Love Live! School Idol Project

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Japanese: ラブライブ! School idol project
English: Love Live! School Idol Project
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Other
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 226480226,480 users)
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Ranked: #22272
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Popularity: #504
Members: 447,733
Favorites: 8,095

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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 Eri 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


Kyougoku, Takahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 1)
2: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Honoka Kousaka, Kotori Minami, Umi Sonoda (Suzuko Mimori, Emi Nitta, Aya Uchida) (eps 2)
3: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by μ's (eps 3, 8, 10-11, 13)
4: "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)  (eps 4)
5: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Niko Yazawa (Sora Tokui) (eps 5)
6: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Honoka Kousaka, Kotori Minami, Umi Sonoda, Rin Hoshizora, Maki Nishikino, Hanayo Koizumi, Niko Yazawa (Suzuko Mimori, Emi Nitta, Aya Uchida)  (eps 6)
7: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Eri Ayase, Nozomi Toujou (Nanjo Yoshino, Aina Kusuda)  (eps 7)
8: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Kotori Minami (Aya Uchida)  (eps 9)
9: "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru (きっと青春が聞こえる)" by Honoka Kousaka (Emi Nitta) (eps 12)


Jan 29, 2024
I really wish MAL had a .5 rating, I am very torn between 9 and 10 for this show, especially the last few episodes really made me lean towards a 10. This show is great from the beginning and only sets itself up for an amazing ending that is such a rollercoaster and had me hooked the entire time I watched it, the cast is great with each character all having their unique characteristics and the music is really good, like REALLY good. Really excited to go into season 2 after the peak that is eps 11,12 and 13. Easy recommend if you enjoy good ...
Dec 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I am speaking for the entirety of the School Idol Project

I was honestly expecting an intense competition between school idols before I watch the show. It did have one but its safe to say that it wasn't the main point of the show. The music wasn't bad in fact I really love some of them especially "A song for you! you? you!!" and "Snow Halation". But the way it was presented it almost feel like they focused more in the dance which makes sense since they're idols, pretty standard for an idol.

Their performance is good its replicatable in real life but it always felt lacking ...
May 23, 2023
Love Live and its sequels are a true treasure in the world of anime. From the moment I saw the vibrant and colorful animation, the originality of the art and character design, I knew I was about to embark on an exciting adventure. The incredibly well-produced music should win awards if it weren't for the rest of the music world not wanting to be overshadowed by it. It combines with the energetic performances of the girls, creating an atmosphere full of joy and positive energy. The animation feels fluid and uses meticulous traditional animation; there is never any cost-cutting with 3D or simplified or undrawn ...

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