The official website for the Love Live! anime franchise announced the upcoming School Idol Musical. This will mark the franchise’s first stage musical. The Love Live musical will also feature an original story and characters. Production for the musical will run at the New National Theater in Tokyo from December 10th to the 15th. It will then run at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka from January 23rd to 29th, 2023.
As mentioned before, the School Idol Musical will also feature a new story, setting, and characters. The Love Live! the musical will focus on students from two legendary schools in Hyogo and Osaka. Takizakura Girls Academy in Osaka has a school idol club, with many members from its performing arts track successfully marketed into brands. Tsubakisakuhana Girls High School has an amazing reputation for its college acceptance rates. The daughters of both schools’ respective chairmen are rivals and lead their school’s idol club.
Love Live The Musical: Coming to a Dedicated Anime Fanbase
The Love Live franchise started as a self-described “ultimate user-participation project” that let its fans vote on their future idols and idol groups. This included a choice of song lyrics, character details, sub-group members, and center positions. It was a collaboration between the anime Studio Sunrise and ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki G Magazine.
The first Love Live project anime series premiered in January 2013. Once this model proved to be successful, it continued for future Love Live idol groups and the second season. There is also a film for the franchise titled Love Live! The School Idol Movie opened in June 2015. Since these two releases, the franchise has been successful in Japan and overseas. Currently, Love Like Superstar!! is the fourth and most recent project. It currently focuses on the group Leilla! and its five members. The story for this season focuses on a new school with no reputation, leaving the girls to carve their own paths in the idol world.