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PriPara’s successor Kiratto Pri☆Chan announced for April 2018

Official abbreviation is “Prichan”.

Crunchyroll’s article is pretty complete, like always Japanese sites ilke Animate had more details which I added though. I also included some staff reactions and some of the thoughts of my Pretty Rhythm Yakuzas comrades so it took me a while to go through everything, plus I had other things to do IRL, hence why the post is a bit late.

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Bots spamming guro pics on popular tweets like FGO fanart stopped by Pretty Rhythm yakuza Chupacabra san

Edit: ANN even posted about it too

Already wrote about it on twitter, see above tweets, but this is awesome so I should make a blog post about it too.

 

Remember how in May 2017 , KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-  (Kinpri 2) had a few pre release screenings? The first one was on May 17th, with a stage greeting with Director Hishida, Terashima, Takeuchi and Niconico personality Iwai Yuuki. I wrote about it here. After that there were a few other pre screenings until the actual movie release on June 10th. And then, someone ill-intended made a bot account with Kinpri 2 spoilers in its name and summary and would follow/favorite Pretty Rhythm fans to spoil them. So some of the fans made an app to block those accounts. There’s 2 fans I follow who both had the same idea at the same time and each made an app, Sakuramochi san and Chupacabra san.

You’ve probably heard about this: since the start of 2018, there’s been bot accounts on Twitter spamming gore/mutilated bodies/SM and such kind of gruesome photos to popular tweets related to franchises like Azur Lane, Kancolle, Granblue, Fate, etc. It’s been going on for like 2 weeks and Twitter hasn’t done anything to stop it afaik.

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Most fandoms have started to take measures against it, using the hashtag  ,making lists of the bot accounts, and even specifically making Twitter accounts to counter it, like @Guro_police. Warning: don’t try your luck and check the blocked accounts’ pages, some have gruesome photos even on their header.

Everything changed when a few days ago, Chupacabra san reworked his old app that was used to block the Kinpri2 spoilers accounts, to block the guro accounts. His app went viral and tons of people are using it, and the problem seems to have been contained for now.

Some tweets talking about it went viral too. “The guro block appli, it was originaly used to block Kinpri spoilers. It’s like war technology being used for peace”

It’s awesome because some big news site even reported about it and interviewed Chupacabra san.  He asked them if possible to mention the whole story and how it was initially for Kinpri spoilers, and they did, so it made some publicity to Kinpri 2 and the Pretty Series fandom too. (Pretty Series=Pretty Rhythm, Kinpri, PriPara). I’m really proud of the Japanese fandom and especially the older fans aka Pretty Rhythm yakuzas. This case reminded me of tons of cool things they did in the past. All the fan events, all the promotion, all the effort they provided to make KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm (Kinpri1) popular. One thing I remember writing about was when a few days after Kinpri 1, released and some theaters were empty, they’d make maps and itineraries to go there and post it on twitter. Like, “Theater xxx is only 40 minutes from station xxx, if you don’t live too far you should go!!”.  And stuff like that.  I’ve been kinda busy these past weeks and I still haven’t got time to finish the “Pretty Rhythm&PriPara&Kinpri history” post I’m making to summarize and explain the franchise and how KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm became hugely popular. And seeing stuff like that really motivates me to finish it to show all the things the fans did. It’s really awesome.

Pretty Rhythm/PriPara producer Ohba Shin on how Garuru was made

My comments are under parenthesis.

When working on PriPara’s arcade game and recalculating the budget, they realized it wasn’t enough for the number of characters they had to make. Especially, they would be one character short in comparison to their business rivals. (Aikatsu! etc)

So they decided to recycle Faaruru’s old model and palette swap it to make a new character, who would be either her clone or sister, they didn’t decide yet.

Faruru during PP s1, Garuru with Mikan and Aroma as Garomagedon, Faruru post S1.

In contrast to Faruru, they decided to make Garuru into a Vocal Doll born from negatives feelings like frustrations and complexes. They weren’t sure on how to introduce her, as just randomly bringing her in wouldn’t make her a sympathetic character. So they went with a bold move, temporarily removing Faruru from the anime and arcade game at the end of s1, and as it was around the time the summer vacation battles among PriPara and its competitors started, it was the perfect occasion to introduce the small and rampaging Garuru. (Is this part of the real reason why Faruru left the anime at the end of PP S1? Because she had no reason to leave after what happened in that episode and it was incredibly stupid. Though that was nothing compared to some of the things that happen in S2).

