Love Live! The School Idol Movie

What would you like to edit?

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
More titles


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


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

Available At


Ranked #751Popularity #1720Members 131,419
Add to My List
Episodes: /1


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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Miyake, Kazuo
Episode Director
Theme Song Composition


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Episode Videos


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 ...

Interest Stacks

by Ssnowyy
50 Entries · 3 Restacks
37 Entries · 2 Restacks
23 Entries · 17 Restacks


Recent News

NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

To commemorate one hundred years of Japanese anime history, NHK has announced a list of 100 Best Anime on Wednesday at NHK BS Premium. The list is based on the more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for June Week 1: June 7 - 13 Anime Releases After War Gundam X Collection 1 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Movie more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Love Live! The School Idol Movie Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
Dodecahedron-O24 - Sep 7, 2015
210 repliesby _MushiRock11_ »»
May 12, 12:50 AM
What is wrong with them? (Spoiler)
Someone_OwO - Feb 17, 2023
6 repliesby Someone_OwO »»
Mar 8, 2023 9:53 PM
The way this movie ended gave me depression
Kuraya - Dec 31, 2018
3 repliesby rach1m4n »»
Oct 8, 2021 10:46 PM
[MOVIE SPOILERS] Who did Honoka actually meet?
maskedapple - Oct 4, 2015
49 repliesby Eira_99 »»
Sep 25, 2020 6:42 PM
I'm going to NYC, where are the real life locations? Help
PoLoBreak - Apr 6, 2018
2 repliesby PoLoBreak »»
May 9, 2018 8:13 AM

Right Stuf Anime Top 15 Best Sellers – June 2016

Right Stuf Anime Top 15 Best Sellers – June 2016

June marks the beginning of summer and to celebrate we are revealing Right Stuf’s Top 15 best-selling anime titles for the month. From hot new releases to anime classics, this list has a little bit of everything. Will your favorite titles make the Top 15?

by MAL_editing_team


The Guiding Hand of the Cards in Love Live! School Idol Project

The Guiding Hand of the Cards in Love Live! School Idol Project

The School Idol Project may be the one thing to stop the beloved Otonokizaka High School from closing - but is its success down to the guiding hand of Nozomi Toujou and the wisdom of her tarot cards?