Why is Love Live so good?
What a coincidence, I'm about to start episode 12. Honoka is so much more lovable than I expected.
You rewatching or fresh into it?
Doujins when? We get pretty much every other pairing.
Fuck yes, Honoka.
Started a couple days ago. Anyway, that episode was awful, it's annoying as hell when shows cram in drama the last couple episodes.
Since it's still Valentine's Day in some parts of the world:
Kotori's popularity was never the same after that,
on the other hand we get great pics crying raibus
And Nico popularity raised a bit
The drama was good for most of the show, but I think they really overblew it to stupid proportions at the end of episode 12. It was just too heavy.
I hope S2 keeps its drama in check, but I also hope it doesn't do the opposite and go full lolcomedy. A graduation ending will be dramatic enough.
>Susume Tomorrow wirtten in blood
A final live for the third years
I don't know what I'll do if Nico breaks down in tears while trying to be still acting brave
>A graduation ending will be dramatic enough.
If they animate this I'm probably gonna have to kill myself.
Well, if they go to the actual Love Live competition, there'll be plenty of reasonable drama.
>initially get intimidated by their better-trained rivals
>overcome it via The Power of Friendship
S2 probably has two main events/dramas. Rival idols, and graduation.
I enjoyed the shit out of this show. I don't know why, I hate idol shows. But something about this is refreshing. I also like the art, and the facial expressions they make, like here >>102108871
It's a bit late but... Happy Valentine, Anon-kun!
Will the Maki receive a kiss from Nico as her graduation present?
Nico Nico Ni~
I struggle to think of ways that that conflict will fit into the show. The entirety of S1 was about the girls working together. Things like actual competitions just feel more "iM@S" to me than the spirit of Love Live.
Well, I'll judge it when I see it. Maybe they can work it well.
>I hate idol shows.
That's what I kept telling myself before I watched LoveLive.
>I also like the art, and the facial expressions they make, like here >>102108871
Best part of the show.
Please tell me there will be lots of Nico next season. Best girl, nobody can compare.
>I enjoyed the shit out of this show. I don't know why, I hate idol shows. But something about this is refreshing.
Maybe it's because it has little to do with the idol industry in-universe, and how it's not about workmates and rivals in a company who have to work for thousands of strangers but about a group of friends in school who work together and make their own dances and songs.
Not going to happen.
I hope I'm wrong though
It's in the title of the franchise: The Love Live idol competition.
Who knows, maybe they'll be brave enough to actually delay the competition and not show it in the second season. Fans like me want to see them at least meet their future rivals in a preliminary way.
>they find out A-Rise train every free minute
>"We're Amateur Hour by comparison!"
I found this
I think it from the endless paradise concert
This doesn't have the face that scarred me.
I'll never forget the shot of Honoka looking down with her eyes almost white from the reflection and her face clearly in distress.
I don't know when exactly it's from, but I remember it clearly to this day. It's how I knew the show was getting into some serious business.
I love umi's workout outif
Without a doubt
All of them are pretty good. I can't stop imagining all those sweaty high schoolers in spats and loose shirts.
I would plant my seed in her field and have a bountiful harvest
Sorry friend that's from the Animelo summer live.
So, uh, why is Nico x Maki such a big pairing? They didn't really interact a whole lot.
We seriously need an answer pasta for this question. It's in every single thread.
If you don't see it already, you'll never understand.
Shipping happened before the anime
I love this edit so much.
I would wreck that loli body.
Because it has the best Student Council President, who also happens to be best Love Live.
I want to fondle her breasts, if you know what I mean.
You wouldn't be able to handle it, let alone wreck it.
I could at least try right?
She looks and acts like a chihuahua.
Except chihuahuas are stupid little shits and aren't qt 2D idols.
no they aren't they're cute, it just happens that Niko Niko is more cute.
Oh fuck, can't unsee.
[X] Touch fluffy hair
Who is the best milf? And who hopes for the debut of Umi's mom in S2?
I want to brush her hair softly
Honoka's mom. I doubt the other two could make sweets as good as hers.
I hope nozomi's mom is a miko
Which Rabu Raibu would you bully?
I might tease umi
I might join you.
Seeing her flustered face brings joy to me.
I don't remember this. What episode is it from?
1 or 2?
How could anyone resist seeing this face?
I would call Nozomi fat. But then tell her she is the perfect kind of fat.
Graduation would kill the brand though
Its Love Live school idol project. Kind of need the franchise.
Unless they move to professional idols, have a few years of that until they conquer the world and have concerts all over the west as well and create world peace.
Goddammit. I thought that record button/indicator was a censor bar from the thumbnail.
I don't think they'll ever graduate. It is SCHOOL aidoru project after all. They probably won't replace characters they've been using for 4 years.
Its well done, most idol shows don't have NEARLY as much thought put into it. Fuck idolmaster hardly does. Now it doesn't even develop its existing characters, just add more cute chemistry. Which is fun in its own run but its not exactly complex.
