A recent leak of an upcoming live stream of a special Love Live! talk show has revealed that the idol group μ’s will be performing their final concert at the Tokyo Dome on March 31st and April 1st next year.
A special talk show is scheduled to be hosted on Niconico and broadcasted on Tokyo MX at 7:30pm JST tonight, where the idols of μ’s from Love Live! School Idol Project would make a few announcements. A video has been leaked from the upcoming show revealing that μ’s may be ending soon. A final concert, dubbed Final Love Live!, from the group will be held on March 31st and April 1st next year at the Tokyo Dome; the dates of which are generally used to signify graduation.
In addition, the final song will be released on March 2nd. The group will also be performing during the Kohaku New Year’s Eve show on the 31st this month. However, it is uncertain if Nanjou Yoshino, the voice of Ayase Eli, will be performing at the event.
Here is the video announcing the details:
The main cast of the Love Live! School Idol Project are also part of μ’s that includes:
- Honoka Kousaka, who is voiced by Emi Nitta (Rikka Morizono in Da Capo III)
- Umi Sonoda, voiced by Suzuko Mimori (Mimori Tougou from Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru)
- Kotori Minami, voiced by the lovely Aya Uchida (Arin Kannazuki from Trinity Seven)
- Nico Yazawa, voiced by Sora Tokui (Nero Yuzurizaki from Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
- Hanayo Koizumi, who is voiced by Yurika Kubo (Hiyori Moritani in Kotoura-san)
- Nozomi Toujou, voiced by Aina Kusuda (Suuko from Million Doll)
- Eri Ayase, who is voiced by Yoshino Nanjo (Kokoro Akechi from Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
- Maki Nishikino, who is voiced by Hori Eriko (First Major Role)
- Rin Hoshizora, who is voiced by Riho Iida (Kana Uehara from Re-Kan!)
While this may signify the end of μ’s, Love Live! will still continue with the new idol group Aqours who are part of the new Love Live! Sunshine!! project. Aqours is also a 9 member female idol group that just recently released their first album together. The group consists of:
- Anju Inami (Ino Yamanaka in the Naruto Stage Play) will voice Chika Takami
- Rikako Aida (Poona in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart) voices Riko Sakurauchi
- Nanaka Suwa (Yaya in Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de) as Kanan Matsuura
- Arisa Komiya (Gravure Idol and Yoko Usami/Yellow Buster from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) is voicing Dia Kurosawa
- Shuka Saito (First Major Role) will join the cast as You Watanabe
- Aika Kobayashi (Singer of Freezing ED) will voice Yoshiko Tsushima
- Kanako Takatsuki (Cover Artist, Part of AnisongCollab) as Hanamaru Kunikida
- Aina Suzuki (Contestant in the 2013 Anison Grand Prix) voices Mari Ohara
- Ai Furihata (Various Game Voices) is voicing Ruby Kurosawa
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 was released this Summer. A continuation of the franchise titled Love Live! Sunshine!! is well underway.
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!”
The idol group of Love Live! School Idol Project μ’s will be having their final concert on March 31st and April 1st next year at the Tokyo Dome. Their final song will release on March 2nd. Further information will be revealed at the special talk show at 7:30pm JST on Tokyo MX and Niconico.
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