Ranked #918

Love Live! School Idol Project

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.751 (scored by 48,567 users)
Ranked: #9182
Popularity: #391
Members: 97,650
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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)


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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Come True! Our Dreams!
Kanae! Watashitachi no Yume! (叶え!私たちの夢――)
Jan 6, 2013
2 Let's Start Being Idols!
Aidol wo Hajimeyo! (アイドルを始めよう!)
Jan 13, 2013
3 First Live
First Live (ファーストライブ)
Jan 20, 2013
4 MakiRinPana
MakiRinPana (まきりんぱな)
Jan 27, 2013
5 Nico Strikes
Niko Shuurai (にこ襲来)
Feb 3, 2013

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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11 hours ago
This is my first review, so please bear with me.

Story: 9/10
The story is easy to understand. School closing down due to a lack of applicants, and three girls decide to form a school idol group to gain popularity. They name this idol group "μ's" and eventually end up with nine members in total. I had no problems with pacing of the story - it wasn't too slow or fast - and found each episode very interesting, making me want to watch more.

Art: 8/10
The art is, in a word, flawless. The characters, although looking very different from one another, are all cute. In fact, I was read more
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Nov 19, 2015
It's good, real good.

I fell in love with Love Live!

Funny fact what dragged me into the Idol genre, was in when I saw the iDOLM@STER skins on Ace combat 6, Chihaya, Iori, and the Futami Twins looked very adorable...

That's how I watched my first Idol Anime-iDOLM@STER. Then I saw many people recommend this, Love Live! is truly amazing and re-establishes the importance of Idol genre in Anime. However, In my opinion I don't think it is better than iDOLM@STER...yes it has better art, but the depth and connection you had between the characters in iDOLM@STER was a bit more prominent than in Love Live! And read more
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Jun 17, 2013
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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Oct 9, 2015
"Love Live School Idol Project huh?", that's was I'm asking myself and I think maybe I will give a shot since the movie will be aired on GSC so why not. After finished watching first season, I question myself "why i did'nt watch this anime earlier?". This, my friend is one of the most amazing idol anime,of course there are many more idol anime such as AKB0048, Wake up Girls, Idolmaster and many more. But, LL gives me something that makes me want to jump and clapping after they finished their songs.

Love Live School Ido Project start with main character,Honoka who adore idol since it read more
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Anime: K-On!
Music-centric anime with extremely similar main characters. 
reportRecommended by BreezeElric
Anime: The iDOLM@STER
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: Wake Up, Girls!
Both anime are full of music and friendship! The music in both of them are very catchy, and get stuck in my head constantly. Even the lovable characters seem to have some resemblance to one another... Such as Yoppi & Umi and Hanayo & Airi. They folow around the plot of young idols trying to make it to stardom, but WUG is a bit more "life like" than Love Live, though. Both are excellent, and I highly recommend them. ^^ 
reportRecommended by Angelwing8

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