News Chihiro Suzuki, Junichi Suwabe, Takuma Terashima Join PriPara Anime's Cast
posted on 2014-06-07 00:26 EDT
The July 2014 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is announcing on Tuesday new cast for the anime adaptation of Syn Sophia's upcoming arcade game PriPara.
Chihiro Suzuki (Disgaea, Tales of the Abyss) will play Kuma (lit. 'bear'), Takuma Terashima (Sacred Seven, The Idolm@ster) will play Usagi (lit. 'rabbit'), Urara Takano (Sakura Wars, Ah! My Goddess) will play Gloria Ogata, Kanae Ito (Shugo Chara!, Nanana's Buried Treasure) will return from the Pretty Rhythm franchise as the navigator Meganee Akai, and Junichi Suwabe (Bakuman, Fate/Stay Night) will play the new character Meganii Akai. Similar to Meganee, his name is a pun off of red glasses, and the fact that he is an older man.
The new cast will join three of the members from the idol group i☆Ris:
i☆Ris will perform the opening theme, while Pretty Rhythm girls' group Prizmmy☆ will perform the ending theme.
The story revolves around Lala, an elementary school girl who wants to become an idol in PriPara, a sport that judges girls on their song, dance, and fashion. The invitation to the sport is through a PriPara ticket. Even though elementary school students are not allowed to become PriPara idols, through many events, she passes the audition, and becomes an idol.
The television anime adaptation of Syn Sophia's newest game franchise for girls will premiere in Japan on July 5.