Following from the simulcast plans announced by Crunchyroll a few days ago, Sentai Filmworks have come out of the woodwork and announced that are the company who hold the North American rights to Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. Set in a mythical alternate universe of the Fate/Stay Night franchise, this title features direction by Shin Oonuma (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, ef ~ a tale of memories), character designs by Nozomi Ushijima, series composition by Kenji Inoue and music by Tatsuya Katou.
Illyaviel von Einzbern seems like a normal school girl, but all that changes when a magic wand named Ruby decides that young Illya is the perfect choice to be her new “master.” On the plus side, that means Illya can use Ruby to gain magical powers. On the negative, Ruby’s previous owner, Rin Tosaka, isn’t exactly thrilled to be de-wanded, especially since she’s just accepted an assignment from the Wizard Zelretch to collect seven magical Class Cards holding legendary spirits inside. However, since the unbending wand is sticking to its decision, the only solution is for Illya to take up the task while Rin supervises.
Meanwhile, another girl named Miyu has been chosen by the magic wand Sapphire as HER new master, much to the irritation of Sapphire’s previous master, Rin’s arch rival Luvia Edelfelt! Exactly what kind of plan are the wands conjuring up? It’s a mystical fantasy set in an alternate universe to the popular Fate/Stay Night franchise, in which some very familiar looking characters end up in some very different and completely unexpected situations! Prepare to be en-spelled as six magic-challenged maidens hit the road to adventure in Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya!
As the earlier announcement by Crunchyroll confirms, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya will be available from this month via digital outlets with a home video released planned for 2014. It is unknown if they plan for an English dub.