Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream an English dub for the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club anime. The company will launch all 13 dubbed episodes of the anime’s first season on Saturday. The English cast includes:
Megan Shipman is directing the dub, recorded by OkraTron 5000. Christopher R. Sabat is producing the dub. Nazeeh Tarsha is the production manager. Kellen Voss and Briana Villareal are the ADR engineers, and Rawly Pickens is the mix engineer.
The anime is getting a second season that will premiere next April on Tokyo MX and other channels. The new season will feature returning main cast and main staff, as well as new cast members.
Officially joining the cast for the second season are the new members’ voice actresses:
The franchise‘s staff introduced the members of Nijigasaki Academy’s Idol Appreciation Club in 2017 as part of KLab Games and Bushiroad‘s Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game’s “Perfect Dream Project” (PDP).
Hajime Yatate, the collective pseudonym for the staff of Sunrise, was once again credited for original work. Sakurako Kimino was also credited again for original concept, as in previous Love Live! anime. Tomoyuki Kawamura (Good Luck Girl!, Mitsuboshi Colors, Kamigami no Asobi – Ludere deorum) directed the first season at Sunrise. Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Cinderella Nine) was in charge of the series scripts. Takumi Yokota (Pupipō!, Mitsuboshi Colors) designed the characters.
In 2010, the anime studio Sunrise, Lantis, and ASCII Media Works‘ Dengeki G Magazine launched Love Live! as a self-described “ultimate user-participation project” that lets its fans vote on the future of the fictional idols in the μ’s school idol group. A series of music CDs and animated music videos then followed. The first Love Live! School idol project anime series (pictured right) premiered in January 2013, and the second series premiered in April 2014. The Love Live! The School Idol Movie film opened in Japan in June 2015.
The Love Live! Sunshine!! project was then announced in February 2015. The project’s three key phrases are “Reader Participation,” “Inspired by μ’s,” and “Seaside Town Setting.” Fans chose the group’s name Aqours by popular vote. The first Love Live! Sunshine!! television anime premiered in July 2016. The second season ran from October to December 2017. The Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film opened in Japan in January 2019.
Thee Love Live! Superstar!! television anime premiered on public broadcaster NHK‘s E-tele channel on July 11 and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the series as it aired. The anime is getting a second season.
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