PriPara – 36-38

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I’ll keep watching PriPara since I still like it enough. I’ll keep blogging it too until I get too busy IRL to do it. The last cour was much better than the rest, but season 2 will need a lot of work. Needs more character development, more screentime for the side characters, more worldbuilding, less Making Drama recycling, less catchphrases, less flashbacks and explaining taking the kids watching for idiots who need to see a scene 5 times to get it, quality over quantity for jokes. And the most important, it needs an actual story. Literally nothing happened in PriPara besides 1/Sophie joining 2/Leona’s reveal 3/Gloria and Laalamom making up 4/Cosmo 5/Faruru 6/Shion with her hair down.

It doesn’t really need drama or a main antagonist, Aurora Dream for example didn’t have a villain. It just need some more rivalry, some stakes at hand and some plot. Not sure if they’ll push up the rivalry though. Aikatsu doesn’t do that and I remember reading that the staff of Aikatsu likes it that way, and thinks it’s why it’s so popular. So PriPara will probably go this way as well. Maybe we’ll actually get one vs one though seeing how episode 38 ends but I’m not getting my hopes up.

Speaking of that I wonder how they’ll handle the passing of time in PriPara. In episode 38 it is the end of the school year so Laala will go up a grade,  Sophie will become a high school girl, and Mireille will go to middle school third year. Maybe Sophie will switch schools too since there’s no high school section in Paprika. Maybe they’ll retcon that though.

For now, PriPara copies Aikatsu which copied Pretty Rhythm, and Pretty Rhythm aside it’s not even better than Aikatsu Season1. “Season1” because if you’re new to this blog, I haven’t watched past it.

Starting 39, I’ll be posting about episodes even later than the usual, because ohys raws records from BS Japan, and PriPara will start airing on Wednesdays on BS Japan now, instead of Saturday 10am at the same time as TV Tokyo.
Nevermind about that they just released 39.

Episode 36

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Oh so Unicorn isn’t a bastard like I thought and was preventing Farurur all this time from getting friends so this doesn’t happen. I guess it makes sense. Meganii was funny. Faruru was born from all the foolish little girls thinking becoming an idol. That’s fine as an explanation but that’s not the kind of thing I expected, always thought someone in particular made her. The explanation was too long too. After Meganii finished Unicorn went again “that’s why I didn’t want her to have friends etc” which he just said before. Also I didn’t really care, but Laala’s voice was way too different when she started crying. Like, Akaneya Himika forgot she was voicing Laala. Maybe it’s because Laala didn’t cry much in the series so she didn’t practice doing a crying voice.

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I smiled at the alarm clock and trying to glue back the ticket.

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Untransformed Mireille is best Mireille.

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Hopefully S2 has more Cosmo and she does performances again.

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This episode was okay, but there was too much flashbacks and explaining. So the usual. The whole training thing was kind of unnecessary, I smiled wryly when Mireille said “we’ll do it too so we don’t drag Laala down”. As if Shion and Mireille aren’t miles ahead of Laala. And as if we have an actual way of knowing that anyway, since they barely expanded on skill or have anything resembling a powerlevel hierarchy. They pretty much just dragged it on so they could wake up Faruru in 37 instead.

Episode 37

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I found it weird that Mireille’s parents where at Laala’s house at first.

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But then they showed that Laala arrived last. Mireille diligent as she is probably left her house long ago, so her parents went to Laala’s restaurant. They sure have a lot of free time for an attorney and prosecutor though.
I don’t think they showed them wearing these clothes before. They should have done a closer shot.

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They could have moved her to her bed or something instead of letting her there for days. I wonder if some random girls new to PriPara got scared and left after seeing a dead little girl right at an elevated place at the entrance like if she was sacrificed in a ritual.

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Oh Cosmo made a different hair accessory for each cool.

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Hahahaha Laala was getting anxious and about to start some unneeded drama and then Shion and Dorothy literally slapped it out of her.

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Sophie said she’ll “win”. Don’t think there’s any deep meaning here. Just her dropping cool one liners.

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Gloria’s hair was funny.

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Is it me or the CG got even better. Or it’s an optical illusion because for once they are wearing kinda normal dresses and not gaudy blingbling things.

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I like how they made Dorothy slide on the ramp instead of going down normally. That’s typically the kind of stupid rash thing she’d do. Then again she’s a ninja so there’s no way she’d fall. And then Leona does it since Dorothy does.

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Dead Faruru in CG.

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>Penultimate episode
>Everyone together in the ultimate dresses
>Literally about to revive someone

I’m not even mad, wasn’t expecting anything anyway.

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I wonder if Eiko’s tennis clubmates will actually do something in S2 or will they forget them even more. There’s Nao and Iroha too.

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It’s obvious Faruru would come back anyway so I was wondering if they’d do a “it’s not working” moment and they actually did. Wasn’t really necessary.

