In the words of Mari, this is simply beautiful!

Earlier today, the official Love Live! website updated with new details on the upcoming Love Live! Sunshine!! Over the Rainbow movie updated with a new key visual and information on the movie’s plot, as well as the core cast and crew members.

We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The visual features each of the members of Aqours, posing in front of a stylized version of the Italian landscape.

 Love Live Sunshine Over the Rainbow Visual - Whole Cast

Plot

The series is set after the events of Love Live! Sunshine!!. Though plans to close the school are still progressing, the first and second year students are experiencing various challenges. The third-year students, meanwhile, have gone missing while on their graduation trips…

Staff

Love Live Sunshine Over the Rainbow Visual - Yohane VersionThe core staff members are returning from the TV series. Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta) is helming the project at Sunrise, with Jukki Hanada writing the screenplay. Yūhei Murota is returning as character designer.

Other confirmed staffers include:

  • Director: Kazuo Sakai
  • Screenplay: Jukki Hanada
  • Character Design: Yūhei Murota
  • Original Work: Hajime Yatate
  • Original Concept: Sakurako Kimino
  • Set Design: Takeshi Takahashi
  • Art Director: Junichi Higashi
  • Color Design: Sayoko Yokoyama
  • CGI Director: Gō Kurosaki
  • Director of Photography: Daiki Sugiyama
  • Editing: Daisuke Imai
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Music: Tatsuya Kato
  • Music Production: Lantis
  • Animation Production: Sunrise
  • Love Live Sunshine Over the Rainbow Visual - MariDistribution: Shochiku

Cast

The film will star the following:

  • Chika Takami: Anju Inami
  • Riko Sakurauchi: Rikako Aida
  • You Watanabe: Shuka Saitō
  • Ruby Kurosawa: Ai Furihata
  • Yoshiko “Yohane” Tsushima: Aika Kobayashi
  • Mari Ohara: Aina Suzuki
  • Hanamaru Kunikida: Kanako Takatsuki
  • Dia Kurosawa: Arisa Komiya
  • Kanan Matsūra: Nanaka Suwa

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow hits Japanese theaters on January 9. The film was officially unveiled on July 8, during the “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 3rd Love Live! Tour ~ Wonderful Stories ~” event.

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to Love Live! Sunshine!! The company describes Love Live! Sunshine!! 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: Comic Natalie