Naru Ayase is an 8th grader who can see the colors of music when she listens to it. For Naru, who is extremely good at decorating, becoming the owner of a shop like Dear Crown was her dream. One day, she finds out that the manager of a newly-opened shop is recruiting middle school girls who can do Prism Dance, and immediately applies. Naru begins to Prism Dance at the audition, and an aura she's never experienced spreads out in front of her. At that moment, a mysterious girl named Rinne asks her if she can see "rainbow music."
This will be my first review so bear with me, it'll be kind of messy. There are no reviews for this show yet and I think it really deserves one.
So when you first see this anime, you look at the colorful characters, the sparkles, the whole idea of dancing singing and prism lives with sparkly music and sparkly well EVERYTHING.
But don't give it up just because it looks like another childrens anime with transforming girls, because it's actually really interesting~
It's INTERESTING ok
You can't tell at all what's going to happen next, who's going to win the competition, and some of the characters have some hidden past that you just CANT GUESS from their actions. Everythings not painfully oblivious or happy that makes you want to barf.
It's not another childrens show, the characters overcome challenges, they grow, and on top of that they are so lovable, seriously lovable. Sure there's the happy/loli characters, but they're not... annoying i guess.
The songs they use for prism lives are seriously catchy, they're typical idol songs but still, they're catchy.
It's not super intense or anything, but it's entertaining, very entertaining and enjoyable. You will not feel bored. There are so many mysteries behind the characters (in a good way) and you just want to keep watching.
Just give this show a chance, watch the first 3 episodes, and you will NOT be bored, don't judge it from the talking animals, colorful characters, and childish sounding storyline ^^ read more
Now this anime is an interesting one indeed. After what happened with the ending to Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future, I thought that was it for Pretty Rhythm and Rainbow Live was going to muck it all up and make it unwatchable.. boy was I wrong! This series has kept with the storyline which starts a bit slow but once you see a climax happen, it happens fast and hard and leads into the next! Now as for someone that was and still is a shounen anime watcher, it has some elements that wouldn't be expected from this series from an outside view:
1: The character development is on an episode basis as in which one episode could be based on one character and then the next would move on to the next and so on and I liked that since it makes you learn more about the character and cheer them on as they do their episodic Prism Show
2: As mentioned, each episode has a Prism Show (with exception with a couple) and give you something to look forward to at the end of an episode and some of them lead as a set up into the next episode and heightens the excitement of the story.
3: The soundtrack is great and where there's a dramatic or sad moment going on, the music complements it and also, some of the previous seasons ost can be hear which is a plus.
4: The characters look like they fit in a teen anime and the designs aren't that bad for a show that's main moments are for powerful story and exciting Prism Shows.
Now as for the minus's:
1. Sometimes I wonder to myself what they're trying to shoot for because with that episodic story, sometimes, the story changes and never goes back and characters are forgotten.
2: It can be predictable to see who is better than someone by in the order that they appear which means that even though they look like they could do it, they won't because they're a secondary character and won't catch up to the main character.
So with all that, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live is in no means perfect but has the elements to be a blast even for someone that isn't used to watching these kind of shows. give it a try, you won't be dissapointed! :)read more
To start off, im your typical action, death loving kind of guy. Wanting a chill anime to watch, i picked up PR: Aurora dream and loved it, after they added more songs to the lineup and different dances. They dance sequences on the ice were captivating to the point of saying "Fuck tradtional ice-skating, this is what ice-skating shouldve been, minus the prism jumps of course.
Now to the review
Story- 8. Up to ep 26, when they finally become a unit, it was the usual build up to it, i like the concept of Prism Live, playing instruments while you dance. The plot twist between Ann and Wakara knowing each other, i really didnt see that coming. When both units did their trio dance, when Bell finally did her Prism live and the 4-jump combo, it was like her team had won already, but the story doesnt go like that, HAPPY RAIN just had to do a Trio-Prism Live/Jump which just blew me away because now they have become closer as friends as well as a unit.
Sound- 9. The song pace is almost the same as the first season because having a new song each week just isnt realistic. There is going to be some repatition songs but it hasnt been so bad, if the song list goes over 25, thats like an average 1 song every 2 episodes.
