Crunchyroll Adds Kiratto Pri☆Chan Anime to Catalog
posted on by Alex Mateo
Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has begun streaming the Kiratto Pri☆Chan anime series in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. The company began streaming the first 18 episodes on Tuesday. The service will premiere new episodes every three weeks.
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 premiered in April.
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 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). A special Pri☆Chan Kiratto Selection project aired episodes that look back at selected past stories of the Pri☆Chan idols. The anime resumed with new episodes again on July 5.
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.