The newest Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel film certainly left the Mavericks with some feelings! We dissect the latest installment in the franchise, the story it’s trying to tell, and how effectively it’s doing so in comparison to previous iterations. Plus, we recount our theater experiences, lament terrible audiences at anime screenings, and have a contentious argument over the film’s usage and depiction of sexual assault in Sakura’s character arc. We might lose ourselves in the discussion a bit, but hey, that’s just Fate!

CONTENT WARNING: Our conversation features a heavy discussion of the sexual assault and self-harm depicted in this film. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Music Featured:

earthmind – “Another Heaven”
Aimer – “I beg you”


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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