PriPara has yet to grasp it’s pride and success. I’m watching episodes in batch so at least one episode out of them will be interesting. Though I didn’t watch them all in succession. It’s actually been around ten days since I watched and wrote about episode 19-20. I usually do that with 50eps shows at the beginning but stop once things gets interesting. In PriPara I still haven’t hit that point.
Also, I don’t wanna repeat the same things over and over. For example, it’s not because I stop criticizing the show about how there’s no rating system or actual story that I don’t mind it anymore.
Wonder who is the boss of PriPara world Akaii Meganee is working for. Maybe they’ll tell us about it in the movie. Goddess/queen/ruler of magical world in danger is typical little girl cartoon movie plot.We had the skater constellation goddess in AD, The symphonia goddess in DMF and the prism goddess in RL so maybe we’ll get the noplot goddess in pripara.
Mireille started PriPara in elementary school and was a renegade pripara gansta like Laala.
Sophie used to be in a different elementary school than Paprika gakuen. Paprika is a elevator school with elementary and middle school together (and maybe high school) too so in these it’s hard to fit in and get friends when you transfer in. Too bad we’ll never get an episode about how everyone was already friends with each other and how Sophie was all alone until Chyanko and Sadako reached out to her.
(PS: according to episode 21, they knew each other since they were little kids. So I guess either they were already in Paprika and Sophie started hanging out with them immediately after transferring, or maybe they decided to transfer to Paprika too when Sophie did. It’s probably the latter. Anyway I’m thinking too much about that, the show itself doesn’t care about plot)
Eh so you can’t go glowstick dress mode if you don’t have your pripass. Eeeeh so there’s ranks for managers too. Eeeeh It’s like they finally realized the show needs world building. Kuma was about to be sent to the mascot graveyard. Same place Penguin sensei got sent to at the end of RL. They cut right before showing his face.
They’re doing the same cadrant on the screen things as during the flashbacks in pretty rhythm. It’s only at the beginning and end of the scenes though.
They actually didn’t forgot about the cushion in her room and showed us when she bought it
EVERY PRIPARA GIRL WHO’S FAN OF LAALA AND MIREILLE CONFIRMED FOR TIME TRAVELERS. THEY ALL LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME ONE YEAR AGO.
“You’re not permitted to blink” is also a line Bell said to Otoha when Wakana supposedly did her last show in ep 29 of Rainbow Live
Though Pretty Rhythm recycled prism jumps a lot as well by swapping CG elements, it’s sad they’re already doing it too in pripara while we like saw 5 different making dramas so far. Though since that was for Mireille pripara anniversary maybe they won’t show it ever again anyway, so technically they aren’t “recycling” it.
I guess the game will have messages like this too. We’ll know in July when it’ll be a year since the launch.
>Suddenly “bad guys” being together planning their next move at the end of the episode
It’s really looney tuney
Shion’s clothes are so nice there. Dorothy and Leona’s gangsta clothes are good too.
This whole scene was so weird. It’s like they didn’t know what to do with the two last minutes of the episode. The Gloria scene was useless since it’s not like she found about Laala next episode anyway. And she didn’t reveal why she hates PriPara, like, her best friend stole her tickets when she was a kid. It was like “Hey guys we still don’t know what we’ll do about it, there’s actually a plot in Pripara!! Don’t forget!!”
Was a pretty predictable and bland episode. There was nothing funny either, maybe except the penguin sensei cameo and the sudden “ninja” thing in the jikai.
So Leona dresses like a girl and has an Okonomiyaki shop. Leona is actually a reverse Ukyo reference.
Suddenly Shion. This episode is already way better. That’s probably why 19 was so boring, she only appeared at the end. Shion is too good for this show. I really hope s2 will feature the older characters instead of just new ones so she can stay. Also she’s wearing a prism stone top.
Sophie and untransformed Mireille
Lucky Luke’s daltons reference.
Wow another fat mom. I guess the fact Laala’s mom isn’t fat is really because she looks after her figure like how she said in episode forgot which, and not that they decided to stop being accurate and not make the owner of a restaurant mom fat. Also dat hair.
