PriPara Gets 2nd Anime Film in 3D This Fall
posted on by Egan Loo
The PriPara game and anime franchise is launching its "Theater Anime Project" this fall with Tobidasu PriPara ~Miina de Mezase! Idol Grand Prix (Spring Out PriPara ~Aim for the Top, Eeeeveryone! Idol Grand Prix). Unlike the first PriPara film, the second film will be shown in stereoscopic 3D. The announcement was made at the end of the "Laala PriPara Debut's 1st Anniversary Project Unveiling" event at the Takara Tomy booth during Tokyo Game Show 2015 on Friday.
The first film allowed fans to enter a drawing, and the winners had characters appear in the film's ending sequence. The "My 100 Characters Runway" campaign will continue in the new film.
For the first anniversary festivities, the franchise will also start hosting a PriPara Fuwafuwa Live Stage (PriPara Soft Live Concert Stage) amusement area at various locales throughout Japan this summer.
Voice actress Kanae Itō will join the other cast members at the family session of the "Laala PriPara Debut's 1st Anniversary Event" on July 12. (The event will also have a second session with a different guest lineup at night.)
Anime Sugar is offering an anniversary cake for PriPara:
Good Smile Company is offering a 1/7-scale Laala figure:
From July 11 to July 29, the actual game will host a "Laala PriPara Debut's 1st Anniversary Live!" concert, and player can get a limited anniversary coordinated fashion item. Events and participating shops will offer other first anniversary items.
The story of the television anime revolves around Laala, 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 at her school are not allowed to become PriPara idols, through many events, she passes the audition, and becomes an idol.
The first anime series inspired by SynSophia's arcade game for girls premiered last July. The franchise's first film, Gekijō-ban PriPara Mi~nna Atsumare! Prism Tours, premiered in March, and the second season premiered in April.