Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! anime cover art (Prisma Illya season 2)
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! Cover Art

Overview

This post will be covering both Prisma Illya 2wei! and Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! which are the second and third seasons of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya respectively.

While the first season was about the magical girls, Illya and Miyu, collecting the class cards, the second season is more about the developments after the cards have been gathered. There isn’t a new set of cards for them to collect or anything like we might expect if this was another entry in the Fate series.

The primary antagonist this time around isn’t in the form of evil heroic spirits, but rather a mysterious girl who suddenly appears and looks just like Illya (she doesn’t look anything like Illya). Her apparent goal is to kill the real Illya, and probably take her place because that’s what those types of enemies always want to do.


New Characters

In this season we’re introduced to two new important characters. The first is Illya’s doppelganger, Kuro. The second is a rival of Rin and Luvia who works for the Church, Bazett.

Kuro, named such because she’s the “dark or evil” version of Illya, is the primary new character of the season. She appears after Illya transforms while using the Archer class card.

Similar to how Illya and Miyu can transform into their magical girl forms, Kuro is able to transform into her Archer form due to the Archer class card being fused with her body. This essentially makes her a pseudo-heroic spirit after transforming.

Bazett, the other new character is more of a supporting character for 2wei!, but becomes more important for 2wei Herz! and is one of the main cast for 3rei!! She’s an enforcer for the Church, and like Rin and Luvia her job is to collect the class cards.

Since Bazette isn’t part of the mage’s academy she doesn’t technically use magic, but it sure looks a lot like some form of martial arts enhancing magic to me. She’s able to fight evenly against heroic spirits with her bare hands.

Illya after seeing Kuro kiss Miyu (from the anime Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!)
Illya

Herz!

2wei Herz! is the next season of Prisma Illya and starts off with some filler episodes. The first half of this season is actually just summer break filler. Eventually, however, there is an eighth class card discovered and the girls must get back to work.

As was the case with UBW, we learn that there is a second Archer (card) which appears to be the “true Archer.” The fight that unfolds eventually leads to a revelation about Miyu’s identity which has basically been a mystery up until this point and then the next season, 3rei!!, is set up.

Conclusion

As with the first season, I rated both 2wei! and 2wei Herz! 7/10. I think I may have actually liked 2wei Herz! more than 2wei! even though the first half of it was filler. I didn’t mind seeing the characters in a slice of life format as much as I thought I would.

Also, I’m not really much of a fan of Kuro as a character so her introduction in 2wei! may also be one reason I didn’t think that season was as good. I feel like I would like her more if she wasn’t supposed to just be a “dark Illya” and was actually her own person instead. The whole “dark” character trope didn’t do anything for me.

It probably won’t be the next post, but within the next few I’ll review the fourth season, 3rei!! which is my personal favorite season of the anime.

Since this post covers two seasons, I’ll link the OP for each one. The OP for Prisma Illya 2wei! is available here and the OP for 2wei Herz! is available here.

Loading Likes...

Leave a Comment

Bitnami