KING OF PRISM survey July 2018

Survey is here. They didn’t say how long it’ll last but probably until mid July 2018.

This survey was originally only for people who attended the Rose Party 2018 event on June 10, but they decided to get more opinions and let everyone take it.

1st page needs you to check the box accepting the conditions. 2nd page is personal info: nickname sex age prefecture of residence, mail address, occupation and if you’re married.  Put in Gunma prefecture as living place since would genuinely like to live there and I like Initial D.
Needless to say, for mandatory answers where you can write something, you should write in Japanese if you wanna be sure it’ll be taken into account. I guess use google translate as I can’t help with that.
Beware, you’ll have to restart if you take too much time to complete the survey.

Q1 How many times did you watch KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-?

Q2 Which version of the disc release did you buy?

Q3 What’s the best thing about -PRIDE the HERO-? Only one choice possible.

The Prism Shows
The Characters
The Story
The Cheer Screenings
The Stage Greetings with the staff and seiyuu
The music
The voice actresses and actors
The staff which worked on it
Something else: write here

(I voted for Prism Shows)

Q4 Why did you watch -PRIDE the HERO- multiple times in cinema?

Because the movie is good
Because I wanted to see the stage greetings
Because I wanted to go to the special screenings for the characters’ birthdays
Because of the freebies goods
Because friends invited me
Something else

(I technically never watched it in cinema but checked everything  and added “I want to support the series”)

Q5 Same question as Q4 but only one choice possible
(I voted for “because the movie is good”)

Q6 Do you often watch anime movies at cinema?

Q7 Which anime movies have you seen recently (google the japanese name of the movies then copypaste them. It’s fine if you only put in one choice, same with similar up to three choices possible questions)

Q8 What kind of freebies do you like to get when seeing an anime movie at cinemas?

Cards
Shikishi
Coasters
Bookmarks
Ticket holders
Clear Files
Film Coma (those movie band like things)
Goods
Other: write here

Q9 What kind of special video before or after the movie, rotating each week, do you like?

“Mind your manners in theaters” videos
Short video before the actual movie
Short video after the actual movie
Something else:

Q10 Do you watch TV anime?

Q11 What did you watch recently?
(I put FMP4, Persona 5, Prichan)

Q12 Which TV anime did you buy on disc recently?
(I put in FMP s1 though I didn’t get it recently)

Q13 How often to you attend anime related events?
At least once a month
At least every 2 or 3 months
At least every 6 months
At least once a year

Q14 Do you often go to Live Viewings for anime events? (when an event, concert, stage greeting etc, is streamed live in other theaters)

                                                                 I often go to           I sometimes go to               I don’t go much to                   I never go to
Events with the seiyuu
Live concerts
Events with the seiyuu acting as their characters

Q15 Explain your answers in 14 (this is mandatory but you need to type something. I guess resort to google translate as just putting in blank spaces don’t work.)

Q16 Who are your favorite characters in the KING OF PRISM franchise?

(I checked everything and also added all the girls and all the other characters I like that are seen in the movies, if even just a picture: (プリズムの女神、神浜奈津子、神浜丈幸、ヒロの母、法月皇、五反田ココロ、御徒町ツルギ、鶯谷モンド、神田ミツバ、MCタック、ジュネ様、田中会長、なるちゃん、あんちゃん、いとちゃん、ベル様、わかな、おと、りんねちゃん、赤井めが姉ぇ、モモ)

Q17 Same question but only one choice possible
(Among the new characters I like Taiga, Alec and Joji the most. Among the olders I like Hiro and Bell the most. But I like everyone alot so it was hard choosing. Ended up voting for Bell.)

Q18 Did you buy YOUNG OF PRISM goods?

