Every little girl waits for the day she'll get her special ticket, one that will grant her entry into the world of PriPara (Prism Paradise). PriPara is a world of music, fashion, and daily auditions for a chance to become a pop idol. Laala Manaka's friends and classmates aspire to become idols, but her school forbids elementary school students from participating in the idol competitions.
Luckily, Laala is only interested in watching the idol shows. Yet somehow despite all this, she manages to bumble her way into the PriPara world, and debut as a fresh new talent. After being told all her life that she's too loud, Laala has finally found a place where she can be as loud as she wants and sing from her heart.
And not only that, but there's a possibility that she might be the legendary Prism Voice. Adventure, fashion, and music awaits as Laala climbs her way to the top, on her way to become the cutest and most beloved pop idol in the world of PriPara!
#01: "Jumpin' Dancin'" by Prizmmy☆ (eps 1-13) #02: "Kiraki Runway☆ (キラキランウェイ☆)" by Prism☆Box [Prizmmy☆ & Prism☆Mates (プリズム☆メイツ)] (eps 14-26) #03: "I Just Wanna Be With You ~Virtual and Real no Hazama de~ (I Just Wanna Be With You ～仮想（ヴァーチャル）と真実（リアル）の狭間で～) by Prizmmy☆ (eps 27-38) #04: "Idol Kinryoku♥Lesson Go! (アイドルキンリョク♥Lesson GO!)" by Laala with Prism☆Idol Kenkyuusei's (らぁらwithプリズム☆アイドル研究生's) (eps 39-51) #05: "Mune Kyun Love Song (胸キュンLove Song)" by SUPER☆GiRLS (eps 52-64) #06: "Rainbow Melody♪ (レインボウ・メロディー♪)" by PriPara Dream☆All Stars (プリパラドリーム☆オールスターズ) (eps 65-70, 72, 74-77) #07: "ThankYou ♥ Birthday" by Laala Manaka (Himika Akaneya) (ep 71) #08: "Pure Amore Ai (純（ビュ）・アモーレ・愛)" by Hibiki Shikyouin (Mitsuki Saiga) (ep 73) #09: "LOVE TROOPER" by Prizmmy☆ (eps 78-89) #10: "PriPara☆Dancing!!! (プリパラ☆ダンシング!!!)" by Laala Manaka (Himika Akaneya) and Gaaruru (Asami Sanada) (eps 90-115)
#11: "Growin' Jewel!" by SoLaMi Dressing (Himika Akaneya, Yuu Serizawa, Miyu Kubota, Saki Yamakita, Azuki Shibuya, Yuki Wakai) (eps 116-121, 123-131, 133-) #12: "Brand New Dreamer" by Laala with Kanon (らぁら with かのん（茜屋日海夏 with 田中美海）) (ep 122)
I watched tons of idol themed anime, and PriPara will hold a very special place in my heart after finishing it.
While the show/theme is aimed at a younger audience of girls, this anime shows genius jokes.
I myself don't perfectly speak Japanese, but I do understand enough to watch this show without subtitles. The show doesn't take itself completely serious, and this is what makes it that great!
I for myself love the plot with the main theme of 'friendship', the cute style and the incredible characters. The music might be repetitive to some people, but I loved listening to the great songs on the end
of every episode, as it made me so happy. This anime is something to relax and have fun, seriously.
I wish more people would acknowledge these kinds of shows, as they deserve a lot of praise!
(Not a quite objective review, but you don't need 7 different summaries anyway)
This idol anime has a very good story and its story focuses on a goal, character development (character story) and some random activities. Unlike Aikatsu series, there isn't as much "random activities". I really enjoy the story. The whole goal is to become a Kami Idol or a Divine Idol (Kami means god)
The art is very neat and the colors are really good. Their 3D is also pretty impressive and if you guys watched the first season of Aikatsu, you will know that their 3D was not the best. The 3D in Pripara looks totally different from 1st season Aikatsu.
