Today the live streamed Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Niconico Live Extracurricular Activity ~First Heart-Pounding Live Broadcast!~” has just announced that Love Live! Sunshine!! is receiving an anime adaption this coming summer. The second single for the group Aqours will also be releasing on April 27th. A video was also released today that can be seen later in the article showcasing the music video “Is Your Heart Sparkling?”, that song was the groups first single which released October 7th. Now the name for Aquors was decided by a fan vote which consisted of a total of 23,789 total votes with Aqours consisting of 4,644 of them. This was held in Dengeki G’s magazine which had people vote for the groups name between last June 1st-11th. The upcoming project is based off of the Love Live anime series that released its first season January 6th 2013 and ended March 31st 2013 with 13 episodes for it. A second season would be later released between the dates of April 6th 2014 and June 29th 2014 with 13 episodes releasing for it. Originally the series is based off of a maga series that released January 30th 2012 and has since then been ongoing publication. Other spinoffs and types of media works have been released for both the anime and manga as well.
Now for those of you unfamiliar with the Love Live series below is a plot summary of it quoted from MAL:
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!”
Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun…
“All we can ask for is just a tiny bit of support from you. We truly believe that with your help, we can change the world around us. We will make our dreams come true!”