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 226611226,611 users)
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Ranked: #22392
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Popularity: #504
Members: 448,010
Favorites: 8,096

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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.

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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)


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 ...
Oct 27, 2017
Mixed Feelings
“You can’t fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights” - Bob Barker

If there’s any pop culture entity that can dispute Mr. Barker’s claim, it is the idol genre. Prizing style over substance, flair over functionality, and pizazz over practicality, titles within the idol genre have discovered success time after time by appealing to its fanbase more than anything else. Unfulfilled character arcs, glacial pacing, stale voice acting, and even gaping plot holes can all be negated by the lavish concerts and energetic score from your standard idol anime. That’s not to mention the miracles that a moe pop idol can conjure; there are ...
Sep 26, 2014
After watching "Wake up Girls" and listening to plenty of idolm@ster songs, I decided I had a weak spot for idol shows. I just finished watching NHK and as I usually like to do, switch off to something light before picking up another heavy show.
This being said I never had high expectations of Love Live and knew from the start that it was going to be mediocre and that I was just along to satisfier a cute craving. At first things looked good, with the show making me laugh at several points ...

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