With the recent announcement of television anime adaptation of Love Live! Sunshine!!, a new series of videos have been released and introduce the main idols of Aqours. The videos, currently at 4, each shows off voice samples from the character’s’ voice actresses. Further videos for the remaining idols will release at a later date.

The Love Live! Sunshine!! anime is currently in production and will air this July, during the Summer 2016 anime season.

  • Chika Takami, voiced by Anju Inami (Ino Yamanaka in the Naruto Stage Play

  • Riko Sakurauchi, voiced by Rikako Aida (Poona in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart)

  • Kanan Matsuura, voiced by Nanaka Suwa (Yaya in Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de)

  • Dia Kurosawa, voiced by Arisa Komiya (Gravure Idol and Yoko Usami/Yellow Buster from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters)

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