KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- earned 183,433,400 yen as of June 20 with 110,329 tickets sold

These days I’m trying to save all the info I see from stage greetings with the seiyuus, interviews post movie release which contain spoilers, the Kinpri radio(the episode scheduled for June 23 will have Director Hishida Masakazu answering fanmail questions on the movie, next episode will have Kakihara so I think they’ll keep inviting seiyuus) etc etc. I’m waiting until seeing the movie before I read&publish all this, to not spoil myself. If God wills, when the movie is out on DVD, I’ll first do an impressions post without reading these to not “contaminate” my own impressions, then I’ll do another post with all the info I gathered.

I’m gathering everything in a folder. I remember that a lot of the info director was tweeting during Pretty Rhythm’s run on TV from 2011 to 2014, and info from the RL After Party and such events, ended being reworded/compiled in the Rainbow Live Guidebook and the All Star Selection Guidebook. So I’m pretty sure all that Kinpri2 info from stage greetings, prism elite meeting events, etc will probably be compiled in a new KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-  Official Guidebook. But I’m saving it anyway just in case. If a KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-  Official Guidebook happens, I’ll try to buy it and translate it like I’m doing with the others.

Source Director also said at one of the stage greetings that after finishing Kinpri2, his inspiration ran out, but by going to the various stage greetings and events with the seiyuus, hanging out&eating with them, he can feel the characters are still growing, and they might do another new sequel. He said that for now though, the second movie’s screenings and cheer screenings need to do well.

Gonna sound like a teen youtuber, but if you want news remember to follow my Twitter, which I linked above.

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KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- is out in Japan and South Korea

Kinpri2/KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- released in Japan and South Korea on June 10. You can easily find spoilers from english speaking people in Japan on Tumblrs blogs, Twitter, etc. I’m not planning to read spoilers but will probably inevitably see some. I’m really busy these days so I still haven’t finished doing the pre release interviews’ summaries in the previous post(the current sticky) and it’s still under editing.

Most Japanese fans on Twitter,especially all the Pretty Rhythm Yakuzas, are really considerate, and only talk about the movie in MP, or made specific new accounts, or are using apps to hide their tweets. They’re really nice.

Tweeted by Director, him and all the Edel Rose characters’ seiyuu.

Stage greeting on June 11 with Director, Terashima/Shin and Nagatsuka/Leo at Kinecitta cinema in Kawasaki.

They did another one at Ion Cinema in Tama Center in Tama City. Decorations was done by the cinema’s staff, signs and messages were left by fans.

Director did another stage greeting at Cineplex Makuhari cinema in Chiba but with Nagatsuka/Leo alone. It was the first time they did an event with only the two of them.
All of this reminds me of when Kinpri1 got out and when it started getting popular starting end of February 2016, and Director was going all over Japan everyday for the stage greetings and even went to Okinawa.

As I reported in the previous post, during the stage greeting and first public premiere of the movie at Wald9,Tokyo on June 10, they announced a new live event for October 21. It seems very similar to the OTR Special Thanks Party held on September 11 2016. They were both announced very early, and they both happen twice the same day so more people can attend. And the September 11 event was when KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- was announced, so they might announce something new there again.

In my case, I think they might announce a Kinpri TV anime.

I don’t consider KING OF PRISM a spinoff to Rainbow Live but a direct sequel, I’ve often seen english news site refers it to as a”older females audience oriented spinoff of the little girls oriented series Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live”. KING OF PRISM is a sequel, not a spinoff. It’s true Naru and her friends aren’t the main characters anymore and it now focuses on Hiro Kouji Kazuki and their juniors, but Hiro Kouji and Kazuki were already main characters in Rainbow Live, and the villain is still the same. While I remember the staff may have used the word “spinoff “in some interviews to describe KING OF PRISM, it’s definitely considered as a sequel by the staff as well.

I think it’s bad to be hung up over these kind of things, and it’s just anime, just a hobby, so I’m not gonna push it further. It’s a similar case to how people call Pretty Rhythm an “idol anime” when it isn’t and what I already wrote about this in the past. It’s fine to call it one, but it’s slightly misguiding to do so. And the staff themselves have already used the words “idol anime” to describe it, but also say it isn’t, just like when Director said during Kinpri’s announcement1 “You’d think it’s bad business wise to do another male idol anime as this market is crowaded. However, we aren’t making anime about idols, we’re making anime about Prism Stars”.

