Skip to main content

Anime Movie Review: "Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon" (2021)

Natalie is a writer who works at her local library. She enjoys writing reviews, watching anime and TV shows, and playing video games.

Official "Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon" movie poster.

Official "Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon" movie poster.

Quick Info

Director: Toshifumi Akai
Distributor: AniplexUSA
Runtime: 154 minutes
Released: July 30th, 2021
Availability: Not yet on blu-ray, streaming on FunimationNow, Crunchyroll, and HiDive

Story Summary

I love this movie. I’ve been a Fate/Stay Night fan since I watched Fate/Zero a long time ago. I have been a Fate fan and I had vaguely heard of Fate Grand Order so I decided to play the game at launch, I got stuck in Camelot and forgot the game for a year and a half, I decided to come back for the Christmas in the Underworld event. I got through Camelot and Babylonia, I walked into the Final Singularity, under-leveled but I managed to win.

I have very fond memories of playing this game, and so the movie adaptation had a lot to live up to for me. While this didn’t surpass my expectations, I still had a blast watching the movie, especially since I was participating in a watch party in Discord with other Fate/Grand Order fans. We were all cheering and reacting to the movie and having a great time.

I enjoy the movie a lot, it’s not a perfect adaptation of the source material, but it kept all the emotional and important moments from the game in the movie.

The Voice Acting Is Great!

The animation is by Cloverworks, the same studio that animated Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia. The animation is very nice and they did the best they could for the movie. The action scenes are fluid and have the intensity needed for action-oriented anime.

The backgrounds are also nicely drawn and look stunning. Visually, the movie is great, it’s not the best-looking movie I’ve seen, but it’s a great entry to the Fate franchise if you’re looking for a movie with a lot of eye candy and visually stunning animation and fun fight scenes.

Overall, the animation isn’t the best when it comes to the Fate franchise, but it’s visually entertaining and on par with the previous anime adaptation for Fate/Grand Order, Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia. It’s visually entertaining with excellent animation and exciting fight scenes and a metric ton of fanservice for fans of Fate/Grand Order.

King Solomon in "Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon".

King Solomon in "Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon".

Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon Trailer 2

The Voice Acting Is Great!

The voice acting is fantastic. I’ve been listening to the Japanese voice actors for four years ever since Fate/Grand Order launched the global server in 2017. I enjoy the Japanese voice actors in the game so it’s nice to see them voice these characters in another medium.

Ritsuka Fujimaru

Nobunaga Shimazaki is astounding in his role as Ritsuka Fujimaru. He loves this game and he’s a notorious whale on the JP server. He has put a lot of money into this game while voicing Ritsuka Fujimaru. He loves bringing the “player character” to life. He did an amazing job in this role, especially for the emotional moments in this movie.

He gives a stunning and memorable voice performance in Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon.

He did such an amazing job, and I enjoyed his voice acting a lot. He brings emotion and heart to the role of the “player character” and while his personality is somewhat limited by being a stand-in for the self-insert for us the player, he still voiced his character with heart and emotion.

Mash Kyrielight

Mash Kyrielight’s character has gone through so much in the story of Fate/Grand Order. She has had character development throughout all the Singularities to reach this point in the story (if you’re anime-only you won’t see all of the character development because the entire story hasn’t been animated. You will only understand her character development if you’ve played the game). Her character has a wonderful journey and you see her reach the climax of her development for now.

Rie Takahashi did a great job as Mash Kyrielight. She’s a wonderful voice actress and she’s been voicing Mash for seven years in the Japanese version of Fate/Grand Order. She did an amazing job in this movie and she brings a lot of emotion to her character.

Fou

Ayako Kawasumi did a great job as Fou. Although Fou just makes cute noises, Fou still has to be in the story, chiming in his emotions through the noises he makes. Fou is adorable and Ayako Kawasumi portrays that very well.

Romani Archaman

Kenichi Suzumura did a great job as Romani Archaman. His character has been an entertaining part of the story, but here is where we see him at his best. I won’t spoil it but it’s a very important moment in the entire first arc of the game. He’s a fun and entertaining character, and Kenichi Suzumura did a great job, but this story is a very serious and emotional one and he voiced his character in a way that fit the story perfectly.

I enjoyed his voice acting and his character was excellent and he gave a fantastic vocal performance in an important moment in this film. Romani is a wonderful character and his seiyuu did an amazing job in this role.

Scroll to Continue

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci is a wonderful character. She’s usually funny and comedic mission control, but for this film, she’s being serious. She’s a great character and I enjoy her in the story of Fate/Grand Order.

Maaya Sakamoto did great job as Leonardo Da Vinci. I’ve enjoyed her voice acting in many Type-Moon anime adaptations and she’s always great to listen to. She gave a memorable and excellent vocal performance.

Solomon

Tomokazu Sugita is fantastic as Solomon. Solomon is a fantastic villain in the movie. I liked his voice acting a lot. He portrays his character very well and I liked how they made him an interesting villain with motivations and how he connected with Mash (although this is only shown in the visual novel portion of Fate/Grand Order, not all seven Singularities have been adapted into anime).

Solomon was a great villain for the first arc of Fate/Grand Order. He was also a great foil for both Mash and Ritsuka Fujimaru. I liked their dynamic a lot and he was an interesting character.

