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Love Live School Idol Project Season 1

There’s No Point to Reality: Muse Members Give Rejections to Confessions

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There’s no point to our reality or our lives…

I’m so shocked I can’t even give you a good explanation so I’ll let the guys from AnimeNewsNetworks explain it for you

Pop idols garner the love and affection of countless individuals. Many times, it is the ultimate dream of these fans to one day have the chance to confess their feelings of adoration to their shining stars. Unfortunately, not every follower has the privilege of having his or her love returned. Twitter user @karamone_ze has taken this thought to the next level, using the nine members of Love Live!’s µ’s as an example of the harshest response that any admirer can get. He then illustrated nine different instances of rejection and uploaded them to his pixiv account.

While the members of µ’s might normally be sweet and lovable girls, you may begin to see them in a different light after taking a look at their flat out rejections in karamone’s aptly named “Getting Rejected When Confessing to µ’s” series.
I need to cry!

Like I said I need to cry and to laugh at the same time. So even though it’s a bad time, I’ll use this to count down my favorite girls in Muse. Now the pain of being rejected will be really painful. I must be a masochistic

Note: The words are in Japanese so I will post the translation that ANN gave as a caption since I rarely caption my pictures

First up is my favorite girl, Nozomi Tojou. She must love me right?

"Sorry.. The cards are telling me you might be strange... Um... could you stop this?"
“Sorry.. The cards are telling me you might be strange… Um… could you stop this?”

No-Nozomi-chan…why?

It’s okay maybe. Eli-chan will accept my feelings…

"No matter what you do, someone even lower than an amateur like you becoming my boyfriend? I'll never accept."
“No matter what you do, someone even lower than an amateur like you becoming my boyfriend? I’ll never accept.”

Eli-chan? Why are you so cruel?

Okay maybe Nozomi and Eli didn’t accept my feelings but maybe Hanayo will! I know she will!

"Wha– no... Somebody help me!..."
“Wha– no… Somebody help me!…”

She’s scared…I need a tissue…

Maybe Maki-chan…

"Huh? Why would I go out with a piece of trash like you? I refuse."
“Huh? Why would I go out with a piece of trash like you? I refuse.”

So cruel but still so cute. I can’t stop loving you Maki! Then she’d probably call the police on me…

Maybe the sensual and lovely Umi will accept my feelings?

"Oh? So you've been looking at me with those kind of eyes. From now on, I'm going to ask you to forget me, so please never think about me again."
“Oh? So you’ve been looking at me with those kind of eyes. From now on, I’m going to ask you to forget me, so please never think about me again.”

What? I can’t even think about her beauty? Not fair.

I’m getting down the list. Now I’m out of my top five and down to the other four.

Maybe Kotori will love me?

"I-I'm sorry! You're the only one I absolutely hate... Could you please stay away from me?"
“I-I’m sorry! You’re the only one I absolutely hate… Could you please stay away from me?”

Hate is such a strong word, Kotori-chan…why do you hate me? 😥

Maybe Honoka likes me. After all she likes everyone.

"Are you the one going around confessing to people...? Shall I make you into mochi?"
“Are you the one going around confessing to people…? Shall I make you into mochi?”

See she likes me! She’s going to make me some mochi….

Wait a second she’s going to make me into mochi.

Note: Mochi is made by pounding jellied rice with a hammer…exactly the one that Honoka’s holding in the picture….

Run she’s got a bat or a hammer…whatever it is run!

Rin-chan will love me. After all she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. Right?

"U-um... Isn't that enough?... Rin is in a hurry."
“U-um… Isn’t that enough?… Rin is in a hurry.”

That just hurts. She casually brushes aside my feelings…

Now the only one left is Nico….darn.

"Huh? If I did something like go out with you I'd seriously die."
“Huh? If I did something like go out with you I’d seriously die.”

Now that’s just extreme! I’m not that bad!

Now here’s the bonus one in the post!
I’m not interested in her just putting in there.

"Uh... um... I'll call the police?"
“Uh… um… I’ll call the police?”

Ha eat that Lolicons! She’ll call the police.

So just to make my favorites clear it’s:
1.Nozomi Tojou
2.Eli Ayase
3.Hanayo Koizumi
4.Maki Nishikino
5.Umi Sonoda
6.Kotori Minami
7.Honoka Kousaka
8.Rin Hoshizora
9.Nico Yazawa

And now that you and I have thoroughly  suffered. That’s the end. The ANN article also talks about the newest Love Live video game to hit the market, Love Live School Paradise for the PS Vita. It’s currently only in Japanese and only for Japanese PS Vitas but thanks to no region locking you can have it for yourself just by importing it!

If you do play it can you tweet some pics my way?

