PriPara the Movie: Everyone, Assemble! Prism ☆ Tours is the film based on and starring the characters from PriPara. The film is scheduled to begin showing in theaters across Japan from March 7, 2015. The plot will focus on Laala Manaka finding out about Saints' top idol journey, and will feature the return of many characters from across all the Pretty Rhythm series.
ALL ABOARD! PriPara is a popular children's television show in Japan and quite honestly a gem that has gone under the radar for anime fans on here and elsewhere. As a PriPara fan, I was stoked to hear it was getting a movie in 2015! Now, before attacking this movie and adding it to your completed list, please note you should watch the first 38 episodes of PriPara to grasp what's going on and who the cast of PriPara is and watch Pretty Rhythm for the complete feels effect! While the movie lacks in the story presence and mostly fills the void with
recycled music, it certainly succeeds in bringing a smile to your face! Hey, isn't that the point of children's tv? The art was a major step up from the series, though the animation was off at certain moments. Though, expection visual perfection from PriPara is nonsense in itself! Speaking of nonsense.....
Refraining from spoilers, there was a time PriPara recycled the same dialogue four times with the same scene added in! Lack of imagination and nearing nonsense, but its understandable looking at how the scene played out. The characters came off as flat to me and they weren't as exciting when compared to the actual show, though the return of- *cough* watch it yourself to find out!
If I reviewed this on a critic level, it'd get a "3". Though, being a kids movie and enjoyment the main element I use for this genre, it gets a "7". Its a fun ride, just a sloppy one!
The girls from the PriPara series meet with the girls from other Pretty Rhythm series. That's about it, there's no silly jokes or antics like they usually do in PriPara, the movie is a tour of the PriPara songs. At some point in the movie the audience has to choose between 4 different routes to watch from the Pretty Rhythm series songs. Nothing happens that could be called plot.
The movie has better animation but the artwork stays the same. Can't expect much from a children's movie. The CG animation stays the same.
Sound (Music): 7/10
If you like the songs from the series,
then you'll like the ones from the movie.
There's no character developing at all. Just music and songs.
Watch the movie if you'd like to watch 90 minutes of songs from both PriPara and Pretty Rhythm. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it.