Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! – 09 (Time to kick some little girls’ arses!)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 2wei! Episode 09 REVIEW
Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! – 09

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! - 09Kuro transforms into Archer and is stunned that Bazett can block attacks with her bare fists. Ruby ignores Ilya’s request to transform her as Kuro-Archer attacks Bazett, only to find that she is well schooled in Archer’s attacks and abilities, going so far as to catch one of Kuro-Archer’s arrows and fling it back at her with force. Bazett turns her attention to Ilya and Ruby, recognizing Ruby as one of Lord Zelretch’s Mystic Codes. Ruby explains that Bazett was the one who captured the Lancer and Archer cards initially. Lord Zelretch took her off the case and assigned it to Rin and Luvia, but with a power struggle currently under way within the Mage Association, she has been tasked to gather all of the Class Cards. Ilya insists that Ruby transform her no matter what, primarily because of what Bazett did to Kuro.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! - 09Ilya’s attacks are too weak and she barely avoids Bazett. Ruby says that powerful attacks against Bazett are useless. Illya erects barrier after barrier to block Bazett, but the woman easily shatters them. Ilya uses to small barriers to trap Bazett and blast her, but because Ilya didn’t use enough of a barrier on Bazett’s arms, it doesn’t work. Bazett gut punches Ilya, putting her on the ground. Bazett steals her Lancer card, but the blow causes Kuro to revive and attack. Kuro tells Ilya to get the cards which are now on the ground, but Ilya is only able to get one before Kuro is beaten. Bazett steps on Ilya’s hand and threatens to crush it or remove it if she doesn’t give the card up. Ilya refuses, so Bazett goes to stomp Ilya’s hand, only to be attacked by Miyu.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! - 09The battered Ilya hands over the card, Rider, and Miyu installs it. Below, August, Luvia, and Rin sense something big is happening as Miyu-Rider begins attacking Bazett while riding Pegasus. Ruby explains to Ilya what is happening and how Miyu has become Rider, much as Ilya had become Archer.  Miyu-Rider attacks again, so Bazett latches onto Pegasus, thinking she has Miyu-Rider, but Miyu-Rider uses her weapon to throw the woman into the ground. Bazett removes her coat and tie, realizing what Miyu has done. Miyu asks about Luvia and Rin, and upon hearing that they are buried in the rubble, Miyu-Rider removes her blindfold as Rin races to the surface, worried that a Nobel Phantasm is the worst thing to use against Bazett. Sapphire begs Miyu not to attack as Bazett stands at the ready, having apparently analyzed what Miyu will do and how to counter it.

Thoughts/Review:

Wow! That was one incredible episode.  On one hand, I know that nothing is going to happen to Ilya, Miyu, and no doubt Kuro. On the other hand, I’m very interested to see how this fight gets resolved because at the moment, it doesn’t look good for our little heroines.

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Silver Link did something kind of clever. While doing a traditional flashback at the beginning of the episode to say, “previously, on ‘Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!’,” they then proceeded to do a different kind of stage setting. We went back to Miyu and her quest for mizuyoukan for Luvia, and we got to see Liz and Sella have a cameo when Sella discovers Kuro and Ilya are missing.  This was a nice way to reset the stage for what was to come next.

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Until Ruby mentioned it in this episode, I had not questioned the fact that in the first series, Rin already had the Archer card and Luvia had the Lancer card (if I recall correctly). I had presumed that Rin and Luvia had captured these two cards, or they had been acquired somehow by the Mage Association.  Learning that Bazett is the one who captured them begs the question of why Lord Zelretch removed her from the case.  That then leads to why someone else decided to have her steal the cards. I understand there’s a power struggle, but who’s behind it and why?

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From the episode’s beginning, there was blatant, “Don’t hit Bazett with big attacks because it’ll be bad!” The question is, “Why?” I’m sure I’m about to find out, but if Ilya came close to beating Bazett, then she’s not 100% invulnerable. Dropping the magical equivalent of a nuke on Bazett seems like a winner. So what kind of cheat does she have to let her get out of that unscathed?  It did appear that Bazett is able to quickly analyze and thus formulate proper counters to massive attacks, but still, that just just smacks of being over powered.

