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 No.33976

https://bilibili.com/video/BV1vV411z7f2?p=2

The new Love Live music video is CUTE CUTE CUTE !!!!!! The song sounds pretty good too.

I'm still undecided about how I feel about the Nijigasaki generation. This latest release looks promising though. I worry that the characters might be poorly written despite the musical content being decent.

The future direction of the franchise seems unclear at this point. I'm hoping that we'll get at least one more anime season for Aqours. It looks like they're starting to release solo music albums for each Aqours member. Hopefully Corona doesn't seriously affect the financial viability of the franchise.

A new generation has been announced recently ("Love Live Superstar"). At this point that generation is a total wild card. I'm cautiously optimistic about the smaller size of the group though (5 members). Larger group sizes mean that some members can be kind of neglected; this is particularly true in the animated content. So a smaller group might have better character development. It'll probably also diminish any scheduling problems with the various seiyuus. On the other hand though, if one character is a bad singer then it will have a stronger effect on the overall quality of the vocals. So hopefully they will all be good vocalists.

Anyway, let's have a thread about MY FAVOURITE FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME. Yay!

No spoilers ITT plz. Let's discuss how much we love Love Live and how we feel about the future of the franchise. Let's post musical content and art, and talk about our favourite characters and ships! Who is the best singer and what are your favourite songs? Will the soul of the franchise and fanbase be preserved as these new generations are introduced?

 No.33977

>>33976
>The new Love Live music video is CUTE CUTE CUTE !!!!!! The song sounds pretty good too.
>Anyway, let's have a thread about MY FAVOURITE FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME
>Yay!
>plz

hey, lil sis, I see you are posting again. Didn't I tell you this imageboard is only for boys? Don't think that just because we are related by blood I'm not going to report you.

 No.33978

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>>33977
NUH UUHHH
NO FAIR!!

 No.33979

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I think Maki is cute and I even used my neetbux to buy a little figure of her

 No.33980

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>>33978
>>33979
Nico loves Maki and Maki loves Nico. Cute gay family, I love them!!

 No.33981

I think we can all agree that the Aquarium release was one of the best things to come out of the Aqours generation. The rich theme, the song itself, the outfits and colours…

 No.33982

Of course who could forget the Happy Party Train release. Although I'm not a fan of Kanan's singing voice, the melody is nice. The lyrics and video are sweet and cute. I like the theme and the dance choreography.

 No.33983

>>33981
>>33982
However, I think that neither of the best songs on either of these respective albums received music videos.

For example, Mattete Ai no Uta was one of the best songs ever put out by Love Live.

 No.33984

>>33982
>>33983
and similarly, for the Happy Party Train album, in my opinion the best songs are Sky Journey and Shoujo Ijou no Koi ga Shitai.

 No.33985


 No.33986

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I could post Aqours songs all day, but first we need to honour the legacy of the original group that started it all, Muse.

…by posting the GREATEST ANIME OPENING IN HUMAN HISTORY: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1a7411s73S?p=1

I still LOVE these outfits.

 No.33987

There's something off with this thread,it looks like something straight outta reddit.

and why the fuck are you linking videos from that chink website.

 No.33988

>>33986
Massugu na omoi ga minna o musubu
Honki demo bukiyou butsukariau kokoro
Sore demo mitai yo ookina yume wa
Koko ni aru yo hajimatta bakari

(Wakatteru)
Tanoshii dake janai tamesareru darou
(Wakatteru)
Datte sono kurushisa mo mirai
(Ikunda yo)
Atsumattara tsuyoi jibun ni natteku yo
(Kitto ne) kawari tsuzukete (We'll be star!)

Sorezore ga suki na koto de ganbareru nara
Atarashii (basho ga) gooru da ne
Sorezore no suki na koto o shinjite ireba
Tokimeki o (daite) susumeru darou

(Kowagaru kuse wa sutechae) tobikiri no egao de
(Tonde tonde takaku) bokura wa ima no naka de

Kangaeru dake yori minna de hashirou
Ashita wa mikansei yosou dekinai chikara
Sore nara okoru yo kiseki wa hitsuzen
Kore kara da yo nanimo kamo zenbu ga

(Wakatteru)
Kanashii toki ni koso ue o muite miyou
(Wakatteru)
Motto subarashiku nare sekai
(Hoshiinda yo)
Kagayaki o mune ni yadoshitai kara
(Gutto ne) kisoiaou yo (We can fly!)

