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King of Prism: Pride the Hero Film's Teaser Previews New Edel Rose Performers

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film premieres June 10 in Japan

The official website for King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO, the new anime film that follows the Pretty Rhythm spinoff film KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, began streaming a theatrical teaser for the film on Friday. The video features the song "Vivi°C Heart Session!" by the new members of Edel Rose, and introduces Edel Rose's new and returning members.

The film will premiere in Japan on June 10.

Masakazu Hishida, who directed various Pretty Rhythm anime series, as well as the previous film, is returning to direct at Tatsunoko Production. Jou Aoba (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream episode director) is also returning to write the script, and Yoshihiro Otobe is returning from several Pretty Rhythm anime series and the previous film as CGI director. Mai Matsuura is again credited with the original character designs and character designs.

The remaining staff includes:

The main cast members are reprising their roles in the film. Tomokazu Sugita will play the new character George Takadanobaba.

In the story, Shin Ichijō and seven new students join Edel Rose training school to follow their dreams. They hope to become the next Prism Stars and appear in future Prism Shows. However, a plot lead by Schwarz Rose's Jin Norizuki leads to a threat to Edel Rose's existence. Over The Rainbow goes on indefinite hiatus to save Edel Rose, and the three performers go their separate ways. In order to return a huge debt, Kōji goes to Hollywood to produce film music. Kazuki goes on a street-style quest to rediscover his own origins. Hiro delves into special training to improve himself. In separate locations, the members come to face themselves as Prism Stars.

The baton is passed from the senior performers to their juniors. They again question their bonds with their peers. The curtain is finally raised on the tumultuous conditions inside the Prism King Cup. No one has ever seen Prism Jump's breathless response like this. Who in the world can shine above it all for the King of Prism crown? The coming events will carve a new page in history.

The KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm film premiered in Japan in January 2016, and was a spinoff of the Pretty Rhythm franchise that centered on the boys unit "Over the Rainbow." The film initially launched in 14 theaters, but the film eventually opened in more than 130 theaters after its popularity spread, selling about 460,000 tickets for about 800 million yen (about US$7.8 million). The film also received 4DX screenings alongside conventional screenings in June.

The film's Japanese Blu-ray Disc and DVD shipped on June 17 with a new short anime.

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