Love Live! Sunshine!!

Love Live! Sunshine!!

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Chika Takami, a self-proclaimed normal girl, has never been involved in any clubs and lacked any notable talents. However, after a visit to Tokyo, she discovers a stage where even an ordinary girl like her could shine—the world of school idols. Inspired by the former superstar school idol group μ's, Chika is determined to start her own school idol club in her seaside hometown at Uranohoshi Girl's High School. But even before gathering any students to join the group, the aspiring school idol finds her greatest obstacle to be student council president Dia Kurosawa who stands firmly against the creation of the club. Just when it seems there is no hope, Chika meets Riko Sakurauchi, a transfer student from Otonokizaka High School, home of μ's. Somewhat shy but a talented piano player, Chika believes her to be a promising recruit, though convincing her to join is easier said than done. In spite of that, Chika chooses to charge forward and overcome the obstacles keeping her from forming a school idol group that shines as bright as the nine that came before her.

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English: Love Live! Sunshine!!
Japanese: ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, Lantis, Magic Capsule, ASCII Media Works, Bushiroad
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Other
Genres: Music, Slice of Life, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: Eng Sub, BD, Dual Audio


Kazuo Sakai – Director, Episode Director
Yukio Nagasaki – Sound Director
Ryou Andou – Episode Director
Hirotaka Endou – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Aozora Jumping Heart (青空Jumping Heart)” by Aqours
ED1: “Kimeta yo Hand in Hand (決めたよHand in Hand)” by Chika Takami (Anju Inami), Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida) & You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (ep 1)
ED2: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Chika Takami (Anju Inami), Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida) & You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (ep 2)
ED3: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Aqours (ep 3)
ED4: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Hanamaru Kunikida (Kanako Takatsuki) & Ruby Kurosawa (Ai Furihata) (ep 4)
ED5: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi) (ep 5)
ED6: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Kanan Matsuura (Nanaka Suwa), Dia Kurosawa (Arisa Komiya) & Mari Ohara (Aina Suzuki) (ep 6)
ED7: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi), Hanamaru Kunikida (Kanako Takatsuki) & Ruby Kurosawa (Ai Furihata) (ep 7)
ED8: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by 1st & 2nd Years (ep 8 )
ED9: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Chika Takami (Anju Inami) & Riko Sakurauchi (Rikako Aida) (ep 10)
ED10: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by You Watanabe (Shuka Saitou) (ep 11)
ED11: “Yume Kataru yori Yume Utaou (ユメ語るよりユメ歌おう)” by Aqours (ep 12)

Episode List

01: I Want to Shine!!
02: Catch the Transfer Student!
03: First Step
04: Two Girls’ Feelings
05: Yohane Descends
06: Let’s Make a PV
07: Tokyo
08: Isn’t It Frustrating?
09: Young Dreamer
10: We’ve got Stewshine!
11: Aye Aye, My Friend!
12: It’s Time to Fly
13: Sunshine!!



Though the music is good, Sunshine!! misses an opportunity at telling a unique story by opting to recycle plot devices from the original.

Indigo 🌸

Surpasses the previous two seasons with a more engaging cast and plot. Plus they’re even more adorable!


I think I would’ve loved it as its own seperate thing, but when I’m constantly comparing it to µ’s it just feels underwhelming.

Alice Charlotte

Contains a metanarrative about personal identity in the shadow of one’s predecessors. Romanticized to the max, but beautifully so.


I am guilty of prefering aqours over µ


A journey to find what it means to shine through failure and regret-to learn that in order to shine you can’t be stuck in someone’s shadow


Another great cast for the LL franchise, while they reuse some traits from the previous cast, everyone is unique enough.


    Loli Killer

    Nep Nep