By Justin D Williams
Based on the popular game released in June 2010, Uta no ☆Prince-sama ♪Maji LOVE has been adapted into a four-season anime that aired from 2011 to 2016. The featured pop idols have shared their feelings with countless fans, fostering both love and dreams - and now, in 2019, they finally take the stage! These idols dance with emotion, their voices stirring the hearts of all who hear. When they take the stage, their dazzling, smiling faces are filled with pride and joy. What truly elevates their performance to genuine entertainment, though, is their larger-than-life stage presence and the dazzling camerawork. In a flash, these performers take to the stage, transporting the audience to a genuine live concert - courtesy of the all-new theatrical feature Uta no ☆Prince-sama ♪Maji LOVE Kingdom.
This is my first introduction to the Utano Princesama franchise and I have to say I’m hooked. Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom is an amazing, brilliant concert film with stunning visuals and amazing music. The film brings the idols of ST☆RISH, QUARTET NIGHT and HE☆VENS to the stage, where UtaPri fans will witness their favorite idols in action as they experience a spectacular concert full of their favorite UtaPri songs. If you’re looking for a story or plot then this is not the anime for you. This is all about the music and visuals. I can’t to begin to tell you how great these songs on. The genre is pop and rock and they blend in so well. The songs are upbeat, uplifting and most importantly very catchy. I think my favorite song is “Egoistic.”
Lyrics: “Even if the entire world turns against me, if the one I love most dearly understands me and my way of life and smiles for me. I know I change this bad weather worthless world. Egoistic now, which one of us three will you choose?”
Animation: Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom animation is gorgeous. The anime concert has a great blend of 2D 2.5D and 3D visuals. The choreography is captured very well and doesn’t look robotic. The movements of each dance is fluid and well paced. The best part of the animation is the lightning and cinematography. When the lights dim and the performance starts the camera angle shots are beautiful with tracking each performer in a single shot. This is definitely something you want to experience in theaters with other fans and the best sound quality and screens.
Music & Acting: As stated before the music is fantastic. It offers various styles of JPOP and JRock. Fans of this genre of music will find at least one song that they will fall in love with. The voice acting is also great although there is not much dialogue than the typical I love the fans and some inspirational words.
Final Grade: Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom is my first time checking out the UtaPri franchise and I’m definitely going checkout more. I only wise the movie had more of a story and background to the characters. However it does enough to give you an idea on who each band member is and what inspires them to do music. This has some great visuals, great music and some amazing shots. If you’re a fan get ready for a fun wild. If you’re like me and this was your first time you too will be picking your favorite song and band.
Utano☆Princesama Maji LOVE Kingdom is now in theaters showtimes can then be found at www.utaprimovie.com