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OP: 「starlog」 by ChouCho

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「誕生!魔法少女!」 (Tanjou! Mahou Shoujo!)
“Birth! A Magical Girl!”

Magic, plot, excellent comedy, and some of the best pacing I’ve seen in a while. Everything flows naturally as we’re eased into the action. As a storyteller, I am impressed. It was like Prisma Illya was made for the screen.

Manga to Anime: Perfect Pacing

First of all, let me state that this is the first series I’ve ever blogged where I’ve actually read the manga beforehand (I like it that much!), so while I won’t spoil anything that’s going to happen ahead of time, at least part of the time I’ll be comparing this to the manga. It’s sort of unavoidable.

The good news? The transition from manga to anime has been great so far. With source material only 13 chapters long, it really was like this was tailor made for a 1-cour anime, and it showed in the excellent pacing of this episode. They smoothly introduced all the main characters, eased us into the plot (without revealing too much about the Class Cards yet…that’ll come), and did it all without it seeming too rushed or forced. This has as much to do with the source material as Silver Link’s adaptation, but they still get full marks for plotting it out well.

Hilarious Comedy That Moves the Plot

The thing that I love about this show so much is how the humor is not only hilarious, but it seamlessly meshes with the plot, not only enhancing it but even pushing it forward at times. This first episode was a great example of that. Magical Ruby (Takano Naoko) is, without a doubt, one of the biggest and most hilarious trolls I’ve seen in a while, and seeing her and Magical Sapphire (Matsuki Miyu) screwing with their former masters was hilarious! But best of all was how their hilarious abandonment of Tohsaka Rin (Ueda Kana) and her eternal rival Luviagelita “Luvia” Edelfelt (Itou Shizuka) actually pushed the plot forward. I like my comedy (and romance, and most things) when they work seamlessly with the plot, and that’s what happened here.

Better than that though, was how Ruby got her claws in her new master, Illyasviel von Einzbern (Kadowaki Mai). It takes a deft hand at the storytelling wheel to turn a hilarious scene where a secondary character teases, provokes, and tricks the main characters into actual plot progression. And it doesn’t hurt that they slipped in a little romance in there as well. Illya loves her (step)brother, Emiya Shirou (Sugiyama Noriaki) – don’t worry girl, you’re not blood related. He’s fair game! Go for it! Also: D’aaawww!

Bonus: I really appreciate the little things, like how they actually justified how Shirou walked in on Illya by justifying why Illya turned off the lights. Gotta enjoy the little things, ne?

Production, Animation, & Seiyuu

The character designs are a bit different in this series sometimes, though honestly I really only noticed that with Shirou – everyone else looks just like they did, only with updated art and without the grim reaper stalking them quite so closely. Animation-wise, this first episode was very encouraging, though seeing as Silver Link is adapting this, that’s more or less par for the course. Seriously, that transformation sequence? Just showing off. Though I really appreciate how good the magic looked, because that’s part of what makes Prisma Illya so fun.

As for the cast, we have all the old seiyuu back in their roles. Illya, Rin, Shirou, even Sella (Terada Haruhi), Liz (Miyagawa Miho), and Taiga (Itou Miki) all have their old seiyuu back for this show. What really surprised me was the star power they brought to even the smaller roles. Bringing Itou Shizuka in as Luvia was a no-brainer since she has done some drama CD work, but when even Illya’s friends have seiyuu like Katou Emiri, Satou Satomi, Itou Kanae, and Ise Mariya, they’re clearly sparing no expense to get good people on board. And Matsuki Miyu as Sapphire? *swoon*

Looking Ahead – A Small Story, But a Good One

Next episode we’ll get more explanation of the plot, show off some more action, and most importantly, properly introduce our last main character. Don’t expect something epic on the level of other Fate stories, though. Magical girls, magic and love, collect class cards…it’s nothing like the grimdark murder-fests that the rest of the Fate universe tends to devolve into. I don’t hold that against Prisma Illya though, because while it might be small, it’s good. The plot supports the comedy, the characters, and their eventual growth, and all of those support the plot right back. It’s a small story, but it’s well balanced.

