PriPara – 44-51

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Yay Iroha.

Episode 44

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Shion is still the best character. I didn’t like how Shion just ate it when Mikan told her Dorothy joined Aromageddon. Shion would never be led astray by the words of some world eating monster. But instead of making forced drama they actually did some amusing things so it didn’t turn out bad. Was an ok episode. Ninja throwing random things makes me think of Ranma, even more since Dorothy threw a heating pot.

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Akaii Meganee knowing that Leona hurt himself is another proof that she’s secretly true final boss. She has access to the PriPara/Pretty Rhythm matrix and is planning to destroy all worlds as Prism Decade. It’s nice how Dorothy and Shion finally kinda got some development, each realizing their faults. Dorothy’s is too full of herself and made Shion loose the race in the previous episode. Shion is overconfident and sometimes charges in without thinking, it did cost her when she challenged Gloria. We’ll see if they actually remember these developments in future episodes or not.

Episode 45

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It’s still the same background inchous since s1. I like the one with blue twintails at the back.

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That teacher was cute.

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I was expecting them to do 666 jokes since when they announced Aroma so it wasn’t funny. Ten Shi was pretty expected and seen before too.

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More evidence Mikan will end up getting prematurely pregnant and stop her olympic  high jump career.

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It was fun how Aroma told Mireille her chara tsukuri sucks, because I agree. Puripuri sucks. Untransformed Mireille best. Also maybe they did this on purpose in a tongue-in-cheek way to show how Mireille and other s1 girls are all catchphrases catchphrases, while they put in more effort into Aroma and Mikan’s personalities.

Was an ok episode, nothing particularly funny.

Episode 46

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Those random little girls at the beginning were cute.

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The two lolis in the episode were cute too, maybe they’ll actually come back later as since s2 started it feels like they stopped forgetting side characters a bit less.

Anko/Normal loli was voiced by Yasuno Kiyono. She’s Sakura in Aikatsu, MUH BAKEMONO girl in Valvrave,  and Alhanko Asta, one of my favorite Yacht Club girl in Mouretsu Pirates(though I like them all)
Miruku/Shy loli was voiced by Natsukawa Shiina.

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MAL says Natsukawa Shiina is the skull mouse idol in Aikatsu aka My favorite Aikatsu background idol.

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Eh Aroma and Mikan first heard of PriPara thanks to New and Mew. If they actually make them meet each other and do something about this, and make New and Mew side characters tied to aroma and Mikan I’d be cool.

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Aroma awakened her inner evil Ayami.

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Aroma’s background of being very shy so she made herself a personality isn’t anything original but at least it has the merit of  existing.

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Nice they didn’t just write “africa” on the box and aren’t like these definitely racist people who think ALL of Africa is a savanna filled with dangerous animals. Like those people who think mahgreb isn’t part of africa, and that africa automatically means black people. Like those people who think of Chinese looking people when you say “asian” while there’s tons of different looking people in Asia.

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Aroma is pretty brave. I’m surprised they didn’t put a don’t try this at home sign.

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Eeeeh NotSana chan and the DmC girl also joined New and Mew with Enka girl. The way they joined up like that makes me remember the kaiser brothers in Yakitatte Japan

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It was nice too how they even actually pointed out that Mikan seems like Aroma’s servant and solved it by giving her a bit more depth this episode. But again, there wasn’t any funny jokes sadly.

Episode 47

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If only Mireille would actually do something else because of what Aroma told her instead of puri puri poppu steppu getchu all day.

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Hahahaha doppelgangers everywhere, now that was funny. I’m sure they did this on purpose for a laugh. I’d prefer actual jokes though.

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So Mikan is so nice, even if she didn’t eat she can turn her good feelings into energy too. I like her a bit more. Still wouldn’t get near such a world eating monster though.

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Eeeh where’s Dorothy and Leona’s parents? I wanted to see them…

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So Aroma is a fan of Mireille.

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Shin chan is still airing even though the author died right? I wonder how is the show now. Or maybe they just haven’t finished adapting the manga yet. Only watched the first season, or the second or something around when it aired here in 2004 or something like that.

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Stolen from Kyupikon’s site.

