''[[EarWorm Let's dance together! Go for it! Go for it!]]''

''Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream'' is a Japanese arcade game created by Takara Tomy.

The plot is about 3 girls; [[NaiveEverygirl Aira Harune]], [[TheRival Rhythm Amamiya]] and [[TheAce Mion Takamine]], who are Prism Show stars and form a group named [=MARs=].

The Prism Show is an all-new kind of entertainment show that requires its participants to be figure skaters, models, and singers all at the same time. Aira and Rhythm are two girls who both dream of becoming the Prism Queen. They'll have to train hard and overcome both their quarrels with each other and their blossoming interest in boys if they want to achieve their dream.

The second season, Dear My Future, is set three years after Aurora Dream and centers around a four member group known as Prizmmy☆ (Mia Ageha, Reina Miyama, Karin Shijimi, and Ayami Ooruri). Dear My Future also introduces five girls from Korea - Hye In, So Min, Jae Eun, So Min, and Chae Kyoung - who act as Prizmmy☆'s [[FriendlyRivalry friendly rivals]], PURETTY. The season also introduces the new concept of Prism Acts, a special type of Prism Jump used to entertain the audience.

The third season, Rainbow Live, is a completely new story, although the Pair Cheer and Pair Charm mascots do make occasional cameos. Rainbow Live introduces seven girls - Naru Ayase, Ann Fukuhara, Ito Suzuno, Otoha Takanashi, Wakana Morizono, Bell Renjouji, and the amnesiac Rinne. The season completely gets rid of Prism Acts, and introduces Prism Lives, in which Prism Stars use instruments to perform.

The game was adapted into a manga and an anime that started airing in Spring 2011, with a new season premiering every Spring.
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!!Tropes included:
* AbusiveParents: Bell's mom is really much like this.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Jun in the last few minutes of Episode 26. We're given a look into how Asechi treats him.
* {{Adorkable}}: Jae Eun, Naru, and Otoha are very much like this.
* AerithAndBob: Rhythm, Sonata, Chris Kaname, Bell.
* AloofAlly: Mion. She gets better.
* AlphaBitch: Neko-chi is like this to the other mascots and is always going on about how Mion is a big international star and doesn't have time to waste on anybody below her (Mion isn't like that though).
** Bell is much worse than Neko-chi, up until her [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown at the end of Episode 24]].
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Besides Aira's dad, described below, Serena's dad always makes it a point to advertise his company whenever he comes to see his daughter's shows.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Penguin-sensei and Yamada.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Aira's younger brother who loves to snark at her.
* TheArtifact: Penguin-sensei and Yamada, ostensibly dance teachers and the mascots' mentors, become pretty much superfluous after their debut and appear once in a blue moon for no other reason than to provide cheap laughs.
** The mascots themselves make less and less of an impact in the story as the show goes on. They're just kind of ''there'' from around episode 40 onwards.
* AscendedFangirl: All four members of Prizmmy☆ were at Aira's Prism Queen performance in Episode 50.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 27.
* BigEater: Rhythm.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Serena and Kanon have this as part of their act.
* BookDumb: Rhythm, who does abysmally at exams.
* BrokeTheRatingScale: [[spoiler:Aira's Aurora Rising is deemed so beautiful and creative by the judges that they refuse to rate it and she becomes Prism Queen.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Serena is half-French, Mion is half-Italian.
* CallingYourAttacks: The girls call out the names of the special jumps and tricks as they perform them.
* CatchPhrase: Aira's [[GratuitousEnglish "Happy Lucky!"]], Rhythm's "My heart is fully charged!", and Mion's [[GratuitousEnglish "Mion - switch on!"]]
** In Dear My Future, there's Mia's "I'm number one!", Karin's [[GratuitousEnglish "Galactical!"]], Ayami's "Memo memo desu!", Shi Yoon's "Yeah!", Chae Kyoung's [[GratuitousEnglish "Celebrity!"]], and Jae Eun's "Pakupaku!"
