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Shiro Emiya is a anime/manga character in the Fate/Stay Night franchise
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Welcome to the 2nd Platonic Harem blog! I dropped the weekly part since I can't do it every week due to school and wiki projects.

Synopsis

For those who haven't tried Fate Stay Night:

It is about a young teenage boy named Shirou whose dream is to become a hero of justice like his late father, Emiya Kiritsugu. When he stumbles upon a fight between two servants and accidentally summons Saber who protects, his life is forever changed. Shirou finds himself fighting against other mages and their servants who are heroes of the past in the Holy Grail War. Whoever wins the Holy Grail has the right to make wish on this holy chalice.

Fate Stay Night is based on the visual novel game that has three routes: Fate, Unlimited Bladeworks, and Heavens Feel. In each route, Shirou is the main character while the female lead changes.

  • Fate: Shirou and Saber
  • UBW: Shirou and Rin Tohsaka
  • Heavens Feel: Shirou and Sakura Matou

What is a Platonic Harem?

I use Platonic to refer to harems where you have a group of girls or guys that can form a relationship with the opposite sex. However, unlike traditional harems, there could only be one relationship at a time. Platonic means every day.

Characters

Beware of spoilers!

Shirou Emiya
Shirou Emiya
Shirou Emiya is our male lead with a strong sense of justice. In Fate Stay Night, he is known for his quote: People die when they're killed. He's not a gifted mage since he knows reinforce and trace on. His partner is Saber for all routes. From a weak mage, Shirou quickly becomes strong and capable of holding himself up.

In all of the routes of Fate Stay Night visual novel, he can form a relationship with one girl at a time. Since Fate Stay Night visual novel is an eroge, the relationship becomes very intimate and deep for each girl.
Saber
Saber
Saber is a beautiful knight who is the female version of King Arthur, and she is the Saber class which is known for their high offensive and balance stats. Like Shirou, she follows a code of honor. In the Fate route and Fate Stay Night anime, Shirou and Saber are partners whose relationship blossoms into love. Due to censorship, their intimacy is concealed. To see the truth, check out the Implied Sex Scene.
Rin Tohsaka
Rin Tohsaka
She's an bright, gifted mage whose partner is Archer. Rin helps Shirou learn how to use magic and the rules of the Holy Grail, and she becomes his ally. In the Unlimited Blade Works movie and route of the same name, Rin and Shirou can share a special relationship. Though, Shirou has to break through Rin's Tsundere barrier to get to know Rin up close and personal. Their romance becomes more interwined when Shirou learns who he is and Rin bonds with both Archer and Shirou.
Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou
Sakura is Shirou's shy classmate who has a crush on Shirou. Her role varies in the 3 Fate Routes. Sakura has the potential to become a great mage, but other masters try to use her for their personal gains. There is no anime or manga series that is exclusive to the Heavens Feel route, the route for Shirou and Sakura's romantic relationship.
Illyasviel von Einzbern is mage from the north who looks sweet and innocent, but she is quite sadistic. For some odd reason, she has a thing for Shirou. There is no route or anime for Illyasviel's relationship with Shirou. One can only imagine a loli-esque relationship.

Conclusion

Fate Stay Night Female Leads
Fate Stay Night Female Leads

Fate Stay Night is a strong example of platonic harem since Shirou can only form one relationship at a time. Each route in the visual novel is dedicated to that. Only two relationships have appeared in the anime world, Fate Stay Night and Unlimited Blade Works movie. Both of them do a great job in revealing the inner works of Shirou's relationships.

I enjoyed the Fate Stay Night series and its prequel, Fate Zero. It's a series that focuses on magic and the Holy Grail, but underneath it lies some good romance stories.

Question: Which relationship you guys and gals loved the most?

I haven't play the visual novel, so I don't know much about Sakura Matou's relationship with Shirou. If I make a mistake, please feel free to correct me.

Other Platonic Harem Blogs: Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?

