if he's supposedly residing in him?
They never showed his wife unless I'm forgetting parts of HF.
I thought he's just residing in shirou during day and only at night he's able to be a separate entity or someshit
>They never showed his wife
The only reason the first couple episodes of UBW we're double length was because they were trying to cram so much boring exposition in that they didn't expect people to keep watching if nothing happened for entire episodes. Ironically they still didn't manage to avoid this.
They're essentially trying to cover for the shitty pacing (which is that way to begin with so Ufotable can milk every last dime out of TM fans)
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>It's throwaway art included with the BD.