There isn't a single anime adaptation that outdoes the original work.
The VN is generic self-inserting hetshit, but the anime is glorious yuri. Huge difference.
manga: simple 4 koma manzai
anime: undisputed masterpiece and one of the greates anime comedies of all time
It's a reference to the climactic battle of Shirou vs Gilgamesh. Shirou's ability, Unlimited Blade Works, allows him to analyze the composition of most weapons, and project these weapons, along with the skill of the owner of the weapon. His opponent is the legendary First hero, who's power is owning a vault containing all the treasures of the world.
Gilgamesh attacks by materializing his vast horde of weapons from behind himself and launching them at his opponent, while Shirou counters by creating projections of every single weapon seen and launching them in the same manner. As Gilgamesh repeatedly calls Shirou a faker due to his ability, Shirou says there is nothing that says a fake cannot surpass the original.
So the post is just an attempt at a meme.
Anime adaptations can be preferable if you can't get into the original work. As a mangafag I could never get into Arpeggio. So I ended up with an anime of missile spamming AI girls learning to emotion.
It was pretty okay.
> consistently good visuals
It's got pretty dull visuals, your standards appear to just be "there's no QUALITY so it's good." Also "they're missing good visuals" isn't a fucking criticism of a book, you retard.
> one of the only good directors of the time
Watch more anime, nigger, there were plenty of good directors in the late 80s and 90s. I don't actually think Ishiguro's all that great, myself.