Furikaeru hima nante nai ne sonna kibun sa
Hirogaru yo (kimi to) dokomade mo
Furikaeru hima nante nai to kanjite iru yo
Shigeki e no (kitai) moriagatteku

(Yowaki na boku ni sayonara) kesanaide egao de
(Tonde tonde takaku) bokura to ima no naka o

Yume ga ookiku naru hodo (tamesareru darou)
Mune no atsusa de norikire (boku no ondo wa)
Atsui kara (atsusugite) tomaranai
Mubou na kake? Kachi ni ikou!

Sorezore ga suki na koto de ganbareru nara
Atarashii (basho ga) gooru dane
Sorezore no suki na koto o shinjite ireba
Tokimeki o (daite) susumeru darou

(Kowagaru kuse wa sutechae) tobikiri no egao de
(Tonde tonde takaku) bokura to ima o
(Yowakina boku ni sayonara) kesanaide egao de
(Tonde tonde takaku) bokura wa ima no naka de

Kagayaki o matteta

 No.33989

Furthermore, everybody remembers the timeless season 1 ending song "Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru"

This song is so sentimental to me, I feel like I'm going to cry every time I listen to it.

 No.33990

>>33989
The same applies for the second ending song "Donna Toki mo Zutto"

 No.33991

There are a few other songs made by Muse which are known even to people otherwise unacquainted with the franchise. Foremost, there is the classic "Snow Halation", which is now around ten years old.

 No.33992

>>33991
"Start Dash" is similarly well-known even beyond the Love Live fanbase, and those who have seen the anime know the emotional significance of the song.

 No.33993

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>>33987
Goodness me, I forgot we were too cool to authentically enjoy things.

Also, Chinese websites don't suffer from the copyright issues that affect American websites. A lot of the videos I've posted will be taken down eventually, particularly the YouTube-hosted ones.

 No.33996

>>33976
https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2020-07-28/

2nd place on the singles chart is pretty good. I guess Jap fans are still willing to spend despite the Corona issues.

 No.33999

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>>33976
do you play the mobile game? its fun

 No.34000

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>>33999
I played it for years but eventually got tired of tapping circles. It was fun though, and the gacha was addicting. I mainly played it to unlock all the in-game stories. Do you play on the global or japanese-only server?

I might give the new "All Stars" game a chance but I'm waiting for it to be refined a bit. The dev company they're using (KLab) can be kind of incompetent sometimes.

 No.34020

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>>34000
>Do you play on the global or japanese-only server?
I play global because I can't into nihongo
>I might give the new "All Stars" game a chance but I'm waiting for it to be refined a bit
All Stars looks nice but I don't think my potato phone can handle it

 No.34536

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https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1vA411J73X?

It looks like they've started including music videos with the Aqours solo albums that are being released. They're low budget but still a nice touch.

 No.34549

>>34536
Looks like that video has been removed. Thankfully it seems like the franchise is fine with distributing these via youtube.

 No.34712

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 No.34816

Macross Delta is basically Love Live in the Macross universe. Haha.

 No.34919

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHasNhuseU8

wizzie, listen to some idol music with me…

 No.34920

>>34816
I haven't yet seen Macross Delta but I remember listening to some of the music and thinking it was decent

 No.35067

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Chika loves her wife Riko.

 No.35148

wintertime soon

 No.35149

>>35067
Wow wizzie supa kawii I love how you have so much cute merch!!

 No.35229

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witch canon

 No.35230

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 No.35231

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 No.35237

How does one get into Love Live!? There's a lot of different media, should I just start with the anime?

 No.35238

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>>35237
The first step to becoming a school idol is to watch the first and second season of School Idol Project. Then you watch the School Idol Movie. Then you cry a lot.

After that you watch Sunshine (the first two Sunshine seasons and then the Over the Rainbow movie).

Personally, I'm waiting for the Sunshine anime to conclude before watching the Nijigasaki anime (which is currently airing).

Optional step: come hang out with us at School Idol Tomodachi
https://schoolido.lu/

 No.35240

>>35238
Nice thank you, wiz.
>come hang out with us at School Idol Tomodachi
Maybe I will once I'm familiarized with it

 No.35241

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>>35240
Outside of the anime, there is tons of other franchise material, like literature, drama CDs, live action stuff, music videos, obviously the music itself, multiple games, and an insane amount of fan-created content, merchandise, etc…

The core of the franchise is the anime though. Anyone wanting to get into LL should watch the anime first and foremost.

