Love Live! Sunshine!!

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English: Love Live! Sunshine!!
Synonyms: Love Live! School Idol Project: Sunshine!!
Japanese: ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!


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: MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 7486374,863 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1125
Members: 154,328
Favorites: 2,627

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakai, Kazuo
Director, Episode Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Andou, Ryou
Episode Director
Minamikawa, Tatsuma
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#1: "Aozora Jumping Heart (青空Jumping Heart)" by Aqours

Ending Theme

#01: "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) (ep 1)
#02: "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) (ep 2)
#03: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Aqours (ep 3)
#04: "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) (ep 4)
#05: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi) (ep 5)
#06: "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) (ep 6)
#07: "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) (ep 7)
#08: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by 1st & 2nd Years (ep 8 )
#09: "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) (ep 10)
#10: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (ep 11)
#11: "Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)" by Aqours (ep 12)

Sep 24, 2016
Kururi (All reviews)
Love Live Sunshine is the successor to the popular Love Live, which recently ended with a movie. This continuation to the series really got me excited, since love live is one those anime that I don’t get tired or re-watching (I probably re-watch it twice a year or so.) and also at some point I religiously played the mobile game every single day. But still, in the end, little by little I got disappointed of the show throughout the season. Spoilers ahead for those who haven't finish them yet.

The dialogue of the characters isn’t well thought out. It’s basically them spouting memes non-stop hoping that read more
Jan 4, 2017
Veronin (All reviews)
I had very mixed feelings when I heard Love Live would be starting again with a new cast of characters. Muse had finally gotten to the point where each member had earned their place, and while it made sense for their story to end, I always felt a desire for more. I wanted it to be the beginning rather than the ending.

Love Live Sunshine may not have been the beginning I wanted, but it is hardly a weak addition to the series. It does many of the things that made the original series so special, and more than justifies its own existence. I'm glad read more
Sep 25, 2016
imnoob92 (All reviews)
Last year, we were told that μ's had come to an end and a PV of the new LL! idol group was shown. Their name is Aqours. They are going to continue on the μ's legacy and (try to) become more successful than μ's. They are namely, Chika, Riko, You, Ruby, Yoshiko (or Yohane whichever preferred), Hanamaru, Dia, Mari and Kanan. I had indifferent opinions about them at first. I didn't delve too deep like how I did during the μ's era to be honest. None of them interested me because the brand new LL!Sunshine!! project was too rushed, where μ's was still around and read more
Sep 24, 2016
Avidreader123 (All reviews)
Love Live is back with another fresh cast of characters who, let's be real here, are all waifu-worthy judging by their looks alone. I myself was skeptical at first, incredibly worried this may be a case of "milking the cash cow". Thankfully, no. Sunshine has even surpassed the first season of the original Love Live in my eyes. Honestly, I'm quite surprised with the outcome.

Sunshine starts off with a story that sounds undeniably similar to that of the original. Let me clarify-- it's not an exact story copy. I'd say only the base, its starting point, is the same. We won't, for instance, see our read more

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