Love Live! Sunshine!! Anime Film Reveals Visual, Story

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
All-new film opens in Japan on January 4

The staff of the the Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film revealed the first key visual, story, cast, and staff on Thursday.

[Warning: The story summary below contain a spoiler for the television anime. Highlight text to read the spoiler.]

In the film's story, Uranohoshi Girls' High School's idol group Aquors has won the final Love Live! contest. While preparing to enroll at a new school, the first- and second-year students encounter unexpected trouble. Also, after heading for a graduation trip, the third-year students go missing. As they are separated, the Aquors members appreciate the weight of their togetherness for the first time. In order to move forward, they must decide how to react to their new situations.

The television anime's cast and staff are returning for the film.

The website lists the theaters that plan to show the film. While supplies last, the theaters will begin selling the first batch of advance Movi-Ticke Cards with a bonus clear file folder (both with the same visual) on July 29.

The film will open on January 4, 2019, and it will be an all-new work (as opposed to a compilation or recap film).

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." The group's name Aqours was chosen by fans by popular vote.

The first Love Live! Sunshine!! anime premiered in July 2016. Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki streamed the series outside of Japan. The second season of Love Live! Sunshine!! ran from October to December last year. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation began streaming an English dub for the series on October 23.

Sources: Love Live! Sunshine!! anime's website, Comic Natalie

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