Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: September 18, 2021 at 16:08 PHT (GMT+8)
The official website and social media accounts of female ice hockey anime PuraOre! Pride of Orange has released a third batch of promotional videos (PVs) for the anime which airs in Japan on Oct. 6, 2021.
The first PV from the third batch is the Ice Hockey 「アイスホッケー」 version.
While the second PV from the third batch is the victory dance Hare, later Dreaming! ○ 「ハレ、のちドリーミンぐっ！○」 version. This version features the seven members of the SMILE PRINCESS unit, namely, Riku Masuda (増田里紅) as Manaka Mizusawa, Satomi Hongō (本郷里実) as Yuu Kiyose, Mayu Sagara (相良茉優) as Ayaka Mizusawa, Saika Kitamori (北守さいか) as Riko Saginuma, Asuka Shioiri (汐入あすか) as Naomi Takagi, Yurika Moriyama (森山由梨佳) as Kaoruko Yanagida, and Yoshino Aoyama (青山吉能) as Mami Ono.
The seven SMILE PRINCESS members
Hisako Tojo (東城日沙子) as China Yoneyama
Ruriko Aoki (青木 瑠璃子) as Juri Kikuchi
Aina Suzuki (鈴木愛奈) as Shino Ukita
Eriko Matsui (松井恵理子) as Runa Hirano
Shizuku Hoshinoya (星ノ谷しずく) as Minato Shishiuchi
Kurumi Takase (高瀬くるみ) as Mona Fujishiro
Aina Aiba (相羽あいな) as Seiko Kuga
Miku Itō (伊藤美来) as Yuka Iihara
Ayasa Gotō (後藤彩佐) as Sachie Kaibara
Suzuko Mimori (三森 すずこ) as Eri Yamanaka
Sora Tokui (徳井 青空) as Ema Yoshiike
Eri Ōzeki (大関英里) as Rio Teruya
Sumire Uesaka (上坂すみれ) as Maya Walker
Original work: PuraOre! Media Mix Partners (CyberAgent / EXNOA)
Original character design: Craft Egg
Original costume design: Craft Egg
Executive producer: Masaya Ochiai (CyberAgent / CAAnimation)
Executive producer: Hiroshi Tojo (EXNOA)
General producers: Hiroyuki Tanaka (CyberAgent / CAAnimation), Koichi Murakami (EXNOA)
Producers: Takashi Murakami (CyberAgent / CAAnimation), Hiroshi Takida (EXNOA)
Director: Takefumi Anzai
Series composition: Touko Machida
Animation character design: Nori Tanaka
Sound director: Akiko Fujita
Ice Hockey setting verification: H.C. Tochigi Nikkō Ice Bucks
Music: MONACA, Yohei Kisara (StrayCats)
Animation executive producer: Ryosuke Yamada (C2C)
Animation producer: Kazumasa Hayasaka (C2C)
Animation production: C2C
Cooperation by: Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko City, Shimotsuke Shinbun Co., Ltd., Tochigi Television Co., Ltd., FM Tochigi Co., Ltd., CRT Tochigi Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Shincho Press Co., Ltd.
About PuraOre! Pride of Orange
"PuraOre! Pride of Orange" (プラオレ！～PRIDE OF ORANGE～) is an upcoming mixed-media project produced by CyberAgent and DMM Games about girls playing ice hockey. The anime is scheduled to air on Oct. 6, 2021, while the mobile game is in production as of 2021.
Synopsis from MAL:
The story takes place in Nikko city, Tochigi Prefecture, where girls aim for the top of the world through ice hockey. Local junior high school student Manaka and her younger sister Ayaka, whom she forcibly invited, hit the gate of first-hand experience with ice hockey, held by the Nikko-based team Dream Monkeys. The two are joined by their childhood friends Kaoruko and Mami. As the girls practice, they become fascinated with ice hockey and eventually join the team.