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Original Anime 'Pole Princess!!' Announced [Update 11/30]

by DatRandomDude
Nov 25, 2022 6:32 AM | 44 Comments
Avex Pictures and Tatsunoko Production opened an official website for an original anime titled Pole Princess!! on Friday and revealed the main staff, cast, and a teaser visual (pictured).

Cast
Hinano Hoshikita: Rio Tsuchiya (Cue!)
Lilia Saijou: Anna Suzuki (Waccha PriMagi!)
Mio Tousaka: Yui Ogura (Hug tto! Precure)
Subaru Nanyo: Minami Hinata (Ousama Ranking)

Staff
Director: Hitomi Ezoe (Donten ni Warau: Gaiden assistant director)
Script: Touko Machida (Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!)
CG Director: Yoshihiro Otobe (PriPara)
Original Character Design: Tomari (Spy Kyoushitsu)
Music: Kenta Higashiooji (Princess Connect! Re:Dive)
Music Production: Avex Pictures
Pole Dance Supervision: KAORI (Studio Transform)
Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Announcement


Official site: https://poleprincess.jp/
Official Twitter: @polpri_staff

Source: Comic Natalie

Pole Princess!! on MAL


Update November 30
The official website of the Pole Princess!! original anime revealed on Wednesday four additional cast members, all members of the story's group Aile D'Ange.

Cast
Yukari Mikoshiro: Yoshino Nanjou (Love Live! School Idol Project)
Sana Murafuji: Rina Hidaka (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)
Noa Aoi: Saori Hayami (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
Azumi Shinou: Rie Kugimiya (The iDOLM@STER)

Source: Comic Natalie

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News Update
The official website of the Pole Princess!! original television anime revealed on Wednesday four additional cast members, all members of the story's group Aile D'Ange.

Cast
Yukari Mikoshiro: Yoshino Nanjou (Love Live! School Idol Project)
Sana Murafuji: Rina Hidaka (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)
Noa Aoi: Saori Hayami (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
Azumi Shinou: Rie Kugimiya (The iDOLM@STER)

Source: Comic Natalie

Nov 30, 2022 3:45 PM by DatRandomDude

Konan_Edogawa_ said:
DatRandomDude said:
Avex Pictures and Tatsunoko Production opened an official website for an original television anime titled Pole Princess!! on Friday and revealed the main staff, cast, and a teaser visual (pictured).

Cast
Hinano Hoshikita: Rio Tsuchiya (Cue!)
Lilia Saijou: Anna Suzuki (Waccha PriMagi!)
Mio Tousaka: Yui Ogura (Hug tto! Precure)
Subaru Nanyo: Minami Hinata (Ousama Ranking)

Staff
Director: Hitomi Ezoe (Donten ni Warau: Gaiden assistant director)
Script: Touko Machida (Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!)
CG Director: Yoshihiro Otobe (PriPara)
Original Character Design: Tomari (Spy Kyoushitsu)
Music: Kenta Higashiooji (Princess Connect! Re:Dive)
Music Production: Avex Pictures
Pole Dance Supervision: KAORI (Studio Transform)
Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Announcement


Official site: https://poleprincess.jp/
Official Twitter: @polpri_staff

Source: Comic Natalie

Pole Princess!! on MAL
I feel like this anime is an excuse to watch degenerate things and say it has a plot... personally I like it LOL

Yes, plot in dancing around the pole. Very good plot indeed, I agree.

Nov 30, 2022 8:41 AM by Memores

DatRandomDude said:
Avex Pictures and Tatsunoko Production opened an official website for an original television anime titled Pole Princess!! on Friday and revealed the main staff, cast, and a teaser visual (pictured).

Cast
Hinano Hoshikita: Rio Tsuchiya (Cue!)
Lilia Saijou: Anna Suzuki (Waccha PriMagi!)
Mio Tousaka: Yui Ogura (Hug tto! Precure)
Subaru Nanyo: Minami Hinata (Ousama Ranking)

Staff
Director: Hitomi Ezoe (Donten ni Warau: Gaiden assistant director)
Script: Touko Machida (Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!)
CG Director: Yoshihiro Otobe (PriPara)
Original Character Design: Tomari (Spy Kyoushitsu)
Music: Kenta Higashiooji (Princess Connect! Re:Dive)
Music Production: Avex Pictures
Pole Dance Supervision: KAORI (Studio Transform)
Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Announcement


Official site: https://poleprincess.jp/
Official Twitter: @polpri_staff

Source: Comic Natalie

Pole Princess!! on MAL
I feel like this anime is an excuse to watch degenerate things and say it has a plot... personally I like it LOL

Nov 30, 2022 7:36 AM by Konan_Edogawa_

If she's not stripping I don't want it

Nov 29, 2022 10:41 AM by Tokoya

Very cute character design, I'll give it a chance to watch.

