That was an excellent ending to a great show. Now that was completely satisfying as opposed to episode 50. Episode 50 didn’t have any cameos and stuff so I was getting worried, but everything turned out nicely in the end. Really glad I watched this show.
As a side note, just like a few others occasions throughout the show (Bell manager episode, inn episode), that whole episode felt really Pretty Rhythm-like, as opposed to most of Rainbow Live which was quite different from the other seasons.
Episode starts just like the first one, with Naru waking up. It also starts just like Aurora Dream’s final episode, with Aira waking up.
The only difference is that Aira woke up as Prism Queen and didn’t change that much, oversleeping, still being klutzy and all, while Naru didn’t become Queen but doesn’t get up late anymore and is a little less clumsy.
Newspaper says that Juné and Hijiri did love each other. Hijiri becoming new chairmain of Edel Rose. Beef, Chicken, Fish and Chips starting a new group.
Ann’s dad got more character development than Ann herself.
Naru’s classmates which we saw five or six times in the whole show. One of them is actually voiced by Hara Sayuri/Rizumu too, but I never know which.
One is called Jozenji Ai and the other is Uchida Rina.
It’s normal Naru won’t be Prism Stone manager anymore since it was for her professional experience in 2nd year of middle school. She’s a third year now so it’s over now.
Ann joined so she could bake sweets but she can do it at home now so she doesn’t have any reason to work there anymore.
Ito was working there to save up money to buy her dad’s guitar, she doesn’t need to do that anymore either. That’s why everyone is graduating from Prism Stone.
THIS SCEEENE. Really laughed at how they made Tanaka say “Tanaka desu… ga”, stealthily imitating Yamada’s “Yamada desu”.
These costumes are based on their very first outfits. The hats are different along with a few other details.
Yeah Ann! Show some respect to the real boss please.
Hahaha Rabbittchi crying. These guys are still as cute ugly as ever.
Momo became recognized as a legendary designer, who surpassed the seventh coord dresses. When declining Peacock Sensei’s offer to stay in the Prism World, she said that there’s no “high and low” in Prism Shows. That’s what she said to Coo some time ago when he told her that Naru and co are now aiming for higher heights in Prism Shows (when they started training seriously after episode 13). Basically she means you should just do it for fun and that’s how you’ll get better. It’s not like both ideas oppose each other, she meant that people shouldn’t be arrogant etc about Prism Shows, basically what Edel Rose was doing.
This was so hilarious. They even put the AD/DMF bgm too. Too bad Penguin Sensei ended up in mascot hell. It’s true he screwed up badly but that was still mean.
Coo x Momo confirmed. That’s what the Director actually means when he always says on Twitter that Pretty Rhythm isn’t aimed at kids but at everyone rite? There’s Hiro being gay, Otoha being gay, and even this for penguin-sexuals. And that’s not even bringing up the SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP between Yamada/Tanaka and Penguin Sensei.
This alongside his white suit are my favorite outfits Hijiri wore. Kou decided to make Hijiri the new chairman of Edel Rose, with Bell as the female leader and Hiro as the male leader.
The girl on the top left is one of the girls who participated in the audition to replace Otoha in episode 21. I think we saw the one at the bottom some time too but can’t remember. And of course there’s Fake Otoha girl. They all didn’t know about Bell’s change so that’s why they weren’t enchanted when she was announced to be leader, but once she sincerely apologized to them they all felt much better. Fake Otoha won’t go through with her revenge plan and assassinate Bell now.
I didn’t see in there the poor super cute girl from episode 34 who got fired by Jin though, I hope she got back in Edel Rose or another prism show school.
Mfw when this whole scene. “I got a small place for you guys to do your live at”
I was like: “Is it going to happen??? Is it going to happen??
OOHH MY GOOOOOOOOOOD YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES IT’S HAPPENING!!!!!!
Kitagawa san saved Rainbow Live. Everything after that was just so great I could’ve cried.
Great how they didn’t forgot how Kazuki is actually really stressed about doing Prism Shows in front of a large crowd. I think he could guess Wakana is bad under pressure because he’s actually the same.
Fish looks waaaay too excited there.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too excited.
Kazuki took over his role model Kurokawa Rei’s title as the “Street Charisma”.
OVER THE RAINBOW!!! The boys trio unit is finally born!!
It finally happened!! Kouji doing a Prism Show!!!
Hiro doing his version of Kazuki’s Freedom pose.
These capes are so hilariously ridiculous it’s awesome.
Hiro is doomed to wear stomach exposing outfits till the end of his life.
Bros being bros.
OH MY GOD
WOAH WOAW WOAAAAAAH
IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING. FIRST THE BOYS UNIT THEN THIS AM I DREAMING
ALL THESE TEXTBOOK VILLAIN LINES, MY SIDES ARE MOVING ON THEIR OWN
Also notice how he disappears under the rose petal.