** In Rainbow Live, there's Naru's "Happiinaru!", Ann's "Leave it to Ann!", Ito's "Intense!", and Otoha's "Meruhen". Bell and Wakana? They don't have any catchphrase of their own.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Jae Eun and Otoha.
* ColorMotif: Aira (pink / red), Rhythm (blue) and Mion (purple).
** In Dear My Future, there's Mia (red), Reina (black), Karin (yellow), Ayami (carnation pink), Hye In (scarlet), Shi Yoon (green), So Min (orange), Chae Kyoung (indigo), and Jae Eun (pink).
** In Rainbow Live, there's Naru (pink), Bell (red), Otoha (yellow), Wakana (green), Ann (blue), Ito (purple), and Rinne (rainbow).
* TheComicallySerious: Mion.
* ConspicuousCGI: The dance sequences are done in jarring UncannyValley style.
* CostumePorn: The girls have beautiful skating costumes.
* CrashIntoHello: Aira and Rhythm [[SubvertedTrope almost]] met like this, but Rhythm did a Prism Jump out of the way.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Aira (red hair and eyes) and Rhythm (orange hair and eyes).
* CuteClumsyGirl: Aira.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Aurora Rising is a bit like this. Sonata Kanzaki dropped out from Prism Shows after using it, and seemingly lost her will to live. Plus, anybody who fails at doing it can get seriously injured.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Mia twice threatens to quit Pretty Top, both times because her [[spoiler: melon bread]] was stolen. First by [[spoiler: Aira]], and then by [[spoiler: Kyouko]]. To be fair, both of them just saw it lying on the table with nobody around to claim ownership.
* DrunkWithPower: [[spoiler:Jin Norizuki]], the supervisor of Edel Rose, is like this. The result: [[spoiler:he gets kicked out of Edel Rose before the end of ''Rainbow Live'']].
** [[spoiler:June was also like this]], but to a lesser extent.
* EpicFail: Aira's first couple of times being in Prism Show. In ''Rainbow Live'', [[spoiler: Bell's first attempt on Prism Live.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: The more your heart sparkles (which is reflected by how much your costume sparkles), the better your Prism Jump will be.
* FacelessMasses: To the nth degree in the anime. All the crowds are rendered as colored silhouettes. They get better about this as the anime goes on.
* TheFashionista: Aira and Ayami.
* {{Filler}}: There are several live-action segments that have nothing to do with the plot. It's taken to ridiculous levels in episode 13 where half the episode consists of a live-action segment to fill up the episode length. These segments disappear about halfway through the series, but returned for ''Rainbow Live''. Thankfully, for the latter they are approximately 5 minutes long.
* FunWithAcronyms: In Rainbow Live. The initials of the girls spell out the word rainbow: ''R''inne, ''A''nn, ''I''to, ''N''aru, ''B''ell, ''O''toha, ''W''akana. [[spoiler: Part of this is the basis for the Happy Rain team.]]
* GenkiGirl: Rhythm and Kaname.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: In the fight described below, Aira has small white wings while Rhythm has gigantic black wings.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Kaname is part of Rhythm's family at the end.]]
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Rhythm, and previously Kyouko, worked through Hell and back to perform the Aurora Rising, but never made it [[spoiler:(well, Rhythm manages to do it finally, but blows it by running off stage after her mother)]], while their more talented rivals do it happily.
* HenpeckedHusband: Serena's dad. Aira's dad to a slightly lesser extent.
* HeroicBSOD: Bell after [[spoiler:her failure on attempting Prism Live]]. She gets better, though.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Aira and Hye In are major examples. Bell is another example, but doesn't become a heroine until [[spoiler: episode 25]].
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Episode 46, between Aira and a far-gone Rhythm.
* InstantExpert: Aira, who does the Prism Jump perfectly at her first try. Which is later subverted when they show that she sucks at everything about ice skating and can't do a jump again until she's trained.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:Kintaro Asechi in Dear My Future and Jin Norizuki in Rainbow Live. While the former eventually reforms, the latter remains an antagonist, and well, very ruthless]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Serena and Kanon]].
