[Report] Urobuchi Gen and Kosaka Takaki at the French con Epitanime 2013: 19th of May

sonico artist れこ Next time I go to a con I should actually bring a camera with me so I won't need to steal Sonico pics from Pixiv

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Epitanime is one of the oldest con in France. They often invite prestigious guests. Last year it was Ryukishi07, and I wrote about it in detail here and here. This year, it was Urobuchi Gen and Kosaka Takaki, members and creators of the company Nitroplus. Just like with Ryukishi07 last year, the guests gave two conferences. Sadly, I only managed to attend the second conference on the 19th, so I will only write about this one. I’d rather not write about something I didn’t see and hear myself. Speaking of that, I apologize in advance if I made any mistake, or remembered something wrongly. The conference was also streamed live on Niconico, and some of the questions Urobuchi san and Kosaka san answered were picked from there.

The conference began with Urobuchi san and Kosaka san introducing themselves. Urobuchi san jokingly said that while a lot of people call him Urobutcher, he never worked at a butchery.  Kosaka san said that the room is probably filled with anime fans, and that we’ve seen shows with a relation to Nitroplus, but he asked us if we also know about their Visual Novels or played them. A good portion of the audience raised their hands, which made him happy. “We’re going to have a good discussion.” He said.

Note: There’s going to be massive spoilers on Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass and Saya No Uta.

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Finished watching Fate/Zero

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To be honest I just want a reason to post this pic. V-MAX!!!

I actually liked it at first, but watching it slowly turned into some kind of chore to me. Put it simply, I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t care much about the graphics in a video game. And yet, the main reason I started to watch Fate/Zero was because it looks cool. I even purposely didn’t watch it while it aired and waited until the bluray boxes are out so I could fully appreciate it (Though these days as I watch less and less shows while they air I tend to do that for every show). I soon regretted it as I remembered I wasn’t that kind of person, I’m into stories and characters. But almost all the characters in this show are unlikable, bastards, or just plain stupid. In the end except for Waver Rider duo and Natalia I didn’t really like anyone. So whenever someone died or something happened, I just didn’t care. As a prequel, I knew how it would end too so the story didn’t do it either.
This is the worst thing Urobuchi wrote for me.