KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, 2nd Prism Elite Event summary. Event was 27th April 2016. Contain spoilers for the Kinpri movie and it’s yet to be officially announced sequel.
This is just a preview post. Full length summary is here.
part 2 comments if you want the comments. You need some nico viewer program to read them directly on the video like on nico.
Event was the 27th april. Didn’t actually watch the event yet, couldn’t watch it live. Too busy and tired to do it now.
Part 2 is the actual event. Part1 is just a black screen, included for completion sake because people may ask where’s part 1. It actually lasted for almost 10 minutes but kakoroku only downloaded the first 2 minutes. I can see all the downtime on the timeshift. Seems they had some kind of technical problem, the event started while the nico live froze on black screen, people in the comments were like “the prism sparkle is disappearing”, “systemu desu kara”, “nikunikuniku! I want to eat niku!” “koujiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii”, and other PR memes. Only those present at the event saw the starting 7~8 minutes, which are probably unimportant anyway.
About why previous post is called part 1 but part 2 never happened: I was busy so I removed unfinished parts of the previous news post, to cut it in two. Initial plan was to finish everything I wanted to put in part 2, then wait till this event the 27th April, summarize it, then publish the summary in part2 with the rest. I couldn’t make it in time. And I can’t even watch this right now. If God wills it in a few days it I’ll do a full summary and finish the post later, and translate some new guidebook interview too. Speaking of that there’s a Kinpri guidebook that got announced too.
For now here’s the most important things they announced at that event from what I read:
Prism King Cup Next Generation Prism Star Grand Election final results:
Special anime thing in the limited edition of the movies BD/DVD is around 20 minutes long.
They announced the Over The Rainbow Special Event. September 11. With OTR seiyuus Masuda Toshiki, Kakihara Tetsuya and Maeno Tomoaki. Tickets are 6800 yen. Very expensive. They’ll probably do a live and others things and it’ll be super long or something. And they’ll probably announce Kinpri 2 there.
Kinpri’s April Fools on the official site. I took the picture from someone on twitter because the site is currently exploding and never loads completely. And even in this pic the site isn’t loaded correctly.
Site now has a news post about it, saying the King of Princess page will stay until the 4th of April 10:00 japanese time.
The event on April 27 for the release of the OST will be shown live on niconico. It starts at 2000 jp time. Prepare a proxy or something because it’ll be region locked. Every thing streamed on Niconico so far was. There’s no nico page for the stream yet, so you can’t timeshift it for now.
It’s based on that RL picture they added to the Avex site back in December.
The official twitter changed too, and says KING OF PRINCESS in the description.
They should soon announce the winner of the prism king fan election too, it just ended today.
FRONT WING I FORGIVE YOU FOR ALL YOUR STUPID FRENCH NAMES FOR GRISAIA TITLES
Main site story page is a parody of Kinpri’s plot.
Seems this is gonna be the most hilarious japan stuff arpil fools ever.
Edited in another one. That was on the official site of mangaka Daiamon. It may be the first time I see people parodying the same thing in one april fool, besides magical girl parody everyone does. Come to think of it Frontwing probably did it because one of the chara designers for Grisaia is Watanabe Akio.
Oh and while I’m at it since this post will actually be read: A few hours ago, French Minister Laurence Rossignol said on TV “veiled Muslim women are like american niggers who supported slavery”. Double irony because she’s minister of women’s rights. Triple irony because a week ago the government started a new campaign ad against discrimination. Quadruple irony because she’s one of the founders of SOS Racism(though SOS Racism has been proved to be a crappy joke for more than a decade, with stuff like their embezzlement scandal). She managed to be racist of women, Muslims and black people in a single sentence. And she actually said “american niggers” so she didn’t say “nigger” because she was talking about slavery. I would actually use the word TRIGGERED if I was a current teenager.
It really shows the current sorry state of the country, since Hollande, or anyone in the same left wing party currently in power with Hollande didn’t say anything. This happened the 30th, and today the 31st, most mainstream media didn’t talk about it either in their dailies. It’s in continuation of the racism France have been doing for years. Though it skyrocketed even more since all the random violent police searches against muslims and ecologists since November attacks.
