Love Live!

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Love Live!
Love Live! promotional image.jpg
Promotional image featuring the cast of main characters (from left to right):
Top row: Maki, Nozomi, Eli, Rin.
Middle row: Kotori, Honoka, Hanayo.
Bottom row: Umi, Nico.
ラブライブ!
(Rabu Raibu!)
GenreComedy
Manga
Written bySakurako Kimino
Illustrated byArumi Tokita
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicSeinen
MagazineDengeki G's Magazine
Dengeki G's Comic
Original runJanuary 2012 – ongoing
Volumes3
Anime television series
Directed byTakahiko Kyōgoku
Written byJukki Hanada
Music byYoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
NetworkBS11, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Yomiuri TV
Original runJanuary 6, 2013March 31, 2013
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Game
Love Live! School Idol Festival
DeveloperKLab
PublisherBushiroad
GenreRhythm
PlatformiOS, Android
Released
  • JP April 16, 2013
  • WW May 11, 2014
Original video animation
Directed byTakahiko Kyōgoku
StudioSunrise
ReleasedNovember 27, 2013
Runtime15 minutes
Anime television series
Directed byTakahiko Kyōgoku
Written byJukki Hanada
Music byYoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
NetworkTokyo MX, TV Aichi, Yomiuri TV, BS11
Original runApril 6, 2014June 29, 2014
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Manga
Love Live! School Idol Diary
Written bySakurako Kimino
Illustrated byMasaru Oda
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicSeinen
MagazineDengeki G's Comic
Original runJune 2014 – ongoing
Volumes1
Game
Love Live! School Idol Paradise
DeveloperDingo Inc.
PublisherKadokawa Games
GenreRhythm
PlatformPlayStation Vita
Released
  • JP August 28, 2014
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Love Live!
Love Live! promotional image.jpg
Promotional image featuring the cast of main characters (from left to right):
Top row: Maki, Nozomi, Eli, Rin.
Middle row: Kotori, Honoka, Hanayo.
Bottom row: Umi, Nico.
ラブライブ!
(Rabu Raibu!)
GenreComedy
Manga
Written bySakurako Kimino
Illustrated byArumi Tokita
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicSeinen
MagazineDengeki G's Magazine
Dengeki G's Comic
Original runJanuary 2012 – ongoing
Volumes3
Anime television series
Directed byTakahiko Kyōgoku
Written byJukki Hanada
Music byYoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
NetworkBS11, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Yomiuri TV
Original runJanuary 6, 2013March 31, 2013
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Game
Love Live! School Idol Festival
DeveloperKLab
PublisherBushiroad
GenreRhythm
PlatformiOS, Android
Released
  • JP April 16, 2013
  • WW May 11, 2014
Original video animation
Directed byTakahiko Kyōgoku
StudioSunrise
ReleasedNovember 27, 2013
Runtime15 minutes
Anime television series
Directed byTakahiko Kyōgoku
Written byJukki Hanada
Music byYoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
NetworkTokyo MX, TV Aichi, Yomiuri TV, BS11
Original runApril 6, 2014June 29, 2014
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Manga
Love Live! School Idol Diary
Written bySakurako Kimino
Illustrated byMasaru Oda
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicSeinen
MagazineDengeki G's Comic
Original runJune 2014 – ongoing
Volumes1
Game
Love Live! School Idol Paradise
DeveloperDingo Inc.
PublisherKadokawa Games
GenreRhythm
PlatformPlayStation Vita
Released
  • JP August 28, 2014
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Love Live! (ラブライブ! Rabu Raibu!?) School Idol Project is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise. The project revolves around a group of fictional school girls who become idols in order to save their school from shutting down. It launched in the August 2010 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, and went on to produce music CDs, anime music videos, two manga adaptations, and video games. A 13-episode anime television series produced by Sunrise and directed by Takahiko Kyōgoku aired in Japan between January and March 2013, with a second season airing between April and June 2014. Both anime series are licensed in North America by NIS America. An animated film has also been announced.

Plot[edit]

Honoka Kōsaka is a girl who loves her school, Otonokizaka Academy. When the school is planned to be closed down due to a lack of applicants, Honoka becomes determined to save it. Learning that school idols are popular, Honoka and her friends start up a school idol group called μ's (pronounced muse) in order to attract new students. Once they successfully prevent Otonokizaka Academy from closing, the girls from μ's aim for higher grounds and participate in "Love Live", the ultimate school idol competition featuring the best groups in the country.