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Oh a new making drama. Wasn’t anything impressive but at least it’s there. Also Mireille holds the Macaron like Rizumu or Ann during Happy Macaron Spin. Speaking of that, it’s easy to tell how much better prism jumps where because I still remember their names when Pretty Rhythm ended for more than a year now, while I don’t really know most Making Drama’s names, even my favorite one, which is DONUTS MACARON RAINBOW KARTING.

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Wow this sure was forced. She literally ripped open the door to forced drama. Good job.

Okay episode. Wasn’t particularly funny either, except for the mirror doppelganger background girls and Mikan eating with a Shin chan face.

Episode 48

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As I’m writing this part, there’s a rainbow on top of the edit post page forced in by WordPress. I’m not a supporter of homosexuality. I didn’t even know rainbows were a symbol of gay things until yesterday. I’ll be forced to be careful and not say stuff like “I like rainbows” now. Like how I need to be careful to not say “I don’t date girls” because some people would think it means you’re gay. I just don’t date girls, and not guys either. I just think dating is retarded. Anyway, like how cool kids would say these days, this rainbow really “triggers” me.

hideo kojima, he is not a char, I mean not a gay

But at least I got a laugh out of this. (I randomly found it on the net, I don’t think he tweeted it recently.)

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Speaking of gay things, are you reading this Josei manga called Stretch yet. It’s about two women living together who stretch everyday, teaching the readers how to stretch. It’s really funny. There’s a nice plot and more characters that get added as it goes on too. Surprisingly, they’re actually NOT lesbians though. I just wanted an excuse to bring it up.
Also don’t read chapter 14 at night because it’s very disturbing and scary. And be careful not to jump chapters. Read chapter 22 before chapter 22.b, even if 22b is after 22 in the chapter list, it’s an error.

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一生懸命 is said all the time in anime etc so I never realized until now it’s actually a Yojijukugo.

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prad5 4808Made me think of Ocarina of Time.

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Wow she’s going all out, also I’m surprised there’s no don’t try this kids sign again.

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There was a few joke attempts, none worked on me though. They should have made it so the paper already went through the goat’s digestive system and that Laala would have had to reach at it from behind. Now that would have been funny. Would also show kids who want to become veterinarians what they’ll end up doing.

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All that yuri otaku pandering

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Sophie is crazy those papers flew ton of places and caught on billions of bacteria and then she put it on the cake.

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>Akaii Meganii will never give you a ride

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SoLAromageddonMi doesn’t sound like a definite name so they’ll probably disband next episode.

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So Dream Theater is basically kinda recycling the idea of prism acts, adding a mini storytelling/setting to Making Dramas.

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That tree in the background kept making me think of the first boss in the original Kirby on Game Boy and then he actually sucked them in so I’m sure it was on purpose.

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It was nice seeing new CG and dancing for once but it’s always lacking something. It’s just not impressive. Probably the CG team stopped doing drugs compared to when they were doing the jumps in Pretty Rhythm.

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Was an ok episode

Episode 49

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It’s PURETTY

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I  don’t even care anymore there’s no ongoing plot, I’m starting to find it funny now how they remember some kind of ongoing tournament plot every xx episodes(though Shion mentioned it in episode 46 I think) explain everything about it in one go, and then never again.

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No she’s not cute, she’s scary.

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Why is Laala the one who comforted Usasa anyway(not pictured), it should have been Shion or a Dressing Pafé member. Sometimes they make her act the main character role at the least opportune moments.

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At least, like Mireille says before their live, this episode showed Shion and Dorothy never fight anymore now and can cooperate for the sake of their friends.

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>STILL the same making drama but just a usagi balloon.
It’s like they’re mocking us Dressing Pafé/Shion fans.

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Aaah so Green Wind is a Heidi reference. Annette works too. Annette is also blonde too.

Was a really boring episode. Absolutely nothing happened. Usasa should go back to mascot school and never come back.

Episode 50

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I hope Hibki’s butler is a recurrent side character. But lol this is PriPara even if he is an actual side character we’ll only see him every 15 episodes.

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Green Wind’s way of talking isn’t annoying like I expected. She’s actually not an Otoha clone too. For now. Depends of how she’ll interact with Hibiki.

