We have reported a couple of days ago that there were rumours about a potential Love Live! School Idol Project Movie. Today, after the airing of the final episode of Love Live! School Idol Project season 2, it was confirmed that there will be a Love Live! School Idol Project film.
【ラブライブ！ 5th Anniversary Project】を発表しました！ 第1弾「完全新作劇場版制作決定！」 第2弾「μ’ｓ Fan Meeting Tour 2015 ～あなたの街でラブライブ！～ 開催決定！」 公式ＨＰでもこのあと24時に情報掲載予定です…
— ラブライブ！公式 (@LoveLive_staff) June 29, 2014
The movie is part of the franchise’s 5th anniversary. There will also be another project part of the celebrations, a fan tour event titled μ’s Fan Meeting Tour 2015 ~Anata no Machi de Love Live!~.
To commemorate the announcement, 9 videos of the anime’s main idols’ voice actresses have released their messages on the 5th anniversary news:
- Honoka Kousaka voiced by Emi Nitta
- Eli Ayase who is voiced by Yoshino Nanjou
- Kotori Minami played by Aya Uchida
- Umi Sonoda who is voiced by Suzuko Mimori
- Nico Yazawa voiced by Sora Tokui
- Rin Hoshizora played by Riho Iida
- Maki Nishikino voiced by Pile
- Hanayo Koizumi who is voiced by Yurika Kubo
- Nozomi Tojo voiced by Aina Kusuda
And finally, the concert μ’s →NEXT LoveLive!2014 〜ENDLESS PARADE〜 will be having a limited home media release. It will be out in Japan on July 23rd and will cost ¥8,500 (~ $85 USD) for the blu-ray and ¥7,500 (~ $75 USD) for the DVD. A trailer for the home media was also released:
Love Live! School Idol Project is an original anime produced by Sunrise studios that aired in January 2013. The conception of the anime project started in 2010 by Dengeki G’s Magazine. The editors wanted the project to be heavily influenced by fans, such as the costumes, hairstyles and names. Throughout this process, a manga of the project simply called Love Live! began in early 2012 by Sakurako Kimino and Arumi Tokita. The next part in the project was the anime series, followed by this app and an OVA. The second season of Love Live! School Idol Project started airing earlier this year.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that’s evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.
With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do… become pop stars!”
More information about the two projects will release in the upcoming hour on the official 5th Anniversary page.
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