Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04 (Loli, ecchi overdose.)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! Episode 04 REVIEW
Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ 3rei!!
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04The exhausted Ilya joins Tanaka and Gil before being greeted by Kuro and Bazett. Ilya passes out, waking up in this world’s version of her school in the nurse station. Bazett informs her she’s aware of what happened, thanks to Tanaka and Gil. Bazett also informs Ilya that this is the base she and Kuro established. Tanaka enters in her underwear, excited to see Ilya. Ilya is surprised that Tanaka’s injuries are healed. Gil arrives with a gym outfit for Tanaka to wear. Afterward, Kuro holds a briefing in one of the classrooms to explain that they are in Miyu’s world and that the time of their arrival is different.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04Bazett gives Ilya the Saber, Lancer, and Rider Class Cards to counter the Thor Berserker and Gilgamesh Archer Class Cards owned by Beatrice and Angelica. Gil has Kirei deliver ramen, but he delivers his normal, spicy mapo. Ilya passes on eating and wanders the school, ending up on the roof. Kuro joins her and challenges the depressed Ilya to a fight. Ilya is forced to use her three new Class Cards to defeat Kuro. Kuro reminds Ilya that the feelings Ilya has now of loneliness and fear are what Miyu experienced coming to their world. With that, Kuro deep snogs Ilya a while to recharge. Kuro reassures Ilya in their quest to save Miyu.

Thoughts/Review:

And so we have the ecchi return to the series. 🙄  I really had hoped that based on the first three episodes, the ecchi stuff would just be put on the shelf. After all, this series seems strong enough to me to not need that cheap crap.

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Seriously, I don’t like this ecchi stuff. It is pure fap material and in my mind, belongs in a hentai title. At least in a hentai title, you’d get a finish. Here, the excessive ecchi content is like the start of a hentai title that then leaves you blue, if you get my meaning. And for me, it makes me uncomfortable because I’m absolutely not watching Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! for ecchi fanservice.

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Ranting aside, lets move onto the story and comedy elements.

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I loved seeing Kuro-sensei. Her exposition provided some much needed information while at the same time delivering some humorous elements. We had Tanaka as the cliched dumb and hungry student sleeping through class. Gil-kun is the cliched student punk who doesn’t care about rules or such. Ilya represented the studious student. I’m not sure what Bazett represented, other than to provide comedy for her being too big for the desks.

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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04

Kuro’s briefing confirmed what we already knew — that a chunk of real estate from their world exchanged with Miyu’s world. The new element of this equation is that even though Ilya and company were grabbed at the same time, they arrived on this world at different times. As such, it is possible that Rin, Luvia, and Sapphire haven’t arrived yet, explaining why we haven’t seen them.

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It surprised me when Kuro attacked Ilya. That said, I quickly figured out what Kuro’s game was regarding snapping Ilya out of it. In addition, Kuro forcing Ilya to be serious gave Ilya training in using her new Rider, Saber, and Lancer cards. It seems clear that when Ilya installs the card, she knows the identity of the cards in question.

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So Ilya has Caster, Rider, Saber, and Lancer for sure. Kuro has the Shirou Archer Class Card. That leaves Assassin and Berserker. Does Ilya have those cards too or did the Ainsworth get them from Miyu?

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I like seeing Ilya in the different Heroic Spirit costumes. I’d seen some promo artwork showing Ilya as the different classes, so it is nice to see her going through them. And now that she can rapidly switch out installs, Ilya should become a decent fighter. Interesting that Ilya’s Saber outfit is different from Miyu’s.

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Tanaka is still as mysterious and humorous as ever. We don’t know anything about her, other than she’s able to take a blow from an insanely powerful Nobel Phantasm liked Mjölnir and only feel pain from it rather than be killed and the body obliterated. She loves food, she loves sleep, she is impervious to cold, and she’s stupidly funny. 

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Finally, Bazett had a conversation with Gil regarding the Class Cards. I hate that the writers opted for him to do the, “I’ll give you a little bit of information, but the rest I’m not going to tell you, even though it would help you, because reasons.” Still, it is interesting to learn that the Ainsworth created the Class Cards to be able to control a portion of the power of a Heroic Spirit without their consent.

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In the end, outside of the nasty, ecchi stuff, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04 is a pretty good episode.

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16 Responses to “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 04 (Loli, ecchi overdose.)”

  1. Aumanor says:

    Two questions regarding post formating here: how do you quote and is it possible to make a fragment of text (like a single word) into a hyperlink?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      In order to quote, wrap quoted text in <blockquote>Quoted text here.</blockquote>

      In order to link a word, use <a href=”http://URL”>linked-word</a>

  2. Mattcgw says:

    Take notes, Akamatsu-Sensei this is how you execute Uber Ecchi fanservice.

  3. Geburah san says:

    About Gil behavior about giving info, Its Gil personality. He often leave hints to follow but never tells the answer direclty. You could think of him of someone who mostly watches on the sidelines eating popcorn while enjoying how the “play” develops.

