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Anime Spotlight - Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya

by Justin Sevakis,
July, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Chief Director: Takashi Sakamoto
    (Dusk maiden of Amnesia)
Director: Shin Oonuma
    (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of memories, Pani Poni Dash!)
Series Composition: Kenji Inoue
    (Original creator of Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts)
Animation Production


Start the next level of Magical Girls!

Moe, laughs, passion! A brand new Magical Girl show with all of them!


This is the story of a girl guided by a slightly odd Fate.

Illya (Illyasviel Von Einzbern) is a normal, young girl attending Homurahara Private Elementary with a slight crush on her stepbrother. But one night, a magical stick, Magical Ruby, barges in on her bath, tricks her, and forces her to form a pact.

Now that she's become Magical Girl Prisma Illya, the stick's original owner, Tohsaka Rin is ordering Illya to fight in her stead. As the two set about searching Fuyuki City for the hidden cards that house Heroic Spirits, a mysterious young girl named Miyu appears before them…

Will Illya be able to retrieve all of the cards and save Fuyuki City?!


Illyasviel Von Einzbern
VA: Mai Kadowaki
A normal elementary school girl living in Fuyuki City. She's the kind of girl who's always admired the magical girls in anime, but one day she encounters Magical Ruby and falls for her shady solicitation, becoming a real magical girl.
VA: Kaori Nazuka
A young girl with a cold personality who avoids contact with others. No one comes close to her in knowledge or stamina. After her encounter with Magical Sapphire and Luvia, she becomes a magical girl like Illya.
Rin Tohsaka
VA: Kana Ueda
A magus dispatched from London to retrieve the cards lurking in Fuyuki City. She was supposed to be using Magical Ruby's power to do so, but she got into a fight with Luvia after arriving in Japan and Magical Ruby ran away from her.
Luviagelita Edelfelt
VA: Shizuka Itou
She's an arrogant rich lady with enough wealth that she doesn't have to worry about the cost of the gemstones used in her Jewel Thaumaturgy. She came to Japan along with Rin in order to retrieve the cards, but after she got in a fight with Rin, Magical Sapphire became disgusted with her and ran away.
Magical Ruby
VA: Naoko Takano
One of the two Mystic Codes “Kaleidosticks”. While it is a first class tool providing its Master with an unlimited source of prana, it also has a problematic personality that likes to tease its Master.
Magical Sapphire
VA: Miyu Matsuki
Magical Ruby's little sister and a kaleidostick. Unlike Ruby, she's calm and logical, and usually she's loyal to her Master, but she left Luvia.


Illyasviel Von Einzbern
Mai Kadokawa
Kaori Nazuka
Rin Tohsaka
Kana Ueda
Luviagelita Edelfelt
Shizuka Itou
Magical Ruby
Naoko Takano
Magical Sapphire
Miyu Matsuki
Shirou Emiya
Noriaki Sugiyama
Haruhi Terada
Leysritt (Liz)
Miho Miyagawa
Taiga Fujimura
Miki Itou
Nanaki Moriyama
Mariya Ise
Tatsuko Gakumazawa
Emiri Katō
Suzuka Kurihara
Kanae Itō
Mimi Katsura
Satomi Satou


Original Creator
Hiroshi Hiroyama
(Kadokawa Shoten Publishing
Monthly Comp Ace)
Shin Oonuma
Chief Director
Takashi Sakamoto
Series Composition
Kenji Inoue
Hazuki Minase
Character Design
Nozomi Ushijima
Color Design
Miyuki Kibata
Art Director
Minoru Maeda
Art Director
Minoru Maeda
Tatsuya Katou
Music Production
Opening Theme
Ending Theme
Animation Production

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