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.
I watched this anime for the fact that there is going to be a mobile rhythm game out later 2017, called: King of Prism Live. And I am interested in it.
I've heard many stories at how bad this anime is, and I did brace myself for the worse. Seems like I braced myself well. King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm is male spin-off to the series Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live. I have yet to see that but after watching King of Prism I am quite reluctant to start that now.
Story, Character and Enjoyment I have rated it a 1/10.
The story is weak, there is no
sense of character development at all and the entire movie was just a wishy-washy waste of time. I felt like something was missing with this, I mean I have seen bad idol animes but this one really takes the cake.
Art wasn't too bad until they started dancing. Integrating the whole 3D live in this anime didn't do the movie justice, it just ended up making the movie look really cheap and computerised. Thinking that the 3D effects might work well as a game, it really didn't look appealing at all in this movie.
The animation itself was cringey to watch; for sure this idol anime would most definitely appeal to those who call themselves "fujoshis" or those who like heart wrenching otoge cringe moments filled with sweet sugar talk. I felt like switching off the movie every time, but I held strong with it. I did manage to complete this 1hr flick though.
The sound; or per se King of Prism's music. The idol songs aren't too bad. They're not bad at all actually, and from a rhythm game point of view I think I would enjoy it, but in this anime it really is a waste to see potential character songs being wasted on such a badly animated franchise. I am just hoping the rhythm game out soon will do this justice!
Overall, I have given King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm a pathetic score of 1/10.
For better idol series, best to watch Uta no Prince sama, K-On, Love Live or even Gravitation. King of Prism to me is an epitome of a messy idol movie, and I don't even know what can salvage this series if they don't step up their music game.