This page features episodic blogging of the PriPara anime and random background info about the franchise. PriPara(PP) is Pretty Rhythm’s spiritual successor which launched in July 2014 with an anime and an arcade game. Watching the Pretty Rhythm series beforehand isn’t necessary at all to watch PriPara, but you will miss many references and jokes. You should however know that PriPara is very different from Pretty Rhythm. One shouldn’t be used to judge the other. The few people who used to watch Pretty Rhythm as it aired knew this beforehand, (as the 1st key visual for PP didn’t feature skates, for example), some kept watching anyway, some stopped.
Moreover you should know that, in my opinion, the first PP season is below average and has many flaws. Except for a handful of episodes, like episode 7, most jokes aren’t funny and the story feels as if made on the go. It’s also only 39 episodes long instead of the usual 51 episodes. If you find the first season bad, I suggest not giving up on the show, as starting the second season it gets much better, though it still has some heavy writing issues and inconsistencies that will bother you even if you watch the show with your brain turned off.
I currently stopped the episodic blogging but may resume one day.
After 3 seasons, the PriPara anime is currently in its 4th season, titled Idol Time PriPara, which started in April 2017. While not a reboot, it’s quite similar as they added a new heroine, Yui, and slowly reintroduced past characters.
Episodic blogging and news
PP Season 1
Episode 11 (End of the post has the story of how Takara Tommy boss explicitly said at a shareholders meeting Aikatsu is a ripoff of Pretty Rhythm and they countered by making PriPara)
Episode 24-32 (stuff about the s2 and movie)
PP Season 2