The English-language page of the highly-popular franchise Love Live! School Idol Project has posted new information regarding its upcoming anime movie adaptation, Love Live! The School Idol Movie, which announces that the movie will be screened worldwide, including the Philippines.
The target date for the movie’s release will be in October 1, which will be distributed by Singapore-based licensing company ODEX Pte. Ltd.
SM Cinema, who previously released another ODEX-licenced anime movie Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin has told Anime Pilipinas that they do not have any information about the screenings at this time.
Other countries that will release the movie will be Taiwan (Early August), Hong-Kong (August 6), South Korea (Early August), Thailand (Late August), United States (September 12), Australia (within September), New Zealand (within September), Malaysia (October 1), Singapore (October 8), Vietnam (Early October), Brunei (Early October) and Indonesia (October 21).
Additional details regarding the premiere date and screenings will be announced in a later date, and is subject to change.
Although μ’s, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols?
With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ’s members find in performing the most exciting live performance? (Synopsis from Official website)
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.