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Idol Time Pripara Anime Casts Madoka Asahina & Rumi Ookubo, Game Adds Hatsune Miku

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hatsune Miku collaboration starts in October

The official website for the PriPara franchise revealed two new characters and a new visual on Saturday for Idol Time PriPara, the newest television anime series in the franchise.

Madoka Asahina as Shuka Hanazono, a celebrity idol who hates wasting time and money. She is a strict realist who even believes that dreaming is the biggest waste of time.

Rumi Ookubo as Mia, a member of the legendary idol group Saints.

In addition, the franchise is debuting a collaboration with virtual idol Hatsune Miku in October. Starting October 5, the PriPara arcade game will begin offering a Hatsune Miku-themed Coord outfit, and will offer a Hatsune Miku version of the franchise's "GoGo! Pripalife" theme song. In November, the game will offer a special Coord for Falulu. Hatsune Miku herself will be a playable character in the game for a limited time beginning in December.

The anime premiered on April 4.

The story focuses on Yui, a girl who lives in the town of Paparajuku, and who dreams of being an idol, even if she realizes that being an idol is next to impossible for her. Her friends often remark on how much she dreams about it. But then, the PriPara idol theme park opens in her town, and an idol named Laala is coming to town from Parajuku, which only makes Yui dream even bigger. The new PriPara theme park has been updated with new concepts. However, due to a system error, Laala is no longer able to PriPara Change.

The series has the keyword of "yume kawa," short for "yume kawaii" (dreamy cute), a contemporary real-life fashion look that emphasizes colorful hair and dreamy looks. The protagonist Yui is described as a "yume kawa" girl. An additional keyword for the series is "time," as the series introduced the new "Idol Time" system.

Makoto Moriwaki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Onegai My Melody) returned from the previous series and is directing the new series at Tatsunoko and Dongwoo A&E.

Images © T-ARTS/syn Sophia/TV Tokyo/IPP Production Committee

Source: Animate Times

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