Source: NIS America
Summary:

NIS America announced that Love Live! School Idol Project will air on TV in the United States. The show kicks off ont Mnet America at 9PM Eastern (6PM Pacific).

The company also announced the English dub cast for the series. The show will cast the following:


  • Honoka Kosaka: Marieve Herington
  • Eli Ayase: Erica Lindbeck
  • Kotori Minami: Cristina Vee
  • Umi Sonoda: Kira Buckland
  • Rin Hoshizora: Faye Mata
  • Maki Nishikino: Caitlin Glass
  • Nozomi Tojo: Laura Post
  • Hanayo Koizumi: Xanthe Huynh
  • Nico Yazawa: Erica Mendez



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Huge Love Live! School Idol Project Announcements!

Santa Ana, Calif. (February 5, 2016) – NIS America is pleased to announce several announcements today! First, Mnet America, the nation’s leading network dedicated to Asian American entertainment programming, will be airing Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season and 2nd Season in their entirety to celebrate the release of Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season Standard Edition and Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Premium Edition. Finally, we would also like to officially announce the English VA cast for Love Live! School Idol Project!

Mnet Schedule and Programming Information

Love Live! will air on Fridays during prime time, beginning on February 5 at 9pm EST (6pm PST). Fans of Love Live! can enjoy this special, limited airing on Mnet America, available in more than 20 million homes across the country on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox, Bright House and Verizon FiOS. Check http://www.mnetamerica.com/channel-finder for on-air schedule and channel number.

Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Premium Edition and 1st Season Standard Edition

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© 2013 PROJECT Lovelive!

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© 2013 PROJECT Lovelive!

Genre: School Life, Musical, Drama

Age Rating: Everyone

Media: 2 Blu-ray disc set

Total of 13 episodes

Runtime: 308 minutes

Full English voice acting

Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles

Clean opening and endings, plus original Japanese promos

Premium box with bonus item: A full-color, 28-pagehardcover art book with episode guide, character info, and gorgeous full-color illustrations

Genre: School Life, Musical, Drama

Age Rating: Everyone

Media: 2 Blu-ray disc set

Total of 13 episodes

Runtime: 307 minutes

Full English voice acting

Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles

Clean opening and endings, plus original Japanese promos

NIS America will be releasing Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season Standard Edition and 2nd Season Premium Edition on February 14th. The retail release of both the 1st and 2nd Season will feature the English dub, as well as the original Japanese voice track with English subtitles for the North American market.

The Premium and Standard Editions will be available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Collectors Anime and NIS America Online Store.

For more information, visit NISAmerica.com/lovelive or www.lovelive-anime.jp/worldwide

English Voice Actor Information

Last but definitely not least, we would like to officially announce the English cast for Love Live! School Idol Project!

Marieve Herington as Honoka Kosaka

Erica Lindbeck as Eli Ayase

Cristina Vee as Kotori Minami

Kira Buckland as Umi Sonoda

Faye Mata as Rin Hoshizora

Caitlin Glass as Maki Nishikino

Laura Post as Nozomi Tojo

Xanthe Huynh as Hanayo Koizumi

Erica Mendez as Nico Yazawa

We are very excited to be working with such amazing talent and hope you are excited too!

About Love Live! School Idol Project

Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine female students come together with one thing in mind— to form an idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do…become school idols!” Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their journey continues…

Produced by

Original Story: Hajime Yatate

CG Director: Shigeru Matsumi

Original Plan: Sakurako Kimino

Color Planning: Sayoko Yokoyama

Director: Takahiko Kyogoku

Director of Photography: Daichi Nogami

Series Organization: Jukki Hanada

Editor: Daisuke Imai

Character Designs & Animation Director: Asako Nishida

Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki

Character Designs & Main Animator: Yuhei Murota

Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa

Design Works: Yukiko Aikei, Tomomi Ozaki, Risa Suzuki

Music Production: Lantis

Set Design: Takeshi Takahashi

Animation Production: SUNRISE Inc.

Art Director: Yasunao Moriyasu

Presented by: 2013 PROJECT Lovelive!

About Mnet America

Mnet America (mnetamerica.com) is the leading Asian entertainment network in the U.S. With interest in Asian pop culture on the rise, Mnet America is the premier destination for fans to get an in-depth look at the latest music, film, drama, fashion and lifestyle trends. Through a unique mix of original productions along with programming from Asia, Mnet America has something for everyone – from existing hard core fans to new audiences discovering Asian entertainment for the first time. Mnet America can be found on TV and online, providing English-language programming to viewers via Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Charter and Cox, as well as at mnetamerica.com. It also produces KCON, the largest North American fan convention for ‘All Things Hallyu,’ along with its parent company, CJ E&M.

About NIS America

In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America. NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do.

As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement. NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, and Love Live! School Idol Project.