Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02 (Comedy and plot, a winning combo.)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! Episode 02 REVIEW
Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ 3rei!!
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02The short, red hair girl who’d helped kidnap Miyu prepares to attack Tanaka and Ilya. Ilya gets Tanaka to flee, so the girl, who has loaded the Berserker card, throws a card in their path. She introduced herself as Beatrice Flowerchild of the Ainsworth, but is called away before she can kill Ilya and Tanaka. The two make their way into town and stop at a ramen shop, where Ilya is forced to eat mapo tofu against her will. She has no money, but is saved with Gil shows up to eat. Gil is amused by Ilya’s plan to rescue Miyu and Tanaka’s goal of destroying the Ainsworth. As such, he agrees to help him since he has his own business with the Ainsworth.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02Gil’s stash isn’t as vast as it once was, but he produces the artifact Vimana, a large cloth. As long as they hold it, they will be invisible, but loud noises they make will still be heard as well as any smells they produce. The trio make their way to the giant crater, where they pass through a barrier in the center. The barren, snowy crater becomes a nice, green place with a large castle. They see the tall girl who’d attacked Ilya before emerge from a side door. They get inside undetected, where they find a prison cell. Inside is Miyu’s older brother, who’s sad because Miyu has been captured. Ilya speaks of Ilya, giving him some relief. Ilya wants to rescue him, but the tall girl returns in her Gilgamesh armor. As such, Gil has to respond to her challenge.

Thoughts/Review:

And so we come to Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02, which had a lot more comedy in it than I had expected while pushing the plot forward.

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As I had previously stated, Tanaka is taking on all of the comedy stuff with Ilya doing the comebacks to whatever thing Tanaka says. I like Tanaka and her ignorant but brilliant stupidity.

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I keep expecting Tanaka to do something incredible to show herself to be ultra powerful. Or rather, give me some sign that she’s powerful. That did not happen. Now that I think about it, I’m OK with her the way she is for now. However, I do hope that we start seeing some character development for Tanaka in the near future.

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In this episode, Tanaka wasn’t the only comedic element. I laughed out loud when I saw Kirei (or what looked like Kirei, and was voiced by Kirei’s seiyuu) running the ramen restaurant. The fact that his ramen shop only makes mapo tofu is even funnier. The fact that he charges outrageous rates is funny. And the fact that he demanded Ilya pay the bill is funny. I hope he shows up again.

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Having Gil show up was unexpected. However, it gives the defenseless Ilya and the brilliantly stupid Tanaka some needed protection. I like how Gil’s reasons for helping Ilya and Tanaka fit with the Gilgamesh persona. Plus, he called Ilya “oneechan,” which she loved. 😉

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I still don’t know whom the Asuna-looking chick is, but I think I understand why she has armor that looks like Gilgamesh’s. As such, I’m rather interested in her upcoming fight with Gil. I get the feeling that it could turn out to be quite humorous.

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Then there’s Beatrice Flowerchild. Her use of a Berserker card is different in that she’s not making full use of it. Considering Beatrice’s personality, Berserker kinda makes sense. However, she still appears to wield Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir. I don’t know why she only has a giant arm though. Is the Heroic Spirit of Beatrice’s Class Card actually Thor? That would be interesting, especially since Fate/Zero had Hercules.

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I hope that Ilya gets Ruby back soon, or at the least, the ability to tap into her magic girl powers. So far, things have been OK with Ilya just being helpless and such, but I want Ilya to have some powers and abilities to be able to defend herself.

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Finally, looks like we now know why Miyu called Shirou “oniichan.” Shirou of the alternate world does appear to be Shirou. And Miyu is the Holy Grail, which fits with some of my feelings about her.

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In the end, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02 was a funny episode that also helped push plot forward some. So far, a good start to this new series.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02

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17 Responses to “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 02 (Comedy and plot, a winning combo.)”

  1. Aumanor says:

    So there has been a number of changes in relation to the original manga. Could be that they’re cutting down on material to save time, but I find their choice of scenes to be rather interesting. Many changes are minor, like one or two sentences, but there has also been one pretty big one. Seems like they’re mostly cutting out foreshadowing for several future events and/or reveals. If you don’t consider it spoilers, Astro, I could make a quick list of cuts and what originally went there.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      To be safe, use the spoiler markers (the code will be in the block of text above the block to right comments). I am interested. ^_^

      • Aumanor says:

        Alright, let’s start from the very beginning of the season.

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        I’ll get to the rest after I catch some sleep, it’s pretty late over here.

      • Aumanor says:

        Sorry for the delay. Diving right back into the manga/anime comparison,

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        Aaaand, that’s it for those two episodes. Might do it again if any changes crop up in the future. To finish the post, here’s a bit of trivia: Kirei working as a chef, or more specifically, his choice of a dish is a refence to a notorious scene from the Heaven’s Feel route of Fate/Stay Night involving him and mapo tofu. You’ll probably see it when the movies finally come out.

        • Aumanor says:

          Oh, and Gilgamesh doesn’t call the cloth Vimana, he mentions that getting to the center of the crater would be much easier if he had it. Vimana was the strange flying ship he used in Fate/Zero and 2wei!. As to what exactly the cloth is, we won’t learn till quite a bit later, though it is possible to make an educated guess. Again the manga gives a bit more of a hint as Gil says that this isn’t the way or form in which it is meant to be used. But then again, it’s not too important.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Sorry for the delay. Diving right back into the manga/anime comparison

          No problem. ^_^

          And thanks for the detailed info. That’s interesting stuff.

          To finish the post, here’s a bit of trivia: Kirei working as a chef, or more specifically, his choice of a dish is a refence to a notorious scene from the Heaven’s Feel route of Fate/Stay Night involving him and mapo tofu. You’ll probably see it when the movies finally come out.

          I’m looking forward to that now. 😀

  2. ctrn says:

    I’m not going to spoil anything. But so far, is good; and in my opinion this part of the plot has a better pacing than the manga.

    Just one thing Astro: Hercules is the berserker from Fate/Stay “Insert storyline”. Fate/Zero had another berserker:

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    I am wondering why didn’t the author (at this point at least) make some kind of hint or relation with the berserker Servant and Illya, as it is her companion on the original story/universe.

    Plus, it always reminds me of the “bersercar” of Carnival Phantasm. Hilarious. (I recommend it, as I watched it without knowing almost anything from the other Nasuverse elements, apart from the original Fate anime and the non-existant Tsukihime anime, and I still enjoyed it.)

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I am wondering why didn’t the author (at this point at least) make some kind of hint or relation with the berserker Servant and Illya, as it is her companion on the original story/universe.

      Well, Beatrice is with the Ainsworth and she has the Berserker Class Card. Miyu is held by the Ainsworth and she’s the Ilya of this Earth. I think that could be the nod to the original Ilya/Berserker connection.

      Plus, it always reminds me of the “bersercar” of Carnival Phantasm. Hilarious.

      😆 Oh, that was awesome.

      (I recommend it, as I watched it without knowing almost anything from the other Nasuverse elements, apart from the original Fate anime and the non-existant Tsukihime anime, and I still enjoyed it.)

      Did you catch my review of the series?

      http://anime.astronerdboy.com/2015/12/carnival-phantasm-review.html

  3. Aki says:

    So the Kirie of this world basically found peqce and meaning to life due to mapo tofu.

  4. Geburah san says:

    As long as you dont want to leave without paying, hes a relatively decent guy there xD

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    Also about Gil kid manga version explanation of his “nerfed” state

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