But with LL their real life counterpart has a big part of their characters. You have a lot more to look for when you have someone acting the character in RL then just via game or anime
Also helps LL was improved upon years before the anime was announced
>Graduation would kill the brand though
That's why I think it would be ideal for us to have 3 seasons. S2 for the titular Love Live event, and S3 for everything up to graduation. It would extend the franchise's longevity, and Sunrise/Lantis could squeeze another PV or two in between.
But we might actually get a graduation this year anyway if the rumors of a leaked graduation song are true.
But its been going on since 2010 and its at its peak of popularity. No one gave a shit before the anime. And this includes japs too for the most part
id kick Nico's shin
How many fans would die if they had a graduation?
I want to hear Pile sing jazz/swing
Considering LL been what kept me sane the last few years.
It'll come, I just hope its a good ending
if they know what's good for them the group will continue even when the seniors graduate
It wouldn't work
She did. Muse did an album for some PS3 game.
Look it up.
>Game looks like haremshit
Oh wow, didn't know that existed. Now to find it
I only ever looked for Pile directly, fucking pain in the ass with my shitty jap.
Who cares as long as I get muh music.
It was just character songs though, so they had no real involvement or anything but singing.
Friendly reminder that Love Live! School Idol Festival will be in North America in spring
They voiced characters in the game too.
It's not a particularly great game or anything, and Nico's VA is the main girl, so it's difficult for me to play.
>Friendly reminder that Love Live! School Idol Festival will be in North America in spring
Not worth it. I've put far too much time into the Japanese version. I don't have the stamina to start over.
This is what Nico would look like at their graduation party
but, this is what she'd feel like
It's not this one but I want to post it
If they cover 'Sayonara Memories' or write a song of a similar theme 'confessing to your lover before graduation' then it would be perfect.
Imagine Maki saying this
"I’m sorry I can’t say it any better
But I… about you.. how do I say it…
I can’t say goodbye to you now
I don’t want to stay as just friends
I thought we could back then.
I…you… about you…
For a long time now… I’ve always…always
Ah I’ve finally said it!"
Just finished watching this for the first time. Despite episode 12 being a trainwreck and the copout ending for 13, I loved it for an idol series. Does anyone know if the manga or novels are further ahead than the anime? I'm curious/excited to see what S2 will cover.
There's a manga but it's unrelated, and untranslated. Also not consistent with the anime.
The source material isn't a manga or novel by the way.
If you liked this anime, you should watch 6 animation PVs.
My apologies, saw those two first and jumped to conclusions. What's it based off of then?
Any hetfriends here?
i mean i didnt not fap to that doujin if that's what you're asking
Ep 13 is maybe a copout by the way ti went down to fast, but ep 12 is definitely not a trainwreck. Everything in ep 12 was handled logically down to each character's reaction with a proper buildup. The only reason people couldn't accept at first is because the show changes narrative from an ever happy one to a drama filled one. After rewatching many times, I think ep 12 is the one of the best in the show.
But it has been translated...into Chinese.
I just checked my love live folder and realized that I have 1617 images of schoolgirl idols. I'm not sure what happened here. It's kind of amazing to me how there can be several pages of new art on pixiv every day.
All well and good if you're Chinese-literate, but in all likelihood, the majority of us are not.
That doujin was probably the most in-character one we've ever got.
Isn't she a lesbo?
You know it's mostly fanwanking, right? I hope she is.
But even if she was, you can still make a scenario where she would be in a het relationship, and actually maker her act like herself. Unlike most doujins where the character is completely lost.
/u/, pls. You're taking things to seriously again.
I've fapped to it a few times. But that was before I actually watched the anime, now it just doesn't do anything for me.
I hate when that happens, I really do.
All Idols are Lesbians.
I must say, you're pretty strong.
I want to pet Honoka.
What's going on, 1 week of Love Live! Thread.
Why does Honoka look hot in her maid costume?
All this lovely leader.
I want to feed Honoka.
I want to chew her food for her.
I want to play with Honoka.
Please, do no feed the Honoka.
So I've been watching WUG, I enjoyed Love Live, and I was deeply into iM@S for a couple years. Should I watch Aikatsu next? It's a lot of episodes, but is it actually any good?
Aikatsu is by far the best idol show once you get into it, the first episodes aren't that great though and especially the cgi is really awful at first. But it only gets better the more you watch, the cgi dance scenes even become good at a point.
She deserves some love too.
Aikatsu is probably the most "Fun". It's just fun and idoling, not really much than that, but it's good at that. As this anon said >>102135203
just try to not get annoyed by the shitty CGs, they get better. Quite late in, but they get better.
Is Niko impersonating Audrey Hepburn?
Why is she so perfect? I don't even like genkis in particular, there's just something about Rin.
Maybe you like genki, small chested tomboys that go nyaa~ nyaa~
>that Honoka ass
Because LL da best and I didn't realize there were enough people who still cared enough
Everyday until S2
Why is our glorious leader so goddamn adorable?
Its the asymmetrical hair I tell you.
