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Pretty Rhythm News May 2017

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by 地方民

You can find all previous posts and translations on this page.

It’s been so long since the last post that even if I bookmark and write down and save everything I want to talk about, there may be things I forgot to put in this post.

I also didn’t go through all of director tweets from June 2016 to now. I check  his tweets almost daily, but I usually check everything he tweeted between each post I did, in case I missed anything important. Didn’t do it this time, it’ll take me too much time.

From June to September 2016, nothing too big happened except the announcement of KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-. From September to December 2016, I was playing Persona 5 during my free time. Since January 2017 I’ve also been busy with others things. That’s why it’s been almost a year since the last general news post, and there’s some things I wrote in this post which are almost one year old. However, from September 2016 to now, I did write posts whenever something big happened, on here and on twitter, so I’ll just link these. This means there’s a lot of embedded tweets in this post. It’s the first time I do this, there’s some tweets that don’t display and I don’t know how to resize embedded tweets. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out weird and people with toasters can still read this post.

You can find my Twitter here. I try to report Pretty Rhythm news as soon as I can on twitter. A Wordpress blog like this isn’t the best way to be “popular” in 2017, and it would be “better” to post all the news on Twitter or another social media. I don’t want to do it though, as twitter is bad for writing good things and keeping track of information. I prefer my current way of doing things, with these news posts.

Nowadays, there’s multiple blogs, Tumblr pages like this one that covers a lot of Pretty Rhythm things, some of which I also cover in this post. It even has translations too. For example, if you’re keeping track of magazine releases, it’s much better than my blog since with the tumblr system they can make a new post whenever a magazine containing Pretty Rhythm material is announced, without clogging their post history.
Edit: There’s this tumblr too that posts new Pretty Rhythm news very fast and sometimes posts summaries of stuff in magazines as well, forgot to include it.

If you want to know magazines releases with Pretty Rhythm material ASAP, you should follow that tumblr or follow those magazines directly on twitter. I’m only interested in the magazines for the interviews and short stories.The magazine release list I do in my post is primarily for myself so I’ll easily know what to buy if I ever have tons of money to spend.

I’m not anymore the only person regularly reporting Pretty Rhythm news in English, but it won’t change my way of doing things. I won’t try to be more “competitive” because in the first place, I’m looking for news and reporting them because I want to know them myself, not because ANN or other sites didn’t report them. So I’ll naturally post about things I haven’t seen on other sites, at least the ones I check. While I do jokingly say “hey look, ANN didn’t report this” from time to time, pointing fingers at them isn’t actually my goal. If there’s something Pretty Rhythm related which is unreported in ANN or Crunchyroll or other blogs,  I’l try my best to find it, because I’m doing it for myself first, and put it here to share. So in the end it’s not like I’ll be putting in more effort or try to do some competition. I hope what I’m saying isn’t too confusing and my point is getting across.

I’m happy more people are into Pretty Rhythm now. I hope one day there will be a very reliable and complete source of Pretty Rhythm info in English, that way I’ll be able to stop doing these posts.

Thinking about it now, when I started covering Pretty Rhythm, if I was evil and a 12 years old kid I could have even made money out of this. By starting a forum and monopolizing the Pretty Rhythm English fandom, writing rants on social media about how any other forum or fandom is “illegitimate”, swindling people into paying me for translations, swindling kids with tons of free time and with Japanese knowledge into helping me(Japanese Americans from Hawaii for example), etc.  I’m not sure how to explain it but you should get what I mean if you’ve been on the internet for a few years. I’m very happy I didn’t turn like that and none of this happened, as it would mean I’d be a scumbag.

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Three weeks since Kinpri was released

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They published an advertisement for the karaoke, ok to come cosplayed, etc screenings. I really wish I could go to one.

Kinpri hypothetical ratings:

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Screens took 30th january 09:00 jp time.
The movie got in the top 100 of the month on Eiga.com. It’s 96th. Not sure what that ranking is though, it just says “access ranking”, so it’s probably how much the movie’s page got loaded on their site.

When it was released the 9th January 2016, the movie was shown in 14 theaters across Japan in total. (a bit more if you count the different rooms that show it inside each theater, though most theaters only show it once per day in one room.)
As of the 30th, the movie is now shown in 9 theaters in total.  For example, バルト11, the only theater showing it in Hiroshima prefecture, had it’s final screening the 29th, which is why there’s no pic of this theater in this daily update. But there’s also a theater in Fukui prefecture who started showing it starting the 30th, so it’s not like the number of screenings is only decreasing.

