Japanese: ラブライブ! School idol project
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.661 (scored by 12389 users)
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SynopsisOtonokizaka 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)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Love Live! School Idol Project, Love Live! School Idol Diary
Side story: Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life, Snow Halation, Natsuiro 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
Characters & Voice Actors
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 actually does pay off, that if you try your hardest, you will eventually arrive to your destination point.
There are a lot of things I liked about this anime, but the thing I liked most was probably the art. Yes, I'm a very picky person when it comes to art, and this anime reached my expectations when it came to the art. All the characters were nicely designed and all of the 9 girls are cute. In other words, the art was what some people call it, flawless.
The only thing I disliked about this anime was the fact that they were taking too long to prepare for the live shows and stuff like that. The producers should have shown the girls in action more (I don't literally mean in action, I meant that they should probably have shown more of their songs).
In terms of characters, all of them are easily likable, none of them are really that bland. There are 3 main characters in this anime, Honoka, who is seriously hyper and energetic, Umi who is very shy and was reluctant to become a school idol at first, and Kotori who is a very calm, and a little shy.
We have these 3 main characters make an school idol group in order to save the school from closing (because they aren't reaching the applicant quota). They name this school idol group 'Muse' (sorry I don't want to look all over the internet just for a greek character). Eventually they reach 9 members by around episode 6-9, forgot. That's basically it for the story since I don't want to spoil a lot.
The sound is the second thing I enjoyed a lot in this anime. The opening was just straight up amazing, I almost watched it every episode. I don't usually watch endings because they're usually dull and boring, but I really loved the ending song this time, I ended up watching it every episode. The insert songs were amazing too, I ended up downloading that 'Dash' song too (it was that good :>).
I could probably say that I felt embarrassed inside while watching the first few episodes due to this being my first idol anime, but eventually I got used to the feeling and I opened myself up to this anime. All in all I could say that I enjoyed this anime a lot for my first idol anime, and I would suggest this to anyone who is looking for an idol anime.
Thanks for reading :>
- Peten00b read more
A review about a GREAT anime. Recommend reading the whole review.
When I first heard about Love Live! School Idol Project, the name got me going. Is it a romance anime or a idol anime (maybe even both). Turns out it's just a idol anime.
I got into the anime very quickly after the first two episodes. They were what kept me watching, they were definitely not boring and didn't lack of many attributes that keep the audience from getting bored. Mainly the anime's structure was definitely strong in an interesting way. Love live didn't have an amazing story line as it fell off near the middle of the anime drastically and went nowhere but somethings kept me from watching it. The idol group (Muse) kept pursuing their dreams and becoming better while recruiting more members to their group. Muse's goal is to become popular, famous and successful, and hopefully one day surpass Arise (idol group) in the ranking ladder. Just that thought in mind was really exiting and i couldn't wait to watch every other episode.
The art is not so unique that you can recognize too easily from other anime's. What makes an anime's art work good is when it's original. I just feel like this art-style is being overused. Doesn't go too much into details.
Sound is the strongest part of this anime. Stunning! Obviously, it's an idol anime. But this takes a step further from other idol. When the characters sing, it's so good it gives me the goose bumps! The reason i gave it a 9 was sometimes, the characters sound a little over-exaggerated and doesn't fit all too well with a certain character, but rarely. I really have not much to say other than "great!".
The characters are very unique from each other. Giving the anime a lot more space of room to toy with because there are 9 different characters! The main important characters are Honoka, Kotori, and Umi.
The rest are more of a side character but are each a big contribution to the idol group and the series with each character being important in an episode.
Enjoyable in two different aspects, comedy and singing. Love live gives me a smile in my face when i'm watching because in each episode there is something funny and not all anime's have that. The Singing is a big factor when reviewing this anime because it is an idol based anime. Each music is great, and they really mean a lot when singing.
Didn't read because it was too long?
Had a good start but fell off in the middle of the series. Didn't have a good an original goal.