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In celebration of Fate/Zero debuting yesterday, thought I'd find this fun little scene from the visual novel which was sadly not adapted into the original anime of Fate/ Stay Night. Would have been fun seeing this get animated. Have fun hooting at the meltdown!
 
  
    
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A few weeks back, I wrote about the release of the Rin Tohsaka Portraits Artbook. About a week and a half ago, my copy had come in, but due to my lack of free time to take pictures or do anything cool with it, I decided to hold off until I had some other key figures around (BADUMP Tsss...).
 
Today however, a certain little dude arrived in mail box, so today he's going to help me out.
 
 Shirou is pleased :D
 Shirou is pleased :D

 You better believe I concur! (About the first 20 pages were various artist renditions that were cool like this)
 You better believe I concur! (About the first 20 pages were various artist renditions that were cool like this)

 He even put on his winter gloves and scarf to try and be festive with them
 He even put on his winter gloves and scarf to try and be festive with them

 Closer towards the back, they included base character sketches for her different outfits... Why oh WHY do I find her wearing an apron to be so incredibly HOT!?
 Closer towards the back, they included base character sketches for her different outfits... Why oh WHY do I find her wearing an apron to be so incredibly HOT!?

 Hahaha, Taiga's wondering who that man standing behind Rin is (Archer).
 Hahaha, Taiga's wondering who that man standing behind Rin is (Archer).

 Rin and Archer&squot;s "Kaleido Shopping Corner"
 Rin and Archer's "Kaleido Shopping Corner"
And there's your quick preview of the Rin Tohsaka Portrait collection. Some of the art pieces towards the front are just criminally beautiful, but I'd rather not make this blog post any longer than it's going to be. Overall, I was extremely pleased, and they even included some pretty high grade post cards in the back (though I doubt anyone would ever use them as such).
 
Also, the same weekend that my Rin artbook arrived, I visited my local used books, movies, music, and games store, and I stumbled upon something quite amazing in the foreign language section. Now, typically the foreign language section almost always has some manga in its original Japanese, and once every blue moon they might have a series I might have some interest in reading, but I never EVER expected them to have something like a Fate/Stay Night Doujinshi Anthology!

 Even Shirou is deep in thought over the odds of finding such a treasure
 Even Shirou is deep in thought over the odds of finding such a treasure
As if there would be any doubt, I bought it up almost instantly (best $4 I've ever spent), and slowly but surely I've been working my way through translating it in some of my free time.
 
And finally, in the same package my Emiya Shirou figma came in, I also got a cool shirt modeled after Emiya's projection projection magic circuit (the same one that I'm using for my background here).

 (took the photo in the mirror, thus why it's backwards)
 (took the photo in the mirror, thus why it's backwards)
The best part? On the back it says "Trace On."
Talk about an awesome undercover otaku shirt. :D
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First let me say, Wow. Second, let me say thank you to Agent Lost on the Anime Vice IRC for showing me this beautiful masterpiece of sculpted PVC. It's probably one of the greatest Rin Tohsaka figures I've ever laid eyes upon, and believe me, I am hyped. I looked into it, and the wonderful folks over at AkibaHobby.net have recently posted a figure photobook from Tokyo Anime Fair 2010. Of the several new wonderful works by Good Smile Company, I am definitely going to allocate funds for a preorder on this once they start taking them.
 


Delicious            ZR, no other fanservice compares.
Delicious ZR, no other fanservice compares.
They're also working on a new 1/7th scale Saber Alter, and they have the finished version of the new Hitagi Senjougahara figure we saw earlier this year at Wonfes. Feel free to check them all out yourself so you know what to save your money for:
 
On another note, I finally decided to buy the Emiya Shirou figma that I had been looking at from AmiAmi's English site. I also bought the "Trace on" circuit t-shirt that any Fate/Stay Night fan would recognize almost instantly.
  
AmiAmi's 50% off all shipping including international EMS and SAL sale is still going on for another 3 days, so if any of you are looking at buying figures or character goods, I highly recommend capitalizing on that now since their prices are pretty nice and half off shipping is difficult to beat.
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