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PriPara Anime Posts VR Concert Video Online

posted on by Egan Loo
Viewers can move point of view in 360 degrees with mouse, smartphone sensors, or VR goggles

The official website for the PriPara anime movies posted a special "Tobidasu PriPara" (Popping-Out PriPara) Guruguru Movie" on Saturday. A compatible PC browser or smartphone app will let viewers move their point-of-view in 360 degrees. The YouTube video begins with a trailer for the most recent film, Tobidasu PriPara ~Miina de Mezase! Idol Grand Prix (Popping-Out PriPara ~Aim for the Top, Eeeeveryone! Idol Grand Prix). The video then shows a concert scene with the PriPara idols:

The video supports Google Cardboard and other virtual-reality goggle systems, and it also allows viewers to move their point-of-view using a standard smartphone's gyroscopic sensors. Tobidasu PriPara ~Miina de Mezase! Idol Grand Prix will open in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D in Japan on October 24, although its 3D effect will be different from the effect seen in this online concert video.

The story of the PriPara 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 in July 2014. The franchise's first film, Gekijō-ban PriPara Mi~nna Atsumare! Prism Tours, premiered this past March, and the second season premiered in April.


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