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/KING OF PRISM 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.

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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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Sugita Tomokazu voices Takadanobaba George, new Schwarz Rose character in KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-

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YESSSS

YEEEEEEEEEEESS

YES YES YES YES

THANK YOU GOD

KINPRI 2 WILL BE MOVIE OF THE DECADE, OF THE CENTURY

MY BODY WILL NEVER BE READY

SUGITAAAAAAAAA

Character profile: The strongest idol in Schwarz Rose. He owns tremendous abilities, and was raised by Jin to the seat of Top Star.

Sugita Tomokazu’s comment: “If Prism Shows are a miracle, then their feelings should be answered. And the rainbow’s chains are coiling around my neck, urging me to go to the other side. You’re annoying, let me do this the way I want.
Congratulations on the sequel’s announcement. Even now I am already looking forward to it.”

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He actually wasn’t the masked man in the jacuzzi in the new PV. This means there’s actually another new character besides George. I’m not sure about how his name is read, 高田馬場. Takadababa? Takadanobaba? To choose a fun name like this, as expected of PR’s staff and director.
I remember how this past year Sugita praised the seiyuus in the movie like Takeuchi san and how he liked the movie so much and advertised Kinpri and Pretty Rhythm so much on everything he’s in from the Persona 5 radio to the Super Robot Wars radio(Which I try to translate from time to time) so I’m really happy. I remember how PR producer Nishi Hiroko even thanked him during one of the streamed events too. Really awesome he got a role. This is the best thing ever.

Director said the next spoon 2Di magazine will have more info on Geroge and his idol unit “The Shuffle”.

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Long time Pretty Rhythm fan Siokya posted this from a magazine, it says George is part of a idol units Jin made with Schwarz Rose called The Shuffle. All their names are puns on card symbols: spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs. It lists 4 members who have names based on these, plus George, who should be their leader.

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They may be the notCallings we see training in Kinpri 1??

A lot of fans on twitter pointed out how there’s a train station called 高田馬場. George being named after a train station might be a reference to that joke Director once did with Ueno-Hirokouji station. Forgot at which event that was but it was a long time ago. Maybe the Rainbow Live After Party.
Some fans said it may also be a reference to Miracle Train since Miracle Train has both Sugita and Maeno.

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高田馬場ジョージ is trending on twitter

Sugita’s reactions on twitter:

Huh? I got a role?

 

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Idol Time PriPara announced

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You can read about it on ANN

As expected they’re only keeping Laala and removing the other characters, it was obvious since when they announced the new season on December that it would turn out this way. Not gonna translate other things that aren’t in the the ANN article because I’m not interested in this for now. Not that I won’t watch it when it’s out or that I think it’ll be bad, it’s just I still haven’t watched s3 anyway so It’s not in my priorities to use time to learn more about Idol Time PriPara/AiPara or translate stuff about it. I’m not in a hurry or hyped about it.

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The reason why I made this post is because I saw something interesting, PR director tweeted a report about the press conference when the series was announced. Takara Tommy executive(or whatever his position is)Toshihiro Morioka said they’re planning to keep the franchise going for at least ten years, as it’s been 7 years since the Pretty Rhythm arcade launched, and 6 years since the anime launched.  So in 2020 it’s scheduled to be the arcade game 10th anniversary, and in 2021 the anime 10th anniversary.

So in my opinion this means:

AiPP is at least 3 years long like Pretty Rhythm and PP. Laala will probably stay all the seasons too. If they didn’t remove her it’s possible they won’t remove her when they possibly reboot AiPP as well in 2020-2021, and will keep Laala as long as PP is going.

If they ever do a ADMF x RLKinpri crossover or a ADMF + RLKinpri + PP + AiPP crossover, it’ll be then. I think Kinpri will be done by 2020. PR director said the storyboard for Kinpri 2 is three times bigger than the one for Kinpri 1, so it should finish Hijiri and Jin’s story. At most we’ll get the Kinpri TV anime they always wanted to do in 2018, but I don’t think they’ll milk Kinpri once the story is done.

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EDIT: On Jan 25th they revealed the Iris voiced characters are returning as well. Seems the PriParapocalypse din’t happen, I was wrong. I wonder if the others will return as well or will they be put on a boat.
Because they redesign the dresses every season, and the ones in S3 were particularly ugly with their yellow tones, I used to joke on how S4 would be a reset because they can’t make the dresses any uglier. Turns out I was wrong on even that. Oh God just what did they did to Shion.

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SRW V PV 2

I’m looking forward to the game though I don’t have a ps4 or vita. I still remember how disappointed when they initially revealed it with the castlist having half stuff already in Z3 but then PV1 had Huckebein and Grungust and Mazin Emperor G and other cool things and then they showed they’re putting in tons of new ideas and systems to try and make the games better. Looking forward to how it’ll turn out.I hope they’re good ideas.

At least series that were already in Z3 are getting what they should have got in Z3, like Athrun and Lunamaria actually being playable or Fowler being in this time.

Shiki Doji said he’s the one who drew the portrait for Fowler. He probably did new ones for the other characters that don’t have an anime design yet compared to the ones he already did for Z3 too.

Seems the FMP units attack animations are still utlra weird and stiff but a bit better. Fowler is in so this means you’ll probably actually fight Leonard’s team unlike in Z3. There will probably be a stage with Leonard+Fowler+Sabina+Casper. Crousseau is my favorite character in FMP so I’m looking forward to his art battle with Fowler. Maybe there will be a way to make Leonard stop being crazy and join too.

I’m also really interested in the scenario too. Similar to how Z used Orguss as the base of everything, seems they’re using Yamato as the base of everything along with a bit of Gundam, which isn’t surprising considering the amount of gundam series in the cast. I wonder if Kaworu will be the same one from Z3.
Looking forward to how the Cross Ange plot will play out too. Looking forward Ersha and Vivian being cool and Rosalie doing dumb stuff. And looking forward to the double Voltekka combo attack between Ange and Salamandisney.

I have a dream of a SRW with tons of series I like including Pretty Rhythm and Cross Ange, and with people thinking Hijiri is automatically evil because all the blond men with his voice are. And Ange bullying him or something and ending in a fight with Juné protecting him.

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And of course this.

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