Q19 (appears if you answered no to Q 18 so I guess just answer yes to 18 to skip this) Explain why you didn’t buy YOUNG OF PRISM goods

Q20 Did you buy the KING OF PRISM SUPER LIVE MUSIC READY SPARKING! disc release? (october 21 2017 concert event)

Q211 (Appears if you answered no.) Please tell us why
I usually don’t buy disc releases like these
I didn’t know it was out on disc
There’s other things I wanna get instead
Other:

Q22 Do you play KING OF PRISM Prism Rush! LIVE

(Q 23 24 25 are skipped if you answer no)

Q23 How often do you login?
Every day
2-3 times a week
Once a week
Once a month
Other

Q24 What would you like to see for the game’s 1st anniversary event

Q25 Share your proposals for the game. What do you like or dislike, what kind of new functionality do you want etc (I guess rely on google translate)

Q26 did you preorder the disc release of the KING OF PRISM Rose Party 2018 ? (June 10 2018 event)
I did right after the announcement, at the event
I did
I haven’t but I’m planning to
I’m undecided
I won’t preorder it

Q27 Explain your choice in 26

Q28 Do you have a message about the KING OF PRISM franchise?

I wrote in Japanese:
Both movies are the best anime movies of our era. I don’t play Kinpri Rush but I like the stories in it. While Pretty Rhythm focused on the girls, the boys had focus too. There isn’t only male or only female main characters, and it’s one of the many reasons making it better than other idol shows. So even if KING OF PRISM focuses on male characters, I would like the female characters to have a bit more screentime. I would like new female characters too, and I want Leo Taiga Minato’s sisters to appear in Shiny Seven Stars. I want more of Shin and Louis hanging each other, like date scenes. I want more romance subplots for other characters too. I want more duo/trio/team prism shows/jumps. I wish you will make the male Prism Stars appear in Pretty All Friends. I wish you could negotiate with a game company to make a Pretty Series RPG on consoles. I wish you could negotiate with Bandai Namco to put Pretty Series in Super Robot Taisen.

Q29 would you like to be contacted by mail for future surveys?

Top option is yes, bottom is no.

On the next page, click the right button to send. And you’re done.

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Pretty All Friends Episodes 2-3 translation

Episode 2 : Happy Lucky reunion at the Aurora Country!

The Pretty All Friends reach the Aurora country, a fantastic world with a permanent Aurora in its skies.  Moved by this wonderful sight, they’re eager to see all the Prism Sparkle they’ll be able to collect here. They head to the Prism Stone Shop in order to prepare for their live show. However, what awaited them was a surprising declaration from Akaii Meganee: “I’m so soooorry, some people already booked the shop’s stage, so I can’t let you girls use it. That’s how the system goooes!”
“Cool, are we going to fight monsters?!”
“Or rivals!!”
“Or maybe an evil organization?!”
Mia, Laala and Yui start getting excited.
“Um, that seems pretty far-fetched, we should go take a look instead…” interjects Aira, as she starts heading towards the stage. As she gets closer, the audience’s cheers can be heard clearly, along with familiar voices… Turns out the ones using the stage are Rizumu and Mion, Aira’s friends and Mia’s mentors!! It seems they both got transported here by the Rainbow Bridge when visiting the Prism Stone shop in their original world. Mion, Aira and Rizumu are overjoyed to see each other again, and decide to perform “Hop! Step!! Jump!!!”. Thanks to their overwhelming performance, they manage to collect a great amount of Prism Sparkle! Happy Lucky!! Together with their Mion and Rizumu, the Pretty All Friends head to the next world!!!

Episode 3 : The mascots’ special day

“Hey?! The sweets are all gone!! Did Mia sneakily stuff herself again?” Screams Naru as she opens the fridge. Looking around, she finds pieces of biscuit scattered on the ground. As they seem to form a trail, she decides to follow it and ends up in a forest. In the shade of one of the biggest tree, Naru finds a small live stage and multiple mascots, carrying the missing sweets.
“Today is a beary special day! You guys better put everything you’ve got in the prep work!!”
“Stop bossing us around and start working as well!!” says Rabichi as he kicks Kuma.
The mascots are preparing the “Prism Paradise Can Can”, a daylong festival where they dance and eat together. However, the preparations are in a complete stalemate. The mascots who can speak keep bickering with each other, and the mascots who can’t speak keep lazing around. Unable to bear such a pitiful sight, Naru gets on the stage. “Everyooone, let’s link our hands together!!” screams Naru. The mascots and Naru start singing “Heart♥Iro♥Tori Dre~am,” dancing and singing together, becoming Happy Naru! Thanks to Naru saving the day, the Prism Paradise Can Can could be held and she collected some Prism Sparkle as well!

