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Kiratto Pri☆Chan is a 2018 anime and video game created by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. and Tatsunoko Production, and the third entry in the Pretty Series, which also includes Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream and PriPara.

The series centers on Mirai Momoyama and Emo Moegi, two childhood friends who aspire to be idols. In order to do this, they use the Pri☆Chan System, a system used by celebrities and companies to upload and broadcast content that is popular among young girls, to produce their own Internet channels.

As of December 29th 2020, the first 18 episodes of the first season are available on Crunchyroll, with more episodes being released every three weeks.



  • Aborted Arc: Episode 26 had the appearance of the scientists of the former lab Mel used to work on. They were trying to break up Meltic StAr and have her back, with the Oshama Tricks acting as their helpers. They never get brought up again and the Tricks became recurring characters that prank for the heck of it. It doesn't help that they were only in one scene of the entire episode.
  • Absentee Actor: Meltic StAr is nowhere to be seen in episode 49.
  • Accidental Truth: In episode 61, the Oshama Tricks prank the entire town of Kirajuku by spreading rumors saying that Meltic Star is returning from their world tour. The rumor spread through town so quickly that they thought they were in really big trouble, until it turned out that they really DID return!
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Emo and Anna fight all the time, but it is clear that they do enjoy eachother's prescence.
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  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Eri. She can destroy a door by simply TAPPING it, and she can spot any suspicious activity that can damage the Akagi Corporation.
  • Captain Ersatz: Suzu's oldest brother, Michael Kurokawa is a very obvious one to Michael Jackson right down to his mannerisms and dance moves.
  • Catchphrase: Mirai's is "Kiratto!" ("sparkling"), Emo often uses "Emoi" (very roughly translating to "good vibes").
  • Colorful Theme Naming: The main characters' family names have the kanji for their hair color, with Momoyama (Pink) and Akagi (Red) being two examples.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: Subverted. The Oshama Tricks were disqualified from the Winter Festival tournament for rigging the scores so the Miracle Kiratts could lose, but due to fan complaints, it was decided to create another game for the other teams to try and make it to the finals instead of giving Meltic StAr the default win.
  • Evolving Credits: Season 1's first opening has some significant changes after Rinka starts doing concerts.
    • The third opening of said season also gets it's differences after Anju streams her final concert with Aira before retirement.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Anna's charm extends to wild animals such as tigers.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Oshama Tricks, to the point that characters often misspeak their name as 'Ojama Tricks' (Nuisance Tricks). They make frequent appearances to try and steal candy and win by cheating, but their plans either don't work out or get thwarted before any major damage occurs.
  • Gratuitous English: Mel uses this a lot.
  • He's Back: Episode 9's plot. Anna stopped doing concerts after Mel's departure from Meltic Star, and even went as far as removing any trace of them from the channel. After gaining motivation to "challenge herself" thanks to Sara's guest appearance in Miracle Kiratts' newest stream, she announces her return to the concert world, which caused the stream she announced it in to be bombed with likes instantly as the fans were screaming out that "Anna is back"! And to top it off, her re-debut song was none other than Play Sound, a duet with Sara that is a complete BANGER.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: In season 1, Every episode's title ends with みた ("mita") in Japanese, which can be translated into English as, "We Tried (blank)", this is dropped in season 2 and instead every episode's title ends with Dia saying "~da-mon!".
  • Informed Attribute: Relatively minor but near the beginning of the first episode, Anna is described by Mirai as a famous idol with over 10,000 followers. Given how Meltic Star were touted as a powerhouse group prior to the start of the series and Anna's status as the daughter of the insanely rich Akagi Group, it's a wonder how she only had the follower count of a relatively minor influencer.
  • Instant Web Hit: Plays a major role in the plot of the show. If any video on Pri☆Chan becomes this, a sparkling message that says "READY FOR LIVE" will appear on screen, enabling the person who produced the day's top video to perform.
  • Lucky Charms Title: The title has a star in it so.....
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Anna's maid, Eri, has very unusually big googly eyes compared to everyone else in the show.
  • Older Than They Look: Aira and Naru are obviously older, especially considering Aira didn't look any younger on Anju's flashbacks, but they look the same as their Pretty Rhythm counterparts.
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase: Join hands and expand our follower world!! Our fabulous show's live on the air!!
    • In season 2, Aim to be a Jewel Idol! The Sparkling Jewels shine in Pri☆Chan! ~da-mon!
  • Privileged Rival: The very popular and rich Pri☆Chan star Anna, who always tries to make things hard for the Miracle Kiratts, especially Emo.
  • Put on a Bus: In the season 1 finale, Meltic Star leaves to go on a journey around the world.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Mel rejoins Meltic Star in episode 24.
  • Red Herring: Early season 2 puts on some hints to the virtual idol Daia being Nijinosaki in disguise, such as the Jewel Chances happening almost always when the latter is nearby, both Daia and Nijinosaki never appearing on the same scene, heck, even the fact that they share the same first name also counts as a hint! Then episode 70 reveals that this is not the case.
  • Rivals Team Up: Midway through the Next Princess Special Event, Meltic Star joins the Miracle Kiratts to defeat Il'ange, thus becoming "Miracle Star".
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Ring Marry duo are a girl/girl example. While Suzu is aloof and more self-keeping, Maria is sweet and determined.
  • Ship Tease: Enough to gain it's own page!
  • The Song Remains the Same: The Taiwanese Chinese dub only dubs the first 3 insert songs of the show and the first opening. Starting with Play Sound they just... give up.
  • Trojan Horse: In episode 45, the Kiratts, Stars and Aira use a wardrobe to fool the guards and make their way into the Kirajuku Tower and that way ask Anju why did she decide to quit Prichan.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Subverted. Daia Nijinosaki and Virtual Daia are not the same person.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Emo and Anna both have sexy moms and their dads are more goofy and cartoonish looking than ugly.
    • This more or less averted with Rinka and Yuzuru's parents and same goes for Sara's.
  • Wham Shot: During the first time watching season 2 anyone would guess that the virtual Prichan idol Daia is Daia Nijinosaki's secret identity, then episode 70 shows them talking to eachother, meaning that they're completely different characters.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mirai's is pink, Rinka has indigo, Sara has emerald, and Mel has purple.

Alternative Title(s): Kiratto Pri Chan


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