Starting with her live debut, Garuru would develop and slowly earn the audience and players’ affection. They wanted Garuru to be an idol who can only do one-tenth of another idol’s performance, and by trying ten times harder. That it’d be very difficult for her to keep up, but that she wouldn’t give up, and evolve at her own pace. They wanted to teach little girls to never give up, to always try their best even if they suck and to never forget having fun. Garuru’s introduced in s2 of the anime/game, because compared to Laala and co’s developments at that time, her perspectives are much smaller, making it easier for little girls to relate to her.  (This is ironic, as I consider S2’s part of the plot about these themes pretty badly handled.)

The fact that Garuru is rebellious, doesn’t say the truth, and bites people, is used as gags, but it’s also a way to demonstrate she yearns for attention and human contact.

The rest of the story is as you’ve seen in the anime and game, and they managed to trigger Garuru’s debut at the best possible moment, after 6 months of planning. The only error they did was actually caring so much about Garuru and her background, so in the end, they used more money than they saved. And then she joins Aroma and Mikan to make Garumaggedon. OhbaP said that similar to this Garuru story, he’ll try to write about how he thinks Garumagedon was made and his personal anecdotes about it some another time.

This is pretty interesting because while I haven’t caught up on Idol Time PriPara yet, I know about Farara and Garara, so maybe they were also made as palette swaps to save money.

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.

Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection Anime Official Guide Book: Hishida Masakazu, Iuchi Shuji, Tsubota Fumi interview

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Previous translations (These past weeks I reread my older translations a bit. IIRC the only thing I corrected is in Itou Kanae’s interview, I didn’t get at first that she says she was told Akaii Meganee is an AI. Not sure if it was about Pretty Rhythm’s Akaii Meganee or PriPara’s Akaii Meganee though, as the one in Pretty Rhythm doesn’t feel like an AI. While it’s true she never gets out of Prism World, she makes her own decisions like purposely avoiding telling Shou and Yun Su things about Symphonia designs in DMF, or getting angry at Momo for forgetting things in RL)

My one month late Eid present for everyone. I finished translating this some weeks ago, but I’m really busy these days so I didn’t have the time to finish proofreading and editing till now.

(It took me 10h40minutes to translate this interview. Plus 7h30 of editing,proofreading, googling information and watching episodes again to better remember what they’re talking about and take screenshots. It’s 8 pages and around 13 700 characters. I did a quick comparison with an example: Madan no Ou volume 13 got an average of 297 characters per page and is around 480 pages without counting the illustrations and titles. This means it has around 142 560 characters. Meaning it’d take me 104 hours to translate it all. Let’s say 70 hours because it won’t be as complicated as translating a dialogue between 3 people. I don’t feel like getting money by picking a new LN that’s popular and ask donations to translate it, but even if I wanted to, it’d still take me too much time. I still have a long way to go. I’m not saying all this to complain btw, the main reason I do these translations is for myself.)You should read Madan no Ou it’s very good.

This time Iuchi san is here too compared to the interview in the Rainbow Live Guidebook. So it’s a dialogue with 4 people if you count the interviewer. I had to reformulate a lot so it makes sense in English, as the Japanese way of speaking is different. And I needed to be careful to keep the original nuances, and to not make confusing sentences.

I wouldn’t have this problem if I just summarized things instead of translating the dialogue itself, but I think it’s much more fun reading a dialogue. And it has it’s advantages too, when they have fun chatting, I can just show it directly, instead of writing things like “then, when they talked about Rinne at this point, they laughed because xx said that, and xx answered that, and xx also said that”

I tried putting colors, thinking it may be easier to read that way. If it isn’t, I’m genuinely sorry. Copypaste it on word and remove formatting. I won’t spend time removing the colors now that I’ve added them. (I edited in colors in some of the old interviews posts too)
I put red for Tsubota Fumi because she’s the one who wrote most of Bell, and purple for Iuchi Shuji because he’s the one who wrote most of Ito and Kouji.

The big titles are the titles of each part of the interview. Those are in every interviews, but I usually don’t include them because they just paraphrase what they say. Here, I included them to indicate they will change subjects. Unlike other interviews, they change topics without the interviewer prompting them.

