A new commercial has been released for the fourth season of the anime adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama’s Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! This 15 second video briefly teases the events and new characters for the upcoming season. The anime has been reported to air for a total of 12 episodes.
The Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! anime will be airing on July 6th on AT-X at 11:30pm JST, during the Summer 2016 anime season.
Here is the anime’s promotional video:
The main cast of the upcoming anime includes:
- Mai Kadowaki (Sanya V. Litvyak from Strike Witches) returns to voice Illyasviel von Einzbern
- Kaori Nazuka (Nunnally Lamperouge from Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) is voicing Miyu Edelfelt
- Misato Fukuen (Hikage Miyauchi in Non Non Biyori) as Tanaka
- Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) will voice Beatrice Flowerchild
- Ryoko Shiraishi (Hayate Ayasaki from Hayate no Gotoku!) voices Angelica
The remainder of the revealed cast includes:
- Chiwa Saito (Homura Akemi in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) who will voice Chloe Von Einzburn
- Shizuka Itou (Akeno Himejima from High School DxD) as Luviagelita Edelfelt
- Kana Ueda (Yumi Fukuzawa from Maria-sama ga Miteru) is voicing Rin Tohsaka
The production staff from the previous anime will return for the fourth season:
- General Director: Shin Oonuma (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Kokoro Connect)
- Directors: Masaru Takahashi (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! and Tasogare Otome×Amnesia Animation Director) and Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!, Shomin Sample)
- Script Writer: Hazuki Minase (C³ creator)
- Series Composer: Kenji Inoue (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
- Anime Character Designer: Kazuya Hirata (Shomin Sample and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Animation Director)
- Music Composer: TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND (Witch Craft Works, Trinity Seven)
- Animation Studio: Silver Link (Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori)
The fourth season of the anime will be adapting the Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya Drei!! manga, which is the third manga and a direct sequel to the second manga in the series, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!. The anime itself had seasons two and three focusing on the second manga series, with the most recent anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz! finishing its broadcast on September 26th last year.
Here is a brief synopsis of the series from MAL:
Illyasviel von Einzbern is a normal schoolgirl in Japan. She lives with her overachieving nice guy older brother Shirou Emiya and her two maids, her parents are perpetually out of the country, and she has fanciful dreams of using magic to make her dreams of love with Shirou come true. Enter fierce rivals Rin Tohsaka and Luviagelita Edelfelt, two Magi who have been sent to Japan by Zelretch the Wizard Marshall, Master of Parallel Worlds, with the powerful sentient Kaleidosticks to collect the mysterious Class Cards and clean up their mess. After getting fed up with their constant infighting, one Kaleidostick, Magical Ruby, senses Illya’s fleeting dream of magic and leaves Rin for her, tricking her into becoming a magical girl. Now Illya is being forced by Rin to collect the dangerous Class Cards in her place. But perhaps more dangerous still are Illya’s own mysteries that may have unknowingly attracted Ruby to her.