Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08 (Now lean forward & choke yourself!)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! Episode 08 REVIEW
Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ 3rei!!
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08As Darius uses a bird to observe the changes outside his protective magic dome, magic teddy bear Ilya attempts to elude the controlled Luvia and Rin. Ilya’s attacks have very little power. Making matters worse is that Rin and Luvia have nameless Class Cards to use shadow weapons and shields. As the battle rages above, Erika decides that she wants to change the clothing on Ilya’s physical body and starts cutting off her clothing. Meanwhile, Rin and Luvia blast a hole that causes Ilya-bear to fall into Erika’s room. Rin and Luvia follow as Angelica enters the room to see what is going on. Angelica is surprised that Ilya-bear can move, so she threatens Ilya’s body with physical harm.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08Eventually, Angelica destroys the teddy bear body, but Ilya manages to get the head to target a seal on her physical body, allowing her soul to return. Ilya transforms to a magic girl, but is quickly expelled from Erika’s room thanks to the Ainsworth Flash Air magic, which displaces things magically. As Kuro and Bazett get a reluctant Gil-kun to help them plan a rescue for Ilya, Angelica schools Ilya on how Flash Air works, allowing Angelica to choke Ilya with her hand from a distance. Angelica explains to Ilya that they are trying to save a dying world, thus they must sacrifice Miyu in order to do this. Gil-kun gives this same explanation to Kuro and Bazett, asking them if they are willing to become evil to save Ilya.

Thoughts/Review:

Well, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08 certainly had an interesting twist on things. I like it.

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Darius using a bird to scout the coastline is a nifty skill. It isn’t a new skill in terms of the fantasy genre. I’ve been (slowly) reading the Lord of the Rings books again for the first time in years, and there are passages regarding birds being used as spies. But here, Darius isn’t simply using the bird as a spy, it appears he’s seeing things through the eyes of the bird.

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Finally, we get some explanation about Miyu’s Earth. All of the mana is drying up and the Earth has tilted off its axis. Thus the reason it is snowing in Japan during summer.

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Thus, we get a shift of perspective on the Ainsworth. Instead of being some kind of power mad clan, Darius is trying to save the world that is on the verge of dying. Thus for him, Angelica, and the others of the Ainsworth family, sacrificing Miyu is acceptable. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.

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That being said, I have not forgotten the rape-like experience Darius is putting Miyu through. The world being at stake or not, I don’t see any justification for putting her through what she’s being put through. She or her brother Shirou, who’s been imprisoned.

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But Ilya doesn’t know about how Miyu is being treated. Miyu is basically the princess locked in the tower on top of everything else. So I can understand how Ilya learning this news of the world’s imminent death from Angelica would cause Ilya to question things. Ilya isn’t that old and it is easy to be conned by emotional but seemingly logical reasoning.

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I don’t believe that Darius is right though. For starters, I suspect that the Ainsworth might be the cause of the planetary destruction they claim to be trying to fix. Whether I’m right or wrong there, the Ainsworth solution is likely not the only solution. I’m guessing sacrificing Miyu is the easiest path to the solution since Miyu is a version of the Holy Grail.

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One thing I like about Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! is that there is a logical, story-specific reason for the villains to keep Ilya alive. Ilya is another Holy Grail, so I can understand why Darius wouldn’t want her harmed. I can understand why he (and thus Angelica) will tolerate a certain amount of flack from Ilya. At the moment, Ilya isn’t strong enough to defeat the Ainsworth.

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I like how Gil-kun understood the situation with Ilya, even though he frustrated Kuro and Bazett in the process. 😆 Gil-kun is hilarious. I certainly like him better than Gilgamesh. Gil-kun may be a punk, but he doesn’t have that element that makes me dislike him.

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I have to admit, I am a little disappointed that Ilya’s magic plushie form wasn’t that powerful. OK, I concede this lack of power isn’t unexpected. Indeed, the primary purpose for the lack of power is to add to the comedic elements of Ilya attempting to elude Rin and Luvia. That said, I had hoped that Ilya’s magic giving her the power to make her plushie form move would be strong enough to make her more formidable once she used Sapphire.

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Another explanation this episode gave us is the Cards that Angelica has been using. Once Rin and Luvia started using them, we learned that these aren’t Class Cards in the sense that there is a Heroic Spirit with said spirit’s Noble Phantasms and such. Instead, there’s no Heroic Spirit attached to the card, but some kind of pseudo Noble Phantasm in the form of weapons or shields.

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Ilya’s getting her own body back is a good thing. I’m glad that didn’t go on for a long time. It gives the loli fanservice done to Ilya’s body a justification so that Ilya could see the seal and target it. 🙄 Oh well. All’s well that ends well.

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Another explanation given in this information packed episode is the Ainsworth magic. I’m surprised that Sapphire seemed so disdainful of this Flash Air magic technique. She called it low-level magic, yet the Ainsworth use it to massive effect. It is used as teleportation magic. That’s a major ability to come from such low level magic. As Angela showed, there’s no place that someone can go to get away from her.

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Plus, unless I misunderstood, this Flash Air displacement magic is used for the Ainsworth to take control over folks, removing their souls and implanting subservient personas. That’s another incredible use of low level magic.

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This is why I’m surprised at Sapphire’s attitude. Why wouldn’t the mages from Ilya’s world be using this kind of displacement magic to the same effect as the Ainsworth? Or maybe they didn’t see the possibilities that the Ainsworth did.

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When do we get Rin and Luvia back on the good guy’s side?

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Finally, Gil-kun had an interesting proposal for Kuro and Bazett – become the villains to save Ilya. His devious look means he’s up to something, but in a sense, he’s right. I still think the Ainsworth are wrong, but that means stopping the Ainsworth plan to save the world.

