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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: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Other
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 146732146,732 users)
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Ranked: #16012
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Popularity: #335
Members: 292,004
Favorites: 7,310


Do you like "cute high school girls" performing on stage? If your answer is yes, then it's time to rock your seats. 
report Recommended by xForgettable
Both stories deal with a group of up-and-coming idols. 
report Recommended by Yepa
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. 
report Recommended by Em_Leingod
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. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
Both are about girls trying to become idols. Both also have similar animation during the dance scenes. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
It's about some students that work hard to achieve their goal and also protect their beloved school. 
report Recommended by RKO48
Ambitious groups of idols who start from nothing and then strive for the top. Both contain a mix of comedic and dramatic moments, as well as a cast of likable characters (for the most part). Key difference is that WUG tries to show a more realistic portrayal of the idol business, while Love Live doesn't. 
report Recommended by CrimsonLad
A group of female high schoolers are formed together to create music out to the world. Each character have their own distinct trait; the MC are similar as well - in how enthusiastic they both could be and how they were inspired by another idol group which made them form their very own. Artwork are very similar for both anime too. 
report Recommended by derdimend14
Both Love Live and Free! explore the assembling of a club that does not exist in the school. One for the sake of the school to not disband, and the other just for the sake of competition. Both strive towards a common goal (winning Love Live/swimming tournament) and explore the friendships between the characters in their journey to achieve their club goal.  
report Recommended by alysael
-Both involve music even if for different reasons -Main characters are all females -They are all slice of life genres Enjoy them! 
report Recommended by Arkenh
Both series are about Idols who trying to become best by their own way. The only difference is Zombieland Saga is more serious and horror-centric storyline while Love Live are more cheerful and has lighthearted storyline.  
report Recommended by Blade-Fang-Kaori
Main characters are all girls. The schools face the problem of shutting down unless main characters do something for their school. In Love Live, girls are trying to prevent the school from shutting down through their performance as school idols. In Girls und Panzer, girls are trying to save their school by operating tanks and win the tournament. Two settings with two different approaches both trying to conquer the same goal. Love Live is great for those who likes music, and Girls und Panzer is great for those who likes action packed machinery fighting.  
report Recommended by Aristya
Both are talking about school idols. Main characters struggle to find new members. In Love Live, the group's goal is to save their school, while in Re Stage they aim to win the Prism Stage competition. 
report Recommended by Devil_sorrow
Both series deal about music and idols. It is more about the music or something to reach someone, to be famous. 
report Recommended by HotaruKiryu
High school girls rally together against many odds to save their school. 
report Recommended by Splitter
Like in Love Live, the characters Starmyu/High School Star Musical show their bonds and their friendship through the music they make. It's an emotional journey as the group takle the problems that they face through their journey which are similar to Muse 
report Recommended by OtakuLove1
both are about a group of teenagers who make an idol group together singing dancing friendship development but no love interest in love live 
report Recommended by ShinXI
About girls fulfilling their dreams of becoming idols and works very hard to do so 
report Recommended by cutiehoney
Both series focus on high school girls achieving their dreams and goals, though Love Live is more about idols while Euphonium is more about school bands. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
If you are a fan of "girls only" (Not Yuri), I recommend watching this anime because the story is fun and colorful. 
report Recommended by Reikonnu
-Both anime have similiar art style and character desgin -Both first girl also have similiar personality and help of thier childhood friends to create the club -Both anime consisting bunch of girls who want to create a club or associate but getting rejected over and over by their student council leader at first 
report Recommended by Crocospect22
The stories follow an orange haired female who upon seeing idols on TV, they are instantly entranced and amazed. However, in Love Live, she starts an idol group in which she scouts or recruits more members through the series, while in Ongaku Shoujo, the idol group has already been formed. Instead she is part of the staff management. In both, there is also a female character who does not approve of the orange haired girl creating/helping the idol group. All of the main characters in these two shows are females. The art style complements with the diversity of the how the characters look in a  read more 
report Recommended by Liliuku
Girls with no experience in entertainment come together to try and become popular idols for the welfare of their hometown. In Love Live, the girls bring attention to their local school, but in Locodol, it's their entire town that they're trying to bring attention to. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
Both have CGI scenes for dances, other than turning ordinary girls into idols. 
report Recommended by Bayonette
Both anime are focused on girls efforts to become idols. Personality of characters are very alike and also have plenty of moe. 
report Recommended by gigglingidiot
-Starts with mc finding new passion, making new club about it and finding members -Problems with finding members -Cheerleading and being an idol is alike (dancing, idols making people smile, cheerleaders cheer people) -Both are CGDCT ("Cute Girls Doing Cute Things") in school -Similar characters (Kohane/Honoka, Hizume/Eri, Uki/Umi, Kotetsu/Hanayo, Kana/Nico)  
report Recommended by Pikagoda
Both are about idols and are music-related. 
report Recommended by Kureome
Those who saw love live (only to those who saw love live) I recommend seeing little witch academy since both are animates where he talks about the ambition and emotion that is to follow the dreams with a cast of adorable characters that if you liked those of love live you will like more those of little witch academy, both play the same theme with different methods and styles but with content with similarities to each other. 
