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Kiratto Pri☆Chan Anime Airs New Episode on July 5 After COVID-19 Delay

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
3rd season premiered on April 5, but halted new episodes later that month

The official Twitter account for the Kiratto Pri☆Chan anime series announced on Friday that the series will begin airing new episodes again on July 5.

The anime delayed new episodes from episode 107 onward in late April out of consideration for public safety to forestall the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since May 3, a special Pri☆Chan Kiratto Selection project has been airing episodes that look back at selected past stories of the Pri☆Chan idols.

Kiratto Pri☆Chan is the latest anime in the Pretty Series franchise, and the first anime season premiered in Japan in April 2018. The second season then premiered in April 2019. The show's third season just premiered on April 5.

The anime has video uploading and streaming sites as a central focus, and once again the franchise has themes of singing, dancing, fashion, and friendship. The series started with two first-year middle school girls named Mirai Momoyama and Emo Moegi. The two aspiring idols 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.

The Pretty Series began with syn Sophia's Pretty Rhythm: Mini Skirt arcade game in 2010. The game inspired four television anime series, as well as five anime films and the spinoff King of Prism franchise. The sequel game PriPara (Prism Paradise) launched in 2014 and inspired four television anime series and four anime films.

Sources: Kiratto Pri☆Chan anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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