Tens of thousands of people me included are now asking for her to be fired. There’s a petition you can sign here.
There’s a normal version priced 6800 yen for BD, 5800 yen for DVD, and a limited version with a CD and bonuses priced 12000 yen for the BD and 11000 for the DVD.
Limited edition bonuses :
A bonus cover and some storyboards.
Footage of various screening events: the movie’s premiere January 9th at Wald9, the one for the Kinpri election, the one for valentine, the one for Louis and Shin’s bday, the one for white day, etc.
A new original short anime directed and storyboard by PR director Hishida Masakazu
I don’t think it says yet what the CD will have besides “songs in the movie”
Both versions are listed to have “特報＆PV集” so I think this means all the messages before the movie starts wil be in. The vote for me messages, An and Kouji’s message, etc.
That’s sooner than I expected. I predicted it would be released in July.But that wasn’t taking into account the movie would kept being shown for months. Maybe in June the movie will still actually be shown in theaters. At the very least, even if at worst case scenario the momentum falls and the movie stops being screened before BD/DVD realease in June, they’ll restart the screening events when the BD/DVD gets released and do them for all of June to August. That’s what they did with the PR movie iirc.
Also I think usually movie’s BD/DVD releases are announced when the movie stops being screened. That was the case a few days ago with the Garupan movie iirc. That’s not the case with Kinpri. There’s screening events planned all the way to May.
Anyway I’m really hyped we have a date. Hence why I’m posting this now instead of waiting till I make another long news post. We non Japanese fans wil finally see Kinpri too.
Source Two days ago on the 19th they also announced BDs boxes for Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live. Box 1 will be released on August 5th. Box 2 on December 23.
Just a quick update.
Director tweeted about it. And the official site now says more than 150 000 tickets sold when it loads. Or maybe it says that for a while and I only noticed now.
About the new messages at the start of the movie with An and now Kouji, Matsuura Mai tweeted about how she drew something for Kouji’s so they do have illustrations.
18th March is Shinichiro Miki’s bday, and there’s a send him happy bday message thing going on until the 17th 22:00 japanese time.
I like it because in the list at the beginning with his notables roles, there’s his classic roles like Allen or Koujiro, and at the end when it switches to more recent they wrote “Jin in King of Prism”. Too bad you can only choose one character, else I’d put in Allen, Koujiro, Shannon Casull, Creed, Takumi, Kurtz and Jin. In the end I ended putting in Allen and wrote about how I actually first watched Escaflowne dubbed in French and only got to hear his performance as Alen some years later, and how I really like it and that whenever I rewatch Alen’s proclamation of duel in the final episode it always gets me excited.
Jin and Hijiri getting valentine chocolate. The poster is from Animage March 2016 released 10th February 2016. One side is Gundam IBO, other is Pretty Rhythm. Director tweeted “I wonder what the people at sunrise will think when seeing this”.
Mainly thanks to word to mouth on twitter, the Kinpri movie got more and more popular and by half of February there was more than 47 theaters showing it, at least one in each prefecture, so the movie is currently shown in “all of Japan” like the official twitter says. Except Okinawa because no one cares. Right now the movie is in 53 different theaters and earned more than 250 million yen.
I don’t know how the movie screenings business works, but I think Kinpri’s situation is very unnatural due to how popular it turned out. The movie started with only 14 theaters showing it, then some theaters stopped showing it while others started. Then during it’s third week there was only around 7 theaters left, but then they started the screening events. As the staff explained during the live event on March 9th I wrote of below, a virtuous circle began with people going to the screening events, tweeting about how fun it is, and more and more people went to see the movie and in turn say how good it is. So there was more demand and more cinemas started showing it. As a comparison the Accel World movie that got announced will debut right from the start in 24 different theaters, and then that number will probably drop until the movie stops being shown completely.
Some of the new screenings added in February were planned from the start though, and not only added due to popularity. But if it went like originally planned, the overall numbers of screenings wouldn’t have went up as whenever a theater started showing it, one would stop. That list of planned theaters was always on the website, but starting February it got longer and longer. Right now there’s even theaters planning screenings in April, a month from now.
