I think people don't understand how great the Pretty Series are. Especially how fabulous King of Prism is.
This movie is just a mix of crazy, ridiculous, gay, and shining epicness. Yes. It is like a mix of JJBA's crazyness and Naruto x Sasuke's gayness.
The story itself isn't super good. It's rushed, lukewarm (as Ito says) and might be dull if you didn't watched Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live. But actually, it is deeper than just "guys dancing on ice". Just like Rainbow Live, King of Prism story's is more complicated than it seems. It's talking about friendship, rivalry, duty, family issues, medias,... They just couldn't develop
everything in the movie (maybe the couldn't afford a longer movie), so they just put the most important elements. It's really subtle, so you have to rewatch the movie a few times before knowing everything.
But isn't that great ? You discover the movie everytime you watch it again. Another great point.
The characters can be an unappealing point too. We have 7 main characters from Edel Rose that we don't really know. They're just archetypes here to please everyone. It might be very confusing all those names. And here, I just talked about the 'main 7'. There are more characters actually. Some of them were from Rainbow Live so I know their story, it's surely confusing for a new watcher.
I also understand how the yaoi fanservice shit isn't appealing. I don't like this either, it makes me super uncomfortable usually, but HERE. It's just so ridiculous.
Like HOW is it possible not to laugh when you see two half-naked men fighting eachothers, knowing one is FIGHTING WITH HIS ABS.
Alec was litteraly bombarding the crowd with his abs and created a tornado just by dancing.
Louis was embracing the whole planet.
Hiro became all dictator and played billard with the solar system.
Kazuki was surfing with a sword coming from the sky.
Prism Shows are just perfect. It makess me forget any negative point of the show. The 3DCG is fantastic, it's one of the best I've ever seen I think. I love their musics even though the lyrics don't mean anything.
I think if you take time, you'll see how funny King of Prism is. And maybe after that, you'll finally see the light. Every second of this movie is pure gold.
If u thought that the first movie was great, you're in for a real fuckin ride with this bad boy. My review for the first movie was serious but I honestly couldn't take this movie seriously even if I tried so here we go.
I watched KingPri: Pride the Hero for the first time at about 1 am. I would have thought the whole thing was some sort of weird lucid dream I had if it weren't for some of the notes I took.
Here are some of those notes just so u can get a feel for what I thought while I was watching this shitpost
of a movie:
"Energy orbs from abs???"
"I'm pretty sure I just saw a panty flash"
"AOI SHOUTA WHIPPED OUT A STRIPPER POLE!?! where the fuck did that come from???"
"Why is taiga doing pull ups on a 40ft tree?"
"These communal bath scenes have literally no purpose other than fanservice. Not that that's a bad thing"
"Is there some sort of PR religion/cult??? why is June a nun??"
"Battle mode outfits look kinky AF"
"their catchphrase is 'ready sparkling' but it sounds like they are saying 'ready spanking'"
And there's still more
Assuming you've watched the first movie and PR rainbow live, we finally get to see the fricking KingPri Cup and see who really is the King of Prism (you're probably able to tell from the title who wins if u know what's up). While this movie does tie up a lot of loose ends from the other movie, it leaves me with more questions than answers. It doesn't give enough attention to Louis and Shin's weird relationship, Louis' backstory, and hiro's struggle through losing pride and his other scandals. The producers really tried to pull off more than they could handle in an hour.
The entire movie has no concept of subtle storytelling. Every character and every action is really fucking exaggerated. It goes as far as having the main villain act like a maniac, have some sort of weird dictator outfit, and have him literally whipping his students to show that he is evil. A dude literally spits on Hiro just to show that Hiro isn't well liked.
It also kinda just ends on a high note right after the tournament ends. A lot of the other characters feel underdeveloped and had very little screentime so they just are kinda there. They honestly could've made the movie without 95% of the new cast and it'd be better( they probably only put them in because of the upcoming anime).
Overall, it's interesting but the way they tell it is forced, lacks maturity, and rushed. The surplus of characters makes it confusing.
It's all sparkles and bright colors with ok animation. The CG animation is actually fantastic for the live shows and they put a lot of detail in it. However, because of how detailed and almost out of context they make the live show's art and animation, it seems like a surreal shitpost. The outfits for the show are hilarious because it's either "generic idol boi outfit" or "do u work at a strip club???". Also,,, the main villain dude's facial expressions are hilariously exaggerated and remind me of what you would see in Kakegurui. During the live shows, every character becomes or already is half naked. All the boys are cute except for maybe one or two depending on what your tastes are.
I actually, unironically like some of the songs. Other ones gave me a pretty good laugh because it was cringey. All the idol characters are supposed to be around the same age but some of them sound like a chipmunk while others sound 30 but I didn't really mind it. At one point during a live show, I distinctly remember that Louis made this weird orgasming sound so yea that's a thing
BOI there are a lot of them. It's the same cast from the first movie but I still don't remember any of the new(as in not in PR Rainbow live) character's names other than Shin, Louis, and Alex. Even then, I only remember Shin and Louis because they were kinda the main characters and Alex because his actions and outfits are so fucking extreme it's hilarious.
While I really do love this movie, it's only mostly ironically. The other small part of me likes it because it has the PR Rainbow Live boys in it and it was nice seeing them since I like Rainbow Live so much. I also really liked that they used references to past PR series and the girls from Rainbow Live. I knew I was in for a hell of a ride right from the opening where all the main characters were naked and had their junk blacked out to censor it.
If u liked the first movie, you'll like this one even more. If u liked the first one just ironically, then Pride the hero is twice as gay and full of fanservice and cringe. If u liked the prequel unironically, then you'll enjoy this movie because it finishes most of the first one's plot.
I can honestly not tell if this anime is for real or if it's a parody.
I did laugh my ass off watching it. And I thought the first one was funny.
The animation is bad, the CG is horrible, its packed full of cheesy fanservice and stuff that makes absolutely no sense even with context, which made me laugh from the beginning (that has a stupidly fanservice- packed title card) until the very end.
It's so bad that I love it (very ironically), even more so than the first one! Though now I am more confused than when watching the
1st one about wether or not it's a parody, hmm..
I recommend it to anyone that just wanna have a laugh about how over the top japan can get with it's boy love fanservice.