Best Idol leader
i doubt any guy was involved with flooding her locker with valentines gifts when there arent any at their school
I'm surprised no one post the best Maki fan art.
My daily dose.
You can't have enough of Nico
Fight me, m8. She's all about sexualizing.
No! I have zero lewd images of her, and it'll stay that way.
I'm trying to imagine having sex with her.
Conclusion was i would died of heart attack before i try to do something.
I totally believe you.
If the graduation ending is as beautiful as this vid, I think I'll shed a tear or two.
I never cry watching an anime ever.
I've got her back.
i dont think id cry but the thought of graduation makes me depressed already
This better be alive when I get home from work
if she keeps her hands like that she cant do the nico pose
if she does teh nico pose she gets punched
I'll bump this all weekend
I want to molest Nico.
I want to ride on this train.
>riding an LL train
Oh, the joke is too obvious.
See also pic related.
>the group's "bicycle"
I want to ride Honoka's bicycle.
I want to ride Honoka.
Whats the deal with Honoka and her bicycle? Can someone enlighten me please?
Her CV rides it at the lives.
Go to bed, Shirou.
Is it a joke about her weight?
Is... is that the "real" Nico?
Ugh... I think I need to throw up.
she's so cute when she's not in character
She does it in the 3rd and 4th Lives.
She is sorta big though.
Because they're all so great together and the music is good too.
I don't think so. The joke about her weight is the recurring line "If you eat you'll get fat Honoka," and "I'm going on a diet" in the anime.
I expected her to be nozomi when i first saw all of them
How old is she?
<-- Fresh from the oven.
that shouldnt fucking be spoilered
I expect this one, or the other to be the new thread's pic.
I knew Maki was the next UR the second I saw the Nico one.
Can you see the difference?
It's pretty obvious, isn't it?
Senyu is creeping too close for comfort. Time to hit baidu again.
Can anyone do it? I don't know the language ;_;
Because of Nozomi
>another moeblob circlejerk
Faggots like you are killing the industry
Go whine to /v/.
Just scroll down to Love live and click facebook or twitter, depending on which one you have.
If it were just Keion moeblob, I wouldn't have watched the show. You don't know half a thing about Love Live.
>You don't know half a thing about Love Live
No shit. Don't waste your time replying to him.
I know but I'm just one person. Last time, an anon posted a message on baidu and that might have gathered a lot of votes from Chinese.
Ask the singapores on facebook to do it
RIP in pieces Umifag ;_;7
It's such a shame he'll never be able to she his beloved Umi in S2.
RIP in pieces. At least the Rinfags are still around.
There's more than 1 Rinfag?
Do Hanayofags even exist?
Of course. We have always been around.
It looks all the girls are getting love today this week (except hanayo)
I do believe there are some. Waiting for her time to shine.
I'd give her love, if you know what I mean.
Not a Hanayofag but I keep a pretty big folder of Hanayo (as with every one in Muse).
LL has the best quality fanarts.
She ranks 5th or so for me. When she gets in her aidoru otaku mode she's pretty cute. She's leagues above some of the other aidorus like Honoka or Kotori. I can't stand them.
Can we all agree that this was the best episode?
Nozomi need more love
Look at those lips, look at those hips
She gets a fuck-ton of well deserved love.
reposting this great image
She's so fat in the perfect places.
>you will never bury your face between Nozomi's nozomis only to never wake up
Just think how ridiculously soft she is.
I want more Maki stealing Hanyo from Rin.
There're no point because our mind can't wrap themselves around the perfection that is 2D.
We can at least try, right?
oh god, YES!!!
If you like exercises in futility.
She'll never eat yours
I'm starting to like this thread more and more.
Emitsun rides a bicycle while performing 'Yume naki yume wa yume janai'
Got to say, it was pretty cute to see Emi riding away as Aya chases after her.
They almost feel like a real couplet.
Replace Azusa with Maki
Yui with Nico as lead singer with Eli and Nozomi flanking her.
And you'll have an idea of what I want.
Come to think, NicoxMaki does somewhat resemble YuiAzu.
So far the majority of the doujins scanlated have been NicoxMaki with a few NozoxEli.
I'm still waiting on a KotoHono doujin.
I know they exist based on the samples on pixiv.
You seem to like voluptuous girls.
Aya likes spanking dat big ass.
This is a fact.
here some delicious Eri
Why are the 3rd years so perfect?
I really like the way those dresses work
All rabus are perfect.
Rin looks like a boy there.
I love the contrast of these 2.
Fuck I wish the Pizza Hut collab had an app like the Domino's one.
Any day you can share the joy of idols is a good day
They had a colab with LL? Details
Fuck, Oyari Ashito knows how to makes girls look so soft. I wish someone would hurry up and scan his C85 Rabu Raibu doujin.
Why there so little Nozomi fans?
Plenty of people like her. Hell, she's my second favorite.
Crossover fucking when?
Come on Scamco, you own all 3 franchises and Jukki Hanada has been re-educated from his mecha-loving ways.
It's just a give away or something.
The Nips don't care much for her. She always does awful in the polls. Around here, she's pretty popular though.