The only thing missing was him choking from evil laughing too much.Probably the only reason they didn’t do it is because
SPOILERThey actually already did it once with the villain in DMF SPOILER
I knew Jin would definitely appear again before the end of the show but I thought he’d reform and become a good member of society. Usually even the irredeemable guys get redemption and end up as good persons in Pretty Rhythm. Really didn’t think he’d turn into full PRISM BLACK ROSE VAMPIRE villain and scheme revenge. Too bad the show is over.
PRETTY RHYTHM RAINBOW LIVE GAYEST KIDS SHOW EVER
ALL THIS FABULOUS
ALL THIS RIDICULOUS
ALL THIS AWESOME
KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Yay Juné finally got her happy end. That was so sweet. Seems after loosing her memories she just wandered at the place they first met all the time, and Hijiri found her there and confessed to her.
In terms of development Bell is the best but Juné is the most beautiful 2D girl of the show.
Well I guess this counts as Rainbow Live’s riverside epilogue scene, except it’s a lake. It was really sweet and I love Juné and Hijiri.
It definitely didn’t mark me as much as Aurora Dream’s scene though(top pic)
I’ll remember forever Kyouko’s line there: “Being at the riverside like this… if we were both guys I’d give you a good punch right now.”
Dear My Future’s (middle pic) was really touching too with Aira and Mia thanking each other.
Hiro did confess to Bell and she rejected him. Sadly they didn’t show it but I guess in the end she still only thought of him as a friend. Then Naru realizes that she actually loved Kouji and that the reason she cried in Rinne’s arms back in episode 26 was because Kouji and Ito already loved each other. I’m surprised. Back then I thought they made her say “huh, why I am crying?” because it’s a super classic line in these kinds of situations.
NARU ACTUALLY REALLY DIDN’T REALIZE WHY SHE WAS CRYING UNTIL NOW.
I guess Hiro and Naru gonna end together? They hinted to it a lot thorough the show. Last time was episode 42. Well we’ll never know as it’s over.
And then just like with Dear My Future, we got a slideshow of all the characters going on with their lives, with the heroines’ song playing.
Ito is super cute. She’s my favorite by far in Happy Rain. She also got the most development by far between them, going from easily annoyed bitch to LOVE.
Also, I think that outfit is actually the one in the stone her mother gave her.
They made their family band and Yuu became the batter just like he said in one of the flashbacks.
Kouji looks so cooooooooooool!! And he’s wearing the same clothes as his dad.
This ended up super silly just like in episode 40 with Kazuki’s cousin Naomi. So I guess it’s in continuity with what happened so far.
Wakana Ann and Kazuki’s love triangle was played for comedy almost all the time. The time when they went at the cinema, then episode 40 with fake girlfriend Naomi, then this. They didn’t do much with it since Ann never got too much development or screen time and only Kazuki and Wakana did.
I always say that Pretty Rhythm feels a lot like older shoujo&sports shows I watched as a kid. In all of these, if there was a love triangle it would actually get resolved at the end, so I was pretty surprised by this uncertain outcome. If I was Kazuki I’d choose Wakana right away.
YAY FAMILY REUNION NOW THIS IS PRETTY RHYTHM!!
Hiro sure is a nice person, his mom definitely wasn’t the best around when he was a kid and yet he never hated her, and even actually called her the best mom there is. The same can also be said with Kouji and his mom. That’s a really good moral there.
Otoha started teaching at Edel Rose as she’s actually one of the top Prism Stars there is.
In this epilogue they only showed Wakana’s parents among the Edel Rose girls. Her parents were the best by far. After Futaba and Tadashi, the parents I liked the most are Tsuru and Gen, since it’s Aira x Shou 2.0. Then Natsuko because she’s beautiful and because of the Lucky Star flashback ep with the Beverly Hills feels, even though she was a bitch with Kouji and Ito for a while. Then Bell’s mom. Then Hiro’s mom. Then I guess all the others parents.
Funny faces!! NOW THIS IS PRETTY RHYTHM!!!
Bell is teaching the other students too, as Prism Queen. She’s on good terms with Fake Otoha now too. Speaking of which we finally know her name thanks to Bell. She’s called Hana. She was credited too, as 研究生/Research Student. She’s voiced by Miyazaki Ui.
So Dragon Dining is the name of the restaurant they all work at.
This is really hilarious. The director once said on twitter a long time ago that maybe Bifichiki one day will get Pair Tomos/penguins and do a Prism BBQ. In the end it really happened, it turned into Prism Cooking.
It’s nice they’re having fun with the show and put all the crazy ideas they had in this final episode. Would have been better if it was like that the whole show but eh whatever.
I guess now that Rinne propagated the Prism Radiance in this world and taught Prism Live, a lot of Prism Stars got their own flying animal and started doing their Prism Whatever. Like I just said, Director hinted at this a long time ago too. The reason he brought this up back then was because someone told him that tournaments starting the second cour are unfair for the others who can’t do Prism Live, and that there’s no way they can win. He said that the others could learn it too if there’s enough Prism Radiance and/or if they’ve got pure hearts or whatever was it he said again.