Impressions: I guess in the NEW Prism Trailer there’s a fridge and daily necessities facilities and stuff. And they were stopped in a weird place in-between worlds? or some unnamed world, and Naru got down the magic bus to reach the forest. Also the reference to French Can Can makes me convinced it’s Director Hishida writing these stories, he likes references to French things like that.
Episode 2 with the MARs visual published on June 7 2018.
Episode 3 with all the series’ mascots visual was published on July 1 2018. Hopefully the first week of August we’ll get an episode 4 with a Callings visual and episode. If they sadly don’t include the boys, next visual will probably be Serenon with K then. At least we’re sure all the girls will be in, as they included Mion and Rizumu, and the mascot episode has all the girls’ mascots on the key visual.

You can find all episodes so far on TakaraTomy-Arts’ site. We still don’t know if PAF will just be text like that along with the cosmetics, or if they’ll make an tv anime, movie or game.
On July 2, Duel Portal TCG news site also reported that Pretty All Friends cards of Aira Mia Naru Laala and Yui will be released on August 31. There’s been no official announcement though so I’m not sure what card game it’ll be for. The cards use the same illustrations as the first PAF key visual.

 

 

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KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- announced at Rose Party 2018 event

ANN already posted about it so you should read this first for the general info

Preorder tickets for the 1st movie.

Still haven’t finished the english version of my pretty series history thing, but if you read my old posts, you should know producer Nishi, chara designer Matsuura, director Hishida and producer Yoda, initially wanted to do a TV Series for Kinpri, so this announcement isn’t surprising. They finally managed to get what they wanted. But Cheer Screenings are part of Pretty Series DNA, and without movies they can’t release simultaneously/very fast in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong…, so they’re using the TV series’ episodes to make movies as well. Logical. At least the first movie will be out before the TV anime, and then we don’t know yet for the other 3 movies. The movies will also have short movies at the start, like the ones that were in Kinpri and Kinpra, so in a sense the movie versions of Shiny Seven Stars will be the final versions.

Another thing that hinted towards a TV Series is how Director didn’t return to direct Fairilu season 3 starting July 2018, and he already said in the past he can’t direct two TV series at same time. Spring 2019 means Shiny Seven Stars TV anime should start in April 2019. This also means that whatever Pretty All Friends turns out to be, if it’s a TV anime, it won’t air during January->July 2019, as Director will be busy working on Shiny Seven Stars. With the recent reveal that Mion and Rizumu are in Pretty All Friends as well, it pretty much confirms all the female characters will be, so now I hope the male ones will be in too. That way if it’s an anime, we’ll get a new Hishida Pretty Rhythm anime with both male and female characters focus. I guess it’s still possible for PAF to release in 2018, there’s 6 months left. But yeah, whether TV or movie or whatever, even if the copyright says 2018, the most probable answer is release in 2020 for the 10th anniversary of Pretty Rhythm.

Director posted on Instagram the abbreviation for KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- is Kinsta or SSS, pronounced sususu, (just  like how Kouji pronounces Hachimitsu Kiss haha. ) The production committee’s name is now “KING OF PRISM SSS Production Committee” too.  Maybe the strange way it’s written on the visual he posted is some kind of hint for the story.

