News Crunchyroll to Stream Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya TV Anime
posted on 2013-07-04 15:06 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya television anime series. Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on Friday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for members in North America, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the Netherlands, and South America.
Hiroshi 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.
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's main cast are reprising their roles from a previous drama CD. Mai Kadowaki and Kana Ueda play Illyasviel von Einzbern (Illya) and Rin Tohsaka respectively from Fate/Stay night and Fate/Zero. Kaori Nazuka (Code Geass' Nunnally, Eureka Seven's Eureka) plays Miyu Edelfelt, Shizuka Itou (A Certain Magical Index's Kaori Kanzaki, Hayate the Combat Butler's Hinagiku Katsura) plays Luviagelita Edelfelt (Luvia), Naoko Takano (Nadesico's Megumi Reinard, Brighter than the Dawning Blue's Midori Tooyama) plays Magical Ruby, and Miyu Matsuki (Hayate the Combat Butler's Isumi Saginomiya, Hidamari Sketch's Yoshinoya-sensei) plays Magical Sapphire.
Singer Choucho is performing the anime's opening theme song, and the new revamped group StylipS is performing the anime's ending theme song "Prism Sympathy." The anime will premiere first on the Nico Nico video streaming website on July 6 before its first television broadcast on July 12.