Was good but wasn't original. It was good when it transitioned into 3d models when performing concerts but didn't have too much shading, effects...etc.
Obviously an idol anime would put itself in a good position when graded with sound. Really good and i can't get enough of their sound tracks!
Each character part-took a good role in each episode leaving no characters mysterious and successfully gave each characters a good personality. Lacked of giving character with more time.
Love live gave one more thing just than an idol singing. Comedy. Each end of an episode would leave me with a good smile and wanting to watch more. read more
Music-centric anime with extremely similar main characters.
Do you like "cute high school girls" performing on stage?
If your answer is yes, then it's time to rock your seats.
Both featured the starting of girls music group in all-girls school in SoL setting
These shows have a similar appeal, in the sense that they are both about a group of girls striving to become something big in a musical setting.
I found myself getting sucked into both of these shows because I wanted to see the characters develop their musical prowess from almost nothing, into something amazing, such as what is showcased in full glory in both shows' OP and ED sequences.
Both series also have an extensive discography outside the anime, allowing for even greater immersion into their respective universes.
Both series are set in an all girls school. The girls all work together to form a band or a group. Pretty much both anime are music related and have plenty of moe to go around.
Both These animes are about high school girls having fun with friends and music, though while in K-On! its more about friends being laid back and playing instruments, Love! Live! is about friends who decide to become school idols to attract students to their school so it doesn't get shut down and making friends along the way. Both cute and Moe.
Mio and Umi both have stage fright but Mio get's frightened by everything
Both Mio and Umi have more mature singing voices while Yui and Honoka (Main characters) have cuter voices.
Something's getting disbanded (School in Love Live and Light Music Club in K-On)
Cute girls doing cute things (more obvious in K-On)
All girls school.
Both series have moe high school characters who want to accomplish something great and have fun while doing so. In K-On!, girls want to form a band and save their club from closing. It's very similar to Love Live! where girls want to save their whole school from closing by forming a Idol group.
Both anime have a lot of moe :D and this heartwarming feeling you get while watching both of them. There is also a lot of singing and dancing :). If you liked one of the anime mentioned above, and you were smiling while watching it, I bet you will love the other one :)
✰ same genre anime : music, friendship, slice of life, also comedy
✰ really touching stories
✰ there's something to learn about in this anime
Enjoy music, with some funny cute moments? The story takes place on a school which the main characters goal is preventing things to not shut down. In order to do this, they recruit members, practice, and give it all out at the final performance to attract audiences.
The difference is that K-On is a band and don't want their club to shut down, while Love Live is Idol singing preventing there school from closing.
They both have to do with music (clubs) and the characters are similar.
They're actually remarkably similar, both animes centered around music, school, and friendship among girls.
The difference is K-On! is about a school music club and Love Live! is about girls trying to become school idols to gain popularity and keep their school from closing. But, they're both up-beat, fun animes centering around school, friendship, and music, with nice soundtracks and cute characters.
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.
Going into detail about these two series (and AKB0048 Next Stage) would seem to be given how similar they are. First off, both series are idol groups. AKB0048 is the developed group with LL is showing how the group μ's is starting to form from the ground up.
Both AKB0048 and μ's have groups against. For μ's it's the student government while AKB0048 has planetary governments. Of course in the end we all know both will triumph.
Enjoy the series. Neither will classics, but they are fun to watch.
Both have CGI scenes for dances, other than turning ordinary girls into idols.
Both animes are about a group of girls trying to take the stage to become top idols.
Both series features a cast of characters who wish to make a name in the music industry. As such, there are songs sung by the characters in every episode.
In both series, there is comedy, drama, and competition as the girls compete against other singers.
They are both music anime's about ambitions of becoming great singers and dancers. The settings are a little different but the music genre is the same, and both use CG during their music performances.
Both Anime telling about an All Girls-Group Band
Both series got School Idols & Friendship Building!
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 Aya Uchida (ep 9)more
#7: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Emi Nitta (ep 12)
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