I mean, what would we do with a big plot in a lighthearted and hilarious magical girl anime? The only thing would be to go grimdark, and I think we’ve had enough of that – at least, until ufotable produces their new Fate/Stay Night project, woohoo!

tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Perfect pacing, comedic timing, & gentle plot progression. This is what happens when the source material just WORKS #prismaillya

Random thoughts:

  • A reminder: I always tweet my thoughts on whatever shows I watch, including (from now on) the shows I’m blogging. Check it out. I’ll still throw some of the better ones (+ others) in the random thoughts here, though.
  • Sella & Liz really are good additions as onee-sans. Especially Sella & her feeling all threatened by Shirou’s domestic skills :3
  • Illya is smart to be suspicious. Any stick that moves like Ruby doesis clearly up to no good.
  • Whatever it is, this is still a Fate story in the end.
  • Note: This show will be blogged along with the TV/Crunchyroll release on the Friday or Saturday after the initial Niconico airing. Expect it on Saturdays, though I’ll try to finish it late Friday if I have time. Thank you.

For more from yours truly, check out my blog on writing, art, and the book I’m working on at stiltsoutloud.com.

Full-length images: 33, 41.

 

ED Sequence

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ED: 「Prisma Sympathy」 by StylipS

Preview

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End Card

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July 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm
93 comments »
  • July 13, 2013 at 3:38 pmSaphirio

    I’m hoping that Ruby becomes a Kyuubey-clone.
    More “Madoka Magica” is never wrong.

    • July 13, 2013 at 3:54 pmStilts

      Then I’d probably direct you towards Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou (second episode post out).

      • July 14, 2013 at 6:59 amSaphirio

        You should know, that I had that anime on my watchlist since it was announced and I already watched the newest episode.
        But thank you for your concern.
        -
        @haseo0408:
        What’s bad about Kyuubey?
        Yeah, it is an asshole, but he’s awesome the way he is.
        x3

    • July 13, 2013 at 7:22 pmhaseo0408

      I love Madoka Magica but I hate that bastard Kyuubei, that alien rabbit/cat creeps the hell out of me.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:01 pmboingman

    Will this stay a “fluffy” series until the end or can I eypect some drama? I admit that this first episode was too generic for my taste, but maybe this was done on purpose?
    I’ll obviously watch it alone for the reason that it’s a Fate series and for Saber/Ayako Kawasumi who’ll hopefully make an appearance.

    • July 13, 2013 at 4:13 pmStilts

      This is lighter than most Fate series, but it’s still Fate, so it’s not total fuwa fuwa. The action is very, very good (plenty of those explosions we saw between Rin & Luvia earlier…Nanoha-style stuff), and there’s definitely drama and danger ahead for our heroines.

      Think of it like this: It’s a magical girl show spliced with Fate-style action and a good plot.

      • July 13, 2013 at 4:24 pmboingman

        “Nanoha-style”, sounds good.

      • July 13, 2013 at 5:34 pmMasterDragonKnight

        This series is basically the three most famous magical girl series mixed together, plus Fate characters.

        The card aspect of Cardcaptor Sakura, the explosive magical battles of Lyrical Nanoha, and the troll magical mascot with Ruby as with Madoka Magica.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:13 pmKurisu Vi Britannia

    Wow. lol.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:25 pminanis

    thats Rin xD tsuntsun mode ftw!

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:28 pmThe Truth is in the Axe

    Here’s hoping that the success of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya would also bring on the adaptations of more Fate stories to be either animated or as more games, since Ufotable just announced them remaking (or retelling of a different route) of Fate/Stay Night. And from what I’ve seen in the first episode of this, this series will most definitely be on the fun side, especially with so much references of recent and past Magical Girl shows as tongue-in-cheek shout-outs.
    (and maybe also Fate/Apocrypha?)

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:40 pmasda

    I have a feeling that ufotable’s upcoming Fate project is Heaven’s Feel

    • July 13, 2013 at 5:28 pmRyanAshlight

      Can’t say as I’d be at all surprised if Heaven’s Feel were a part of it; though considering Fate/Zero’s amazing success, I’d be kinda disappointed if that were all ufotable were doing.

      Personally, I’m with those hoping for a complete re-adaptation of both the Fate and UBW routes, in addition to HF.

      • July 14, 2013 at 3:58 ambobon721

        If ufotable’s gonna animate all three routes, how many episodes is that gonna take? I sure hope they do animate all three routes to their true ends, though. Much better if it’s in modified omnibus style since the source material (the game) is of that style, with plot branching out on certain points to the three routes and their multiple endings.

