Love Live! TV Anime to Get English Dub
posted on by Karen Ressler
NIS America announced on Friday that it will release the first and second seasons of Love Live! School Idol Project with an English dub in North America. The first season will get a new Standard Edition release with dual audio. Release details for the second season will be announced at a later date.
The company will also offer the final reprint of its Japanese-only Premium Edition of the first season in July. This set first shipped in September, and received a second printing in January after it sold out.
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.
A film will premiere in Japan on June 13, and in theaters outside Japan starting in August. NIS America will handle the United States premiere on September 12.