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Love Live Concert: Endless Parade Review

I can’t stop the Love Live posts! One because I love it and two there’s so much stuff I can do with it. Music reviews, OVA reviews, Game guides, News about the recently released Love Live School Festival Parade game, Full Season reviews! I can’t stop! Too much to love!

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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 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.

Even though I said these were OVAs they technically aren’t. These are Omakes. OVAs are called Original Video Animation which denotes something unique. Omakes are basically side stories to a manga, anime, or whatever.

I definitely love Weekly Shonen because they have a lot more Omakes in their manga than Jump does.

Anyway…this review is going to be more words and explanation than pictures because Lantis kinda skipped on the animating, they’re just heads talking. You expect it since this is a Omake shown before a concert so they can’t really overshine the concert can they?

Anyway we open Muse at a theme park and Eli and Honoka explain that they’re there to figure out the theme for their next live. Nico pitches a theme about her epic rise to sucess but no one listens and then Maki asks where’s Umi. Eli comments that she went over with Nozomi and Rin to check out the roller coaster.

Now I know this next part is going to get a little spoilerish but bare with me.

Now Muse seperates into three groups of three to look at the part and here’s how they look:

1. Umi, Nozomi, and Rin
2. Eli, Maki, and Nico
3. Honoka, Kotori, and Hanayo

Hmmm these groups look familar. Oh wait maybe you’ll know them as Lily White, BiBi, and the Primtemps.

That’s right!

They seperated into the three mini-idol units in Muse. This in my opinion gives us a hint about what songs were sung at this concert if they seperated this way. I’m guessing that Bibi sung Diamond Princess no Yuutsu and Primtemps sung Love Marginal and Lily White sung Anone Ganbare. Sounds like epic concert…then it’s Muse so automatically epic so there’s only higher to go.

So just wanted to let you know that. Back to the review.


Also while watching this episode, I learned that apparently the Japanese call a roller coaster a jet coaster.

Now back to the review seriously!

So we shift over to the girls of Lily White first.

So Nozomi and Rin try to get Umi because she’s never gone but their real plan is so they can see her be all scared and take a picture of it. I have to admit it would be funny because Umi’s so serious all the time.

Umi doesn’t get the appeal of riding a roller coaster. Rin explains how exciting by describing all the sounds and screams. Yeah…Umi doesn’t get that. So Nozomi takes over by saying that even though people are scared they get on for the thrill and that thrill is just like a Live.

However Umi flips it around and scares the crap out of them by thanking them so gracitiously. Nozomi and Rin get really scared while Umi jumps right on the coaster without an ounce of fear.

The next episode we switch over to the girls of BiBi next.


We have Nico trying to get Eli to go into the house of horrors but Eli’s really scared. Eli Ayase scared? The legendary school council president? Voiced by Yoshino Nanjo who voiced Nio Hashiri who scared the crap out of Manami Numakura(as Otoya Takechi) so much that developed a freaking fear about her is scared.

Hahahahah oh God my ribs! It hurts to laugh this hard! Ahahahaha.

This went on, me laughing for several minutes until I regained my composure

I apologize. Let’s continue with the review.

So Nico is trying the same ‘I want to see the cool beautiful girl scared’ thing that Nozomi and Rin tried to do. Difference is that Nico ain’t all that smart…come on. If you’ve seen it her logic ain’t really all that good.

And Maki’s just standing off to the side, snarking all the way and pointing out all the holes in Nico’s logic.

So through some insane logic and apparently Eli not even listening Maki, Nico tricks Eli into going to the haunted house. Eli runs into the haunted house with all types of Japanese exorcising gear and then comes out about 10 seconds later. Turns out a lot of Muse fans are working as monsters in the haunted house so Eli signed some autographs and gave a few handshakes.


And now I laugh. Hahahaahha Nico wa Baka! Baka!

So we end with that and head over to the third episode with the Primtemps.


So the Primptemps are on the Ferris Wheel, having fun and enjoying the view. Until Kotori reminds Honoka that they came there to figure what their next live’s theme. Honoka just freezes and does the Japanese equal to ‘Oh Crap’.

There’s a bit of part where Kotori and Hanayo shoot all ideas Honoka’s ideas and Honoka starts to shake the car but Kotori kinda goes off her. Well as ‘going off’ as a polite kind Japanese teenage girl can be. She explains the rules and reasons why they can’t shake the car as the fireworks come on.

Hanayo comments on how much she loves fireworks.

Note: Honoka comments that Hanayo would love fireworks because they both have ‘Hana’ in them. Now just with my experience in Japanese just because something sounds right doesn’t mean is right.