Now what would be a spinoff would be if in 2019-2020 for the 10 anniversary of the Pretty Rhythm series they do a new project crossover with PriPara and past seasons.

Enoki Azusa san(Mion) tweeted she appears in KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-, reprising her role as Hiro’s mother. Unsurprising since this is Pretty Rhythm and parents characters are important.
She also went to see the movie on release day June 10. (on the premiere at Wald 9 I think)She says it was fun watching it with everyone, she wants to see it again and support her son. It seems Mion also appears voiced in some way as she said so herself, and she also RTed/subtweeted and answered a lot of people talking about it on twitter saying stuff like how “Mion appears in Kinpri2”. (I could look into it but I try to avoid spoilers)

Kinpri1 DVD was announced on March 21 2016 for a June 17 release. So I guess DVD for Kinpri2 should be announced in August, for a October 2017 release.

Similar to the KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm Prism Elite Meeting events they did last year, they announced the second KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- Prism Elite Meeting event for June 17. (The first one was the June 7 event with Director, Nishi san and Kato san). I hope it’ll be streamed online. Last year I didn’t care about spoilers, so I could watch these live when they were streamed and write reports about it, but I want to avoid spoilers as much as possible this time, so I will just save the stream if it’s streamed and keep it for later. At worst if it’s not streamed, there will always be Kunieda5gogo’s blog where I could check what happened after seeing the movie myself.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/imagine/20170613/

On June 13, NHK world broadcasted Imagine Nation, featuring  KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-.  It features an interview of Pretty Rhythm director Hishida Masakazu, Avex Producer Nishi Hiroko and Pretty Rhythm CG Director Otobe Yoshihiro.
I haven’t watched it yet as I’m really busy, and it shows a lot of the Prism Show scenes of Kinpri2, and I want to avoid spoilers anyway. I think I’ll only “listen” to it, since they dubbed the interviews in English. They talk about how Kinpri was made, it’s surprising popularity, how it became a cultural phenomenon in Japan changing the way cinema is enjoyed, being the first movie to do Cheer Screenings, etc.
Technically, there were others who did it before it, like the first Pretty Rhythm movie. I’m currently writing a post that would basically be this video, but ultra complete and detailed, regrouping all the background info about Kinpri’s making history and how it became a huge thing. Basically I’m doing a “everything you should know about the KING OF PRISM phenomenon” post. I hope I manage to finish it soon.

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KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- info&interviews prior to the movie’s release on June 10

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Edit: post is now done, added summaries for all the interviews I found from before the movie was released.

I updated this post with new info as days passed until June 10.  After the info from the first Preview Screening Event, I included summaries of interviews. Director Hishida Masakzu or Producer Nishi Hiroko have been doing lotsof interviews the days before June 10 to promote the movie. The seiyuus too. I’ve also added screenshots of the movie they published before release day on June 10. Lastly, I also included the translation of the message Director posted on twitter shortly before the movie released.

Kinpri1=KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm
Kinpri2=KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-
Ouenjouei=screenings of the movie when you can come cosplayed, dub over lines, scream&cheer and use glowsticks. I sometimes translate it as “cheer screenings”.

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Pretty Rhythm News May 2017

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by 地方民

You can find all previous posts and translations on this page.

It’s been so long since the last post that even if I bookmark and write down and save everything I want to talk about, there may be things I forgot to put in this post.

I also didn’t go through all of director tweets from June 2016 to now. I check  his tweets almost daily, but I usually check everything he tweeted between each post I did, in case I missed anything important. Didn’t do it this time, it’ll take me too much time.

From June to September 2016, nothing too big happened except the announcement of KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-. From September to December 2016, I was playing Persona 5 during my free time. Since January 2017 I’ve also been busy with others things. That’s why it’s been almost a year since the last general news post, and there’s some things I wrote in this post which are almost one year old. However, from September 2016 to now, I did write posts whenever something big happened, on here and on twitter, so I’ll just link these. This means there’s a lot of embedded tweets in this post. It’s the first time I do this, there’s some tweets that don’t display and I don’t know how to resize embedded tweets. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out weird and people with toasters can still read this post.

