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Chihiro Suzuki, Junichi Suwabe, Takuma Terashima Join PriPara Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Urara Takano also joins, Kanae Itō returns in TV anime adapting syn Sophia's new game for girls premiering next month

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 Itō (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:

Himika Akaneya as Lala Manaka, a 5th grader at Paprika Academy. Bright and cheerful, she enjoys playing by being active. Her catchphrase is, "'stood!" (Short for 'understood')

Miyu Kubota as Sophie Hōjō, an 8th grader at Paprika Academy. She has been doing work as an idol since she was very young, and has a high popularity. She is the admiration of the academy's students.

Yū Serizawa as Mirei Minami, a 7th-grader at Paprika Academy. Very good with her mind, she is the captain of the disciplinary committee. Her catchphrase is, "Just as I calculated," or, "Outside of my calculations..."

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.

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