Until the next Love Live post and until my heart heals from 9 rejections,
Later Days!

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Love Live School Idol Project Speculation #1

Love Live School Idol Project Speculation #1

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(Honoka Kosaka is a girl who loves her school, Otonokizaka Academy. When the school is planned to be closed down due to a lack of applicants, Honoka becomes determined to save it. Learning that school idols are popular, Honoka and her friends start up a school idol group called µ’s (pronounced Muse) in order to attract new students. Once they successfully prevent Otonokizaka Academy from closing, the girls from µ’s aim for higher grounds and participate in “Love Live”, the ultimate school idol competition featuring the best groups in the country.

Hey everyone. It’s Deven coming to you with my first Love Live Speculation. Now being hopeful this post will be up before Love Live’s second season ends. So since I didn’t review it during the Spring season, I feel the need to say something about it in some way. So that’s why I’m having this speculation:

Muse vs. A-RISE

Now before I get started. No bashing. I love Muse a lot and love A-RISE too. However I’ve got to talk about both groups good parts and bad parts and when you talk about something’s bad parts on the internet someone gets flamed.

Now that’s over let’s go!

First thing we’ll talk about is their schools.

The girls from Muse are from Otonokizaka Academy.

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Now Otonokizaka Academy is a school in near the Akibara district of Tokyo. It’s mostly an open grounds school with the area taken up mostly up by the actual school building, the gym, and their famous alpaca stables.

UTX High School is a school near Akibara district of Tokyo. Unlike Otonokizaka it has a lot less open grounds. Then again that’s not really a bad thing because their school is a freaking skyscraper with a cafe and open garden on the roof.

Now not saying anything bad about either school but when you compare Otonokizaka to UTX, they look poor.
Now this shows that A-RISE has a lot of money to work with from their school and it shows.

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Now that’s money!

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It’s well done but yeah…

So that’s a point to A-RISE.

Let’s move on to clothes.

Now like I said it looks like A-RISE has the backing of their school with their lives and even their clothes.

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They all look very well made and very professional and they kinda look like their school uniforms. Very formal and suit-like.

On other hand, Muse does not have the school backing them but that doesn’t mean that their costumes are bad. In fact is it’s the opposite.

Kotori really has a talent for design and it shows! Each song has a unique themed costume and it fits each girl’s personality and unique style.

The clear variety of costumes that Muse has as opposed to A-RISE is good because there’s nothing more boring than wearing the same thing again and again just with different colors like A-RISE.

So looks like Muse gets a point on the board.

Score’s tied.

Let’s go on to Music. Granted Muse has had over the course of both seasons of the anime about 12 songs, six times as many as A-RISE has. But we can still get a good grip on the groups.

Muse’s music is awesome and great J-Pop. It’s very upbeat and happy. It’s the stuff that energizes you. I’ve listened to No Brand Girls and it’s really brought me up.

As for their dance moves, it pays to have a 1/4 Russian ballerina as your Choreographer. All the moves flow together perfectly and keep in pace with the song. I also love the fact that the girls’ moves are so upbeat and quick.

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I just really love the ‘Fly High’ jump in Snow Halation. In short Muse makes you be happy and energetic.

A-Rise’s music is still as interesting but it’s more club music. Private Wars is catchy and easy to dance to and the same for Shocking Party.

Let’s go on to Presence. I guess presence can be how they present themselves and how the act as a group.

When it comes down to it for A-RISE it’s very formal in all their appearances and shows. For example we don’t see at all during the first season and the only time we see them in the second season is during their lives and when Muse and A-RISE talk in UTX’s cafe. It’s a very professional form of working. Don’t let the public see you too much, that way your appearances mean more to them.

As for them as a group it’s definitely very formal. They don’t seem to be friends. I’m not saying that they don’t like each other but they don’t seem to show the same warmth and sisterly bond that Muse has.

On other side of the city, there’s Muse. They are definitely very relaxed in how they go. They aren’t afraid to get out there with the crowds and interact with the people. For example, during the Halloween episode when Muse and A-RISE were doing a live together Muse sent Honoka, Rin, and Nico. A-RISE…they sent a TV with a promo. It’s kinda ironic since Tsubasa said they wanted to change up their image but they didn’t do anything but send a TV! 😛

Now I don’t know whether it’s because we see them more but Muse definitely is closer to each other. They hang out before, during, and after practice. They spend their days off as a group and as they disbanded the group after the third years graduated. Something I personally think that A-RISE wouldn’t do.

So that’s to Muse.