Character- 10. Each main character gets decent amount of screen time for their development. Naru becoming more reliable, Ann not being so stubborn and more friendly, Ito being more open and light-hearted(she and koji are an item), Otoha: she's just great regardless, Wakana forgiving Ann when it was actually herself who messed up. Then there's Bell, who at first was the perfectionist bitch who hated Naru for not being serious enough about Prism shows and not getting along with her mom all that great TOO being more loving about her teammates and seeing Naru as a rival when she shakess her hand at the end of Try Groovin. Rinne also, but with her memory loss, her development happens at different times, appearing when you least expect her to(she basically appears everywhere then dissappears just as fast).
Enjoyment- 9. I am excited to see how the prism world comes into play in this season and what June is all about.
overall- 9. Really looking forward to how this season ends, just wondering if Naru is going to get with someone or if shes going to stay alone, but with friends in every direction.
updated to ep. 32. this phrase sums up everything from 26 to 32: its a mother******* rollercoaster thats not going to stop anytime soon. Also Hiro, he saw the biggest dick in the world and chocked on it, big time. Plus June, when you see her dance, its basically "if someone tops her, it will be the last episode because she did ******* *******, a signature move. SOOOOO not fair.read more
Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live is one of my favorite anime. If you have watched Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, or Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future, and you loved it, I definitely recommend this season! I don't mean to criticize, but it makes the first two seasons seem like it was done pretty half-assed.
If you are looking for a show with a lot of depth, this show may or may not be the perfect show for you. If you want ghosts and vampires, then maybe watch something else. But if its unknown pasts, excitement and mysteries you want, then this is perfect. It may seem like there's not much of a mystery at the start, but soon all the mysteries will keep on piling that will leave you with so many questions in your head. They aren't obvious as well, so if you're planning on watching this, good luck.
Story- 9/10 A girl auditions to become a manager of a newly opened shop and it's main selling point are Prism Shows. If you researched this anime, you might have come across the word Prism Show- a new type of entertainment that combines singing, dancing, fashion and ice-skating. Furthermore, if you find that it's going overboard or completely ridiculous, it's normal. Everyone would have thought that the first time they heard about it, even I did. But if you keep watching, it won't just become something you'll get used to, it'll soon be something you want in your life.
If you think the story is just all light and fluffy and comedy, then yes, you are totally wrong. This is a 'serious' type of anime that still has it's share of comedy at the right moments. They have tragic times that makes you just want to jump into the anime and hug them, but they also have heart-warming moments that make you want to cry. They also have romance as well and some super cute scenes, so if you like romance, you'll be quite satisfied with this anime. This isn't an idol anime, so since they don't keep up an image, anything could happen in this anime.
Art- 9/10 The art style is colorful and not boring at all. It has pretty neat graphics and their shock faces are the best. It'll be easy to remember the characters too. June's hair is already enough proof that they weren't lazy with the art.
Sound- 10/10 Perfect score. Well it's about music so of course their soundtrack is suitable and catchy. There are many great songs packed in this anime, in different genres as well to bring out each characters individual styles. Whether you like a song or not is up to you, but the characters definitely sing well, some of their voices are pretty legendary.
Characters 10/10 The main character, Naru Ayase, is a ditz and I remember hearing that she is the same as every other girly main character? Well it's a bit true, but that's only at first. They all have flaws, but the point is that all the characters grow and soon learn to become better versions of themselves. They don't do it in a split second though, they overcome challenges in life that brings them closer to becoming better performers.
Enjoyment 10/10 Have you ever watched Aikatsu and got maybe a little annoyed that, for example, they perform one special appeal when an episode ago they were performing three? This doesn't happen in Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live. The characters always get better at each performance with each song and each jump that you just want to keep watching to see how awesome they will be in the end.
Overall 10/10 It's a perfect score because you can tell that the makers definitely went all out on this anime and you couldn't just ask for more. If I had to choose what I liked most of all about this anime, it would be that they all act according to their personalities and to reason, so their decisions don't seem forced. read more