Ahead of the game's delayed August 28th release, a new promo has been posted for PS Vita rhythm-action game Love Live - School Idol Paradise. In addition to planned DLC, the game from Dingo, the folks behind the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games and Persona 4: Dancing All Night, will get you will get you with three "volumes."
Love Live fan projects are starting to get a bit weird. Awesome, but definitely weird. Umi's infamous poker face inspired a 30cm cube while Nico's trademark twintail become the handles for a doujinshi maker's Summer Comiket bag. Get a look after the jump.
Following the reveal for the character's birthday, Good Smile Company is now taking orders for the super deformed Nendoroid figure of Love Live's Honoka. They are also kicking off August with Metal Gear's Solid Snake going on sale, and they're preparing to bring Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki's to Summer Comiket. Get a look after the jump.
August third is the birthday of a number of significant anime characters. While some fans are celebrating Sailor Moon's leading man, it's the Printemps center getting an outsized portion of the love, with the anime's staff, her voice actress, Good Smile Company and whole lot of fans sending their regards to Honoka Kousaka. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company's run of extra-cute girl Nendoroids continues. Following Non Non Biyori's much anticipated Ren-chon and Engaged to the Unidentified's Mashiro Mitsumine, they now have World Conquest Zvezda Plot's Lady Venera and Love Live's Nico Yazawa available for pre-order ahead of November releases. Get a look after the jump.
It's a busy start of the week for Love Live fans. On July 21st, Japan is celebrating Umi-no-hi or Marine Day. It originally commemorated the Meiji Emperor's 1876 voyage in the iron steam ship Meiji-Maru, but in 1995 became a national holiday celebrating maritime prosperity... or, for otaku, a chance to pay tribute to Umi Sonoda. Then, in a nice pun, July 22 is Nico Yazawa's birthday. Check out the celebration after the jump.
This weekend's Love Live finale, "Come True! Everyone's Dreams" treated fans to a bit of time with the mother of ever-popular Nico Yazawa, voiced by Mitsuishi Kotono, famed for her work as Sailor Moon, Evangelion's Misato and, more recently, Gundam Build Fighter's Rinko Iori. Of course this had fans thinking about an idol unit composed of the classic voice actresses behind the Love Live Mommas.
News out of this weekend's Love Live anime finale is that the fifth anniversary of the idol franchise, which launched in August 2010 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, will be celebrated with an anime movie. Plans also a μ's Fan Meeting Tour 2015 ~Love Live! In Your Town~. More after the jump.
Billboard Japan has announced its rankings for the first half of 2014. The three versions of "Let It Go" sung by Takako Matsu, May J, and Idina Menzel take the top 3 places in the "Top Animation" category. Meanwhile, "Takaramozozu" (Love Live! School Idol Festival) tops the independent ranking. Check the rankings after the jump.
Today, otaku TV personality/voice actor/idol singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa combined two of her passions... JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and putting things in her mouth. This time, it wasn't one her of feline pets or a video game cartage going exercising her oral fixation. Check out what she was doing after the jump.
You might have remembered Nozomi Tojo's birthday, but here's one Love Live fan who's never going to forget. While the back tattoo is only 30% complete, with plenty of coloring left to be done, @qooalex83 has already marked himself as one of the biggest Love Live otaku. Get a look after the ump.
Happy birthday to μ's eldest girl! With a new season of the Love Live anime currently running, you better believe there were plenty of folks celebrating the June 9th birthday of Nozomi Tojo. Check out the festivities after the jump.