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Model Nico Yazawa : Mayu Matsuken Cosplay
Model Hanayo Koizumi : Shiro_Cosplay
Model Rin Hoshizora : Winfox Cosplay
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The next school idol generation is here: The first season of the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime has begun airing on July 2, 2016.
Set at Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, the storyline follows a group driven by a big dream: to become the next generation of bright, sparkling school idols!
The girls decide to walk into the footsteps of famous school idol group μ’s whom the anime Love Live! was all about and create their own group, Aquors. Sunshine!! can thus be seen as taking over where Love Live! stopped.
Uranohoshi Girls’ High School is facing closure due to decreasing student intake. Second-year student Takami Chika hears about μ’s and, inspired by them, tries to start her own School Idol Club.
The series is produced by anime company Sunrise in association with the music label company Lantis and directed by Sakai Kazuo.
Watch Love Live! Sunshine!! to follow the adventures of the new school idol group Aquors and its nine members!
Good news for the SIF players too!
Users of related rhythm action game Love Live! School Idol Festival, which is available on Android & iOS, can currently gain free love gems by logging in every Sunday. Love gems are tokens used in the game which can help you gain stronger cards, reload your live points, etc.
In order to celebrate the start of the LL Sunshine anime, game developper KLab is giving away a free love gem every Sunday – which is also the day the anime airs.
The franchise has prepared a few surprises for all Love Live fans, some coincidentally on this special date. While the music group μ’s has held a successful Final Love Live concert at Tokyo Dome, the staff behind the Android/iOS game “School Idol Festival” has contributed its part as well. The 25 million users special login bonus is still going on, but in celebration of the μ’s concert, developer KLab has decided to give away a scouting ticket.
Thus, players can gain at least a free scouting ticket and a heart (or even 2 scouting tickets) simply by logging in today.
In addition to that, KLab has decided to join in on the April’s Fool train and let the alpacas loose. Log in only today until midnight (in your timezone) to see what the fluffy companions have to say!
…and of course a new Medley Festival Event has started just today too, this time starring Kotori!
All pictures are taken from the Love Live School Idol Festival-French Group: https://www.facebook.com/LLSIFfrench/?fref=ts
Square Enix and developer Bushiroad have both announced Love Live! School Idol Festival – After School Activity for Japanese arcades.
Featured above, the debut trailer for the game was revealed. The new game will let you collect profile cards and member cards, as well as experience original music.
For those wondering, the rhythm action game is an arcade version of the smartphone game Love Live!
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.