After their appearance at the 66th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen (without Yoshino Nanjou), the 9 members of Love Live!’s own idol group μ will be holding their “Final Love Live!” concert at Tokyo dome from 31 March until 1 April 2016. The seiyuu unit consisting of Emi Nitta, Aya Suzuki, Suzuko Mimori, Pile, Riho Iida, Yurika Kubo, Yoshino Nanjou, Aina Kusuda and Sora Tokui has been around since 2010.
As the real-life version of the fictional idol group μ from the Love Live! anime, the unit has been holding several concerts and live shows, among which was last year’s “μ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~”, and is going to release its final single on 2 March. In addition, the contracts of the 9 voice actresses are set to expire around the end of March, which led to rumors about a disbandment coming up.
Said rumours were however denied by μ’s center Emi Nitta who clarified that “μ’s Final Love Live!” would “only be their final concert by themselves” and that the group wasn’t breaking up. Nico Yazawa’s voice actress Sora Takui added that the show was planned as a “culmination of their work”.
Fans have been relieved to hear about the disbanding rumors being denied, but were left wondering whether the statements were implying future performances with μ’s successor group from Love Live! Sunshine, Aquors.
In anticipation of the final concert “LoveLive! μ’s FINAL LoveLive! μ’sic Forever♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪”, the 9 members have launched a “LoveLive! μ’s Thank You Project ~Road to μ’sic Forever~” for their Japanese fans, which includes screening events in Japanese theaters, special broadcasts and programs for regular and premium Bandai Channel users alike as well as the release of 3 Love Live! books.