Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya episode 3

4th post of the night! Monday starts a 6 day work week. Le sigh. Then after this week....Disney!!! Yes from the 9th to the 11th my crew and I are going to Disney World to do Disney things. I am guessing I need to either get my butt in gear and blog on any day I can as we will come back late Sunday night and then it will be Monday, another 6 day work week. X___X But never fear, posts will eventually make it.
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MOG NO MORE RACING!
But for now it is time for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya episode 3. Spoilers for this show trying to be as stereotypical as possible while trying to make fun of said magical girl genre.
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This outfit is super not flattering....and awful. And makes Miyu look like an old woman...dude?
Episode Summary: Ruby, Rin, and Illya look on as this new magical girl makes quick work of the Class Card Rider. Before they can ask the girl what is going on a very annoying cackle is heard. Rin immediately knows it is Luvia. Luvia and her nasty hair appears to congratulate Miyu on a great job. Miyu sorta looks on as Luvia and Rin begin to fight. Luvia and Rin try to make fun of the other for losing said wand but it becomes clear they are in the same boat. Still Luvia sees this as a new competition and that she will win as Miyu is winning for her. The girls continue to argue as the Mirror World stops to collapse. Ruby and Sapphire try to point this out but Miyu simply does the spell herself to get everyone out of there safely. Illya tries to introduce herself to the girl but Luvia decides that she is classy and leaves with Miyu. Rin picks herself up off the ground and congratulates Illya for doing such a great job. Illya seems okay until she realizes there are more cards and she might have to do this again. Le sigh as Illya makes her way to school the next day. She tries to will away the crazy but things keep getting weirder as a new transfer student is introduced and of course it is Miyu and of course she is seated behind Illya. Illya freaks out as Miyu sits there looking calm. The teacher runs out to get printouts which leads to everyone talking and sorta trying to know Miyu. Illya makes an excuse to go outside in the hallway where Ruby AND Sapphire follow her. This leads to them going to the roof to talk. Sapphire, the more calm one of the wands, thanks Illya for protecting her sister and taking care of her. She explains briefly that she found Miyu to take over as magical girl since Luvia is so super special. Sapphire gets disappointed when she realizes that Ruby hasn't explained anything about this magical girl gig and the cards.
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Thumbs up sister!
Sapphire and Ruby crack down and explain to Illya that...well not much since the Class Cards were just discovered recently in Japan. The Mage Association found these spots in Japan leaking mana and found two of the cards. The two that were given to Luvia and Rin to find the other 5. Upon further explanation the cards get their powers from Heroic people from history long ago, taking on their personalities and skills. Also sometimes the cards go a little crazy, like with the Rider card. Illya almost explodes at all this information but still wants to know more. Miyu appears and summons Sapphire back to her, making it clear she doesn't want to talk to Illya. Illya feels super awkward now and things don't get any better when Miyu proves to be the best 5th grader at everything in the world. Math, cooking, and sports. Miyu is the best ever. Miyu acts like this is no big deal while their teacher and Illya are like X___X is this real life. Illya sits sadly at the park, defeated in her key sport of running. Ruby tries to cheer the girl up but Illya just seems overwhelmed by everything and wishes she could be better. Ruby finally gets Illya motivated enough to walk home when Miyu walks by. Illya finally manages to work up the nerve to talk to the girl and say that they will be working together to find cards and be magical girls. Miyu asks what Illya's motivation is and Illya basically says she was forced into this role but since it is fun like an anime she will keep doing it. Miyu gets upset and says she will find the cards herself, that Illya should step down. Illya is shocked as Miyu walks off, more confused than ever. She reaches home to see Sella standing there. She goes to see what she is staring at and it is a mansion. That got built after Illya left for school. And guess who lives there? MAGICAL MIYU! Ruby points out that all is going to plan according to magical girl shows. THE END!
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Behold I am here.
MORE SPECIALNESS! By next week I expect a proper mascot, one that is cute. And an older love interest that tears the girls apart. What else is typical of a magical girl show....oh one of the current friends (or old ones) should be in danger from the monster of the week. RUN FRIENDS RUN!
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Have you seen your hair?!
The girl who came to save the day is Miyu. And despite most of this episode being devoted to her not much is known about her reasons for becoming a magical girl. We know that Illya became a magical girl by chance. That she happened to be awake and talking to herself when Ruby was flying around. Wishing that she could do magic for....maybe a spell on love? Yeah Illya didn't seem that serious from the get go. And Miyu seems the stereotypical quiet serious girl. Because this show is all about stereotypes. Yet we never learn why Miyu is doing all of this.
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I am going to win even if I don't do the actual work!!!
