Love Live! The School Idol Movie Will Release Internationally This Summer

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The official website of Love Live! School Idol Project anime has revealed that the upcoming Love Live! The School Idol Movie will be having an international release this Summer, following the Japanese debut. The movie will release in over 10 countries outside of Japan.

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The film will be released in Japan on June 13 this year. Starting from August, the film will release in other countries in the Summer for a limited run. Here is the full list of countries that will show Love Live! The School Idol Movie:

  • Taiwan
    Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
    Cities: Taipei and other major cities
    Start Date: Early August, 2015

  • Hong Kong
    Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
    Start Date: August 6, 2015

  • Korea
    Handler: ANIPLUS INC.
    Cities: Seoul, Pusan, and other major cities
    Start Date: Early August, 2015

  • Thailand
    Handler: Dream Express (DEX) Co., Ltd.
    City: Bangkok
    Date (Screening Event): Late August, 2015

  • USA
    Handler: NIS America, Inc.
    Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas and other major cities
    Start Date: September 12, 2015

  • Australia
    Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
    Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major cities
    Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015 *Actual date TBD.

  • New Zealand
    Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
    Cities: Auckland, Wellington and other major cities
    Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015 *Actual date TBD.

  • Malaysia, Philippines
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: October 1, 2015

  • Singapore
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: October 8, 2015
    *Premier screening event date TBD.

  • Vietnam, Brunei
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: Early October, 2015

  • Indonesia
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: October 21, 2015

Emi Niita, the voice actress of Honoka Kosaka, has commented on the announcement for the film’s international release.

A brand new 90 second trailer has been revealed for the movie, which reveals some scenes and dialogue from the movie.

Here is the previous 15 second commercial:

And the announcement trailer:

Here is the official synopsis for Love Live! The School Idol Movie:

The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ’s, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ’s begins

Advanced tickets for the film went on sale on February 7th at various participating cinemas across Japan. Advance tickets will come with a special ticket to the film and a clear file, costing ¥1,500 (~ $12.74 USD). There will be 10 different variations of the advance ticket bundles:

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.

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!”

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Love Live! The School Idol Movie will be releasing in Japanese theatres from June 13 this year, during the Summer 2015 anime season. The film will then be released internationally from August in countries such as Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.

You can visit the anime’s website for more information: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/
And follow their Twitter as well: @LoveLive_staff

 
Source Article – Love Live! School Idol Project Anime Website
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