It’s Aqours time! …Wait, that’s not right, either.
Earlier today, the official Love Live! website updated with a new promotional video for the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime series. The 90-second teaser introduces the newly formed idol group at Uranohoshi Girls’ Academy, while introducing the viewer to their surprisingly similar struggles.
The teaser ends with the full première schedule. The series will kick off on Tokyo MX on July 2, at 22:30 (July 2, 2016 at 10:30PM). The rest of the schedule includes:
- Sun TV: 7/2/2016 at 22:30 (7/2/2016 at 10:30PM)
- KBS Kyoto: 7/2/2016 at 22:30 (7/2/2016 at 10:30PM)
- BS11: 7/2/2016 at 23:00 (7/2/2016 at 11:00PM)
- TV Aichi: 7/2/2016 at 25:50 (7/3/2016 at 1:50AM)
- Shizuoka Broadcasting System: 7/4/2016 at 25:58 (7/5/2016 at 1:58AM)
- TV Hokkaido: 7/5/2016 at 26:05 (7/6/2016 at 3:05AM)
- TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: 7/5/2016 at 26:05 (7/6/2016 at 3:05AM)
The show will be streamed online via Bandai’s Line Live, as well as NicoNico. The end of the teaser promises “simultaneous delivery overseas!”
Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta) is helming the project at Sunrise. Yūhei Murota and Jukki Hanada () are both reprising their roles on the project as character designer and series composition, respectively. Other confirmed cast members include:
- Original concept: Sakurako Kimino
- Original work: Hajime Yatate
- Design Works: Masaki Kawake
- Set Design: Takeshi Takahashi
- Background Director: Junichi Higashi
- Color Design: Sayoko Yokoyama
- CG Director: Gō Kurosaki
- Compositing Director: Daiki Sugiyama
- Editing: Daisuke Imai
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Music: Tatsuya Katou
- Music Production: Lantis
The confirmed voice cast for the series includes
- Chika Takami: Anju Inami
- Riko Sakurauchi: Rikako Aida
- Kanan Matsuura: Nanaka Suwa
- Dia Kurosawa: Arisa Komiya
- Yō Watanabe: Shuka Saito
- Yoshiko Tsushima: Aika Kobayashi
- Hanamaru Kunikida: Kanako Takatsuki
- Mari Ohara: Aina Suzuki
- Ruby Kurosawa: Ai Furihata
Sunrise describes the story as follows:
Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture.
A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream:
To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”!
As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true… All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory!
Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
Several character designs and promo videos were released to promote the series, which you can check out below:
Source: YouTube (Lantis Channel)