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>Actually anyone can do Prism Voice if they have strong enough feelings
Well okay. Why not. They probably will never bring up Prism Voice again in S2 anyway.

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That girl is scary.

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Unicorn melting was funny.

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I like the drills cluster too but I think she’s cuter like that. Tic Tac Flower Making Drama was nice too.

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Her dress was already in Glowstick mode but she did Glowstick change and switched to another dress.

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Nice ships.

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BEEF OR CHICKEN OR FISH at the left. The big dress enka girl with New and Mew is here too.

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I like how you could hear Nanami scream KYUPIKOOOON KYUPIKOOOOOOOON. Also there’s even notSana chan on the boat at the far right. DMC girl too.

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Kappa. There’s even the cutest background girls ever from episode 26 at the left. I knew they’d show them again. 

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They even remembered Ran tan. Also glasses girl and reporter girl.

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There’s young Gloria, young Laala mom and non too.

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Was a pretty good Making Drama. Too bad we’ll never see it again.

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Faruru is cute.

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That was nice.

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Wow everyone got a paradise coord dress. In the end it’s like the Faruru special live was a big event where they distributed free rare tickets for everyone. Too bad it won’t actually change the balance in power or anything. I bet they won’t even show random girls wearing Paradise coords in the background in future episodes to show that this event actually happened.

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It was a pretty good climax episode.

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Episode 38

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Now that I think about it as we’re getting a new OP next episode, did they actually wore these in the show?

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I didn’t notice before because of her tiara thing, but that haircut makes her forehead look huuuuuuge. Also her PriPara account reset so she’s starting from level 1 again.

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Laala and co are at the same level as New Mew now.

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She got weird taste now.

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Haha apparently she can’t copy people anymore. Meganii actually explained it properly too, wasn’t expecting it. She’s a normal girl now.

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Wow Laala are you serious. It’s obvious there’s other Prism Stone shops with other PriParas. It’s true they never actually said other PriPara exist to Laala but they did show us to us viewers.

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lolwat. Also that’s Akaii Meganee piloting. Akaii Meganee is MacGyver.

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>Oh yeah I used to be a pegasus, totally forgot
That really came out of nowhere.

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Was an okay epilogue episode. There was absolutely no need for Faruru to leave though. Unicorn wanted to leave because he said he’s a failure as a manager and to atone for not letting Faruru have friends etc. Faruru said she wants to stay with him. In that case they could have just both stayed.

I think it’s because Faruru went over the maximum amount of character development to be allowed to stay in the show.

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>Your groups are breaking up

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There’s some new info about the new girls in S2. S2 starts in a few hours though so no point posting it. Also Aroma will join Dressing Pafé and they’ll rename themselves Aromageddon, which is actually a pretty cool name, much better than Salami Smile at least. Shion and Dorothy definitely won’t allow a name change at first so Aroma will definitely do something to persuade them. If they handle her interactions with Shion and Dorothy well it could be actually pretty fun.  Also there’s a new cat mascot voiced by Konno Hiromi, who’s recycled from the Korean girl’s mascot in DMF, Mimmy or something, forgot it’s name, except they turned it into a girl and it’s quite scary.

They announced the PriPara Music Collection to be released on June 16. It’ll have all the songs and OST. A DX version will also have two DVDs with the performances. The usual like what they did with Pretty Rhythm. No cover yet.

I haven’t read anything in particular about the movie so don’t have anything to say. It’s just a song compilation like the Pretty Rhythm movie. Maybe it also has a hilarious sentai parody at the end though. Also the movie has Cosmo’s performance.
I’ve seen things about the Pretty Rhythm parts but I’ll put it in another pretty rhythm focused post like always. Not done with it yet.

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The 3DS game got released. Not like you can play it though since Nintendo are now region locking scum.

A 3DS eshop endless runner game is doing a collab with PriPara.

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Faruru drawn by the artist of the PriPara manga in Ciao magazine. Pic is from this twitter.

The PriPara character shops I was talking about in my previous post opened the 20th. Pics of the one at Tokyo Dome here. More pics here.

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Cosmo cardboard at Shinjuku’s Tower Record. Pic was tweeted by Odeco/Matsuura Mai and taken by her niece. She said her niece is a Cosmo fan. She has the best taste.

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Drawn by Odeco/Matsuura Mai for the 3DS game release.

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Some of the new clothes they added to the arcade game at the end of March. Shion is cute so I wanted to post her pic.

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Sophie cosplayer at the PriPara stand of AnimeJapan2015

2 thoughts on “PriPara – 36-38

  1. Msk

    Yes they did ware them… Multiple times…you just watched an episode with them warring it.

    Ps the reason she left was not because she thought she was a failure but because she had a new assignment.


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