The layouts, the backbone of Japanese animation and its keen sense of immersion, are currently shattering. In this long dive, we contrasted the views of industry veterans and fresh faces with our own findings: the death of studio culture and training cycles, the pressure of cynical commercialism, the inherent labor issues, and the attempts to address it all.
The less frantic section of the show was a blessing for the staff who knew the heaviest episodes were about to come – in retrospect, we can say they made the right choice! And, although the grand action is the main reason why people pay attention to Fate/Apocrypha, this downtime is filled with interesting production details as well. Read more to find out about them!
The focus has shifted back to the Great Grail War itself after some time spent with Jeanne and Sieg, which naturally entails the return of the show’s prominent action sequences. The trend of notable industry figures coming along to help is going strong, too, so let’s see how their craft influences things this time around.