Love Live! The School Idol Movie Blu-Ray Becomes Third Highest Selling in Opening Week

The official numbers have been released for this week’s Blu-ray and DVDs and, at no surprise, Love Live! The School Idol Movie conquerors in its opening week. In fact, its opening week sales are so strong that it has become the third highest selling series in its opening week.


The Blu-ray and DVD of Love Live! The School Idol Movie released on December 15th and in its first week it has sold a total of 202,297 units, with 193,769 units being the Limited Edition and 8,528 units being the Regular Edition.

The movie has become the third highest opening week of sales, behind 2009’s Macross F Movie 1: Itsuwari no Utahime at 254,782 units and 2011’s Macross F Movie 2: Sayonara no Tsubasa at 229,965 units sold. The previous third place position went to Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Rebellion, which sold 185,545 units in its first week.

Here is the Blu-ray’s promotional video:

To celebrate the home release of the film, 12 outlets are offering special bonuses for the pre-order of the Blu-ray, which will open on October 18. A ¥9,800 (~ US$82.340) limited edition version of the Blu-ray of the film will contain many additional video and audio content including:

  • The 102 minute film
  • A fast track ticket for μ’s next live concert
  • A short novel
  • A CD of the newly recorded songs
  • A bonus Blu-ray containing the 2015  μ’s Fan Tour
  • A special 28 page booklet
  • A limited Loveca+ card
  • Unique code for Love Live! School Idol Festival
  • Uncredited Ending theme and promotional videos
  • Special disc case designed by character designer Murota Yuhei

The normal Blu-ray release, costing ¥6,800 (~ US$57.20), will only contain:

  • The 102 minute film
  • A 4 page special booklet
  • Uncredited Ending theme and promotional videos
  • A special disc sleeve designed by character designer Murota Yuhei

The 12 outlets offering bonuses when you pre-order the Blu-ray are as follows:

  • Sofmap, a B2 tapestry of the Lily White unit: Umi, Rin and Nozomi



  • Gamers, a B2 tapestry of the Printemps unit: Hanayo, Honoka and Kotori



  • Animate, a B2 tapestry of the BiBi unit: Maki, Eri and Nico



  • Amazon, a special Blu-ray storage box and illustration card of Eri





  • HMV, 3 post cards














The film has sold over 1 Million tickets within the first 4 weeks of release earning over over 1.4 Billion Yen (~ US $11.4 Million) at the Japanese box office. In the first two days, the Love Live! The School Idol Movie opened with over 400 Million Yen (~ US $3.259 Million), becoming one of the highest earning anime films in a two day time frame.

Here is the latest trailer for Love Live! The School Idol Movie:

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!”


Love Live! The School Idol Movie is currently out now Japan on Blu-ray. No details about an international release of the film has been announced so far.

You can visit the anime’s website for more information:
And follow their Twitter as well: @LoveLive_staff

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