Pretty Rhythm

prad2 shi yoon p&p lion Pretty Rhythm is a critically acclaimed 80s shoujo sports anime made in the 2010s, featuring little girls figure-skate jumping to Mars and riding lions. I consider it the best anime of the decade so far. The series started in 2010 with Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, and ended in 2014 with the fourth season, Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection, a recap of past episodes.

Which Pretty Rhythm season is best to start with guide (In the comments section)

Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live episodic blogging&staff commentary from twitter (Notes: twitter stuff is from episode 12’s post onwards. If there’s no separate twitter post, it means the twitter stuff is directly in the episode post.
Pretty Rhythm director used to delete his older tweets at least once a year, so all the tweets source links are now dead.)

Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 7 (there’s no episode 6 post)

Episode 8 and 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12,    twitter

Episode 13,    twitter

Episode 14

Episode 15

Episode 16

Episode 17

Episode 18,    twitter

Episode 19,    twitter

Episode 20

Episode 21

Episode 22

Episode 23

Episode 24

Episode 25

Episode 26

Episode 27,    twitter(eps 25-27)

Episode 28

Episode 29

Episode 30,    twitter (eps 29-30)

Episode 31,    twitter

Episode 32

11 November is Bell’s birthday

Episode 33

Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live halfpoint thoughts

Episode 34

Episode 35-37

Episode 38

Episode 39

New year week, no episode aired, twitter only

Episode 40

14 January is Kouji’s birthday

Episode 41

Episode 42

Episode 43,    twitter

Episode 44

Episode 45

Episode 46

Episode 47

Episode 48

Episode 49

Episode 50

Episode 51 END,    twitter

Pretty Rhythm news, background info, posts, since Rainbow Live ended (Contain spoilers)

13 April 2014

20 April 2014

27 April 2014

21 August 2014

27 August 2014

8 September 2014

10th October is Hiro’s birthday (2014)

Hiro’s bday part 2

19 October 2014

February 2015

3rd March is Naru&Mion bday (2015)

May 2015

Pretty Rhythm only doujinshi event planned for the 5th of March 2016

November 2015

November 2015 part 2

January 2016

January 2016 part 2 (King of Prism release)

January 2016 part 3

January 2016 part 4

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm earns more than 250 million yen (March 2016)

March 2016

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm earns more than 300 million yen (March 2016)

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm bluray and DVD announced for June 17 2016

KING OF PRINCESS 2016 April Fools

April 2016

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm earns more than 600 million yen

June 2016

Impressions and theories on Kinpri (June 2016)

King of Prism -Pride the Hero- announcement (September 2016)

Kinpri Playstation VR/iOS/Android game announcement at TGS 2016 (September 2016)

Events and Guidebooks translations (contain spoilers)

Pretty Rhythm 2013 Xmas event

Pretty Rhythm After Party (10 May 2014)

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, 2nd Prism Elite Event (27 April 2016)

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, 3rd Prism Elite Event (June 16 2016, post is published but incomplete for now)

KING OF PRISM Over The Rainbow SPECIAL THANKS PARTY event (September 11 2016, where they announced Pride the Hero, post is unfinished for now)

(If you own the books, I sometimes merged some questions together when translating so the question numbering may be different)

Rainbow Live guidebook presentation

All Star Selection guidebook presentation

Rainbow Live Guidebook Kato Emiri/Naru interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook Gotou Saori/Otoha interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook Sakura Ayane/Rinne interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook Serizawa Yuu/An interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook Komatsu Mikako/Ito interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook Uchida Maaya/Wakana interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook: Tomatsu Haruka/Bell interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook: Director Hishida Masakazu and Series Composition Tsubota Fumi  interview

Rainbow Live Guidebook: Character designers Okama, Matsuura Mai and CG Director Otobe Yoshihiro interviews

All Star Selection Guidebook Itou Kanae/Akaii Meganee Kaname Hye In interview

All Star Selection Guidebook Over The Rainbow Maeno Tomoaki, Kakihara Tetsuya, Masuda Toshiki/Hiro Kouji Kazuki  interview

