Manga Mavericks @ Movies #35: “Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly”


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”