Characters[edit]

μ's[edit]

Honoka Kōsaka (高坂 穂乃果 Kōsaka Honoka?)
Voiced by: Emi Nitta[1]
Honoka is the main character of the series, and is a second-year student at Otonokizaka Academy. Her family works in a wagashi shop named Homura. Honoka has a cheerful personality and she never gives up on anything, to the point of usually overexerting herself. Her hobbies include swimming and collecting stickers. She is the leader of μ's, and is seen taking center position in some of the group's songs. She later succeeds Eli as student council president.
Umi Sonoda (園田 海未 Sonoda Umi?)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori[2]
Umi is Honoka's classmate and childhood friend who is a member of the school's kyūdō club, in which she is quite accurate. She believes Honoka is bossy and pushy, but realizes the perks of having an adventurous friend, usually acting as the voice of reason for her. As the daughter of a traditional family, Umi has expertise in kendō, koto, nagauta, calligraphy, and traditional dancing. She succeeds Nozomi as the student council vice president.
Kotori Minami (南 ことり Minami Kotori?)
Voiced by: Aya Uchida[3]
Kotori is Honoka's classmate and childhood friend, who is the daughter of Otonokizaka Academy's chairwoman (Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka), whom she closely resembles. She is known for having her head in the clouds despite holding responsibility as the group's wardrobe supervisor and choreographer. She also has a really kind heart, not wanting to hurt anybody. She becomes part of the student council with Honoka and Umi.
Nico Yazawa (矢澤 にこ Yazawa Niko?)
Voiced by: Sora Tokui[4]
Nico is a third-year student interested in fashion, and thus acts as the group's wardrobe supervisor alongside Kotori. She grew up admiring idols and aspires to become one. However, much to her chagrin, Nico is child-like in appearance and behavior despite her age, looking much younger than the rest of the group. Within the group, she is a very good cook. Nico formed the Idol Research Club, but all of her club members left one after another because of her high standards. When Honoka and her friends ask her to have the club as μ's base of operations, she is reluctant at first, doubting how far they are willing to go to become successful idols, until she approves their effort and also joins the group. After she graduates, she passes on the role of club president to Hanayo. Nico's three younger siblings (Voiced by: Sora Tokui) are Cocoa Yazawa (矢澤 ココア Yazawa Kokoa?) , Cocoro Yazawa (矢澤 ココロ Yazawa Kokoro?) , and Cotarō Yazawa (矢澤 虎太郎 Yazawa Kotarō?).
Eli Ayase (絢瀬 絵里 Ayase Eri?)
Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjō[5]
Eli is Otonokizaka Academy's third-year student council president who is determined to save the school. Although she opposes Honoka's plan at first, she ends up becoming the last girl to join μ's. She is part Russian because of her grandmother, and tends to say the Russian word "хорошо" [xərɐˈʂo] (pronounced "horosho", 'good'). Eli's specialty is quilting, and her experience with ballet qualifies her as the group's choreographer. She has two brothers, but a sister named Alisa appears instead in the anime.
Nozomi Tojo (東條 希 Tōjō Nozomi?)
Voiced by: Aina Kusuda[6]
Nozomi is the third-year student council vice-president, and the oldest of the group. She acts as the voice of reason to Eli, who was the first friend she made after spending her whole school life transferring from one place to another due to her parents work, choosing to live by herself in order to stay studying in Otonokizaka. She also acts as the spiritual leader of the group, and has an almost all-knowing vibe to her, acting when she knew things got too far and even naming the group based on events that were yet to happen. Although she is not from that region, Nozomi speaks in Kansai dialect. Her hobby is fortune-telling and she has the habit of groping the other girls when she finds them distracted or depressed in a form of "cheering them up".
Maki Nishikino (西木野 真姫 Nishikino Maki?)
Voiced by: Pile[7]
Maki is a first-year honor student expected to become a doctor and inherit her father's work in her parents' hospital despite being a talented singer and pianist, which leads her to refuse joining μ's at first. Maki is the main composer and vocal coach of the group. She later becomes the vice president of the Idol Research Club.
Hanayo Koizumi (小泉 花陽 Koizumi Hanayo?)
Voiced by: Yurika Kubo[8]
Hanayo is a first-year student interested in drawing and origami. She is referred to as Kayo, an alternate reading of the kanji in her name. Also, among the main cast, she is the best at handling children. Her catchphrase is, "Please help me, God," or a variation depending on the media. She is also a shy girl who dreamed about being an idol since she was little. She later becomes the president of the Idol Research Club.
Rin Hoshizora (星空 凛 Hoshizora Rin?)
Voiced by: Riho Iida[9]
Rin is an athletic first-year student skilled in hurdling, association football and basketball. Her closest friend is Hanayo, who is her childhood friend. Like Honoka, Rin has a cheerful personality but loses motivation easily and is a tomboy. She also has a habit of acting like a cat. She later becomes the leader of μ's.

