With the recent announcement of television anime adaptation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! project slated for summer, the official English website has launched and has revealed the new group of school idols.

The cast consist of:

  • Anju Inami (Ino Yamanaka in the Naruto Stage Play) will voice Chika TakamiLove Live! Sunshine!! Chika Takami
  • Rikako Aida (Poona in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart) voices Riko SakurauchiLove Live! Sunshine!! Riko Sakurauchi
  • Nanaka Suwa (Yaya in Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de) as Kanan MatsuuraLove Live! Sunshine!! Kanan Matsuura
  • Arisa Komiya (Gravure Idol and Yoko Usami/Yellow Buster from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) is voicing Dia KurosawaLove Live! Sunshine!! Dia Kurosawa
  • Shuka Saito (Unknown) will join the cast as You WatanabeLove Live! Sunshine!! You Watanabe
  • Aika Kobayashi (Singer of Freezing ED) will voice Yoshiko TsushimaLove Live! Sunshine!! Yoshiko Tsushima
  • Kanako Takatsuki (Cover Artist, Part of AnisongCollab) as Hanamaru KunikidaLove Live! Sunshine!! Hanamaru Kunikida
  • Aina Suzuki (Contestant in the 2013 Anison Grand Prix) voices Mari OharaLove Live! Sunshine!! Mari Ohara
  • Ai Furihata (Various Game Voices) is voicing Ruby KurosawaLove Live! Sunshine!! Ruby Kurosawa

Lantia also posted the full music video for “Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?” (Is Your Heart Sparkling?), the idols’ first single which went on sale on October 7:

In addition to this, new character designs for the upcoming Love Live! Sunshine!! anime project have recently been revealed. The new character designs with their cast members and names include:

  • Aika Kobayashi (Singer of Freezing ED) will voice Yoshiko TsushimaLove Live! Sunshine!! Character Designs Revealed Yoshiko Tsushima
  • Shuka Saito (Unknown) will join the cast as You WatanabeLove Live! Sunshine!! Character Designs Revealed You Watanabe
  • Arisa Komiya (Gravure Idol and Yoko Usami/Yellow Buster from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) is voicing Kurosawa DiaLove Live! Sunshine!! Character Designs Revealed Daiya Kurosawa
  • Nanaka Suwa (Yaya in Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de) as Kanan MatsuuraLove Live! Sunshine!! Character Designs Revealed Kanan Matsuura
  • Rikako Aida (Poona in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart) voices Riko SakurauchiLove Live! Sunshine!! Character Designs Revealed Riko Sakurauchi
  • Anju Inami (Ino Yamanaka in the Naruto Stage Play) will voice Chika TakamiLove Live! Sunshine!! Character Designs Revealed Chika Takami

Visual:

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Love Live! School Idol Project is an original anime produced by Sunrise studios that aired in January 2013. The conception of the anime project started in 2010 by Dengeki G’s Magazine. The editors wanted the project to be heavily influenced by fans, such as the costumes, hairstyles and names. Throughout this process, a manga of the project simply called Love Live! began in early 2012 by Sakurako Kimino and Arumi Tokita. The next part in the project was the anime series, followed by this app and an OVA. The second season of Love Live! School Idol Project aired last year and an anime film will be released this Summer.

Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:

Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that’s evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.

With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop 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 pop stars!”

You can visit the proejct’s website for more information: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/sp_sunshine.html
And follow their Twitter as well: @LoveLive_staff

Source: Love Live Sunshine!! English Website

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