Anime Basics: Love Live! Sunshine!! (2nd Season)

Love Live! Sunshine!!
2nd Season
Genre: Slice-of-Life, Comedy
Season: Fall 2017
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017 (JST)

Introduction

The second season of Love Live! Sunshine!! which focuses on the idol group “Aqours”.

Story

We want to shine!

Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture. A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens,
led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true… All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory!

Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!


Members

Chika Takami
Voice: Anju Inami

The second-year student at Uranohoshi Girls’ High School who launched Aqours. The youngest of three sisters, she comes from a ryokan-owning family and is proud of their open-air, ocean-view bath. Sociable and rarely gives in easily. Her positive, can-do attitude gradually begins to affect everyone around her.


Riko Sakurauchi
Voice: Rikako Aida

A second-year student who joined Chika’s class after moving from Akihabara, Tokyo. Reserved, modest, and likes indoor activities. She may look calm and mature, but she often flies into a panic, jumping to conclusions and making mistakes.


Kanan Matsuura
Voice: Nanaka Suwa

A third-year student living alone with her grandfather, who runs a diving shop on a nearby island. Breezily mature, she rarely sweats the details and usually maintains a calm, cool demeanor.


Dia Kurosawa
Voice: Arisa Komiya

A third-year student who leads the student council. From an old fishing family whose name is well-known around the area. Prideful and perfectionistic in her ways, she can’t abide it when things are done sloppily or incorrectly.


You Watanabe
Voice: Shuka Saito

A second-year classmate of Chika’s. Good enough at the high dive to qualify for the national team. Weight training is her hobby, and she tends to take action without thinking matters over first. Her father captains a ferry, and she’d like to have his job someday.


Yoshiko Tsushima
Voice: Aika Kobayashi

A first-year student who likes the “little devil” look and proclaims herself to be “Yohane, the fallen angel”. Born in the urban side of Numazu city, she’s bright, self-assured, smart, and thoughtful. She’s also cursed by extreme bad luck, running into all kinds of unforeseen trouble wherever she goes.


Hanamaru Kunikida
Voice: Kanako Takatsuki

A first-year student, the daughter of a family who’s run a nearby temple for generations. A fan of reading, she has a deep fondness for Japanese literature. She’s also a gifted singer, earning her a spot in a choir. Gentle and caring for those around her, but often finds herself going in circles anyway.


Mari Ohara
Voice: Aina Suzuki

A third-year student. Her mother is Japanese, while her father is Italian-American and manages a hotel chain. Cheerful in personality, she often prefers to work by herself. Always keeps her chin up when faced with hardship and ready to try her hand at anything.


Ruby Kurosawa
Voice: Ai Furihata

A first-year student who’s almost always nearby her good friend Hanamaru. Fearful and tends to cry a lot, but still has a tough interior, forged by her role as a girl in a rich, well-known family. Always looked up to pop idols. Needlework is the only thing she’s really great at.


Where to Watch

Crunchyroll (sub)
FUNimation (dub)

Links

Official Website
Official Twitter

Staff

Original Story: Hajime Yatate
Original Plan: Sakurako Kimino
Director: Kazuo Sakai
Series Organization: Jukki Hanada
Character Designer: Yuhei Murota
Main Animators: Tomoyuki Fujii, Madoka Hirayama, Keiichi Sano
Design Works: Maki Kawake
Set Design: Takeshi Takahashi
Art Directors: Yoko Kouyama, Kurumi Suzuki
Color Planning: Sayoko Yokoyama
CG Director: Go Kurosaki
Director of Photography: Daiki Sugiyama
Editor: Daisuke Imai
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Music Production: Lantis
Animation Production: SUNRISE Inc.

Presented by:
2017 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!!
SUNRISE Inc.
BANDAI VISUAL CO., LTD.
Lantis Co.,Ltd.
Bushiroad Inc.
KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS

Cast

Anju Inami as Chika Takami
Riko Sakurauchi as Rikako Aida
Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura
Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa
Shuka Saito as You Watanabe
Aika Kobayashi as Yoshiko Tsushima
Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida
Aina Suzuki as Mari Ohara
Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa

© 2017 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!!


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