Crunchyroll’s new announcements for winter continue with the acquisition of the Love Live! School Idol Project anime. This idol music themed series from Sunrise studios (the house that Gundam built) is set to begin streaming on January 8, at 8am Pacific Time for premium members and one week later for free members.
Voice talent includes ROBOTICS;NOTES veterans Yoshino Nanjo and Sora Tokui along with Aya Uchida (Kiddy GiRL-AND, Strike Witches).
Here's the synopsis...
“Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine (9) female students come together with one thing in mind— to form a pop idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. ‘In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do...become pop stars!’
Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun... ”
Love Live! School Idol Project will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Central and South America.