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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Anime Blu-ray Previewed in Video

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4th limited-edition volume of Hiroshi Hiroyama's manga to ship in January

Publisher Kadokawa Shoten began streaming a promotional video for the original anime Blu-ray Disc that will be bundled with the fourth volume of Type-Moon and Hiroshi Hiroyama's Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! magical girl manga. The promo is narrated by Illasviel's magic wand, Magical Ruby (voiced by Naoko Takano) who describes the contents of the limited edition pack.

Kadokawa Shoten will accept orders for the brand-new 25-minute anime until October 14. The set containing the manga and the Blu-ray will cost 3,990 yen (about US$39), and will be released on January 25, 2014.

The series is based off a manga by Hiroshi Hiroyama, which 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 (). Nozomi Ushijima (animation director on Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2, , 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, , 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." Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, while Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for home video release. The anime premiered first on the Nico Nico video streaming website on July 6 before its first television broadcast on July 12.

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