PriPara Anime Gets a Second Season, Christmas Collaboration Event Was Successful


Yesterday, the event officials announced at the PriParaPretty Rhythm Christmas ☆ Party that was held in Chiba Prefecture that the idol-anime series, PriPara, will receive a sequel that is slated on April next year. It was teased on the announcement that there will be “new friends” and “new locations.”

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Various performances were also held in the collaborative event. There were live dance performances and fashion shows presented on-stage. There are even karaoke corners, goods and exhibition booth and rental shooting. A PriPara cosplayed character will even welcome you as you enter the event hall. The voice actors of the main characters of PriPara (who are the members of an idol group, i☆Ris) have also hosted the event with their character’s catchphrases such as Manaka Lala’s “Kashikoma!” and Minami Mirei’s “Pop Step Getchu!”

On the first stage event which was held on 11:30 a.m., the idol groups, i☆Ris, Prizmmy☆ and Prism☆Box (Prizmmy☆ & Prism☆Mates), performed the opening and ending theme song of both anime shows on-stage. In order of performance, i☆Ris sang the second opening song of PriPara, Miracle☆Paradise, Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live‘s second ending song, §Rainbow and PriPara‘s first opening song, Make It!. Then Prizmmy☆ sang the second opening theme of Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live, EZ DO DANCE then the first ending theme of PriPara, Jumpin’! Dancin’!. Prism☆Box sang the fourth ending theme of Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live, Happy ☆ Star Restaurant and PriPara‘s second ending theme, Kiraki Runway☆.

The second stage event held on 2:30 p.m continuing live performances of the three idol groups (in order of performance):

  1. CRAZY GONNA CRAZY by Prizmmy☆ (3rd opening theme of Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live)
  2. Kiraki Runway☆ by Prism ☆ Box (2nd ending theme of PriPara)
  3. Medley 01 (Chocolate Paradise & Pojikaru World) by Prism☆Mates
  4. Medley 02 (Glory Days & Dancing Doctor) by Prism☆Mates
  5. I Just Wanna Be With You ~ virtual and reality in between ~ by Prizmmy☆
  6. Jumpin ‘! Dancin’! by Prizmmy☆ (1st ending theme of PriPara)

In addition to the Prism Stone goods, there were new goods exhibited at the booths such as T-shirts, SoLaMi♡SMILE’s movable figures, nendoroids and more. There are also goods featured from the Pretty Rhythm series.

There will be an upcoming PriPara movie titled Gekijou-ban PriPara Mi~nna Atsumare! Prism Tours (PriPara the Movie: Eeeeveryone, Assemble! Prism Tours). It will be released on Japanese theatres starting March 7, 2015. The movie will also feature three characters from the Pretty Rhythm series. The first CM for the movie has also been released:

PriPara is an idol-anime produced by Tatsunoko Production (Psycho-Pass 2, Wake Up, Girls!) and was directed by Makoto Moriwaki (Hyper DollTantei Opera Milky Holmes). It began airing on July 5, 2014. The anime had inspired a Japanese arcade game with the same name that was produced by Takara Tomy. It is Pretty Rhythm‘s arcade game series’ successor. It has also received a shoujo manga adaptation that was written by Hitsuji Tsujinaga and was serialized under Shogakukan Ciao magazine on July 2014.

Synopsis of PriPara from Haruhichan:

PriPara (Prism Paradise) is the successor to the popular Pretty Rhythm series. The first episode aired on July 5th, 2014. The new anime is set in the Pri-Para world, filled with girls’ dreams and yearnings for fashion, dance, and music. Every day, there are auditions that send top idols to worldwide fame on television and online. However, Laala’s school prohibits Pri-Para for elementary school children. An unexpected chance leads Laala to make her first entrance into the world of Pri-Para, where she will make her debut. PriPara is also a new game which is replacing Pretty Rhythm. Like Pretty Rhythm, PriPara has an anime which is based off of the game, and has a story line to it. The main characters that we know so far, Laala, Mirei, and Sophie, are also on the game.

Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live is the third anime series of the Pretty Rhythm franchise succeeding Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream and Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future. The anime aired on April 6, 2013 to March 29, 2014 with 51 total episodes. It was produced by the same studio who animated PriPara but was directed with a different director, Masakazu Hishida, who worked with the past two Pretty Rhythm series.

Synopsis of Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live from Haruhichan:

Naru Ayase is an 8th grader who can see the colors of music when she listens to it. For Naru, who is extremely good at decorating, becoming the owner of a shop like Dear Crown was her dream. One day, she finds out that the manager of a newly-opened shop is recruiting middle school girls who can do Prism Dance, and immediately applies. Naru begins to Prism Dance at the audition, and an aura she’s never experienced spreads out in front of her. At that moment, a mysterious girl named Rinne asks her if she can see “rainbow music”.

Source – DaVinci News