Love Live! Sunshine!!

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Synonyms: Love Live! School Idol Project: Sunshine!!
Japanese: ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!
English: Love Live! Sunshine!!
German: Love Live Sunshine!!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Other
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 9160191,601 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1294
Members: 182,082
Favorites: 3,027

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Synopsis

Chika Takami, a self-proclaimed normal girl, has never been involved in any clubs and lacked any notable talents. However, after a visit to Tokyo, she discovers a stage where even an ordinary girl like her could shine—the world of school idols. Inspired by the former superstar school idol group μ's, Chika is determined to start her own school idol club in her seaside hometown at Uranohoshi Girl's High School. But even before gathering any students to join the group, the aspiring school idol finds her greatest obstacle to be student council president Dia Kurosawa who stands firmly against the creation of the club.

Just when it seems there is no hope, Chika meets Riko Sakurauchi, a transfer student from Otonokizaka High School, home of μ's. Somewhat shy but a talented piano player, Chika believes her to be a promising recruit, though convincing her to join is easier said than done. In spite of that, Chika chooses to charge forward and overcome the obstacles keeping her from forming a school idol group that shines as bright as the nine that came before her.

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Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Makimoto, Yuki
Producer
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Sakai, Kazuo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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1: "Aozora Jumping Heart (青空Jumping Heart)" by Aqours
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Ending Theme

1: "Kimeta yo Hand in Hand (決めたよHand in Hand)" by Chika Takami (Anju Inami), Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida) & You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (eps 1)
2: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Chika Takami (Anju Inami), Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida) & You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (eps 2)
3: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Aqours (eps 3)
4: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Hanamaru Kunikida (Kanako Takatsuki) & Ruby Kurosawa (Ai Furihata) (eps 4)
5: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi) (eps 5)
6: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Kanan Matsuura (Nanaka Suwa), Dia Kurosawa (Arisa Komiya) & Mari Ohara (Aina Suzuki) (eps 6)
7: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi), Hanamaru Kunikida (Kanako Takatsuki) & Ruby Kurosawa (Ai Furihata) (eps 7)
8: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by 1st & 2nd Years (eps 8)
9: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Chika Takami (Anju Inami) & Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida) (eps 10)
10: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (eps 11)
11: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Aqours (eps 12)




Reviews

Apr 18, 2023
Love Live Sunshine is an anime that has truly captured my heart and left me feeling happier than any other work I have ever experienced. The story follows a group of girls who come together to form a school idol group in order to save their beloved school from shutting down. Not only is the storyline incredibly heartwarming, but the music is absolutely wonderful.

The songs in Love Live Sunshine are truly a highlight of the show. Each one is beautifully composed and performed, and they perfectly capture the emotions of the characters and the themes of the show. From the upbeat and energetic "Aozora Jumping ...
May 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Basically just a slightly worse carbon copy of school idol project. Honestly not worth watching if you've seen school idol project, but as a stand-alone it isn't bad. It definitely made me realize I don't really want to watch any more shows in this universe, even though I liked school idol project a lot. The characters are extremely similar to School Idol project, and some of them even have the same one-note personality traits. If this one had a different premise or number of girls or personality of those said girls, I would have given this a higher score. In the end, however, its nothing ...
Oct 5, 2020
This was honestly one of the most painful anime -no, TV show experiences I've ever had. Sunshine to me is just a much lazier copy of the first series, except with more forced emotional scenes.
That's really my only problem with Sunshine: the story and the "drama". The animation? Great. The Characters? Pretty good. The music? Bangers. Sunshine had all the elements it needed to be great - but it wasted them.
There was so much unnecessary drama. From episode 3 or so, it felt like somebody cried/sobbed/teared up at least once per episode. The third-year subplot is the worst offender here. All they did was ...

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