Love Live! School Idol Project
|Name:||Love Live!, Love Live! School Idol Project, ラブライブ!|
|Creator:||Dengeki G's Magazine, Lantis, Sunrise|
|Date(s):||January 2010 – present|
|Medium:||Anime, Manga, Video Game|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|External Links:||offical site|
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Love Live! School Idol Project is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise. The project revolves around a group of fictional schoolgirls who become idols in order to save their school from shutting down. It launched in the August 2010 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, and went on to produce music CDs, anime music videos, manga adaptations, anime adaptations, and video games.
Kousaka Honoka is a girl who belongs to Otonokizaka Academy. When the school is planned to be closed down due to a lack of applicants, Honoka becomes determined to save it. Honoka goes to UTX, where her little sister planned to go for high school, and sees a crowd watching a music video of A-Rise, UTX's school idol group. Learning that school idols are popular, Honoka and her friends follow A-Rise's footsteps to start a school idol group called μ's (pronounced "muse") to attract new students. Once they successfully prevent Otonokizaka Academy from closing, the girls from μ's aim for higher grounds and participate in Love Live, the ultimate school idol competition featuring the best groups in the country.
- Kousaka Honoka
- Ayase Eli
- Minami Kotori
- Sonoda Umi
- Hoshizora Rin
- Nishikino Maki
- Tojo Nozomi
- Koizumi Hanayo
- Yazawa Nico
Fans of the English version of the Love Live! School Idol Festival game discovered that most of the homosexual subtext between the various girls depicted in the game were removed. In some instances, overt references to relationships between girls were changed to imply a relationship between a girl and a boy. An update released on June 30, 2015 made adjustments to the translated text to retain their original meanings.
- Ayase Eli/Toujou Nozomi
- Nishikino Maki/Yazawa Nico
- Minami Kotori/Sonoda Umi
- Hoshizora Rin/Koizumi Hanayo
- Hoshizora Rin/Nishikino Maki
Love Live! has a large doujin community surrounding it and continues to have new doujin's created each year. doujinshi.org lists over 3300 titles, however this number does not truly reflect amount of works created as many more are still unlisted.