Wasn´t she first in that one dangeki poll?
Didn't she win that dangeki poll though? I think she's quite popular.
Perhaps in Japan, here she has a decent fanbase.
Poor Hanayo on the other hand is unpopular everywhere.
The one person I know what prefers her over the rest is entering a mental hospital next week.
I'd hug her
Even though I'm not a big fan of hers, I still hope there will be something going for her on season 2.
Yes, but in literally every other LL people she doesn't come close to the top 3. I suspect either proxy foul play or it's just a singular anomaly. Maybe she is finally starting to resonate with the Nips, but I don't believe it.
I like her too. She is Rin's girlfriend after all. I couldn't get the Rin fig without getting hers too. Even on her own she is cute.
At least she got something
Rin gets fuck all. I await her PV focus the most
Oh don't worry, her popularity sky rocketed off of the anime with all the molesting and spiritual reality. She may not be the strongest singer and she may not be in the spotlight very often but she is a very big part of the job. She ties everything together and makes it wonderful
She's the seasoning that elevates a good dish into an excellent one. Shes that extra hint of flavor that makes you go "Wow!"
Rin gets the same amount of exposition, if not a little more.
Muse wouldnt last long without her, after all, genkiness and positive thinking can only get you so far.
Toujou gets all the sidework done.
Next pv center is probably Eri though
Does anyone know the airdate for season 2?
I'd be fine with Eli. I really really want to see Rin as center some day though.
Yes! Fund it. For having such a good singing voice, it's strange that she's never been a center.
She had a slower start in in the anime
Mainly due to her VA being a professional. It shows really well
Its the same with Maki/Pile, you can tell they've trained for a long time
Not suggesting that the other girls are bad. but you can tell the difference
When I first saw Maki's va I thought "Who the hell is Pile" but not that I think about it, I don't follow seiyuus in the first place
Nanjo is good but I prefer Umi's VA Mimori more.
Korean pop star. Maki was really her first jap thing.
Her unique voice da best
Love this picture of Umi.
I don't think Eriko Hori (Pile's real name) released a single in Korean.
I remember Nozomi won a popular mobage character poll.
That's the poll they're talking about.
Kokoro-chan iu na!"
Mimorin and Nanjo for the next SonoHana game.
This thread needs more Kotori
Honoka, Umi, Eri and Maki sound great in pretty much anything.
Rin is pretty close there.
Kotori and Hanayo have their moments where they fuck up.
Nico and Nozomi cant really sing that well.
Are you me? Because that is exactly how I rate them (in regards to vocals). I feel like too many people assume that since Maki is canonically good at singing in the anime that she's the best, and has the most beautiful voice. Truth be told, though, I actually feel Honoka, Umi and Eri are all on par, if not better at singing than Maki. Maki's solo "Darling!!" was really unimpressive, and is pretty much the reason I don't think she's as good of a singer as so many LL fans think she is. Rin is also a lot better than people give her credit for, but her character isn't portrayed as being good at singing so people generally ignore her.
Seriously, if you don't think Honoka or Rin are actually good at singing, listen to もうひとりじゃないよ and Mermaid Festa Vol. 2 ~Passionate~. People seem to forget that Emi Nitta (Honoka's VA) was trained professionally to sing, she didn't become the center for nothing.
I didn't really like Kotori's singing too much initially, but she's grown on me a lot since then. I'd say the weakest singing voice belongs to Nozomi, but I still like her. Anyway, that was a bit of a rant, it's just rare that I see someone's taste line up so perfectly with mine.
That's about how I line up too. I don't see how there could be much room for deviation. Although, personally, I'd put Honoka a step below the Soldier Game trio. There's no denying that she's good, she just seems to a bit inferior to them. Rin would be a step below her. I've never really been "wowed" by any of her vocal work. Her voice is just pleasant to listen to. The rest is about the same.
Also is it just me or does Hanayo sound different in almost every song she does.
Shit man, that's how i would rate it too.
I agree that Rin has a pleasant voice, but it doesn't really "wow" you. I think I'm okay with that. As for the Soldier Game trio, I personally feel Eri is the best singer, followed by Umi, and then Maki. For me, Honoka is above Maki, but I guess it comes down to personal taste.
>Also is it just me or does Hanayo sound different in almost every song she does.
Oh god yes, I thought I was the only one who thought this. She's the only one I find it incredibly difficult to tell when she's singing due to this.
Isn't voice direction (from director/producer/whoever is in charge) involved when it comes to singing voice?
The VAs are simply doing their job.
Compare Tojo's singing in Junai Lens vs Glass no Hanazono.
>As for the Soldier Game trio, I personally feel Eri is the best singer, followed by Umi, and then Maki.
Are you me? But what really solidified Maki's presence in the top 3 is her song from that PS3 game, Himitsu to Hanazono. That song is pure ear sex.
>She's the only one I find it incredibly difficult to tell when she's singing due to this.
