Love Live! will be getting a new yet-to-be-titled anime project after the Love Live! Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Appreciation Club TV anime gets its run. And now, the franchise’s official website has revealed new details on this new anime project. Specifically, they revealed a brand new visual featuring five members of the upcoming school idol group!
From left to right in the image above, they are Chisato Arashi, Sumire Heanna, Kanon Shibuya, Tan Kuku, and Ren Hazuki. Once again, they credit Hajime Yatate, the collective pseudonym for the staff of Sunrise, for the original work, while Sakurako Kimino is the one behind the original concept. And that’s not all, because Takahiko Kyougoku is also returning from the original anime as director. The project is tentatively dubbed as the well… “New Project”. And yes, the main girl also has orange hair and is pretty much another Honoka clone…
The franchise was supposed to begin open auditions for the main characters last March 12th. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak postponed those plans. These auditions are restricted to unmarried women between the ages of 15 to 22. It will not be open to girls who are still in middle school or lower, as well as those with existing contracts with other companies.
There’s not much information about this new anime project yet though, but it will be a different project from the upcoming anime featuring the Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Appreciation Club. The Love Live! franchise first introduced the Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Appreciation Club as part of “Perfect Dream Project” (PDP) for the Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game. And much like µ’s and AQOURS before it, the school idol group also has nine members. They would be the third Love Live! group to get an anime, with this new upcoming one being the fourth.
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Source: Love Live! official website