Anime |OT| Fall 2019 - Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

Oct 25, 2017
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Welcome to the Fall (also known as Autumn) 2019 Anime OT! The end of the year is nearing ever closer, so lets end it big with a new season of anime full of pleasant surprises and…..production train wrecks. Will we find out how a man with a gun for a face eats in Gun No Life? Will Genzo be able to nuzzle all the furry creatures he wants during his isekai adventure in Kemono Michi: Rise Up? Finally, will Geno Studio's show, Pet, air this season even though they keep on claiming it will despite not showing any footage? Find out these questions and more as this season unfolds!


The following are some of the potential highlights for this Fall season of anime. Like always, some of these will turn into duds and unforeseen gems in this season could have been overlooked.

Included in this season of the highlights is the Ecchi/Gore warnings which range from None through High. These are the somewhat expected levels of these two potentially off-putting aspects of an anime in each of the highlighted shows. These are iffy ranges, that could be completely thrown off both by changes from the source material and director choices. This iffyness is even more present in original anime or stuff that is being adapted based off properties that have no translations in the west (thus no research/idea of what to really expect in these two areas). So, don’t take them as the gospel but rather as an expected range of what you may find in each of these shows.


Beastars
Director: Shinichi Matsumi (Pom Poko & Porco Rosso as Assistant Director)
CG Chief Director: Eiji Inomoto (Land of the Lustrous as CG Chief Director)
Studio: Studio Orange
Genres: Drama, Slice of Life and Psychological
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Low to Medium for both.
Streaming Services: Netflix
Trailer

From mangaka Paru Itagaki (Daughter of Baki’s mangaka) comes Beastars, winner of the 11th manga Taisho awards being adapted by Studio Orange who brought us Resetera’s 2017 AOTY winner Land of the Lustrous.

“In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescences of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Legoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.”

Stars Align
Director: Kazuki Akane (The Vision of Escaflowne &
Birdy the Mighty: Decode Series as Director)
Series Composition: Kazuki Akane (Escaflowne: The Movie as Script Writer)
Studio: 8bit
Genres: Sports and Drama
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: None to Low for Ecchi, Medium to High in the form of domestic abuse for Gore.
Streaming Services: Funimation and AnimeLab
Trailer

“The teen adolescence story revolves around the coming-of-age of boys in a junior high school's soft tennis club, which is on the verge of shutting down. Touma Shinjou asks Maki Katsuragi to join the team for his vaunted abilities, and mentions a summer competition. Katsuragi asks for money in return for joining the team.”

Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front - Babylonia
Director: Toshifumi Akai (Darling in the FranXX as Assistant Director)
Series Composition: Unknown
Studio: CloverWorks
Genres: Action, Fantasy and Magic
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Medium for Ecchi elements
and Medium to High on gore elements.
Streaming Services: Funimation, Crunchyroll, Wakanim and AnimeLab
Trailer

Another fate series you know the drill.
“An adaptation of the Seventh Holy Grail War, The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts Babylonia Singularity of Fate/Grand Order.”

Chihayafuru Season 3
Director: Morio Asaka (Chihayafuru Series & Cardcaptor Sakura Series as Director)
Series Composition: Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru S2 &
Aikatsu Friends! as Series Compostion)
Studio: Madhouse
Genres: Sports/Games, Drama and Romance
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: None to Low for both.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll​

After 6 years of waiting, we will be getting the continuation of the much beloved adaption of Chiahyayfuru!

“Chihaya Ayase, a strong-willed and tomboyish girl, grows up under the shadow of her older sister. With no dreams of her own, she is contented with her share in life till she meets Arata Wataya. The quiet transfer student in her elementary class introduces her to competitive karuta, a physically and mentally demanding card game inspired by the classic Japanese anthology of Hundred Poets. Captivated by Arata's passion for the game and inspired by the possibility of becoming the best in Japan, Chihaya quickly falls in love with the world of karuta. Along with the prodigy Arata and her haughty but hard-working friend Taichi Mashima, she joins the local Shiranami Society. The trio spends their idyllic childhood days playing together, until circumstances split them up.