Nov 29, 2022 8:02 AM by Kinyoubi

So it finally happened. I wonder how they're going to justify it in the plot.
Like it has to be some National Competition right? Like it's not going to take place in a seedy nightclub...
And why are there.. black shorts underneath. Where have we gone as a society since Najica Blitz Tactics?

Nov 28, 2022 7:04 PM by SuperAdventure

I remember there was another pole dancing manga (that most likely wasn't a hentai). Maybe that would be adapted one day as well after this.

Nov 28, 2022 4:50 AM by FZREMAKE

XxEMOxKONATAxX said:
Chiorashi-kun said:
Pole dancing is a sport. There are many people practising it in a non-sexual context (there are even children doing it). We've already had a few idol x sports anime. If the trailer had ecchi undertones I could understand the commotion here, but the emphasis seems to be much more on elegance and beauty. Obviously, the creators know very well what kind associations fans will have. Even so, I think portraying pole dance in a 'wholesome' light in the anime isn't wrong or weird.

That said, I purely base this on the current promotional material. If the characters turn out be minors, RobertBobert's comparison with kids' beaty shows is completely justified

Edit: Never mind, I just read the synopsis and the mc is 17 years old, so yeah...


you may have backtracked on your own point lol. is it or is it not okay for kids to pole dance in a non-sexual manner? to me the sexual connotation of pole dancing will always severely overshadow any kind of wholesome veneer people may try to paint over it


We live in a world where children can participate in very sexualized beauty pageants and it's completely legal. Even despite the criticism and satire in pop culture.

Nov 28, 2022 4:47 AM by RobertBobert

Awwww they are so cute. I hope they are little lesbian pole dancers, that like to kiss each other all day long,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

I love that there are only cute girls on the casting list, This might be something that suits my taste


Nov 28, 2022 3:04 AM by Yuri-Crusader

XxEMOxKONATAxX said:
Chiorashi-kun said:
Pole dancing is a sport. There are many people practising it in a non-sexual context (there are even children doing it). We've already had a few idol x sports anime. If the trailer had ecchi undertones I could understand the commotion here, but the emphasis seems to be much more on elegance and beauty. Obviously, the creators know very well what kind associations fans will have. Even so, I think portraying pole dance in a 'wholesome' light in the anime isn't wrong or weird.

That said, I purely base this on the current promotional material. If the characters turn out be minors, RobertBobert's comparison with kids' beaty shows is completely justified

Edit: Never mind, I just read the synopsis and the mc is 17 years old, so yeah...


you may have backtracked on your own point lol. is it or is it not okay for kids to pole dance in a non-sexual manner? to me the sexual connotation of pole dancing will always severely overshadow any kind of wholesome veneer people may try to paint over it


Yeah sorry, my post was a little bit messy. I should've made a clear distinction between pole dancing as exercise and as performance. I think the former is fine for anyone to do. How strong the sexual connotation of performed pole dancing is will depend on the person, but I reconsidered, and I think there's a point in saying that sensuality is an inheerent part of the sport. I still think that there is no necessity in doubling down on sexuality to make this premise work, but it would be kind of weird to not have a single mention of things like engaging and being comfortable with the public gaze, confidence in your own body etc. This is why the mc being a minor does feel problematic to me (hence the comparison with kids' beauty shows). And honestly, I couldn't help but be cynically amused at her being 17, because that's the magical number, far removed from an 'ignorant' little child or a tween, but still not an actual mature adult who 'has lost their innocence'. Like, is it that hard to knock it up two or three years?

Nov 27, 2022 1:55 PM by Chiorashi-kun

Pole dancing idol show?

Nov 27, 2022 9:46 AM by MegamiRem

I recognize that art style anywhere. That's Tomari.

Also, to the people complaining about CG, it doesn't even look that bad. Ya'll just looking for anything to complain. Go watch D4DJ.

Also, people complaining it's sexual, not judging your kinks but just because you've only watching sexual pole dancing doesn't mean every pole dancing is sexual.

