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; Aira Harune, Rhythm Amamiya and 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 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.
Alpha Bitch: 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).
The Artifact: 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.
Ascended Fangirl: All four members of Prizmmy☆ were at Aira's Prism Queen performance in Episode 50.
Dangerous Forbidden Technique: 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.
Disproportionate Retribution: Mia twice threatens to quit Pretty Top, both times because her melon bread was stolen. First by Aira, and then by Kyouko. To be fair, both of them just saw it lying on the table with nobody around to claim ownership.
Drunk with Power: Jin Norizuki, the supervisor of Edel Rose, is like this. The result: he gets kicked out of Edel Rose before the end of Rainbow Live.
June was also like this, but to a lesser extent.
Epic Fail: Aira's first couple of times being in Prism Show. In Rainbow Live, Bell's first attempt on Prism Live.
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.
Fun with Acronyms: In Rainbow Live. The initials of the girls spell out the word rainbow: Rinne, Ann, Ito, Naru, Bell, Otoha, Wakana. Part of this is the basis for the Happy Rain team.
Hard Work Hardly Works: Rhythm, and previously Kyouko, worked through Hell and back to perform the Aurora Rising, but never made it (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.
Instant Expert: 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: 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.
Love Triangle: Hinted earlier in Rainbow Live, but was only revealed after it was resolved: Type 5 between Naru, Kouji and Ito. The latter two broke up for a while, though. There's also a minor one between 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.
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, Bell, Wakana, and June.
No Antagonist: 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 Big Bad showed up: Kintaro Asechi and Jin Norizuki, respectively.
Pinball Protagonist: 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, she decides that her dream is to share her feelings of happiness with others, so this trope still applies at the end.
The Reveal: In Aurora Dream, 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 Kintaro Asechi, Kei's estranged husband.
There's a boatload of these in Rainbow Live: 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.
Significant Birth Date: 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 reveals that the Skater was also shining on the day she was born (funnily enough, she herself doesn't discover this until episode 45).