Also, that sea horse is a reference to Tatsunoko studio’s emblem. Tatsunoko means sea horse too.
Kazuki added Bell and co to the painting.
Momo is looking for a new manager and employes now that Naru and co are gone.
Naru realized her dream and became Dear Crown’s products and events manager, replacing Juné.
And then we get the same scene as in episode 1, with a new Rinne version going to a new world. She’s wearing Momo’s new legendary design. She forgot about Naru and everyone but still remembers HAPPY NARU. Also Starn got a promotion and can speak now. And then it’s over.
I was daunted with how episode 50 wasn’t awesome enough and that we didn’t get a boys trio prism show but this final episode rectified all that. I’m really happy.
I guess the only things I would have liked to see in the show that never happened are:
1/ Someone going full ZONE super saiyan and doing ten jumps.
2/Ito doing a Prism Show with the stone her mother gave her.(though that’s probably what she’s wearing at the end)
3/A discussion between Hijiri, Jin’s dad and Coo.
4/No EZ DO DANCE performance
Else I got to see Jin getting punched, Wakana’s dad getting slapped, Bell going from bitch to nice, Hiro going from gay for Kouji to gay for Kouji, Rinne vs Juné, moving planets, lion riding, seven jumps, etc. It was hella fun. Another anime year dominated by Pretty Rhythm. Gonna feel pretty empty when it all ends.
I’m really glad CG director wasn’t lying when he said there’s an actual new song before the end. He wasn’t talking about the Jainbow Live song in episode 50 after all. I was really loosing hope about boys trio unit actually happening. He gave tons of hints till now too, like how “he still can’t imagine how Kouji would look on CG” and how they did one more motion capture session for the CG not too long ago. They really surprised me there. Really happy about it.
That’s also why the song list of the music collection album had a “and more tag”. They did this so to not spoil it.
Really happy about this episode. Was a great epilogue and one of the best episodes in the show. Way better than last’s week somehow unsatisfactory feeling.
I really don’t get why Rainbow Live turned out like this. This episode plus the others I mentioned at the beginning clearly shows they can still make fun ridiculous over the top things like in the previous seasons, so I really don’t get why the whole show wasn’t like this. I guess this is just gonna make me believe even more that a show can turn out really different and good or bad even if it has the same staff of another show. Maybe they wanted to try something different? I guess I’ll get answers the day I finally finish reading the guide book.
But yeah I’ll write more about all that in my final impressions post.
I should post about twitter on Monday or something maybe.
All Star Selection news + random
Real life Ayami said she’s leaving Prizmmy. She’ll “graduate” like they call it, from the group after their live in Odaiba the 30th of March.
The website for All Star Selection got opened. Doesn’t say anything in particular.
“Staff” section only says Hishida Masakazu (Director) and Akao Deko (Series Composition) like they already announced.
The “introduction” section has a PV with scenes from the previous seasons, with Akai Meganee commenting and saying “Aim for the idol debut!!” at the end. More like “aim for Pretty Rhythm’s death!!” amirite?
The page also says that the 5th of April, the 3rd of May and the 31st of May, there will be a Prizmmy related thing. I guess a real life segment at the end of the episodes airing on those days, and that you’ll be able to send your ideas for Lala’s debut in Puri Para. We’ll get more details about how it’ll work on those dates.
I’d like sending the idea that Lala acts evil in the first episode of Puri Para and takes a Pretty Rhythm poster and rips it on top of a mountain, saying that the age of Pretty Rhythm is over, with lightning roaring behind her. And then she breaks the blades of a pair of skates with her bare hands, with a “good kids shouldn’t try this at home” message. Would be cool.
Speaking of which, judging from how the preview + ad at the end of episode 51 didn’t have any new footage, and judging from how CG Director basically tweeted Director some days ago:
“Dude, it feels great living without thinking about a deadline anymore right?”
I feel like All Star Selection might be 90% rewind, with something like the characters in SD commenting the scenes of something.
Though, there’s also the possibility that they already finished working on all the new parts in the show and don’t have anything to do anymore now. I really hope this is the case.
Would be cool if they at least put new Prism Shows performances with the duos. At the very least, if we get all the characters commenting about some scenes it’s gonna be really hilarious, especially if Jun is there too. Kinda sucks they might spoil some of the best parts in Aurora Dream and Dear My Future, it’ll be a shame for those who haven’t seen them yet. You should really watch them if it’s your case. In my opinion I guess Rainbow Live is better than Aurora Dream by a small margin, but the best of the three seasons is still definitely Dear My Future. All Pretty Rhythm as a whole is part of my favorite shows ever though.
Looking forward to how All Star Selection will turn out. One thing certain is that we’re getting new OP and ED.