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So yeah she’s Heidi and Annette mixed together.

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They said Green Wind is in 2nd year of middle school, but she will live in the high school section’s dorm, and everyone is surprised that there’s a high school section in their school. That’s because they just retconed it in, like I predicted in previous posts.
If you haven’t been reading my blog, basically, judging from the information of all the episodes so far, you could deduce there was no high school section in Paprika school.
I said that either Hibiki will create one when he transfers since he’s in first year of high school (he as the power to do so as the chairman’s grandson), or that they’ll retcon one in. They could have done the former but did the later. They’re lazy. This will be handy too if they keep the characters in s3/one year later as Sophie will become a high schooler.

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Green Wind looks like Lambdadelta with these pajama clothes. And lol Sophie actually said she’s a reincarnated jellyfish.

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They do look alike. Also, green Wind is the second person since Shion to be able to dodge Mireille’s attacks.

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Would have been funny if they broke the window. Another missed joke opportunity.

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Cute teacher.

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Her interaction with Dorothy was kind of funny though. Also they didn’t forget that eyebrows kid who likes Dorothy.

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Dorothy’s voice and how she speaks fast was a bit funny when she was angry too.

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She really looks like a not evil Lambdadelta.

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Wow they can make it rain and it’s actual rain.

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Now we’re getting an A Link To The Past reference.

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Wow an actually cute dress. Doesn’t happen often.

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At least they reused a Making Drama we didn’t see much before instead of Giant Pizza Gift Box again.

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Hibiki is pretty bishonen I think I’m gonna like him.

Was an okay episode. Nothing bad or good.  Green Wind’s introduction was ok.

Episode 51

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YES HIS BUTTLER DIDN’T STAY IN EUROPPARA.

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KYAAAAH HIBIKI SAMAAAAAAA
Hahahahaha he even kissed Rina chan. Yes finally something actually funny I’m gonna like this guy.

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HAHAHA EVEN THE ROSE IN MOUTH THING.

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I really miss rose in mouth bishonen trope. This used to be so poplar, then people stopped doing it. Rose in mouth thing is one of the things that has always made me laugh ever since I was a kid.
Screenshot is from Maris the Choujo ova, a really funny ova adapted from some Takahashi Rumiko thing. I’m pretty sure I already wrote that I really like rose in mouth bishonens, sorry for being repetitive.

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MISUTA IKEMEN UNIIIIVAAAAAAAAAAAASUUU PURINSU
OF THE YEAR
Seeing that title, there’s still some people in the PriPara staff that like over-the-top-so-ridiculous-it’s-funny things. I wish it showed in Making Dramas.

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She didn’t explain what 吃驚仰天/Kykyougyouten means so I googled it: it’s being astonished.

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Oh so Hibiki got interested in Green Wind because she treated him like a normal person. Typical prince love story pattern.

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“If I was there surely he would have told me the same thing” Hahaha never change Dorothy.

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Dorothy made some funny faces.

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Yaaaay Cosmo.

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Hey where the hell are you touching her Kuma.

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SUPERHUMAN VISION

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I’m really not fond of characters thinking they’re unlucky crying about themselves but thankfully it ended fast.

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Wow ninja outfits with rupee kunais!!!

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They added scrolls and kunais, besides that it’s the same making drama.

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There was also flashy shurikens on the stage’s floor.

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You may not know it, but there is a little girl abused by a goat every 15 minutes. Goat child abuse is a serious crime. If you see a little girl bullied by a goat, please call this special number.

Was a pretty good episode, except for blue bird which I don’t like.

In conclusion:

The fact that Aroma and Mikan are actually in grade school like Laala makes sense. And yeah, like you said Kiri Yubel it explains their way of acting.
I remember writing how it’s weird there wasn’t a sudden flux of grade schooler in PriPara when Gloria’s ban got lifted so it’s nice they thought about it too.

Aroma and Mikan are pretty good characters. S2 is much better than S1 for now. But then again seeing how S1 is, that’s relatively not a huge achievement. Plus there’s still the same problems, like side characters barely appearing or never doing anything, unfunny jokes(though I guess that’s just my opinion) etc.

In terms of improvements I noticed there’s significantly less flashbacks now.

