The story begins the day before the graduation ceremony. Five middle school girls each are preoccupied with their real everyday lives. These girls meet each other in a fantasy world after being sent there through a sudden occurrence. There, they learn about the impending crisis that this world is facing. The way to avert this crisis is for the five to collaborate and bring their five hearts together as one through dance.
However, the five cannot come to love the world, and cannot tell their true feelings to one another, so their hearts are unable to unite. The time limit is fast approaching. Can the dance of the five girls save the world? And will they be able to graduate?
I've just watched Pop in Q in a local anime convention with two friends. Let's say we didn't expect that.
Before listing all the reasons why it was really bad, I have to say that the 3D dance+songs scenes were REALLY good. Not at Love Live's level, but were really fun. I watched all the movie just for these.
And one more thing I have to confess about- The funniest part was making fun of the movie. So if you and a few other friends are looking for stupid stuff just to make fun of it- I guess you can try this movie.
First of all, the movie
is probably for kids. There's no story at all, just one huge cliche.
Take 5 girls who are unhappy with their lives, throw them into a parallel world. They must dance to save the world!
You have the hardworking girl, the anti social one, the cute loli who's all cheerful, an extreme anti social one aaaaaand the main character who's "running away from everything". Throw them together. And each of them get some talking doll.
5 minutes later they're all friends!
But now the bad guys come, what's their motive? Unknown. They're just bad. Probably want to destroy the world. What are they? No idea.
Well girls! Dance and win! They're really good even though they've practiced for one day barely.
And then they discover their special powers- they're even more OP now.
That's about it for the story.
Story: 1/10. Non existent.
Let's talk about the good things now. There were a few dances and songs across the movie which were enjoyable. And Toei Animation did it quite well.
8/10 for art and 6/10 for sound (The sound track IS forgettable).
As for the characters: 5/10. Why? Well the cast was the usual stuff as I said before. Nothing special. As well as no development. Or more like there was development which made no sense.
Think there's a person who hates something and then come and tell him "Believe in yourself!" and then he'll like it and be amazing in it! Well that's what happened to everyone in this movie.
I wouldn't want to tag it as "for adults/for kids" but I would think a child would enjoy it a lot more than teenagers and adults.
Overall score/Enjoyment: 3/10. I do not recommend it. If you are looking for dances and songs just look up Love Live.