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Love Live! School Idol Project

Love Live! School Idol Project

Alternative Titles

English: Love Live! School Idol Project
Japanese: ラブライブ! School idol project

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.771 (scored by 38430 users)
Ranked: #9042
Popularity: #429
Members: 78,318
Favorites: 1,693
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Synopsis

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!"

Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they're nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun...

"All we can ask for is just a tiny bit of support from you. We truly believe that with your help, we can change the world around us. We will make our dreams come true!"

(Source: NIS America)

Background

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Love Live! School Idol Project, Love Live! School Idol Diary
Side story: Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life, Snow Halation, Natsu-iro Egao de 1, 2, Jump!, Mo Gyutto Love de Sekkinchuu!, Wonderful Rush, Love Live! School Idol Project OVA, Music S.T.A.R.T!!
Sequel: Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season
Summary: Love Live! School Idol Project Recap

Characters & Voice Actors

Nishikino, Maki
Nishikino, Maki
Main
Pile
Japanese
Pile
Yazawa, Niko
Yazawa, Niko
Main
Tokui, Sora
Japanese
Tokui, Sora
Minami, Kotori
Minami, Kotori
Main
Uchida, Aya
Japanese
Uchida, Aya
Toujou, Nozomi
Toujou, Nozomi
Main
Kusuda, Aina
Japanese
Kusuda, Aina

Staff

Kyogoku, Takahiko
Kyogoku, Takahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Furuta, Takeshi
Furuta, Takeshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watada, Shinya
Watada, Shinya
Episode Director

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Episodes  13 / 13
Aired  Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Status  Finished Airing


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Jun 26, 2013 9:50 AM
Hamelin
"Love Live! School Idol Project", I have never fully watched any idol series before, so this one was my first, and I ended up enjoying it a lot. I've tried to watch IdolM@ster when it first aired, but I just couldn't get into it. I watched Love Live after it was finished airing. I honestly don't know why I decided to watch Love Live, but I'm so glad I did.

Story
There was a clear story, which was good. School is gonna get shut down if they don't get enough students, Honoka (main character) decides to become school idols to stop the school from closing. The story read more
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Jun 17, 2013 4:40 PM
Peten00b
When asked, a lot of people don't like idol anime or anything similar, or in other words, anime based on music and stuff. I'm one of these people. I don't usually watch idol anime, but I wanted to try this out because of the outstanding art that this anime offers.

At first I was really hesitant, even to the point where I removed it off my PTW list because I would feel embarrassed having watched something like this. Sure this anime might be targeted towards children rather than teens/adults, but it doesn't mean that teens/adults wouldn't enjoy this. This anime taught to me that hard work read more
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May 22, 2014 4:26 PM
TrashyPandas
Trashy Pandas Love Live! School Idol Project Review May 22, 2014

*THIS ONLY CONTAINS THE FIRST SEASON I WILL EVENTUALLY GET AROUND TO WRITING THE REVIEW FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES BUT SCHOOL IS TAKING UP ALL OF MY TIME*

“Datte kanosei kanjitanda. Sou da susume. Kokai shitaku nai me no mae ni bokura no michi ga aru.”
“I feel we have a chance. Yes let's push forward. I don't want to regret it later. Our future lies right ahead.” from the song Susume by Muse.
Hope. Desires. Goals. Perseverance. Friendship. Love. Music. The girls of the school idol group Muse share all of these wonderful things as they give read more
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Jun 18, 2014 6:59 PM
suikashoujo
I have to admit that when I first started watching this show, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. I decided to give it a try because I had recently gotten hooked on the mobile app, but I figured that it would be little more than a feelgood story about some friends getting together and singing some catchy songs. Nothing groundbreaking, and definitely nothing too serious. Which is probably why I was so impressed by what it ended up being.

Story: 10/10

What I appreciated the most about Love Live was that it didn't try to pretend that the girls would be able to get up right away read more
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Recommendations

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reportRecommended by BreezeElric
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Both stories deal with a group of up-and-coming idols. 
reportRecommended by Yepa
Anime: AKB0048
If you liked either, chances are you'll like the other. Love Live is more of a realistic take, while AKB0048 is like a really silly take on the same subject matter. AKB has idols fighting to save the universe, while Love Live is a lot more like K-On, but with more of a focus on the plot. 
reportRecommended by Em_Leingod
Anime: Hanayamata
A small group of girls trying to start a music-and-dance-related club in their school. They struggle to recruit members, and their goal is to participate in a competition. Cute girls doing cute things. 
reportRecommended by BreezeElric
Anime: Tari Tari
It's about some students that work hard to achieve their goal and also protect their beloved school. 
reportRecommended by RKO48
Anime: K-On!!
They are both about some girls forming a school band, have some music, all kind of different girls and stuff.  
reportRecommended by Aru_

Opening Theme

"Bokura wa Ima no Naka de (僕らは今のなかで)" by μ's

Ending Theme

#1: "Susume→Tomorrow" (ススメ→トゥモロウ)" by µ's (ep 1)
#2: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by μ's (eps 2-3, 6, 8, 10)
#3: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Maki Nishikino, Hanayo Koizumi, Rin Hoshizora (Pile, Yurika Kubo, Riho Iida) (ep 4)
#4: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Niko Yazawa (Sora Tokui) (ep 5)
#5: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Eri Ayase, Nozomi Toujou (Nanjo Yoshino, Aina Kusuda) (ep 7)
#6: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida) (ep 9)
#7: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Honoka Kousaka (Emi Nitta) (ep 12)
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