Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya is a title we know a lot of you have been excited about getting your hands on since we announced we would be releasing the first series in the UK back in June of 2014. Yes it’s been that long, but the wait has been well worth it as today we are happy to share with you our a full preview of the finished Limited Edition Blu-ray release, available from this Monday (2nd November)
You can order your copy today from the likes of Amazon UK, Zavvi, Base.com and even our own web shop right now. We can confirm that HMV stores around the UK will be stocking this on day of release. As a note, for those wondering we will be releasing a Standard Edition DVD of the series in December, more details to follow in the coming weeks on that so please stay tuned.
WHAT IS FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA ABOUT?
Before we go any further, give the videos below a watch. Both are Japanese promotional videos for the series. The first is the opening title sequence, the second is more a preview of the series itself.
For those of you familiar with the Fate/Stay franchise, such as the Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works series, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya is set in alternative universe that’s a spin-off to the franchises original Fate/Stay Night light visual novel. So if you’ve never seen any of the franchise before, while there will be minor references to elements of the franchise in general, you can go in this series knowing it’s is own story and perfect for any new fan of the franchise.
Synopsis: Illyasviel von Einzbern is a normal schoolgirl in Japan. She lives with her overachieving nice guy older brother Shirou Emiya and her two maids, her parents are perpetually out of the country, and she has fanciful dreams of using magic to make her dreams of love with Shirou come true. Enter fierce rivals Rin Tohsaka and Luviagelita Edelfelt, two Magi who have been sent to Japan by Zelretch the Wizard Marshall, Master of Parallel Worlds, with the powerful sentient Kaleidosticks to collect the mysterious Class Cards and clean up their mess.
After getting fed up with their constant infighting, one Kaleidostick, Magical Ruby, senses Illya’s fleeting dream of magic and leaves Rin for her, tricking her into becoming a magical girl. Now Illya is being forced by Rin to collect the dangerous Class Cards in her place. But perhaps more dangerous still are Illya’s own mysteries that may have unknowingly attracted Ruby to her.
WHAT’S INSIDE? WHAT’S ON THE DISCS?
Our Blu-ray is a Limited Collector’s Edition release. It comes packed in a rigid box, inside that you will find a digipack to hold the two Blu-ray discs, a 48 page booklet and 4 Tarot cards!
On the discs themselves you can expect:
- The complete first series of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, 10 episodes, with both the English language dub and original Japanese audio with subtitles.
- A bonus OVA episode, again with both English language dub and original Japanese audio with subtitles. Please note this is labeled as Episode 11 on the disc itself.
- Clean Opening and Ending title sequences. Please note, there is a clean ending of the OVA episode included the extras. The language option selected from the main menu will determine which language is played for that particular clean ending.
WHAT DOES THE FINISHED PRODUCT LOOK LIKE?
And now the part you’ve been waiting for. Check out the images of the finished product below! You can click on them to enlarge them.
And that concludes our unboxing of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Limited Edition Blu-ray. We hope you’re as excited as we are for this release. Available from this Monday 2nd November.