Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! anime cover art featuring main characters
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! Cover Art

Overview

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! is the fourth season of the Prisma Illya series. My review of the first season can be found here and my review of the second and third seasons can be found here.

Prisma Illya is my favorite route of the Fate series for a number of reasons. It has magical girls, it has good fights like the rest of the Fate entries, and, most importantly, it has Illya.

In 3rei!! in particular, we get to see Illya using more of the class cards than ever before and we get my personal favorite version of Illya which is her as Saber Lilly (shown below).

But enough about how much I love Illya. The main plot for this season directly follows the end of 2wei Herz! Miyu has been taken into another dimension by an unknown enemy, and Illya, along with the rest of the gang, are dragged into the parallel dimension too.

In this season, Miyu is the damsel in distress rather than an active participant in most of what happens. Instead Illya and the gang come across two new allies who have their own reasons for wanting to take down the Ainsworth family who has captured Miyu.


New Characters

The first new character is one we actually met at the end of 2wei Herz!, Gilgamesh, or Gil as he goes by in his child form. Gil, like his adult form Gilgamesh, tends to only care about himself and what will benefit or entertain him the most; however, he ends up allying with Illya and the others because the Ainsworth’s are in possession of his class card which he wants to retrieve.

The second new character is Tanaka. Tanaka is a mysterious girl, who even by the end of the season we don’t know much about. What we do know is that her body temperature is extremely high and she doesn’t appear to take physical damage. Her screen time drops off for the second half of the season, but she appears to be important later on.

The other new characters this season come in the form of the new enemy, the Ainsworth family led by Darius Ainsworth.

Other members of the Ainsworth family include the son, Julian, the annoying daughter, Erica, and two other members whose exact relationships are unknown, Beatrice and Angelica.

Of these, Beatrice and Angelica are important because they actively use class cards in order to fight against our main characters. Beatrice uses the Berserker Thor and Angelica is the one using the Archer Gilgamesh.

Illya (Rider, then Saber) vs. Kuro (Archer) from the anime Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!
Illya vs. Kuro

Conclusion

Like the other seasons of the Prisma Illya series, I ended up giving 3rei!! a 7/10; however, it’s the best of the seasons and the closest to an 8 out of all of them. The season also ended on a giant cliffhanger so there will hopefully be at least one more season of Prisma Illya in the future.

Everything about 3rei!! was turned up compared to the earlier seasons. There was more action, more Illya in various outfits (such as Lancer, Saber, Rider, and Assassin), and more yuri.

The OP for Prisma Illya 3rei!! is available here.

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