I think the biggest reason it’s getting popular is thanks to fans campaigning on social media so Kinpri gets a sequel. The staff stressed this out a lot during the event on March 9th. They kept saying it’s thanks to people on Twitter. There’s tons of fanart. Tons of one page manga with jokes related to PR in general. A lot of these are stuff with Wakana, Kazuki, Taiga and Alexander since Taiga and Alec are the two most popular new character. And especially there’s tons of people making reaction manga of their own experience with the movie, tweeting it to their friends telling them to go watch it too. There’s even popular seiyuus or authors who are tweeting about Kinpri telling people to go watch it and Pretty Rhythm. Maybe we’re witnessing the start of Japan and the world realizing Pretty Rhythm is anime of the decade.
Usually in the “random” section of these news posts, I always try to post every funny fanart, manga, cosplay etc I see, but there’s so much now I can’t keep up, I only put in a handful of them. Even as writing this post my “things to put next PR news post” bookmark folder got longer and longer. Then again I started writing this on March 5th and it took me a week to go over the folder. This isn’t the longest PR post I did, but I think I haven’t spent that much time on one post since the After Party event post. Something like 20 hours. For comparison sake the Juné interview I posted recently took me 5 hours to translate. Then again I’m mostly doing it for myself, In the 1st place I researched all the info in this post because I wanted to know them myself. I’m not complaining or anything. I’m having fun.
Remainder: What I always call “screening event” are the “ouenjoueikai”, the screenings where people are allowed to come cosplayed, the lyrics are displayed to karaoke,etc. What you see in the video above. Some are one hour long like the movie. Some are hours long screenings, where they show BD versions of RL episodes, route 4 of the PR&PP movie, and then Kinpri. ( The RL episodes shown are different each time, except some they always show like the finale.)
Most of the time if there’s no source link then the author’s name is in the filename.
I remember back at those Ryukishi07 conferences, the french translator said at one point “I’m autospoiling myself”, beacuse he was translating what Ryukishi san said while he didn’t finish Umineko himself. I know that feeling now. I pretty much spoiled myself all of Kinpri and it’s details now because of all the stuff I read or translated. But I’m sure the movie is so awesome you can still enjoy it after getting spoiled.
There was a live event today(9th march 21h40 japanese time)where Director announced that. It’s still not at the level of the Garupan movie with it’s over 900 million yen but that’s still a lot. I’m writing a news post these days, I haven’t done one since January so there’s a lot of things to go over. I also watched the event live and took notes of the interesting or funny bits they said, so the post should include stuff about it too.
Fanart by Irua
Remainder this book was released 31st of July 2014.
Juné’s official name spelling is June. But I don’t really care because there’s better things in life to do than being bothered by how an anime character’s name is spelled. I always wrote it Juné because it confuses my brain to say June, since there’s already the word June in English. While there’s no “Rinne” word in French/English, so I don’t have to spell Rinne’s name Rinné. Anyway I hope you’re not triggered by name spelling because I’m gonna Juné Juné Juné.And I’m not gonna Juné about whether you Juné or not.
The 14th February 2016 Shishido Rumi posted on her blog a photo of her holding a doll of Juné she got from a fan. That’s currently her twitter avatar as well. She really likes Juné and Pretty Rhythm.
It looks a lot like a figure made by this twitter user I posted a long time ago, so I think this person is the one who gave her the figure.
If you’re looking for a game to play you should try out Tales of Innocence on DS or Vita. Vita version is an enhanced port with 4 characters in battle instead of 3, and 2 new characters. The Vita version is Japanese only though. I’m talking about it now because there’s a character voiced by Shishido Rumi in the game whose story is a bit similar to Juné. It’s also one of the best Tales of games. There’s a pretty original story, and there’s one of the funniest and best “crazy I kill people for fun” archetype villain ever in it.
(This is more a joke post than anything, don’t expect me to keep up with the news, though I did edit in the pv)
Staff A, voiced by Shinichiro Miki: Boss! PriPara is murdering us and is everywhere!!
Staff B, voiced by Nakamura Yuichi: At this rate Aikatsu! will die off! What are we gonna do?!
