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Pripara Anime Gets 3rd Season in April 2016

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Stage musical's cast previewed in costume

The official website for the PriPara television anime series revealed on Sunday that the anime is getting a third season that will premiere in April 2016. The new series will have a new Coord, a new stage, and a new three-person idol unit. The website will reveal a new member of the new unit once a month starting in January. The website also teased a silhouette image regarding the new season.

The announcement also teased that a "surprising trial will visit Laala."

The website also revealed a main visual featuring the main cast in costume on Sunday for the PriPara stage musical, Live Musical PriPara Mi~nna ni Todoke! Prism Voice (Live Musical PriPara Reach everyone! Prism Voice). The stage play stars the anime's voice cast.

The cast members include:

Himika Akaneya (voices Laala Manaka in the anime)

Yū Serizawa (Mirei Minami)

Miyu Kubota (Sophie Hōjō)

Saki Yamakita (Shion Tōdō)

Azuki Shibuya (Dorothy West)

Yūki Wakai (Leona West)

The musical will also introduce an original character, and it will run from February 4-7 in Tokyo. Tetsu Taoshita is directing and writing the script.

It is rare for an anime and its corresponding stage play to have the same cast. Other works that have done this are Sakura Wars and Pankis! 2-jigen.

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 in March, and the second season premiered in April. The second season changed timeslots in October from every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. to every Monday at 6:30 p.m. The second anime film, Tobidasu PriPara ~Miina de Mezase! Idol Grand Prix (Spring Out PriPara ~Aim for the Top, Eeeeveryone! Idol Grand Prix), opened in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D versions in Japan on October 24.

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.

Source: MoCa News

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