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“Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First Love Live! ~Step Zero to One!~” Concert Gets US Theatrical Run


It’s time to turn that zero into a one with Aqours’ first huge live show!

Earlier this week, film distributor Azoland opened ticket sales for a US theatrical run for Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First Love Live! ~Step Zero to One!~. The concert will be offered in select theaters on March 4 and 5.

The company started streaming a two-minute teaser for the show, which you can check out below:

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First Love Live! ~Step Zero to One!~ was a live concert held at the Yokohama Arena last weekend. During the event, it was revealed that a second season of Love Live! Sunshine!! is in the works for a Fall 2017 première.

Azoland Pictures describes the concert as:

The concert will be filmed in high definition and scheduled to broadcast live via satellite to cinemas in the countries that are close to Japan’s time zone including Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. U.S. will join these countries and have a delayed broadcast one week later.

Confirmed concert locations include:

  • Los Angeles, CA: Downtown Independent
  • San Diego, CA: Carmel Mountain 12
  • Larkspur, CA: The Lark Theater
  • Washington DC: The Lark Theater
  • New York, NY: Village East Cinema
  • Dallas, TX: Angelika Film Center & Café- Dallas
  • Fairfax, VA: Angelika Film Center & Café- Mosaic

Love Live! Sunshine!! is the latest entry in the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise. Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta) directed the project, which aired in the Summer 2016 broadcast season, at Sunrise. Yūhei Murota and Jukki Hanada both reprised their roles on the project as character designer and series composition, respectively.

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to Love Live! Sunshine!! They describe the show as:

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 glory!

Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!

Source: Twitter (LL_Wikia) via Crunchyroll

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