** In ''Rainbow Live'', [[spoiler:Bell, Wakana, and June]].
* LamarckWasRight: Aira's and Rhythm's parents worked in Prism Shows when younger.
* LargeHam: Jun, one of the girls' managers, who has a penchant for talking in metaphors and randomly yet dramatically shouting in English.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Rinne and June of ''Rainbow Live''.
* LoveTriangle: Hinted earlier in ''Rainbow Live'', but was only revealed ''after'' it was resolved: [[spoiler:Type 5 between Naru, Kouji and Ito. The latter two broke up for a while, though.]] There's also a minor one between [[spoiler:Ann, Kazuki and Wakana but Kazuki himself is oblivious about their feelings. When the two confessed in front of him, he ended up faints and chose no one.]]
* MagicIdolSinger: Of a sort — they're ice skaters instead of idol singers, and they lack {{Older Alter Ego}}s, but otherwise the show fits the genre pretty well.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Karin has 8 younger brothers. Presumably octuplets, since they appear to be about the same age and size as each other.
** OutnumberedSibling
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's hard to say whether the jumps are really as they appear, or just metaphorical. The fight in episode 46 complicates things further.
* MeanBoss: Kyouko, [=MARs=]' boss, is a money-grubber who'll schedule a Prism Show every chance she gets. But she's well-meaning for the most part.
* MeetCute: To give you just one example, the very first seconds after Aira meets Shou, he ''kisses her on the forehead''. Now that's assertive.
* {{Meido}}: Episode 28.
* MentorMascot: Aira's Rabbit-chi, Rhythm's Bear-chi and Mion's Neko-chi, the talking animal plushies.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MissingMom: Rhythm's. It turns out that she's [[spoiler:Sonata Kanzaki, the only one to ever do the Aurora Rising successfully.]]
* [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Brother Is Off Limits]]: Kanon feels this way about her brother Hibiki being with Rhythm.
* MyInstinctsAreShowing: Neko-chi can't resist pouncing on Mion's baton.
* NaiveEverygirl: Aira.
** NaiveNewcomer: To Prism Shows.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Aira, Rhythm, and Mion.
** In ''Dear My Future'', Mia, Hye In, Reina, Karin, Ayami, Shi Yoon, Jae Eun, Chae Kyoung, and So Min.
** In ''Rainbow Live'', Naru, Ann, Ito, Rinne, Otoha, and later, [[spoiler:Bell, Wakana, and June]].
* NoAntagonist: Aurora Dream was like this: Coach Kei comes closest to being one; her worst characteristic is simply being incredibly stern even towards her children. Dear My Future and Rainbow Live were like this for a period until their BigBad showed up: [[spoiler:Kintaro Asechi and Jin Norizuki]], respectively.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Kaname.
* OverprotectiveDad: Aira's dad despises Prism Shows at first and breaks down from the idea of her daughter seeing a boy.
** DotingParent: He's also deeply convinced that his daughter is the cutest girl in the world, and feels the need to inform the whole country of that fact by [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents storming into [=MARs=] debut show wearing an animal costume and wielding a microphone.]]
* PinballProtagonist: Aira makes it very clear that she doesn't really have a grand goal like the other characters, and therefore spends much of the series just doing what she's told and reacting to others' problems.
** In the end, [[spoiler:she decides that her dream is to share her feelings of happiness with others, so this trope still applies at the end.]]
* PluckyGirl: Rhythm.
* PowerTrio: There's [=MARs=], the mascots and Callings. Sere-non also counts, with the addition of Kaname.
** In the second season, Prizmmy☆ and PURETTY are temporarily split into three different Power Trios to compete in a tournament only for trios.
*** Mia, Chae Kyoung, and So Min form the group [=COSMOs=], with the name coming from their first initials.
*** Hye In, Karin, and Shi Yoon form the group P&P, which represents the unbreakable bonds between Prizmmy☆ and PURETTY.
*** Reina, Ayami, and Jae Eun form the group Sprouts, which comes from Mion's idea of a new beginning.
** In Rainbow Live, there’s Naru, Ann, and Ito. Bell, Wakana, and Otoha also count, but [[spoiler: Otoha did split out for a while before reuniting]].
