The story focuses on Yui, a girl who lives in the town of Paparajuku, and who dreams of being an idol, even if she realizes that being an idol is next to impossible for her. Her friends often remark on how much she dreams about it. But then, the PriPara idol theme park opens in her town, and that an idol named Laala is coming to town from Parajuku, which only makes Yui dream even bigger. The new PriPara theme park has been updated with new concepts. However, due to a system error, Laala is no longer able to PriPara Change.
I loved the original series, Pripara, it was funny, quirky, enjoyable, etc. When I heard that a new series of Pripara was coming out I was so excited!
The story... Ok I'm sorry but the story for Idol Time just bores me. It takes so long for things to start happening. Yui finally makes a team in EPISODE 36!! It took a long time to introduce most of the characters and the main conflict in the show.
I feel like the animation for this series isn't as great as the original. The CGI sequences are pretty much the same but the normal
2D is pretty lazy and not that detailed.
One of Pripara's best points is it's music. It's SO good! Especially Miss. Prillionaire, Gira Galactic Tightrope, Accha Kocha Game, Ghost Coaster, Brand New Happiness, Kaida Senshin Kakkin Buddy, etc. It's songs are so catchy and fun! The only thing I have to complain about the songs is that songs like Brand New Happiness are played over and over and over again which isn't so bad but the fact that songs like Kaida Senshin are only played once kinda annoys me.
The characters are like mixes of the old ones, they aren't very original. Yui (Laala, Mikan, and Non), Nino (Shion, Dorothy), Michiru (Chiri, Aroma), Shuuka (Hibiki, Chiri). I'm annoyed that they brought back the Black and Green Vocaldolls/Goddesses conflict between sisters thing. Falala and Galala are basically Jewlie+Falulu and Janice+Garuru combined. Like how many times are they going to reuse the same sister drama plot. I'm happy that they added in boy idols like WITH but they barely got any development. I'm sad that most of the old charas barely get any screen time, but it is the sequel so meh.
While I much prefer the original Pripara, IT isn't horrible, it just isn't as good. It has it's funny moments (like Yui and Shougo) and it's times of character development (Michiru, Nino). There are filler episodes but they are mostly enjoyable. I really wish that they would stop using the same plot as Season 3 of Pripara with Super Idol Time and Falala and Galala, but thats my only problem.
It's not amazing but it's not horrible either. I love Pripara because of how cute and fun it is. I always look forward to watching new episodes and listening to the new songs. I would recommend it to someone who like the original Pripara, magical girl-idol shows, and has the patience to wait so long for subbed episodes.