Crunchyroll Adds ‘Idol Time PriPara’ Anime Streaming
The 2017/2018 anime series Idol Time Pripara ran like most of the projects do where it’s just under a year with 51 episodes that wrapped up in early 2018. We’ve had various shows from this sprawling property make their way to Crunchyroll over the past year or so and now this property has as well.
The first twenty-six episodes went live last night on the service with the back half set to go live in about two weeks. Availability for it is set for viewers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
With animation production from Tatsunoko Production, the series is directed by Makoto Morikawa based on the series composition from Michihiro Tsuchiya and character designs by Shoji Hara. The series stars Arisa Date as Yui Yumekawa, Himika Akaneya as Laala Manaka, Yō Taichi as Nino Nijiiro, Yuina Yamada as Michiri Kōta, Reiō Tsuchida as Koyoi, Seiichirō Yamashita as Shōgo and Tatsuyuki Kobayashi as Asahi.
Plot Concept: PriPara (Prism Paradise) is the successor to the popular Pretty Rhythm series. The new anime is set in the PriPara world, filled with girls’ dreams and yearnings for fashion, dance, and music. Every day, there are auditions that send top idols to worldwide fame on television and online. Manaka Laala is a 5th-grader at Paprika Academy. Like most girls, she admires the world of PriPara, but unfortunately for her, her school does not allow elementary school students to participate in PriPara. However, through miraculous circumstances, Laala passes the audition to become a PriPara idol.
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