She has some kind of accent, not sure which region of japan it was again.
Also she must have been a Creamy Mami ripoff magical girl back in the days with that hair.
Dorothy and Leon’s mom is voiced by Shindo Naomi. She was pretty good as Koujiro in Hyakka Ryouran s2. Hopefully Cagalli will be playable in Z3.2 and Mai Hime will get in SRW one day.
OMG SUDDENLY DUEL. SHION VS CANADIAN NINJA. WHY IS SHION SO AWESOME
>good kids shouldn’t do this!!
Dorothy and Leona’s dad is so funny. I never get tired of the typical gaijin accent in anime. It’s one of the things that always made me laugh.
Wow these are scary as hell. Just do good old Pretty Rhythm low budget silhouettes plz.
>Here so it’s easier to eat
It was obvious they would go Yakitatte Japan there but kinda suck they didn’t go all the way. The reactions were pretty lukewarm. They’re still bringing up how Gloria hates friends and pripara but still won’t tell us why. I wonder if they’re doing that because they don’t have any sort of plot planned besides this so they’re trying to drag it up as long as possible.
Huh they’ll keep wearing pirate outfits huh. Still not sure what that got to do with them as a theme but whatever. Oh and then Salami smile won.
Yaaay it’s Cosmo, the other cursed one with Shion sharing the fate of being stuck in this mediocre show. Soon the age of oneesans.
>I got a meeting related to my designs so I gotta go. Cosmic see you later!
More like her planet Saturn shaped earring is actually a super computer. And it just notified her that her interdimensional sliders wormhole gonna open soon. She only comes back to PriPara universe every now and then to check up on Sophie, and never stays so she doesn’t suffer from noplot plague.
Also, Cosmo confirmed for true main character since she changed clothes for the second cour just like the main girls.
I didn’t know the Sophie bodyguards besides the 6 regular girls was made up of clones.
Judging from how the episode goes they’ll just reform again at the end. I actually like Sadako and Chyanko, so I’d actually like it more if they just disbanded, and reappeared from time to time like the other side characters . If they stay they’ll just forget about them eventually and they won’t be in any scenes.
Then again they’re not actually doing that with the side characters in the first place though, and forgetting them all.
Humans descended from Sophie is much more believable than humans descended from monkeys.
>Gravure idol Chyanko
Wow now that’s something I didn’t expect.
Akipapara huh. Also, a french traffic person would have either straight up ignored her thinking they don’t want to waste their time, called the cops on her, made her pay for trying to fraud and wouldn’t have believe her if she said she didn’t know she needs to buy a ticket, and lastly even if they helped, they would have just given her vague and probably wrong indications about which train she needs to take instead of personally guiding her. Oh and also the train would have been late by at least 10 minutes.
I will now proceed to pleasure myself with these fishes etc
At least they tried to make it funny instead of forced drama.
Didn’t think we’d see a solo show again until Faruru’s show.
Laala Mireille Chyanko and two of the bodyguards girls drawn into the crowd. Would be funny if the screw up one day and show the crowd shot of them edited in when they’re on stage doing their performance.
Also Sophie added another lines besides her kotori chan tachi routine.
It looked much better than when she does it with Laala and Mireille for some reason. They still recycled the aurora dream motion but it finally looks better than it now.
Wow it’s Farurururu they remembered her again
Her eyebrows look like grass. Actually now that I take a long look at her face both her eyebrows and eyelashes are super weird. It’s cute though.
Also feels like she’s trying to sell drugs to Laala.
It’s true like Laala said she talks less than a robot than before. She’s self learning.
Also Unicorn says she needs to learn more so maybe then she’ll copy every PriPara and people will only like her and she’ll monopolize and take over the PriPara world, so PriPara will get unpopular. And then Laala will give her pizza.
I still hope she’s actually not a robot and just acting like one.
Get lost stupid unicorn. You call Laala trash idol but you’re a trash mascot. Maybe Unicorn is the true bad guy since she’s the one who wants Faruru to learn stuff to take over PriPara.