I used to get her confused with Kotori, but in more recent songs her voice has become more percussive and abrasive so is a lot easier to differentiate. Does that even make sense? Anyway Hanayo's CV is a gravure model so I just take it as it comes.
That's always going to be a part of it, which is what makes it difficult. Nozomi has to sound like Nozomi when she sings, the same for Kotori, Nico etc. The thing is, even with that in mind, I still believe she is the weakest singer, with Nico. Don't get me wrong, I really like both their characters, and I still enjoy their songs, but if you're rating vocal abilities they are probably the low end, at least in my mind.
If you go back and listen to 硝子の花園 I would say that Eri is the one elevating that song, Nozomi is more just trying to keep up. My example would be at 2:58 of that song. Compare Eri to Nozomi, and you'll hopefully understand what I mean. I don't think Nozomi is terrible at singing, but of the group I feel she's the weakest (at least in regards to singing). Goddamn do I love her speaking voice, though.
I always felt bad for Nozomi, because she's paired with Eri who is a noticeable better singer. The seitokai version of the ED is painful to listen to simply because of the huge contrast in ability.
Honoka and Rin do not have such an unique voice as Umi, Eri or Maki. What they do have is consistence and a wider vocal range.
If you watched the new years live when they performed soldier game Pile could not really sing Eris part that well and Mimorin ate her at that performance easily.
If I were to rate Umi would be the best followed by Eri with Honoka and Maki close by.
Speaking of Solider game. The Live with Mimorin and Pile left me in awe. Their stage presence is mesmerizing.
>I always felt bad for Nozomi, because she's paired with Eri who is a noticeable better singer.
Me too anon, me too. It's made worse by the fact that NozoxEri is my favorite pairing in Love Live. 硝子の花園 was like a dream-come-true song. If anyone did actually enjoy it, you should also check out the NozoEri Radio Garden series they've been doing, it's so cute. There are currently 7 parts out on nico, definitely worth a listen if you like that pairing.
Don't you think Eli is "cheating" though?
I mean, its pretty much just Nanjo's normal voice.
I wish they'd do Soldier Game again with every member present. I'm disappointed that they left it at that. The dance move at the end where they go "Ahhh" is mesmerizing.
Pile did seem awkward in Soldier Game. Although, Pile sounds awkward/different for many songs in the lives. It's not as smooth and supple. Honoka and Rin definitely got the range, but they lack they vocal vibrato that I find orgasmic. That's a pretty important factor to me. Ucchi is actually a pretty good singer, but I think the squeeky Kotori voice really hinders her.
Best BD song period
While I don't really think it's "cheating", that's kind of the point I was getting at when I said Nozomi had to soung like Nozomi, and Kotori/Nico etc. Their character voices are more extreme in regards to the personifications, which make them less "natural". I remember having a similar discussion with a friend back when I was less fond of Kotori, and he made the same point, of her voice being harder by default to maintain in a song.
The point I was making in my post however, was more that I feel even if Aina Kusuda (Nozomi's VA) were to sing in her most natural voice, Nanjo would still be better. It doesn't help that Aina has to try and sound like Nozomi, but if you're looking at the end results, what it means to me is that Nozomi is the weakest singer. But hey, that's just my opinion. I love Nozomi regardless.
Honoka's VA doesn't really change her voice at all either.
Obligatory in every LL thread.
I don't think it's cheating, she is just a bad VA but a good singer.
>Ucchi is actually a pretty good singer, but I think the squeeky Kotori voice really hinders her.
You need to listen to her solo of 僕らのLIVE 君とのLIFE then. I think this is the song that turned me around and made me realize she's actually a good singer. This is what she sounds like when she's not in chipmunk-mode, and my god it's good. (If you listen to the 3rd Live of WonRush she also sounds *incredibly* good, since she's singing more naturally than in the PV). The "chu~n chu~n chu~n chu~n" at 3:50 nearly gave me a goddamn heart attack.
Do yourself a favor and check it out:
Nanjo is not a bad VA. You two should listen to more extra materials.
So i guess i'm not the only one who thought she sounds a bit weird in the Android app?
Wait. What did Eli do?
You know it's funny. I've listen to every single solo album BUT Kotori's. I've even gotten through Nozomi's. It's not so bad.
I've always wondered where the chu~n thing came from.
Acting like a cool boss using mature seduction with swag level almost as high as Honoka.
I didn't know the lyrics were that lewd.
I agree with you. If you listen to her Solo Album, you'll notice distinct changes in pitch.
Yurika is an amateur.
I like Sora's Nico voice.
A shame she isn't able to maintain it during a live performance.
Fuck yes, imouto.
WHERE MY NIGGAS AT
I'm here m8.
ok, that one of my fav songs
>implying not here
I'm surprised this thread is still up. As expected of Love Livers.
I hope it's only my autism, but that name gives off a really bad vibe.
And with a nice recent discussion on the voice works. Its nice knowing most aren't shallow in olev
Honoka is such a fat fuck.
>an idol group full of nozomi tiers
At first I never paid attention to Honoka's singing but I fell in love with it after listening to her solo part in もぎゅっと"love"で接近中! .