So now we have:

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm is Kinpri
KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- is Kinpra
KING OF PRISM -Over the Sunshine- is Butakin
KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars- is Kinsta
(for the record, Prism Rush Live aka Kinpri mobage is Purirara)

Starting this month, the Kinpri mobage,  KING OF PRISM Prism Rush! LIVE, will do a event story called “Road To Shiny Seven Stars”,written by Director. There will be a new one every month, and it’ll be linked to the new anime. In June, the first event will also have Shin sing Naru’s solo song Heart Iro Tori Dream. Before Kinpra released, I used to think Hiro would sing it at Prism King Cup, so this is funny. I wonder if the others will sing some of the girls’ songs too. What if Alec sings Oto’s song hahaha.

First 3 episodes/first movie will focus on Taiga and Yukisama.
Then Kakeru, Joji and Minato
Then Leo, Yu and Alec
Then Louis, Shin and ???

It’s nice they’re immediately focusing  on the most popular character, Taiga, in the first movie/episodes. And they’re leaving Shin Louis for last.

Interesting points in the video:
Both Alec and Joji’s quotes basically means they’ve changed. Joji’s one especially makes me think he’ll stop using a ghost singer, but I don’t think Sugita will sing, so we’ll see.
I guess the “Unknown” character is you know who, shown in PRIDE the HERO. I don’t think they’ll introduce a new character. Shin’s quotes “I’m so sorry… I’ve done something unforgivable…” and “Who the hell am I” also teases that this new anime will give us non cryptic explanations on the Shin Louis mystery. Before PRIDE the HERO released, Director had already said the movie wouldn’t fully explain it, so I was expecting the next anime project to.

Cast list has Hijiri Jin Rei and Yamada so they’ll appear too. Even before PRIDE the HERO, they’ve been teasing a Yamada Prism Show, so maybe this will happen there. The girls and OTR should appear too. Not listed doesn’t necessarily means no appearance.

Overall I’m super happy about this. Was a predictable announcement but still hyped. We’ll finally get to see more of the Kinpri boys. While they all play an important role or part in PRIDE the HERO, even if you count both movies, some characters like Leo barely have lines in the end. I guess one could be worried about the fact that’s it’s only 1 cour but I’m sure they’ll do fine. I’m also expecting them to use as much as possible all the stories in the mobage and magazines as a sprinboard to make things smoother. While they presented it that way,  I don’t think the series will actually be purely episodic and my guess is each episode will link into each other as much as possible.

CG Director is going to be really busy working on this and Prichan, I hope he’ll be ok. When they make the CG, he handles the ‘finishing touches’ all by himself: making sure the movements of the motion capture actor and the 3D model are well calibrated so there’s no clipping through clothes etc, the movement of the clothes and hair, etc. This means he’ll need to do that for both Prichan and SSS at the same time. At least, he used to do this all by himself when they worked on PRIDE the HERO’s CG, as shown in his interview on NHK World on the documentary they did on Kinpri and Cheer Screenings. Maybe there’s someone on the CG team good enough to help him with that now.

I’m not gonna write much about the Rose Party 2018 event itself because they announced the release of the event on disc on November 23rd 2018. Will be able to buy and watch it then anyway. On the official site, they said it’ll have two discs, 1st one being footage of the event, second one is indisclosed yet(probably backstage footage), but they already announced the bonuses you get depending on which shop you preorder. And Animumo will have a CD of Dramatic LOVE with Edel Rose seiyuu but Takeuchi and Aoi too. Animumo being owned by Avex they always get the “best” bonus.

Here’s a few tidbits of the noon session, the one which was streamed live in cinemas in Japan and South Korea:

They did the talk show first, then the story played live by the seiyuu, and ended with the live part.

The staff on twitter uploaded a video and pics of all the flower stands sent in by fans.

Tidbits translated from the Mantanweb, Natalie, Voice media etc reports and comments from fans on Twitter (be sure to check these reports, there’s a lot of photos)

Terashima said it’s thanks to the Prism Elite they could do all this. One of the producer(I’m guessing Yoda san) also told him a few days ago before the event how they finally managed to accomplish what they initially wanted to do (TV anime) and how it took 3 years since the first Kinpri announcement.

