Kiratto Pri Chan Anime Gets Manga Tie-In
posted on by Bayleigh Baker
This year's April issue of Shogakukan's Ciao magazine announced on Friday that Kiratto Pri☆Chan (Sparkling Pri☆Chan), the next anime series in the Pretty Series idol franchise, will get a manga adaption by Hitsuji Tsujinaga (Pripara manga).
The anime will premiere on April 8.
The new anime will have video uploading and streaming sites as a central focus, and will once again have themes of singing, dancing, fashion, and friendship as part of the series' themes. The series will center on two first-year middle school girls named Mirai Momoyama and Emo Moegi, two aspiring idols who decide to use the "Pri☆Chan System," a system used by famous people and companies to broadcast content. Like many girls starting their own channels and uploading content, the pair decide to become their own producers, starting their own channel in an attempt to become Pri☆Chan idols.
While the anime is not directly a sequel to the PriPara franchise, it is the second part of syn Sophia's "Pretty Series New Project," which involves both the Pretty Rhythm anime and the loose followup PriPara. The previously announced "Pretty All Friends Project" commemorates the overall Pretty Series franchise's 10-year anniversary, which will take place on 2020.