Was this scene with Shion and Mireille mixing their catchphrase into a “let’s win this” phrase, along with the others repeating their catchphrases over and over, is actually the staff implicitly admitting the characters are bland and nothing more than catchphrases?
KYAAAA AKAII MEGANIIIIII SAMAAAA
And then, Akaii Meganii saying exactly the same jajajan to both groups, is the staff implicitly admitting that they could just replace him with a gachapon?
Shion doesn’t understand bishonen appeal.
(writing stuff like this is scary because if a /u/ fag or similar reads this they’ll overinterpret this way too much and think she likes girls. One day, I went to /u/,something which linked to my blog linked there, it was scary. I didn’t know people THAT delusional existed. My God.)
HEEEEEEEEY IT’S THE AIRPLANE DRESS. FINALLY. I can stop watching the show now.
Jokes aside, that dress along with the giraffe dress were the winners of one of the “design Laala’s dresses” contests before the show began. See episode 5-6 post.
Nyao, reference to Ciao magazine.
Non sure likes her sister. Come to think of it wasn’t she supposed to do PriPara too judging from the first OP? Did they scrap that plotline or forget about it? Will they reveal she’s actually Faruru?
Nao finally managed to get out of Time Prison after God knows how many episodes.
I’d watch a show with the blond and blue twintails iinchous.
(For people who haven’t seen this show and reading this in the future. Or simply for people who’ll still read this before watching the episode: The scene nearly isn’t as impactful as the screens makes it look.)
They don’t need to hide from Gloria since Mireille says it’s a middle school event on the middle school grounds part, so it’s out of her grade school authority. But then Gloria whipped out that rule book only known to principals and says they need her authorization even outside grade school grounds. So the show got cancelled.
Go Newtype Shion.
NotHibiki and NotRizumu’s son moment of glory.
They’ll do the live in front of the school entrance. While I didn’t think about it myself, I thought Shion and Mireille would come up with something more tricky. The sign says it’s the 129th festival so Paprika must be existing for a long time. If Faruru is a robot maybe they’ll say she used to attend the school 100 years ago.
Side characters who also got out of Time Prison along with Nao. There’s the short glasses girl too in the background. Forgot her name or which episode she was in.
That twintails girl is cute.
Good job Mireille Father and Mireille Mother.
Hey it’s Coo’s trailer. Sucks they renamed it PriPara trailer though. They didn’t show it but I guess the person driving is an Akaii Meganee.
Another bishonen along with Dorothy and Leona’s parents.
I thought they would use an holographic display or something. I’m sure they have the technology to do so.
The new choreography for the new songs were mentioned by pretty rhythm’s director around a month ago telling us to look forward to it. It’s pretty good. Maybe I never noticed before but they’re trying to make their hands move more now. Shion moves her hands really well there.
Also the way they go to each other at the beginning was nice too. I’m not sure they already did this before. Their sidestep jumping is pretty funny too.
Eh so they didn’t end up wearing any of the outfits they tested at the beginning. Then what was the point? I guess they only wanted to show the contest dresses.
Not starting all three aligned like every performance etc is something fresh too. It’s cool they’re doing new things with the choreographies. Also the way they jump around at the beginning is pretty funny.
Their choreography is pretty funny overall. That leg thing during the song’s refrain is pretty funny.
Twintails and blond iinchous are here again.
She can’t even get close to Prism Stone shops so no wonder she literally got health problems seeing a performance live.
Laala’s mom is cute.
Sophie is pshuu there but she didn’t say it. She didn’t say it for a while now. Maybe they forgot.
That jikai was pretty funny
Shion had the loudest cheers there. Shion yet again confirmed for best character and too good for PriPara.
She says she now has became all of Paprika’s principal so it confirms there’s no highschool section. Also lol at random guy referencing Kazuki’s way of speaking and going CHO MATTE YO.
So much EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH in that scene.
Wait, they’re presenting this so seriously. Don’t tell me this is what episodes 24 25 26 will revolve around and what they’ll do for the cour climax. There should be Faruru performance soon. At 26 at worst. So I’d like it much more if she had something to do with what they’ll do for cour climax.
>The prize grandprix is happening soon so get ready.