      • July 14, 2013 at 11:46 amRyanAshlight

        At a bare minimum? I’d ballpark it somewhere in the area of at least 45-ish episodes, though it could obviously go a lot higher depending on how much material they want to cover and their budget (which, let’s be serious, shouldn’t be any real concern. This is ‘freakin ufotable after all).

        That said, I’m really hoping they go all the way with this one. I’m a damned hopeless romantic for Shirou and Saber’s Realta Nua ending and I wanna see it animated soooooo badly. XD

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:41 pmgawrshness

    Moe overload, and finally a story of Fate that doesn’t need to sink into depression and sadness! Magical Prisma Illya on the go!

    • July 13, 2013 at 4:52 pmasda

      You never know… it might become another Madoka

      • July 14, 2013 at 10:22 amukulelembo

        Wait for the 3rei!! part. If it gets adaptation too, then depression and sadness will come. In the end Fate is still Fate.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:50 pmrukia

    I’m all in.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:55 pmkatsudon

    Definitely a very faithful adaptation of the manga thus far! The humor and the action sequences were spot on, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. Illya is just so cuteeee, and Ruby is a professional troll.
    Since there isn’t much to adapt in the first part of the manga, (not sure if the anime involves Drei and Zwei) if the pilot is any indication, it’s definitely looking like Silver Link is going to do a great job with it.
    Also, it’s just so incredibly refreshing to see the characters in a much more lighthearted setting- unlike your usual Fate fare…

    • July 13, 2013 at 5:42 pmStilts

      Pretty sure it’s only going to cover the original, not 2wei or 3wei. There’s absolutely no way they could fit any serious amount of those stories in here (especially not if they pace it appropriately, like they did with this episode), so better just to leave it out.

      • July 13, 2013 at 6:09 pmMasterDragonKnight

        Also, this series will only get 10 episodes, so it already has to squeeze in 13 chapters.

        Quality over quantity.

      • July 13, 2013 at 7:35 pmVRMN

        I’m hoping this is successful so that we can get a 2wei sequel. Because, come on, you know you want to see Kuro animated.

      • July 13, 2013 at 10:08 pmStilts

        Yes, I totally want 2wei. We can hope! (Or buy BDs, whatever)

      • July 14, 2013 at 2:03 amfragb85

        Which begs the question. Are they allowed to show Show Spoiler ▼

        Don’t judge me, you know you want to see that!

      • July 14, 2013 at 2:44 amFullol

        I want to see Shota Gil (in 3wei). Simply because its one of the few rare moments in the entire Fate series that you see Gil unleashing all of his (existing) power for once

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:16 pmEspada

    boring
    can’t wait for heavens feel to be animated during fall or next year

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:26 pmlegwkio

    An anime hinting of Card Captor Sakura starring Illya with heavy doses of Tohsaka Rin (aka the S-Rank Zettai Ryouiki Queen)? Count me in!

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:27 pmfragb85

    I can’t wait to see how the rest of the battles animated. The manga had some pretty sweet battles that were on the level of Nanoha. (Which is pretty funny because there was a Prima IllyaxNaonoha crossover manga). I’m also glad to see Rin (my favorite twin-tailed Tsundere ever) back on the screen animated even if she’s regular butt-monkey in this continuity.

    It’s too bad it will only be one cour. It probably means we won’t get to see Show Spoiler ▼

    But with quality and fun entertainment like this, I can always hope for a second season.

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:29 pmMasterDragonKnight

    Lots of screenshots of Illya in the bath, but then again this is Stilts-oniichan we are talking about. Just kidding. XD

    I’m really glad that this series is being covered. Also, I actually think the comedy works better here than in the manga, with the hilarious outbursts delivered by Kadowaki Mai and Ueda Kana.

    • July 13, 2013 at 5:44 pmStilts

      The best seiyuu take the material they’re given and bring it alive. Those two definitely do that!

      Also, Illya is chou-kawaii, y0

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:55 pmRyanAshlight

    Sweet, merciful goddess, could Silver Link – or anyone else for that matter, mind you – possibly have made Ilya-tan anymore moe than this?

    Indeed, the answer speaks for itself; though if there were but one accurate way to describe this overflowing onslaught of bubbly smiles and giggles which pierces like a sunbright arrow through the murky depths of one’s very soul, it would be this.

    That is all.

