The BEST Episodes of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: AT-X

Toosaka Rin and Luviagelita Edelfelt are magi from the Clock Tower, the headquarters of the Mage's Association, and they were sent by its director to collect Class Cards, each holding the powers of a Servant from the Holy Grail War. To aid in their quest, they were handed two powerful magic wands, Rin receiving Magical Ruby and Luvia taking Magical Sapphire. However, due to the two girls' inability to get along, the wands got fed up with them and broke their contract. Ruby then sought a new master, and found one in an unsuspecting school girl by the name of Illyasviel von Einzbern. Despite Illya's protests, Ruby insisted in making a magical girl out of her, and she is now Prisma Illya. With no knowledge in magecraft and no previous training of her own, being in fact a completely normal young girl with no outstanding abilities, now she must collect the powerful Class Cards using whatever limited aid Rin can give her. Will the two at least to enter a truce with Luvia and Sapphire's new master and work together for this goal?

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Her Name Is

#1 - Her Name Is

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2014

Irisviel has Rin and Luvia sneak her into Illya's school to observe her during classes, later asking them to leave Illya and Kuro to their normal lives. Later that day, as Rin observes a change in the ley lines and Miyu is sent on an errand, a mysterious woman named Bazett Fraga McRemitz appears before Luvia, demanding she hand over the Class Cards. As Luvia and her butler, Auguste, battle against Bazett, Rin tries to find the opportunity to launch a sneak attack, but both their attacks fail, as Bazett prepares to make a move against Illya and Kuro.

star 9.40
38 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue

#2 - Kaleidoscope

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 7, 2013

Even after drawing out the Class Card's true power and managing to damage Berserker, Miyu is still facing a difficult battle. But Illya enters her Trance and comes running to save Miyu from her pinch! Though Berserker, their greatest enemy yet, still stands before them, when the two Kaleid Liners combine their power, a miracle occurs!

star 9.16
43 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
I'll End This Right Here

#3 - I'll End This Right Here

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 31, 2013

Miyu, Rin, and Luvia head to the Mirror World to defeat the final Class Card, Berserker, however they're all having a hard time against Berserker's almost invincible power. Meanwhile, Illya is feeling down as she bathes after running away from being magical girl when her mother, Iri bursts in on her?!

star 9.12
42 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Victory and Flight

#4 - Victory and Flight

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 17, 2013

Everyone managed to pull through somehow, but the next day Illya comes down with a high fever from the strain. Illya takes the day off of school to rest along with Miyu who calls her through Sapphire and Ruby's video phone. But when Illya sees Miyu in her maid uniform, she...

star 9.07
45 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
A Blank, and the End of Night…

#5 - A Blank, and the End of Night…

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 10, 2013

It looked like Rin and Luvia's attacks had managed to defeat the Class Card, Saber, however, they failed to deliver a fatal blow, and everyone faces a counterattack from Saber's Noble Phantasm, Excalibur. When Illya receives an attack boasting such unprecedented power, a sudden change occurs?!

star 9.06
53 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
I'll Be a Normal Girl Again

#6 - I'll Be a Normal Girl Again

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 24, 2013

When Illya recovers her memory during the fight with Assasin, she suffers shock, and grows hesistant to talk to anyone, even Miyu. Now that Illya truly understands the cost and meaning of being a magical girl, she feels terrified and after deep consideration she goes to speak with Rin.

star 9.00
42 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
There are two options?

#7 - There are two options?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 3, 2013

Illya and the others are attacked when Saber suddenly appears. In order to rescue Rin and Luvia who suffered severe injuries while caught off guard, Illya and Miyu fight together. However, Illya's still not used to fighting, making it hard for her to face Saber, and she gets caught in a predicament. What strategy does Ruby have to save the day?!

star 8.92
48 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
We Lost

#8 - We Lost

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 27, 2013

The two teams: Illya and Rin, and Miyu and Luvia head to the riverbed to collect the next Card and face off against Caster. Because Caster is high up in the air, Illya and Miyu have to learn how to fly in order to defeat her. Illya is able to fly with ease, but Miyu has a difficult time.

star 8.81
47 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Who's That?

