PR: Love Live! School Idol Project Big Announcements!

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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NIS America has many big announcements for the Love Live! series. First off, both the 1st and 2nd season of Love Live! School Idol Project will start airing on Mnet America starting on February 5, 2016. This limited airing is being done in celebration of the releases of both the 1st Season Standard Edition and 2nd Season Premium Edition of Love Live! School Idol Project. Along with this news, NIS America has finally revealed the English voice cast for the anime. They also released some details on the Standard Edition and Premium Edition releases for the 1st and 2nd seasons of Love Live! School Idol Project. For more information on the announcements check out the press release from NIS America below.


 

Huge Love Live! School Idol Project Announcements!

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Santa Ana, Calif. (February 5, 2016) – NIS America is pleased to announce several announcements today! First, Mnet America, the nation’s leading network dedicated to Asian American entertainment programming, will be airing Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season and 2nd Season in their entirety to celebrate the release of Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season Standard Edition and Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Premium Edition. Finally, we would also like to officially announce the English VA cast for Love Live! School Idol Project!

Mnet Schedule and Programming Information

Love Live! will air on Fridays during prime time, beginning on February 5 at 9pm EST (6pm PST). Fans of Love Live! can enjoy this special, limited airing on Mnet America, available in more than 20 million homes across the country on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox, Bright House and Verizon FiOS. Check http://www.mnetamerica.com/channel-finder for on-air schedule and channel number.

Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Premium Edition and 1st Season Standard Edition

 Love Live! | 2nd Season Premium

  • Genre: School Life, Musical, Drama
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • Media: 2 Blu-ray disc set
  • Total of 13 episodes
  • Runtime: 308 minutes
  • Full English voice acting
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Clean opening and endings, plus original Japanese promos
  • Premium box with bonus item: A full-color, 28-page hardcover art book with episode guide, character info, and gorgeous full-color illustrations

Love Live! | 1st Season Standard

  • Genre: School Life, Musical, Drama
  • Age Rating: Everyone
  • Media: 2 Blu-ray disc set
  • Total of 13 episodes
  • Runtime: 307 minutes
  • Full English voice acting
  • Original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles
  • Clean opening and endings, plus original Japanese promos

NIS America will be releasing Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season Standard Edition and 2nd Season Premium Edition on February 14th . The retail release of both the 1st and 2nd Season will feature the English dub, as well as the original Japanese voice track with English subtitles for the North American market.

The Premium and Standard Editions will be available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Collectors Anime and NIS America Online Store.

English Voice Actor Information

Last but definitely not least, we would like to officially announce the English cast for Love Live! School Idol Project!

Marieve Herington as Honoka Kosaka
Erica Lindbeck as Eli Ayase
Cristina Vee as Kotori Minami
Kira Buckland as Umi Sonoda
Faye Mata as Rin Hoshizora
Caitlin Glass as Maki Nishikino
Laura Post as Nozomi Tojo
Xanthe Huynh as Hanayo Koizumi
Erica Mendez as Nico Yazawa

We are very excited to be working with such amazing talent and hope you are excited too!

 

About Love Live! School Idol Project

Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine female students come together with one thing in mind— to form an idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do…become school idols!” Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their journey continues…

Produced by
Original Story: Hajime Yatate
Original Plan: Sakurako Kimino
Director: Takahiko Kyogoku
Series Organization: Jukki Hanada
Character Designs & Animation Director: Asako Nishida
Character Designs & Main Animator: Yuhei Murota
Design Works: Yukiko Aikei, Tomomi Ozaki, Risa Suzuki
Set Design: Takeshi Takahashi
Art Director: Yasunao Moriyasu

CG Director: Shigeru Matsumi
Color Planning: Sayoko Yokoyama
Director of Photography: Daichi Nogami
Editor: Daisuke Imai
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Music Production: Lantis
Animation Production: SUNRISE Inc.
Presented by: 2013 PROJECT Lovelive!


 

SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE

About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).