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2016 PriPara Film Casts Dewi Sukarno, Rina Kawaei in Guest Roles

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Widow of former Indonesian president Sukarno makes voice acting debut in March 12 film

The official website for the PriPara anime franchise announced on Thursday that Dewi Sukarno and Rina Kawaei will voice guest roles in the PriPara Mi~nna no Akogare Let's Go PriPari (PriPara Eeeeveryone's Longing Let's Go PriPari) anime film.

Dewi Sukarno (left photo in below picture), the widow of former Indonesian president Sukarno, will play the film-original character Ploria Ōkanda, headmistress of Paprika Private Academy and older sister of Gloria Ōkanda. This will be Dewi Sukarno's voice acting debut. Kawaei (right photo) will play Mini-Falulu.

Avex Pictures previously streamed a 60-second theatrical preview for the anime film.

The film will open in Japan on March 12.

The third film will be the franchise's first to feature a completely new story. In the story, Falulu is far away in the heart of the PriPara world in Puransu. The sparkle is disappearing from the idol sacred ground PriPara, and Falulu sends an SOS message to Laala and her friends. If the sparkle doesn't return, the PriPara world itself will disappear. Laala and her friends try to help Falulu, and they work together to save the PriPara world.

The main cast members of the television anime series and previous films are reprising their roles.

Makoto Moriwaki will return from the first film and television series to direct at Tatsunoko Production. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Monster Musume) will provide the scripts. Masafumi Sato will serve as assistant director and be in charge of continuity and production. Shōji Hara will be the chief animation director and again design the characters. Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam, Armored Trooper Votoms) will provide mechanical designs. Yoshihiro Otobe will return from the previous films as CG director, and Yukio Nagasaki (One Piece Film Z, Asura) will serve as sound director.

The second anime film, Tobidasu PriPara ~Miina de Mezase! Idol Grand Prix (Spring Out PriPara ~Aim for the Top, Eeeeveryone! Idol Grand Prix), premiered in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D versions in Japan in October.

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 2015, and the second TV anime season premiered in April. The franchise will receive a musical adaptation in February 2016. The anime's third season will premiere in April.

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.

Update: Fixed Dewi Sukarno's name spelling.

Source: MoCa News

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