Love Live! Sunshine!! is an idol anime that takes place in Numazu City in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Although rural compared to the metropolis that is Tokyo, this city is blessed with beautiful landscapes and rich culture. To celebrate the planned release of new figures of all nine Love Live! Sunshine idols, Banpresto actually took each of the figure girls for a trip to the setting of the anime for a very special photo shoot around Shizuoka.
Much like the previous series, Love Live!, Love Live! Sunshine!! features nine girls with a dream to be school idols–three freshmen, three sophomores, and three seniors (Japanese high schools are only three years long). Also much like the previous series, the girls are being faced with the closing of their school and hope to save it by gaining popularity with their new school idol group, Aqours. And also, much like the previous series again, the anime spends a good portion of the series with the girls slowly coming together until they finally form their full nine-person unit.