report Recommended by Kalacs
Misaki (Sakurasou) and Honoka (Love Live) are really similar characters. The two shows are really funny but Sakursou is about romance while Love Live is not. The two shows focus on how you can achieve your goals by working hard and on friendship. 
report Recommended by abo9
Both Love Live! and Show By Rock!! focus on the development of a girl band/idol group. They both also involve similar stories of bonding between the characters (training camp, practice sessions etc.). Plasmagica and µ's have a very similar style of music. 
report Recommended by KuraikoDesu
LOVE LIVE has been one of my favorite anime since i joined the otaku world. it's fun and entertaining especially their performance and songs. you can also find similarities with this anime but aikatsu stars is a bit different with LOVE LIVE since the idols work individually in aikatsu. 
report Recommended by mikeykusuma
Cute girls working together towards a goal 
report Recommended by Covaxe
-Both are super popular in Japan and if we consider One Piece as king of shounen shows, Love Live is king of idol shows -Both contain groups that grow over time and finally reach 9 members -Both contain drama -Luffy and Honoka have similar personalities -Love Live has many shounen elements (like trying hard and not giving up for your goal, power of friendship among members, etc.) and obviously One Piece has shounen elements too 
report Recommended by mhkr
- anime about idol groups (in LL they are female, in TsukiPro they are male) - they are working on songs for an upcoming idol event and try to solve the problems at the song writing and idea finding 
report Recommended by karakatsu
Both shows have idols, famous ones (of a lesser focus) and ones seeking fame (of a greater focus). Also Aina Kusuda and Aya Uchida voice characters! 
report Recommended by NodokaLaMei
both animes are about idols both animes are about friendship & trusting each other there are a lot of similar fan services in both of the animes the only differences are that: love live is about school idols, B-project is about mature and celebrity idols lovve live features 13-16 y/o girls , B- Project features 16-20 ish y/o mature boys 
report Recommended by ChillWeeb
both have an all girl cast and are both about saving their school from shutting down. 
report Recommended by reed
If you're a person who likes cute things, simple joy, and light humor, then you will enjoy Megane na Kanojo. However, the basic stories are lacking in amazement or inspiration from the characters. In Love Live!, there are qualities about the characters that are admirable, yet very common. Females are portrayed with honesty, and the show has much more humorous scenes surrounding this large group of friends. 
report Recommended by jamontoast
Both are about a group of girls who have to become popular.  
report Recommended by Digikawaii
School girls form a performance group to try and save something: in Love Live, it's their school; in Cheer Fruits, it's a local hall. Most of the story is about getting better and coming together as a unit. 
report Recommended by kasarn
Both are about high school groups forming a band of some sort. The prequel White Album is also about idols as well. They both show how the groups grow. 
report Recommended by DEATHvPENALTY
the core theme of these two anime is "aim high" "Never give up without trying" and "dream about the future". In both. Initially, the main characters are ordinary nobodies, then, they are faced with a figurative "wall" that they must overcome(yielding ends the story then and there). After successfully jumping over this hurdle, they become well known and successful and then they discovered that now that they are successful, they are now faced with a task/goal far bigger than what they ever imagined(at this point, the progression is now different, but Love Live 2 fixes that). theme wise, there is this pushy character who gets all his/her  read more 
report Recommended by Kyrdua
Plucky amateurs struggle to become famous idols so they can bring joy to everyone in fun character-focused dramedies. Much more focus is placed on the idols themselves and their relationships with each other than providing any kind of realistic look at the industry. 
report Recommended by Keirik
Both idol groups looking to succeed within the industry.  
report Recommended by alysael
Both are lovely series about girl who wants to achieve something in her life and she try really hard to make that dream come true. Hanasaku both as Love Live got funny and touching moments. 
report Recommended by Misiakk
-A character that has an idea to forms a group to sing and preform -They both wear costumes when preforming -Both include mostly girl characters  
report Recommended by lollyyo3
Well, idol world~ It's all about girls? Girls that are still in school. Good Friendship and nice songs and EXCITEMENT!! 
report Recommended by Wynise
Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 is a male idol while Love live is also an idol for female both for singing amd dancing concert 
report Recommended by TWCEnt
You like cute lesbians? I do, too. Both of these shows have a mainly female cast, are entertaining for slice-of-life animes, and a carry some girl-on-girl innuendo. Only difference is that Love Live! has some sort of a consistent plot and an end goal in mind, while Yuru Yuri is all over the place, with mini arcs here and there. 
report Recommended by Deyeaz
This recommendation is based on the first 3 episodes of Battle Girl High School. The stories are different, but these two animes share alot of similarities: Same overall tone and feeling Similiar character design The main characters are alot alike, cheerful and friendly Similiar characters overall Lots of upbeat pop music Really close relationships between the girls Mild yuri subtext Similiar outfits Large cast of girls striving for a goal together Colorful The importance of team work 
report Recommended by Aurakin
Both have a girl who is determined to get what she wants in life. Both also have to do with the entertainment business as well. 
report Recommended by sapphire_otaku08
Both of these series start out with incomplete casts and over time develop rich casts full of colourful characters. In them the initial casts gather more members in order to dethrone a powerhouse. Although the characters you are first introduced to may not be as interesting or likable than you would hope, the rest of the cast will surely make up for it. These are both great stories and while they may deviate from their manga they are enjoyable and well worth your time. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus