Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12 (End for a movie!)

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! Episode 12 REVIEW
Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ 3rei!!
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12As Saber Lily, Ilya blows away all of the corrupt Heroic Spirits. However, another hoard emerge. Erica reports that she cannot open “it.” Ilya has no more mana to sustain the Saber Lily form, so the card ejects. However, Tanaka has awakened and fires a sword from the rooftop of the school, which blows away all of the corrupt Heroic Spirits. Ilya uses Ruby as a grip for the hot, weird sword and attacks, causing Erica to panic. The black goo attacks as does Julian, but Ilya makes it to the cube, striking a blow and damaging it. The goo stops flowing.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12Erica reports that the weapon is to convict counterfeits. Hearing this, Julian allows Beatrice to launch a very powerful attack with Mjölnir. The injured Shirou shields Ilya and Miyu from the attack. Bazett produces Rin’s pendant, which allows Rin to heal the critically injured Shirou. The weird sword turns into a hand and forearm, which then harmlessly chases Ilya around. As the group returns to town, Angelica as well, Shirou offers them sanctuary in his home. Ilya and the others are shocked to see that Shirou and Miyu live in a Japanese-styled mansion, very different from Ilya’s home, where her Shirou lives with them.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12Ilya and Kuro are enjoying the cypress bathtub when the arm “attacks” them. The hand spells the kanji as Nakata, which the two girls realize is Tanaka. They go out into the cold and find a frustrated Tanaka, sans an arm. Tanaka puts her arm back on as if it were nothing. After Tanaka has her bath, Kuro and Ilya are in animal pajamas, walking the engawa which has glass up to keep in the heat. They pass by Ilya’s room, where they see Miyu’s “imouto” side as she wants to be pampered by Shirou. She wears a kimono and Shirou puts her hair up. Shirou reveals Ilya and Kuro are outside, embarrassing Miyu. Afterward, Shirou gathers everyone together to tell them his and Miyu’s story.


And so this very good series comes to an end. Not only that, but it will apparently transmission right into a theatrical movie. That bums me since it will mean it will be ages before I get to see the rest of the story. I guess I need to read the manga now. 😉

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By the way, I’ll write a “final thoughts” review in the next week or so.

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Rin’s Contemplation

While this episode is packed with a lot of good stuff, I think the item that surprised me the most is Rin’s contemplation. During the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya series, Rin’s efforts were basically pawning off the whole magic girl shtick onto Ilya. Rin was just an advisor, determined not to be shown up by her rival, Luvia. To that end, Ilya was merely a tool.

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With Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12, Rin takes a moment to reflect on what she’s put Ilya into. I liked that Rin acknowledges the cruelty of throwing someone like Ilya into the fray that has ultimately lead to this point. Further, I appreciate that Rin sees that although her actions may have been wrong, Ilya is the right person at the right time to save this world and Miyu. I’m glad this moment was added to the episode.

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Ilya, the Shoujo Heroine!

Since Ilya is the heroine of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya franchise, it is only natural that she gets those heroic moments. For this episode, Ilya got to shine, both as Saber Lily, and then as her magic girl self, wielding the Sword of Conviction (for lack of a better term). In that regard, Ilya does what is expected of her.

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However, I have to say that for some reason, I rather enjoy watching the determined Ilya do her thing. Maybe it was partially because of Rin’s reflection on the circumstances. Regardless, I couldn’t help but enjoy Ilya kicking bottom. 😀

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The Ainsworth

Erica (or Erika, if you will) went from being a little girl when we last saw her to having aged several years. If I had to guess, I’d say that she’s possibly the opposite of Tanaka. However, we still don’t know what Erica is, nor what that Cube is. (As an aside, in some scenes, it looked like the Tesseract from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 😛 )

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I was surprised to hear Julian tell Beatrice to use two thunderbolts (if the translation is accurate) when attacking Miyu and Ilya. That means that Beatrice has been holding back when using her Thor power at Julian’s request. I wonder if that’s because of this Earth’s magical power being drained.

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Then there’s the abandoned Angelica. I can understand why Ilya would want to bring her along. Angelica referred to herself as a doll without a will, to be ordered around. Shirou accepted this, so I presume Angelica is at Shirou’s home, even though she wasn’t in the final group shot. That aside, does Angelica referring to herself as a doll mean she’s an artificial human? Or is she someone who had an artificial personality installed in them, like Ilya, Rin, and Luvia had? That will be interesting to learn.

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I guess Julian, Erica, and Beatrice were forced to flee to escape Tanaka, or rather Tanaka’s arm. What’s weird is that the powerful Julian, as Darius, allowed Tanaka to live when she used the word counterfeiter. Yet when Erica announces they’ve been discovered by that which comes after counterfeiters, Julian has to retreat since they’ve been discovered. So I guess that Julian didn’t actually recognize Tanaka as the threat she truly is to the Ainsworth.

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As to Tanaka, I didn’t think that she’d actually dispatched her forearm and hand as a sword. I thought she sent a fireball, which then formed what looked to be a dragon sword. It had the heat like a dragon, the blade looked like the wing of a dragon, and the hilt kinda looked like the skeletal claw of a dragon. Does this mean that Tanaka is a dragon in disguise? (I’m not sure if dragons exist in the Nasuverse, but I’m guessing they do.)

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The Comedy Returns (Plus the Ecchi.)

While Tanaka may have gotten to be some powerful entity, she also got to return to her role as comic relief. When I first saw the hand pursuing Ilya in comedy fashion, we didn’t know it was Tanaka’s arm and hand. However, I figured it might be, just because it fit.

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Then we get the reveal that Tanaka is missing an arm, frustrated at Ilya for forgetting her at the school. I like the comedic Tanaka, but I’m also looking forward to the “going to take the Ainsworth down” Tanaka too.

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Tanaka’s arm provided the ecchi comedy stuff by goosing Kuro and Ilya in the tub. The scene wasn’t quite as ecchi as it might have been, which I’m fine with. I’m rather shocked that Kuro didn’t feel the need to snog Ilya. 🙄

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The Emiya Home

I am VERY glad to see the Emiya home from the Fate/stay night franchise. Pretty cool. ^_^

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It was fun seeing the spoiled Miyu in her “imouto” mode. 😆 We really did get to see a lot of new sides to Miyu as a character. She’s come a long way since the first anime series.

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As an aside, I noticed that the Nico pajamas Ilya wears are from another Type-Moon franchise, specifically Carnival Phantasm. Pretty cool.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Sadly, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12 ends just when Shirou is about to provide some exposition. However, as we’ve since learned, there’s going to be a Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! movie coming. Presumably, this is going to cover the flashback arc that folks have mentioned. I guess I need to start reading the manga. 😛

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In the end, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12 is a great conclusion to the series. That’s because it leaves us wanting more.

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21 Responses to “Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! 12 (End for a movie!)”

  1. worldendDominator says:

    If you decide to read the manga, you should start from around chapter 20. That’s where episode 11 events begin, and the anime didn’t do them justice.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Sweet. Thanks for the tip. ^_^

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Whomever did chapter 20 removed the Japanese honorifics. Boo!

      • zidane says:

        The flashback basically clashed A LOT with HF route with a touch of UBW but 10x better and you will see why. In term of Type Moon fanbase, this shirou is even rival Archer Emiya in more one way than the other.

        BTW, just read Drei Manga from the beginning because they skipped a lot of monolouge and a bunch of Gil and Kirei moment.

  2. NullApostle says:

    For those who didn’t see it, here’s the movie announcement:


  3. contrasena842003 says:

    Well. It was a fun ride. But I think that many of the anime followers will not be too pleased if the movie only tells the Flashback arc. As it clearly has not the same “tone” of the series. Is darker, and it’s filled with fateservice and no loli-bait.
    It is a work more corresponding to ufotable, specially if you look at their adaptation of UBW and the archer fights on Illya 3rei and how the anime portraits them.

    Does this mean that Tanaka is a dragon in disguise? (I’m not sure if dragons exist in the Nasuverse, but I’m guessing they do.)

    I don’t know if there are dragons in the Nasuverse (given all the myths is highly probable), but I can relate the presence of a dragon (it’s one of the few things I remember): In the first TV anime season, a poorly made CGI dragon is used as the metaphor of the “encounter” between Shirou and Rin to raise his mana/prana level. So maybe it is a hint on that, as it is a hot scene and Tanaka is really hot haha.

    Ufotable used dolphins.

    • Ferian says:

      Deen have used a dragon because Arturia Pendragon is pretty much a dragon in human form. Okay, admittedly, that may be an exaggeration but her soul possesses draconic traits. Most relevantly, her magic circuits are fundamentally different from a human’s, a “magic core” that processes magical energy as dragons did; this is what grants her the Mana Burst ability.

    • Ferian says:

      A bit of info on dragons: They have existed in the Nasuverse, and are noted as the strongest Phantasmal Species. However, when humans had become the dominant species, dragons, along with gods and most other noticeably supernatural entities, were pushed into the world’s “backstage”, so to say, and even their remains were retroactively erased, changed into oil or ore deposits. There are even jokes in the Type-Moon fandom about Jesus going around the world punching dragons into extinction because he has put the final nail in the coffin of the Age of Gods.

      It should be noted, though, that physically and magically remote regions are resistant to change so dragons have still existed in Britain during Arthurian times, gods and spirits have freely roamed the Americas until around the 19th century, and you might still find things like the Kraken somewhere in the Mariana Trench even nowadays. …Then again, the Kraken may be a bad example because it is something human logic does not actively deny as a possibility (that is, unlike the Kraken, dragons are generally though of as something that clearly goes against physical laws and as such cannot have existed).

      • contrasena842003 says:

        Jesus going around the world punching dragons into extinction because he has put the final nail in the coffin of the Age of Gods.

        Haha! Didn’t know that XD. Reminded me of this video:


        • Ferian says:

          Now that I’ve seen that video, I’m pretty sure it’s the cause of the jokes. There’s even the oil barrel near the end, which ties in with dragon remains being retroactively changed into oil and ore deposits.

          To be clear, while there are reasons to believe that Nasuverse Jesus is capable of fist-fighting dragons, he has not actually done so to my best knowledge. It is simply a joke spread around in the fandom.

          On the other hand, you don’t have to look far for religious figures made into badass brawlers in the Nasuverse. According to Ramses II, Moses parted the Red Sea by punching really hard, and St. Martha’s profile implies that she did not tame the dragon Tarasque so much as beat it into submission. Apparently, both of them are masters of a fighting style called “Jacob’s Limbs”, which is, hilariously but appropriately, based on a true story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_wrestling_with_the_angel).

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I’m not so sure that Japanese fans won’t be pleased if the movie is the flashback stuff. You may be right though. But, we’ll see what they even do for a movie.

      As to the dragon, I forgot about that in the first Fate/stay night anime. 😆

  4. So it ends, But i do feel they could have done this Household half as an OVA or a 13th episode and maybe have stretched last episode in half to give it the justice the fans wanted (granted i didnt mind it too much).

    Illya has made her spot as my favorite anime girl, not just cause she is pretty and cute as hell lol but she’s very funny, powerful and her story in each series is wonderful. And seeing her comedic side again was great also showing one of her funniest faces from the VN her kitty smirk.

    Only real thing they cut was the infamous hand joke which if you read manga you will see Lol They also added that end scene with Julian, Erika and Beako that was a nice addition.

    I’m surprised but relived that Kuro didn’t go all yuri on Illya for her mana even though she may really need it after all this battle (it didn’t happen in manga) so was wondering if the anime would do it since they love their yuri scenes more then fight scenes lol

    As for the movie announcement YEAH!!!! The flashback arc was very awesome and i do want to see it animated. Geez 2017 is gonna be such a great year for movies and Fate series and hopefully some stuff for the anniversaries of Hayate and Shakugan no Shana 😀 Also hoping the manga starts up again so we can continue the story (better not be one chapter after all this waiting lol)

  5. andmeuths says:

    The older Erica in this adaptation seems to resemble a younger version of Angelica in some ways…..

    I have some horrifying thoughts of what might have happened to Darius Ainsworth wife…

  6. Mattcgw says:

    Hopefully, the movie performs well enough for Sliver link to move up, the hypothetical hierarchy. Alongside, the inflow of capital, that would allow them to expand their existing capacity, allowing them to work on additional Projects. Preferably, outside of the ‘fan obsession market’, to quote the owner.
    They’re my 3rd choice for UQ Holder’s anime.
    It is also my sincere belief, that Sliver Link will output, The flashback movie, as well as the 5th anime, before the 2nd Heavens feel movie.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well, I think that ufotable’s work keeps them locked on regular Fate/stay night stuff. I’d love to see them do Tsukihime. But Silver Link could do other good stuff.

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