Now in high school, Chihaya has grown into a karuta freak. She aims to establish the Municipal Mizusawa High Competitive Karuta Club, setting her sights on the national championship at Omi Jingu. Reunited with the now indifferent Taichi, Chihaya's dream of establishing a karuta team is only one step away from becoming true: she must bring together members with a passion for the game that matches her own.”


Kemono Michi: Rise Up
Director: Kazuya Miura (DRAMAtical Murder as Director)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Lucky Star & Chaika: The
Coffin Princess Series as Series Compostion)
Studio: ENGI
Genres: Comedy and Fantasy
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Medium for Ecchi Elements and
Low to Medium for Gore elements.
Streaming Services: Funimation and AnimeLab
Trailer

From the creator of Konosuba comes a new series about rubbing and fwuffing all the magical beings and creatures.
“Professional wrestler and animal lover Shibata Genzo is suddenly summoned to another world. Greeted by a princess, she requests to get rid of the evil beasts roaming in this world. Outraged that he was asked to kill monsters, Genzo German suplexes the princess. Unable to get back to Earth, he decides to live a peaceful life and manage a "monster" pet shop.”

Afterschool Dice Club
Director: Kenichi Imaizumi (Mushi-Shi S1 Eps 5, 17 & 25
as Episode Director & Katekyo Hitman Reborn! as Director)
Series Composition: Atsushi Maekawa (Bakugan Battle Brawlers &
Fresh Pretty Cure as Series Composition)
Studio: LIDEN FILMS
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy and Games
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: None to Low for Ecchi Elements
and None for Gore elements.
Streaming Services: Funimation
Trailer

Your seasonal CGDCT (Cute Girls Doing Cute Things) Anime, this time with board games being the flavor of the month.
“A story about girls playing board games after school! Kyoto in Spring. Aya is a high school girl who's just moved to a new town. Miki is her shy classmate, and her first friend. One day after school Aya and Miki follow the committee president Midori to a speciality board games store. The Dice Club!! Without thinking they try out a German board game together. These girls, who are searching for fun, soon fall into the exciting world of games!”

Hi Score Girl II
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hi Score Girl S1 & Kill Me Baby as Director)
Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata (Hi Score Girl S1 &
Saki Series as Series Composition)
Studio: J.C. Staff
Genres: Romance and Comedy
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: None to Low for Ecchi Elements
and None for Gore elements.
Streaming Services: Netflix
Trailer

The sequel to the unsuspecting anime gem from last year is near and will likely finish up the source material. Get your fighting sticks ready for High Score Girl II when it is released from the it’s Netflix Jail!
“Haruo "Beastly Fingers" Yaguchi rules the arcade gaming scene, but beneath his famous identity as a pro gamer is a plain sixth grader with an uneventful life. Neither popular, smart, nor athletic, he excels in only one thing: video games. Haruo would rather spend hours at the local arcade honing his gaming skills than take his life and academics seriously.

One day, Haruo meets his match in fellow classmate Akira Oono. Akira is not the type of person to frequent an arcade: she has perfect grades, is well-loved, and comes from a wealthy background. Even so, not only is she able to score a 29-game win streak, but she also manages to beat Haruo seven times in a row. Eager to end her domination, Haruo duels Akira in Street Fighter 2 and resorts to underhanded tactics—which earns him a slap in the face from the shy girl. This encounter starts a strange and rocky relationship between the two rival gamers.”

No Guns Life
Director: Naoyuki Itou (Overlord Series as Director)
Series Composition: Yukie Sugawara (Overlord Series as Series Composition)
Studio: Madhouse
Genres: Action and Sci-Fi
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Medium to High for both.
Streaming Services: AnimeLab
Trailer

It’s about a guy with a gun for a face….what more did it need to do for it to end up in the highlights?