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Not that I’m complaining, mind you. Bazett is a badarse and a half.  Yeah, she was holding back, but she still gut-punched Ilya hard. I swear, when that happened, I really waned Iri to suddenly show up like some angry mama bear and go ape-s*** on Bazett. That would have been awesomeness. (Did Iri leave last episode? I don’t remember.)

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Anyway, the next best thing would have been Miyu kicking Bazett’s arse as Rider, but the writers kept slapping me in the face with, “Big attacks on Bazett fail, especially Nobel Phantasm attacks!” So I expect Miyu to get her arse handed to her next episode. Assuming that happens, at least Miyu got some licks in on Bazett, forcing that monster to take off her jacket.

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Rin is on the way and seems to have done something to Bazett. What, I couldn’t say, but I got the feeling that she did something. It would have to be in that attack she did, which seemed to have failed. I want to say some kind of delayed spell, but the magic in the Fate multiverse isn’t spell casting for the most part. The only other thing I can think of is that Rin has another curse up her sleeve, but if that’s the case, then why didn’t she activate it when she attacked? So I really don’t know what, if anything, Rin could have done to Bazett.

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Finally, there was Caren’s (Karen) cameo. It seems as if the Church is aware of what’s going on, but she’s not going to be involved. If that’s the case, then was her cameo just filler, or has the ground been broken for something she’s to do in future?

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In the end, a very enjoyable episode, with some nice action sequences. I’m very interested to see how Bazett gets overcome.

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10 Responses to “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! – 09 (Time to kick some little girls’ arses!)”

  1. Gore17 says:

    Lbhe fgvyy nffhzvat gung gurl’yy birepbzr Onmrgg. Adorable. ^-^

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      That’s true. Pbafvqrevat Vyln, Zvlh, naq rira Xheb ner gur urebvarf, V’z cerfhzvat gurl’yy jva va gur raq.

  2. This is totally going to turn into a defeat means friendship scenario… just because Bazett isn’t really a villain in the Fate series.

  3. Farray says:

    I found a hotspot. It’s raining a lot in Asia, damn it. ^_^

    Seems like Silver Link had to stretch and extend things this episode. They covered everything from the manga till the first half of chapter 15. Kuro’s fight and Miyu’s fight were extended (so was the flashback of Bazett killing Black Archer) and all the scenes at the beginning with Miyu, Caren, Sella and Liz weren’t in the manga. They serve as good filler though and it seems like Silver Link had too much screen time left, else they wouldn’t have put in such a long recap like they did in the first season. I already suspected at the beginning of the season that they will end the anime with chapter 16, since there is a huge cliffhanger at the end of this chapter.

    I had presumed that Rin and Luvia had captured these two cards, or they had been acquired somehow by the Mage Association.

    I don’t remember how it was in the anime, but the first scene in the manga was Rin and Luvia arriving in Japan. It wasn’t exactly stated, but it seemed like the cards, as well as the sticks, were given to them by Zelretch.

    Learning that Bazett is the one who captured them begs the question of why Lord Zelretch removed her from the case. That then leads to why someone else decided to have her steal the cards. I understand there’s a power struggle, but who’s behind it and why?

    Good questions. Honestly though, Zelretch is known to be a big troll, else he wouldn’t have given Luvia and Rin the annoying kaleidosticks. As I mentioned last year, they were given a mission that required teamwork to discipline them, since these two didn’t stop fighting and destroyed large parts of the Clock Tower and injured many uninvolved people as well.

    As for the power struggle… well, that is a common thing in the Association. There are several big families and departments in the Association who seek more power and influence, like the Archibalds or the Barthomelois. When Bazett was dispatched to Japan to participate in the 5th Grail War, she quickly got rid, that means killed, another member who was supposed to act as an observer, because he was from an enemy faction. The Fraga family is a very new family in the Association, Bazett’s parents were against her entrance.