Then after listening to Someday of My Life she became my favourite raibu and one of the top tier singers.
Because Love Live is the biggest piece of shit idol anime ever made?
You should listen to "Someday of my life".
Pfft. More like ADD.
Cute not lewd.
Both cute and lewd
Girls shouldn't be doing that.
I really wish there was more like this design
She's the leader what else did you expect
I still don't think Honoka should be the leader after how she completely mentally and emotionally broke down after she learned Kotori would be leaving.
Honoka is the best isn't she.
If you were a manager, would you like just lose a element key on your perfect group just because she's like nah I'm leaving, f*ck you Kotori almost fucked up
as far as personalities go she'd always end up being the leader
She acknowledged it herself that she does jack shit to improve mu's- I really don't understand how she became the leader.Umi and Eri both have the maturity to keep the group going and there's already enough genki to go around.
i agree with you but none of that matters since literally all of the other members follow her lead...she'd always be the leader as long as that dynamic continued
Honoka is the glue that sticks Muse together, Without her, the group would just fall apart. They could have decided to continue after Honoka quilted, But they didn't do that. The reason is quite simple that there's no one to push them forward anymore. Eri recognized it more than anyone else and she decided to put the group in hiatus.
_ No Umi & Kotori. They have made it clear, especially Umi, that Honoka is the sole reason for them to be in an idol group.
_ No Maki. She also has to fight between remaining idol or drop music to focus on study for becoming doctor. Without lyricist, costume designer and inspirational leader, a practical minded Maki would see no point in continuing,
_ No Eri. Eri was Honoka's rival in ideology. After she was won over by Honoka, Eri knew that without this girl, there is no Muse.
_ No Nozomi. She thinks the same as Eri.
Thus, you see that only Nico and Hanayo (who have intense passion for idol) and Rin (who follows Hanayo) were continuing. But they are destined to fail because they have lost all creative people.
Umi can't be leader because she's too shy for that position.
Eri can't be leader because she used to be an antagonist of the group. Maki and Nico would not have listened to her if not for Honoka. You should notice that all Eri's suggestion have to go through Honoka before the group act on them. Furthermore, Eri can't bring the "fun" into being idol. Her leading method would make the group dry like the Student Council. Rin or anyone else is not exactly genki.
Which rabu will Honda raibu?
The leader is good! The leader is great! We surrender our will as of this date!
It's not much of a question whether Honoka keeps the group together- my issue with her being the leader is the lack of her mental strength. No good leader would go into a tantrum if one of the members left, even if that particular member was one of her best friends. She should have put the group over the individual, is what I'm saying
I want to Umi Umi's Umis
Define the word Umi in the noun and verb form, please.
god bless you anon
Her singing is so wonderful
She is the glue, shes the reason they even went out on this journey in the first place. Without her the group wouldn't exist and minus her breakdown she does a pretty good job.
Besides its not like its a dictatorship. Every member is important. Everyone has their role and Honoka role is just keeping everyone together. WIth out her none of them would even do this shit
Niko would still be alone trying to be an idol, Kotori would just leave, Umi would just do archery and studies, Eli and Nozomi would just run council, Maki would probably just be a tryhard for academics and Hayano and Rin would just continue to chill while obsessing over idols.
"Leader" doesn't really exist but Honoka was a big reason any of this happened, thus she has the role
Shes only human. One person can only take so much pressure and stress before they break, especially when you're the one everyone looks to to keep it positivity. Shit is really stressful, its not like she didn't learn from it and do what was right in the end anyway
The only thing about their dynamic that bothers me is how helpless Umi and Kotori are without her. Umi is just as close with Kotori as Honoka is but she does nothing to try and prevent Kotori to leave, rather just accepts it.
Umi's voice actor sounds familiar.
oh right she voices kurisu
>the lack of her mental strength.
She is a 16 year old girl in a highschool idol group. She doesnt need your so called mental strength to become emotionless.
That's what a character development is for isn't it? Honoka is a hyper active 16 yr old acting realistically like a 16 yr old. This is why I mark Love Live so high on character realism scale.
LL actually has decent songs for an idol show
Typically the songs sound like dog shit
Because the Idol part is actually important. LL been going on for 4 years, its not anime only
I'm not saying she should have completely ignored Kotori leaving. She shouldn't have completely quit mu's, which to be honest felt completely out of the blue.
Ignore what I just said about mental strength- I forgot she's a 16 year old and for some reason compared her to a particular captain of a particular team
Fuck since WUG isn't really an idol show my craving for idols gets worse everyday.
They're still just innocent school girls. They're not even professionals
They don't even get paid for this shit. They do it for fun and getting the school popular. The girls are fucking hardcore
WUG is an embarrassment to the niche
Its so fucking cheap and sleazy. Its like the transformers movies of idols
Well it's fun if you like to see young girls suffer but other than that yeah.