Staff presentation: (I’ve never been good with staff titles and such so sorry if I got something wrong. I checked multiple times so it should be alright though.)

Hishida Masakazu is Pretty Rhythm’s director.

Iuchi Shuji worked as scriptwriter on all three seasons, and on series composition in DMF and RL. Meaning he wrote the core of the story/scripts with the director, Akao Deko and Tsubota Fumi. Akao Deko was the main series compositor above Iuchi Shuji on Aurora Dream and Dear My Future. But for Rainbow Live, she only wrote the songs’ lyrics, and Tsubota Fumi did series composition with him instead.

Tsubota Fumi worked as scriptwriter on Aurora Dream and Dear My Future and as series composition on Rainbow Live. Tsubota Fumi used to be in a theater troupe, writing theater pieces before starting to work as an anime script writer. It’s thanks to her they got the idea to make Grateful Symphonia into a theater piece, and she wrote all the scripts of Dear My Future from episode 47 to 51. She still works on theater pieces, drama and live action shows from time to time.

I also included the small storyboard excerpts present in the interview, the photos of the trio, and the same episode screenshots as the ones in the interview,+ a few more. I tried to put them in the same locations as in the book too.

My own comments are under parenthesis.

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List of magazines issues with Pretty Rhythm related content

Inexhaustive list of the magazines with Pretty Rhythm related content, just copypasted them from my news posts. It’s just so if I ever have the money to buy them I won’t have to read each one of my posts again to find which magazine had what. Then I thought I’d share it.I try to update this list whenever making a new Pretty Rhythm news post.

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King of Prism Playstation VR game project announced at Tokyo Game Show 2016

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Official site

It was announced the 15th September, first day of TGS2016. Game is titled “VRフォトセッション from KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm” and a demo is currently playable at the VR game corner of TGS2016. It will release next spring (early 2017) on Playstation VR, and this winter(2016) on iOS and Android.

Seems it’s being developed by a company called CS-REPORTERS.INC.

The game’s story is about how a pro cameraman (the player) was commissioned by Edel Rose to take pictures of Over The Rainbow for a photo collection of the group. It’ll be released at the same time as a photo collection of Schwarz Rose, and you must help Edel Rose sell more than it’s rival. The Prism Star cadet Shin also joins in. You must guide Over The Rainbow to victory with your photography skills!
This is pretty funny and sounds like something PR director would write.

Currently confirmed characters in the game are Hiro Kouji Kazuki and Shin.

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They also announced a handshake&photo meet event to celebrate the game’s announcement. The event is titled “握手会&撮影会 from KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm” and this is the logo. Event will be this fall, they haven’t given out an actual date yet.

“Either Hiro, Kouji, Kazuki or Shin will gently escort you on stage, just the two of you, and do a Prism Jump! This is real?! You will also be able to take a photo together thanks to Chroma Key synthesis, it will be a handshake event of a new era”
Judging from this, seems they won’t add any other character but not loosing hope.

They’ll use the VR game and tech to try and do a handshake event with the characters themselves, the seiyuus won’t be present. I guess this will be another thing the Pretty Rhythm franchise is the 1st to do? Or at least to popularize. Ouenjoueis weren’t invented by Pretty Rhythm, and some of the staff said they may have been inspired by Nanoha movie screening concerts, but I’m sure tons of other movies will do ouenjoueis too after seeing how Kinpri became a social phenomenon partly thanks to them. If this VR handshake event is successful I’m sure other franchise will start doing it too.

Gotta say I definitely didn’t see this coming. I haven’t seen this in any english written news sites, so when I saw pics of it on twitter, I didn’t bother reading about it. Just thought it was some kind of VR tech demo collab with Kinpri at TGS.  It’s an actual game project!!!

It’s kinda weird Crunchyroll or ANN haven’t reported about it yet. But I guess if PR related things were covered enough in English speaking media to satisfy me, I wouldn’t do these posts in the 1st place. Crunchyroll especially has been keeping good track of Pretty Rhythm news ever since Kinpri started and the franchise getting much more popular, so it’s weird. I kinda wish some English news site would report about it because I have trouble believing what I’m reading and wondering if I may be wrong. We’re getting an actual Pretty Rhythm console game!!! This is super big news!!!  Even if it’ll probably turn out to be a take pictures game with minimal gameplay. If they add more characters, or even the girls too it’ll be really great. Really looking forward to how this will turn out.

