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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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
"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 was simple, and I didn't have any problems with the pacing. Throughout the show, they include showing what the characters need to endure to become idols which include stamina, vocal, and dance training. I thought that this was a nice toutch to include and helped with character development quite well
I liked the overall art style, which fit the mood of this series, it was bright and colorful. But the one thing that I didn't like was the CG's. Luckily, they were only used during the insert songs and in the opening. They didn't use CG's for the whole song either, it switched between several times, sometimes, the CG wasn't too noticeable, which is why I didn't mind it too much. The animation looked smooth and was very well executed. No complaints about animation. I loved the choreography during the songs, sometimes, I had to rewatch one of the performances twice. Once to focus on the song, and another to look at the choreography.
Being an idol anime, I guess I kinda expected good music. I am glad to say that I was not disappointed. All of the songs were catchy, memorable and fit the situation very well. Even the background music stood out to me (in a good way). It always fit with the events that happened and set the tone of whats gonna happen. The opening song was amazing, I never skipped it, not a single time. The ending song was the same, never wanted to skip it.
Each character had a very different personality and were all likeable in their own way. There weren't any characters that I hated. I found that I could summarize the personalities of the characters in just a few words, which isn't necessarily bad. The characters had a very human like mindset in my opinion, which enhanced the drama scenes in the show.
I really liked this anime and am glad that I gave it a go. I have never fully watched an idol anime before this one. When I was watching, I was completely immersed in the show. I never felt bored or wanted to skip over a scene during the show. The music was amazing, I cannot stress that enough. If you haven't watched this, I highly recommend that you give it a shot. 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'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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