The official website for the Love live! Sunshine!! anime series is looking ahead to summer in earnest, revealing its airing details. It was confirmed on Sunday that the show’s first episode will premiere on Tokyo MX and various other channels on July 2nd at 10:30pm. It will also be streaming to Japan online on Bandai Channel, LINE LIVE and Niconico from the same date.
Love Live! Sunshine!! , directed by Love Live! School idol project‘s Kazuo Sakai at Sunrise, 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, sold their “final single” on March 2nd, and their ‘μ’s Final Love Live!’ concerts took 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.