#9 - Who's That?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 13, 2013

Illya gets dragged into becoming magical girl, but she decides what's done is done and tries to be positve as she practices her magic. However, her practice was all just Ruby teasing her. And so, Illya is forced to handle her first mission without knowing how to use any magic...

star 8.61
51 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Girl Meets Girl

#10 - Girl Meets Girl

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 20, 2013

A mysterious girl, Miyu, suddenly appears when Illya falls into a pinch on her first mission. Miyu then transfers to Illya's school, but not only does she fail to get along with her new classmates, she seems to be against fighting alongside Illya. However, the place Miyu moves into is right in front of Illya's house?!

star 8.51
51 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Golden Boy

#11 - Golden Boy

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 19, 2015

As Caren experiences backflash from her observation spell, the boy, revealed to be the Heroic Spirit of the eighth card, reveals that Miyu is a princess from a parallel world who was born as a complete version of the Holy Grail. Feeling she can't escape her fate, Miyu gives Sapphire to Illya before being pulled into the vortex, completing the Heroic Spirit's ultimate form. Learning that Miyu is still alive inside the demon's body, Kuro and Bazett hold off the demon while Illya, gathering her resolve to rescue her friend, combines Ruby and Sapphire's power to unleash a powerful new transformation.

star 8.50
12 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Calling Your Name From a Corner of the World

#12 - Calling Your Name From a Corner of the World

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 26, 2015

Using her new power, which puts her own body at risk, Illya fights back against the demon while Kuro and the others provide support. As the demon brings out his strongest sword, Ea, Illya uses her full power to defeat it and finally rescue Miyu. Following the battle, Illya and her friends get together to finish their summer homework, with Miyu more than happy to help. Meanwhile, Irisviel and Caren discover the crater has disappeared into a parallel world, where the eighth card is recovered by a mysterious pair.

star 8.42
12 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Normal Life Breaker

#13 - Normal Life Breaker

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2014

After failing to get any information from Kuro, Rin places a seal on her that would cause her pain if anything happens to Illya. When Kuro escapes, Illya has to take drastic measures to keep her from making moves on Shirou. The next day, Kuro causes more problems for Illya when she starts randomly kissing other girls at school to replenish mana. When the two are spotted together by her classmates, Kuro decides to pose as Illya's cousin.

star 8.36
14 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue

#14 - Enforcer

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 5, 2015

The girls are joined by Bazett, who reveals she had dispelled the curse of shared pain a while back, before entering the Mirror World, where they are confronted by the eighth card, shrouded by a black mist. Following their plan, Luvia restrains the enemy while Rin provides a mean to enhance Illya and Miyu's attack, providing an opening for Kuro to attack. However, the enemy manages to block it with a shield and counterattacks, forcing the girls to retreat while Bazett charges in, only to get stabbed by multiple swords wielded by the enemy. As Bazett fights using the Berserker's power, Illya and Kuro stay behind to give her a chance to strike, but are still unable to defeat it. Barely managing to escape, Bazett informs the others that the enemy possesses a second Archer card, before it suddenly appears in the real world.

star 8.27
11 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
The Things Those Hands Protected

#15 - The Things Those Hands Protected

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 10, 2014

Bazett uses her weapon, Fragarach, to counter Miyu's strongest move and take her card, soon setting her sights on Kuro. However, working together with Kuro and Ruby, Illya manages to activate a seal that Rin left behind, allegedly giving her the same curse as Kuro and leaving her unable to harm Illya. Rin also reveals the existence of an eighth card, convincing Bazett to form a truce and leave Illya with half of the cards. As the girls resume their everyday lives and look forward to their tripe to the beach, the mysterious eighth card lies in slumber.

star 8.23
13 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
A Magical Girl is Born!

#16 - A Magical Girl is Born!

