Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 01

Fate/kaleid liner Prism Ilya

Totally doesn’t remind me of a certain other magical girl scout.

I admit, I’m not too impressed with Prism Ilya’s anime. It looks cheap and pretty much feels like another cash in on the Fate franchise, which I am starting to get a little sick of. I did read the manga a bit but it mostly forgettable and haven’t bothered since then. Not sure if the anime will change that opinion. But at the least, it seems we’ll be having some good endcard art out of this.

Fate/kaleid liner Prism Ilya

Hell yeah Ishida Akira!


  1. Giorno Giovanna Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    I don’t know about others, but I thoroughly enjoyed the manga.
    If the anime had a higher budget or even UFOtable, you would clearly see how good it has potential to be.
    Maybe I’m just being biased towards it due to the high amount of loli’s cosplaying heroes and yuri action, or even the random bits with momma Irisviel, after F/Z I’ve been wanting to see more of her quirkiness.
    Bonus is when Kotomine Kirei comes in to chop Illya up for not paying for the mapo tofu he force-fed her with, or the chapter on fujoshi.

    Ishida Akira!? Man, I totally wish there was a Maou Yuusha anime! That would be great.

  2. Myssa Rei Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    The thing is, the first “season” of Prisma Illya is probably the most conventional of the three parts of Prisma Illya so far. It plays a whole lot of stuff straight, really.

    The REAL pay-off is 2wei, and 3rei, where both the plot, storytelling, and art improves by leaps and bounds.

  3. Giovanni Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    I just watched this today too…I didn’t expect to HNNNGGGGG so much as I did.

  4. Giorno Giovanna Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    Again, agree with Myssa, a season 2 would really be good, but hopefully with different character designs.
    Dat eyepatch. Dat Illya Rider cosplay. Dat panchira. Dat super long hair. Dat choker.

  5. Nanatsuya Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    Prisma Illya doesn’t really start to shine as an epic franchise of its own until the second season, which is a pity… The first really was just an excuse for Type Moon to live out their dream of making a magical girl show. Takeuchi Takashi has done quite a bit of Nanoha fan art, after all…

    Seriously, a Maou Yuusha anime would be great!

  6. Kah Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Agree with what everyone says here. Prisma Illya really does evolve into a high quality product of its own.

  7. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Let’s put it this way, if you don’t like the manga, you are not going to like the anime which is in effect a 1:1 conversion. So far chapters 1 to 3 = episodes 1 to 3. Word has it that it’s a 10 episode SEASON. (WTF is with these Japanese studios anyway… the average length of anime is going the direction of their economy…) It would be interesting how they mash 3 extra chapters to fit.

    So far, after watching episodes 1 to 3 a combined 30+ times, the only thing that irks me is:
    1) Rin and Luvia did not just “get sent to Japan to retrieve the cards”. Let’s say it’s more of a punishment from Kischur Zeltrech Schwinorg for causing millions of pounds in property damage and research and not to mention the bystanders’ injuries.

    2) Ruby’s artwork is inconsistent. Much as I can ignore the minor details, staring at a Kaleidostick that is inconsistently drawn gets… annoying. Take your Illya 1 and 2 main screencaps. Note the Rin version has thinner rings.

    PS #1 character of Prisma Illya is…
    *shota of Babylon*

  8. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 11:18 pm


    Still prefer the bit towards the end of Zwei where the poor shota gets beaten up by a PERVING and HENTAI loli. Such double standards. Guys get beaten up when they perv AND when they are perv’ed on. There is no justice.

  9. NotherLife Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    Manga is genuinely enjoyable and canon part of nasuverse.Its not just “fate spin off” its a genuine high quality work set in fate universe.

    If they follow it accordingly, then this anime will be one of the most awesome ever, especially when we eventually get to Zwei and Drei seasons material

  10. Scaevola Said,

    July 25, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    A good way to think about Prisma Illya is this:

    The first season is like the Fate route of F/SN. It’s nice and introduces the setup well, but it’s not the payoff. The main heroine is cute, and that typically draws some people in.

    The second season (2wei) is a lot more kickass, and even includes an Archer Expy, so very UBW-style. It’s much better than the first season.

    The third season (of the manga, 3rei) coming out now, is basically Heaven’s Feel. It’s basically become a serious story all on its own. It’s really good, the payoff starts from 2wei and continues here.

    Effectively, Prisma Illya is a funny series at first, but eventually realizes that it’s part of the Fate universe, and starts getting really good.

  11. Athos Said,

    July 26, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    Dear god, the amount of spoilers that can be contained in only 10 comments is staggering…

  12. Gil Said,

    July 26, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    I really hope this series could last till a 2nd/3rd season just because a certain male character is so badass

  13. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    July 26, 2013 @ 1:46 am


    IE… yourself? :3

  14. Mari Said,

    July 26, 2013 @ 4:04 am

    Ishida Akira was my mom’s classmate back in High school or college…never knew he was good at art too I gotta show this to her

  15. Mari Said,

    July 26, 2013 @ 4:09 am

    oh never mind the voice actor Ishida Akira was in my mom’s class….this is the manga aritist Ishida Akira

  16. SnooSnoo Said,

    July 26, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    I have to watch a Kadowaki show since she isn’t doing as much now that she got married. And Genei is just terribad.

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