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Fate/Stay Night: Fans celebrate Shirou Day

On October 20, 2019, the YouTube channel “The Big Pig” posted a video titled loose “Shirou.avi“. Few could have imagined that this would create a global social phenomenon in the franchise’s fan community. fate series.

The video shows a Twitter user “@JasTheLass” spontaneously prompting some Twitter users to use an image of the Irish protagonist Fate/Stay Night, Shirou Emiya, as his profile picture, which ended with a mass of users playing Shirou on the platform. Fans posted entire threads of tweets citing the melodramatic speech Fate/Stay Night: Blade Works Unlimited and other iconic phrases from the character, and things quickly reached a point where people couldn’t tell each other.

  • «I am the Bone of my Sword. Steel is my Body and Fire is my Blood. I have created over a Thousand Blades. Unaware of Loss. I do not know Gain. Pain Stood to Create Arms, Waiting for Man to Come. I have no regrets. This is the only Path. Unlimited Blade Works was my whole life».

Over time, it was inevitable that fans would turn away from the RPG, but the story repeated itself a year later in 2020, and again in 2021 and now this year. Once again, fans changed their usual avatars for a profile picture of him Shirou Emiya and made sure to let the world know, making the hashtag “#ShirouDay” trend on Twitter.

Summary of Fate/Stay Night

After a mysterious inferno kills his family, Kiritsugu saves Emiya and takes in Shirou, who teaches him the ways of magic and justice. One night, years after Kiritsugu’s death, Shirou is cleaning up at school, when he finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly encounter between two superhumans known as Servants. While trying to escape, the boy is caught by one of the servants and receives a life-threatening injury. Miraculously, he survives, but the Servant himself returns to finish what he started. In desperation, Shirou summons his own Servant, a knight named Sabre. The two must take part in the Fifth Holy Grail War, a royal battle between seven Servants and the mages who have summoned them, whose prize is none other than the all-powerful Holy Grail itself. Fate/Stay Night follows Shirou as he struggles to find the fine line that separates a hero from a killer, his ideals clashing with the harsh reality that surrounds him. Will the boy be a hero like his adoptive father, or will he die trying?

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