    From the episode’s beginning, there was blatant, “Don’t hit Bazett with big attacks because it’ll be bad!” The question is, “Why?”,

    Well… you will find out why next episode. I’m honestly baffled and confused why Sapphire didn’t tell Miyu earlier not to use a Noble Phantasm. She told Miyu just as Miyu was about to unleash her Bellerophon-strengthened Pegasus charge.

    Lbh pna nyernql svaq bhg jung ure nggnpx vf, vs lbh tbbtyr ‘Nafjrere’ ogj. V’z fher Eva jvyy svavfu ure fragrapr arkg rcvfbqr. Orpnhfr vs fbzrbar hfrf na rkgerzryl cbjreshy nggnpx ntnvafg Onmrgg…

    uggc://ongb.gb/ernq/_/61560/sngrxnyrvq-yvare-cevfzn%R2%98%86vyyln-2jrv_i02_pu15_ol_fhvznfra-fpnaf/16

    Hu bu, Zvlh…

    (Did Iri leave last episode? I don’t remember.)

    Nah, Iri’s still there, she’s just busy doing something else.

    About Miyu-Rider:

    Since it’s probably a long time, here’s an explanation of Rider’s Noble Phantasm.

    Bellerophon is solely the golden bridle and the whip that allows her to completely control a divine beast and removes any limit of the beast. It’s a unique Noble Phantasm for a Rider class, as FSN-Rider doesn’t possess a creature as a Noble Phantasm, she can summon the Pegasus because of her past. It’s not as strong as a fully charged Excalibur, but elsewise it heavily boosts magical and physical defense, as well as speed and offense and the charge is probably strong enough to completely destroy a big skyscraper.

    The other unique power from Rider’s past Miyu used was Ploryr, Zrqhfn’f Zlfgvp Rlrf bs Crgevsvpngvba. Gurl ner bs bar bs gur uvturfg Aboyr Pbybef, Wrjry pynff, gb or rknpg. Evqre bayl hfrf gurz vs fur vf pbearerq ol gur rarzrl, fur hfhnyyl frnyf gurz jvgu ure oyvaqsbyq Aboyr Cunagnfz, Oernxre Tbetba. Vs lbh cynlrq SFA be ernq SM, lbh jvyy abgvpr gung nyy Freinagf ner tvira cnenzrgref (rknzcyr Fnore: uggc://vzt.cubgbohpxrg.pbz/nyohzf/i26/cebsrffbefpvffbef/YC/sngr-fnore.cat).

    Abj rirelbar jubfr Znan cnenzrgre vf enax P be ybjre jvyy or vzzrqvngryl crgevsvrq ol Evqre’f rlrf naq gubfr jub unir enax O znl fgvyy or crgevsvrq, be abg, vg qrcraqf ba gur fvghngvba. Gubfr jub nera’g crgevsvrq jvyy fgvyy fhssre n qrohss gung erqhprf rirel cnenzrgre ol bar enax. Vg’f n qrinfgngvat novyvgl gung jvyy sbe fher qrsrng na rarzl vs ur be fur vf pnhtug bssthneq. Ubjrire, vs gurl nyernql xabj nobhg gur rlrf naq ner cercnerq, gur rssrpg jvyy or yrff fgebatre.

    Vg jbhyq unir gb or va gung nggnpx fur qvq, juvpu frrzrq gb unir snvyrq. V jnag gb fnl fbzr xvaq bs qrynlrq fcryy, ohg gur zntvp va gur Sngr zhygvirefr vfa’g fcryy pnfgvat sbe gur zbfg cneg.

    Spellcasting does exist actually, it’s just that it takes too long, which will get you killed immediately. FSN-Caster, as a magus from the Age of Gods, spoke High Speed Divine Language, which allowed her to cast spells almost instantly.

    Lbh ner npghnyyl ba gur evtug genpx. Qrynlrq fcryyf qb xvaq bs rkvfg. Eva fgberq ynetr znan erfreirf naq N enax fcryyf va ure wrjryf va SFA. Vg’f n havdhr novyvgl bs Wrjry Zntvp, juvpu obgu Eva naq Yhivn hfr, gung nyybjf gurz gb vafgnagyl eryrnfr fcryyf naq uhtr znan jvgubhg zhpu pnfgvat gvzr. Eva hfrq n wrjry jvgu n enax N jvaq fcryy ntnvafg Fnore evtug ng gur ortvaavat bs SFA sbe vafgnapr.

