Chika Takami, a self-proclaimed normal girl, has never been involved in any clubs and lacked any notable talents. However, after a visit to Tokyo, she discovers a stage where even an ordinary girl like her could shine—the world of school idols. Inspired by the former superstar school idol group μ’s, Chika is determined to start her own school idol club in her seaside hometown at Uranohoshi Girl’s High School. But even before gathering any students to join the group, the aspiring school idol finds her greatest obstacle to be student council president Dia Kurosawa who stands firmly against the creation of the club.
Just when it seems there is no hope, Chika meets Riko Sakurauchi, a transfer student from Otonokizaka High School, home of μ’s. Somewhat shy but a talented piano player, Chika believes her to be a promising recruit, though convincing her to join is easier said than done. In spite of that, Chika chooses to charge forward and overcome the obstacles keeping her from forming a school idol group that shines as bright as the nine that came before her. – My Anime List
Based on 6 review scores:
Really enjoyed this season. I liked that it happened at a different school, so it wasn’t a matter of finding out who was left behind but rather, why this group were so great. I enjoyed the sense of reflection of the first season, and the struggle Aquas shared while finding their own path and realization of their true goals.
A new town, a new cast, a new determined young girl who wants to be a school idol star. But, the same old initial resistance from the school’s student council president and a complete lack of anything that really sets this new Love Live! story apart means that the biggest uphill climb the show faces is whether it can get my attention for the entire season. Throwing some weirdoes who are meant to be endearing, but end up being more off-putting, as new cast members isn’t going to cut it.
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I loved the first series, and I went into Sunshine knowing that I would also love it. It could have just been me being biased, or it could have just been them riding the immense wave of popularity left by µ’s, so I wondering if they could really do it. But I honestly didn’t expect it to be this good. It’s been breaking a lot of my expectations, and I have high hopes for this series. I want to see the heights they’ll take this golden opportunity to and make a name for themselves. Already, they are shining, but I believe they’ll become greater and brighter
Mad Maz Reviews
while I don’t think Sunshine plans to break any new ground, it has set up for some very interesting characters and, as long as the group as a whole wins me over, I plan to root for them as they head towards koshien Love Live! The biggest hurdle they have for me is the fact that I felt emotionally attached to the old characters of the old show and was sad to see it ending, I hope they’re able to drive that same emotional connection but fear that they cannot achieve that if they are merely just rehashing the same ol’ script. Only time will tell, but for now, this show is entertaining and zany and has thus far been a lot of fun to watch.
Considering what a curious beast Love Live was, it isn’t all that surprising to find Sunshine following a similar trajectory. It certainly feels like a series that is trying too hard to jump bodily onto the coattails of its predecessor and ends up fumbling around for a foothold as a result, but at the same time you can’t deny that there’s a certain something about it in terms of pure entertainment value. As of episode three, it feels like the show is finally getting to grips with the pressures of following on from a modern anime sensation and maybe even carving out something approaching its own legacy. After a false start, Love Live Sunshine has taken centre stage at last, and we’ll be keeping a keen eye on the series from here to see if it can fill that stage like its predecessor.