Anime Limited Acquires Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that it has licensed Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) for the UK and Ireland, and will give it a future video release. It is also streaming on Crunchyroll, with the first two episodes available here.
Regarding the home release, Anime Limited says, "We don't anticipate that to occur until late 2021 at the earliest."
Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai premiered on October 3 on the Tokyo MX channel as well as on the Bandai Channel, Line Live, and YouTube Live streaming services. Anime Limited summarises the series:
"Nijigasaki High School is known for their diverse subjects and the freedom they give to students. Second-year student Yu Takasaki has been turned on to the charms of school idols, so she knocks on the door of the School Idol Club with her friend, Ayumu Uehara. Sometimes friends, sometimes rivals, the members of this club each contribute their own thoughts and motivations to the group."
The franchise's staff introduced the members of Nijigasaki Academy's Idol Appreciation Club in 2017 as part of KLab Games and Bushiroad's Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game's "Perfect Dream Project" (PDP).
Hajime Yatate, the collective pseudonym for the staff of Sunrise, is once again credited for the original work. Sakurako Kimino is also credited again for original concept, as in previous Love Live! anime. Tomoyuki Kawamura (Good Luck Girl!, Mitsuboshi Colors, Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere deorum) is directing the anime at Sunrise. Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Cinderella Nine) is in charge of the series scripts. Takumi Yokota (Pupipō!, Mitsuboshi Colors) is designing the characters.