She can't even keep on a diet.
rin the best
Not everybody is perfect
The girl trains harder then most kids do in sports club, she can have a few sweets. Helps shes also plump in the right places
What kind of monster would enjoy that
I don't know
I just finished the last episode. That show has gotten so cringeworthy, I wouldn't be surprised if the ending has everyone disbanded and bitter.
Yamakan "saving" the idol industry.
I can't wait for LL2 to blow it out of the water come spring.
hah. i knew it.
They'll "wake up" from their childish dreams of stardom.
Okay so I'm actually going to try and address the issues people have with Honoka's breakdown and the subsequent drama that occurs in the final episodes of Love Live, because I feel it's something that's largely misunderstood and gets more hate than I feel it deserves. This is a pretty long rant so I'll have to break it into 3 parts.
Firstly, let me start by saying that I did not enjoy the "drama" the first time I viewed it, largely because I felt it was out of place, and really disliked the lack of initiative Kotori showed in regards to handling the situation.
With that being said, to anyone who believes Honoka's reaction was "stupid", unwarranted or unbelievable and forced, I have to say it's not as far off as you might think.
This is something that more comes from life experience, but even if you're young you might be able to relate. Any time you truly focus and dedicate yourself to something, as Honoka did with μ's, you lose a lot of perspective on things, since you're so invested into this one particular aspect of life. If you've ever personally tried really hard at something, maybe you can understand this. For the younger people in this thread, that might be your studies, sports or hobbies. For those of you my age or older, it'd be work, or hobbies that you still hold onto.
Now imagine that you've been working at this one thing for weeks, months even. Every bit of you is attached to this, and if something doesn't go well, it can mentally break you. I know, from an outsiders perspective, it isn't much. You really have to experience it personally to understand what I'm talking about here. Keep in mind this happens as a result of whatever it is taking up a LARGE percentage of your life. Anyone who leads a balanced lifestyle will be more adept at brushing such things off, since they have a better sense of context and perspective that allows them to move on without being too caught up in it.
But in this case, Honoka IS caught up in it. She's deeply invested, μ's is the group she formed with her 2 closest friends, and despite how many hurdles and trials they've faced, each time they have managed to overcome them and move forward, as a group. Come episode 10, they are SO CLOSE to their goal. This is the performance that will decide whether they can maintain their ranking. Honoka is sick. It starts raining for their outside performance. Guess who fucking motivates the group to do it? Honoka. They performe No Brand Girls, then Honoka faints from her fever. After all her practice and effort, it's not the group who falls short, but her. Imagine the mental burden and guilt from knowing that.
Now imagine recovering and having the group tell you they decided to withdraw from the event you were all trying so hard to get into. Most of you won't even be able to relate to such a feeling of letting not only yourself down, but those closest to you. Whatever, Honoka takes it in stride, returns to school and they all get back into the groove of things. Now for some fucked up reason, is the time Umi decides to tell the group Kotori's leaving, because Kotori was unable to earlier. Put yourself in Honoka's shoes. You've been best friends with this girl from childhood. You made promises to always be together, and thus far, you have. Everyone managed to move on through the strength of their unity and friendship, and now, out of nowhere, she tells you she's leaving. Anyone who thinks Honoka is weak for acting the way she does is living in a fairy land. On top of all this, you have to keep in mind Honoka is a high school girl. She's not a fully mature adult, and I've seen many adults handle lesser situations with far less grace and composure.
Now I'm not arguing Love Live is the deepest show, or that it's final episodes couldn't have been handled a bit better, but a lot of this hate for the "drama" seems to just be people bandwagoning and throwing around stupid words like "forced" thinking it makes them clever. It doesn't. Honestly, my biggest complaint with how the final episodes were handled largely falls on Kotori. People give Honoka a lot of shit, but honestly she reacted fairly reasonably given the situation.
That's just my 2 cents. It's frustrating seeing people not understanding that. Honoka is a lot stronger than people give her credit for, and anybody who's ever tried their hardest to do something should be able to empathize with how she reacted to her best friend declaring she'd be leaving, them being pulled out of Love Live (without asking her) and her feeling guilt for letting the group down from her passing out.
I like you
I respect you
You're arguing the obvious, and I salute you for that.
C-can I borrow this as a pasta for next time?
This is the internet, anon. You can do whatever you want. With that being said, I doubt you'd have much reason to post it again, since anyone that I wanted to read this rant (Love Live fans) is most likely in this thread already.
I'm actually quite enjoying these off-season threads. It's just really nice to discuss stuff like this with people who actually enjoyed the show, there's not really a substantial fan-base anywhere that lets you do that (unless you live in Japan).
Pretty much, sharing the joy with others is just so fun. Its been a bright part of the weed really since japan gets all this content but so little sees english translated or even known it existed.
Theirs that wiki no one updates but thats pretty much.
Also french cosplay group I guess
>sharing the joy with others is just so fun
Now you're idoling.
There's a Korean fan site with a large database of news and song lyrics also.
A lot of actual discussion in this thread
>I wouldn't be surprised if the ending has everyone disbanded and bitter.
Is that the first thing you thought of? That it tries too hard to be dark and unique.