Now to go to my final one, Crowd Control. Now unfortunatly this is something that A-Rise has in spades. Tsubasa, the leader and center of A-RISE, is a well trained speaker and knows how to keep A-RISE in the minds of people. Think about it. That screen on the side of the school must play Private Wars and later in the 2nd season Shocking Party every so often. That’s free publicity and reaching an audience of people that would have never noticed them because probably thousands of people walk pass that screen everyday. Tsubasa also has a good command over words when she acts as the spokeswoman for A-RISE.

Now for Muse…yeah if you saw the first episode of the 2nd season as well as the last one you can see that Honoka can’t really speak all that well in front of people. She’s flubbed a good few speeches like her introduction speech as the Student Council President as well as the Meet and Greet for the Final Preliminary. But she’s not an idiot. She did the Open House speech well. However public speaking is not something she can beat Tsubasa in.

So it goes to A-RISE.

So in conclusion the two groups after all that have 3 for A-RISE and 3 for Muse! It’s a tie!

Now to get more real life on you. In my opinion A-RISE represents the people that are trained for years on years to become idols. They do it for the money and the fame and the excitement but also for the fun of it. By no means they’re bad people. However Muse represents the people that love it for the sport, love it for the singing and the dancing. And that’s important too.

So in the real end there is no winner. You need to figure out which one you like the best. Personally I like both. Shocking Party is one of the reasons I’ll be getting the next album as well as Snow Halation and a lot of other Muse songs.

So that’s our end. Until the next Love Live speculation, which I’m hoping to do a colloboration with one of my fellow anime bloggers for,
Later Days.

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Happy Birthday to μ’s Main Center and Leader! Honoka Kousaka!

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Today’s August 3rd. That means today is a good. Why? Because it’s the birthday of the first member of Muse, Honoka Kousaka!

Honoka is definitely one of my favorite girls in Muse mostly because of her awesome energy and personality. It’s the type of thing that makes you want to get out of your seat and dance!

Honoka doesn’t go through much growth during season 1. Unless you count the last few episodes where she realizes the consequences of her actions for overtraining herself and getting angry at Kotori for leaving and not telling anyone.

However she get a big boost in my eyes when she succeeds Eri as the Student Council President. That forces her to grow up and be a better leader not just to Muse but to the school as a whole.

So I’ll follow what I’ve done the last few times and celebrate Honoka’s birthday with a lot of super awesome pics! Why? Because Honoka’s cuteness and happiness can’t be kept by one person!

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And that’s it. Happy Birthday Honoka-chan! Make sure to check out my full season review of Love Live School Idol Project.

And shout out to all the Honoka Kousaka fans out there! I think you’ll be seeing one of these again next month and it’s going to be for those that love girls with high voices and a love for fashion!

Also since today is Honoka’s birthday, if you have it, please log in to Love Live School Idol Festival and claim your 5 Love Gems. Trust me, they go a long way especially in the beginning when you don’t know how to play and still learning the game.

Also another shout-out to my man, Nick Corps who got me into Love Live!

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Full Season Review: Love Live School Idol Project Season 1

Okay this may come out in the first seven days of June because of my schedule but it’s supposed to be for May.

Title Screen
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Here we are! Full season review for Love Live School Idol Project.

Honoka Kosaka is a girl who loves her school, Otonokizaka Academy. When the school is planned to be closed down due to a lack of applicants, Honoka becomes determined to save it. Learning that school idols are popular, Honoka and her friends start up a school idol group called U’s (pronounced muse) in order to attract new students. Once they successfully prevent Otonokizaka Academy from closing, the girls from U’s aim for higher grounds and participate in “Love Live”, the ultimate school idol competition featuring the best groups in the country.

So we’ve got ourselves a good anime here. This isn’t going to be like my other reviews where I describe the action of each episode. Instead I’ll be talking about the anime and the characters as a whole.

It’s a pretty good anime with a few flaws that are below. There’s a lot of feels moments like in the third episode when Honoka, Kotori, and Umi open to a empty room and the episode where Eri realizes she wants to join Muse but she feels they’ll never accept her after everything she’s done. It’s a good anime if you really like J-Pop and idols.

The Highlights

  • Lots of beautiful girls
  • Good start and strong plot
  • Each girl has a unique personality and few of them crossover and have the same traits

Downsides

  • Eri was kinda annoying at the beginning, constantly getting in the way of Muse but not really doing anything to say she wants to save the school.
  • The CGI in the idol scenes was a weird thing coming from normal animation but it’s not all that bad.

Let’s look at the girls.
Honoka Kousaka

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Seiyuu:Emi Nitta

Honoka Kousaka is the main protagonist of Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school. Honoka was born on August 3 and is a Leo. She has ginger hair, with some of it tied up in a side ponytail, and blue eyes. Her main color is orange. She is 157 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. She is typically the center in most Muse songs. Her number in the group is one.

