Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Episode 10 and Final Impressions

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Recap: Illya and Miyu beat up Berserker with heretofore unexplained friendship power-ups and live happily ever after.

Iro’s Thoughts:
And so it ends! For now, at least. As mentioned, Ilya shows up and after some speechifying about friendship, she and Miyu use the Kaleidosticks to shoot like seven Excaliblasts at once to vaporize Berserker. And of course, since this is basically Nanoha, they become super-duper best friends forever after the fight, complete with a wake-up kiss and Miyu clinging to Ilya at all waking hours. Pretty dumb!

Meanwhile, Rin and Luvia have to stay in Japan for a year instead of head straight back to the Mage’s Association in London because Zelretch is a troll. All this really means is that they’re still around for Season 2. At the very least, we didn’t ruin Zelretch’s first speaking role by having it in this show; we only dig Waver deeper with a second appearance. Lastly, a post-credits scene depicts Bazett walking around an English airport for whatever reason. I guess she’ll show up in season 2.

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Final Impressions:

As has been made abundantly clear by my coverage, I did not like this show, and I have no plans to cover the 2wei arc, whenever it airs. It had occasional flashes of brilliance, like the Archer vs Saber fight, but even some good wasn’t enough to drag Prisma Illya out of the massive cesspool it resided in. There’s just no point in turning Fate/Stay Night into a magical girl show – it doesn’t add anything to the formula, only subtracts. There are no more questionable morals pertaining to a life-or-death battle royale, only a bubbly little girl who likes magic and friendship. The Servants are reduced to faceless villains, without any nuance to their personalities or motivations. There’s functionally no difference between this and a random, generic magical girl anime.

If that’s what you want, then maybe Prisma Illya is for you. I, for one, can only see it as a blight upon the franchise.

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10 thoughts on “Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Episode 10 and Final Impressions

  1. I’m a girl as well but what I am getting tired of is anime creators only caring about male otaku when it comes to mahou shojo now. I want to see a BOY rival again in a magical girl show. I mean I don’t mine yuri when it is serious but just using it as a cheap gimmick is annoying

  2. I didn’t mean to insult you I just assumed you were a girl but anyway I’m getting tired of magical girl rival characters I want to see a BOY rival again in a mahou shojo show

  3. why do anime creators care about what otaku want anyway? look at cardcaptor sakura the reason that show is a classic is because clamp wasn’t try to “appeal to a male fan base” they just happen to make a magical girl show that is accessible to girls as well as boys without getting gratuitous about it

  4. besides I’d rather have a traditional mahou shojo where the main character has a personality rather than a action oriented one where we get nothing about the girl or her life

  5. god you guys such a dick fucking cock whore so shut the fuck up you piece of shit, omg omg omg its a fucking magical girl show, fucking casual should stick to fuckign narushit and sword shit online

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