Anime Limited Acquires Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Updated)
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Interviewed by the website UK Anime News, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited confirmed the company had acquired the magical girl anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Update - Anime Limited specified to ANN that it had only acquired the first season of the series.
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya is based on Hiroshi Hiroyama's original manga, which 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.
The official website for the anime version streamed the promotional video below. It recreates the first awkward encounter between Illyasviel and the Kaleid Stick Magical Ruby, which offers to turn Illyasviel into a magical girl. The video also features the anime's "starlog" opening by ChouCho (Heaven's Memo Pad), and introduces most of the main cast members.
Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) directed the anime at SILVER LINK Kenji Inoue (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) supervised the series scripts written by Hazuki Minase (C³). Nozomi Ushijima (animation director on Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2, C³, Dusk maiden of Amnesia episodes) designed the characters, while Tatsuya Katou (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Kämpfer, Medaka Box scored the music. In addition, Takashi Sakamoto (episode director on Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts 2, C³, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) was chief director on the series.
During the UK Anime News, Partridge also commented that he would like to release the home version of Kill la Kill in three parts, plus 'a rigid chipboard box to hold all three parts... but it depends on what we're allowed to do.' He also said that combi packs (which include both Blu-rays and DVDs) may not work so well for anime TV series. 'I think fans would be happier if we did two BD-50s for Kill la Kill for example, instead of one BD-50 and two DVDs per set.' (Partridge specified that there would be a DVD edition of Kill la Kill.)
Samurai Flamenco would be released in two halves, said Partridge, who thought it would be subtitle only and possibly Blu-ray only.
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