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Pretty Rhythm Franchise Launches “Pretty All Friends” Project

Get ready for a magically musical experience! Or something!

Earlier today, the official PriPara Twitter account announced that a new entry in the Pretty Rhythm franchise is in the works. The project, titled Pretty All Friends, doesn’t have a specific release date as of press time.

A key visual was released for the project, which you can check out below.

According to the tweet, Pretty Rhythm will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2020. As of now, details are unknown as to which format Pretty All Friends will take, be it a game, anime, or otherwise. More details on the project will hit in late January.

Pretty Rhythm launched in 2010 as a joint project between Takara Tomy and game developer Syn Sophia (Style Savvy). The first game, Pretty Rhythm Mini-Skirt, was targeted toward elementary school-aged girls. The games focus on aspiring idols who compete in events that blend fashion, singing, dancing, and skating, known as Prism Shows.

Pretty Rhythm spawned three anime titles, as well as a theatrical film:

  • Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream (2011)
  • Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future (2012)
  • Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live (2013)
  • A Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection: Prism Show Best Ten (Movie, 2014)

In 2014, a selection of eleven episodes from the first three shows were aired under the title Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection.

Sources: Otakomu, Twitter (pripara_PR)

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