The official website of the Love Live! Sunshine!! project has revealed that the TV anime will start airing from July 2nd, this Summer 2016 anime season. In addition, a brand new visual of the anime has been unveiled in the latest issue of Dengeki G’s.Click on the image for the full resolution:
The Love Live! Sunshine!! anime will start its broadcast on Saturday, July 2nd on Tokyo MX at 10:30pm JST. The anime will also air on:
- Sun TV
- KBS Kyoto
- TV Aichi
- Shizuoka Broadcasting
- TV Hokkaido
- TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting
It will also be streaming on Niconico, Bandai Channel and Line Live.
Here is the anime’s main visual:
The main cast for Aqours includes:
- 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
The leading members of the anime’s production staff includes:
- Director: Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta)
- Series Composer: Jukki Hanada (Steins;Gate, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
- Anime Character Designer: Yuuhei Murota (Love Live! School Idol Project)
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (Gangsta., Ao Haru Ride)
- Music Composer: Tatsuya Katou (Mirai Nikki, Free!)
- Animation Studio: Sunrise (Gintama, Code Geass)
A new promotional video was released that introduces the main idols of Aqours:
Here is the anime’s official 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 in 2014 and an anime film was released in Summer 2015. The main idols of the anime, µ’s, held their last concert in early 2016. A new project titled Love Live! Sunshine!! was announced with an anime airing in July 2016.
Here is a synopsis of the Love Live! Sunshine!! from MAL:
Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture.
A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”!
As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true… All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory!
Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
The Love Live! Sunshine!! anime will start airing from July 2nd at 10:30pm JST on Tokyo MX, during the Summer 2016 anime season. Further information about the TV anime will be revealed at a later date.
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