©2019 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!! Movie

Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has confirmed on their website the premiere date of Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow in the country.

The website has listed the date March 16, 2019, which is the date of the fan’s screening, as previously mentioned by Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX.

The film’s reservation details, as well as list of cinema branches for the film’s general screening, are currently not available at this time.


Screengrab from SM Cinema website


©2019 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!! Movie

Aqours reigned over them all in Love Live, the last one they would be representing Uranohoshi Girls’ High School in. Its first- and second-year students are now preparing for life at their new school – only to face a litany of unexpected trouble! Most alarming of all, the third-year students have set off on a graduation trip – only to go missing! As the group’s members drift apart, they quickly realize just how much they meant to each other. What will Aqours do to compel themselves to take that next step forward? (Synopsis from lovelive-anime.jp)

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over The Rainbow is an anime film adaptation of the multimedia project developed by Kadokawa’s ASCII Media Works, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise.

The Love Live! Sunshine!! project started in February 2015, with the first season of the anime series ran in July 2016, and second season aired in October last year.


The staff from the television anime series, including director Kazuo Sakai, scriptwriter Jukki Hanada and character designer Yuhei Murota, returned to work on the anime film.

The Japanese voice cast were lead again by Anju Inami as “Chika Takami”, Shuka Saito as “You Watanabe”, Rikako Aida as “Riko Sakurauchi”, Arisa Komiya as “Dia Kurosawa”, Nanaka Suwa as “Kanan Matsura”, Aina Suzuki as “Mari Ohara”, Aika Kobayashi as “Yoshiko Tsushima”, Ai Furihata as “Ruby Kurosawa” and Kanako Takasuki as “Hanamaru Kunikida”.

The film opened in Japanese theaters last January 4, which earned JP¥98,963,900 (about PHP47.6 million) in its opening weekend, and ranked Number 7 in the Japanese box office.

The now-defunct Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv previously aired the first season of the anime series in November 2017.