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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
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.721 (scored by 60,778 users)
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Ranked: #9962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #356
Members: 120,248
Favorites: 3,161
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Episodes: /13


Otonokizaka High School is in a crisis! With the number of enrolling students dropping lower and lower every year, the school is set to shut down after its current first years graduate. However, second year Honoka Kousaka refuses to let it go without a fight. Searching for a solution, she comes across popular school idol group A-RISE and sets out to create a school idol group of her own. With the help of her childhood friends Umi Sonoda and Kotori Minami, Honoka forms μ's (pronounced "muse") to boost awareness and popularity of her school.

Unfortunately, it's all easier said than done. Student council president Eli Ayase vehemently opposes the establishment of a school idol group and will do anything in her power to prevent its creation. Moreover, Honoka and her friends have trouble attracting any additional members. But the Love Live, a competition to determine the best and most beloved school idol groups in Japan, can help them gain the attention they desperately need. With the contest fast approaching, Honoka must act quickly and diligently to try and bring together a school idol group and win the Love Live in order to save Otonokizaka High School.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Love Live! School Idol Project is a part of the "Love Live!" multimedia franchise, co-developed with Dengeki G's Magazine. In 2015, idol group μ's was Japan's eighth best-selling musical act, selling over eight hundred thousand CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays.

The series also released a mobile rhythm game titled Love Live! School Idol Festival for iOS and Android, developed by KLab, which was released in 2013 for Japan and in 2014 for English users. As of March 22, 2016, the game has surpassed 25 million users worldwide.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Kyogoku, Takahiko
Kyogoku, Takahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Furuta, Takeshi
Furuta, Takeshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sakai, Kazuo
Sakai, Kazuo
Episode Director, Storyboard

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

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)

More reviewsReviews

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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May 22, 2014
Trashy Pandas Love Live! School Idol Project Review May 22, 2014


“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 26, 2013
"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.

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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Mar 31, 2013
So, you want to become a superstar?

It's not easy. In fact, it takes more than just skill. It takes the will, determination, support, technique, integrity, and a little bit of luck to reach success. In fact, reaching that point of success is especially hard when there's competition. Among other things, being an idol also means to shine and make yourself a name in the industry. You have to embrace what you do and no matter what, always aim for success.

At least, that's what the girls at Otonokizaka High School wishes to do...

Alright, this series known as Love Live! School Idol Project is actually read more
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