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In the end, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08 is an excellent episode, providing some humor, but also providing some exposition in a good way. The twist on whether the Ainsworth are truly evil or not and whether the ends justify the means is another interesting development in the story.

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23 Responses to “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 08 (Now lean forward & choke yourself!)”

  1. worldendDominator says:

    You wrote Rin instead of Ilya in the second sentence. Also, you keep misspelling “Noble”.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Ugh. Thanks for the corrections. I’m surprised that’s all that was wrong, considering how difficult and late it was when I was writing this.

  2. ha ha ha yes, It’s all going down from here to the end of the season, (episode 12) though I have no idea how they will fit 11ish chapters in 4 episodes unless they do massive cuts, But for what we do get if my calculations are correct , We get some dang good stuff Fateservice , reveals, and return of some old friends 😀 I also loved seeing that image of the earth being crushed into the grail, I remember it as one of my favorite scenes from the manga so seeing it animated was a real treat.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I have no idea how they will fit 11ish chapters in 4 episodes unless they do massive cuts

      I wondered about that in this episode as there was a lot of comedy stuff that could have been axed for story. They didn’t need to do as much Rin and Luvia chasing Ilya-plushie if they are going to be pressed for time.

      • All that comedy is in the manga, So you could say they are a faithful adaptation lol however i wish they did not show the first minute of the end of last episode in the beginning, and could have used it for something else, But they ended on a smart note.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Yeah, I’ve noticed the recap stuff at the beginning of the last couple of episodes or so has been rather lengthy. You only kill time like that when your episode isn’t running long enough.

  3. NullApostle says:

    Concerning the Ainsworth magic, keep in mind their epithet – Counterfeiter.

  4. ctrn says:

    I’m guessing that we will have an epic cliffhanger in the ending… and I don’t know but maybe an announcement of another cur for drei? Movie? (unlikely). I don’t think that the flashback arc will be adapted in this season.

    • I’m trying to figure which part would be the best cliffhanger spot lol (if you have some ideas use the spoiler tag cause i don’t know how to do that)

      And yeah I think they could make the Flashback arc a movie if they condensed it, maybe as a taste of things to come in the Heaven’s Feel Trilogy heh

      • ctrn says:

        Yeah. I have some ideas but I think it is the best for Astro that we do not put them here. Even as tagged Spoilers. As the webadmin he must see what we put on there (for legal reasons I think) so we will be ruining his unpolluted enjoyment of this show (as he didn’t read/follow the manga). I really hate to be spoiled so I try to not do that to others.

        Also, I find interesting to read the opinions and thoughts of someone who doesn’t know what is going to happen. It gives me a new point of view and a richer experience (which is very difficult nowadays on Internet)

        • Ah good points, By the way do you know when the manga chapters come out?

          • ctrn says:

            I don’t know. There is a forum were some good people translate the chapters and sometimes upload beta versions for public proofreading, but I avoid it as they tend to Spoil everything with the raws before starting translating, and I believe that they have not a schedule or complete scanlating team. And I don’t remember if they make live tl on /a/ or not.
            So I check the aggregator sites looking when a new chapter pops up. And then I go to reading sites to download it.
            I don’t know if I can post links to other manga sites here.

          • Aumanor says:

            The first raws appear on Beast’s Lair after 25, and the first transltion is generally up by 28. The next chapter won’t be up until September, unfortunately, Hiroyama took a hiatus this month.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          As the webadmin he must see what we put on there (for legal reasons I think)

          Heh! I’d never thought about it from a legal sense, but I would need to at least look to make sure nothing bad was there. 😉

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        Spoiler tags are taking the word SPOILER and wrapping it in [], then closing it with /SPOILER which is also in [].

        [SPOILER]Type spoiler text here[/SPOILER]

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Since the manga is still ongoing and there’s apparently more than enough material for another season, then it wouldn’t surprise me if they do what you say — cliffhanger and a new season.

  5. Mattcgw says:

    I really liked the aerial shot, exemplary use of 3D to convey a scene, in a manner that 2D couldn’t.

  6. exof954 says:

    Yeah, this was a pretty fun episode on a lot of fronts. Illyabear, More sexy Ko-Gil (as Grand Order calls him) and last but not least action and plot.

    While it does seem to change things, I really don’t think it’s as clear-cut as it seems. There’s the fact of their enjoyment in Miyu’s torture, as you’ve mentioned, and also the fact that Tanaka seems hell-bent to defeat the Ainsworths- the fact that someone went so far as to give her that mission (and the power to complete it) at all costs says to me that there’s probably more to this picture than it seems.

    (Also, because I’ve read the manga. I’ve kinda forgotten a ton of stuff from this period in the show, for which I’m grateful, but it’s worth noting that some 20-40 manga chapters from here we still don’t know much about Tanaka.)

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      also the fact that Tanaka seems hell-bent to defeat the Ainsworths- the fact that someone went so far as to give her that mission (and the power to complete it) at all costs says to me that there’s probably more to this picture than it seems.

      Absolutely. However, Ilya isn’t thinking about those things. So I liked that the Ainsworth are working on Ilya’s young emotions to try to come off as the good guys. And from a certain perspective, they make a good argument. But they are still evil and the ends never justify the means for me.

  7. BFldyq says:

    This is why I’m surprised at Sapphire’s attitude. Why wouldn’t the mages from Ilya’s world be using this kind of displacement magic to the same effect as the Ainsworth? Or maybe they didn’t see the possibilities that the Ainsworth did.

    Well, for one thing, it’s not that useful for research purposes. For another, what the Ainsworth can do with it is very unusual, they’ve taken it far beyond what it’s normally capable of, where as other mages would simply use a different magic.

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