Love Live! The School Idol Movie

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gekijouban Love Live!, Love Live! School Idol Project Movie
Japanese: ラブライブ!The School Idol Movie
English: Love Live! The School Idol Movie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 13, 2015
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 7490574,905 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1720
Members: 131,419
Favorites: 1,205

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Synopsis

Hot on the heels of the third year students' graduation, μ's is invited to New York in hopes of spreading the joy of school idols to other parts of the world. Due to the events of the recent Love Live!, μ's has reached eminent stardom which results in crowds swarming them whenever they appear in public. With the increased attention, however, comes a difficult choice.

Having yet to publicly announce the decision they came to regarding their future, the young members of μ's are pushed to continue performing by rival group A-RISE, Otonokizaka High School, and even Love Live! itself. As leader, Honoka Kousaka is left wondering if the path they have chosen is truly for the best, as μ's must re-evaluate their choices and come to a final decision on what they want for the future.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie depicts the final chapter in μ's story as the girls explore just what being an idol means to them as well as the bond that connects the nine of them together.

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Background

Love Live! The School Idol Movie ended its 202-day theatrical run in Japan on December 31, 2015. During that time, it earned 2.86 billion yen in the Japanese box office. The movie was nominated for the Animation of the Year award at the 39th Japan Academy Prize. It won the Animation of the Year award in the Film category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2016.

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Miyake, Kazuo
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Reviews

Jan 16, 2016
Having put Love Live's final adventure off for weeks after weeks, afraid of meeting the end of the series, now, after finally gathering the courage to watch it, I am left with the thought that Love Live may be the best idol series created.

It's surprising how far the series has come over the past couple years. I'm not sure most people thought much about it when the first season aired, other than that it was your typical idol show with some cute girls and some cool tunes. But after the airing of the excellent second season, and now with the movie finally cementing what it ...
Dec 22, 2015
Mixed Feelings
When I started to watch Love Live!, I was extremely skeptical of how the plot would play out. I'm not really into the whole idol culture but I wanted to keep my mind open and give Love Live! a shot. And boy am I glad I did. Now I can at least appreciate what idols have to undergo.

The movie, which builds off plot-wise immediately after the second season, uses the same kind of group dynamic that was present in the second season. Although this form of group dynamic doesn't change much from the second season (or ever, lol) you could almost feel the charisma beaming ...
Jan 14, 2017
Love Live took off great with the brilliant 1st season, started to stumble with the 2nd, and lands in a real belly flop in this movie. I'm really quite sad to see it end this way.

What got me hooked from the start of the 1st season was the CG song/dance performances, and this movie lacks most of that. There are some CG left in the movie that looks cool but mostly it is just "regular" animation. The graphics are good, don't get me wrong, but I really liked that kind of 3D choreography with vividly moving camera angles that the first season brought.

Sadly I didn't ...

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