The Official Twitter account of the highly-popular franchise Love Live! School Idol Project has announced on Saturday that the upcoming movie adaptation of the series is set for release in June 13 of this year.
The social media post also announced that the anime film will be known as “Love Live! The School Idol Movie”.
【速報】完全新作劇場版『ラブライブ！The School Idol Movie』公開日決定！ 2015.6.13（SAT）ROAD SHOW!! 詳細は明日2/1、22時頃に公式ＨＰにて公開予定です! Sun_わかば #lovelive
— ラブライブ！公式 (@LoveLive_staff) January 31, 2015
The latest announcement comes in contrast to earlier reports from the website of Cinemas by Shochiku, which says that the movie may premiere in Early Summer of this year.
More details regarding the anime movie is set to be revealed on Sunday, February 01, at 10:00pm JST (09:00pm PHT) on the anime’s official website, lovelive-anime.jp.
Love Live! School Idol Project is a Japanese multimedia project co-produced by Dengeki G’s magazine of ASCII Media Works, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise. The series was launched in 2010, which was described as a “ultimate user-participation project” which lets fans vote on the future of the fictional idols.
The project had released several albums & music videos, and was adapted into anime, manga & video games.
The first season of the anime aired in Japan on January 2013, while the second season was aired in April 2014.
Takahiko Kyougoku, who worked on titles like InuYasha: The Final Act, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, and Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God, directed the anime series, while Jukki Hanada, who is the scriptwriter for popular titles like Chobits and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, handled the script composition.
The first season was aired on Hello Japan! channel in Singapore on August 2013 and on Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv February last year.
The second season was also aired on Hello Japan! channel on a “same-week as Japan” basis, while the Filipino-language anime channel has announced that it is set to premiere within this year.
At the final episode of Love Live! School Idol Project’s second season last June, it was announced that a movie adaptation of the popular franchise is now in production. Nikkei MJ newspaper also reported last August that the movie adaptation was initially set to premiere in Spring 2015.