Others[edit]

Production[edit]

Since the first issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine was published, the editors of the magazine have hosted reader participation games whose development is directly influenced by the people who read the magazine. The project was first announced in the July 2010 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, which revealed that the magazine would be collaborating with the anime studio Sunrise and the music label Lantis to co-produce the project.[10] The project officially began with the August 2010 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, which introduced the story, characters, and a more detailed explanation of the project. The original plan for the story was written by Sakurako Kimino, who also writes the short stories for Love Live! featured in Dengeki G's Magazine. Original character design and illustrations are provided by Yūhei Murota.

Starting in August 2010, online mobile phone popularity contests have periodically been held to rank the characters, which influences the positions of the idols in the anime music videos produced by Sunrise. For example, the idol who ranks first in a given contest will be in the center position in the front row in the music video that follows. Other polls are used to determine different aspects of the idols, such as hairstyles and costumes.[11] Starting with the November 2010 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, readers were polled to determine the name of the idols' group. After the editors narrowed it down to the five most popular names, readers were polled for a final time, ultimately choosing the name μ's. A similar polling system was used to determine the names of the three mini units Printemps, BiBi, and Lily White.

Media[edit]

Print media[edit]

A manga adaptation titled Love Live!, written by Sakurako Kimino and illustrated by Arumi Tokita, began serialization in the January 2012 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine. The manga ended serialization in the magazine's May 2014 issue and was transferred to Dengeki G's Comic starting with the June 2014 issue.[12] The first tankōbon volume was released on September 27, 2012,[13] and three volumes have been released as of May 27, 2014.[14] A second manga titled Love Live! School Idol Diary, written by Kimino and illustrated by Masaru Oda, began serialization in the June 2014 issue of Dengeki G's Comic.[12] The first volume of School Idol Diary will be released on September 26, 2014.[15]

A light novel series titled Love Live! School Idol Diary is written by Kimino and contains illustrations by Yūhei Murota, Natsu Otono and Akame Kiyose. ASCII Media Works published 10 volumes between May 30, 2013 and August 29, 2014.[16] A fan book titled History of Love Live! will be released on September 10, 2014, which features the Love Live! articles published between the July 2010 and February 2013 issues of Dengeki G's Magazine.[17]

Anime[edit]

A 13-episode anime television series, produced by Sunrise and directed by Takahiko Kyōgoku, aired in Japan on Tokyo MX between January 6 and March 31, 2013 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[18] The opening theme is "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" (僕らは今のなかで?, lit. "We're Living in the Moment") and the ending theme is "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru" (きっと青春が聞こえる?, lit. "Surely Our Youth Can Be Heard"); both are performed by μ's (Emi Nitta, Aya Uchida, Suzuko Mimori, Yoshino Nanjō, Pile, Riho Iida, Aina Kusuda, Yurika Kubo and Sora Tokui). An original video animation episode was released on November 27, 2013.[19] A second season aired on Tokyo MX between April 6 and June 29, 2014, also airing on TV Aichi, Yomiuri TV, and BS11,[20] and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The opening theme is "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" (それは僕たちの奇跡?, lit. "That Is Our Miracle") and the ending theme is "Donna Toki mo Zutto" (どんなときもずっと?, lit. "Always No Matter What"); both are performed by μ's. Both anime series are licensed by NIS America for release in North America.[21][22] The first season was released on September 2, 2014 on BD.[23] An animated film has been greenlit for production.[24]

Video games[edit]

A free rhythm game, titled Love Live! School Idol Festival, was developed by KLab and released by Bushiroad for iOS devices in Japan on April 15, 2013.[25] A version for Android was also released. The game was localized into English and released worldwide on May 11, 2014 for both iOS and Android devices,[26] and will also receive localizations available in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.[27] A series of three rhythm-action video games developed by Dingo Inc.,[28] titled Love Live! School Idol Paradise, were released on August 28, 2014 for the PlayStation Vita.[29] The three games were released as Vol. 1 Printemps, Vol.2 BiBi and Vol.3 Lily White. These games sold 88,169 physical retail copies altogether within the first week of release in Japan.[30]