During the talk show part, the seiyuu separated intro 3 groups of 3, and played a game. Each group randomly picked from a box a character’s name and background, and then had to make up something to make it work together. Seems it was really funny.

The story written by Director that the seiyuu played out live “The Kakyouin senior high school section’s entrance ceremony is today!!” was pretty fun apparently. Morikubo Showtaro as Coo made a surprise appearance in the story too. (His part was recorded beforehand) (Remainder Kakyouin is the name of the “normal”school belonging to Edel Rose)

Live part song list:

01 レッドナイトヴァンパイア
02 約束のサジタリウス
03 Starved For You
04 氷上白浪男
05 Surprise Decoration!
06 Sweet Sweet Replies!
07 Sing New Shine!
08 ルナティックDEStiNy
09 CRAZY GONNA CRAZY
10 ドラマティックLOVE

SSS announcement was a surprise at the end of the live part. Lotof people cried. And all nine seiyuu returned on stage after the announcement video. They also did a message for fans watching in South Korea, and again said how Kinpri has no borders. Shouta Aoi said everyone is shining and the event was tons of fun even if it rained.  Yuuma said “let’s make Kinpri into a legend”.

Still about Yuuma: “when saying goodbye as the event was ending, he said Kinpri continues Pretty Rhythm’s legacy, as expected of the man with two sisters involved in the series”

When Nagatsuka thanked the fans for supporting them and for joining them at the event, everyone answered thank you in unison. At the end they did Dramatic LOVE but with Aoi and Takeuchi too.

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Rain 89, ghosts from the past, 2nd half

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This is the second game where this happens now so I guess it’ll become a running gag. I guess Sanger  will actually be the one to sing Gong during the Keisar Ephes fight.

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Rain 89, ghosts from the past, 1st half

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La franchise Pretty Rhythm et le phénomène KING OF PRISM

Note: Aux Sama Awards 2018, l’article a remporté le prix de la passion. Merci beaucoup!!

Tout le monde connait Your Name de Shinkai Makoto, mais il existe un autre film entré dans l’histoire en 2016: KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm. Pretty Rhythm étant mon anime préféré de cette décennie, il fallait bien que j’y consacre un article en Français un jour. Et quitte à le faire, autant le faire bien et tout expliquer, tout en divulgâchant le moins possible. En espérant un jour une sortie Française ou au moins une projection des films lors d’une convention.

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm (officiellement abrégé en Kinpri), est un film issu de la franchise Pretty Rhythm, sorti au Japon le 10 Janvier 2016 avec une programmation dans 14 cinémas seulement. Bien que la franchise Pretty Rhythm vise pour audience les petites filles, Kinpri cible les personnes plus âgées et les aficionados de BL. Le film n’a pas eu beaucoup de succès à sa sortie, et au bout de 3 semaine il  n’était plus que dans 9 cinémas. Le staff s’attendait au pire. Pourtant, il a fini par vendre plus de 800 million de yen de tickets, en Mai 2016 le film était programmé dans plus de 100 cinémas à travers le Japon, et il est resté dans les salles de cinémas pendant 9 mois. Tout ça grâce au bouche à oreille des fans de Pretty Rhythm extrêmement motivés sur Twitter, et les 応援上映/ouenjouei/Cheer Screenings/Séances à encouragements: des séances où il est possible de venir en cosplay, d’utiliser des glowstick, de chanter ou encore répondre aux répliques des personnages, parfois à certains moments sous-titrés spécialement faits pour. La dernière diffusion dans le cinéma où le film avait fait sa première, le Shinjuku Wald Nine, fut le 2 Septembre 2016, sachant que le film était déjà sorti en disque depuis le 17 juin. Le film est aussi sorti en Corée du Sud le 11 Août 2016,  et a battu le record Sud Coréen du film d’animation resté le plus longtemps programmé au cinéma, record détenu précédemment par le film Love Live! The School Idol Movie!.
Une suite, KING OF PRISM –PRIDE the HERO-(Kinpri2 ou Kinpra) fut annoncé le 11 Septembre 2016 et est sortie au cinéma le 10 Juin 2017, simultanément au Japon et en Corée du Sud.