There’s other theaters which will start screening the movie in February, the full list with the starting dates is the last list on this page.

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It’s the weekend so I can take screens during the day. Screens taken the 30th at 17:28 japanese time, just before the start of the screening at T・ジョイ博多 theater at 17:30. My initial assumptions in the previous post were wrong, the number of reservations of a screening do increase a lot the same day of the screening between early morning and afternoon. Between 09:00 and 17:28, T・ジョイ京都/T joy theater at Kyoto screening reserved seats increased from 16 to 36+, and T・ジョイ博多/T Joy theater at Hatake got full. Then again it’s the weekend.

Also some twitter fan posted about how the 23th and the 24th, Kinpri was the most viewed movie in “mini theaters”. Because the 23rd was the day of the sing along etc screening “I won’t let you sleep tonight” I wrote about in the previous post. There’s also an official tweet about it thanking the fans.

At 10:00 the 30th there was also the エーデルローズ新入生の集い~アンコール~ talk event in United Cinema Toyosu at Tokyo. Fans on twitter posted what came out of it. 

Source They revealed the 2nd temporary podium for the Prism King Cup fan election. According to twitter fans: Taiga is still first. Alexander became 2nd. Yukinojou is now 3rd.

Source They also revealed that Louis and Shin have the same birthday, 29th February. And their seiyuus Terashima Junta and Shouta Aoi also have the same birthday, 11th August.

Source Dramatic Love, the movie’s ending song, was supposed to be sang by Shin alone at first, but later decided to make all the new Edel Rose characters sing it.Because of that, they also have version of it with Shin singing alone.

Source Most of the votes for Leo in the Prism King Cup fan election are by older men.

Source When you vote, you can also include a comment. They read some of them at the event. One vote for Yukinojou said “I fell in love with Yuki sama after watching it the 12th time. Even though I didn’t feel anything for him the 11 times before”. Another vote commented on how he’s so manly.

Source When they made Terashima Junta record Dramatic Love, they also recorded him doing the koishita part in a whispering like voice for the “staff’s private use “

Source Terashima’s(Shin) personal entourage told him about Kinpri in summary “We don’t really understand the movie but we understand that it’s fun”.

Source they showed a video message by Shin, Yukinojou and Leo’s seiyuus at the start of the event. People cheered for Leo the most.

Lastly they said “We can’t say details yet but Kinpri isn’t over yet”. Maybe the movie’s “results” are satisfying for Avex. Who knows.

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31th Edit. Screens took at 17:30 jp time.

2nd February edit. According to Eiga Kinpri is ranked 90th this week.

Two weeks since Kinpri was released

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I’m pretty busy sadly so this is short. There’s a few new things I’d like to post about but can’t for now. For example I haven’t checked the 2ch thread again, or interviews and such. Thankfully they’re seiyuu interviews so they shouldn’t say interesting things. I left out the less important things, like how Komatsu Mikako currently have short wave hair like Ito in the movie.

I’m trying to update every day with pics of the reserved seats. It’s only 6 theaters/screenings rooms out of 14~ theaters in total in Japan where the movie is shown, but it can still give a vague idea on how the movie is doing.

Kinpri hypothetical ratings:

It’s been more than two weeks since King Of Prism has been released. In summary I think it’s not doing too well, but there’s still hope.

I’ve never been interested in movie screening ratings and such so it’s my first time searching for some, so I don’t really know where to look. So I just put in king of prism ランキング on google. There’s eiga.com that has ratings.

If I got it right, the rankings on this site are how much the movie got accessed on the site, not how many people went to see it. On the site, the movie isn’t even in the top 100 of this month’s rating. On Oricon, on the week it was released, it wasn’t in the top 10 either. I guess it’s a given as there’s huge things currently, like Star Wars, new James Bond, etc.
If you have some ranking stats please fill me in.

On most movie sites or info sites like Yahoo Japan etc, the movie got a really good score always close to 5/5, and nearly only positive reviews. For example, still on Yahoo Japan, the movie is first in the “user ratings”. However it doesn’t really mean anything as it’s mostly a handful of fans who rated 5/5 and posted positive reviews. Because the movie has the best score but with only around 300 votes, while there’s stuff like Girls Und Panzer movie who’s behind it in 2nd/3rd place, but with more than 2000 votes. The only negative review I spotted is by one guy who says the movie doesn’t feel like PR and is mad. He dares to say that while he’s a filthy peasant who only watched Rainbow Live.

