According to Nikkei, Takara Tomy and Korean Entertainment company Sonokong announced a joint investment project to produce about five anime in five years. The first title "Pretty Rhythm" will be aired from April in Japan and from this summer in South Korea. The target audience are small girls. Character goods of the anime will be released both in Japan and South Korea.
Characters of Pretty Rhythm
Pretty Rhythm game official website
"Pretty Rhythm" is Takara Tomy's arcade rhythm game. A manga adaptation by Asabuki Mari
has been serialized in Ribbon magazine since July 2010.
The number of Japanese animations aired in South Korea is tightly restricted to protect the local animation producers. Takara Tomy intends to place their anime out of the scope of the restriction by accepting investments from the Korean company.
Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream