Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Blu-ray
About Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Blu-ray
This Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya complete collection contains episodes 1-10.
Illyasviel von Einzbern's normal life is suddenly halted by the Kaleidostick Ruby, a magical wand on the run from her former master who instantly decides that little Illya has all the right stuff to become the next great magical girl. However, Ruby's previous owner Rin Tohsaka isn't exactly thrilled to be de-wanded, especially since she's just accepted an assignment to collect the seven legendary Class Cards. It seems the only solution is for Illya to take up the task and learn the ropes under Rin's supervision.
Meanwhile, a girl named Miyu has been chosen by the Kaleidostick Sapphire as HER new master, much to the irritation of Sapphire's previous master, Rin's arch rival Luviagelita Edelfelt!
Exactly what kind of plan are the wands conjuring up? Find out as the Fate/stay night universe "kaleids" with a healthy dose of magical girl mayhem!
Special Features: Clean Opening & Closing Animations.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Fantasy
- Themes: Magical Girl
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 250
- Release Date: 9/2/2014
- Dimensional Weight: 0.4
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
This series has a little bit of everything. Cute magical girls, comedy, action, and drama. Unlike most shows that attempt to mash a variety of different styles together, this one pulls all of it off very well. The listing to this product mentions that it contains episodes 1-10 when in reality it also includes the episode 11 ova. It's a pity this show was so short. It kept me wanting more.
There were a couple of issues though. The show itself a 5/5 but the problems unfortunately bring the average score down. The art on the disks themselves looks like someone took a 100x100 pixel image, blew it up, and slapped it on a disk without even looking at it. It's blurry and pixelated. The main menus are non animated and consist of a single picture with no music or sound. I'm also 99% sure the Japanese release came with a bunch of shorts which are not found on this release. While it may or may not be Sentai's fault I hope future releases don't skimp out on the extras.
Love, Friendship and Beam Spam
by Tsor, God of Tsunder
I don't know if there is anything better than watching cute girls overcome hardships by being true to themselves, being kind to their friends, and then killing everything in sight with lasers.
This, with the possible exception of Carnival Phantasm, is probably the best thing to come out of the Nasuverse.
Only minor gripe is the art on the disc is terrible. It is blurry and low res. It looks like somebody printed it on a home printer. For a show full of such eye candy it is mind boggling how they couldn't source some better art.
Well Done SENTIA
by Zac -
Prisma Illya is as classic a magical girl series as you can get. It ticks off every cliché I can think of. The collection sports 10 episodes of the first season, as well as a OVA. However the product listing says all 11 episodes when in reality it's 10 & a OVA. The audio contains English & Japanese languages in HD 2.0. Notably the English voice cast is different than the cast in Fate/Stay Night & Fate/Zero, which takes some time to get used to. This to me actual is a good thing since the writing is funnier & the characters are more lively.
The video qualities great as it's shown in the standard 16:9 1080p format. Lot of color paired with CGI effects makes this show amazing to look at. Especially the fight scenes. Lastly I get to the menu which is plan & straight forward. It consist of a single picture with no sound. The menu selections respond quick, but are just Play All, scene selections, languages, & extras on disc 2. Only other minor flaw is the case feels cheap & flimsy.
Don't judge a book by its cover
by Carlos Andrés -
This series is adapted from the manga of the same name written by Hiroshi Hinoyama. An important note is that the series takes place in an alternate set universe that serves as a spinoff of Fate/Stay Night. Illyasviel von Einzbern is indeed the main protagonist of the story. In this series, she is shown as a cheerful young girl who grows up in a seemingly normal childhood with friends and joy.
The action is surprisingly fluid and presented quite well.The enemies are designed with a typical Type-Moon fashion but given a more dangerous look than fans might originally anticipate.
Sure, it looks like just a typical magical girls series with cute girls doing cute things. But then when you look deeper into it, you might get a surprise. That surprise comes from the way it is both adapted and presented. If you're a fan of Type-Moon's franchise, this should definitely be something to invest time into.
A slow start
Started off a little slow, but once I got a few episodes into it, I really enjoyed the story and characters.
Great addition to the Fate universe
by Noah -
I'm a huge fan of all the many Fate anime shows and games. Additionally, I'm a big fan of magical girl anime. This show is the perfect combo of both. I didn't expect anything grand from this anime, but it blew me away. All of my favorite characters return in this alternate universe in some of the best ways possible. The drama is spot on and the action scenes awesome. The only downside is that Ruby has a slightly annoying voice in the dub.