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 6, 2013

Illyasviel Von Einzbern, or Illya for short, is an ordinary girl living in Fuyuki City. One day, while she's taking her bath at night, a suspicious magical stick, "Magical Ruby" suddenly flies in, and tries to tempt Illya into becoming a magical girl...?!

star 8.22
63 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
On the Other Side of Lies and Façade

#17 - On the Other Side of Lies and Façade

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2014

Miyu and Kuro have an intense battle before Illya arrives to try and stop them, apologising for the words she said before. When Irisviel suddenly arrives to pick Illya up, Kuro tries to attack her, but she stops her with her own magic. Irisviel reveals Kuro was sealed away so that Illya can become the Holy Grail, with Kuro becoming upset when she learns the Holy Grail War no longer takes place, feeling she has no place to belong. She ends up overusing her mana and starts to disappear, but Illya gives her some of her own mana so that she can last longer. Told by Illya to make her own wish come true, Kuro wishes to have a family, allowing her to come back into existence as a proper member of Illya's family.

star 8.20
15 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Illya x Illya

#18 - Illya x Illya

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2014

Illya finds herself targeted by her dark clone, Kuro Illya, whose creation has resulted in Illya's power becoming weaker. Rin and the others attempt to lure Kuro into a trap, but her ability to read everyone's moves leaves them at a disadvantage. However, Illya manages to draw Kuro into a bog, allowing her to be captured.

star 8.00
16 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Yukatas and Fireworks

#19 - Yukatas and Fireworks

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 21, 2015

Illya's enjoyable summer isn't over! After changing into a yukata, she joins the usual gang and heads to a local festival. As Illya enjoys yo-yo fishing and lottery drawings at the festival, she realizes something dire--she was supposed to wear underwear beneath her yukata! A great tragedy befalls upon her!

star 8.00
7 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
People and Tools

#20 - People and Tools

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 24, 2016

With Sapphire in hand, Illya transforms into a magical girl while still a stuffed bear. Her fierce battle with Rin and Luvia, whose minds have been replaced, leads them all to the bedroom occupied by Erica and Angelica. After regaining her original body, Illya continues to fight Angelica and learns the hidden truth about Miyu.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
The Wild Transfer Student

#21 - The Wild Transfer Student

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2014

Kuro transfers into Illya's class, much to Illya's dismay, and is immediately thrust into a dodgeball match against the classmates she kissed the other day. Feeling her school life is at risk, Illya steps in to challenge Kuro one-on-one, with both sides bringing out their full magical power. Kuro lands a critical hit on Illya's face, but due to their shared pain they both pass out, ending the match in a draw. Whilst recovering, Kuro suspects the school nurse knows more about her existence than she lets on. As Shirou comes to pick up Illya, Miyu is a little perturbed by Kuro's words that she shouldn't stay too close to Illya, lest she find out things she has been keeping secret.

star 7.94
16 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Illya Grow Up!?

#22 - Illya Grow Up!?

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2014

With the ley lines failing to recover despite the cards being retrieved, Rin and Luvia bring Illya and Miyu with them to help seal the lines. However, something goes wrong, leading Illya to become split into two separate people.

star 7.93
14 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Lone Battle

#23 - Lone Battle

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 3, 2014

Bazett, who was previously responsible for collecting the Class Cards, launches a fierce attack against Illya and Kuro in an attempt to take thier cards, completely overwhelming them. Just as they are cornered, Miyu arrives and uses the power of the Rider card Illya managed to protect to fight back against Bazett.

star 7.92
12 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Clash! Cooking Sisters

#24 - Clash! Cooking Sisters

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2014

Illya ends up competing in a baking contest against Kuro, winding up at a disadvantage due to one of her teammates adding bizarre ingredients. The next day, Illya tries to learn how to be regarded by Kuro as a "big sister", with not much success. Later, though, Kuro states how she is relying on Illya to keep supplying her with mana.

star 7.90
10 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue
Girls, Life is Short, so Rot Away!

#25 - Girls, Life is Short, so Rot Away!

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 7, 2015

When they were buying swimsuits in the shopping mall, Mimi caught sight of Illya "resupplying" Kuro. Ever since that day though, she's been unable to stop herself from imagining naughty things. Then, after a few words from Suzuka, Mimi awakens! Illya and Kuro are forced to face the new rose-colored tone Mimi's mind has taken.

star 7.80
10 votes
Writers: Kenji Inoue