* TheQuietOne: Yamada and Rinne, when she's not performing.
* RealMenWearPink: Shou is into fashion design.
* RecapEpisode: The majority of Episode 26, in which the girls flashback to everything that happened up until that point while going through the wacky hijinx of cooking up a giant gyoza for their boss.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Rhythm's eyes become red and dull from her obsessive training in performing the Aurora Rising.
* RedOniBlueOni: Rhythm and Mion, with Aira falling somewhere in between.
* RepetitiveName: Yamao Yamada.
* TheReveal: In ''Aurora Dream'', [[spoiler:Sonata Kanzaki, former Prism Queen, turns out to Rhythm's mom]].
** In ''Dear My Future'', Don Bomby, the regular MC of each Prism Show in the series, is actually [[spoiler: Kintaro Asechi, Kei's estranged husband]].
** There's a boatload of these in ''Rainbow Live'': [[spoiler:Chisato Ibara, owner of Prism Stone is actually a Pair Friend named Momo, DJ Coo is actually a former Prism Star named Rei Kurokawa, Kouji's father was the man killed in the incident Ito's father had, Rinne and June were messengers from the Prism World, and Ann and Wakana used to be friends]].
* TheRival: Rhythm, to Aira (at first).
** Later we get Sere-non, who consist of Serena, Kanon and Kaname, and are rivals to [=MARs=].
** Kyouko and [[spoiler:Sonata were rivals to each other.]]
** There's a lot of examples in Rainbow Live. Naru and Bell, Wakana and Ann, Otoha and Ito, and Kouji and Hiro.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Pair Cheer mascots in Aurora Dream, the Pair Charm mascots in Dear My Future, and the Pair Friend mascots in Rainbow Live.
* RummageSaleReject: Rhythm, unlike Aira, has absolutely no sense of fashion, so she sometimes ends up looking like this (for example, in her date with Mion). She gets better.
* SempaiKohai: Mion functions as this at first to the other two, as she's been in the business longer and is six months older than them. In Dear My Future, [=MARs=] become sempais to Prizmmy☆ and PURETTY.
* ShrinkingViolet: Bear-chi.
* SignificantBirthDate: Rhythm and Aira were born in the same year, month and day, which was when an important constellation in their world, the Skater, was shining in the sky, binding them not only to a bright future in the Prism Shows, but to each other. Mion is initially bothered that this means that she's basically a third wheel, until Jun [[InternalReveal reveals]] that the Skater was also shining on the day she was born (funnily enough, she herself doesn't discover this until episode 45).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rhythm/Rizumu and Bell/Beru. For the latter, the preview of episode [[spoiler:29 shows "Bell"]].
* SpoilerOpening: The 1st opening to ''Aurora Dream'' clearly presents Aira, Rhythm, and Mion as a trio, but they don't become such until over 20 episodes in.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Ito and Kouji, thanks to their fathers' past. They got better.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Aira's sisters have the same hair and eye color as her.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mion, to everyone.
* ThemeNaming: All four of the Prizmmy☆ members have last names that are based off the name of a butterfly.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Meat for Rhythm.
* TransformationSequence: A brief one.
* TransformationTrinket: The Prism Stones.
* {{Tsundere}}: Ito, [[spoiler:especially towards Kouji]].
* VerbalTic: The mascots' tend to end their sentences with "~chi-ah!".
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Ann and Wakana]]. They got better.
* WhamLine: Episode 39 of ''Rainbow Live'': [[spoiler:My partner is...Ibara Rinne]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: Aira in episode 2 was thinking how nice it was to be in Rhythm's company (cue DeathGlare from Rhythm).
* YouAreNotAlone: Aira to Rhythm in episode 46.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Not many examples in Aurora Dream. More noticeable in Dear My Future and Rainbow Live.
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''Dream goes on...''
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