“Ex-soldier Juuzou Inui has one question—who turned him into a cyborg and erased his memories?
After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun! With no memory of his previous life—or who replaced his head and why—Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver, taking on cases involving the Extended.
When a fellow Extended showed up in Inui's office—on the run from the Security Bureau with a kidnapped child in tow and asking for help—Inui should have just thrown the guy out. But Inui's loyalty to a brother Extended makes him take the job. Keeping the child safe won't be easy, since everyone seems to want to grab him, from street punks to the megacorporation Berühren, who have sent out a special agent that knows exactly how to deal with the Extended...”


Blade of the Immortal
Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki (Texhnolyze & Stiens;Gate as Director)
Series Composition: Makoto Fukami (Psycho Pass S1 Eps 1-11 & 13-22 as Scriptwriter)
Studio: LIDEN FILMS
Genres: Action, Adventure and Historical
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Medium to High for both.
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime
Trailer

The beloved manga, Blade of the Immortal, is getting a new adaption that will attempt to cover all the source material. How well the staff can cut and weave the missing ends together to fit the whole story in, will either make or break this classic work.

“Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other than those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.”

Africa Salaryman
Director, Art Director, Chief Animation Director, Director of Photography,
Background Art and Color Design: Tetsuya Tatamitani (First time Directing an Anime)
Series Composition: Yūichirō Momose (My Sister, My Writer as Series Composition)
Studio: HOTZIPANG
Genres: Slice of Life and Comedy
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Medium to Low for both.
Streaming Services: Funimation
Trailer

Why is this in the highlights…. because sometimes you want to put something weird in that may or may not end up successful. Also fits the furry theme going on this season.

“The comedy follows a lion, toucan, and lizard as they live the lives of office workers in a capitalist society in Japan, while also dealing with their unique situations as animals living beyond the savanna and the food chain.”

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
Director: Makoto Moriwaki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
Seasons 1-2 as Director)
Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
Seasons 1-2 as Series Composition)
Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy and Demons.
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: None to Low for both.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll
Trailer


You remember Hayate no Gotoku!? This is pretty much the same idea give or take a few things.

“Suzuki Iruma has been sold to the demon by his irresponsible parents in exchange for money. Surprisingly, next thing he knows, he is living with the demon and has been transferred into a school in the Demon World...”

Kandagawa Jet Girls
Director: Hiraku Kaneko (The Qwaser of Stigmata Series as Director)
Series Composition: Go Zappa (We Never Learn Series &
Nekopara as Series Composition)
Studio: TNK
Genres: Ecchi and Sports
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: High Ecchi elements and
Low to Medium gore elements.
Streaming Services: Unknown
Trailer


Because I’m legally obligated to include in every season highlights at least one Isekai and one Ecchi show. What more can you ask for in a show? It has ecchi, idols, Americans who dress up as ninja, an ojou-sama, jet skis and…. did I mention everyone is shooting at each other while riding said jet skis?



Where can I watch X Show?

Below hidden in the spoiler (For the sake or room and people on mobile who don’t want to load so many images) is the Who Has it Tables + Key. These tables list all the shows this season and will show which streaming service of the main eight services will be streaming it. Please note, these tables don’t consider weird deals like Fate being a month delayed on Crunchy; nor does it mean that said service has the show in your region. These Charts will be updated as each streaming service announces more of their lineup.

Resources:
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Results
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Results Full Spreadsheet Doc
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Voting Thread
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2017 Results

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hyouko

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Oct 27, 2017
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Not sure where the show descriptions are coming from, but a heads up that our wolf from Beastars is officially Legoshi in the Viz translation (as a take-off on Bela Lugosi, per the manga's author). Definitely looking forward to that one, as well as maybe No Guns Life.
 

Kansoku

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ascendance of a Bookworm keeps getting robbed. Also I never see people talking about pet and Babylon (not the Fate one), thought they would be more hyped up.
 

StarCreator

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hm. This might be the season I can cancel my Crunchyroll sub for, sadly. I was only watching Fruits Basket on it last season.
 

Jintor

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Oct 25, 2017
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thanks for your effort OP

only thing leaping out at me is Beastars and Hi Score Girl 2, I'll wait for the thread verdict on other stuff. Good thing my backlog is infinite*.