You can find my Twitter here. I try to report Pretty Rhythm news as soon as I can on twitter. A Wordpress blog like this isn’t the best way to be “popular” in 2017, and it would be “better” to post all the news on Twitter or another social media. I don’t want to do it though, as twitter is bad for writing good things and keeping track of information. I prefer my current way of doing things, with these news posts.

Nowadays, there’s multiple blogs, Tumblr pages like this one that covers a lot of Pretty Rhythm things, some of which I also cover in this post. It even has translations too. For example, if you’re keeping track of magazine releases, it’s much better than my blog since with the tumblr system they can make a new post whenever a magazine containing Pretty Rhythm material is announced, without clogging their post history.
Edit: There’s this tumblr too that posts new Pretty Rhythm news very fast and sometimes posts summaries of stuff in magazines as well, forgot to include it.

If you want to know magazines releases with Pretty Rhythm material ASAP, you should follow that tumblr or follow those magazines directly on twitter. I’m only interested in the magazines for the interviews and short stories.The magazine release list I do in my post is primarily for myself so I’ll easily know what to buy if I ever have tons of money to spend.

I’m not anymore the only person regularly reporting Pretty Rhythm news in English, but it won’t change my way of doing things. I won’t try to be more “competitive” because in the first place, I’m looking for news and reporting them because I want to know them myself, not because ANN or other sites didn’t report them. So I’ll naturally post about things I haven’t seen on other sites, at least the ones I check. While I do jokingly say “hey look, ANN didn’t report this” from time to time, pointing fingers at them isn’t actually my goal. If there’s something Pretty Rhythm related which is unreported in ANN or Crunchyroll or other blogs,  I’l try my best to find it, because I’m doing it for myself first, and put it here to share. So in the end it’s not like I’ll be putting in more effort or try to do some competition. I hope what I’m saying isn’t too confusing and my point is getting across.

I’m happy more people are into Pretty Rhythm now. I hope one day there will be a very reliable and complete source of Pretty Rhythm info in English, that way I’ll be able to stop doing these posts.

Thinking about it now, when I started covering Pretty Rhythm, if I was evil and a 12 years old kid I could have even made money out of this. By starting a forum and monopolizing the Pretty Rhythm English fandom, writing rants on social media about how any other forum or fandom is “illegitimate”, swindling people into paying me for translations, swindling kids with tons of free time and with Japanese knowledge into helping me(Japanese Americans from Hawaii for example), etc.  I’m not sure how to explain it but you should get what I mean if you’ve been on the internet for a few years. I’m very happy I didn’t turn like that and none of this happened, as it would mean I’d be a scumbag.

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Pretty Rhythm watching order guide

To celebrate how it’s been 7 years since May 2010 when I started this blog, I’m publishing a “‘how to get into the Pretty Rhythm franchise” guide.(that’s pretty much just a pretext, I don’t care about anniversaries)
I see a lot of Japanese fans writing guides like this on Twitter so I thought I’d do one too.  If you only saw the Kinpri movie and want to see more
if you watch PriPara and want to know what was the series that originated it
if you like Bakemonogatari and want to watch more things with Watanabe Akio designed characters
If you like Love Live and wondering how Love Live director learned how to make good CG scenes
if you like Aikatsu! and a friend just taunted you saying “Pfff, Aikatsu! copied everything from Pretty Rhythm”
If you want to watch Pretty Rhythm and don’t know where to start, this is the thing you need, perhaps.

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Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Blu-ray Box release commemoration event (9oct2016)

Sources are twitter and Kunieda5gogo’s blog: a very dedicated and cool jp fan going to as many Pretty Rhythm official events and talk shows as possible and writing down what was said. I think I already linked it in the past.

On October 9 2016, there was an event to celebrate the release of the first Rainbow Live BD box. IIRC tickets for the events were in the preorders of the 1st bdbox. People present were Avex Producer Nishi Hiroko who was asking the questions, Katou Emiri/Naru, Serizawa Yuu/Ann, Komatsu Mikako/Ito and Sakura Ayane/Rinne.

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KING OF PRISM -Pride the Hero- PV2 released

PV2 bringing some new things to the table of speculation. Most of it only confirms things we were already expecting, there’s no big surprise except that Shin Louis possible kiss scene, and how Jin may force Kouji to write a song for Schwarz Rose in some way. Besides that, the PV doesn’t really have anything surprising and it’s pretty much what I expected or already known. I’m hyped, but I was already hyped in the first place. Also, it’s possible the lines heard and the scenes shown don’t match.

