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Ok, so I cannot escape this anime called Love Live. It's characters are always up in the polls, and I've seen people's lives get taken over by it. Can someone tell me why it's so great? I haven't seen it yet but I plan to buy the bluray.
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symmetrical_alchemist wrote:

Ok, so I cannot escape this anime called Love Live. It's characters are always up in the polls, and I've seen people's lives get taken over by it. Can someone tell me why it's so great? I haven't seen it yet but I plan to buy the bluray.


You should ask that question here. I guarantee you will get an answer within 10 minutes maybe even 5. But it truly is a great show

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-855485/love-live-school-idol-festival-app-game
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It's cute girls being cute.
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japan likes idols

japan likes anime.

an anime about idols.

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A charming anime with high production values and great character design, followed by a profoundly addictive iOS / Android game with a good fan base. It really is the top tier of that sort of fandom, IMO.
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I really like the phone game for it. My friend showed it to me like 3 weeks ago and I watched like half of the anime so far. I don't really understand the super hardcore fandom of it but I understand the appeal of the the show. Its just super super cute. Also you can watch it on Crunchyroll if you don't want to buy it.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/love-live-school-idol-project
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Posted 5/2/15 , edited 5/2/15

AnimeKami wrote:

japan likes idols

japan likes anime.

an anime about idols.

HO;LAKSJDOFHIW;JALAKSDJF;LKJ


that wouldn't explain why it's popular overseas. an anime could be very popular in Japan yet receive little to no attention in the West.

my two cents:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-855485/love-live-school-idol-festival-app-game?pg=1410#49892839
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It's like Karate Kid, but Moe.
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It combines 2 things people really like, cute girl idols and music.

The game is free so that just adds to the interest.
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cute girls doing cute things.

also, yuri undertones.

and the music is decent enough.
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I haven't watched it, and even if I liked the show I am still against idols in principle. The reason is because they are like human drugs. Otakus spend loads and loads of cash on them while fantasizing about what if this girl was my GF. If there is anything even slightly scandalous, they start to get violent and stalker like.

It's essentially being a professional imaginary girlfriend to hundreds of clingy jealous boyfriends.
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xxJing wrote:

I haven't watched it, and even if I liked the show I am still against idols in principle. The reason is because they are like human drugs. Otakus spend loads and loads of cash on them while fantasizing about what if this girl was my GF. If there is anything even slightly scandalous, they start to get violent and stalker like.

It's essentially being a professional imaginary girlfriend to hundreds of clingy jealous boyfriends.


You do know idols aren't something that is just there for anyone to become right?

An idol is made by having lots of fans of the music, movies, tv shows, ect. ect, hence the the term, and there are many types of idols male and female.

Dont blame the idol for being popular or the labels for trying to make them popular, blame the people who buy the music or listen to it and become obsessed with them.

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I can't explain it really well, apologies if I sound vague.

A lot of it is; it is cute. It is indeed cute girls doing cute thing but I felt they're not just cute. The characters and bond together feels really sincere and thus their interaction with each other is great and makes you actually care about that. It is relatable in that sense. I saw a group of friends working hard for an objective and I wanted them to succeed in that, but more importantly I wanted them to succeed as friends. It is an anime about idols, obviously, but after I finished the show I didn't feel like that was THE major theme in the show, I think the major theme is friendship. And that aspect in the show felt really genuine, nice and heartwarming.
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One cannot truly understand until one meets Nico Yazawa. All will become clear on that day.
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Posted 5/2/15 , edited 5/2/15

symmetrical_alchemist wrote:

Ok, so I cannot escape this anime called Love Live. It's characters are always up in the polls, and I've seen people's lives get taken over by it. Can someone tell me why it's so great? I haven't seen it yet but I plan to buy the bluray.


While the story of the anime Love Live! isn't anything stellar it has really good production quality. Cute and likable characters, great songs, and good animation is a must for an idol anime and Love Live! have those. Their performances are fun to watch and their songs are great to listen to. Love Live! has great variety in their music(a lot of them not in the anime though) so you're bound to like a bunch of songs from them.

Wish the videos of their PVs are still available on youtube but they've been taken down. I really like their PVs a lot so I'll just link some of the performances you can see in the show itself:

Shocking Party
Yume no Tobira
Start Dash
Kira Kira Sensation

Asides from the great production quality of the anime there are tons of fun extras available for the fans too. Like the drama CDs and the radio talks. There are lot of these stuffs that you can really sink in a lot of time as a fan if you really want to.
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