Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Anime Slated for Summer With CD Cast

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Mai Kadowaki, Kana Ueda to reprise roles for Fate/stay night spin-off

The anime adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya manga is slated for this summer. Additionally, the May issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine is revealing on Tuesday that the anime's main cast will be reprising their roles from a previous drama CD.

Mai Kadowaki and Kana Ueda are reprising their roles as Illyasviel von Einzbern (Illya) and Rin Tohsaka respectively from Fate/Stay night and Fate/Zero. Kaori Nazuka (Code Geass' Nunnally, Eureka Seven's Eureka) will star as Miyu Edelfelt, Shizuka Itou (A Certain Magical Index's Kaori Kanzaki, Hayate the Combat Butler's Hinagiku Katsura) will play Luviagelita Edelfelt (Luvia), Naoko Takano (Nadesico's Megumi Reinard, Brighter than the Dawning Blue's Midori Tooyama) will play Magical Ruby, and Miyu Matsuki (Hayate the Combat Butler's Isumi Saginomiya, Hidamari Sketch's Yoshinoya-sensei) will play Magical Sapphire.

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Kokoro Connect, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) is directing the series at the anime studio Silver Link. Kadokawa Group Publishing will host a presentation at Anime Contents Expo on March 30 with Kadowaki. The event will debut a promotional video for the series, and Kadokawa's booth will also distribute free booklets about the series.

Hiroyama's manga spin-off re-imagines the Fate/Stay Night character Illyasviel von Einzbern in an alternate universe as a magical girl. The manga ran in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace from 2007-2008. Hiroyama then launched two sequel manga series: Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei! from 2009-2012 and the most recent, Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!!, last year.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, casting news via Yaraon!, 0takomu

Image © 2013 Hiroshi Hiroyama, Type-Moon, Kadokawa Shoten, Prisma Illya Production Committee

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