These girls are at the very front of the stage and have some nametags so they’re part of the special fanclub of whoever is performing.
It seems they are cameos of people linked to Pretty Rhythm in some way. At least the one at the far left is. The girl at the far left is Gojou Sakura. Or rather what she “officially” looks like. Gojou Sakura is the alias Pretty Rhythm/Kinpri director Hishida Masakazu uses when directing Fairilu.
Right pic is Gojou Sakura’s “official photo” which was once posted by the Fairilu Twitter.
I need to search on twitter to see if the others girls are cameos as well. Pretty Rhythm fans on twitter probably posted about who the others are.

It’s Jin and Louis at the top.(or maybe Juné?) You can see judges below them so this is a tournament. So this is either the Prism King Cup or one of the qualification tournaments for it. I think they let Jin there since he’s the current Prism King. It’s also possible he will bribe or sponsor or even buy the tournaments. Seeing how far they’re willing to make Jin go and criticize IRL showbizz/idol industry at the same time I expect him to actually do it. Remember all his very IRL echoing lines in Kinpri 1, like “everything’s a copy of everything anyway”.

Shin Louis duo/duel show is something everyone expected to happen.  However it actually won’t be at the Prism King Cup. They’re at Tama River, the same place they first met in Kinpri1. Back in November 2016, there was a press release showing that white rose rink stage saying it’s at Tama river, along with a pic of Shin wearing that same winter coat. (they also showed Alexander and his room).
This means that just as Louis says “hey let’s do a Prism Show together right now” they just randomly meet at that place and decide to do one. That’s also why they’re wearing everyday clothes instead of coords.

This means there might be another Shin Louis Duo/Vs later at the Prism King Cup.

I’m pretty sure just like Juné based her appearance on Maria, Louis’s appearance is based on Jin. I don’t think Louis=Shin, despite them being born on the same day. Everything points out to it, but I think it’s fake hints as I don’t think they’ll do the same twist twice. The key to what their relation is will be the identity of the pendant person. In Kinpri 1, Louis refers to the pendant as a male person. Maybe it’s Shin from the future who died and turned into a pendant cuz prism magic.

That scene was in PV1 as well. Forgot if I mentioned it back then but that’s a dragon at the right if you look closely.(A chinese dragon drawn on a circle like that makes me think of Shenmue’s Dragon Mirror.)

Hijiri wants to help Jin saying”I want my brother to remember the prism sparkle”. As I said since kinpri1, Kinpri2 will end with Jin becoming good again, thanks to Shin’s power which is making people remember their love for Prism Shows. I think Louis is a Prism Messenger sent to help Jin become good again, and Shin’s power is the key to that, hence why Louis made Shin get into Prism Shows.

The end scene wil probably be Juné and Hijiri’s wedding or something, with Jin being the representant of Hijiri’s family.

Hijiri doing Starlight Express. This is a flashback, unless they find a magical way to heal Hijiri’s leg and we actually get Jin Vs Hijiri.

Kazuki says he’ll let Taiga be the street style representative of Edel Rose. He’s saying this as he’s leaving Edel Rose as shown at the end of Kinpri 1. This doesn’t means Kazuki won’t participate in the Prism King cup though. Unless his rematch against Alexander happens during the qualifications and he ends up loosing. This is really exciting how it’ll turn out.

Hiro must be thinking of Kouji. I still cling to my theory that Hiro is going to perform using Happy Naru as the only Kouji song he has access to.

Kouji and the staff of the Hollywood movie he’s composing for. The short man with the blue scarf looks a lot like Hiromi Yuu that was in DMF episode 32(I’ll never forget that episode as that’s when the symphonia gate to hell first appears)

I think It’s Yu speaking:”Kouji would never accept writing a song for Schwarz Rose!”. Seems Jin will somehow make Kouji work for him? Maybe how he gots the rights for Pride too. I guess we finally know why Jin is lending money to Hijiri.(that’s what the paper Jin is throwin says) Hijiri or Kouji sold Pride rights to Jin in exchange of the money.  Or it may be completely unrelated.

Are these guys Street Style Prism Stars too? Gonna be awesome.