Oh right, in one episode they talked about legendary tickets you can get if you win this prize grandprix thing, and then never ever mentioned it again. Hopefully the prize grandprix will happen during the cour climax , and they’ll actually show it to us unlike the first tournament. Maybe Faruru will win.
Poor Sophie. She’s such a genius dancing is like breathing to her so she can’t do one without the other. Also she finally said pshuu again.
YEAAAAAAAAAAH IS SHION GONNA BREAK THIS FORCED DRAMA BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS
Shion is so awesome.
OMG OMG SHION DOING THE OBARI POSE
The animation was mediocre but I’m still hyped because Shion. Nice scene.
>You can’t defeat my puriken with your weak stance
Or something like that. Not sure what Gloria said, I’m probably wrong. But I guess Puriken is pripara martial art. Hopefully they’ll tell us more next episode.
>my 20 years of feels
1/Gloria used to do PriPara and Faruru being an immortal robot stole her tickets.
2/Faruru is her daughter and got addicted to PriPara for 20 years now and turned into a non aging robot like girl stuck in PriPara forever.
Looking at the tickets to figure out who she missed and if Laala does PriPara is pretty smart.
New double eyecatch.
Was funny how Dorothy imitated the transformation scenes.
I don’t know why but the good kids shouldn’t do this message there made me laugh a lot. I guess it’s cuz it was well timed and I didn’t expect it. Also Dorothy and Leona aren’t fake ninjas. Their dad did stand his own against Shion so I guess that makes sense. He probably trained them.
Aspirator chan is actually an alien life form chasing Cosmo from dimension to dimension. It has allied itself with Gloria cuz plans.
Dorothy is kinda scary.
Girl at right kinda looks like Laala.
Cat’s Eye reference. (Not really, but I like saying stuff like that in case you haven’t noticed)
>Love and hate are sides of the same coin. But maybe it’s too difficult for you to understand for now Laala.
Laala mom plz. Stop spoiling your daughter. She’s already stupid enough as it is. This isn’t difficult.
Didn’t take pics of doresshingu paffé’s performance.
Been a while since she brought out her Go stone.
Girl in middle got Naru’s hairstyle.
Leona and Shion and Dorothy all trying to cover their friends was nice.
That was a really good and heartwarming scene. Maybe the first time I thought a particular scene in PriPara was especially well done.
You can see a Rabu chan and a New ticket here. Rabu chan doesn’t go to Paprika since she had a interschool battle with Eiko/tennis girl. New and Mew are in high school, and there’s no high school section in Paprika so they don’t go to Paprika either.
Either they just put random tickets they already used in this scene, or these are the tickets Laala and the others received when they met these characters. However, New never actually gave her ticket to Sophie. That’s an oversight of the staff.
Or I guess if you really stretch it, some random girl doing PriPara who attends Paprika is friends with New and got her ticket.
>LAALA CONFIRMED FOR CLONE
>GLORIA CONFIRMED FOR FIRST HOLDER OF PRISM VOICE
While I believe in the second one, I don’t think Laala and Gloria will end up being related. I think it’s just a self reference. You know, when in shows some older character looks exactly the same as a present character during flashbacks. They did that in Pretty Rhythm too.
Was a nice episode. The SHION and the end especially were good. They did a good job with the girls’ interactions. Rivals like that always end up becoming friends with each other so I was wondering when it’ll happen for real. That scene at the end did a pretty good job.
They’ll actually finally reveal Gloria’s past so this finally seems interesting. Seems PriPara is finally getting a story. I’m sure I already said that though so not getting my hopes up .
News & random
The xmas event is in a week now so they revealed new things.
From the event the 23rd of November for i☆Ris 2nd anniversary. They also revealed the 3rd OP song there. More info in jp here if you’re interested. I’m not.
They officially said Aira Mia and Naru will appear in the PriPara movie. It’s Saints though, so they’re not the same persons as in their respective series. Actually regardless of whether they are or not, they probably won’t even mention it in the movie and play minor roles. They’ll just make them act based on their respective personalities, without mentioning past characters or events. Basically like in All Star Selection. Also they removed the skates from their outfits so they probably won’t even do Prism Jumps in the movie. Hopefully I’m wrong. The 3DS game will have the PriPara girls do Prism Jumps so maybe they’ll do some in the movie.
