There are only days before the release of the Love Live! The School Idol Movie in North America, Australia and New Zealand and to help you freshen up on the events of the two seasons, Bandai has released two new 30 minute videos. The videos, narrated by Honoka, recap and summarise the events of the two anime seasons.
Here is recap for the first season:
And here is the recap video for the second season:
The main cast of the anime includes:
- 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)
- Maki Nishikino, who is voiced by Hori Eriko (First Major Role)
- Rin Hoshizora, who is voiced by Riho Iida (Kana Uehara from Re-Kan!)
- 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)
- Eri Ayase, who is voiced by Yoshino Nanjo (Kokoro Akechi from Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
- Honoka Kousaka, who is voiced by Emi Nitta (Rikka Morizono in Da Capo III)
Here is the movie’s launch trailer:
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 will be out in Japan on Blu-ray on December 15th, with pre-orders opening from October 18th. The film will be released internationally this week in Australia and the United States.