Shin saying he can’t do Prism Jumps anymore. I think it’s because he’ll have conflicted feelings. They already shown multiple times through the series this can happen, like Rizumu being unable to do Prism Jumps at the very beginning of AD while Aira could.
I don’t think it’s a case of Prism Sparkle disappearing, I don’t think they’ll rehash plot points. Though this could actually happen, as the main cause was Jin, and Jin is still evil.

As I said, it’s possible the lines heard and the scenes shown don’t match. I learned that well with Persona 5’s PVs. “Get back up!! Hiiirooo!” definitely isn’t what Kouji is actually screaming there, as the lip synch doesn’t match.
Judging from this line, and how Kouji may go work for Schwarz Rose, and how Kouji is wearing the HiroxKouji coord and is seen fighting someone both here and in PV1, this points more and more to a Hiro Vs Kouji. I already said so before when pv1 had Kouji saying “The way you are right now, you don’t deserve to sing Pride!” to Hiro, seems to be happening. I hope Kouji will do other jumps than Ito/Mion’s jumps. I’m also really looking forward to Yu’s Jewel Spin Zeus. Maybe he’ll do his own version of Moeru Grand Cross Spin too.

Louis confesses his love to Shin and seems during their duel, he’ll capture Shin and kiss him. With Louis’ line “I traveled thousands of year to meet you, don’t you remember?”, maybe Louis was Shin’s lover in the past/future/alternate universe and why he wanted to meet him. Maybe the reincarnation of his past lover. They already said reincarnation can happens between universes like Yamada being reincarnated as Tanaka in RL so it’s possible. I wonder if one of them used to be a girl before or if they were gay for each other before too.
Still doesn’t explain who the pendant boy is too.
Like I already said once, I’m not a supporter of homosexuality and I think it’s wrong, but it’s not my place to judge people or decide for them what they should think is wrong or not. It’s not like I’m homophobe either and don’t mind having an actual homosexual relationship happen there. Plus I know Pretty Rhythm director won’t do male gay things for no story reason just to please fujoshis. I’m saying this because I wonder if some people will actually protest about it. Going “it’s scandalous a show that used to be for little girls turned into this” or whatever complains that could arise. Though I guess these people already left long ago. And like I already said when Kinpri1 was announced, Pretty Rhythm always had fujoshi pandering and gay undertones anyway, between Shou and Yun Su, Itsuki and Yon Fa, etc.
Anyway I’ll wait until actually seeing the movie before saying more.

This rink stage has huge dragons and representations Fuujin and Raijin, the gods of thunder and clouds in japanese mythology. Pretty sure this Thunder Storm Session is a qualification tournament for the Prism King Cup, like the Power Hall Session they show during the flashback in RL 44. Seeing the stage’s theme though, maybe it’s a qualification tournaments specifically for Street Style Prism Stars.

When they show the stage right after at 00:50, the voice that speaks saying “the strongest will compete to become king”  sounds a lot like Chiba Susumu/Jun. I really hope I’m not imagining it and there’s a notJun in Rainbow Live-Kinpri universe that they will introduce. Gonna be absolutely awesome Jun is back. Seeing what Sugita said(see below later) about the movie having tons of things from the previous series, I really REALLY hope it’s the case.

The same dragon background can be seen during Alec’s Headspin Levitation. Assuming Alec is figthing Kazuki, this means their rematch happens at the qualifications, not the actual Prism King Cup. Maybe Kazuki really will loose and Taiga will beat Alec at the Prism King Cup?

Sugita/Takadanobaba George and his team The Shuffle(aka notCallings boys).

Well at least I think that’s him, the design art they showed for George isn’t colored but this looks like him. The hairstyle seems to match.
Edit: Yeah it’s him.

Sugita who’s voicing him, recently talked about the movie: “I recorded my part.It was amazing.There’s much more Pretty Rhythm related jokes than I expected, and plot etc, to the point when I wonder if the girls who got in the series starting Kinpri1 will understand everything. I think even if you’re a guy it’s totally fine to go watch the movie asap when it releases,just like I’m planning to”

The fifth guy at the far right wasn’t in Kinpri 1. He seems to be the same guy Jin threw out from the trap door in Kinpri 1. I don’t think Jin would pick back someone he threw away though so probably someone else.

