Azoland Pictures to Screen New Aqours Concert in U.S., Canada
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Azoland Pictures announced that it will screen the “Saint Snow PRESENTS LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! HAKODATE UNIT CARNIVAL” concert in theaters in the United States on May 12 and in Canada on May 20. The event will screen the concert of Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aqours group that will be held at the Hakodate Arena in Hakodate, Hokkaido on April 27 and 28. The Aqours sub-units CYaRon!, AZALEA, Guilty Kiss, and Saint Snow will participate in the concert.
Theater listings and tickets are now available on Azoland Pictures' website.
The concert will also have delayed screenings in Australia on May 12, in New Zealand on May 19, in Thailand on May 12 and 13, in Malaysia on May 26, in the Philippines on June 2, and in Indonesia on June 2. The concert will screen live in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Azoland Pictures screened the "Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 2nd LoveLive! HAPPY PARTY TRAIN TOUR" concert in theaters across the United States on October 14. The one-day event screened the nine-girl Aqours group's concert that was held on September 30 at the MetLife Dome in Saitama Prefecture. Several U.S. theaters also screened the "Aqours First LoveLive! ~Step! ZERO to ONE~" concert on March 4 and 5 in 2017. The screened event was for the Aquors' first major concert, which took place on February 25 and 26 of last year at Yokohama Arena.
The Love Live! Sunshine!! project was first announced in February 2015. The project's three key phrases are "Reader Participation," "Inspired by μ's," and "Seaside Town Setting." Fans chose the group's name Aqours by popular vote.
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" that lets its fans vote on the future of the fictional idols. The project inspired the first television anime season in 2013, and a second season followed in 2014. The Love Live! The School Idol Movie anime film then premiered in June 2015.