The music is one of my
favorite. I tend to sing along to every performance there is. There aren't as many recycled performances and even if the songs repeat, they normally have new outfits. My personal favorite songs are Make it!, 0-week-old, Marble Makeup A-Ha-Ha, Ready Smile! and some more (I can't say them all. There are so many songs)
Each character in this anime, every character has something unique about them. All the characters have an interesting design to their art/outfit and they often have a backstory which makes them more interesting. Sometimes, if you don't like the character, you immediately fall in love with them after their backstory. My personal favorite characters are Laala (Lala), Falulu, Jululu, Shion, Unicorn, Usacha, and Sophie (Sofi)
Considering this is one of my favorite animes, it made me really sad to see that it had no reviews! So without further ado, lets get started!
I'm not very familiar with idol animes to be quite frank. I have a decent grasp of knowledge and information about other series, but they are never really something that really captured me. That is, with the exclusion of Pripara.
Pripara reminds me quite a bit of a magical girl show. Main character has amazing power, must keep her identity secret from those in her daily life or face repercussions, cute overly
frilly outfits in every episode, gratuitous transformation scenes. Also cute talking animals. In part I think the reason I like it so much is because it reads so much like a magical girl anime. From the premise to the execution of the series. There's also a strong theme of friendship throughout the series, which isn't exactly unique in idol animes, but the way Pripara uses friendship as a tool to "defeat" rivals is kinda unique in my opinion for the genre.
The reason I am rating it so low however is because of the repetitiveness of the plot. Main character uses the power of her singing voice to express her emotions. Befriends the "enemy." They compete together in some idol competition. Add another character, rinse and repeat. Mix together some filler or recap episodes and that is the basic progression of the series. This has already happened twice, and we're currently on the third iteration of this formula.
At the time of writing this review, there are roughly fifty six episodes that have aired, and while I am not totally exhausted by it at the moment, I am sure another fifty episodes down the line I will be exhausted. Unless they add in some new element that shakes things up, I doubt I will keep with this series for longer than around a hundred episodes.
My main beef with this anime is the animation. It's average. Pause the episode at any time and chances are the frame will be some haphazardly drawn mess. Each episode you see the same exact transformation sequence that takes around thirty seconds. All performances or dance sequences are not drawn in 2D, but rather animated through 3D models. The same dance sequences are shown, over and over again with the only change being the outfit the characters are wearing. I don't really have much to say that is good about the animation to be honest. It reads as lazy a majority of the time for me. Then again, this is a kids' anime that is being continuously produced so I can't harp about it too much I suppose.
Of the (somewhat few) idol animes I have seen, the music rarely if ever interested me much. To be honest I found most of the songs forgettable. But pripara actually has consistently good music. They're catchy songs, each idol group has a unique flavor to them that comes out in their songs. I often find myself with one stuck in my head, or wanting to listening to the soundtrack from this series. It's really well done.
I will complain that they use the same songs over and over and over again, which isn't really the worst grievance they could make. Though it does bother me when the opening song is the same exact song featured in the episode during their performance. At least make the opening different man.
This show is a real mix of typical anime archetypes [Lala] and unique characters that can stand by themselves. [Mirelle, Sophie] I will say there are a huge variety of personalities though, and you do get to see them interact with one another frequently. It makes me sad that the main character is the one that has the blandest personality when she is the one that is featured the most.
The only reason this isn't a 10/10 is because I hate recap episodes which this show has one or two of. Otherwise, I love it. I love the characters and how they interact with one another, I love the jokes that actually make you laugh, I love the songs that they sing. It is a really enjoyable series, very lighthearted and very enjoyable for when you need to take a break from the animes where you're scared everyone is going to die. There are no tears here, only happiness and cgi dance numbers.
It's not exactly remarkable nor is it very memorable outside of the songs. But it's a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to new episodes. Would recommend to anyone who likes idol animes, magical girl shows, and or wants a silly, happy anime to pass the time.
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