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4-Film King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars Anime's Trailer Reveals More Dates

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Opens in Japan March 2, March 23, April 13, May 4

The official website for the King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars anime project began streaming a trailer for the four-film theatrical anime series on Tuesday. The "King of Prism -Pride The Hero- Thunder Storm Session DJ Party!!! Presented by DJ KOO" event at Tokyo International Film Festival debuted the trailer.

The four films will open "in succession" beginning on March 2. The second film will open on March 23, followed by the third film on April 13 and the fourth film on May 4. The titles of the four films are:

  • I Prologue x Yukinojō x Taiga
  • II Kakeru x George x Minato
  • III Leo x Yū x Alex(ander)
  • IV Louis x Shin x Unknown

The project is both a theatrical anime and television anime series. The edited theatrical version and the television anime series will both premiere in spring 2019. The television anime will have 12 episodes, and the theatrical version will have four parts, each screening an edited version of three episodes of the TV anime. At least the first film will premiere before the television anime series.

The anime will star:

  • 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 Louis Kisaragi
  • Shunsuke Takeuchi as Alexander Yamato
  • Tomokazu Sugita as George Takadanobaba
  • Tetsuya Kakihara as Kōji Mihama
  • Tomoaki Maeno as Hiro Hayami
  • Toshiki Masuda as Kazuki Nishina
  • Toshihiko Seki as Hijiri Himuro
  • Showtaro Morikubo as Rei Kurokawa
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Ryō Yamada
  • Shinichiro Miki as Jin Norizuki

Tatsuyuki Kobayashi, who previously performed the singing voice of George in King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO, will voice the character Ace Ikebukuro (seen below). Ace is rumored to be the ghost singer for Swartz Rose's George Takadanobaba, who is a member of The Shuffle group.

The King of Prism: Prism Rush! LIVE smartphone game's new "Road to Shiny Seven Stars" story event is a prequel to the upcoming anime project. The event's story focuses on Shin Ichijō entering Kakyōin Academy in high school after Hiro Hayami wins the "Prism King Cup -Thunder Storm Session-."

Masakazu Hishida is returning from both KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm and King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO to direct the anime at Tatsunoko Pro, and Jou Aoba is returning to handle the series composition. Pripara's Shoji Hara is designing the characters, and Mai Matsuura is also returning from both films and is charge of the original character designs. Rei Ishizuka is returning from King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO to compose the music.

Other staff members include:

  • Chief Animation Directors: Shoji Hara, Sayaka Toda, Ayumi Kurokawa, Sōta Suwa
  • Assistant Director: Haru Watanabe
  • Sub Character Design: Sōta Suwa, Sayaka Toda, Chika Mizusawa
  • CG Director: Yoshihiro Otobe
  • Prism Show Directors: Takahiko Kyōgoku, Yoshihiro Otobe, Nana Imanaka
  • Color Design: Misako Akama
  • Art Director: Scott MacDonald (Studio Tulip)
  • Art Setting: Maho Takahashi (Studio Tulip)
  • Director of Photography: Masashi Kamiki
  • Editing: Masaki Sakamoto (Morita Editing Room)
  • Music Production: Avex Pictures
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Distribution: Avex Pictures
  • Original Work: Takara Tomy Arts, syn Sophia, Avex Pictures, Tatsunoko Pro

The first film in the franchise, KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, opened in January 2016. The film earned more than 800 million yen (about US$7.8 million). The film screened at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) event in September 2017.

The second film, King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO, opened in Japan in June 2017. The film earned more than 600 million yen (about US$5.28 million). The film will screen at this year's LA-AFF, which will be held from September 21-23 at Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center.

King of Prism is a spinoff of the Pretty Rhythm franchise.

Sources: King of Prism franchise's website, Avex Pictures' YouTube channel


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