Somewhere, over the rainbow, these idols will make a brilliant splash.

Earlier today, the official Love Live! website updated with a new key visual and teaser trailer for upcoming movie Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow.

We break the details down below.


The minute-long promo features the members of Aqours enjoying everything that Italy has to offer, from the landmarks and artifacts, to storefronts and, of course, pizza and gelato. The teaser also highlights the running conflict, of Mari, Kanan, and Dia going missing.

Key Visual

The image features the members of Aqours, dressed in matching costumes, as they pose toward an unseen camera hanging above.

Love Live Sunshine Over the Rainbow Visual - Whole Cast

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow hits Japanese theaters on January 4. The film was officially unveiled on July 8, during the “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 3rd Love Live! Tour ~ Wonderful Stories ~” event.

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

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

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: Animate Times