It has been one month since Dengeki G’s Magazine has announced Love Live! Sunshine!!, an unknown new project in the Love Live! franchise. The announcement was made with a visual featuring a new character and recently the official website of Dengeki G’s magazine has revealed a new updated visual showing 8 more new characters.Click on the image for the full resolution
Here is the original visual from the announcement:
No information about Love Live! Sunshine!! was revealed in the previous issue of Dengeki G’s magazine, so here’s hoping that the upcoming issue, releasing on the 28th of this month, will have the first new information of the anime. Since the first visual, there has been speculation on who the character might be, with various fans tracing her to a possible character in the Love Live! School Idol Paradise mobile game.
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 aired last year and an anime film will be released this Summer.
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!”
Not much is currently known about Love Live! Sunshine!! It could be a new anime series, a new mobile card game, a PlayStation Vita title or even a banner image for a new radio. Regardless, all will be revealed in the next issue of Dengeki G’s magazine, releasing on the 28th.
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