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 animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.