Perhaps we could have learned a bit had Luvia and Rin not fought like cats? I like cats though. What animal do I hate? Snakes. Okay. Fought like snakes. I do side slightly more with Rin. Luvia came in guns blazing and that laugh is super annoying. Obviously both girls are at fault and need to check themselves. Maybe they grew up in competition with each other or maybe it was the fact that both girls were picked for the mission when they thought they could handle it alone. Whatever it is....yay fighting. Scratching each other in the faces and pushing them down in the mud. This is why teenagers need guardians ya'll. Maybe the wands weren't that bad about leaving the girls high and dry...just not in the air where they could die.
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Wait what do you mean there are more cards?!
Illya...have you been listening? Or did I just assume that Illya knew that there were 7 cards? Rin said cards. Cards. So they only caught one. Mathematically speaking there should be one more card right? Poor Illya. She got caught up in all this drama. I am surprised that she didn't get more depressed that she failed to catch the card. Of course the depression came later but I thought maybe she would be down on herself. Which would be dumb as it would be Rin and Ruby's fault for not teaching her properly. But then Rin surprised me by not being upset with Illya for “losing the card” for her. Maybe that is why I like Rin better? She is a nut but understands when things are ultimately her fault.
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Oh look where Luvia is sitting. SO MAGICAL!
Because this is a show that makes fun of magical girls it has to keep up with the standard troupes. Which means that there has to be a transfer student and of course that transfer student has to be Luvia. Which begs the questions how the heck was she picked to be a magical girl. Was she at the airport too? Or was the overseas thing just a lie? In any event of course Luvia is here and of course she has to sit behind Illya. There are rules folks. A SIMPLE FORMULA!
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So disappointing Ruby. Be a more responsible wand gosh!
Illya apparently needs to watch more anime and read more manga if she isn't up to date on these developments. Good thing that Sapphire has appeared to get Ruby into shape. Be a better talking wand duh. Does that mean we won't get a over the top cute mascot? My heart might be broken now. :( But yes Sapphire has done a better job in training Miyu and the girl seems to have a better understanding of what is going on.
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Where have I heard that before....
It seems there won't be a monster every week or it will take several weeks to catch one. Because after the explanation it seems as if there will be only 7 cards. Maybe 8 if they stretch things out. And since the two girls started out with a card each and Miyu caught one that means there are 4 left. Not too much left of this show is there? Still Illya needed an explanation and the blue wand was there to give it. If one is familiar with the world of Fate/Stay/Zero/Saber is the best forever it shouldn't come as a surprise. The cards themselves are still a mystery, one where they came from. But mana leaking out, the heroes from a time pass. Class cards, Heroic Servants. Sounds a little familiar. Less deadly but familiar. Thanks for that info talking wand.
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What do you mean other kids aren't like me?
Miyu was not in the mood for talking. No no she was in the mood for being the best at everything ever. It was sorta ridiculous. Like over the top. I know that Japanese kids are much more amazing that American kids but really that level of math? Cooking? The running maybe since I am not familiar with what average times kids can run at. I thought it was a bit sweet that in this story Illya has a healthy body considering all that she has gone through in other stories. But putting that aside...was Miyu using magic? Or just dense? If I was the teacher I would be crying tears of joy, not anger over Miyu being amazing.
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At least Rin sorta cares about you?
But this has all gotten to Illya. She needs a moment to cry it out. Or feel sorry for herself. I would to. But other than the running did Miyu really outdo her in anything that made sense? Plus Miyu got that card because Sapphire (not Luvia) seems to be the better teacher. So Illya needs to rewatch her animes and reread those mangas again as the underdog usually comes out on top and soon she and Miyu will be super friends. All will be well. Why work on that love spell if you want. Soon you will be having amazing adventures!!!!!
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I see where this is going....
For now....no. Miyu has found Illya and asked her what her intentions are with this magical girl thing. Because Miyu has been a magical girl....so much longer than Illya. Illya wants to be friends forever and find all the cards and go out on fun dates. Miyu is like um what are your intentions because this isn't fun and games. While Miyu is supposed to come across as cold and we are supposed to side with Illya...no folks. No indeed. Miyu pretty much did all the damage to Rider. Illya thinks this is cupcakes and rainbows. I wouldn't want such an unserious person on my team. I guess Illya needs to learn how to be a magical girl and should be given a chance. But who knows folks. WHO KNOWS! Maybe Miyu has been at this timeline a million times and just knows it will end badly for Illya.
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XO Clearly there is magic afoot!
Illya and her sad panda self walk home to find her guardian acting weird. Why...a mansion has been built across the street! In less than a day. How can this be? Should we worry? Oh wait...it's Miyu. Instead of the new transfer student moving next door they just built the next door. DUH! At least this time Miyu looks embarrassed about this situation. Next week...more card hunting? How long until the girls can be friends? HMMM!

