Odex to Screen Love Live! Sunshine!! Anime Film in Southeast Asia
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Southeast Asia film distributor Odex announced on Monday that it will screen the Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. The company did not reveal a screening date for the film.
[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 film will open in Japan 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. The second season ran from October to December last year.