In the many Kinpri events etc I translated last year, they hinted Yamada Ryou will do a Prism Show in Kinpri 2 so it’s not a coincidence he’s in this shot.

Taiga screaming “I’m your opponent!!” to someone, probably Alec, seems to point more and more he’ll be the one to defeat him instead of Kazuki. They said beforehand Taiga will get a moment to shine as he’s the one who won the fan election last year. That’s also why they show him the most among the new Edel Rose boys in this PV. They already confirmed he’ll participate in the Prism King Cup too, meaning he’ll be among the finalists in the qualifications.
Kakeru is also confirmed to have a Prism Show. Director hinted the movie is more than twice big Kinpri 1, so this would mean around 2hours, so I think they can cram in all that.
The 26th April they’ll actually start selling this fan.

At the end, Hijiri says “The Prism goddess has blessed a new King!”, he’ll probably say that line at the end of the Prism King Cup when either Shin, Hiro or Leo wins? Pretty sure it’ll be either one of them. Shin and Hiro are obvious choices, Leo it’s because they hinted a lot that he’s actually a super strong Prism Star. I’m betting on him. He’ll probably fight George.

I hope I’ll be able to do publish a big news post soon. I also need to check japanese fans’s reactions on twitter to see if I missed anything about this PV.

Edit:

There’s a fan on twitter suggesting all the other girls are alter egos of the main staff, from left to right:
Director/Gojou Sakura/Hishida Masakazu
Producer Yoda Ken
Producer Nishi Hiroko
CG director Otobe Yoshihiro
Sound director Nagasaki Yukio
Chara designer Matsuura Mai
CG team member Kyougoku Takahiko
Afaik the others never used alter egos too. and there’s nothing hinting on their identities so I don’t think that’s right. I think they’re all really random people they drew besides Director. That person on twitter above are the only person I saw mentioning this, everyone else talks about how there’s director/Gojou Sakura but think the others are just random people.

Didn’t notice before: the news articles reporting the PV say it shows a character called Sanada, who’s a director/manager/someone important at Juuouin Holdings(Kakeru’s family company). The only character shown in the PV we don’t know is the masked man in Jin’s jaccuzi, so I guess that’s him.

There’s also these screenshots on news sites.

Fans on Twitter realized Kouji’s Prism Show they show in PV2 for some reason will take place in space, and they’re reusing the spaceport background that was used during Celepara Kagekidan Sophie Star Wars part. It’s not the first time they reuse assets like that, PriPara reused tons of CG things from Pretty Rhythm.
The building with the pink lights is the same, and the ground is the same as well.

If Kouji really is fighting Hiro like I think he does, this means Hiro and Kouji at some point move to space during their fight, and they decided to reuse that background to avoid making a new one. The scene where the show Kouji screaming, which probably happens before or after the fight, it seems to take place in the Edel Rose underground training rink, so I guess they move to space after doing a jump and actually stay there?
Anyway, it’s really impressive these two persons noticed it, I didn’t notice at all.

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Kinpri mobage announced: KING OF PRISM Prism Rush!LIVE

Got announced today.  It’s scheduled to be released this summer. It will be free to play with microtransactions.

Site:

Twitter:

Pre registrations are open. Some people who preregistered will get special prizes when the game launches. Seems it plays like a rhythm game during the “Prism rush” part, and then there’s a part called “Eyecatch” where you need to touch the screen when two symbols will overlap to activate the Prism Jump. Seems to be like the original Pretty Rhythm arcade game. You make a team with 4 characters but they don’t do a Prism Show together, they do it one at a time, once a character is finished he baton touches the next character.

There will be story events, coords and Prism Jumps not in the movies. The story events will change according to the characters in your team. Some story events will take place between the two movies, some of which have already been shown in other media. For example there will be a story event about the Christmas Party with Yu writing Dramatic Love, which was already shown in the ova of the limited edition of Kinpri1. For now there’s 12 characters: OTR, the Edel Rose boys, Alexander and Louis. Maybe they’ll add other characters later, like Ryou.

The game’s scneario is written by Tsubota Fumi, who worked on the series in the past and who you should know well if you read this blog as I translated interviews with her.

The last thing is a list of Prism Jumps. Seems each character will have one signature Prism Jump when the game laucnhes, and they plan to add more later.

