LA Anime Film Festival to Screen King of Prism by PrettyRhythm Film in September

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Spinoff of Pretty Rhythm franchise originally opened in January 2016

The official Twitter account for the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) event announced on Friday that it will screen the King of Prism by PrettyRhythm anime film at the event.

The film will screen on September 16.

The 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." 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) served as the CG director, and Mai Matsuura (Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection) was credited with the original character plan and design. The film initially launched in 14 theaters, but 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 2016.

A new sequel film titled King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO opened in Japan on June 10 with the same cast, with the addition of Tomokazu Sugita.

LA-AFF's lineup currently includes:

September 15:

  • No Game, No Life Zero (North American premiere)

September 16:

  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • King of Prism by PrettyRhythm
  • 009 Re:Cyborg
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
  • No Game, No Life Zero
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

September 17:

  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Summer Wars
  • Metropolis
  • Love Live! The School Idol Movie
  • The Red Turtle
  • Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
  • Porco Rosso
  • Paprika
  • Pigtails
  • Miss Hokusai
  • Akira

Event company Rydgen and film distribution company Azoland Pictures are hosting LA-AFF. The event will include an opening night red carpet gala and Q&A sessions with staff and cast.

[Via WTK]

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