Music[edit]

Aside from individual and duet singles, the nine idols of μ's are divided into three mini units with their own singles themselves: Printemps (Honoka, Kotori, and Hanayo), BiBi (Eli, Maki, and Nico), and Lily White (Umi, Rin, and Nozomi). Each of μ's' singles was released with an anime music video.[31]

Singles
TitleArtist(s)Release datePeak Oricon
chart positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Notes
"Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life" (僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE Our Live, Life with You?)μ'sAugust 25, 2010167[32]μ's' first single
"Snow Halation"μ'sDecember 22, 201074[33]μ's' second single
"Love Marginal"PrintempsMay 25, 201185[34]Printemps' first single
"Diamond Princess no Yūutsu" (ダイヤモンドプリンセスの憂鬱 The Melancholy of the Diamond Princess?)BiBiJune 22, 201179[35]BiBi's first single
"Shiranai Love*Oshiete Love" (知らないLove*教えてLove Unknowing Love*Teaching Love?)Lily WhiteJuly 27, 201181[36]Lily White's first single
"Natsuiro Egao de 1, 2, Jump!" (夏色えがおで1,2,Jump! Summer-colored Smile 1, 2, Jump!?)μ'sAugust 24, 201162[37]μ's' third single
"Mogyutto 'love' de Sekkenchū!" (もぎゅっと"love"で接近中! A Tight Love is Approaching!?)μ'sFebruary 15, 201231[38]μ's' fourth single
"Mermaid Festa Vol. 2 (Passionate)"Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta) and Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida)April 25, 201257[39]Duo single
"Otome Shiki Ren'ai Juku" (乙女式れんあい塾 Maiden's Love Formula Lesson?)Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui) and Nozomi Tojo (Aina Kusuda)May 23, 201264[40]Duo single
"Kokuhaku Biyori, desu!" (告白日和、です! A Good Day for a Confession!?)Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida) and Hanayo Koizumi (Yurika Kubo)June 27, 201243[41]Duo single
"Soldier Game"Maki Nishikino (Pile), Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori) and Eli Ayase (Yoshino Nanjō)July 25, 201238[42]Trio single
"Wonderful Rush"μ'sSeptember 5, 201230[43]μ's' fifth single
"Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" (僕らは今のなかで We are Living in the Moment?)μ'sJanuary 23, 201312[44]Opening theme of the anime (season 1)
"Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru" (きっと青春が聞こえる Youth Will Surely Be Heard?)μ'sFebruary 6, 20138[45]Ending theme of the anime (season 1)
"Susume→Tomorrow" (ススメ→トゥモロウ?) / "Start:Dash!!"Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta), Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida) and Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori)February 20, 201311[46]Insert songs from the anime (season 1)
"Korekara no Someday" (これからのSomeday Someday in the Future?) / "Wonder Zone"Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta), Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida), Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori), Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida), Maki Nishikino (Pile), Hanayo Koizumi (Yurika Kubo) and Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui) / μ'sMarch 6, 20137[47]
"No Brand Girls / Start:Dash!!"μ'sApril 3, 20135[48]
"Binetsu kara Mystery" (微熱からMystery Mystery from Slight Fever?)Lily WhiteJune 26, 20134[49]Lily White's second single
"Cutie Panther"BiBiJuly 24, 20138[50]BiBi's second single
"Pure Girls Project"PrintempsAugust 21, 201310[51]Printemps' second single
"Music S.T.A.R.T!!"μ'sNovember 27, 20135[52]μ's' sixth single
"Takaramonozu" (タカラモノズ?) / "Paradise Live"μ'sJanuary 29, 20144[53]JP: Gold[54]Special single to celebrate 1 million downloads of Love Live! School Idol Festival in Japan
"Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki" (それは僕たちの奇跡 That's Our Miracle?)µ'sApril 23, 20143[55]JP: Gold[56]Opening theme of the anime (season 2)
"Donna Toki mo Zutto" (どんなときもずっと Always No Matter What?)μ'sMay 8, 20142[57]Ending theme of the anime (season 2)
"Yume no Tobira" (ユメノトビラ The Door of Dreams?)µ'sMay 28, 20143[58]Insert songs from the anime (season 2)