I wish we’d get another Shion and Iroha episode. Or a Cosmo x Sophie episode with them on stage together. I dunno how come they still haven’t done that. Maybe Avex/iris managers meddling or whatever. Or a Cosmo and Shion episode. Or an episode where Dorothy and Leona’s dad would train Shion to be a ninja like them. She’d be invincible if she mastered ninja skills. Or an episode about Shion’s parents. Shion’s mom must be super cute too. It needs more Shion.

Sequel seasons being better than the original doesn’t happen much in 50 episode long kids shows. A lot of time seasons 2 are lazy, and if they introduce new characters from the card/arcade/whatever game it’s adapted from and trying to sell, they’ll sometimes favor these characters over the previous ones, stealing the spotlight. Sometimes if these characters aren’t interesting it can be fatal. Here thankfully Aroma and Mikan are pretty interesting. Maybe they’ll do a “Mikan stopped eating!! it means she finally got serious!” moment later on.

I’m pretty mad Laala Mireille and Sophie each got to do a solo performance but Shion didn’t. When is she going to do a Go themed Making Drama in space.

Aroma and Mikan may seem like great characters, but it’s just that they gave them actual thought and development unlike the others. Aroma and Mikan even got a flashback episode very early too. They also made them grade schoolers as part of their plot and not just for pandering. They look good because the others pale in comparison. Except Shion of course. Aroma and Mikan also both have their own Making Drama compared to the Dressing Pafé girls who only have 2 team ones.

One thing I’m worried about though, is that they might have already exhausted everything they wanted to do with Mikan and Aroma with these episodes focused purely on them. They already don’t appear anymore now that Green Wind and Hibiki got introduced, hopefully they’ll show up again soon.
The way they focused so much on Aromageddon is kinda like how every news channel these days keeps talking about Greece’s crisis while there’s actually a lot of others countries in Europe in similar dire situations like Italy(poor Woxxy recently lost his job) Portugual, Spain etc. Maybe in a few decades EU will get disbanded like in Code Geass and then people will say the geopolitics in the show were actually not that stupid. And will stop using that stupid word “trainwreck”. If you don’t know, “trainwreck” is one of the words that really triggers me. Though it nearly doesn’t “trigger” me as much as “islamist” and all those words making it seems muslims are all terrorist. Imagine if people called pedophile priests “christianists” and would talk as if every priest is a pedophile. Anyway I’m getting sidetracked.

Also I don’t really care myself but there sure was tons of QUALITY , especially in 51.
Episode 52 will have new OP/ED.  Episode 52/4th of July is also the show’s first anniversary.

TLDR version in  conclusion:
44-48 were mediocre okay. 49 was very boring. 50 was mediocre okay. 51 was good. Why can’t all episodes be like 51. S2 is better than S1 by far.

Random

Read Crunchyroll for general non obscure news, too lazy to do it myself. They announced Dressing Pafé nendos, a new Laala figure, and a new PriPara movie for 2016. This time apparently it’ll be all in CG. Tbh I don’t really care,  so I didn’t read anything about this new movie myself. Plus there won’t be Pretty Rhythm characters.

They’re going to release “PriPara Official Fan Book 2015 DREAM 2 August 2015 Issue” on July 17. Maybe it will have info on the new characters they’re going to add after Green Wind and Hibiki.

Famitsu published an interview of some Takara Tommy guy, talking about why is PriPara poplar. Haven’t read it myself but I bet it’s nothing interesting.

Now that I think about it, they probably forcibly removed Faruru from the show because Avex didn’t want to make more songs for her/ only want to focus on advertising iris and the new s2 characters.

There’s a PriPara musuem in Akiba.

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2 Responses to PriPara – 44-51

  1. Erodinamic says:

    Well faruru is coming back. They gave her a solami smile dress thingy in green.
    I actually think hibiki is a girl because if you look at his/her profile pic he/she looks like she/he has women parts.
    Lastly the final new girl picture was leaked and she really plane and boring.

  2. Ayami says:

    “I’m not a supporter of homosexuality”
    Well this is really disappointing. At least you didn’t write more then that, but i guess i’ll stop reading this blog now. Sad cause i liked your Pretty Rhythm/PriPara posts.

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