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Second Season of 'Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai' Announced for 2022

May 9, 8:43 AM
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A second season of Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) was announced during the second day of the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 3rd Live! School Festival: Yume no Hajimari concert on Sunday, scheduled for a 2022 broadcast. The official website revealed a teaser visual (pictured above).

The first season debuted on October 3 and concluded with 13 episodes on December 26 last year. Funimation streamed the anime in North America with subtitles. UK anime distributor Anime Limited licensed the show and simulcast it on Crunchyroll in the United Kingdom and Ireland territories.

Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai follows on a new set of idols from the Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS rhythm game. This marks the third anime installment in the Love Live! franchise. A fourth installment, Love Live! Superstar!!, will begin airing this July.

Tomoyuki Kawamura (Binbougami ga!, Mitsuboshi Colors) directed the anime at Sunrise, with Jin Tanaka (Yuru Camp△, Anne Happy♪) in charge of the series composition. Takumi Yokota (Senyoku no Sigrdrifa, Nami yo Kiitekure) designed the characters.

Buried within the numerous clubs at Nijigasaki High School lies the school idol club. The club, while lacking popularity, definitely does not lack potential. During their debut performance, they were able to seize a sizable audience, along with the attention of their schoolmates Ayumu Uehara and Yuu Takasaki.

Enamored, the duo makes their way to join the club; however, they are disappointed to find out that the club had just been disbanded. Nevertheless, Ayumu does not believe that it should have ended there. Together with Yuu, they begin restoring the school idol club, hoping to recreate the idol performances that dazzled them before.

Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai shines its spotlight over the reformed school idol club as they recruit both former members of the club alongside newcomers. Taking the first step toward their dreams, how will these girls achieve idol stardom? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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May 9, 8:45 AM

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Alright nice, can't wait for it
May 9, 8:46 AM
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Now, I can sleep in peace that niji has gotten S2 too.
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May 9, 8:50 AM

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Please be like the first half of s1, thanks.
May 9, 8:51 AM

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Awesome. LL always have strong Yuri vibes and I am looking forward to it

Go on my little lesbians!! Kiss,,,,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

May 9, 8:53 AM

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Glad to see that the story will continue. I was already worried that they would do only one season Nijigasaki and one season Superstar. But it seems like those worries were unfounded. Now we only need a movie and I can cross another field on my bingo-card.
May 9, 8:54 AM

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So this'll follow the usual pattern and go with a movie next Ig but I kinda hope we get more seasons instead. Anyway that's still far in the future so for now I'm happy with the second season announcement.
May 9, 8:57 AM
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This was actually quite the surprise since season one felt wrapped up fairly neat and tidy. Still excited for my favorite idols of course
May 9, 9:02 AM

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Hopefully this second season can refine the characters and give them more distinct and memorable personalities, as besides Kasumeme it was by far the weakest Love Live cast so far. On the flip side, the music in season 1 was the most memorable from the franchise so far, so I'm kinda 50/50 on if I'll bother watching this.
May 9, 9:05 AM

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So we get 2 straight years of Love Live? That's great, I hope Superstar is good, so far it seems to be at least on Love Live Sunshine's level of quality.

May 9, 9:06 AM

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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we gooooooooooo... I'm so excited and happy about it! I'm also pleased to see more Kanata-chan and Shizuku.

始まるんだ 始まるんだ 始めたくなったら
生まれるんだ 生まれるんだ 新しいトキメキ

これから彼方ちゃんの一番の魅力…… 寝顔を特別に見放題にします……

May 9, 9:16 AM

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That's cool, I haven't finished season 1 yet but its been fun so far. Interesting that they're making this show and Superstar at the same time rather than doing all of one first like with SIP and Sunshine. They might be switching between working on them, which would explain why each season has been separated by a year from 2020 to 2022, but I wonder how much that would affect the release schedules of both compared to the prior two series. Just an observation tho, they've been working on Love Live! pretty much every year for almost, if not more than a decade if you count the original MVs, so they should be fine and balancing the two is probably a good idea at this point.
May 9, 9:21 AM

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Hype.. I'm so happy during watching live announcement. Audience clapping nonstop for 4th Live and Season 2 announcement.
May 9, 9:55 AM

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I was wondering what was going on with this, considering LLSIP and LLSS got sequels
May 9, 10:03 AM

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YESSSS! I hoped this was gonna happen since the other two LL got 2 seasons. :D
May 9, 10:04 AM

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oh yeaaah now we're cookin'

back to back LL with Superstar and then Nijigaku!
May 9, 10:09 AM

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At first I wanted to joke about Gundam, but then I remembered that this is literally the Sunrise franchise.
May 9, 10:21 AM
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Not too surprising considering how popular the franchise is but pleasing nonetheless.
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto! #PrayForKyoAni

May 9, 10:41 AM

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Yay!!! I was waiting for this announcement!
May 9, 10:58 AM

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Really thought this show accomplished everything it needed to during the season it aired in but I guess it doesn't hurt to get another season.
May 9, 11:19 AM

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Bare in mind Love Live! Nijigasaki story is based on the LL! All Star game compare to previous two, School Idol Project & Sunshine that are original we can predict what will happen in season 2 of Nijigasaki (you know, the fang girl, China & American) if they do the story just like in the game, unless they change it..also, Takasaki Yu will have more bigger role this time as their song composer..
May 9, 12:43 PM
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Finally i'll get to see more of my goddess Kasumin.
May 9, 2:33 PM

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New DBZ and new Love Live in the same day. Gee, sure hope they never die :') xD

I made a DBZ "joke," close enough I guess.
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May 9, 3:08 PM

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ChartTopper60 said:
New DBZ and new Love Live in the same day. Gee, sure hope they never die :') xD

I made a DBZ "joke," close enough I guess.

Well, at least if every season of Love Live lasted the same 150-250 episodes, then it would be easier for me to get attached to it, lol.
May 9, 3:08 PM
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can anyone recommend manga like Kaisen jujutsu?
May 9, 3:09 PM
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So happy!
Can't wait to see more from my Queen Setsuna! ❤️❤️❤️
May 9, 4:42 PM

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Please let Shioriko appear this season. I'm going to be so upset if they cut her out. :(

The chances are smaller for these two, but it would be nice to see Lanzhu and Mia as well.
May 9, 6:25 PM
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hopefully the songs that were worked on season 2 from the Tokimeki Runners album :)
May 9, 7:55 PM

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More Love Live is good.

I'm not done with the 1st season yet. Just taking my time.
May 9, 8:21 PM

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Yas more president setsuna scarlet storm
May 9, 9:47 PM

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Best news ever!!!

I was really worried that be might not get a season 2 since Liella was a thing already but I guess they can do both just fine. One year for each one seems good.

May 10, 1:08 AM
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Im happy! :D

Amo a las nijis y lo hare por lo que pueda en mi vida
May 10, 6:41 AM

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Very nice, looking forward to it.
May 10, 11:35 AM
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May 21, 8:47 PM
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I won’t expect anything if Takesaki Yu will become school idol member for next season
Jun 13, 7:11 AM

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Didn't expect Nijigasaki to have a second season, after the ending of the first i was already satisfied enough, and i like these group of girls a lot, not as much as μ's but even more than Aqours. Considering this is actually going to happen, i hope that at least Shioriko appears. I don't play SIFAS but i still have some basic informations about the story from chapter 20 onwards... all in all, i openly welcomed Nijigasaki girls since their discovery in SIF mobile game and their anime was the first time i watched a series of Love Live during its first broadcast. I have good expectations on Liella, also.