Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11 (Pest control!)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! Episode 11 REVIEW
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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11Shirou goes up against Angelica, but is unable to overcome her. Kuro joins him, learning new Archer skills by observing Shirou. As such, the two are able to defeat Angelica and cause the Gilgamesh Archer card to uninstall from her. Shirou attempts to launch himself at Julian. However, Sakura, with the Lancelot Berserker card installed, emerges from the black mud and severely injures him. Miyu races to help her oniichan, grabbing the Gilgamesh Archer Class Card. Sapphire gets kicked out as Miyu attacks. However, Sakura is not touched by the barrage of swords.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11Julian has Beatrice knock Shirou a long way away. Because the Gilgamesh Archer Card is taking over Miyu, Julian pulls it from Miyu and sends Sakura back to the mud by taking the guise of Shirou. Gil-kun arrives to take it from Julian. Beatrice finds herself quickly ensnared by Enkidu’s chains. The black mud covered Erika addresses Gil-kun, causing him to have insight into the Ainsworth plan. A stunned Gil-kun disappears after Beatrice breaks free and announces he’ll watch from the sideline. Meanwhile, the corrupted Heroic Spirits get stronger as Rin tries to heal Shirou. Kuro puts up a barrier as Ilya uses Saber Lily to attack with Excalibur.

Thoughts/Review:

Wow! The hits just keep on coming with Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11. Good freaking grief.

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Shirou Archer and Kuro

It is nice seeing a powerful Shirou here, going up against the more powerful Angelica. The episode allowed for a small reunion for Shirou and Miyu, which was nice. I was disappointed that Shirou didn’t speak his incantation to activate his Reality Marble in English. However, that’s a minor point.

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What I loved most about seeing Shirou in action was his team up with Kuro. I got the feeling that Kuro didn’t know Shirou is in fact the Archer Card within her. However, I got the feeling that she suspects. Further to that, I loved that Kuro became better just by observing how Shirou used his abilities. Without Kuro’s help, Shirou would never have defeated Angelica. More on that in a bit.

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Gilgamesh Archer Class Card

If it does nothing else, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11 shows just how truly strong the Gilgamesh personality is. We already knew that the process that the Ainsworth used to transform Heroic Spirits into Class Cards removed the personality from said Heroic Spirit. For Gilgamesh, not only did his humanoid form remain, though as a kid, but his mind is still present in the card!

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That begs the question of how Angelica was able to control it. When Miyu did the install, the first thing the Gilgamesh Archer Card did was give Sapphire the boot. Then it immediately started taking over Miyu’s body. Angelica always seemed to control it. Of course, she’s always been fairly emotionless and methodical in her attacks. Miyu, on the other hand, was highly emotional. Maybe that’s part of the difference.

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Gil-kun and Erika

I never liked Gilgamesh in Fate/Zero nor in the Fate/stay night stories. In my mind, there’s no way adult Gilgamesh would have helped Ilya and company the way Gil-kun has. Gil-kun has all of the arrogance of Gilgamesh, but without all of the power of Gilgamesh, he’s kinda like a joker trump card in battle. As such, it amused me to see Gil-kun show flashes of Gilgamesh when he talked with the Ainsworth.

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However, all of that arrogance died when Erika spoke. Gil-kun appears to have recognized her for what she truly is. Whatever she is, it initially horrified Gil-kun, which shocked me. I’m not sure how accurate this is (someone complained about the accuracy of the CR subtitles), but Gil-kun called her the Mud Doll of Calamity. Man, just what the heck is Erika to cause Gilgamesh to react the way he did?

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Erika mentioned opening the pithos for Julian. I’m guessing the pithos is that Borg cube thing that is pouring out the black mud. I’m guessing that Erika’s abilities are producing the corrupted Heroic Spirits. Is that also the Cube that Julian spoke of, whereby he created the Class Cards? If so, is Erika somehow tied into that process.

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I guess Gil-kun is gone. Now that he has his Class Card, he’s free to become full Gilgamesh again. Whether he does this or not, I don’t think we’ll see any form of Gilgamesh for a long time.

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Beatrice and Angelica

I honestly didn’t expect Angelica to be defeated. However, the Kuro and Shirou combo allows her defeat to make sense. Once she was defeated, was surprised me is Beatrice’s attitude toward her former comrade. Julian ordered Beatrice to do somethings, but not to help Angelica. Granted, Angelica using the Gilgamesh Archer Class Card made her the strongest, but even with a “lesser” card, I think Angelica would still make a powerful Saber Class, as an example. Instead, she’s apparently left to die.

