Multimedia franchise Love Live is gearing up for its 9th anniversary next year with a major, major celebration. Get all your feels ready and whip out those dusty Kingblades, because the OG Love Live group μ’s will be back on stage!
This surprising but amazing announcement was made in the “Love Live! Series 9-Shūnen Happyōka” (9th Anniversary Presentation) event this Thursday. The announcement stated that μ’s will be performing together with the other groups from the Love Live! franchise: Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Aqours and Saint Snow, and Love Live! School Idol Festival’s Nijigisaki Academy’s Idol Appreciation Club. The concert, dubbed Love Live! Fest will be held at the Saitama Super Arena on January 18 & 19, 2020.
This upcoming reunion of 2.5D idol group μ’s will mark the group’s first reunion after three years and nine months since their last concert, μ’s Final Love Live! held at the Tokyo Dome from March 31 to April 1, 2016. Since their last concert, members Nitta Emi (Kousaka Honoka), Uchida Aya (Kotori Minami), Mimori Suzuko (Sonoda Umi), Kubo Yurika (Koizumi Hanayo), Iida Riho (Hoshizora Rin), Pile (Nishikino Maki), Tokui Sora (Yazawa Nico), Kusuda Aina (Nozomi Tojo), and Yoshino Nanjo (Ayase Eli) have led relatively successful solo careers. Throughout the years, most of the members were noted to still grounded in their Love Live! roots, with some consistently posting commemorative tweets whenever it’s their Love Live character’s birthday or even when the anniversary of the Final Love Live comes around.
Check out the official video announcement below:
Love Live! is a multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G’s Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise. The project has encompassed several media including anime, manga, live concerts, and smartphone games. It was launched in 2010 with μ’s as its faces. The project was adapted into an anime series in 2013, with a second season following in 2014. The project and the group μ’s proved to be a massive commercial success, topping CD sales in Japan and selling out concerts in venues as big as Tokyo Dome. μ’s success paved the way for the franchise’s next generation of idols.
Source: Anime News Network
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