[94], For the film Oath Under Snow, singer ChouCho made two songs that focused the relationship between Shirou and Miyu who are the center of the plot describing it as heartwarming due to the close bond the siblings have. [53] Muramasa wields demonic swords, including Tsumugari Muramasa (都牟刈村正) and Myoujingiri Muramasa (明神切村正, lit. He is an unorthodox magus who makes use of a very specialized version of Projection magecraft. [159], Shirou's characterization was changed for the Heaven's Feel movies. [43] Although Shirou loses the final fight which leads to his imprisonment, he is satisfied with his sister's safety. He said he had been "lucky enough to be at a convention with the Japanese actors". [176] Ayaka Kawamata of MANGA.TOKYO commended Shirou's actions in the spin-off because his comments about his meals are easy to understand. Shirou was the sole survivor of a fire in a city and was saved by a man named Kiritsugu Emiya who inspired him to become a hero and avoid killing people during fights. [140] Uno Tsunehiro from Kyoto University compared his traumatic background to survivors from the September 11 attacks while also showing different ways the Japanese society used to take care of their lives in such time. — Emiya Shirou (National Shirou Day) (@HeavensHero) October 19, 2020 This year, even Funimation and Aniplex of America's Twitter accounts have acknowledged the sudden reverence for Shirou. He th… After watching the film in Japanese, he "understood how Shirou should act in that scene". [160] Two writers from The Fandom Post were divided on whether Shirou is as engaging in these films as in Unlimited Blade Works,[161][162] although his posttraumatic stress disorder was noted to explore a deeper part of his past. In both Midday and The Tales of a Rookie Samurai, he appears as Alter Shirou, addressing himself as Ruaku Aikawa (哀川 来悪, Aikawa Rūaku). [32] An alternate version of the character from a parallel world appears in the sequel Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! Due to the influence of his adopted father, Shirou wants to become a 'Hero of Justice', and stubbornly tries to do everything and save everyone by his own power. During his debut in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei! [151] The Fandom Post and Blu-ray enjoyed Shirou's characterization in the film, in which his ideals contrast with those of Archer and Kiritusgu, making him notably mature in the story. [75], According to Anime News Network, in the visual novel's first animated series, Shirou demonstrates depth because he is less pacifistic and has become a more philosophical fighter than in previous appearances. He was ranked 12th in Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary Character Poll in 2012,[120] and in an Unlimited Blade Works poll, he took sixth place. He then lives peacefully with Sakura. Their goal of creating "a protagonist without a face" to comply with the nature of bishōjo games in the initial release of Fate/stay night is another reason Takeuchi had trouble drawing Shirou, who only appeared in a handful of scenes. [77] Nasu originally had an idea to extend the Fate route involving an alternative Fifth Holy Grail War where Shirou fought alongside Saber but the two did not have a romantic relationship; following their separation, Shirou would bond with Rin in a similar way to how it happened in Unlimited Blade Works's "True Ending". [80] Originally, Shirou's future persona would turn out to be the antagonist Gilgamesh but the staff changed him to Archer Nasu said that Shirou still has potential to become a Heroic Spirit. [84], Japanese pop singer Aimer composed the theme song "Last Stardust" which explores Shirou as the music is displayed on his fight against Archer. Guided by Kirei Kotomine, Shirou decides to take part in the Holy Grail War to protect Miyu from being used as a sacrifice by the Ainsworths. I wished the Saber route is the main route. [116] Hiroyama responded to this promotion enthusiastically. As a result, Papenbrook had to get himself into a "deep mindset". [101] Hiroyama felt that Shirou's voice contains in this film a bigger sense of security compared to his manga. Shirou Emiya is the tragic character that religiously follows the ideal that was taught to him by his foster father; Kiritsugu Emiya. Rin Tohsaka is his would-be enemy turned friend who competes against him and supports him where she can. Episode 10 Review: To the Princess's Side", "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! The same reviewer also praised the development of the relationship between Shirou and Archer during the film. It took, I … This is also a place for fans to discuss about Fate and Nasuverse. At first, Emiya was surprised to meet him here, it was just another day at the beach. [110] During the recording, he was asked to give Shirou more emotion; he found this challenging because he wanted to avoid expanding Shirou's tone. After Shirou wins his fight against Archer,[15] he faces and defeats Gilgamesh, while Rin and Saber destroy the Grail created from the late Illya. Let's discuss everything relate to Nasuverse on this subreddit! [10], In the Fate route, Shirou learns that Saber is the reincarnation of King Arthur. With red hair and stubborn eyes, Takeuchi aimed for a design that was typical of a straightforward shōnen manga genre character. [110] Papenbrook stated that there were moments when Oliver "would explain ... why Shirou was making a certain action or what had been happening surrounding Shirou". [91] Aimer's theme song "I Beg You" was written to explore the relationship between these characters as Aimer wants to show Sakura's dark personality as she aims to be loved by Shirou but does not want him to know about her secrets. Shortly after repelling Lancer, Saber prepares to attack Archer who approaches. !, Shirou earned praise from Thanasis Karavasilis of MANGA.TOKYO, who said his heroic actions make his first appearance the highlight of the episode. [102], Once the Heaven's Feel films started being promoted, Sugiyama said Shirou acted in a different way due to the different route the films were taking based on the visual novel. [92] The author of the printed adaptation of Heaven's Feel noted that for the serialization of the manga he wanted to start the story between Shirou and Sakura with the first time the latter met the former and fell for him in contrast to the original visual novel which left this scene until some scenes more in the route. [44][45] After Shirou tells Illya his and Miyu's past, he makes peace with Angelica who becomes whom he becomes attracted. Shirou is the modern Artoria, in a nutshell, he believes in heroism, he wishes to become a hero himself, following in the footsteps (or rather the influence) of his father, he embodies his desire to be a hero and to this is obsessed with that path. [93], While Shirou retains his usual appearance in the spin-off manga Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! [131] Anime News Network cited Shirou and Archer's fight scene from the Unlimited Blade Works television series as one of the best sword fights in anime due to handling of both characters in terms of similarities and how they use similar techniques. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Papenbrook looked forward to Shirou's role in the Heaven's Feel film because of Shirou being different from the other series, mostly when it came to his relationship with Sakura. Urobuchi enjoyed the way Shirou and Sakura's romantic relationship is handled due to the emotional support Shirou offers to the lonely Sakura. [34] Shirou is able to defeat Angelica Ainsworths but is nearly killed by a doll of Sakura Matou controlled by Julian Ainsworth. Before this, Shirou returns Avalon to Saber so that she can fight with Excalibur's full strength. Ten years before the start of Fate/stay night, Shirou was an ordinary boy living with his parents in Shinto. After Kiritsugu's death, Shirou decides to follow his guardian's dreams of being a hero. Miura wished the staff to make this Shirou's coming-of-age story; despite this, Nasu stated Shirou does not go through a character arc in the story, which left Miura with a different opinion regarding the character's writing. [72] Shirou's character theme, "Emiya", while remixes and other themes were created to focus on important scenes related to his character. Papenbrook felt that the story took a "different path in Unlimited Blade Works" and that the creators "wanted a different take on Shirou". [167] His role in the fighting scenes in the series were well-received by Karavasilis, but he received criticism for being overpowered. Shirou's journey is a journey of a "void" person with borrowed ideals and its a journey about taking those borrowed truths and making your own truth and worldview from that. HF Shirou is a little more iffy because with Archer's arm he's essentially hijacking Archer's feats and combat experience at the cost of turning himself into a time bomb with a limited number of projections. He was rescued by Kiritsugu Emiya, who was dejected after indirectly causing the fire and, wishing to actually \"save\" someone for the first time in his life, res… I came across something that said Shirou ended up with Sakura. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The Bad End has Shirou simply recount his victory in a brief monologue. [172] The Fandom Post said he enjoyed Shirou and this film helped to further appreciate him more across the Fate franchise despite previous anime series providing a similar scenario. [17], In the Heaven's Feel route, Shirou realizes that his schoolmate Sakura Matou is a mage who turns into a black shadow every night. He was found by Kiritsugu Emiya, who was dejected after the events of the war, and wishing to atone for all of his actions, he saved Shirou's life by embedding Avalon in his body. Fate Shirou and Heaven's feel have no chance in hell. 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He is a young boy who is wishing for the happiness of those around him, such as for Miyu Satsuki and Illya", two characters who appear as the sisters of his two incarnations from the spin-off series. Hiroyama originally drew Shirou half-naked but felt this was ridiculous, mostly because the events depicted in the series take place in winter. ), he is the Master of Assassin of Red in the Great Holy Grail War. The two are also locked in an ideological conflict, with Archer criticizing Shirou for borrowing his ideal from his adoptive father and Shirou vowing never to become Archer. Sugiyama, on the contrary, stated that recording director Yoshikazu Ivanami forced him for a long time to maintain emotional arousal in his voice. When asked about his favorite scene from the film, Sugiyama said he preferred the final scene due to Shirou's appealing characterization resulting from the impact Shirou's final line has on Miyu. [157] An Anime News Network reviewer praised his fights in the film. [79] While the Ufotable Unlimited Blade Works series generated multiple questions regarding Shirou becoming his future self, the warrior Archer. [138] In Kuroda's view, Buddhist concepts are opposed to the elements of Christian ethics contained in the plot through the opposition of Shirou and Kirei Kotomine in the form of the main character's rejection of the interpretation of Angra Mainyu as a creature who accepted the sins of others in the name of salvation. [31], Shirou is a minor character in the spin-off manga series Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, in which he lives as a normal teenager with Illya's mother, Irisviel von Einzbern. [22] In the True ending, Illya sacrifices herself to close the Greater Grail and save Shirou from dying to his arm's effects. [20] Shirou defeats Saber, and he and Rin purge the Shadow from Sakura. [50] He, along with other characters from Type-Moon, appears in the 2011 anime Carnival Phantasm. [11] Shirou and Saber win their fights by accessing Avalon's full power together, after which Saber returns to a past version of Camelot, where she passes away. [146] Some reviewers commented on Shirou's relationship with Saber and on his growth in Studio Deen's anime that improves their personalities and adds romance to their relationship as the plot progresses. [54][55] This incarnation of Shirou reappears in the manga adaptation by Wataru Rei. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. [121] Outside of the franchise, Shirou has appeared in other anime polls. [133], Shirou's characterization has attracted critical commentary. This Shirou Emiya possesses a backstory similar to that of his mainstream counterpart, yet also different. [153] Chris Beveridge of The Fandom Post praised the protagonist's battle against Gilgamesh because both warriors had been fighting ever since their introductions. 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