All the screenings with karaoke where you can sing along, come cosplayed, etc, like you can see in this vid, are always full. They’re much longer than regular screenings, because they show RL episodes fully before showing the movie, and there’s breaks for people to meet up and chat and make new friends etc. So you have at least all the regular long time fans going, plus a bunch of newbies.

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For example there was two singing screening the 23rd January, titled “I won’t let you sleep until morning” (one of Hiro’s quotes) that lasted from around 23:45 to 29:05(5am) with almost all seats taken. They were simultaneous, both at Wald9/バルト9 Cinema, one at room 6 and one at room 9.

They showed RL episodes 6,8,18,31,39,45,51, route 4 with the boys from the PP&PR movie, and then the actual Kinpri movie.

Pics like these are from Kinezo.jp, where you can buy tickets in advance for movies. You can select a theater and check how much seats are already reserved for a particular screening.

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I checked the current state of the seats for all the screenings of the 25th listed on Kinezo and took screenshots, and as you can see, sadly regular screenings currently have much less people. Some are even empty.
As I took these pictures, it’s already the 25th 5am in Japan, so it’s safe to assume no more seats will be reserved anymore. Of course there will be people who will buy tickets directly at the cinemas, but I think Japanese people usually plan things like this in advance and mostly buy advance tickets, so I don’t think it’ll increase by too much. Then again most of them are night screening around 20:00 so there’s still time for reservations to increase a bit more…

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Edit the 25th: Took pics at around the same time(26th 6:51am) for the same theaters. So you can compare. For example there’s the 1st pic, the ブルク13 movie’s screening the 26th, there’s more people than the 25th. The two screenings at バルト9 are near full like the 25th, etc. I guess there’s theaters with people constantly going and some with less, just depends of the day. Hopefully it’ll keep up like that and some regular screenings will always be near full.

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Edit the 26th. Screenshots took at  07:00 jp time. As you can see for バルト9 theater, you can’t even access the page with the seats because both screenings are full. It was the theater where the movie premiered and it seems it’s always full or near full. I hope it keeps it like that until the end of all the screenings at the end of March IIRC.
In order to see as accurately as possible how many seats are reserved, the best would be to take the screenshots just before the earliest screening starts(around 12:00 japanese time) but I’m sleeping then(it’s 03:00 my time), and for the night screenings at 19:00 Jp time, I’m at notwork, so can’t take screens.

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Edit the 28th. Screens took at 29th January 07:30 JP time. Didn’t have internet the 27th so didn’t take pics. バルト9 screenings are full the 29th and the 30th. They even added one additional screening on each day which are also already full. One screening of the 31th is also already full. Keep it up PR fans we can do this!

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Some hardcore fans like Irua already saw the movie at least 15 times so even them must be tired by now.

Lastly there’s the fact the movie doesn’t have a lot of screenings, and isn’t screened at lots of theaters either. It’s been two weeks now so most theaters showing it only do one screening a day.

All the goods were sold out after the first few days, so they probably restocked them now. Maybe they’re sold out again, I don’t know.

In conclusion I don’t think things are bright. If they get ton of money with the goods, do tons of sing along events and people keep coming, and people buy the bluray when it’s out, in the long run they may get enough money to do the sequel.

I haven’t read every single of PR director’s tweets like I usually do, but I don’t think he or any staff person said anything about how well or not well the movie is doing for now.

If you’re really rich and got money to waste you should make a trip to Japan and go watch the movie. you could even just make an account on Kinezo, and just buy tickets online without actually going.

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Official site posted the 15th different seiyuu’s opinion of the movie

Masuda Toshiki/Kazuki: The EZ Do Dance scene was nice. Naru chan grown even more cute. Juné sama is cute.

Nagatsuka Takuma/Leo: It’s really exciting and unpredictable, like when rolling a gacha.

Some editor at Animage said it’s good and you can tell how much work was put into it. He’s happy Bell is doing fine. Was impressed how Hiro was pushed off from his happiness peak with what happens in the movie with you know what if you’ve read spoilers. Other magazines said it’s really good etc.

