The BEST Episodes of Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2020
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?
#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.
#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!
#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?!
#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...
#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?!
#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.
#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?!
#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.
#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...
#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?!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#14 - 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...?!
#15 - On the Other Side of Lies and Facade
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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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!
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Observer
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 12, 2015
Luvia collapses the ceiling onto the enemy so that everyone can escape, but it transforms itself into a craft that starts heading towards the city. Just then, the girls are approached by Caren, revealed to be an observer for the Holy Church, who had placed a bound field around the city to keep anyone from seeing anything, giving the girls an opportunity to rest. As Caren theorises that the creature is targeting the Holy Grail, with Kuro deducing it relates to a different Holy Grail War entirely, the enemy starts heading towards Mt. Enzou, where it uncovers a magic circle. While trying to push them out of it, Illya pushes out a human boy that was inside it.
#25 - Woven Miracles
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 21, 2016
With Shirou down, Illya and the others are completely cornered by the infinite horde of Heroic Spirits pouring out of Julian's dark cube. All seems lost when a mysterious sword appears before them! Seizing the new sword, Illya finally puts a stop to the spill, but Julian and Erica escape. Finally able to relax, everyone, including the abandoned Angelica proceeds to Shirou's home to recoup, where they see a whole new side of Miyu.