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The other shock came from Beatrice breaking free from Enkidu. I remember what Gilgamesh has done with Enkidu in Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night. As Thor, Beatrice shouldn’t have been able to break free, but she did. The question is, “How?” Not only that, but she wasn’t damaged either and came free with full power.

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Enter Sakura

I’ll admit it. The biggest surprise for me was Sakura arriving out of the black mud. Initially, I thought she come out as Rider, though not Medusa Rider. Her Heroic Spirit costume looked familiar to me, so I did look it up and found it that it is Lancelot Berserker. Considering Sakura’s mental state, I guess I’m not surprised.

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Still, insane Sakura as Berserker is scary powerful. I’m used to Berserker types just growling and roaring. Sakura is obviously broken, but she is able to communicate very clearly. That causes this Sakura to take the “Senpai, notice me!” meme to its extreme for sure.

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I wasn’t clear on what Sakura did with the weapons Miyu fired at her as Gilgamesh. She’s grabbing them and then using them after altering them somehow. Does this mean they’ve left Gilgamesh’s treasury for good and now belong to Sakura? (I was never quite clear on what became of Gilgamesh’s weapons after they were fired. I always presumed they returned to the treasury.)

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I figure we’ll see more of Sakura in the future. I’m hoping that somehow, the gang can rescue her from the Ainsworth and cure her broken state.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Sadly, Bazett, Rin, and Luvia have been pretty worthless for this last fight. However, I did get a chuckle out of them doing the poor man’s version of the Cannon Ball Special to launch Rin to save the falling Shirou.

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In the end, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11 turned out to be an excellent episode. There were lots of surprises to go with the action. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this all concludes.

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20 Responses to “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 11 (Pest control!)”

  1. -TK- says:

    In Fate/Zero Lancelot-Berserker’s Noble Phantasm was the ability to turn into his own weapon whatever he grabbed. Here Sakura does the same with the weapons Miyu throws at her.

  2. astroprogs says:

    Hi 🙂
    This is my first comment here even though i’ve been lurking for a while. I’ll try answering some of the non-spoilerific questions.

    “I’m not sure how accurate this is (someone complained about the accuracy of the CR subtitles), but Gil-kun called her the Mud Doll of Calamity.”

    The translation is pretty accurate. Gil called her a “Catastrophic Mud Doll” in the manga translation.

    “As Thor, Beatrice shouldn’t have been able to break free, but she did. The question is, “How?” Not only that, but she wasn’t damaged either and came free with full power.”

    This wasn’t shown in the anime for some reason, but in the manga, Gil was holding the chain when Beatrice suddenly electrified it, causing Gil to momentarily lose control and for Beatrice to be set free for a brief while she used to crush Gil’s suspended bridge.

    “I wasn’t clear on what Sakura did with the weapons Miyu fired at her as Gilgamesh.”

    Lancelot was an incredibly skillful swordsman in life (being he strongest of the Knights of the Round Table, even Artoria never won against him in life), so he had the skill “Knight of Honor”. Due to how legendry his swordplay skill was, he can make use of anything he classifies as a weapon.
    Noble Phantasm are meant to be weapons for the exclusive usage of their owners, so another Heroic Spirit taking hold of one should not be able to wield it correctly. “Knight of Honor”, however, allows him to easily wield the weapons by taking complete ownership of them. That’s why Gil was pretty livid against him. He took ownership of every single weapon Gil threw at him, or as how Gil actually saw it, he pretty much stole Gil’s treasures.
    Sakura did the same with Miyu’s weapons here.
    For Shirou, the moment Sakura touched Bakuya, it was no longer Shirou’s. Shirou’s sword skill comes from his unique projection ability to copy the skills of the weapon’s owner. With Sakura’s “Knight of Honor” in play, he lost ownership and by extension all the abilities he gained from the weapon.

    I hope these answers were satisfactory.
    Looking forwrd to your review of the finale 🙂

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Thanks for all the info and thanks for writing. ^_^

      This wasn’t shown in the anime for some reason, but in the manga, Gil was holding the chain when Beatrice suddenly electrified it, causing Gil to momentarily lose control and for Beatrice to be set free for a brief while she used to crush Gil’s suspended bridge.

      I wonder why they didn’t include that.

