King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm Film Tops 500 Million Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The King of Prism by PrettyRhythm film has topped 500 million yen (about US$4.59 million) at the Japanese box office and sold 300,000 tickets as of April 18, 100 days after the film's opening.
A special event will be held for the film at the Tokyo International Forum Hall C on September 11. Tetsuya Kakihara, Tomoaki Maeno, and Toshiki Masuda will attend the event for a talk show.
The film began its theatrical run in 14 theaters on January 9, and went down to nine theaters in its second week. However, as word of mouth grew (particularly on social networking services), its screenings expanded to over 90 theaters. The film topped 300 million yen (US$2.69 million) as of March 15.
The film's DVD and Blu-ray Disc home video release is slated for June 17 in both a first-print limited edition and a standard edition. Video extras include a new short anime, a collection of the teasers and promotional videos, footage of the opening-day stage greetings, and the footage shown in theaters before the film.
Masakazu Hishida (various Pretty Rhythm TV anime series) directed the film at Tatsunoko Production with a script by Jou Aoba (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream storyboard). Yoshihiro Otobe (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live) is the CG director, and Mai Matsuura (Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection) is credited with the original character plan and design. Takara Tomy Arts and syn Sophia are credited with the original work, and Avex Pictures is distributing the film.
Source: Animate Times