Kotori Minami

Seiyuu: Aya Uchida
Seiyuu: Aya Uchida

Minami Kotori is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school.Kotori was born on September 12 and is a Virgo. She has grayish-brown hair, normally styled in some way, and amber eyes. Her main color is gray. She is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. Her number in the group is two.

Umi Sonoda

Seiyuu: Suzuko Mimori
Seiyuu: Suzuko Mimori

Umi Sonoda is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school. Umi was born on March 15 and is a Pisces. She has long blue hair and brown eyes. Her main color is blue. She is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A.
Her number in the group is three.

Maki Nishikino

Seiyuu:Eriko Hori
Seiyuu:Eriko Hori

Nishikino Maki is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Maki was born on April 19 and is an Aries. She has crimson hair and purple eyes. Her main color is red/red-pink. She is 161 centimeters tall, and her blood type is AB. Her number in the group is four.

Rin Hoshizora

Seiyuu:Riho Iida
Seiyuu:Riho Iida

Hoshizora Rin is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Rin was born on November 1 and is a Scorpio. She has short, orange hair and chartreuse eyes. Her main color is yellow. Rin is 155 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A. Her number in the group is five.

Hanayo Koizumi

Seiyuu:Yurika Kubo
Seiyuu:Yurika Kubo

Koizumi Hanayo is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Hanayo was born on January 17 and is a Capricorn. She has short brown hair, purple eyes and wears glasses when she isn’t performing. Her main color is green. Hanayo is 156 centimeters tall, and her blood type is B. Her number in the group is six.

Nico Yazawa

Seiyuu:Sora Tokui
Seiyuu:Sora Tokui

Yazawa Nico is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. Despite her looks, she is actually 17 years old and a third year in high school. Nico was born on July 22 and is a Cancer. She has black hair tied up in double ponytails and red eyes. Her main color is pink. Nico is 154 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A. Her number in the group is seven.

Nozomi Toujou

Seiyuu:Aina Kusuda
Seiyuu:Aina Kusuda

Toujou Nozomi is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 17 years old and a third year in high school. Nozomi was born on June 9 and is a Gemini. She has purple hair tied in a double, low ponytail and turquoise eyes. Her theme color is purple. Nozomi is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. Her number in the group is eight.

Eri(Eli) Ayase

Seiyuu:Yoshino Nanjou
Seiyuu:Yoshino Nanjou

Ayase Eli is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 17 years old and a third year in high school. Eli was born on October 21 and is a Libra. She has blonde hair that is tied up into a ponytail and blue eyes. Her main color is blue/light blue. She is 162 centimeters tall, and her blood type is B. Her number in the group is nine.

That’s the characters but what’s the most important thing in an idol anime, the songs!

Susume(Tomorrow) by Honoka Kousaka
Start:Dash!! by Honoka Kousaka, Kotori Minami, and Umi Sonoda
Korekara no Someday by Honoka Kousaka, Kotori Minami, Umi Sonoda, Maki Nishikino, Rin Hoshizora, Hanayo Koizumi,and Nico Yazawa.
Bokura no Live, Kimi to no Life by Muse(all members)
No Brand Girls by Muse
Start:Dash!! by Muse
Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru(Anime Ending) by Muse
Wonder Zone by Muse
Bokura wa Ima no Naka de(Anime Opening) by Muse

Check out all the songs in this video.(I’m lazy enough to find someone that chained all the songs together instead of linking to each video)

All Love Live Songs

So that’s it for the Love Live School Idol Project Season One Full Season Review. Until work through my list of anime I just have to review ie. my favorites I’ll be doing them in order of this post.

Wait! Before I end here, there’s something that needs to be done with an anime like this, you need to say your favorite. Now my friends have a love for Maki but she isn’t my favorite. I love her but she’s not my favorite. She’s about 3 or 4 on my list.

1. Nozomi Toujou(She’s so cute, her cards, and her boob grabbing is so funny and she’s got the best body out of all the girls)
2. Umi Sonoda(Not during her serious moments but when she sings, she’s got some sexy ‘come hither’ eyes.)
3. Maki Nishikino(Sometimes you need to love the tsundere and Maki is tsundere done right!)
4. Eri Ayase(Yes I call her Eri even though everyone else says Eli. I like her more once she’s warmed up to the group.)
5. Hanayo Koizumi(I definitely relate more with Hanayo more than all of them because I’m an awkward geek and she’s really cute without her glasses.)

Not that fond of Nico…that’s right I said it! And I’ll say it again!

The next anime that I’ll review will be Date A Live Season 1.

Until then
Later Days.

Make sure to put in suggestions for me to fix the Full Season and Series Reviews. I feel that something’s missing and I need your help to fix it. Thanks. 🙂

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