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Anime Movie Review: "Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot: Paladin; Agateram" (2021)

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Official AniplexUSA blu-ray cover.

Official AniplexUSA blu-ray cover.

Quick Info

Director: Kei Suezawa
Distributor: AniplexUSA
Runtime: 97 minutes
Released: May 17th, 2022
Availability: Available on blu-ray, digital purchase, and rental

Story Summary

The Chaldea Security Organization, along with a ragtag group of Servants, set out to stop The Lion King (not the Disney movie) from enacting her plan to “save” everyone in the Holy City. Bedivere must atone for the great sin of not fulfilling the last order King Arthur gave him.

The Adaptation Improved, but It's Not a Perfect Adaptation

The first Fate Grand Order Camelot movie, Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot Wandering Agateram (2020) has a lot of issues that have to do with trying to cram so much of a singularity, that took 10+ hours to completely read on auto into an hour and a half movie. This movie also has the same issues, but the writing is better and more coherent that you will understand what’s going on compared to the first movie.

This is still an imperfect movie that doesn’t do Camelot complete justice, but I still enjoyed it, but it is not a perfect adaptation of the Camelot singularity.

Agravain in "Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot Paladin Agateram" (2021).

Agravain in "Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot Paladin Agateram" (2021).

Fate/Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Paladin; Agateram Available Now on Blu-ray

The Animation Is Stunning!

The animation by Production I.G. looks amazing. The first movie was animated by Signal M.D. and while the animation looks really good. The production values Production I.G. put into this movie were phenomenal. Everything improved a lot, especially the fight scenes.

We actually have a rare treat that a Fate adaptation doesn’t rely on Noble Phantasm spam for a fight scene all the time. For the fight scene between Gawain and Bedivere, they use real medieval martial arts called HEMA to fight each other, and while it might be exaggerated somewhat for entertainment. We actually see Gawain use real medieval sword techniques like half-swording to fight Bedivere.

The character designs are very nice and the fights look so amazing, everything is visually stunning since they had a lot of fight scenes in this part of the story, much like the Fate/Grand Order game.

The fights are amazing, the visuals are fantastic and it’s a much better movie than the first one, and not just for the art style and animation.

Audio and Subtitles

Audio:Subtitlles;

English (Available on digital rental on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Amazon, buy the blu-ray on RightStufAnime)

English (Available on digital rental on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Amazon, buy the blu-ray on RightStufAnime)

Japanese (Available on digital rental on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Amazon, buy the blu-ray on RightStufAnime)

The English Dub Is Fantastic!

Mash Kyrielight

Erica Mendez is excellent as Mash Kyrielight. She keeps improving her voice acting as Mash and I enjoy her voice acting. She fits the character very well, but she’s not quite as adorable as her Japanese counterpart Rie Takahashi, she still did a great job in this role and she’s cute as Mash.

Ritsuka Fujimaru

Griffin Burns is a great voice actor, but he can’t quite top his Japanese counterpart, Nobunaga Shimazaki, but he still does a good job. I like his voice acting and his work makes Ritsuka Fujimaru a good character.

Bedivere

Max Mittelman is great as Bedivere. I’ve heard his voice acting in the video games Persona 5 and Persona 5: The Royal. I loved his work in the last movie, and he always does a great job of voice acting. Bedivere had a small part at the ending of Fate/Stay Night (2006) but the character had a different voice actress and he took over voice acting Bedivere.

He gave a great vocal performance that I enjoyed a lot.

Mordred

Erica Lindbeck reprises her role as Mordred from Fate/Apocrypha (2017) and the first Camelot movie. She went all out again and did an amazing job in this movie.

Leonardo Da Vinci

I enjoyed Erika Harlacher as Leonardo da Vinci. She was great in Fate/Apocrypha as Jeanne d’Arc and reprised her role as Leonardo da Vinci in Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia. She did a great job in her role as Leonardo da Vinci and I enjoyed her voice work for this anime movie.

Nitocris

G.K. Bowes is great as Nitocris. I like her voice acting; she made Nitocris an interesting character and while she wasn’t in the movie as much, she still did a great job in her role as Nitocris. She was great in this movie and had a very touching sendoff.

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Tristan

Griffin Puatu is an interesting voice actor as Tristan. He doesn’t quite sound like Kouki Uchiyama, but he still did a great job in his role as Tristan. I especially loved his performance during the fight scene with Cursed Arm Hassan and Hassan of the Serenity.

