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Love Live! The School Idol Movie's Global Theatrical Release, Trailer Unveiled

posted on 2015-04-24 11:44 EDT by Egan Loo
Taiwan, HK, Korea, Thailand, USA, Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia

The official website for the Love Live! anime announced on Saturday that the Love Live! The School Idol Movie will play in theaters outside Japan starting in August. It will play in the following countries and territories:

Taiwan
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Cities: Taipei and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015
 
Hong Kong
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Start Date: August 6, 2015
 
Korea
Handler: ANIPLUS INC.
Cities: Seoul, Pusan, and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015
 
Thailand
Handler: Dream Express (DEX) Co., Ltd.
City: Bangkok
Date (Screening Event): Late August, 2015
 
USA
Handler: NIS America, Inc.
Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas and other major cities
Start Date: September 12, 2015
 
Australia
Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015  *Actual date TBD.
 
New Zealand
Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
Cities: Auckland, Wellington and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015  *Actual date TBD.
 
Malaysia, Philippines
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 1, 2015
 
Singapore
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 8, 2015
*Premier screening event date TBD.
 
Vietnam, Brunei
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: Early October, 2015
 
Indonesia
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 21, 2015

The website debuted a theatrical trailer (in 90- and 30-second lengths), the second television commercial, and the second visual for the movie.

  • Text: A single notice that was sent to u's
  • Nico: This is wonderful!
  • Nozomi: Could it be that...
  • Maki: It's fine.
  • Girl: What's going on here...?
  • Honoka: Even if you tell me that...
  • Kotori: You were that way too, right, Rin?
  • Hanayo: Someone, save me!!
  • Eli: Leave it to me.
  • Honoka: What'll I do!?
  • Umi: What are you doing!?
  • Nozomi: Is the song finished?
  • Honoka: Man, this is hard...
  • Nozomi: Yes! We are school idols!
  • Rin: It's departure time!!
  • Maki: I can do it.
  • Honoka: Ok guys, let's go! u's!
  • All: Music, start!
  • Text: What is the most enjoyable concert that u's found?
  • Text: While experiencing a world they had never seen before...
  • Text: The nine girls grow up a little bit more.
  • Text: What can they complete in the end?
  • Umi: One more time!

It also posted a 30-minute digest video for the first television anime season, and the latest in the weekly countdown videos towards the movie's opening.

Spoiler (highlight the following white text to read the plot summary of the film) [The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ's, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ's begins.]

The film will premiere in Japan on June 13.

In 2010, the anime studio Sunrise, Lantis, and ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G Magazine launched Love Live! as a self-described "ultimate user-participation project" which lets its fans vote on the future of the fictional idols. A series of music CDs and animated music videos then followed. The members of the project announced in 2012 that an full anime series has been green-lit for the following year. The second season of the anime was announced in June 2013.

Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and NIS America has licensed both seasons for North American release.


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