    What I also want to note is that this is the first time I actually saw Kuro casually transform into Archer. It kinda looked like Dracula showing up. ^_^ What annoyed me in this episode was Ilya who kept saying she must fight Bazett because of the cards they collected, when she said it maybe once in the manga. She really must fight Bazett because Bazett hurt her friends, though of course Bazett getting the Archer card would probably kill Kuro.

    Oh, and you can’t use a trick against Bazett twice. I think she made that clear, when Kuro and Ilya tried their tricks against her. I wonder why Ilya didn’t try to fight in the air though. I don’t think Bazett can fly.

    Silver Link also used quite a lot of CG this episode. Miyu and the Pegasus were a bit too much for my taste, but it didn’t look super awful, so I’m fine with that.

    Well, that’s it for now. I’m still away for a week, I’ll probably show up again at the same time. ^_^

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      As always, thanks a ton for the great info. ^_^

      Honestly though, Zelretch is known to be a big troll, else he wouldn’t have given Luvia and Rin the annoying kaleidosticks. As I mentioned last year, they were given a mission that required teamwork to discipline them, since these two didn’t stop fighting and destroyed large parts of the Clock Tower and injured many uninvolved people as well.

      Oh yeah, I’d forgotten about that.

      As for the power struggle… well, that is a common thing in the Association. There are several big families and departments in the Association who seek more power and influence, like the Archibalds or the Barthomelois.

      Yeah, I’d forgotten about the family elements. ^_^;

      Nah, Iri’s still there, she’s just busy doing something else.

      I still think it would be awesome for Iri to show up and bring the pain (if possible).

      I’ll have to write more later. Kinda got swamped.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Spellcasting does exist actually, it’s just that it takes too long, which will get you killed immediately.

      That’s why they need a warrior to protect them while casting, much like the system in Negima!. ^_~

      Lbh ner npghnyyl ba gur evtug genpx. Qrynlrq fcryyf qb xvaq bs rkvfg. Eva fgberq ynetr znan erfreirf naq N enax fcryyf va ure wrjryf va SFA. Vg’f n havdhr novyvgl bs Wrjry Zntvp, juvpu obgu Eva naq Yhivn hfr, gung nyybjf gurz gb vafgnagyl eryrnfr fcryyf naq uhtr znan jvgubhg zhpu pnfgvat gvzr. Eva hfrq n wrjry jvgu n enax N jvaq fcryy ntnvafg Fnore evtug ng gur ortvaavat bs SFA sbe vafgnapr.

      You know, I was never quite sure if gur wrjryf jrer whfg cbjre/raretl ohefgf, be jrer npghnyyl fcryyf. Thanks for the clarification. ^_^

      What annoyed me in this episode was Ilya who kept saying she must fight Bazett because of the cards they collected, when she said it maybe once in the manga. She really must fight Bazett because Bazett hurt her friends, though of course Bazett getting the Archer card would probably kill Kuro.

      Not having read the manga, I wasn’t phased by that. I actually thought it was Ilya trying to force herself to overcome her injuries by constantly reminding herself of her reasons.

      Silver Link also used quite a lot of CG this episode. Miyu and the Pegasus were a bit too much for my taste, but it didn’t look super awful, so I’m fine with that.

      Yeah, I didn’t have a problem with any of that.

      Well, that’s it for now. I’m still away for a week, I’ll probably show up again at the same time. ^_^

      Have fun. ^_^

    • InCasePeopleWantToSpoilThemselves says:

      It took me way too much time to realise you are using Caesar’s cipher to hide spoilers.

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        Sorry about that. I do mention ROT13 regarding spoilers, but that text shows up for new comments. When one is reading through or replying to other comments, it is hard to tell how this is being ciphered.

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