    On Fate zero for example thats exactly what he does with Kirei. He quickly realizes Kirei’s true nature, amused that Kirei himself isnt aware, but instead telling him directly he just leads him into that realization enjoying how things develop meanwhile

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      That’s true. However, there are a lot of writers who like to have a character that knows all the answers the good guy needs, but they won’t have that character give up the information because it would all but end the story. So their reasons for not spilling the beans usually make my eyes roll.

      I do understand that this is part of Gilgamesh’s persona, even as Gil-kun, but any more, anytime I encounter the, “I’ve got information you need, but I’m not giving it to you,” I can’t help but have a negative reaction. 😛

  4. andmeuths says:

    It’s really a shame that Silver Link chooses to make the story niche by emphasizing on the Loli Bait aspects of the show. Because there’s a genuinely very well told story here, that, in many ways is the Coming of age of a child into the world of the Magus – her understandable fears and hesitation, and coming to terms with it. The battle with Kuro is just yet another step, in the greatest trial Illya has yet faced.

    Here’s a thought. Given that Kuro was Illya’s pre-programmed self as a Homonoculi Magus sealed away, for Illya to ask Kuro to stay with her forever, Illya is essentially asking the part of her that represented her original self as a Magus to be by her side. Essentially embracing it, to a particular extent, as a necessary part of her. It’s a contrast to and a dramatic development out from the beginning of 2wei, and in the first series, where Illya shirked away from the Magus nature buried within her.

    Also, the purple winter coat seems to be a deliberate shout-out to the Fate/Stay Night version of Illya.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I haven’t read the source manga, so I don’t know how much ecchi stuff is there. I’m thinking a fair amount. I don’t know if the anime extends that out or not.

      Because there’s a genuinely very well told story here, that, in many ways is the Coming of age of a child into the world of the Magus – her understandable fears and hesitation, and coming to terms with it.

      Absolutely. That’s a major part of the appeal for me. Plus, the story as a whole and this alt Fate universe is rather interesting.

      I agree with your analysis on Ilya and Kuro. They are two halves of the same person and now they’ve truly gelled. Now, aside from the ecchi snog, they are truly like sisters.

      Also, the purple winter coat seems to be a deliberate shout-out to the Fate/Stay Night version of Illya.

      Oh yeah. I noticed that without noticing it. I remember the coat seemed familiar to me, but I didn’t put it all together until you mentioned it here. I think I simply attributed it to some artwork I’d seen of Ilya.

  5. ctrn says:

    Shirou Archer Class Card

    Some people would call it EMIYA Archer Class Card haha.

    that then leaves you blue

    It reminds me of this Blue Spheres haha

    Also, I think the anime staff put the ecchi loli bait now, because it will be very hard to do that later…. unless they interlap it adding unrelated to the plot scenes/episodes.

    Not that they can’t leave it out at all…. it sells apparently. It’s the sad truth.

    • Aumanor says:

      The good news is that given that there’s eight episodes left in the season, the average chapter-episode ratio thus far and where the natural stopping point is in the manga, there’s really, reeeeaaally, REALLY no time at all to squeeze in anime-original content (read: loli bait). So after the next episode we will take a long break from borderline porn fanservice in favour of he other kind of fanservice. Note that I said after the next episode. Sigh.

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        What is the chapter-episode ratio to date?

        So after the next episode we will take a long break from borderline porn fanservice in favour of he other kind of fanservice. Note that I said after the next episode. Sigh.

        Ugh. 🙁

        • Aumanor says:

          What is the chapter-episode ratio to date?

          Slightly over 2:1. 1st episode added some original material covered the end of the last chapter of 2wei! and went partway through the first chapter of 3rei! (Should be noted that the first chpter was 37 pages long compared to the normal 25). 2nd episode finished the first chapter and covered the second and third. Episode 3, the most action-heavy one thus far, clocked in at 3 chapters, going up to 6th, and 4th covered 2, bringing us to manga chapter 8. The natural break point between seasons I mentionned, by the way, is either the end of chapter 29 or the end of chapter 30.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Some people would call it EMIYA Archer Class Card haha.

      Yeah, that would be accurate. I guess I should as well.

      Also, I think the anime staff put the ecchi loli bait now, because it will be very hard to do that later…. unless they interlap it adding unrelated to the plot scenes/episodes.

      Not that they can’t leave it out at all…. it sells apparently. It’s the sad truth.

      I don’t know how much of that exists in the original manga. If there’s a lot of it that continues on as the story progresses, then I’d expect it to show up in the anime as well.

  6. Geburah san says:

    Without being too spoilerish these moments of concentrated fanservice are due to the plot becoming quite dark in the future, making it hard to insert it later. They still manage to insert some jokes here and there though.

    At least they didnt use the original Fate “mana transfer” I think theres more than a few doujinshi already using that theme featuring Illya “restoring” Kuro’s mana lurking on the web

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      They still manage to insert some jokes here and there though.

      I imagine so.

      At least they didnt use the original Fate “mana transfer” I think theres more than a few doujinshi already using that theme featuring Illya “restoring” Kuro’s mana lurking on the web

      😆 Yes, no doubt.

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