King of Prism by PrettyRhythm Anime Film's BD/DVD Includes New Short Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
June 17 release comes in first-print limited edition, standard edition

A pedestrian ad in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward for the KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm anime film revealed on Monday that the film's DVD and Blu-ray Disc release will ship on June 17, and will come in both a first-print limited edition and a standard edition. Video extras include a new short anime, a collection of the teasers and promotional videos, footage of the opening-day stage greetings, and the footage shown in theaters before the film.

The first-print limited edition will come with a booklet and mini-storyboard collection. It will be priced at 12,000 yen (about US$107) for the Blu-ray Disc, and 11,000 yen (about US$98) for the DVD.

The standard edition will be priced at 6,800 (about US$61) yen for the Blu-ray Disc, and 5,800 yen (about US$52) for the DVD.

The same print ad also reveals that the soundtrack for the film will ship on April 27 for 3,500 yen (about US$31).

The film began its theatrical run in 14 theaters on January 9, and went down to nine theaters in its second week. However, as word of mouth grew (particularly on social networking services), its screenings expanded to over 60 theaters. The film topped 300 million yen (US$2.2 million) as of March 15.

The main cast includes:

Tetsuya Kakihara as Kōji Mihama
Tomoaki Maeno as Hiro Hayami
Toshiki Masuda as Kazuki Nishina
Junta Terashima as Shin Ichijō
Sōma Saitō as Yukinojō Tachibana
Tasuku Hatanaka as Taiga Kōgami
Taku Yashiro as Kakeru Jūōin
Masashi Igarashi as Minato Takahashi
Takuma Nagatsuka as Leo Saionji
Yūma Uchida as Yū Suzuno
Shouta Aoi as Rui Kisaragi
Takeuchi as Alexander Yamato
Shinichiro Miki as Jin Norizuki
Daisuke Namikawa as Kanrinin

Showtaro Morikubo and Toshihiko Seki also play characters in the film.

The film's announcement described its story:

The unit Over The Rainbow succeeds in its debut. Aiming to become like the boy band, more students enroll in Edel Rose. Hiro and the others begin practice for the Prism King Cup, an event that is held once every four years. However, a rival called "Schwarz Rose" appears... Who will become the Prism King, the one who can make girls' hearts throb the most!?

Masakazu Hishida (various Pretty Rhythm TV anime series) directed the film at Tatsunoko Production with a script by Jou Aoba (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream storyboard). Yoshihiro Otobe (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live) is the CG director, and Mai Matsuura (Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection) is credited with the original character plan and design. TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S and syn Sophia are credited with the original work, and Avex Pictures is distributing the film.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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