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:57 pmSamurai Pumpkin

    Hopefully she gets a better ending here than she did in the Unlimited BladeWorks movie.

  • July 13, 2013 at 6:17 pmMasterDragonKnight

    That reminds me, have you seen this, Stilts? The crossover between Fate and Lyrical Nanoha.

    Page 1
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    Page 3
    Page 4

    • July 13, 2013 at 10:09 pmStilts

      Actually, I had not until someone else mentioned it earlier. There’s another one too, and it’s way better (and longer)!

    • July 17, 2013 at 4:49 amAiras

      Mahou Seinen Lyrical Archer!
      Would totally watch that!

  • July 13, 2013 at 6:26 pmB.I.T.W.

    well after seeing this i might hang around to watch magical illya series.

    give how it goes might good stuff to watch & with already sentai got license that most already assume that sheh & mela back again for it dub version.

    & saber like characters will re-cast dub again.

  • July 13, 2013 at 6:36 pmKo-Gil

    I rolf’d so hard when I realized that Ruby and Sapphire have Kohaku(Takano Naoko)’s AND Hisui(Matsuki Miyu)’s seiyuu respectively! I wonder how much Nasuverse references/in-jokes they’ll make?

    • July 13, 2013 at 7:28 pmLinkark07

      Everytime Ruby and Sapphire speak they make me think Kohaku and Hisui are there. In fact, Ruby loves to troll like Kohaku.

      • July 13, 2013 at 7:40 pmKo-Gil

        The more I re-read the manga, the more it seems like they ARE Kohaku and Hisui. Sapphire calling Ruby Nee-san and Ruby with her Show Spoiler ▼

      • July 13, 2013 at 7:55 pmLinkark07

        Imagine if a Carnival Phantasm sequel is made and Kohaku and Ruby meet. That will be the biggest troll duo ever.

        Shame they haven’t met in All Around Type Moon.

      • July 13, 2013 at 8:44 pmKo-Gil

        And for the lulz, Magical Amber appears!!!!!!! (Kohaku’s Magical Alter-Ego!!!)

    • July 14, 2013 at 3:02 amflap

      I didn’t read the spoiler, but this thread just made this show 2x more fun to watch ^^

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:00 pmRadiosonde

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2042.jpg
    Damn this scene reminded me of F/SN where Shirou summoned Saber by accident.
    Magical Ruby with cat ears? Count me in!

    • July 14, 2013 at 6:03 amSamurai Pumpkin

      Yeah, I am pretty sure they were aiming for that. I thought the same.

    • July 14, 2013 at 2:25 pmStilts

      Definitely. Where’s the fun if they’re not throwing back to a few of the more iconic Fate moments, ne? : )

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:54 amArashi Yamato

      What ran into my mind when I saw the pic:

      Rin: Ilya, will you be my magical girl?
      Ilya: uh…can I get dressed first?

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:24 pmLinkark07

    It is good seeing Illya have a good life after all the hardships she had to live between Zero and Night.

    • July 13, 2013 at 8:46 pmlou

      welll…actually kotomine and iliesviel still working hard in the background to make sure of it…after all this alternate reality is where fate/zero not happening…because…

      Show Spoiler ▼

      • July 13, 2013 at 8:48 pmlou

        sorry…kiritsugu not kotomine…hahaha

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:26 pmlauncelot

    This anime is giving me a whole new meaning of “reuse” minus the bad impressions that go with it. This is a totally entertaining experience!

    It’s painting us a totally different picture, with just using the same toolset – the character designs/impressions stay the same.

    • July 13, 2013 at 11:10 pmStilts

      It’s the best kind of spin-off – it takes a good idea and takes it in a fresh direction, building upon an established setting (a little) and characters to tell an entirely new story. Spin-offs don’t always have a good connotation, but this one does it right imo

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:30 pmhaseo0408

    It´s incredible how much the Fate series has grown sice the first game was release almost a decade ago, not only Ilya has her own story now but ufotable´s founder, Hikaru Kondo, announced that they producing a new Fate anime project; well as for me the more the merrier so just keep it coming. Life sure is good!.

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:24 pmNothingLess

    Long glory for TYPE MOON!Long glory for Illya!I love you ALL!!!

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:29 pmYanDaMan

    I cant say i dig the character designs too much, especially Ilya’s. But I hope the show turns out good, since I enjoy the Fate lore.