I don’t think I’ll spend hundreds for a Playstation VR just for one game though. Kinpri VR is the only game I 100% want to try so far. There’s stuff like Summer Lesson and Argyle Shift that seems interesting to me, but I’m waiting to see how they’ll turn out at release. I don’t really believe in Playstation VR or Oculus Rift stuff, and everything I’ve seen of it so far doesn’t interest me. Waiting to see if it’ll get any genuinely interesting games and how the games will be gameplay wise etc.

Game footage.

You can find more pics of the game here.

 

KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO- movie announced for June 2017

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Was announced at the end of the KING OF PRISM Over The Rainbow SPECIAL THANKS PARTY on September 11 2016. It’ scheduled for June 2017, no specified day yet. It’ll premiere in Wald 9, the same cinema Kinpri 1 debuted at.

Announcement on the official site is here. It doesn’t say anything else. There’s no preview video yet either.

I’m super happy and really hyped, but also kinda disappointed because I definitely thought they would first do a 1 cour late night TV anime for January 2017, and then a movie for June 2017. Guess I was too optimistic. And maybe director is too busy with Fairuru.

Because unless the movie is 2hours long I don’t think they’ll have the time to put in CG performances for each Edel Rose boy with their personal song, so that’s why I thought they’d make a TV anime at first to show them.

Every Pretty Rhythm series has their time based on real life time. They don’t necessarily happen in the same year, but time flows the same. For example, AD, DMF and RL each take place over a year, and they all aired for a year. Kinpri takes places one year and a half after the end of RL, and it was released one year and a half after RL ended.

So if they had made a tv series in January 2017, normally it should take place one year after Kinpri’s story ended. But by then it would be too far away and maybe Prism King Cup would have already happened since it’s supposed to be soon. So I thought the TV series could have been about flashbacks about what each character did since the end of Kinpri. It would have complemented all the various stories written by Director in magazines. That way they wouldn’t have had to worry about how each episode leads to the next too. It would have been episodic. Maybe we could have even got an episode about Kouji in America. But yeah that’s not happening sadly.

In any case, if the new movie still follow that rule, since it’s releasing in June 2017, one year and a half after Kinpri was released, it means the new movie’s story should also take place one year and a half after Kinpri ended. Which means that it would be even far away so maybe Prism King Cup would have happened already, so I guess they won’t make it happen that far away in time. Or maybe they’ll just say the Prism King Cup still haven’t happened then. If there is indeed a timeskip, maybe some of the characters will change designs again. Maybe they’ll skip the qualifications tournaments for the Prism King Cup and only show the cup itself. Maybe Kouji already came back by then etc.  Lotsof different things can happen. Really excited.

In any case seeing the movie’s subtitle, seems Hiro will play a big part in the story. I still think he’ll sing Happy Naru since he won’t be able to sing Pride at first and want to sing a Kouji song at all costs. Still think Shin will play a big role in making Jin make up with hijiri too.

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Quick summary of the KING OF PRISM Over The Rainbow SPECIAL THANKS PARTY September 11 event: (I’m very busy now so this is just a quick list of what happened. Hopefully if God wills I’ll do a detailed summary with what they said during the talk show in detail, and what the girls’ messages said)

Event was at  Tokyo International Forum, Hall C. They did it twice the same day so more people can go. First at 14:30, called “noon division”, then at 19:00, called “evening division”.

Even was in two halves. First half of the event was an ouenjouei. Second half was a talk show with Over The Rainbow’s seiyuus Kakihara Tetsuya, Maeno Tomoaki and Masuda Toshiki. The Kinpri sequel announcement was at the end of the “noon division”. They probably announced it again at night too. I’m not sure if they said the exact same things during the talk show at noon and at night.

The hall can hold 3000 people and was sold out. Furthermore it was streamed live in 82 cinemas across Japan, and 3 cinemas in Korea. What they call “live viewing”.
Around 20000 people watched the event in total.

Like all the different messages at the previous ouenjoueis, before the movie started there was a new message from the characters at the beginning.

Once the ouenjouei ended, the talk show started. During it they also showed scenes from the movie, with the seiyuus doing them on stage. For example they showed the Tokimeki Cycling jump and the seiyuus appeared on bicycle on stage as well.