 No.35242

>>35241
What is that about? I hear about it a lot but never hear anything about it. Is it one giant saga about the same people or is it a bunch of contained similar stories about school?

 No.35243

>>35242
what are you referring to specifically?

 No.35244

>>35243
Love Live in general. Is it a drama about a set of specific people or is it just a series of school dramas in the same style? It just seems strange that there could be so much material about the same class.

 No.35245

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>>35244
It's a music-themed drama with multiple 'generations'. The first 'generation' of characters correspond to the School Idol Project anime. The Sunshine anime has a completely different set of characters (i.e. second generation). The most recent anime, Nijigasaki, consists of another new set of characters (third generation). Each generation is in a different location/school.

 No.35270

The aqours duet/trio winter vacation album was released recently. I really liked the summer vacation album, so I was looking forward to this. So far from listening to it, it sounds pretty great! The lyrics for all the songs are super cute too.

The KananMari duet is surprisingly good. They complement each other well. I wish the Love Live franchise did more duet songs.

 No.35271


 No.35272

Merry Christmas wizzies

 No.35273

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 No.35328

ChikaRiko is Sunshine. The story of Sunshine is the story of an average small town succubus who wants to shine like µ's, a talented Otonokizaka transfer student who needed some inspiration, and the ragtag group of friends they create an idol group with. It was like this from the very first single, from the very first magazine scans. Their relationship is the rock on which Aqours was built in every version of Sunshine's canon. To deny ChikaRiko is to deny Love Live Sunshine.

 No.35493

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Rina is bringing neurodiversity to the Love Live world! (LOL)

 No.35691

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>favourite characters and ships!
tsushima/riko fluff

 No.35698

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>>35691
>yoshiriko
Garbage forced ship that isn't even canon.
Sakurako would cry if she saw you make that post.

Riko loves her wife Chika.

 No.35700

>>35698
Who is the father?

 No.35707

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>>35700
There is no father. The raibus hate men and want them to die. This is why all males in the raibuverse were exterminated. Please study the lore.

 No.35708

>>35707
Interested in this and the lore is this from a doujin? I have seen SOME of long love but not all of it really interestedi n this man hating doujin or manga can you tell me more details so I can read it.

 No.35745


 No.35838

>>35745
they are low budget but CUTE! :)

 No.36242

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 No.36334

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Nijigasaki is, thus far, the highlight of the franchise. The solo artist format allowed the anime to get closer than ever to its origins and ultimate destiny as an idol show, with glorious lives every single episode, unlike an otaku-pandering shitshow where they don't. I was pretty mad when they announced the new generation after only a single season of Nijigasaki, but shortly thereafter they announced the second so everything was becoming calm.

Can't wait for more Kasukasu.

 No.36335

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>>36334
>Nijigasaki is, thus far, the highlight of the franchise. The solo artist format allowed the anime to get closer than ever to its origins and ultimate destiny as an idol show, with glorious lives every single episode, unlike an otaku-pandering shitshow where they don't.
This sounds very promising. Although I hope there is screentime left for character interactions and adequate character development.

Personally I am waiting for Aqours to reach their official conclusion before diving into Niji. I'm looking forward to it though.

>I was pretty mad when they announced the new generation after only a single season of Nijigasaki, but shortly thereafter they announced the second so everything was becoming calm.

I heard others say the same thing. It's like they want to stoke genwar shittery. I'd much prefer to just stick to one ongoing idol generation at a time.

And yup, the Muteki-kyuu*Believer MV was INSANELY CUTE. I linked the video in the OP of this thread but it looks like it's been taken down now. I think there's an HD rip on nyaa if anyone is interested.

 No.36336

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>>36335
>Although I hope there is screentime left for character interactions and adequate character development.
They did! The entire season was actually really great at this, with each character having a dedicated episode to explore their major personality traits and issues. Usually their main problem was resolved by the end of 'their' episode itself with their lives, but sometimes the development was stretched over and blended with other characters episodes. I think they did a pretty good job overall at giving everyone adequate focus and attention despite the format, leaving nobody pissy that their oshi got shafted or something.

It was really great, but I'm concerned how the format will hold up come the second season. Will they repeat character-centric episodes to justify the solo lives? who knows.

