Don’t get me wrong, I like anything with the word Fate in it. Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero, Fate/Unlimited Codes, Fate/Extra, all that cash from Type Moon. Fate/kaleid? NO DIFFERENT! 6 episodes (well, 7 at the time of writing) in and it is still what I expect from Type Moon and then some.
So without further ado, LLLLLLLLLLLET’S REVIEW! Fate/kaleid 6-episode in!
The Story So Far
Illyasviel von Einzbern, a rather normal schoolgirl in this alternate universe of Magicville, comes to terms with fate when she gets turned into a Magical Girl, no thanks to Tohsaka Rin’s former associate, Magical Ruby. Nonetheless, Rin makes use of Illya and helps her out, at the same time capturing the Class Cards while they face competition from Miyu Edelfelt, a rival magical girl chosen by Magical Sapphire and under Luviagelita Edelfelt.
Episode 1 and 2 does the proper introductions to the two characters, along with Rin, Luvia, Ruby and Sapphire. Episode 5 and 6 displays how good the animations are in the anime.
What I Liked So Far
1. The Animations
Once again, the animations from a Fate-type anime are AWESOME. This is a lot more prominent in Episode 6, in the Illya-Archer vs Saber fight. I never thought they could top anything from Fate/Zero, but this just takes the cake.
2. The Emotions
You can almost feel for the characters, more so Illya and Miyu and their rivalry. Unlike Fantasista Doll you can definitely relate to an Illya or a Miyu or even Rin and Luvia.
3. The Plot/Story Progression
Only Type-Moon would be able to make a magical girl anime have this. Barely any magical girl anime that I know of keeps to the plot or the story progression until midway through the season. Fate/kaleid just takes the cake on this one. We know now Fate/kaleid is NOT a conventional magical girl anime.
What I Don’t Like So Far
1. Rin and Luvia
Yes, I know it’s canon for them to have their bitter rivalry brought over to other medium of Fate, be it in Unlimited Codes or in Fate/Kaleid, but DEAR GOD can these two be ANY MORE ANNOYING THAN THEY’VE ALREADY BEEN! They’re like two bickering housewives or something!
2. Illya (to a lesser extent)
Okay, you’re the main character, and you did something awesome in Episode 6, but ONE LITTLE cut on the next and you just crumble into a million pieces. Illya, you daughter of a biscuit, what is wrong with you?
Rating So Far
Shut up and take my money, it’s a Buy.
What I Expect From The Latter Half of the Show
More character development, more love for Illya, less Luvia and Rin explosions.