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  • Abandon Shipping: Some people were shipping Yui and Shogo from Idol Time from their first announcement. Then episode 141 revealed that he's her Jerkass of a brother. The ship isn't totally torpedoed though; along with both of them constantly fighting, they simply just turn him into a Tsundere siscon.
  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: You're young and innocent, growing and hardworking. You've helped your odd but good-natured rival come out of her shell, and the two of you are finally openly acknowledging that you're good friends now. Wham! Right before she (say, Falulu) can finish, she goes *thud* and is lying at your (say, Laala's) feet and may as well be full-on dead, as she seems to have no intention to come to. What a twist. And you're the only one responsible.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: Ajimi is fairly liked by Japanese fans, but to quite a few western fans she's The Scrappy.
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    • Dorothy, while one of the most popular characters amongst older fans of the show in Japan, is also this to western fans of the franchise for being The Ditz.
  • Awesome Music:
    • TRIal Heart from the fourth movie won over a lot of fans, for using Mirei's vocals very creatively and having a compelling melody.
    • The WITH boys's debut song, "Gira Galactic Tightrope", won over a lot of fans for its catchy electronic beats.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Leona, when it is revealed that he is a boy. Applies mostly in the Japanese fandom though (which caused a stir in 2ch), as the western fandom was merely surprised with it (and made Leona an Ensemble Dark Horse to some).
    • Falulu, particularly after she wins the Paradise Coord. She does so by copying SoLaMi Smile and Dressing Pafe's Making Dramas and before that, she was copying everyone else's catchphrases. And there are some who just find her character design ugly and overdone.
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    • Hibiki, fans either love her for her personality and ideals or hate her for the same reason. And then there's the whole Unsettling Gender Reveal thing.
    • WITH can pretty much already be considered this for some, even before they had been properly debuted. Just like the M4 of Aikatsu Stars!, their importance in the plot is sometimes called into question and their status as male idols is a hot button topic. But after their first appearances they quickly won over quite a few fans, for having interesting personalities, having decent writing free of shipping drama, and getting a very catchy song and CG performance in relatively short time. They even landed a whole concert to themselves, a feat unrivaled by other side characters in the series.
    • Only one episode into Idol Time and Shogo already became hated by a few people for his behaviour towards Yui.
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  • Bizarro Episode: Episode 56 mostly goes against the typical flow of the series. Celebrity 4, a group of sexy, adult idols look incredibly out of place among the cuter character designs. They end up chasing the other characters in a weird pedal-controlled car through a forest and eventually force them to scale a cliff and essentially fight for their lives over a river that leads into a waterfall (which is apparently connected to the fountain at the heart of PriPara). All this in some alternate dimension designed to let girls sing and dance. Essentially, the entire point of this weird sequence of events seemed to have been to create an excuse for Mirei and Sophie to allow Laala to form a team with Dressing Pafe and Fuwari in order to participate in the Summer Grand Pri event.
  • Broken Base: People are either excited or unhappy about Idol Time, the fact that a boy band is being introduced doesn't help, especially considering how that fared for Aikatsu Stars!.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Kuma and Usagi.
  • Fanon: A lot of fans hold the theory that Leona is a trans girl or nonbinary, despite the show never confirming it.
    • Given how one can potentially change their appearance in the PriPara universe, how some of Dressing Pafe's outfits consist of short shorts, and how idols in PriPara are pretty much entirely female with almost no exception, it's possible that Leona might actually change genders to accommodate for the rules within PriPara.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Gloria. A gigantic drill hair, a vacuum gun with a name, a purple royal/regal dress, and an old yet slender figure can really make you one.
  • Foe Yay: Mirei and Shion.
  • Follow the Leader: The arcade game copied a few elements from Aikatsu, namely the player character and usage of brands. Ironically, Aikatsu itself followed Pretty Rhythm at first.
    • Many fans see Idol Time PriPara's male idol group WIT-H as this, seeing that PriPara's parent series had overwhelming success with their male idols (and the King of Prism spinoff movies) and think that they're going to try and replicate their luck. Some have even called the new group "KING OF PRIPARA'' preemptively.
  • Friendly Fandoms: Many fans of the show get along quite well with fans of Aikatsu!, Pretty Cure and The Loud House.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The Koreans absolutely adore this series. The arcade game even had long lines during it's location tests over there before it launched.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Laala and Mirei, Laala and Falulu, Sophie and Leona, Usagi and Kuma.
    • In the Idol Time 3DS game, the WIT-H boys can play escort to any performing idol. As they're also playable, this extends to each other as well.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Hibiki. In the anime alone, she attempted to seduce Fuwari, Shion, and Sophie. While on a deeper level she also connected to both Faruru and Leona and genuinely seems to like them. In season 3 she is shown connecting to Chiri, a fellow celeb-type Idol.
    • In the manga she was shown kissing Laala's hand and flustered her.
    • In fanon, Hibiki X Dorothy is also considered due to their interactions in the series.
    • In comparison to his sister, Leona has several relationships that put him in this position. He is implied to have a crush on Meganii, has a close bond with Sophie, admires Shion (who in turn has said that she finds him attractive), and worked as the love interest to Hibiki in a film. Pepper also gains an immediate crush on Leona upon their first meeting.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Mostly due to characters like Leona and Hibiki.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 3 can be considered this, and some fear the same will happen with Idol Time.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Much like Aikatsu!, many characters suffer from this.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Whenever anyone mentioned the opinion that boys couldn't/shouldn't get tickets, Leona looked very uncomfortable with that opinion the first few times. Later on in the series the sentiment and all the implications that follow isn't brought up or elaborated.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some think Falulu became creepier looking when she became a "real girl" as her eyes still manage to look quite dead and unexpressive..
    • Garuru's 3D model has a cartoony face that doesn't mesh well with her relatively realistic body.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Not surprising since this is a successor to the Pretty Rhythm series. Its CGI is often compared to that of Aikatsu!.
  • What an Idiot!: Any student who keeps bringing their PriTickets and other idol materials in a clearly PriPara-forbidden school.
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