>Personally I am waiting for Aqours to reach their official conclusion

How do you define conclusion? Do they put out an official announcement of graduation or something?

 No.36337

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>>36336
>They did! The entire season was actually really great at this, with each character having a dedicated episode to explore their major personality traits and issues. Usually their main problem was resolved by the end of 'their' episode itself with their lives, but sometimes the development was stretched over and blended with other characters episodes. I think they did a pretty good job overall at giving everyone adequate focus and attention despite the format, leaving nobody pissy that their oshi got shafted or something.

>It was really great, but I'm concerned how the format will hold up come the second season. Will they repeat character-centric episodes to justify the solo lives? who knows.


That all sounds terrific to me! I think I like the idea of focusing on solo lives more. Character-driven storytelling is something I welcome as well.

>How do you define conclusion? Do they put out an official announcement of graduation or something?

I think I'm just comparing them to muse and remembering how muse had an emotional tear-filled final live concert. I kind of expected the same thing for Aqours, but it's not really possible with corona, so who knows. In any case, I definitely want to rewatch the Sunshine anime again before moving on to Niji.

I hope that Aqours continues to put out music at least.

 No.36338

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>>36337
>I hope that Aqours continues to put out music at least.
Aqours never caught on with me like Muse did, but I would love that as well. The solo concerts albums coming out lately though are concerning. It's new territory and I can't but help feel like it's their final swan song(s).

 No.36339

>>36338
I think that both the trajectory of corona and the commercial success of Niji will affect what plans are in store for Aqours.

And Saint Snow is great. :)

Anyway, I need to go nightnight now

 No.36340


 No.36358

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>>36339
Good point. If Niji doesn't perform as expected then Kadokawa/sunrise would almost certainly keep Aqours around to keep their bankbooks nice and tidy if nothing else.

They should graduate though. They've had a solid run, and new talent will never fully bloom with past greats looming over them and stealing sales figures. As LL becomes increasingly more prominent, I'm beginning to think it'll be important to solidify their niche in the multi-faceted competition against other juggernauts like IM@S, Tokyo 7th, upstarts IDOLY PRIDE, Re;stage, etc etc by firmly dedicating themselves as hyperfocusing on a singular core group that everything revolves around. Rather than the shotgun method of others who vomit 9999999999999 idols at you, this has and will allow them to establish better connection with fans. Aqours being a fifty year run stands in direct opposition to that and should go. Also I will be ripshit mad if my oshi in Niji don't get to shine properly because Aqours won't get off the fucking stage.

 No.37486

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Is anybody watching Superstar? How is it?

Seems like it's not getting much attention from western fans, which maybe is a good thing.

 No.37487

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 No.37535

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>>37486
Yes, so far i'm enjoying all three episodes. Kanon is a breath of fresh air for an orange haired leader, her genkiness and emo somehow fits her very well. Keke for now is just another cute raibu, but her chemistry with Kanon is very enjoyable and fun to watch. Same with Chisato and i'm glad for that since i really don't want another weird childhood friend like her predecessor.
Musics are OK or good enough except the ED and Tiny star which is great. Background art is stellar, since everything feels more alive if you compare it to the rest of the series.

 No.37605

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matsubara kanon
ohara mari

 No.37606

>>37605
cute BPD wives I love them!

 No.37622

>>35271
This is definitely one of their best albums.

 No.37623


 No.37628

>>37623
Cute x3

 No.37629

I couldn't find Awaken the power anywhere on the internet so I uploaded it myself.
It's the best love live song.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/E0zJ36bjDddJ/

 No.38163

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>favourite characters and ships!
tsushima/riko date

 No.38400


 No.39132

> favourite characters and ships!

Found a Sakurauchi Riko/Tsushima Yoshiko fic on another site, to go with the date pic >>38163.
https://archiveofourown.org/works/13348914
> “You’re the succubus from Tokyo! The one that got kicked out of her old school! Ruby told me all about you, after Dia told her…Dia-san is the student council president; she’s Ruby’s sister.” Then, after a moment, she added, “Ruby is one of my little demons. Er, I mean, she’s in my class. Anyway, she said you’re dangerous and I should stay away from you, so I’ve been trying to find you for days.”

 No.39133

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>>39132
>>38163
I am not so deep into LL that I ship fanatically, but the little I've seen of AiRina is awakening something in me. It is a good combo.
KasuKasu is my favorite Niji though



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