The first promotional video has been revealed for the upcoming Blu-ray release of Love Live! The School Idol Movie. The video itself highlights many of the bonuses that will be bundled with the limited edition Blu-ray release. In addition to the the 102 minute film, there will be: a fast track ticket for μ’s next live concert, a short novel, a CD of a new original song by μ’s, a bonus Blu-ray video of the 2015 μ’s Fan Metting Tour, a special 28 page booklet, a limited Loveca＋ card, a unique code for Love Live! School Idol Festival, uncredited Ending theme and promotional videos, and a special disc case designed by character designer Murota Yuhei. The limited edition Blu-ray will retail for ¥9,800 (~ US$82.340).
Love Live! The School Idol Movie will be out in Japan on Blu-ray and DVD on December 15th.
Here is the cover for the Blu-ray release:
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 main cast of the anime 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!)
Here is the main visual of the movie:
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!”