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Prismriver Sisters

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The Prismriver Sisters (プリズムリバー三姉妹 Purizumuribaa San-shimai) are three characters name Lunasa Prismriver, Merlin Prismriver and Lyrica Prismriver, each first appearing as the stage 4 boss of Perfect Cherry Blossom. Lunasa, Merlin and Lyrica are collectively called the "Prismriver Ensemble" and perform at parties and festivals. Although at first sight their instruments, Lunasa with the violin, Merlin with the trumpet, and Lyrica with the keyboard, seem scattered and disconnected, they still perform magnificent music. There is a fourth Prismriver, named Layla Prismriver.

General Information

Because these three sisters are created Poltergeists who were made by Layla Prismriver to have the appearance and personalities of her three older sisters from whom she had been separated, they are technically all the same age since they were presumably created at the same time. They only act out the roles of oldest, middle, and youngest sister based on whichever one they were made to resemble.

It is known based on their official profiles and from comments by Eiki that none of the original four sisters are still alive today, although it's unknown how long ago the events were that spawned these three poltergeists occurred.

Ability

Performing on musical instruments without hands or feet

In Perfect Cherry Blossom, this is the main ability that all three sisters have been specified to have. This probably derives from the ability poltergeists have, put to specific use in performing with musical instruments. By manipulating the spirits of instruments, they're able to manipulate the spirits of notes to create sounds. Since they needn't have direct contact with the instruments, they're able to play music impossible to play by hand.

Since the three sisters' musical performance is something that they have learned themselves after Layla's death, their previous ability was probably along the lines of "moving things without hands or feet" or "performing notes without hands or feet". The former is because poltergeists in general can move things and made them float. The latter is because in the general phenomena of poltergeists, they can be heard from anywhere, like a rapping noise for example.

Background Information

Name

Sometimes "Prismriver" is translated as niji-kawa (虹川), which means "rainbow river", even though "rainbow" does not mean "prism". Thus, she and her sisters are sometimes referred to as the "niji-kawa sisters" (虹川三姉妹).

Gallery

Spell Cards

Additional Information

  • Their spell card background has an image of a score for Last Spring, from Two Elegiac Melodies by Edvard Grieg.
  • Layla Prismriver, the youngest of the original four sisters, has never had any known official art. Her only mention seems to be in the Prismrivers' official profiles.
  • The Prismriver Sisters, along with Mystia Lorelei and Yuuka Kazami, are the only Windows-era-spell card-capable characters not to appear in Shoot the Bullet.

Fandom

  • Since Lunasa is the eldest sister, she's commonly referred to as "older sister" (ルナ姉 luna-nee).

Official Profiles

Official Sources