Anyway Kotori and Hanayo eventually get into a conversation about why they love fireworks and riding the Ferris Wheel and how they wish they’d never end. That gives Honoka an idea and as they met up with everyone else Honoka tells them what their theme will be, Endless Parade!

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And that’s the end of the Endless Parade OVA!

I have to say that I’ve done a lot of Love Live Post lately. My Love Live Season 2 Full Season Review, Snow Halation Anaylsis, and the Love Live Endless Parade Review, and the next one coming up will be Love Live School Idol Festival Guide and Review!

So please keep your eyes out for it!

Also I give the Love Live Endless Parade OVAs a 9.5/10. The only reason it doesn’t get those last .5 points is because it was too short and I couldn’t find the full concert!

Update: I’ve found the full concert. Well I’ve found it and I’ve not found it. The whole concert was done in Saitama Super Arena on February 8th and 9th 2014. The DVD/Blu-ray set for the concert was cut up and separated into four parts. Day One was separated into three parts, being released on July 25th, September 24th, and an currently unknown date in November. The Second Day was released in its entirety on July 23rd. 

So as a result it is impossible to get the whole concert right now but that doesn’t mean you can get the parts that are out now.  Click the link in the picture below to be taken to NyaaTorrents where they’ve got it. Be careful. It’s 15 Gigs.

Also check out this link to know what songs were sung. I have a personal love for Garasu no Hanazono(Garden of Glass). It’s filled with so much Eli x Nozomi stuff!


So until the Love Live SIF Guide and Review,
Later Days!

Love Live School Idol Project Snow Halation Comparison

I can’t stop doing Love Live Posts! Don’t help me! Don’t save me!

Hey everyone. It’s Deven coming at you once more with a…I don’t really know what to call it. It’s not a Speculation. I guess it’d be more of an anaylsis. Okay we’ll call it that. I’m coming at you with a Love Live Song Analysis of Snow Halation! One of Muse’s best songs.

Now if you don’t know Lantis which is the company that owns Love Live and produces all their songs and merchandise makes Love Live CDs. What makes them really awesome and you really got to love the voice actresses for this, they make both group CDs and solo CDs. So you can have your favorite girl singing your favorite song! Isn’t that great!

Now Snow Halation is one of the few songs that has every member of Muse sing it. So I’ll be doing an anaylsis of how each member of Muse sings the song.

Note: The order is no particular order. This is the order that my iTunes gave me when I looked up the songs.

First up is Honoka Kousaka!


Honoka(voiced by Emi Nitta) sings with a medium sounding voice and not the usual perkiness that you see her with in the anime. It’s more soothing. It reminds me of a flowing river, her words just flow out naturally.

Next is Umi Sonoda!


Umi(voiced by Suzuko Mimori) is what I call Elegance against Adversity. She makes every song she sings sound so sensual and beautiful. It reminds me of a nice cool night where the snowflakes are falling slowly. It’s so relaxing.

Next is Maki Nishikino!


Maki(voiced by Pile) is another example of Elegance against Adversity but with a little edge. When Maki sings Snow Halation, it sounds more lovely like she’s singing right to you. It reminds me a lot of a serenade. So Maki cute!

Next is Nico Yazawa!


Nico(voiced by Sora Takui) well sounds kinda like my little sister when she was about five(she’s about 16 now). Her voice is quite high more in that place where Nozomi, Hanayo, and Kotori’s voices are. Despite that it sounds very cute. It reminds me of playing around in the snow with my little sister.

She’s actually my godsister and a lot taller than me but we’ve been raised like family

Next is ironically Kotori Minami!


Kotori(voiced by Aya Uchida) has a very high voice but it works for her especially in this song. In the PV Kotori’s grouped with alongside Maki and Rin. Rin has a medium pitched voice and Maki has a more edgy lower voice so they harmonize well. Kotori’s performance reminds me of those good days making snow angels with my godsister.

Next up is Rin Hoshizora!


Rin(voiced by Riho Iida) is not particularly my favorite member of Muse in the anime. However when she sings she’s one of my favorites alongside Hanayo, Eli, Umi, and Nozomi in that order. Why? Because she clearly changes her pitch in the anime for Rin’s voice but while she sings I’m guessing she’s using her normal voic e and it sounds so much better. It sounds like a casual and nice conversation. I rate Rin’s singing voice like Umi’s, very sensual.

Next up is Hanayo Koizumi!


Hanayo(voiced by Yurika Kubo) has a very high voice. Probably the only member of Muse with a higher voice is Kotori but it works for her. It’s one of the main reasons that Kokuhaku Biyori, Desu! is one of my favorite Muse songs. Hanayo’s Snow Halation version just has one of those cuteness levels that makes you want to hug her. I love it so much. She’s one of my favorites on Muse because of this voice!

