This page contains blogging of the PriPara anime and background info about the franchise. PriPara(PP) is Pretty Rhythm‘s 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 Pretty Rhythm yakuzas & the few English speaking 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. Like me, the majority of them kept watching and became PP fans as well.
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, (episode 7 and 14 being my favorites), 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 exponentially better. Though it still retains some heavy writing issues and inconsistencies, most jokes are still predictable and the side characters remain underused.
The PriPara anime ended with its 4th season, titled Idol Time PriPara, which started in April 2017 and ended in April 2018. While not a reboot, the beginning of the season was quite similar to one, as they added a new heroine called Yui and slowly reintroduced past characters. PriPara was succeeded by Kiratto Pri☆chan in April 2018.
Episodic blogging and news
PriPara school specials
(aired before the show started)
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
PriPara season 2 review&final impressions
(coming soon, making this as I stopped episodic blogging)
PriPara season 3 review& final impressions
Idol Time PriPara review&final impressions
Background info of the PriPara series
Background info on Idol Time PriPara 50 (mine, crunchyroll post, i☆Ris farewell messages translated by a nice /ai/non )