The TV anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya features Illyas viel von Einzbern from the Fate series as the main character. The anime movie Fate/kaleid Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow, which was released on 26 August 2017, goes back to the final episode of Season 4, Fate/kaleid liner Prism Illya 3rei!!, and describes the meeting and bond between Shirou Emiya and Miyu Satsuki in a parallel world.
On 2 September, 2 weeks after the release date, Noriaki Sugiyama (Shirou Emiya), Kaori Nazuka (Miyu Satsuki), and Mai Kadowaki (Illyasviel von Einzbern) attended a stage greeting event. Now that the film has been released, the cast members were free to talk about previously unmentionable highlights .
Sugiyama, Nazuka, and Kadowaki took to the stage. The trio were dressed in black and white outfits and greeted the fans with a bow. The fans, who had just finished watching the movie, welcomed them with applause.
The film is a sequel to Season 4 of the TV series Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya that has been adapted into an anime series since 2013. Sugiyama said about the movie, ‘I think that there could’ve been a fifth season but to continuously watch Shirou’s story in the parallel world, a movie may have been the better choice.’ Kadowaki also said, ‘The movie form is the most wonderful’, agreeing with Sugiyama. Nazuka said, ‘I was happy because I had wanted them to continue.’
For the new fans who might haven’t yet watched the TV series, when asked about his character’s charms Sugiyama said, ‘Shirou is a philanthropist in any world. He is a young boy who is wishing for the happiness of those around him, such as for Miyu and Illya.’ Then he added, ‘Shinji-kun (Shinjo Mato) is, too!’, exciting the fans.
Nazuka, who plays the main character of this film, Miya Satsuki, said, ‘For now, the first impression is of a girl who doesn’t open her heart. She was raised without knowing how to trust people, but thanks to Shirou, she has grown into a warm girl. I think that as you watch this film you will think “Oh, I see.”’
The main character of anime, Illyasviel von Einzbern, is played by Kadowaki. About Illya she said, ‘She’s cute and tries her best, and she really is a normal girl in a good way.’ She also said that, while watching her move forward for her friends, she wondered if Illya could become a main character like Shirou .
Also, when asked about the most passionate scene in this film, Sugiyama chose the final one. There are many battle and other exciting scenes, but because this is a film about Miyu and Shirou’s bond, Sugiyama said, ‘Shirou’s final line carried a lot of passion.’
Nazuka said that when she finished watching the completed product, she was very tired because of how exciting it was. ‘My emotions were swinging between warmth and sadness. Sad words made my chest tighten and lonely words pushed me along. I couldn’t keep up and felt that both Miya and Illya have become adults [laugh].’ She also said that her favorite scene is when Miyu’s emotions start to move. The scene where Miyu is developing emotions and where her expressions and actions are revealed as her bond with Shirou deepened is a must-watch.
At the end of the stage greeting, Sugiyama was asked, ‘Between Miyu, Illya, and Chloe von Einzbern, who would you choose as a little sister?’ Hearing this, Nazuka and Kadowaki tried to appeal with Sakura Mato and called out to Sugiyama saying, ‘Senpai!’ In this midst of this, Sugiyama said, ‘All three of them are cute but…’. He was obviously worrying about who to pick, but then he suddenly said, ‘Having watched the movie, I choose Miyu!’ After that, he seemed worried saying, ‘Is it okay? A Berserker won’t suddenly appear and forcibly remove me from the venue, right?’ causing the audience to break out into laughter. The event ended with smiles on everyone’s faces.
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya: Oath Under Snow
Official Site: http://anime.prisma-illya.jp/movie/sekka/