Nov 27, 2022 6:50 AM by Ra1byou

Chiorashi-kun said:
Pole dancing is a sport. There are many people practising it in a non-sexual context (there are even children doing it). We've already had a few idol x sports anime. If the trailer had ecchi undertones I could understand the commotion here, but the emphasis seems to be much more on elegance and beauty. Obviously, the creators know very well what kind associations fans will have. Even so, I think portraying pole dance in a 'wholesome' light in the anime isn't wrong or weird.

That said, I purely base this on the current promotional material. If the characters turn out be minors, RobertBobert's comparison with kids' beaty shows is completely justified

Edit: Never mind, I just read the synopsis and the mc is 17 years old, so yeah...


you may have backtracked on your own point lol. is it or is it not okay for kids to pole dance in a non-sexual manner? to me the sexual connotation of pole dancing will always severely overshadow any kind of wholesome veneer people may try to paint over it

Nov 26, 2022 9:51 PM by XxEMOxKONATAxX

Pole dancing is a sport. There are many people practising it in a non-sexual context (there are even children doing it). We've already had a few idol x sports anime. If the trailer had ecchi undertones I could understand the commotion here, but the emphasis seems to be much more on elegance and beauty. Obviously, the creators know very well what kind associations fans will have. Even so, I think portraying pole dance in a 'wholesome' light in the anime isn't wrong or weird.

That said, I purely base this on the current promotional material. If the characters turn out be minors, RobertBobert's comparison with kids' beaty shows is completely justified

Edit: Never mind, I just read the synopsis and the mc is 17 years old, so yeah...

Nov 26, 2022 4:05 AM by Chiorashi-kun

HatsuneYugi39 said:
RobertBobert said:


Maybe they're using a Jump/PreCure trick. When a technically innocent teenage girl friendship show satisfies adult male fantasies of homoerotic sexualized interaction on a subtext level. However, judging by SM, I think that the male brain is capable of doing this even without clever marketing.
Yeah, that makes sense if this is indeed that kind of anime, I just wasn't expecting the less innocent elements to be this blatant. OT, but speaking of subtext, I have a theory that there hasn't actually been a reduction in the amount of anime being produced for a female target audience, it's just that most of them are all male gacha game adaptations now. It seems that both genders fantasize about idealized homosocial relationships apparently, lol.


Well the joke about Pixiv doing yuri on any show with more than one female character is there for a reason lol.

Nov 26, 2022 3:02 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
HatsuneYugi39 said:
The fact that they're trying to make this as innocent as possible despite what the premise entails is interesting to say the least. I'm surprised that they didn't go the R-15, full-fanservice route honestly.


Maybe they're using a Jump/PreCure trick. When a technically innocent teenage girl friendship show satisfies adult male fantasies of homoerotic sexualized interaction on a subtext level. However, judging by SM, I think that the male brain is capable of doing this even without clever marketing.
Yeah, that makes sense if this is indeed that kind of anime, I just wasn't expecting the less innocent elements to be this blatant. OT, but speaking of subtext, I have a theory that there hasn't actually been a reduction in the amount of anime being produced for a female target audience, it's just that most of them are all male gacha game adaptations now. It seems that both genders fantasize about idealized homosocial relationships apparently, lol.

Nov 25, 2022 6:14 PM by HatsuneYugi39

for a moment there I was actually excited, then I saw the pv, why make a stripper anime with no strippers?

Nov 25, 2022 3:47 PM by Catalano

I’m fine with this as long as they don’t try to market it as some family friendly kids show.

Nov 25, 2022 3:15 PM by JayBlue

HatsuneYugi39 said:
The fact that they're trying to make this as innocent as possible despite what the premise entails is interesting to say the least. I'm surprised that they didn't go the R-15, full-fanservice route honestly.


Maybe they're using a Jump/PreCure trick. When a technically innocent teenage girl friendship show satisfies adult male fantasies of homoerotic sexualized interaction on a subtext level. However, judging by SM, I think that the male brain is capable of doing this even without clever marketing.

Nov 25, 2022 3:07 PM by RobertBobert

The fact that they're trying to make this as innocent as possible despite what the premise entails is interesting to say the least. I'm surprised that they didn't go the R-15, full-fanservice route honestly.

Nov 25, 2022 1:46 PM by HatsuneYugi39

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