That's not really true. Theorically, Saber route isn't the most popular in Japan, it's Rin's one. Well, right now the popularity of the routes is more or less balanced, but at first was that way.Shikiller wrote:They just should stick to a well adapted Fate route, showing a good Archer x Berserker fight, and maybe with the last episode thing. There is no need for element of the other routes. With Saber and the Fate route being the most popular, it would please the majority of fans.
The people who played the game first didn't gave a damn about the anime. The anime wasn't really directed to them (in-universe stuff scrapped, etc..), the anime was meant to bring new fans to the T-M universe (who is Archer?, what is Rin and Sakura link? Play the game and give us your money).