In the corner “With love from Obare: cheering message” the 3 seiyuus acting as their characters, gave message of thanks to the audience for supporting them until now etc. It was particularly impressive when Masuda Toshiki screamed BURNING and all the audience screamed BURNING too.

There was also a message from some of the female main characters: Naru/Kato Emiri, An/Serizawa Yuu, Oto/Gotou Saori, Wakana/Uchida Maaya, Rinne/Sakura Ayane. They appeared on screen while the recorded conversation played.(Rinne momentarily came back or something?)

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Edi: I found this fanart of their message. They were in their Kinpri designs, meaning the message in universe was during/after Kinpri, so yeah seems Rinne really did come back momentarily.

Then the announcement corner started.

Kinpri will participate in the event Anime JAM 2016 the 10th and 11th of December 2016. Announcement on the event’s official site.

Kinpri seiyuus will appear the 10th only, during the “Rock stage”. The five participating seiyuus will be Terashima Junta/Shin, Hatanaka Tasuku/Taiga, Igarashi Masahi/Minato, Nagatsuka Takuma/Leo and Takeuchi Shunsuke/Alec.
Tickets for the event are on sale until 13th September at 23:59 (it kinda sucks for PR fans, they won’t have much time to buy them. It’s a bit weird they announced Kinpri will be at the event 2 days before the ticket sales ends. Maybe it was decided at the last minute.)

Kinpri will get its own web radio show. The podcasts will be published on Hibiki Radio.  Further details like who the radio hosts are will be published later.

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After these announcements, the seiyuus acted on stage a story written by PR director called “Over the Rainbow mune kyun Jump from backstage”. Basically a drama CD live.

After that they showed a message from Ito/Komatsu Mikako to Kouji. She appeared on screen while the recorded message played. Ito was acting shy and cute and there was warm cheers from the audience (That’s really nice they don’t care about insane fujoshis and did stuff like that. The only girl who didn’t appear is Bell. I guess they didn’t have enough money to pay Tomatsu Haruka too, or maybe she was simply too busy and didn’t have the time to record something.)

Then at the end Kakihara san said “Thank you for supporting Kinpri for such a long time. I hope you will keep cheering us. and they left the stage as if the event ended. But then when they left, a video started on the scren, showing scenes of Kouji Hiro Kazuki from the TV series and how they joined together and made OTR, and scenes from Kinpri and how they separated. And at the end of the movie it said “King Of Prism, New production decided!” KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-“! Debuts nationwide on June 2017.”

The video they showed got uploaded on Youtube by Avex.

EDIT: The article I translated described the video, so I didn’t actually watch the video until now. There’s some quotes at the end. Some were already in the preview at the end of Kinpri 1. Some are pretty interesting:
“I won’t be able to sing Kouji’s songs anymore?” Obviously said by Hiro.
“I thought he had statuses” The kanji used there is 格/Kaku, so this is definitely Jin speaking. My bet is that’s what he’ll say describing Louis when revealing to the characters he works with him. He’ll say Louis is a bishonene that reminds him of himself when younger and he’s a man of statuses, unlike commoners like Hijiri, Hiro or Kouji.
“This is Norizuki Jin’s way of doing things”. Probably Hiro or Hijiri, commenting on how Jin stole Pride for Louis to use.
“The way you are right now, I don’t want you to sing Pride!” The way the sentence is phrased makes me think this is Kouji speaking. Kouji ends his negative phrases like that. He’s probably speaking to Hiro. Meaning Hiro will do something bad? Maybe Kouji will say he’s disappointed that Hiro’s depressed for not singing Pride and that even if Hiro had the rights to sing it, Kouji wouldn’t like it.
“Hijiri! I have gotten hold of everything!” This is obviously Jin speaking to Hijiri.
“I respected my big brother. I wanted to become like my big brother one day” This is obviously Hijiri speaking about Jin. They’ll finally show a flashback of Hijiri and Jin’s childhood, when Maria died and Hijiri started living with Jin and Kou. This may mean Hijiri started doing Prism Shows competitively because Jin was doing it. This would mean Jin’s inferiority complex toward Hijiri is something he accidentally started up himself. Also this means Jin was nice toward Hijiri when they were kids.

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Then OTR got back on stage with Athletic Core starting to play for the 1st time in the event. They sang together with the audience, doing calls to the audience to sing.