Agravain

J. Michael Tatum is great as Agravain. I love his voice acting even if I am disappointed in some things he’s done off-camera and the stupid things he’s said on Twitter, he’s still a great voice actor. He gave an excellent performance and he was great in this role.

Gawain

JP Karliak did great as Gawain. He replaced Chris Patton, who voiced him in the Netflix exclusive anime Fate/Extra: Last Encore. He did a great job in the movie and he gave a great performance.

He did an amazing job in this role and he gave a memorable performance.

The Lion King/Artoria Pendragon

Kari Wahlgren reprises her role as Lion King/Artoria Pendragon. All her scenes are great. The very beginning when she has to voice Artoria with Bedivere is very reminiscent of the ending of Fate/Stay Night (2006) and it’s the closest I’m going to get to see her dub Fate/Stay Night (2006) and she did a wonderful job. The most important conversation in the singularity was amazing and she did a wonderful job on the speech that really had to count.

I loved her voice acting in this movie and I’m happy she was able to reprise her role for this movie.

Overall, the English dub is great and I like it a lot. The Japanese dub is also well done so no matter which version you watch you’ll enjoy the dub.

Walk By (Paladin; Agateram ver.) - Fate/Grand Order: Camelot - Paladin; Agateram OST

The Music Is Great!

Hideyuki Fukasawa composed the music for this movie. He is also the composer for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014), he’s not a bad composer by any means, but he got outclassed by Kenji Kawai and Yuki Kajura.

The music is great and the soundtrack is emotional, beautiful, and very heartfelt. It’s a lovely soundtrack that fit the movie very well. It was a great soundtrack that I enjoyed a lot.

Goddess Rhongomyniad has lost her mind.

Goddess Rhongomyniad has lost her mind.

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The Flaws of the Adaptation Are Still Present

The problems that come with turning a 10-hour read into a two-movie adaptation that is only 3 hours long overall are very present in this movie. Viewers that only watch the anime will be very confused by what’s going on in the film because so much content is cut from the story.

It’s not the most coherent story because they removed so much from the story that all you’ll notice is that the anime movie is full of climactic fight scenes.

The story doesn’t make a lot of sense unless you’ve played the game already. This anime is mainly for fans of Fate/Grand Order and not meant for newcomers to the franchise.

Because the story isn’t perfectly adapted, this isn’t a coherent story.

The Adaptation Has Improved, but It's Still Imperfect

I enjoyed this movie much more than Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot Wandering Agateram (2020). While the writing has improved immensely, it still suffers from being a truncated adaptation of a great story chapter of Fate/Grand Order.

The adaptation suffers from too much cut content that anime-only fans will be confused because the story has been cut down so much. The character development did improve but the story is not the easiest to follow if you haven’t played the game.

The adaptation has improved in many ways but it’s still meant for fans of the game and it’s not newcomer-friendly.

Story Summary

What Works:What Doesn't Work:

Great story, characters, and, world-building

Too much content was cut from the movie

Great animation

You'll only understand the story if you've played the game

Great English dub

The writing has improved but it doesn't completely fix the adaptation

Beautiful soundtrack

My Grade A-

Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot Paladin Agateram (2021) is a much better movie than Fate Grand Order Divine Realm of the Round Table Camelot Wandering Agateram (2020), but it still has plenty of problems that come from cutting aspects of the story out of the script.

The visuals, voice acting, and the music are all excellent. The production value of the movie is great. It’s a very well-done movie.

It’s not a perfect adaptation and suffers from too much cut content and not being coherent as a story for newcomers to the Fate franchise. Fans are understandably split on it, but I enjoyed the movie a lot.

I don’t recommend blind buying it. If you want to see it, you should rent it digitally. The movie is worth your time but not necessarily your money. The blu-ray is very expensive at $69.98. Because it’s so expensive, I can’t give it a must-buy for the physical version.

However, if you’re willing to rent it digitally, I can highly recommend a digital rental in either language since they are available for purchase or rental digitally. The movie is one that I enjoyed but that is hardly perfect as an adaptation. It could have had a better adaptation, and it’s an improvement over the first movie, but it still has the same flaws.

I enjoyed the movie despite the flaws that the movie had. It’s not a perfect film but it has improved a lot with the writing and storytelling, but the adaptation is still imperfect.

I love this movie but I know not everyone else will. It’s flawed but still one that I enjoyed. Give it a rental to see if you like it, don’t feel you have to buy it, but I loved it and I hope that some of you will enjoy it. It’s a beautiful mess but it still has heart. I just wish the story had been adapted as a television anime rather than a pair of movies.

My Rating

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