Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Episode 10 Review and Closing Remarks

Although I have heard that KALMIA the anime is a severely reduced version of the plot and story in the manga, from what we’ve seen through the series, there’s nothing that’s happened that we don’t expect in this last episode.

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Rating: 4/5 happy and excited clouds Crop_4 CloudsExcited Transparent

7The battle wraps up pretty nicely with Berserker, at the same time, Illya’s found the will to fight again and reconciles her friendship with Miyu. All the cards do get collected by the end of the episode even though the Grand Father still refuses to take Rin and Luvia as apprentices because they lack “common sense” LOL though I feel slightly sorry for the girls since they’ve worked this far to get all the cards, the Grand Father’s probably right about their etiquette issues.

Looking back, we find out that Miyu’s already killed Berserker several times and I really wish the battle dragged out a bit longer because to be honest, Illya just arrived. In the final blast to defeat the abnormal Heroic Spirit, Sapphire’s words earlier in the series really ring true, “The two Kaleid magic girls are one.”

63There are a lot of things in this tenth episode of this first season that are not explained to us. The first, you’ve probably picked up throughout the series is the concept of Installation with the Class Cards. The second is use of Parallel Include with the Class Cards. “What is this?” good question Rin and Luvia. But with the genre being magic girl and the season being this short, it’s best not to question these things during the battle. Enjoy the dialogue, the animation and the amazing badass-ness of our favourite little magic girls. To make hypothesize, I’m guessing that parallel include lets you share powers with another to unlock yet another feature of the Class Cards. This obviously can’t happen if the magic girls don’t get along (which is probably why Rin and Luvia have never done this).

77After the funny interlude of Illya fantasizing about Shirou and accidentally kissing Miyu when she goes to wake Illya, the girls head back to school for school and resume their regular routines. What’s hilarious is that Miyu is so attached to Illya now, going as far as to ignore everyone else, claiming that she and Illya only need each other (LOL) someone needs to get this girl a book on social relations and friend-making.

91My favourite moment of the episode is of course the end of the battle, that’s probably obvious to you guys and some of you may share this sentiment. I feel like this magic girl spin-off doesn’t sit well with a lot of classic Type-Moon fans who are into the nitty-gritty plot of Tsukihime the bloody action fantasy of Fate Stay Night and Zero. As someone who grew up with all sorts of anime and who isn’t a hardcore Type-Moon gamer, as a regular anime viewer, I found the series enjoyable in itself.

Now let’s take a look back through the series and recap on some of the more memorable parts.

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Highlights of the Episode

– Miyu’s amazingly choreographed Gae Bolg pierce through Berserker

59– The epic moment of friendship followed by Parallel Include (which makes it the definite highlight of season 1)

– When Illya and Miyu, late for school, totally embrace their magic powers and fly to school

– (LOL) The montage of Miyu clinging to Illya throughout the day as her best and only friend

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Moving Forward…

Like I said earlier, certain events prompt many questions throughout the series but what’s great about Fate Kaleid Liner is that a season 2 production has already been confirmed and we can expect a continuation of Illya and Miyu’s story. This gives me a lot of time to check out the manga and perhaps rewatch the other Fate series (because they’re just that good). The only thing I would have wished differently of season 1 was perhaps the reveal of other Class Card includes and installations but maybe they’ll show that in the next season and perhaps explain the principles behind the Kaleid magic girls, spells and Class Cards.

I have had the pleasure of reviewing this really fun Type-Moon magic girl adaptation with you guys for ten wonderful weeks so thank you very much for coming along this little journey with me and I can’t wait to write the final reviews for the other summer finales as well! Make sure you follow to stay updated!

 

– Cloudy

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One thought on “Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Episode 10 Review and Closing Remarks

  1. The second is use of Parallel Include with the Class Cards. “What is this?” good question Rin and Luvia.

    Here is your answer:

    http://mangafox.me/manga/fate_kaleid_liner_prisma_illya/v02/c013/25.html

    It’s Kaleidoscope (the title of this episode). Kaleidoscope, as in, the Second Magic of Grand Master Zelretch, who also made the Kaleidosticks. Imagine two opposite mirrors. How many mirrors can you see? Right, the answer is infinite. This move was basically a cheat. Actually, Ruby and Sapphire in general are cheats because they are infinite mana supplies.

    Miyu’s amazingly choreographed Gae Bolg pierce through Berserker

    Unfortunately, there are two errors in this scene. One, you actually can’t include the same card again for hours. Miyu or Sapphire said so, themselves. Two, Gae Bolg is Rank B, Berserker’s God Hand rejects any attack that is not at least Rank A. It’s possible though, that this Berserker is weaker than the true one, so his Noble Phantasm was also nerfed.

    Btw, usually God Hand also gives an immunity to techniques and weapons that already killed Berserker. Gae Bolg has two functions though, which almost count as two entirely different Noble Phantasms and Miyu used Gae Bolg’s second function, throwing Gae Bolg. It is not a 100% kill like the curse that always strikes the heart, but it is still a devastating attack.

    After the funny interlude of Illya fantasizing about Shirou and accidentally kissing Miyu when she goes to wake Illya, the girls head back to school for school and resume their regular routines.

    This is a 2wei scene actually. Ilya woke up alone.

    I feel like this magic girl spin-off doesn’t sit well with a lot of classic Type-Moon fans who are into the nitty-gritty plot of Tsukihime the bloody action fantasy of Fate Stay Night and Zero.

    Oh, believe me if I say that PRISMA Illya is very popular and an accepted spin-off of Fate, as it faithfully follows Nasu’s world’s rules. I consider myself a hardcore Type-Moon fan and I love it (okay, I’m a big Rin and Ilya fan, so…). While it is true that the first season’s story is rather weak, it only served as a setup and the basis.

    Compare it to FSN’s first route “Fate”, which in general is considered to be the weakest story. UBW and HF are far more popular and this will probably happen with 2wei and 3rei, too.

    Sadly, most of the foreshadowing and hints for 2wei are removed in the anime. I am still angry because of the changes Silver Link made in episode 7-9, but everything else was well animated and adapted. The changes and the foreshadowing removal however confuse me because we will get the sequel animated, anyway. What the hell?

    All in all though, I really liked this anime. Rin, Iri and some other characters’ designs looked kinda odd and the art was sometimes inconsistent, but the rest looked quite good, we were able to hear familiar seiyuus and the OST was awesome (loved all the VN arrangements). ED song was kinda forgettable, though.

    Oh, and it is nice to see Bazett at the end and the ED card is by the mangaka himself!

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