Maybe it’ll actually be fun if you like rhythm games and you can deal with the microtransactions. I know I definitly won’t play it. Mobage is my worst enemy. And I stopped playing rhythm games for a few years now anyway. So I’ll probably wait for people to upload the events on youtube instead of playing myself.

Current list of jumps:

Kouji:Do Re Mi Fa Slider

(Mion’s jump. I guess they’ll keep making him jump Mion’s jumps? Hachimitsu Kiss was hers as well.)

(Some people don’t like it, including a fanartist I really like who often draws Hiro or Naru pics. They’re the one who does awesome Naru pics each year for her birthday. Above, they tweeted”Please stop making Mihama Kouji do girls’ Prism Jumps!! Plus it’s a Mion sama jump again!!”)

Hiro: Nijuu Ichi Seiki Generation (21st century generation)

Kazuki: Shakunetsu Wave RED ZONE (burning wave red zone)

Shin: Shin Mugen Hug

Yuki: プリズムジャンプ十八番 夢模様朧霞 (I don’t know how to read or translate this)

Taiga: Matsuri da! Wasshoi! Fortune Boy ni Hanataba wo (It’s a festival!! wasshoi!! A flower bouquet s for the fortune boy!! )
(“wasshoi” is an expression shouted during festivals, or shouted by the audience during a baseball match, etc.  It’s a shout to encourage people basically.It’s a contraction of “wa wo seou”, which means “we carry Japan”.  According to games like the Ryuga Gotoku series, Yakuza people like to say it too)

Kakeru: Honki de date! o mo te na shi First Class he go shotai (A serious date! Inviting you to the entertaining First Class)

Minato: Ore no Dolce, Minato no kimagure Caramelize (My Dolce, Minato’s fickle caramelize)

Leo: Doki? momoiro kurukuru lollipop (hearthrob? Pink spinning lollipop)

Yu: Jewel Spin Zeus(One of the jumps I’m the most hyped to see in Kinpri 2. I hope he has a “Moeru! Grand Zeus Spin!” too)

Louis: Unmei no Synchro Moon Eclipse( Synchro is spelled “シンクロ” in japanese. He has “シン/Shin” in the name of his signature jump just like Shin. Looks like another hint that he’s related to Shin somehow.)

Alec: Koutetsu no 6Pack-Core Wonder! (6Pack-Core Wonder of steel!)

The source code of the game’s site is Shin skating

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Manuel Valls won’t be the next French President

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[Spoilers] Persona 5 story impressions

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Knowing Sugita that was totally a Nobunaga The Fool reference.

Please do not read this post if you haven’t finished the game yet. There’s many points you won’t get unless you played the game anyway. There’s also Persona 4 spoilers. I think it’ll be a shame to not 100% enjoy one of the best games of the decade because of spoiling yourself in order to be a cool kid on the net. You’ll be wasting both your fun and life.

I wrote a spoiler free review here.

Webms & pics that weren’t took with my smartphone are courtesy of their makers.

I tried to organize this post the best way I could think of, but I’m not a very good writer, so I apologize as some parts may be confusing. It’s also very long as I have a lot of things to say about the game as it was really interesting. Similar to what I say about Pretty Rhythm, Persona 5 made me hit the maximum amount of happiness I can be regarding my hobbies. Persona 4 is one of the best games I aver played, but Persona 5 is much better, one of the best games I ever played and the best I played in years. Along with SRW games it was the biggest reason why I initially bought a ps3 in 2014. It feels weird that I finally finished the game now after waiting for it so long. I still vividly remember how excited I was when the teaser and PV1 got released, and now I actually finished the game. It feels weird. If you’re patient things go your way one day.

Since the end of September 2016, I’ve completely shut myself from Persona related things to avoid spoilers while playing the game, and only started checking some things around when I was nearly done with writing this post, as I didn’t want to get influenced by other’s impressions. The only background info about the game I know is how 123 could have been a main character. So it’s possible there’s some things I mention in this post that already got confirmed or denied in the artbook or other interviews. For now I only discussed the game with a very nice Italian online friend I recently made.

I didn’t spend time to read the artbook myself and only skimmed through it for now. Persona 5 is popular so people will translate things in it, so I don’t feel like doing it. Back in August I didn’t wait for someone to do it and checked the demo impressions myself, as I really wanted to read them, being impatient about the game getting out. Now it’s not the case anymore.

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