The Japanese voice acting was fantastic and I loved the voice cast. I have always enjoyed the Japanese cast in the Fate franchise. Fate/Grand Order continues to have a phenomenal voice cast that I look forward to listening to whether it’s in the game or the movies or anime.

"Shikisai/The Time of Parting Hath Come" Movie Version OST

The Soundtrack Is Amazing!

Keita Haga and Ryo Kawasaki composed the music for Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon (2021). The music is great, they used many musical themes from the game Fate/Grand Order along with songs composed for the movie. The mixture of old and new movies is fantastic. The soundtrack is emotional and entertaining, it helps keep you engaged with the story and if you’ve played the game, reminds you of your own experiences playing through this Singularity yourself.

I love the soundtrack and it just makes the anime movie experience even better. The music is great and complements the film.

You Will Be Confused if You Aren't Familiar With the Source Material

If you have not played Fate/Grand Order or if you have not watched the previous anime adaptation Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia, the movie will be confusing because this is part of a very long visual novel that the game Fate/Grand Order uses to tell the story. This is the final part of the first arc of the game and so it has a lot of emotional weight that only fans of the game will understand. While you can enjoy all the adaptations of Fate/Grand Order, you will be very confused if you haven’t read the game’s story.

If you have read the game’s story, you can just sit back and enjoy all the movie’s fanservice of memorable moments from when you played through the game’s final Singularity yourself. They threw in a lot of fanservice when it came to character appearances, giving some much-loved characters some memorable animated moments in the movie, even if they didn’t have voice lines in the movie.

It’s a fun and entertaining movie, but if you don’t know anything about Fate/Grand Order you will have no idea what’s going on or why the fans are having emotional reactions to certain scenes.

If you’ve never had any experience with the game Fate/Grand Order you will be very confused by the plot and you won’t understand what’s going on. This story is also at the end of a long story arc so if you haven’t played the game or if you haven’t watched the previous adaptations of other Singularities in this franchise, you will be confused by the story’s plot.

Reader Poll

Mordred and Nero at the Temple of Time.

Mordred and Nero at the Temple of Time.

Fun for Fans, Confusing for Newcomers

Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time Solomon is a blast to watch if you have previous experience with the franchise. It has a lot of fanservice for fans of Fate/Grand Order, many memorable moments from the game, despite all the content they cut due to how long the story is in the game.

If you just read the story on auto with only one try to win a battle, you’ll be reading the Final Singularity for nine hours. Not everyone has played the game and not everyone has watched all the anime adaptations of the Singularities in the game. All seven Singularities haven’t been animated so you won’t understand the entire plot if you haven’t played the game.

The movie has so many wonderful and memorable moments from the game, despite all the content they had to cut to have a decent runtime, it’s just so much fun to watch if you’ve played through the first arc of the game, but if you’re a newcomer you will be confused when it comes to the emotional weight and the plot of the story, and you’ll be spoiled if you are interested in playing the game.

Fans Will Enjoy It, See It at Least Once

I love this movie. Everything about it is so much fun. As a launch NA player, Fate/Grand Order, this mobile gacha game means a lot to me, I don’t whale, I don’t spend a lot of money on it, but I’ve gotten hundreds of hours out of it over the years. I still have memories of the final Singularity because I went in with very scuffed, underdeveloped teams.

I managed to win my fights, but I knew I wasn’t prepared for these big fights. I’m very emotionally attached to the movie because of my experiences playing the game. I know not everyone will be like that watching the movie. Fans of the game will love Fate/Grand Order Grand Temple of Time Solomon.

My Rating: A+

Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity: Grand Temple of Time Solomon is stunning and if you’ve played the game you’re going to have so much fun watching this movie. A streamer I like had a watch party on Discord with a bunch of Fate/Grand Order fans and that was my first experience watching the movie, and we had a blast, gushing over memorable moments from when we played the game and the story that this movie adapted.

I rewatched the movie again for this review and it was still just as fun as last time. I enjoyed the movie because I had a very memorable experience playing through this Singularity a long time ago, with scuffed, unleveled Servants and just enjoying what I was reading.

While the movie isn’t perfect and had to cut a lot, what is there are all the memorable moments that players experienced when they played the Singularity for the first time on their phones.

While the adaptation wasn’t perfect, since reading the story takes approximately nine hours with auto-read enabled, they still captured the essence and the spirit of what makes this free-to-play mobile phone gacha game so loved by the Type-Moon fanbase. It showed all the wonderful moments and is very nostalgic for Masters all over the world.

It’s not a perfect film, but it’s a great adaptation of Fate/Grand Order that I highly recommend to any fan of the game.

I highly recommend watching the movie. If you have a subscription to Crunchyroll, FunimationNow, or HiDive you can go watch the movie right now.

It has not been released on blu-ray yet, but I will update the review when it is available for purchase digitally and physically.

I loved Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity: Grand Temple of Time Solomon as a fan of Fate/Grand Order, but if you’ve only watched Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia you’ll be able to follow what’s going on. It’s an entertaining film that I enjoy watching.

The physical release will be expensive so try to watch it on a streaming service or buy a digital copy of the movie. It’s worth your time and money if you rent or purchase it digitally. The physical copy is expensive so digital alternatives are more affordable.

My Rating

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 ReViewMeMedia

Related Articles