Staff C, voiced by Sugita Tomokazu: Let’s just copy PriPara!
Staff D, voiced by Nakata Jouji: TAWAKE! We already copied Pretty Rhythm with Aikatsu, the same trick won’t work twice!
Staff E, voiced by Furuya Toru: True, a Saint level aidoru never falls for the same attack a second time…
Staff F, voiced by Hayami Show: You don’t need to be a Jenius to know this.
Staff G, voiced by Tsuda Kenjiro: I told you guys we should have stopped Aikatsu after s1 and made it into a little girls card game but you didn’t listen. By now we’d have stuff like BURU AIZU ICHIGO DORAGON!!!
Boss Staff, voiced by Takehito Koyasu: Everyone shut up!! So what if this puny PriPara rules the market now? I’ll tell you what we’re gonna do. Aikatsu worked and was more popular than this stupid rhythm prism show. Aikatsu is eternal!! Aikatsu is MUGEN NO KANOSEI!! Thus, for the new Aikatsu, we will COPY AIKATSU!!
All staff: NAAAANIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
LITERALLY NOTAOI, NOTICHIGO, NOTRAN AND NOTKII. THIS IS THE IDEA OF THE CENTURY.
Edit: They released a bid the 27th. pv starts at 9:30
They even recycled the seiyuus too. Tadokoro Azusa/Aoi is voicing Notkii. Morohoshi Sumire/Ichigo is voicing NotAoi. AND OHASHI AYAKA/RAN IS VOICING NOTRAN. They aren’t even trying to hide the recyclage for her. It’s like they have no shame.
I wonder if the seiyuus voices and singing voice will be the same for Aikatsu Stars. Not that I care anyway.
This is so hilarious. When I first saw this pic I genuinely though it was grown up Aoi Ichigo and Ran, and that they’re doing a timeskip. It was very low res pics so you couldn’t see the eye colors etc are different. And I guess I just thought Ichigo’s hair got lighter. But nope, they actually just recycled and mixed designs together. Blue hair horns got Seira’s ponytail and Aoi’s hair color, etc.
I wonder how this will turn out. I stopped watching Aikatsu! after s1 and I don’t think I’ll watch Aikatsu Stars! either. So I’m kind of indifferent to these news. I don’t decide whether to watch a series or not based on character design, but I guess if I had to comment, I’m not fond of this new chara design. It’s trying too hard to be cute, something I reproach to many things these days. It’s the same thing I don’t like about Melua’s new face for OGMD.
One of the things I liked about Aikatsu! is the character design. The characters don’t have ultra pale skin like stuff like Wake Up Girls, don’t have blush on every joints and cheeks like if they’re polishing their skin every morning like in Love Live, and they have noses. Even though I stopped watching Aikatsu, I slightly kept in touch with it, so I saw all the new characters are always super cute, like the Flamenco girl or Miyabi.
It’s a real shame they changed the chara design.
I’m not saying stuff like “Aikatsu is copying Pretty Rhythm again and doing stuff like adding a boys unit”, because while the pv says there’s a boys unit, we don’t know yet if they’ll be actual main characters like in Pretty Rhythm, or only appear every 10 episodes. Same with the S4 being potential rivals, we don’t know yet if there will be actual rivalry. And as this point, since they already copied Pretty Rhythm once anyway, you could just argue that instead of copying Pretty Rhythm, they’re just copying older shoujo shows like Pretty Rhythm did.
They did copy stuff from PriPara for the game. In Aikatsu Stars’ arcade game you’ll now be able to make your own character like in PriPara, and get customized cards.
I always wanted to do a collage of everything Aikatsu copied from Pretty Rhythm, to complete this “Aikatsu S1 Appeals copied from Prism Jumps” collage that someone once made:
Then, to make it fun and so little girls don’t get angry, I’d also add coincidences and things that actually haven’t been copied like this:
But I’ve always been reluctant of making some little girls angry and ruin their day. Maybe I’ll just put “this is a joke” on the collage. Or I should do a reverse psychology joke and say the collage is how Pretty Rhythm copied things from Aikatsu.