Spring gave anime fans a bounty of titles to look forward to, featuring series with longer pasts than a huge chunk of the viewerbase. Powerhouses like Ghost in the Shell, the Fate series, and a Haruhi spin-off landed along many lesser-known (but now just as loved) stories. Yet no matter how great they used to be, some veteran series found themselves being overshadowed by the rookies.
Fate/Stay Night is back from its winter hiatus and looking as gorgeous as ever, but the same problems vexing the first portion of the series are still lingering as we head into the spring season. Everything people love about Unlimited is still present and as vibrant as ever, but the crawling pace and episodically-limited settings seem to be here for the long haul.
Unlimited has a lot to make up for, but it’s also got a lot going for it — a great team, dedicated fanbase, and plenty of money to throw at making it as good as it can be. The story has also been drastically redone to make more sense and have more depth than the original.