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Love Live! Sunshine!!


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 18,869 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1234
Members: 45,022
Favorites: 791
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Episodes: /13

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Watanabe, You
Watanabe, You
Main
Saitou, Shuka
Japanese
Saitou, Shuka
Tsushima, Yoshiko
Tsushima, Yoshiko
Main
Kobayashi, Aika
Japanese
Kobayashi, Aika
Kunikida, Hanamaru
Kunikida, Hanamaru
Main
Takatsuki, Kanako
Japanese
Takatsuki, Kanako
Kurosawa, Ruby
Kurosawa, Ruby
Main
Furihata, Ai
Japanese
Furihata, Ai

Staff

Sakai, Kazuo
Sakai, Kazuo
Director
Andou, Ryou
Andou, Ryou
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Hata, Aki
Hata, Aki
Theme Song Lyrics


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

Tanifuji
Sep 24, 2016
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
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imnoob92
Sep 25, 2016
Please don't read this review if you haven't finished the anime, honestly, don't do it.

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 read more
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Tollo-K
Sep 24, 2016
This review contains SPOILERS.

At first sight, Sunshine is completely devoid of novelty: a new version of Love Live with new girls and different scenery and not much else to set itself apart. And for the vast majority of its run, that's exactly what it is; despite clear quality improvements in visuals and the way it handled its drama and involved its characters, it failed to be interesting or fun, and it had a gnawing lack of original purpose. But at the last stretch, everything kind of clicks together; the series turns some of its biggest flaws into a defining feature in such a surprising way read more
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Thoootje
Sep 24, 2016
Spin-offs tend to be not as succesful as the original. I myself was secretly skeptical at first, worrying it might be some cheap show to get some money out of. However, after having watched the first couple of episodes, I can genuinely say that Sunshine has even surpassed the first season of the original Love Live in my eyes. Honestly, I'm quite surprised with the outcome.

Sunshine has received a huge upgrade in all aspects. Sunrise improved the series by a mile. Props to them! Visuals are outstanding, more so than the original. As usual, the show is very colorful. The background sceneries are incredibly pretty read more
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