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.
What better way to kick off June than with some "Snow Halation?" After ending episode 9 of the Love Live anime's second season with the performance of μ’s second single, Lantis has posted a recording of it from the February 9th μ's →NEXT LoveLive！2014 ～ENDLESS PARADE Concert, set to be released on Blu-ray July 23rd. Get a look after the jump.
After previously releasing a set of Love Live Nendoroid Petite figures, Good Smile Company is starting off scale figures of the μ girls with leader Honoka Kosaka. Check out the commercial and photos after the jump.