Results of the send a pic with your tickets contest

They’re doing talk events too. There was one the 24th, there’s another one the 30th. There should be more later. Too busy to post details sorry.

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Temporary results of the Prism King fan election as of the 15th January. Remember that it’s new characters only that’s why OTR isn’t in.I’m happy Taiga is winning as he’s the new character I like the most design wise. Can’t really speak personality wise as I haven’t seen the movie. And even then, according to spoilers, the new characters don’t have that much screen time and you don’t learn a lot about them. Maybe we’ll never get to see them do a Prism Show if there’s no sequel…

If you want to spoil yourself there’s a tumblr with a summary of the movie.

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Tiny size on purpose if you don’t want to be spoiled. Click to enlarge.
Remember the week exclusive gifts? As of the 23rd, the third week started, so people going to watch the movie get a random bookmarks with a film like style, showing a scene from the movie frame by frame. With the help of other fans, twitter fan Canmaji made a collage of all 48 bookmarks. Note that’s it’s only one pic from the bookmark scene each time, not all the pics.Hijiri is so lucky. I also want to marry Juné and go to the mosque with her.

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The Kinpri official site 404 page.

King Of Prism by Pretty Rhythm is out in Japan

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One of the fist screening booking at some theater. I think Someone on 2ch checked with his phone for buying a ticket before it started, so by the time it started it probably got even more full.

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Goods sold at one of the theater the day of the movie’s release, 9th January. Photo from 2ch. Time and theater is unspecified.

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Another photo by this twitter person. Was taken at 10:00 at the Baruto9 theater in Shinjuku. The earliest screenings were at 8:30. Unless my sleepiness and cold is making me retarded, it’s definitely not the same theater as the 1st photo. The sold out goods are different, regardless of whether you consider this photo was taken before or after.

I went through the 2ch thread of the movie

Overall impressions:

Everyone has very good impressions about the movie, including posters who said there were initially scared because of all the new characters, or how it’s fujoshi oriented. The movie is also very funny. One poster said he never laughed that much at the movies before.

Jin’s scenes are all really funny. Some people would like the movie just by seeing him too, he’s really popular.

A lot of people liked Alexander.

One poster said he was the only guy at the screening he went at, but multiple posters said at their screenings it was always around half men half women.

A poster who hasn’t seen any PR season before said it was really good and funny and cool. He went to a Baruto 9 evening screening, it was half men half women. A lot of them were friends and he felt envious of people chatting about the movie. He said it was really funny, especially the Kazuki Vs Alec battle. He really wants to see the sequel, and is worried about whether the sequel will be made, so he’ll go see the movie again.

Another person who haven’t seen any PR before said he really liked it. He wants to watch Rainbow Live now, but is daunted by how it’s “4 times longer than midnight anime these days”. So for now he’ll just go watch the movie again. (Tch. Kids these days who can’t handle a 50 ep series.)

PR director Hishida Masakazu will direct Jewelpet’s successor Riruriru Fairilu. According to this person, Nabeshin directly said in a magazine recently that “Hishida Masakazu is the director”.
PR director is using the pen name 五城桜. Apparently it’s the name of a middle school in his hometown in Sendai. And Aoba Jo(Aoba Castle in sendai) is another of his pen names.  So people on twitter and 2ch figured it out. I’m too lazy and have a cold so don’t wanna to double check if I got the explanation right, but yeah he’s Riruiru Fairyru director 100% sure.
Anyway, some posters on the 2ch thread are saying that since he’s gonna work on Rirurilu, the sequel movie really isn’t planned for now. if Kinpri sequel happens he’ll work on it and Riruriru at the same time.

Spoilers from the 2ch thread to be taken with a grain of salt:

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Pretty Rhythm news January 2016, very important Kinpri announcement

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I actually haven’t finished this post yet but I really wanted to post the Kinpri news asap, so I cut off the unfinished parts for now.

Edit: I added everything now. If new pvs or info gets released I’ll just edit this post and add them at top. Or make a new post.

In times like these I really wish Pretty Rhythm was more popular so ANN or something would actually do their job instead of me, so I don’t have the pressure of breaking the news to non japanese fans. Well, it’s not like someone died. But still.

Contains actual spoilers for the movie’s end, told by the director himself. I think even if you absolutely detest spoilers It’ll be better if you read it now instead of watchign the movie and getting disappointed.

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