3 comments:

Eternia said...

Miyu calculated the volume of a cone using calculus, in this case, a volume integral, which is the correct method to prove where the formula (1/3)πr²t comes from. Her age is less than half my age, though. But if your theory is correct, she could be more than one hundred years old because of the timeline repeat. Crazy speculation, hehe.

carray said...

Don't even think about drawing parallels to Madoka. Prisma Illya came out in 2007, 4 years before Madoka aired. ;)

Maybe they grew up in competition with each other or maybe it was the fact that both girls were picked for the mission when they thought they could handle it alone.

See my comment here:

http://tenchithoughts.blogspot.com/2013/07/fatekaleid-liner-prisma-illya-episode-2.html?showComment=1374668342142#c712660620819128330

Yeah, they just hate each others' guts. Though Luvia is probably pettier and easier to get pissed. And Zelretch is a big troll. For more details, see this bonus chapter here:

http://mangafox.me/manga/fate_kaleid_liner_prisma_illya_2wei/v02/c010.5/1.html

Because this is a show that makes fun of magical girls it has to keep up with the standard troupes. Which means that there has to be a transfer student and of course that transfer student has to be Luvia. Which begs the questions how the heck was she picked to be a magical girl. Was she at the airport too? Or was the overseas thing just a lie? In any event of course Luvia is here and of course she has to sit behind Illya. There are rules folks. A SIMPLE FORMULA!

Just a minor error. I'm sure you meant Miyu, not Luvia.

It's actually very funny how Ilya is genre savvy enough to notice the patterns of a typical Magical Girl anime, in which in the next scene a new transfer student is introduced. Or at least in the manga Ilya really is. Anyway, it's just a minor detail, so I guess it doesn't really matter who lampshades it.

Plus Miyu got that card because Sapphire (not Luvia) seems to be the better teacher.

Hey, Ruby and Ilya make a good team, too! For comedy at least...

Christina said...

Eternia- Ah Calculus. Trying to remember the last time I used Calculus. Probably...oh 12 years in high school. Yeah it really has played an important part in my life. XD In 4th grade what were we learning? I think we were in long division? No wonder Illya's brain almost exploded!

carray- Sometimes when I get so involved into many series I get all crazy typing up names and POOF things get confused. Hopefully I am still understandable but if I am not I apologize. X___X With so many new characters i don't want to confuse anyone.

Also if I wasn't such a slacker I wouldn't have fallen so behind on comments and seen the info about Rin and Luvia being....rivals/relatives of sorts. Still I am on team Rin. Probably because I feel as if I know her better. And her hair isn't stupid.

Illya is a cutie. Although I think it would be cuter/funner if they played up more of her acknowledging how this is playing out how she read in mangas or saw in animes and how it wasn't how she dreamed. Like when Miyu was a bit harsh with her it would have been like.....but but we are supposed to be best friends DON'T YOU KNOW THE RULES?!?!?