Anime Limited to Distribute Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow Japanese Blu-ray

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Available for pre-order until June 17, shipping expected in early August

Anime Limited has announced that it will distribute the Japanese Blu-ray of the film Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow. Pre-orders will be taken at Anime Limited's AllTheAnime site from now until 5 pm (UK) on Monday June 17.

It will be shipped once stock arrives at Anime Limited's Glasgow office, expected to be in early August 2019, to buyers in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.

The main feature will include the English subtitles to accompany the Japanese audio; any additional features on the disc itself and/or physical items in the package will be in Japanese only and there is no English dub.

The are two options for the product; a Limited Edition Blu-ray set for £89.99, and a bundle including some additional bonus items for £99.99.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray includes the following Japanese-only extras: a newly recorded Aqours original song CD, a 24-page booklet; a Special Illustration Book by the “Love Live! Sunshine!!” official illustrator; and a bonus Blu-ray disc containing premiere stage greetings and footage from a Love Live! performance.

There are also ten bonus videos shown in Japanese cinemas; trailers; and a textless end sequence.The packaging includes a special slip case by character designer, Yūhei Murota.

The bonus items in the "bundle option" are two A3 Posters; a set of 21 photos; and a flyer with a special illustration.

The television anime's cast and staff returned 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.

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