Next up is Nozomi Tojou!


Nozomi(voiced by Aina Kusada) has a voice similar to but not the same as Hanayo and Kotori but it’s a inch lower. However it doesn’t make her less awesome. I think that Nozomi puts the most emotion into this song and makes it a song you want to dance to.

Last but not least is Eli Ayase!


Eli(voiced by Yoshino Nanjo) has a such a beautiful voice. It sounds so mature and soft yet filled with energy. I can’t just listen to an Eli sung song once. It must be listened to at least five times.

Now that I’ve looked at the girls solo. Let’s look at things as a whole.

Now I’m an absolute idiot with Music Theory but my younger cousin who’s a bass singer taught me one thing. You have the soprano, the alto, and the tenor in group based songs. Then again he sings in church but I think that it still applies.

However in this case we’re dealing with girls so it’s more of the highest, the medium, and the mature low.

Now the group’s divided(at least in my eyes) into three groups during this song which I think work that dynamic well.

One group is Eli, Hanayo, and Nico acting as the center. I think that Eli takes the mature, Hanayo the medium, and Nico the highest.


The next group is Kotori, Maki, and Rin acting as the center. Maki takes the mature, Rin the medium, and Kotori the highest.


The final group is Umi, Nozomi, and Honoka acting as the center for the group and the entire song as a whole. Umi takes the mature, Honoka the medium, and Nozomi the highest.


And it all comes together to make one of Muse’s best songs in my opinion.

Now I’m going to be super nice here. Since you listened, or in this case read me, ramble about music. I’m giving you my copies of the nine versions of Snow Halation for free as well as my copy of the Snow Halation PV(the original not the 2014 anime version).

Just click on the two Snow Halation pics below and download them from my Dropbox.

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And that’s all for this review…hmmm…I think I can push out one more Love Live Post. I’ll let it be a surprise though.

Until the next one(you won’t have long to wait)
Later Days.

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Happy Birthday to Love Live’s Nico Yazawa!


Today’s July 22nd. Today’s a good day! Why? Because it’s the birthday of the seventh member of Muse’s member Nico Yazawa!

Nico isn’t my favorite girl but she is one of the top ones in my opinion. Especially with her Nico Nico Ni!!!

Now originally in Season 1, Nico’s well…bitchy to say the least. She does care about all her friends in Muse but you can’t deny she’s a bit mean.

Now your viewpoint on her would change in season 2 episode 4 which had Nico take center stage. We find about her home life and the fact that she’s the be all and end all to her little siblings.

Season 2 is really good, mostly because it’s built on everything we had gotten in season 1. The character episodes( the ones about Nico, Rin, and Nozomi) really bring out the characters and make them shine as people. While I would have loved to have a Hanayo episode(since her mother is an ex-idol herself that could have brought out something. Who knows?)

Also Sora Takui, Nico’s seiyuu, voices her entire family including her mother who is insanely hot!


So I’ll follow my friend Nick Corps’s example  once again and celebrate the day by posting a lot of Nico pics. Why? Solely because Nico’s cuteness should be shared with the world!

Let’s go!

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

And shout out to all the Nico Yazawa 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 some Japanese candy!

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

You can ask me as many questions as you want on and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

Happy Birthday to My Love Live girl, Nozomi Toujou!



Today’s June 9th. Today’s the best day ever! Why? Because it’s the birthday of the eighth member of Muse’s member Nozomi Toujou!

Nozomi is my absolute favorite character in Love Live School Idol Project, although if you get follow me on Twitter then you can see.

So I’ll follow my friend Nick Corps’s example and celebrate the day by posting a lot of Nozomi pics. Why? Solely because she’s so cute and kinda sexy with the best body out of all the girls. I can’t be a true lover of Love Live if I don’t have a post of my favorite girl.

Let’s have some pics!

I Love some Eri x Nozomi. So cute.
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This came off of the Love Live School Idol Festival app. Go buy and you can spend time with all the Love Live girls as much as you want.
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Nozomi’s clothes definitely inspire a lot of my drawings. She’s got good style.
Nozomi and Eri make a way cuter yuri couple than Umi x Eri. Just saying.

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And that’s it. Happy Birthday Nozomi-chan! Make sure to check out my full season review of Love Live and check out the new episodes of Love Live Season 2.

And shout out to all the Nozomi Toujou fans out there. I think you’ll be seeing one of these again in July. Not my favorite girl but she’s cute when she smiles. Nico Nico Ni!

Also another shout-out to my man, Nick Corps who got me into Love Live and reminded me that Nozomi’s birthday was today!

You can ask me as many questions as you want on and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

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