Fate/Zero’s script cover illustration for the 25th and final episode has been released – a sketch showcasing the shota and lolis who will go on to shape the world left to them by their ancestors within Fate/Stay Night.
There’s the incompetent, and all too forgettable, male lead who isn’t even worth recognizing – and then there’s three lovely loli characters. Starting from the farthest to the left, there’s the child whom Kariya failed to save, a girl dead on the inside – and beside her, a tsundere onee-chan who at the time of the incident, didn’t think much of abandoning her sister. And lastly, there’s the littlest loli of them all – the girl with parents who practically forgot her in favor of delusions and fantasies which they didn’t even understand.
It’s rather interesting to see the parties who will play the role of significance come the next Holy Grail War – and one of the main reasons for such being that Fate/Zero’s masters are quite diverse, whereas Fate/Stay Night seems to have conveniently settled on such a stereotypical arrangement of highschool harem crew members who all know each other, alongside one elementary schooler for good measure and lolicon pleasure.
Nonetheless, that’s how the story goes – and another sad feature is that Fate/Zero is easily far superior an animation than its chronological sequel, a facet rather unfortunate as the main cause of the quality deterioration is that the studio responsible for Fate/Stay Night simply isn’t on par with Fate/Zero’s lofty and untouchable Ufotable unit.
Amusing as it is, a fitting illustration indeed in every respect – giving quite a fine hint of the awaiting generic harem in the next installment of this continuous Fate, and serving as an amazing showcase of how the standards of the future were foreseen so long ago beforehand by Type-Moon.