Japanese: Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 22, 2013 to Sep 7, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.321 (scored by 9445 users)
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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya is basically Fate/Stay night meets Cardcaptor Sakura. Just on the more serious side and with epic battles.
The main character becomes a magical girl. She must collect cards in order to use them. Each card has a different ability.
The idea of magical girls in anime series is nothing new. Cardcaptor Sakura and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya both explore that territory. They both involve young girls who uses and collects cards in battle against supernatural forces. Cardcaptor Sakura's cards has a deeper meaning though but both series maintains the magical girl trope well.
The main female characters are inexperienced at first but later gets more experience with their partner. They're also shown to be kind and cheerful with everyone at school. Both series also has action along with comedy and drama. There's also a sense of competition among collecting the cards.
Both are about magical girls that use cards to fight with. Cardcaptor Sakura stays true to the essence of a magical girl story while Fate/kaleid is more of a modern spoof of the magical girl style of anime by placing the characters of Fate/stay night in a hilarious setting.
Both entail card capturing and fighting with the cards in order for this to be done. But Prism Illya is definitely a more serious version of Card Captor Sakura with badass fighting sequences and more!!! Main difference is that Prism Illya could be classified as more dark (dark mahou shoujo) as we see the struggles that Illya has to go through by becoming a magical girl and all the doubts and life threatening situations, while Card Captor Sakura is more fluffy and cute, without much violence or blood.
same setting, same plot about magical girl who hunting down cards with magical power to seal it, even the baton they used look similiar...
Both girls are just by chance chosen to be magical girls and they have to fight monsters to save their city and collect magical objects.
1)Normal elementary school girls gained the ability to use magic; they are forced to collect certain dangerous items (cards; jewels)…
2)Both shows have good ratio of light-hearted elements and action.
3)Protagonists don’t really want to become magical girls, but they’re forced to do so.
4)Both shows are also spin-offs.
If you’re a fan of magical girls shows, action and drama, then you might like one of these.
The first season of Nanoha (but also the rest of the series and movies) are definitely similar to Prisma☆Illya as they show a darker side of the mahou shoujo gender with intense fighting sequences and actual life threatening situations, its made clear that just because because you are a magical girl you cannot use the same lovu-lovu supaaar kawaiii raindow attack to defeat all your opponents, training, strategy and experience are a must. Showing the struggles doubts of the main heroine is also included in the packet.
What stroke me as the most similar element is the fact that the magical devices have a consciousness of their own and they can actually talk and communicate with their master. Apart from that:
Illya=Nanoha (MC that is always cheerful and finds the way to move forward through various events/discovering their potential little by little)
Miyu=Fate (the troubled and at first hostile/mysterious/rival character with the unknown past who then becomes best friends with the MC)
Both series are Type-Moon related franchise so expect some of the same characters to pop up here and there. But more importantly, both series are VERY funny for their humor. In fact, both series are portrayed as parodies with no direct/serious plot to the whole.
There is a lot of funny dialogues as well as comedy going on. There is also the school life background where even more comedy ensures.
Verdict: watch for the humor and entertainment rather than taking either series seriously.
-Spin off story of Fate The Series
-Serve jokes and light battle
-Including moe-moe character
-Character's nature that totally different from the original story
Both Madoka and Fate/kaleid are rather dark magical girl anime that deconstruct the genre.The main character has to face the dangers of actually being a magical girl. Several of the characters between them are also similar.
The concept of magical girls are present in both Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya. In both series, the main character's life are suddenly changed after one faithful day and they in turn become a magical girl with gifted powers. With that gift, they must fight to collect certain magical objects with the help of a mentor.
The main female character from both series are also somewhat naive but are caring, helpful, and cheerful. They also hope to make friends even with rivals throughout the series.
Both series has plenty of humor and drama. However, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's has a more serious mood especially in later episodes.
They also take place in a school life setting.
The trend of kids using possessing supernatural abilities is a popular trend going on in the anime industry. For Gakuen Alice and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya, the main female protagonist inhibits special abilities. In essence, they attend a school where meet both friends and rivals.
The main female protagonist from both series are considered kind and often willing to help others in need. However, they are a bit naive with some common sense. Regardless, their kindness and generosity earns her many friends even with rivals.
There's many humorous dialogues present in both series with drama. Some small hints of romance are also present as well.
The concept of magical girls isn't new to the anime industry. As such, Shugo Chara and Fate/Kaleid brings that idea once again in these two series.
Amu Hinamori and Illya's lives are both changed forever after one faithful day when they meet a supernatural being. They form a sort of contract/deal and now must collect/help with certain tasks. Along the way, they also form alliances with other characters while also struggling with adversaries. Through experience though, they become more skilled and in mastery of their new-found abilities.
There is romance in both series although less so in Fate/Kaleid. The tone of both series is also lighthearted so expect recurring jokes and humor. The main female protagonist in both series are also somewhat different as Amu tends to be more of a tomboy while Illya is more of a gentle girl. However, both series follows the concept of the magical girl theme.