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Then Kakihara san said “‘The next movie will be even more powered up, it’ll be a movie worth of even more encouragements, so please keep supporting us”
Maeno san said “Whether you’ve been supporting us since Pretty Rhythm, or whether you started with Kinpri, I will be happy if you keep supporting us”.
Masuda san said: “If I was to talk with Kazuki’s feelings, it would be that he has hot feelings about the new movie, and how he’ll definitely won’t loose, so please keep supporting us”
And the event ended.

After the event, the official site also announced a new Kinpri Fan Festival, similar to the one that happened some months ago. This time instead of a weekend, it’ll last 6 days, from October 5th to October 10th. It’s called “KING OF PRISM Kinpri Fan Fes Kansha sai in Autumn.”

Washizaki Takeshi who I think was MC’ing the event. Tweeted this pic with the 3 seiyuus once the event ended.

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Kinpri Character designer Odeco/Matsuura Mai drew this

CG Director said “look forward to more mind boggling Prism Shows”.

Kato Emiri/Naru tweeted she was happy to see the other Rainbow Live seiyuus again when they recorded the message together.

She also congratulated everyone for the new movie and said she’s looking forward to it.

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Masuda Toshiki/Kazuki posted on his blog how the event was 2hours long of fun, HE GOT TO BURNING,  for the first time in a while, FREEDOM, etc.

Komatsu Mikako/Ito said she was very happy recording the message and Ito was super dere dere cute, and she wonders if Ito’s hair will get even longer in the new movie.

Serizawa Yuu/An hopes An will get screentime in the new movie

This person who often does papercraft of the characters went to the event with a Rinne paper.

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After the event, Director tweeted how they announced the 1st Kinpri movie last year in a room with 200 people and now they announced the sequel in a room with 20 000 people and a miracle really happened.
Also the pamphlet distributed at the event had him saying that if you like Kinpri please also watch the rest of Pretty Rhythm starting with Aurora Dream.

Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection Anime Official Guide Book: Watanabe Akio interview

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Previous posts and translations.

Remainder this book was released 31st of July 2014.
I finished translating this around 5 days ago, but some IRL things happened. I was also engrossed into Persona 5 things and translating people’s impressions from the demo events.
This is a design related interview, so I scanned all 4 pages of it so you can see the designs. Instead of directly uploading the pages here, I uploaded them on my puush to save space on this blog. Except for the 1st page.
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Creamy Mami collab with PriPara arcade game in October 2016

prad5 arcade game creamy mami collab

(Making a post since this is pretty big but don’t expect me to cover every PriPara news. I already have my hands full with Pretty Rhythm and even then I’m not covering everything in my PR news post anymore, only the most imporatnt things. As the content quantity of manga, fun things, and other, exploded with King of Prism popularity)

They said in October the arcade game will have a collab with “legendaray anime idol” so it can only be Creamy Mami. And the silhouette is definitely her. The loop is getting looped. When PriPara got announced and I saw Laala’s design, the first thing I thought of is Creamy Mami.I think Laala’s design is heavily inspired from Creamy Mami, to not say ripped off. I should rewatch Creamy Mami, it’s one of the few shows I saw as a kid I never rewatched again and thus don’t remember it much. Patlabor too. I really hate it when people tell you only like a show because of nostalgia when you already rewatched it many times over your life and always liked it. Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Captain Tsubasa, Attacker You! etc are all great and I don’t like them because of nostalgia. Anyway.

prad5 102 storyboard cover

Also some days ago, the storyboard cover illustration of episode 102 posted by PP’s director on twitter had Laala dressed as Creamy Mami. Maybe the one who drew it had the idea for it because they were in the middle of negotiation talks about the collab. Also this drawing was probably the first time they officially admitted Laala and Creamy Mami designs are so similar. I wonder if they’ll actually add her a playable character in the arcade game, or if they’ll just put a coord of her clothes in.

Since 2013 Creamy Mami got more popular with english speakers, and japanese young people discovered it as well, as it has gotten a lot of collabs and goods etc, as it was the 30th anniversary of the series. It was also included in the now dead Anime Sols crowdfunding.

Also I restarted watching PP. I’m at episode 87. Didn’t watch the show for all these months because I didn’t have the time to, but also because I am displeased with all the bad choices of s2. It’s good but could have been so much better, it’s distressing. I’m tired of pointing out the flaws and how disappointing S2 is so I’m still writing impressions while watching, but they’re shorter.