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2nd Pretty Rhythm to Animate Real Korean, Japanese Idols

posted on 2012-01-31 13:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Kara's junior members, girls from 1st anime season's live-action segments to star

The second Pretty Rhythm anime television season will feature animated versions of actual Korean and Japanese idols when it premieres on April 7. The Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future sequel takes place three years after the Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream anime, which will end in March.

A five-member Korean girl group, composed of the Korean idol group Kara's junior members, will debut in the anime. Teenage girls named Somin, Shiyoon, Haein, Chaekyung, and Jae Eun will appear as animated characters. The first anime's star characters Aira, Mion, and Rhythm have grown up and now tutor the aspiring idols in the new anime's story.

The series will also animate the 4-member Japanese girl group Prizmmy☆, who performed the "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy" ending theme song for Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream. The first anime season incorporated both animated and live-action segments, and the Prizmmy☆ members Karin, Mia, Reina, and Ayami appeared in the show as real girls trying to become idols in Japan. Their journey progressed with the anime's characters, and they became Prizmmy☆ during Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream's final part. avex entertainment will release their debut CD on March 16.

TV Tokyo also announced at the Tuesday press meeting that the Dear Crown tie-in shop will open on Tokyo's Odaiba Island. The Prism Stone shop already opened in Yokohama Landmark Tower as part of a promotion for the franchise's first anime season.

Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream adapts Takara Tomy's Pretty Rhythm Mini-Skirt arcade game for girls and premiered last April. In the story, Rhythm Amamiya and Aira Harune aspire to compete in Prism Show, a new sport that combines skating, dancing, and singing.
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