*But I'm probably just going to watch Cardcaptor Sakura
 

Hypron

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Oct 27, 2017
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Keeping hope that Radiant Season 2 is going to be a better adaptation than the first one...

Otherwise I think I'll watch Blade of the Immortal, Beastars, and maybe No Guns Life.
 

Ross62

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Oct 27, 2017
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Did anyone watch The Ancient Magus Bride? Just finished the first episode and found it kind of... icky. Wondering if I should keep going....
 

daveo42

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Did anyone watch The Ancient Magus Bride? Just finished the first episode and found it kind of... icky. Wondering if I should keep going....
There are some good episodes here and there, but it ended up being not nearly as good as I had hoped based on the OVA. If anything, just watch the OVA as I found that to be stellar in comparison.
 

moogs

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Angel Beats! 9

The bedridden Kanade gets taken care of by Yuzuru while the apocalypse inside her mind rages. This is suspiciously familiar... Oh, now they're going to guard Kanade? Well, it's a mystery what they're guarding since any one of the angels could be in control when she awakes. Fatigue gets to him as he dozes off...


Yuzuru wakes up on that derailed train. there's hurt people around him, and probably dead ones too, but he seems fine. He takes control of the situation and gets all the survivors out and treated. Being a medical student helps, but it doesn't help him to discover their tunnel is caved in. Once things have settled, he prospects the other end to discover it's also caved in! Oh, God... It's at this moment he realizes the grave injury in his abdomen. OH, GOD DA—so ends day 1.

Day 2: We fought over supplies and wasted some water. Not to worry, it was only my share. He accepts this penalty so that things don't get worse. Day 3: The most injured person passes away... I couldn't do anything... His sister's lesson, that life's worthwhile, gets tested each passing day. Day 7: If only my sister had gotten a donor... Yuzuru has nothing to do but think. These thoughts get him to fill out the donor section on his ID before it's too late. He chooses everything. Everyone else does too since it gives them a little peace of mind to possibly leave behind something—anything. Rescuers arrive just as Yuzuru exhausted the last of his strength.


Caresses to his head rouse Yuzuru awake. It's really Kanade. She beat herself. What a miracle! Anyway, becoming a doctor in memory of his sister ended in a figurative literal train wreck. Faith that his organs saved someone was his only solace. Kanade caresses his cheek and tells him that person is eternally grateful.

However! Yuzuru hasn't departed. What's going on? Kanade suggests he must still have a regret. Yes, there's no leaving until he's sure everyone else has found peace. Yes, this was Kanade's motive all along. Who could have guessed that? Not these stupid characters, at least. Yes, everyone here couldn't live out their youthful days. Who could have guessed that? Not. These. Stupid. Kids. I blame Yuri. Let's not forget she shot first. Because Yuzuru and Kanade are still here for the same reason, they've encountered a conundrum: Who is going to disappear first! In any case, she wants to do it together. With him. So he asks for her help with the rest first.

Kanade's back as the student council president and everything's set up to end with Yuri and then Yuzuru and Kanade in some order. They're going to keep this from Yuri and leave her for last, so Kanade and Yuzuru decide for the angel to continue existing. They're hoping it's as easy this way as the crusade in her mind was.


The usefulness of being a medical student is so blown out of proportion and is too convenient at the same time. It doesn't help that the rest of the survivors were practically useless—actual adults included. Why are they even here? To make Yuzuru look selfless as he "saves" them all from complete despair in the end. Cool.

It's really lame to keep the back end of Yuruzu's history secret until it's most convenient to reveal. Naoi's hypnosis should have been thorough, and if not, it should have been mentioned, so this information was deliberately withheld. No, this isn't an unreliable narrator case, at least I don't think so. What's more, it's silly to think that the rescuers—that must have just moved tons of rubble—didn't bother to notify the people trapped inside someway, somehow. The survivors couldn't even hear the necessary machinery at work? I'm no scientist, and I know sound needs unobstructed space to travel efficiently, but still... not to mention they had no light in there. All their light sources, including phones, probably drained quickly, so how could they all circle the right areas on their identity cards, let alone read them?

That said, Yuzuru and/or Kanade work as characters if critical thinking is suppressed. The rest of the characters can take a hike though... And then the writing has to lampshade it all by stating that the Afterlife Battlefront has been taking the long way around the issue. It's taken further with the gall to call it ironic. Finally, it tells the viewer that the set up was obvious. Way to depreciate your story and audience at the same time. Characters don't necessarily die at the end of their stories by the way, but they do act like they did so they may as well have. Anyway, how this afterlife is satisfactory when the majority of the people are NPCs is beyond me.

The only important thing left that isn't out in the open is Kanade's history. It's mostly been foreshadowed already though, especially after this episode (images).
 
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djinn

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Moogs, it's a new season, you can stop now. We all love you and think you need help.
 

moogs

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Oct 25, 2017
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Did anyone watch The Ancient Magus Bride? Just finished the first episode and found it kind of... icky. Wondering if I should keep going....
I want to say it's worth watching, but if you didn't like it from the get-go, then it probably won't convince you otherwise.
Moogs, it's a new season, you can stop now. We all love you and think you need help.
Don't worry, it'll all be over soon...
 

zulux21

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Working yet?

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Oct 31, 2017
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I am re-watching right now. It's simultaneously better and worse than I remembered! But I am still enjoying it.
 

djinn

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Zeta Gundam 32
Hmmmm.... I don't like the direction Reccoa seems to be going. Is it attraction to Scirocco? The man gives of creep vibes that can be felt through space.

Random mobile suit fleet turns up? I'm guessing Zeon remnants.
 

Kwigo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hey animEra, maybe I got more luck here than with google: I wanted to try out Crunchyroll Premium to watch Food Wars S3 with my GF, but when I input my credit card info the site asks about my Zip/Postal code. When I input it and try to activate it, it just gives me an error. When I put nothing in it, it tells me I need to put a code in. I tried 99999 and 00000 (like when you're buying a metro card in NYC as a foreigner) but that didn't work either.

Did that happen to any of you? Did you manage to make it work?
Also I really wanna start watching JoJo without having to look at 6 ads for a 20min episode.
 

Richter1887

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Going to watch:
-High Score Girl 2
-Beastars
-Blade of the Immortal
-Kemono Michi: Rise Up (Not sure if it will be good or not but the Princess suplex sounds good)
-Chihayafaru 3 (Gotta rewatch the first two seasons first though)

Anyway, still watching the rest of Madoka and I gotta say, I have made a mistake waiting this long to watch it. I was turned off from it years ago because of the young characters but thankfully it isn't what I would have thought it would be and is instead a legitimate good anime. Gotta binge the rest today as I am free.
 

Squishy3

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Oct 27, 2017
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I watched Fate SN, Zero and UBW. I'm good for the new Fate series?
Its an adaptation of one of the singularities from FGO, so it's going to assume you've either played it or have an idea of the premise behind FGO. There's 7 singularities and this is the 7th one which they're adapting because it won a fan poll. (Alongside Camelot which is being adapted into two movies)

There's an OVA which covers the prologue of the game called First Order, and there's an episode 0 for Babylonia as well. That's about the gist of animated stuff that could introduce you and the rest would be playing or diving through summaries on a wiki. It's very much meant for people who like FGO and want to see that stuff animated, but if you like Fate you'll probably be able to enjoy it. (Camelot and Babylonia are also regarded as some of the best parts of FGO.)
 

Yu Narukami

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Its an adaptation of one of the singularities from FGO, so it's going to assume you've either played it or have an idea of the premise behind FGO. There's 7 singularities and this is the 7th one which they're adapting because it won a fan poll. (Alongside Camelot which is being adapted into two movies)

There's an OVA which covers the prologue of the game called First Order, and there's an episode 0 for Babylonia as well. That's about the gist of animated stuff that could introduce you and the rest would be playing or diving through summaries on a wiki. It's very much meant for people who like FGO and want to see that stuff animated, but if you like Fate you'll probably be able to enjoy it. (Camelot and Babylonia are also regarded as some of the best parts of FGO.)
Why is this series so complicated? 😂 It's Kingdom Hearts tier.