…Holy shit, that was kinky.
I think my expression was identical to Ilya’s during that kiss scene. I mean, just wow. It was so gloriously long, and there was so much tongue! Kuro was surprisingly forceful, but I think Miyu got into it about halfway through. That had to be one of, if not the most erotic kiss scenes I’ve ever seen in anime, and Prisma Illya is a loli yuri no less. I don’t know whether things were that steamy in the manga, but the ice-cream stick scene is nothing compared to this – my admiration for both Kuro Ilya and Silver Link has just sky-rocketed in the past hour. Somehow I feel so fulfilled right now. And oddly excited. I even put in a video because it was just so wonderful.
Okay, let’s move on to something vaguely more serious. It’s probably not a surprise to anyone that Kuro Ilya has a personality and will thus be a trickier opponent to face off against – the corrupt Heroic Spirits couldn’t think up complex tactics or counters due to their lack of an actual mind, although I’m sort of interested in knowing how Archer was originally sealed and how much trouble the magicians who dealt with him had. With Archer’s powers, Kuro becomes even more dangerous to a strangely weakened Ilya – putting that little oddity aside, it’s weird that she knows so much about things she really shouldn’t. And apart from her knowledge of Berserker, she was perfectly aware of what Rule Breaker was and of her own status as an entity formed of mana – and in addition to that, she knew stuff about magical girls that I doubt Ilya or Miyu themselves even knew in detail. The icing on the cake is what looks like some sort of command seal on her body, which the OP had no qualms about revealing. I’m now fairly sure she wasn’t just “created” on the spot last episode, but from all this it almost sounds like Kuro was “watching” things play out from somewhere – after all, to trace Berserker’s huge slab of rock Kuro needs to have seen it before. Although on the other hand, Kuro fell into that bottomless bog, and had no idea it existed after a happily smug Rin and Luvia explained it to her. So it can’t have been that. Once again, I’m back at square one.
Finally, although the primary conflict should remain with Kuro Ilya for now, there are several other parties that will no doubt be making moves in the future, both for better and for worse. Bazett made a couple of appearances in the OP, and Kiritsugu and Irisviel appear to be thinking about Ilya wherever they are – I wonder if Iri will be returning to Fuyuki like she did last season? And of course, there was some Caren this episode. She contributed to today’s batch of great lines with her casually twisted comments on puking up organs! Even though Miyu was dubious as to whether she really was a nurse or not, I’m sure Caren can pass off as one by just having the uniform. It’s like asking whether Kirei really was a priest. Oh wait.
To be fair, Miyu probably forgot about Caren’s very existence after she finished sucking face with Kuro. And to think, she was just firing off casual pick-up lines to Ilya right before they were attacked – “You’re more important to me than compulsory education, Ilya.” Funnily enough, had that kiss scene not been included I would have probably gone on about the loli fanservice Kuro gave us or Ilya being tied up and hung from a tree branch, but now those seem so softcore in comparison. I’m expecting great things from Silver Link from now on. Oh, and from Kuro too. Give us Ilya x Ilya for real next time, alright?
Seriously, I can’t believe this show is rated PG-13.