Pretty Rhythm director Hishida Masakazu is the director for the movie because PriPara director Moriwaki Makoto she’s busy working on the tvshow.
CG Director twitted the movie will have new CG. 100% sure it’ll be the PriPara girls and Saints dancing together. Hopefully it’ll have more than that.
Purichike for the xmas events. Like the ANN article explains, the ones with Faruru double as tickets to access the event. The other ones are the ones you can get. Faruru has already started her world conquest IRL.
Check previous episode post for more info on xmas events.
Teaser images tweeted by staff. They will show a new “premium special Hiro x Kouji Prism Show” CG performance at the xmas event. CG director said it’s something you’ll only be able to see at the event. Komatsu Mikako/Ito chan said that it’s super sugoi and stuff. I wanna go to the event…
Also Pretty Rhythm director tweeted they’ll announce something nice at the event. OTR ova?! Jin no Gyakushu movie? Pretty Rhythm will finally get in SRW?!?
Postcards that will be sold at the xmas events
“All Star” tshirt which will be sold at the event. I wish I could to the event and ENJOY MYSELF TOGETHER WITH US
There’s other tshirts you can see here.
End of October start of November, they were doing a survey at Prism Stone shops, to ask what kind of accessories and new parts would you like to see in the PriPara arcade game. This nice person on twitter took pictures of it. They used to do online surveys all the time during Pretty Rhythm’s run, most of the time at the end of each cour. It asked stuff like which character do you like, how do you watch the show(TV, niconico, etc), if you play the arcade game, if you own the DS/3Ds game, if you’d like bluray releases, etc. I linked some of them in my Rainbow Live posts.
1 is what kind of glasses you’d like. 2 is funny accessories. 3 is make up. 4 hairstyle&color. 5 what haircolor suits this girl. 6 eyelashes. 7 write what kind of part you’d like. Drawings are OK. 8 Write your impressions of the game.
Talking about episode 22’s CG, Love Live director Kyougoku Takahiko said you can see they tried to do new things with the new performances. I’m not the only one thinking so.
Episode 21’s storyboard cover posted by PriPara’s director Morikawa Makoto on twitter. There’s others on the twitter account.
That was posted by Kubota Miyu/Sophie. She got the Laala Mireille Sophie CD with the special Sophie cover.
They announced the CD for Shion Drothy and Leona’s songs will be released February 11th. They didn’t reveal the cover yet.Track list:
1：「No D＆D code」
2：「CHANGE! MY WORLD」
3：メッセージ by シオン
4：メッセージ by ドロシー
5：メッセージ by レオナ
6：「No D＆D code」 (inst)
7：「CHANGE! MY WORLD」 (inst)
The 3rd ED will be by Prizmmy and feature a choreography of some talent girl called Jessica. I already knew the 3rd ED wouldn’t be animation since they said before the show even began that the girls who won the Dreaming Girl Audition contest will appear in it(see previous post) but I’m just saying it again in case you forgot.
Non cardboard ad at Shinjuku’s Tower Record.
Cute Shion from the game.
Random cute pics of Faruru ingame posted by this nice person.
Posted by the staff for Laala’s bday.
CG director tweeted this for Laala’s bday. There’s fanart and other pics posted by i☆Ris if you look for the
#真中らぁら生誕祭 tag on twitter.
Some new Salami Smile, Dressing Paffé and Faruru Purichike that’ll be released the 26th December or something.
From Ciao magazine Jaunary issue (released in December)
Puchigumi magazine January issue announced there will be an event celebrating the 6th year old anniversary of the magazine at the Prism Stone shop of Shinjuku the 28th December.
Prism Stone shops IRL are selling clothes worn by the characters in the anime. Left is Sophie’s 2nd cour clothes and right is Shion. There’s other pics on the official twitters. I picked my two favorite characters.
Gonna do another post on Pretty Rhythm centered new things later normally.