The unit Over The Rainbow succeeds in its debut. Aiming to become like the boy band, more students enroll in Edel Rose. Hiro and the others begin practice for the Prism King Cup, an event that is held once every four years. However, a rival called "Schwarz Rose" appears... Who will become the Prism King, the one who can make girls' hearts throb the most!?
If you enjoy Yaoi/Otome fanservice, pretty boys, cheesy over-the-top humor, or just enjoy a good musical with dancing (primarily ice-skating dances), you would probably love this.
I must say that this movie is definitely not for everyone. If you are watching and hoping for a deep and dramatic thriller of a story, this is definitely not a strong point of the movie. It is primarily musical, fanservice, silliness, and the happiness of friendship and sparkles. Not much drama aside from two of the guys' pasts, saying goodbye, and possible foreshadowing of the sequel.
Now, even though the story itself is weak, that does not mean it
is without feeling. It does get a bit emotional later in the movie. There are also obvious implications of there being a planned sequel at the ending, which could possibly be darker.
The art is very pretty. There are some times where the 3D can be a little bit awkward in either the body movement or facial expressions. The facial expressions in 3D could use more movement, but it wasn't too bad in my opinion. The dance animation was pretty much flawless, though their faces could be really cheesy-looking, but it was probably intentional for humor. After all, Prism Shows are meant to make you smile!
It feels a bit like it was made for a younger female teen audience, perhaps maybe even pre-teens, but at the same time it has plenty of fanservice (such as nudity, ropes, and a butt-touch) seemingly aimed at those who you would imagine to be older teens or young-adults. Some of the songs are from older 90's music artists such as TRF, which also is very nostalgic for anyone familiar with it.
I would absolutely recommend this to you if you enjoyed titles such as "Osomatsu-san", "Uta No Prince-sama", and "Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!", as they share a similar humor style and cater to Yaoi/Otome fans.
I think that if you like musicals enough, you may like it even just for that, because the music and dance are really well-done.
King of Rhythm is honestly so amazing I had to watch it a second time. If you love so bad its good anime you will love this mess of a movie.
story- There is no plot except for a random backstory of some of the side characters in the middle of the film which is told at twice the pace of the rest. Nothing makes sense, they wear ice skates while dancing for no reason. I was left constantly confused but also in tears.
Art- the dancing sequences look like old vocaloid dances. This anime uses a wild amount of sparkles to distract us except... theyre always
the exact same sparkles. It looks like a filter.
Character- The main character may as well not exist, they have no personality. The other characters are made out of tropes.
Enjoyment- 10/10 would watch again
Its so all over the place and I love watching my friends expressions when I make them watch this. If you don't want to sit through the whole movie you must at least watch the dance battle.