LISP trio to star in ‘Pretty Rhythm’ anime series from April

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

LISP, a three-girl singing group whose members started out as voice actresses, will star in “Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream,” an animated TV series that begins in April on the TV Tokyo Corp. network.

LISP’s Kana Asumi, Azusa Kataoka and Sayuri Hara will voice the three main characters of “Pretty Rhythm,” which follows three girls who aspire to become pop idols. The character names are Aira Harune (voiced by Asumi), Mion Takamine (Kataoka) and Rizumu Amamiya (Hara).

The girls compete in “Prism Show,” a new sport that incorporates ice dancing, singing and fashion.

To be a Prism star, girls must have excellent singing and dancing skills, in addition to being stylish and fashionable. The participants aim to win the title of Prism Queen.

The anime is based on Tomy Co.’s arcade game for girls called “Pretty Rhythm.” It is being marketed together with related character goods and clothing.

Auditions will also be held for the audience to take part in the anime.

LISP will make promo appearances and sing the opening theme song, “You May Dream.” It is LISP’s second song to be used in an animated TV series.

The ending theme will be performed by “Super Girls,” a 12-member group whose members were chosen from about 7,000 hopefuls in the “Avex Idol Audition 2010” last year.

Super Girls and LISP are expected to further the excitement surrounding the “Pretty Rhythm” franchise.

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