"Love wing bell / Dancing stars on me!"Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida), Maki Nishikino (Pile), Hanayo Koizumi (Yurika Kubo), Eli Ayase (Yoshino Nanjō), Nozomi Tojo (Aina Kusuda) and Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui) / μ'sJune 11, 20143[59]
"KiRa-KiRa Sensation! / Happy maker!"µ'sJuly 9, 20143[60]
"Shangri-La Shower"μ'sOctober 1, 2014[61]Love Live! School Idol Paradise exclusive song
PrintempsOctober 29, 2014[62]Printemps' third single
Lily WhiteNovember 26, 2014[63]Lily White's third single
BiBiDecember 24, 2014[64]BiBi's third single
μ's original song CDs
BD volumeTitleArtistRelease date
Season 1
1"Yume Naki Yume wa Yume Janai" (夢なき夢は夢じゃない A Dream Without a Dream is Not a Dream?)Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta)March 22, 2013
2"Anemone Heart"Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida) and Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori)April 24, 2013
3"Nawatobi!" (なわとび! Jumping Rope?)Hanayo Koizumi (Yurika Kubo)May 28, 2013
4"Beat in Angel"Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida) and Maki Nishikino (Pile)June 21, 2013
5"Niko Puri♡Joshi Dō" (にこぷり♡女子道?)Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui)July 26, 2013
6"Garasu no Hanazono" (硝子の花園 Garden of Glass?)Eli Ayase (Yoshino Nanjō) and Nozomi Tojo (Aina Kusuda)August 28, 2013
7"Loneliest Baby"µ'sSeptember 25, 2013
Season 2
1"Shiawase Iki no Smiling!" (シアワセ行きのSMILING! The Smiling Towards Happiness!?)Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta)June 20, 2014
2"Zurui yo Magnetic today" (ずるいよMagnetic today?)Maki Nishikino (Pile) and Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui)July 25, 2014
3"Kururin Miracle" (くるりんMIRACLE?)Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida)August 27, 2014
4"Storm in Lover"Eli Ayase (Yoshino Nanjō) and Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori)September 24, 2014
Albums
TitleArtistRelease datePeak Oricon
chart positions
Certifications
Umiiro Shōjo ni Miserarete (海色少女に魅せられて The Enchanted Ocean-colored Maiden?)Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori)November 23, 201197[65]
Kotori Lovin' you (ことりLovin' you?)Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida)December 14, 2011109[66]
Honnori Honokairo! (ほんのり穂乃果色! Faint Honoka Color?)Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta)January 25, 201290[67]
μ's Best Album Best Live! Collectionμ'sJanuary 9, 201312[68]JP: Gold[69]
Notes of School Idol Daysμ's, A-Rise, Yoshiaki FujisawaApril 10, 201310[70]
Orange Cheers!Honoka Kōsaka (Emi Nitta)April 2, 201444[71]
Ice Blue no Shunkan (アイス・ブルーの瞬間?)Eli Ayase (Yoshino Nanjō)April 2, 201428[72]
Junpaku Romance (純白ロマンス?)Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida)April 2, 201437[73]
Ao no Shinwa (蒼の神話?)Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori)April 2, 201441[74]
Ring a yellow bellRin Hoshizora (Riho Iida)April 2, 201453[75]
Scarlet PrincessMaki Nishikino (Pile)April 2, 201431[76]
Violet Moon (バイオレットムーン?)Nozomi Tojo (Aina Kusuda)April 2, 201459[77]
Wakakusa no Season (若草のSeason?)Hanayo Koizumi (Yurika Kubo)April 2, 201452[78]
Momoiro Egao (ももいろ♡えがお?)Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui)April 2, 201447[79]
Solo Live! collection Memorial Box IIμ'sApril 2, 20148[80]
Notes of School Idol Days: Gloryμ's, A-Rise, Yoshiaki FujisawaAugust 27, 20147[81]
Video albums
TitleArtistRelease dateFormatPeak Oricon
chart positions
μ's First Love Live!μ'sNovember 21, 2012BD/DVD206 (DVD)[82]
μ's 3rd Anniversary LoveLive!December 25, 201349 (DVD)[83]
3 (BD)
μ's→Next LoveLive! 2014: Endless ParadeJuly 23, 20147 (DVD)[84]
Radio CDs
TitleArtistRelease datePeak Oricon
chart positions
Love Live Radio Kagai Katsudō: Nicorinpana Theme Song DJCD (ラブライ部 ラジオ課外活動にこりんぱな テーマソングDJCD?)Nico Yazawa (Sora Tokui), Rin Hoshizora (Riho Iida) and Hanayo Koizumi (Yurika Kubo)October 17, 201273[85]

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