Fate Kaleid liner Prisma Illya ep 7-10 final impressions

Nope. Not at all

Nope. Not at all

So after ranting on how much of a cash grab this show was since it aired, and the announcement of a 2nd season being greenlit, does Fate Kaleid get any better at this point?…Yes it does, but not enough to make it anything special.

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One thing that made it somewhat better is how they layoff the references and actually focus more on the relationship between Illya and Miyu. There’s a convincing friendship between the two that has both ups and downs, and seeing how it goes throughout the dangers they go through definitely felt like its own thing. This was the one aspect that didn’t feel like a cash-grab to fans, but an effort to actually build-up some character development.

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It’s this aspect that also made the final battle seem somewhat tense. Illya starts questioning the possibility of death after a nearly lethal accident, and Miyu reacts coldly to this by telling Illya to never fight with her again. Miyu is of course protecting Illya from fighting anymore considering she’s her only friend, but it hurts Illya just as much. Saving Berserker for last was a good choice because of how overpowered it was. It forced Miyu to rethink her loner/martyr ideals and convinced Illya to keep her trust in Miyu rather than run away in fear.

I don't know what to say about this

I don’t know what to say about this

But none of that actually makes this show great. All of the developments are predictable right off the bat, and the comedy is just as repetitive. As great as the fight scenes are, the actual parody is more focused on referencing the Fate franchise rather than actually making fun of it. Not to mention that the yuri undertones between Illya and Miyu are somewhat out of place considering how they mention it as just a close friendship(seriously, when did Illya suddenly become a rapist?).

New Season? NOOOOOO!!!

New Season? NOOOOOO!!!

Overall, Fate Kaleid liner Prisma Illya isn’t the worst show out there, but it’s not one that I particularly enjoyed. As a parody/spin-off, it’s clear from the get go that this was a cheap cash-grab aimed at Type Moon fans that wanted to see Illya in a short skirt. But as a stand-alone, it’s simply a very cliched mahou shoujo series with some impressive fight scenes. It’s watchable at best, but I don’t plan to blog the sequel when it airs.


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3 thoughts on “Fate Kaleid liner Prisma Illya ep 7-10 final impressions

  1. martina says:

    this black bullet and nanoha vivid are the reason why grade school characters can’t be protagonists anymore; they would pandered up to much instead of them having full believable characteristics that are associated with how real children act.

  2. matrisa says:

    Look at sakura kino moto and her friends vs illya and her friends which group would you consider grounded in reality more. Sakura’ s friends of course why? Because they act like kids anyone could meet in real life as oppose to illya’ friends who are just typical tropes we as an audience have come to know in grade school bodies seriously who even knows about bl at age ten? Like miyazaki said in order to make a good story you have to draw from real life experience creators won’t get that chance if they are hermits.

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