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Illyasviel von Einzbern Returns with a Prisma Illya OVA

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From manga to an anime, and even a film, the magical girl of “Fate” now gains a Prisma Illya OVA.

Announced at yesterday’s “Prisma☆Klangfest ~ kaleidoscope ~”, a live anniversary event for Prisma Illya fans held at Tokyo’s Toyosu PIT, no specifics have been given on the project as of yet. What has been given is a key visual to commemorate the announcement.

“Prisma Illya”, otherwise known as "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya” first began as a manga series by Hiroshi Hiroyama. It was released in 2007 under the serialization of Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace magazine and gained two other installations titled “Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!” and “Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!” in 2009 and 2012 respectively.

The anime adaptation of the series was produced by Silver Link and aired on Tokyo MX between July and September 2013. The series had a total of 10 episodes and had two chief directors and a director comprised of Mirai Minato, Takashi Sakamoto, and Shin Oonuma respectively. As for the writers of the anime, Kenji Inoue acted as the series composer while Hazuki Minase worked with him on the scripts. Nozomi Ushijima, who worked as a key animator for the “Nisekoi – False Love” series acted as a character designer for the anime.

“Prisma Illya” sets in a “Fate” universe where Illya ends up having a normal childhood. She now lives with her overachieving nice guy older brother Shirou Emiya and her two maids, her parents are perpetually out of the country. Still, she dreams of using magic and ends being chosen alongside a girl named Miyu by two “Kaleid Sticks” to become magical girls.

The cast for the anime included:

Kana Ueda as Rin Tohsaka
Kaori Nazuka as Miyu Edelfelt
Mai Kadowaki as Illyasviel von Einzbern
Emiri Katō as Tatsuko Gakumazawa
Haruhi Terada as Sella
Kanae Itō as Suzuka Kurihara
Mariya Ise as Nanaki Mori
Miho Miyagawa as Leysritt (Liz)
Miki Itou as Taiga Fujimura
Miyu Matsuki as Magical Sapphire
Naoko Takano as Magical Ruby
Noriaki Sugiyama as Shirou Emiya
Satomi Satou as Mimi Katsura
Shizuka Itou as Luviagelita Edelfelt

The anime ran for four seasons and it was in 2017 that the film was launched. Other than the manga and anime, “Prisma Illya” also had a video game adaptation published by Kadokawa Games for the Nintendo 3DS in July 2014.

Source: Crunchyroll News

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