Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Blu-rays/DVDs Include Short Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya anime will include new short anime. According to retailers such as Amazon, Silver Link is animating the short in addition to the television series. Each of the five Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes will include a new five-minute anime in addition to two television episodes.
The first Blu-ray Disc volume's bonuses will also include a drama CD featuring the character Illya and her parents, 100-page booklet with cover illustrated by Hiroshi Hiroyama, the full version of the anime's first episode with unaired footage, and an exclusive Archer class card. The first volume will retail for 7,980 yen (about US$85) and ship in Japan on September 27. The second volume will bundle an advance ticket form for an upcoming event.
Hiroyama's original Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya manga 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 to 2008. Hiroyama then launched two sequel manga series: Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei! from 2009 to 2012 and the most recent, Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!!, last year.
Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) is directing the anime at Silver Link. Kenji Inoue (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) is supervising the series scripts being written by Hazuki Minase (C³). Nozomi Ushijima (animation director on Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2, C³, Dusk maiden of Amnesia episodes) is designing the characters, while Tatsuya Katou (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Kämpfer, Medaka Box) is scoring the music. In addition, Takashi Sakamoto (episode director on Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2, C³, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) is serving as chief director.
The anime will premiere first on the Niconico video streaming website on July 6 before its first television broadcast on July 12.
[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]