Tout ça, c’est les uniques infos que l’on peut lire sur Kinpri sur la majorité des sites d’anime, même japonais(MantanWeb, etc). La franchise Pretty Rhythm n’ayant pas eu de grand succès avant Kinpri, la plupart des sites n’ont jamais vraiment suivit son actualité avant ça, à part les grosses annonces du genre l’annonce d’une nouvelle saison. Cependant, le film a un background beaucoup plus complexe qu’il n’y parait, et a connu une production extrêmement difficile. L’audience cible a t’elle réellement changée entre Pretty Rhythm et Kinpri?  Qu’est ce qui s’est passé pour que le film rencontre un tel succès au fil du temps? Y’a des skates sur le visuel, du coup c’est pas juste Yuri on Ice mais avec des idols et des clones de Shinji & Kaworu?

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Kiratto Pri☆chan 3-4

Time goes too fast, we’re already at episode 4. Also I get the feeling I spent too much time on this, will try to make next posts shorter. Need to make choices to do other things too. Like that Pretty Series history thing that I started in September 2017 and still haven’t finished lol. Still haven’t translated anything related to Kinpri 2 too.

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Persona5A 4

Still the same as usual, though a bit less rushed. Like every episode so far, they’re doing a very good job rewriting the story to fit an anime’s pace. Tae’s intro was good. Munehisa’s too though he didn’t even talk for now. They also established the fact their physical abilities and the items they bring get enhanced in the other world. Despite skipping straight to the treasure in episode 3 after just a bit of exploration, they actually showed more of the dungeon this time too.

I think the negotiation scene was the best thing so far they replicated from the game, since it doesn’t need much animation. The Persona getting into Joker’s mask effect was even cooler than the game too, and this is the first time I can say this so far. Fusing during the boss battle didn’t surprise me, as “gameplay changes” like that are very frequent in game to anime adaptation like that. In fact, while they understood they need to take tons of liberties with the story, they don’t take enough with the gameplay elements, hence why the battles look so boring.

Most of the boss fight scene was really bland just like the other fights so far. And with lots of weird stuff like Kamoshida shooting his super attack right near the party instead of right on them. Because obviously it would mean they died if something like that hit them directly, as there’s no HP here. They could have just made them run around or try to seek cover or something, instead of just standing waiting for their turn like if it was a turn based game.

It’s just my own theory but I think the fights are boring because the anime was too soon compared to the game release. The anime staff didn’t get the time to get to know the game better and imagine cool ways to make it into an anime. And I mean before actually working on the anime. Persona 4 isn’t even 5% as cool as Persona 5, and yet the fights in its anime adaptation were fine and cool because the staff had more time for the game to get ingrained in their lives, as the anime happened years after. I think that’s what the problem is, and not whether the animators on P5 are good or not. Obviously though, they had schedule problems as they only finished the OP animation now.

The first half is kinda bland but the second half of it is really cool with stuff like that super cool Sae scene.

The most shocking thing is how they’re bringing out the fact that everything so far is a flashback from some current present with Goro saying he found out about Joker and his pals. Despite how they’ve already established what we see is a flashback during Joker’s interrogation by Sae, like in the game. It feels really weird and overly complicated just to shove in more Goro, which I find hilarious. They’re trying really really hard with the fanservice. Anyone who didn’t play the game would have no idea what the hell that scene. Are we gonna get Goro flashforwards now instead of the Sae Joker interrogation?

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Kiratto Pri☆chan 1-2

It’s the first episodes of a new series so there’s tons of new info and it’s really fun to write about it. Next posts will probably be shorter, unless the series turn out really good and there’s things to write about every week. If it becomes bad or better to watch in batches like PriPara, I’ll try to keep blogging it in batches of episodes.

As you should already know, Prichan is the new thing succeeding Pripara, so you don’t need to have seen Pretty Rhythm or PriPara to watch Prichan.

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