As long as the lights of the tiny earth are alight then humanity is guaranteed to survive for another 100 years. If those lights go out, humanity nears extinction. It’s the job of the Chaldea Security Organisation to ensure the lights stay lit and to travel back in time to remove the threat that causes humanity to die. As you might expect, within the first half hour of the episode the lights go out and it’s down to our unlikely heroes to destroy the singularity responsible!
I want to get the one thing that caused alarm bells to ring out of the way first. There’s a Master and a Servant. Also a Demi-Servant but that didn’t make much sense to me – whether I just got lost in all the lore that was provided at the very beginning or whether it’s just not explained yet I couldn’t tell you. But let me reiterate; there’s a Master and a Servant. He’s the Master and she’s the Servant. The other Servant you meat (seemingly without a Master) is also a She. You do stumble across a male Servant a bit later on, but I have to say that to begin with this whole Master and Servant thing nearly put me off.
The latter half of the episode was much better, I provided the antagonist of the series and established the context we already knew in definitive tones. Ritsuka Fujimaru is the last remaining Master and Mash Kyrielight is the last remaining Servant. Each of them needs the other and they are the only ones who can save humanity.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the action sequences in this episode and I’m looking forward to seeing Ritsuka and Mash develop their powers together and unlock their full potential while travelling through time and destroying singularities. I hope the other episodes as enjoyable and explain a bit more of the lore for Master and Servant as it goes. Though it loses one star for being slightly confusing, and another for the Master-Servant concept that I’m still not sold on, I do think it’s worth watching if you like fantasy time-travel shows.
The Chaldea Security Organization was founded to focus on preserving the continuation of human history. They observe a world which magecraft couldn’t observe, and science couldn’t measure, all to prevent the certain extinction of humanity. But one day, the future that Chaldea continued to observe disappears and humanity’s extinction in 2017 becomes clear. Based on the assumption that Fuyuki, a provincial town in Japan, is the reason for humanity’s extinction, Chaldea issues an order to explore, investigate, and possibly destroy this singularity – a quest for the Holy Grail, the Grand Order.
The cause seems to be related to Fuyuki, a provincial town in Japan, in the year 2004 CE. There, an “unobservable region” that had not existed before appears. On the assumption that this Singularity is the cause of humanity’s extinction, Chaldea investigates and possibly issues the Grand Order, a quest for the Holy Grails… a mission with the objective to destroy.