When Your Dreams Dissolve into a Barren Wasteland [OWLS Blog Tour]

Hello everyone! Today’s a special day at Archi-Anime, as it’s my March tour stop on the OWLS blog tour. Just a friendly reminded that OWLS: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect, is a group that hope to spread the important message of respect and kindness to every human being. Our monthly blog tours that reflect this message of tolerance and self-acceptance, through various analysis of the anime medium; although it is not limited to anime.

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This month’s topic is Sanctuary:

A sanctuary is a place of safety and stability. In anime, there are several different places and environments that characters call “home.” For this topic, we will be discussing various locations and settings within certain anime series.

At first, I didn’t think I was going to participate in this month’s tour, I was kind of fresh out of ideas. Until a member asked if it had to be a physical place; that triggered my memory of this anime.

As our prompts suggest a “sanctuary” represents a home, a safe haven of sorts.  A place you can return to when things get rough. A place to come to sort yourself out. It’s original meaning is a sacred place, like a shrine, for example.

But what if your “sanctuary” represented something more than something ‘safe’. What if your sanctuary served as a place to remind yourself of your ideals and dreams; not just dreams, but your failed attempts at following your ideals and dreams. A shrine dedicated to a constant reminder of your dreams dissolving to dust. You’re probably asking me how in the world is that a sanctuary? How does that help an individual grow?

For this month’s tour I’m looking at Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works. Now, this is probably going to be a huge spoiler to those who have not seen it. So, if you care or don’t, that’s up to you to decide.

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30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE | 16

I can’t believe I’ve already made it halfway through the challenge and am only off by 1 day!! I hope to keep this going strong. I also hopethis post isn’t too spoilery so I’ll try to keep it short.

Anyways, an Anime with the best animation. It’s hard to quantify this just because everyone has their own tastes and their own and on top of that there are all kinds of styles that could be considered the best. But for me, I’m choosing one that really had some incredible action sequences. I also loved the way they depicted magic powers with this colorful wisps of color-it had a very ethereal quality to them

I’m going to have to say  Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Budget Blade Works by Ufotable animation studios. Character design is a strong nod to the visual novel aesthetic; while the characters aren’t necessarily the most complex in facial expressions’ it’s something I overlook due to the rest of the content. This series may rely heavily on some post processing but the action scenes really are by far the best animated scenes. They’re vibrant and beautifully sequenced fight scenes. There’s a particular scene I want to talk about but looking ahead I can already see I can cover it at a later date. I also am particularly  partial to how Archer’s reality marble is animated. I love Archer >_<!!

Here’s a few gifs I found…speaking of post-processing and CGI effects. I’m about to open Final Fantasy XV! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time!!! Sorry to keep this one short and sweet! Till next time!

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