Love Live! School Idol Project!
Genres: Music, School, Slice of Life
Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that's evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.
With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—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...
Honoka is the main character, who is a second-year student at Otonokizaka Academy. Her family works in a wagashi shop named Homura, though she herself hates red bean paste. When Otonokizaka Academy is planned to be shut down due to lack of applicants, Honoka becomes determined to save it by starting up a school idol group. As hobbies, she enjoys swimming and sticker collecting. Honoka also has a knack for finding loose change on the ground.
Eri, starting from the anime and manga adaptations, is Otonokizaka Academy's third-year student council president, who is determined to try and save the school. She is part Russian due to her grandmother, and tends to say the Russian word "хорошо" [xərɐˈʂo] ('good'). Eri's specialty is quilting. She has two brothers, but a sister named Arisa appears instead in the anime.
Kotori is Honoka's classmate and childhood friend, who is the daughter of the Otonokizaka Academy's chairwoman, who she closely resembles. She is known for having her head in the clouds despite holding responsibility as the group's wardrobe supervisor and choreographer. Her hobby is making sweets.
Umi is Honoka's classmate and childhood friend who is a member of the school's kyūdō club, in which she is quite accurate. She believes Honoka is bossy and pushy, but realizes the perks of having an adventurous friend. As the daughter of a traditional family, Umi has expertise in kendo, koto, nagauta, calligraphy, and traditional dancing.
(for more characters check out the anime itself XDDD)
Wow I just realized I've been on CR for 6 years now 0.0
I love this anime! I just watched episode 1 today on my PS3! ^u^
Excuse me as I squeal at my own profile picture >//v//<