Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya

Title:Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya
Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ
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Notables: Original Concept - Type-Moon
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
Illyasviel von Einzbern is a normal schoolgirl in Japan. She lives with her overachieving nice guy older brother Shirou Emiya and her two maids, her parents are perpetually out of the country, and she has fanciful dreams of using magic to make her dreams of love with Shirou come true. Enter fierce rivals Rin Tohsaka and Luviagelita Edelfelt, two Magi who have been sent to Japan by Zelretch the Wizard Marshall, Master of Parallel Worlds, with the powerful sentient Kaleidosticks to collect the mysterious Class Cards and clean up their mess. After getting fed up with their constant infighting, one Kaleidostick, Magical Ruby, senses Illya's fleeting dream of magic and leaves Rin for her, tricking her into becoming a magical girl. Now Illya is being forced by Rin to collect the dangerous Class Cards in her place. But perhaps more dangerous still are Illya's own mysteries that may have unknowingly attracted Ruby to her.
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10 episode TV anime (plus OVA series) that premiered on July 12, 2013.
Animated by Silver Link
Licensed by Sentai Filmworks
[edit] The ↗Fate/stay night franchise:

Fate continuity Kaleid Prisma continuity
  • (2013) Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya (TV+OVA series, 10 TV episodes and 1 OVA)
  • (2014) _ Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! (TV series, ? episodes)
Apocrypha continuity
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 8 8 7 6 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:2943#1552]
This spinoff to the Fate franchise is basically typical mahou shoujo fare involving Illya and a number of characters both new and from Fate as Illya gets tasked to become a mahou shoujo in gathering seven cards that are based off Holy Grail War Servants from the Fate series. The show mixes around the typical elements of mahou shoujo (item collecting, cute attire, magic attacks and transformations) with some otaku pandering (some fan service bits with Illya and pals, one of Illya's friends being a yaoi otaku, Illya being a mahou shoujo anime fan) and nods to elements of the Fate franchise for fans of it. The characters don't get much in the way of fleshing out, though they have enough personality to make them somewhat relatable despite being a bit on the archetypal side. Visuals to the series have good-looking scenic designs and a nice number of fluid action scenes compliments of the battles against the Servant cards, though character designs look a bit rough in their lining and seem to have washed-out color shading (especially notable with characters in this coming from prior Fate titles). This is an okay title to see if you're a mahou shoujo or diehard Type-Moon fan, but it doesn't really break the mold in anyway with its story in comparison to many of the other Fate anime.

Last updated Sunday, August 17 2014. Created Sunday, August 17 2014.

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