All Star Selection Guidebook Shishido Rumi/Juné interview

All Star Selection Guidebook Watanabe Akio interview

All Star Selection Guidebook Director Hishida Masakazu and Series Composition Iuchi Shuji & Tsubota Fumi interview

What I am planning to translate next if God wills:

All Star Selection Guidebook CG team: Director Hishida Masakazu&CG Director Otobe Yoshihiro&Kyougoku Takahiko interview

All Star Selection Guidebook Character Designer Matsuura Mai interview

All Star Selection Guidebook Series Composition Akao Deko interview

Pretty Rhythm Visual Book Director’s interview on each season

Pretty Rhythm Visual Book Asumi Kana&Ookubo Rumi&Katou Emiri 3 heroines seiyuus interview

interviews in the Kinpri books I own (KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm Official Setting Book,KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm Ouen book)

Random

Inexhaustive list of Pretty Rhythm related content in anime magazines

Tiger & Bunny Reference in Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream

One of the Hokuto no Ken references in Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future

Saint Seiya reference in Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live

Pretty Rhythm reference? in Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizokin

Pretty Rhythm director said you can watch Rainbow Live even if you haven’t seen the first two seasons

Asumi Kana got married

MARUHAN

The failure of Serenon with Kaname

Over The Rainbow preview (Rainbow Live ending spoilers)

See end of this post: Takara Tommy explicitly said at a shares holders meeting “Bandai ripped off our Pretty Rhythm with their Aikatsu” and that PriPara is a counter attack to that.

If you like Pretty Rhythm, shows I suggest watching:

Ace Wo Nerae!

Attacker You! (Not fully subbed in English. A dedicated French person started subbing it in 2015. They do a lot of shows that were broadcast in France but don’t have english subs)

Hikari no Densetsu

Glass no Kamen
 (This is the story from where Pretty Rhythm’s staff  got the inspiration for Kyouko’s mom Kei)

Aishite Knight

Creamy Mami

Magical Emi

Hai Step Jun

If you especially liked the suffering in Pretty Rhythm but how things always end happily, and how it’s a particular kind of suffering that doesn’t use characters death or sexual assault in a way to say “look how serious my story is” you should check out those masterpieces:

Ie Naki Ko (1977 anime adapted from a French novel published in 1878. There’s a more recent anime where Rémi is a girl but I never watched it)

Princess Sarah  (1985 anime adapted from a British novel published in 1888)

Les Malheurs De Sophie (Can be translated as “Sophie’s misfortunes”. It’s a 1997 French anime adapted from a French novel published in 1858. Only a french dub exists afaik. This is only if you know French or if you’re learning it.  I also suggest reading the novel and making kids in your family read it.)

Lastly, stuff I haven’t seen myself yet but that other Pretty Rhythm fans like:

Fancy Lala

Kaleido Star

Persia

Pastel Yumi

Notes:

If you ever checked my pictures in old Pretty Rhythm posts, you may have noticed how I tag them prad+number. Back when Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream was airing, when I saved pics related to it, I’d tag them “prad”, which is the show’s initials. When Dear My Future started, I started tagging things related to it as “prad2”. Etc. Basically “prad” became my general tag for anything Pretty Rhythm related. It’s much easier to use the search function that way. So I name files that way:

prad= Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream
prad2= Dear My Future
prad3= Rainbow Live
prad4= All Star Selection
prad5= PriPara
prad6= Kinpri

One more thing. I used to have an obsolete version of MPC, and I couldn’t take screenshots with it. So all my screencaps in old Pretty Rhythm posts are copypasted on paint, and are in 1080p instead of the show’s actual 720p. I’m warning you in case you’re a meticulous about screencaps person who feels like wasting hours of your life about them. I updated MPC when PriPara started so starting PriPara posts, the screencaps are the in the show’s actual resolution.

2 Responses to Pretty Rhythm

  1. owl says:

    im sorry, but your link to how to get into pretty rhythm led to a pripara post??😦 so if i may ask a question, if i started watching from rainbow live should i continue going backwards with dmf or watch ad instead?

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