Are you ready for some Kickass LOLis?!
It was a shame we couldn’t cover the first show originally. If I had been writing then, I surely would have. So with that in mind, thanks for bringing me here Kyo! I got to blog a show I could have made time for way back then.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
It’s important to introduce the episode just right…
skylion// This is another one of my highly anticipated shows of the Summer ‘14 season, and with damn good reasoning. The first show was about the best I’ve seen. It pretty much had everything I love in anime with great animation, a neat take on magical girls, amazing combat scenes, an a brillant OP…. the list can go on. Silver Link did a great adaptation, and they haven’t slacked on this outing. The transformation and magical action scenes were so darn pretty, and the character designs are as lovely as ever. Now as for me, aside from the masterwork of Fate/Zero, I didn’t really take to the Fate Universe in specific, nor the Nasuverse in general, but these two shows make me feel like I’ve got a nice slice of the bigger pie. I mean, I know some of the supporting characters are from other franchises, but is that really all that important? In the manga they track very well as original characters, so I am hoping they bring the same feel to the anime.
Is Nanaki’s discipling of Tatsuko so normal now that that kid on right doesn’t even notice anymore?
skylion// Well, aside from the larger aspects, The Prisma Illya franchise stands firmly on it’s own feet, alternate universe or not. But, as I am wont to admit, I would have loved for this episode to deliver the same big joys of last season right off the bat. But establishing the mood, the supporting characters, and Miyu’s place in these things is important. Like any true magical girl story, these two not only fight for the world, but for each other. Having read the manga, Miyu’s growing role in this group of friends lives, and especially with Ilya, is going to become very crucial.
The Fate of the World
Welcome to the Fuyuki City Earth Day Celebration
skylion// But even with the emotional territory mapped out, we have to get to the bigger picture, the Class Cards and the effects they have on the world. As the stakes were shown in the last program, the Class Cards were causing disruptions to the Earth’s Ley Lines. So the plan is to use Ruby and Sapphire’s awesome mana channeling power to reset/ un-disrupt everything. You have to have non-disrupted ley lines, folks.They gots important Ley Line To Do Lists, and from what I hear, it is serious business. For one, the whole process can summon a LOLi! Oh, dat Kuroe! I can’t wait to hear Chiwa Saito next episode.
There’s more to the Ley Lines
As I should expect from premieres, you can’t all your cha-chas up front. You’ve got to be patient. But with such great material to work from, I get rather anxious. I mean, we only got like ten seconds of Kuro. Admittedly that was ten more seconds that we had before the premiere, so we should count our blessings. This is something we will see Kuro, Illya, and Miyu do in this run, be reminded to count their own blessings of friendship and familty. No matter it’s ties to the greater Fate Universe, it’s still Mahou Shoujo…just harder hitting. It’s gonna be a wild little ride. BTW, was anyone else laughing their asses off that the soundtrack for Illya and Miyu’s transformation scene was both music and the awkward sounds of Rin and Luvia nearly drowning in bog?!
Next week, Kuroe…next week