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:40 pmc2710

    Card Captor meets Madoka Magica meets Fate series….

    Anyways….

    Looks familiar?

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2042.jpg

    • July 13, 2013 at 8:42 pmc2710

      Forgot to add Nanoha series

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:48 pmechykr

    Type-Moon’s gratitude to the fans for having to put up with all the Urobuchi Despair (TM) that is Fate Zero by coming up with this HNNG-fest that is Kaleid Liner. :)

    QB at least gives you a choice of not signing his contract. (Though he will slowly create situations in order to goad you into doing so)

    Ruby doesn’t even accept no for an answer. On the plus side, Ruby does let Ilya keep her soul.

    And Ruby makes for a funnier troll, especially the way she tricked Ilya into zapping Rin. LOL
    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2037.jpg

    • July 13, 2013 at 11:12 pmStilts

      Qubey’s choice is an illusion. Ruby is nicer – she doesn’t even bother lying to you. Well, after the first few lies / trolls >:3

    • July 14, 2013 at 1:56 amfragb85

      To expand on what Stilts said, Kyuubey is an a**hole because he’s ruthlessly utilitarian. That makes him creepy.

      Ruby is an a**hole because….she just is. That makes her hilarious.

    • July 14, 2013 at 8:37 amaquastar831

      That was one of the best parts of the episode. Had a feeling that something was going to happen when Ruby instructed Illya with what to do, but I didn’t expect that. Took me awhile to stop laughing.

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:57 pmfoureyeszerosoul

    I just want Kotomine Kirei here in this series so he can troll some people more. Maybe in this peaceful alternate universe he can eat all the mapo tofu he wants? =)

    • July 13, 2013 at 11:52 pmMgMaster

      Hah,indeed.While Kiritsugu’s too tragic of a character to be present here,our resident troll of the Fate franchise,Kirei(and maybe his glamorous douchebag partner Gilgamesh),would definitely work!

  • July 13, 2013 at 9:36 pmZykes

    Technically he does, but not in this season Show Spoiler ▼

    • July 13, 2013 at 9:37 pmZykes

      Ah the comment was meant for foureyeszerosoul

    • July 14, 2013 at 10:32 amukulelembo

      Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 13, 2013 at 10:09 pmBukszie

    So many little girl anime this season

    • July 15, 2013 at 12:24 amD-LaN

      I swear I saw a similar comment from the previ- Scratch tht, EVERY SINGLE SEASON.

  • July 13, 2013 at 10:41 pmchamelean75

    The comedy in this show is great. It’s the funniest magical girl show I’ve seen so far.

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:09 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    Definitely another TYPE-MOON win for me! lol

    And the new project…please let it be Heaven’s Feel…then all 3 routes will be complete…but other ones could be cool too, like hollow ataraxia and such.

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:59 pmflap

    I love the Type-Moon cast in comedy, and especially Illya and Rin. I love seeing anger+comedy in Rin.

    http://randomc.net/image/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya/Fate%20kaleid%20liner%20Prisma%20Illya%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2036.jpg

    (it’d be nice if randomc would auto-embed thumbnails when we link to article images).

  • July 14, 2013 at 12:01 amMgMaster

    Had some good laughs here so gonna give it the 3 ep rule.I personally hope it stay’s more on the comedy side and keeps any attempts at seriousness(if any) to a minimum; that’ll probably be the deciding factor for me.

  • July 14, 2013 at 12:38 amkyurenjo

    I was worried that no one of my favorite anibloggers won’t touch this anime, but it seems that I am lucky. One of my most favorite series this season, blogged by one of my most favorite RandomC writers, I am happy. ;_;

    • July 14, 2013 at 2:48 amStilts

      Aww, thanks! I was worried that not enough people would be watching this, so spread the good word! Everyone needs more Illya-chan in their life :D

  • July 14, 2013 at 12:44 amFelipito

    As someone who isnt into the whole “Magical Girl” thing would i enjoy this? I am a fan of the Fate series and i did enjoy Madoka though it did take me far too long to actually get myself to watch it.

    • July 14, 2013 at 2:41 amLyse

      If you want to see fights on par with F/SN (especially later on if they animate Drei & Zwei) Show Spoiler ▼

      Then yeah.

    • July 14, 2013 at 2:54 amStilts

      All I can say is that I’m not a magical girl fan, per say, but I love this series because of its great humor, its really exciting action, and its new spin on old characters that I love. If you’re a Fate fan + like those other two, this is for you.