      Thanks for the detailed info on Lancelot Berserker. ^_^

      Looking forwrd to your review of the finale 🙂

      And I’m looking forward to writing it. ^_^

  3. BFldyq says:

    Just so you know, “clay doll” and “pithos” are almost certainly references to Pandora. Pandora was made out of the earth, while her “box” was actually a pithos, which is a large pot/vase thing used for storage and transport in Ancient Greece. One mistranslation later…

    • Mattcgw says:

      That sounds accurate, especially with Erica being such a positive character.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Interesting info. Thanks! ^_^

      One mistranslation later…

      Meaning what? Just curious.

      • BFldyq says:

        Basically, in the 16th century, the story of Pandora was being translated, and the translator mixed up “pithos” with “pyxis”, which means “box”.

        And with that, “Pandora’s Box” was born, and the mistranslation has propagated far and wide, becoming the “official” version for many people.

  4. 4 chapters in this one and cut down considerably and 2 1/2 chapters remain and one episode left, Unless they do one more chapter(which prolly can be a special or OVA). They cut out some things one involving Tanaka who will be important in the last episode and what Gil-kun says before leaving. Oh and also a conversation with Julian and Erika where he explains the mud is an ultimatum to get Miyu to come back.

    I think they should have had 13 episodes to stretch this out, It was awesome seeing this animated and finally a rendition of EMIYA theme which still fits the style of the score this season so props there.

    The usual team didn’t do the subs this time i don’t know why however MAL people hated this episode they are tearing it apart due to being a disgrace to the manga chapters, and i will admit the manga stuff looks better.

    I’m not one who really cares about animation quality as long as it is HD lol so I don’t get angry at drops in the art style as long as i am still entertained, which I was.

    Oh yes, If that is what we get as yandere Sakura then Heaven’s Feel trilogy is gonna be probably ten times that but still can’t wait for it. Also Miyu as Gilgamesh was pretty fun and her voice being possessed by it that was unexpected.

    I never really talk about Illya herself, But I love her xD she has become my favorite anime girl (kind of like Cymark and Nagi heh 😉

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I often wonder why anime production teams end up cutting important details late in a series, but have filler earlier on. I guess it is a matter of taking the manga source material and working within the restrictions there. I wonder if the video release of the series will have extended scenes.

      But I agree with you that there should have been 13 episodes.

      The usual team didn’t do the subs this time i don’t know why however MAL people hated this episode they are tearing it apart due to being a disgrace to the manga chapters, and i will admit the manga stuff looks better.

      I guess I need to read the manga some time.

      Oh yes, If that is what we get as yandere Sakura then Heaven’s Feel trilogy is gonna be probably ten times that but still can’t wait for it.

      Ha!ha! Yeah, I thought about the forthcoming movie when I saw Sakura.

    • Obviously, Beatrice freed herself from the chains of Enkidu with Kugimiya power! Also, Bill… you gotta stop using my real name! Well, not like I’m hiding it, but I’m lordcloudx! Lordcloudx da!

  5. ctrn says:

    I didn’t really expect to hear the EMIYA theme in the Kuro-Shirou combo battle. That was nice!

    Well… I maintain my opinion: These events needed more episodes (And I think all this could be a nice opening arc for another season…). I think that to anybody following the manga all this seems rushed, specially when comparing the last episodes with all the other ones in this season and the previous ones.

    In contrast, I think that with the events of this last two episodes they could make 6 or 7 nice paced anime chapters. And the next arc can be 3?….

    I expected a rise in the animation level… but leave it in a NO. It’s OK.

    I certainly don’t see a new season soon, unless it is filler.

    Enough of the critics! It is really a nice anime after all. I like it.

    PD: I think I am turning a little masochist as I really like this Sakura version haha.

    • the people on MAL despised this episode and are condeming SilverLink, though i hear lots dont like the UBW anime, are they kidding its my second favorite after Zero (unless HF trilogy changes that cause so far that is my favorite route, all the doomsday, Kirei and Shirou and Illya bonding goodness :D)

      I do agree they needed at least 13 episodes this season to better pace it, 2 1/2 chapters remain for one episode unless they do the house chapter as the ending though that could be saved for an OVA. or the dreaded anime only ending (if its better then what was in manga i wont complain much.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well… I maintain my opinion: These events needed more episodes

      I agree, and I don’t know what all has been cut from the manga. I really need to read it.

      PD: I think I am turning a little masochist as I really like this Sakura version haha.

      Ha!ha!

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