Today it was announced on the live-stream ‘Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Niconico Live Extracurricular Activity ~First Heart-Pounding Live Broadcast!~’ that the Love Live! Sunshine!! project will be getting a TV anime adaptation this summer, featuring the new nine-strong idol girl group Aqours. The release date of their second single was also revealed on the stream, and it will go on sale on April 27th.
Love Live! Sunshine!! was first announced in February last year, and it keeps with the fan participation theme of the original Love Live! project, which let viewers vote on the fate of the idols. The new group’s name Aqours was voted for by fans, picked from the submitted ideas of Dengeki G’s Magazine readers with 4,644 votes out of the total of 23,789 made between June 1st – 11th 2015.
The first Love Live! idols, μ’s, will be selling their “final single” starting March 2nd, and their “μ’s Final Love Live!” concerts will take place on March 31st and April 1st. But don’t get flustered just yet; despite the apparent ending the two events suggest, according to the group’s members they aren’t breaking up.