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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Previous experience with Stay Night required
I've waited for the dubbed version of Unlimited Blade Works since the October '09 issue of Megami and I wasn't disappointed. I was especially pleased to hear the original voice actors and Saber's dialog was so minimal that the change from Kate Higgins was acceptable. Oddly, Saber is not listed in the English Credits, but my first thought upon hearing her was "that's not Saber, that's Rukia"...yes Michelle Ruff. I was very pleased with this anime. The biggest drawback I could find was that it's "approximately 105 minutes", which doesn't leave much time for character (or plot) development--so, for any real understanding of the characters and story, watching the original Fate/Stay Night series is a must.
Great visual experience, wonderful plot, and good dialog...for those familiar with the original series, strap in and enjoy the ride, for those who aren't--well, I hope you don't get too lost.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Matthew Rayle
A must have for fans of the anime!
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Blows me away!! ^_^
I already have seen this film like a bazillion times! This series in general is my most beloved anime series for me of all time. It never gets old to me. This is the first anime series I want to collect merchandise for. So I went ahead and got this. I love how I have the option to watch it in its original language(Japanese), even though the English is actually pretty good. This won't disappoint if you are into supernatural, action, romance-type stuff with a bit of school life and comedic elements thrown in here and there. The artwork just blows me away as well as the story-writing of course, by the same guy(Kinoko Nasu) who wrote Tsukihime(another favorite, second to the Fate series imo). So if you have not checked this out yet go for it!^_^ I highly recommend playing/reading the visual novel also for the full experience of the story. But if you really hate hentai/eroge, best avoid it, lol.
A definite five stars!!