      Put another way, if you like Fate + Nanoha, this is for you. If you like Fate + Madoka, this is probably for you. At least imo

  • July 14, 2013 at 2:48 amJhacks

    Love how its as wacky crazy as Carnival Phantasm, and I’m enjoying seeing all those easter eggs from the typemoon universe. Typemoon fans are really lucky for having a lot of good parody shows, and with the upcoming ufotable FSN remake, men it feels like I’m on anime cloud nine.

  • July 14, 2013 at 5:24 amWanderer

    Why did they change Rin’s lines in the final scene? It totally undermined the entire reversed-master/servant-parody-scene thing they had going on, which was the entire point of that scene in the first place.

    • July 14, 2013 at 5:20 pmboingman

      So how did they change it?

      • July 14, 2013 at 7:07 pmWanderer

        The whole thing was intended as a parody of Saber’s introduction to Shirou, and her “I ask of you: are you my master” line. Here Rin’s standing over Illya, just like Saber was standing over Shirou, but Rin said “From now on you will be my servant.” Even hearing Illya’s internal monologue at that point was a parody of Shirou’s (endless) internal monlogues in F/SN.

        But here they changed Rin’s line completely, and for no good reason. If they follow the manga properly, she’s going to tell Illya all about why she’s here next episode anyway, so this change served no useful plot purpose, and undermined the parody that was the whole point of that scene.

  • July 14, 2013 at 6:21 ambolton

    pretty good, looking forward mostly to ilya busting berserker and dark saber’s(? not an avid fate fan) ass like in the op. the humor is really typical in my opinion, not something to be praised but something that’s expected but fresh and slightly funny regardless. love the character design on ilya and her older sis too, the others seem a bit too young, many with little space between the eyes, and the english tube haired “oh-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho!!” types always grind my gears. still, looking forward to the next episode.

  • July 14, 2013 at 7:13 amKerrahn

    Makes me feel like I’m watching another season of Carnival Phantasm… This can only be a good thing

    Kohaku as Ruby and Hisui as Sapphire doesn’t help with that at all

  • July 14, 2013 at 7:54 amGinobi47

    I better start thinking of a concept for a Fate/Kaleid fanfic then…

  • July 14, 2013 at 9:39 amLysimac

    Oh god….the fighting scenes are even better than Deen’s F/SN. Dammit I wish they would animate up to 2wei, where the most epic fight in the whole series occur Show Spoiler ▼

    Please please please let there be a season 2!

  • July 14, 2013 at 2:08 pmKingofConquerors

    It’s a bit of a letdown we’re only getting the adaptation of the first one.

    The story truly reaches its potential in Zwei and it also features an excellent parody of Hollow/Ataraxia.

    But i guess i can’t blame them. Obviously this still seems like a gamble to them despite its carrying the fate name

    • July 14, 2013 at 2:30 pmStilts

      Let’s just hope this one goes well – and more importantly, sells well – so they can do a second season. Personally, I think while this story hits its stride in the second manga, it’s a lot stronger than most stories in its first, so it has the potential to get the sequel animated. Let’s hope!!

  • July 14, 2013 at 8:31 pmUngas123

    Shirou has an Otome Filter (from Sket Dance).

  • July 16, 2013 at 7:04 pmMediafag

    Itou Miki
    Itou Shizuka
    Itou Kanae

    Sometime I start to doubt when they say that they aren’t related…

  • July 17, 2013 at 1:49 amanon

    Bonus: I really appreciate the little things, like how they actually justified how Shirou walked in on Illya by justifying why Illya turned off the lights. Gotta enjoy the little things, ne?

    Bonus, Ilya never flipped the sign on the bath to occupied. She left it at Vacant.

  • July 17, 2013 at 11:09 pmKo-Gil

    Does anyone know if the Class Card’s spirits will have their original seiyuu reprising their roles? ie, Show Spoiler ▼

    ?

    • July 18, 2013 at 9:07 amYartech

      @ Ko-Gil So far one did reprized her role Show Spoiler ▼

      • July 18, 2013 at 9:46 amKo-Gil

        …and then, before we know it, ufotable’s new Fate/Stay Night project is actually the second season of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya!!!!!! #justspeculatingcauseIcan
        …But was that really Show Spoiler ▼