This ending was practically ripped from LL's Kotori arc. And it has the possibility of two Idols who most likely won't leave the group.
Anyway, I'm sitting back to see how Touko is going to write her way around the fact that Airi and Nanami can't leave because Avex or DiveII want to cash in on a long-term asset. We all know how controversial the LL ending was.
We've already blown them out of the water before the show began airing.
I've been thinking about the last 2 episodes and I say LL is the I-1 to the WUG. Lantis/Dengeki/Sunrise have had 4 years to promote and develop the franchise. WUG is a new franchise threw everything in on the first go. It'll take a while for them to reach LL's popularity.
Yamakan got a severe kinghit from the Im@s movie and another one from the LL Saitama Concert. Im@s will be performing at Saitama in a few days (with all 3 franchises!). So that's another massive hit right there.
Afterwards, we just wait for Aikatsu to kick the twice dead corpse.
The Lantis Alliance will put that bastard in his place.
From my experience, extremely happy people are also prone to bouts of extreme depression when things suddenly don't go their way.
They aren't swayed very easily, but their fall is pretty violent.
The fall of a genki hurts my soul.
Seeing Umi help save her leader from depression and Honoka running to the airport to stop her gf from leaving was pretty good.
Also KotoHono hug.
I can only hope the Im@s movie has a HaruChiha hug.
This is is the Year of Yuri after all.
And I wonder if we should start calling it the Year of Idols since next season is chock-ful of Idol Shows.
>next season is chock-ful of Idol Shows
It is? All I can see from skimming the chart is LL and Puchimas.
I think UtaPri is airing next season.
And I also count Aikatsu and PR s2.
Also Futsu no JK with Miki Ito (Yuriko and SutairippSSU!)
>Decade of idols
I don't know If I want that though
>wake up thread still here
Seriously you guys are the best.
Have some lewd, Toujou.
I wasn't brave enough to post that
>this thread is now a little over two days old.
There was another 2-3 day old thread right before this too.
I like how they look like daughter and mom when they are together in some pics.
I mean, seriously. I would mistaken this as mom and daughter if I don't know who they are.
I know, it great.
Put Nozomi, Nico and Umi together.
You would think they were sisters.
This just made the duo much more cuter to me
MARRY ME Nico-chan
You'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad.
We'll pick out a white dress
It's a Love Story.
Baby just say...'Yes'
I could see it.
How far can we go?
>thread still here
This is a pretty good start of my day.
I'd say either 20 images or 79 replies
I've missed the facial expressions
I miss the blushing
I miss the horrorshows.
The blushing knees right?
I miss the lips.
Sunrise really knows how to draw lips that look good.
I see the future clearly now.
A industry entirely dominated by Idol anime.
And an /a/ with at least 10 Idol Anime threads active at any given time.
Ohhh yeah! The lips are the best.
sunrise moe studio a master at craft
Tokyo 7th Sisters
Get adapted into animes
And a second season of Natsuiro Kiseki...this time with more singing.
Remember the days when they thought the only way to make an Idol Anime good was to add mechas?
Will Saki and Natsume finally admit their feelings for each other?
Dat Umi homolust
Only one way to find out. We need a season 2.
All the SPHEREs are most likely munching each other backstage
>Gundam series. The most iconic mecha series. Not to mention Code Geass and Scryed
>Keroro, Gintama, Nichibros, Binbougami. All those fucking hilarious animu.
>TigerBunny, AccelWorld, MaiHime. All those otaku-pandering.
>Aikatsu LoveLive. (maybe Xenoglossia?) Idol anime that have strong fanbase
Sunrise is truly a master at pretty much any genre.
I don't like yuri, but this i can get off to.
Unless... Unless idols can be in relationships with each other. But that's forbidden as well, right?
It's not forbidden if no one knows.
canon yuri is dangerous territory
Takes all the excitement out in my opinion
Rin is the cutest LL.
>Your ship gets official approve
>Every opposing ships are mad as hell
>Fanbase is now on naval warfare
>The franchise started crumbling down
>RIP in pieces, the animu that got rekt by its own fanbase.
B-but muh NicoMaki
And then there's fucking hipsters who ship Nico with someone else. Not me.
they can hint all they want but once they k-
k-issu on screen its completely different
Yes, she is.
Yeah those people are faggots.
Its a good thing this isn't canon, or I'd burn down sunrise
I'd say it's not very probable, like HanaUmi or RinNozo.
Now that Sakurako has made Jukki a fit and proper man, can we take Idolm@ster back from A-1?
I say the following are reasonable Nico pairs without being crack
NicoHana- Both Idol Otakus
NicoMaki- Obvious reasons
NicoHono- Honoka goes with anyone.
NicoKoto- They keep designing lewd outfits for their fellow Idols to wear. It seems like their minds are on the same track. Although then again, it's more likely they just want to see some more skin from their waifus.
I'd have to add NicoNozo to that.
Nozomi likes teasing Nico. It's hard not to see that pairing.
Nozomi x anyone - for obvious reasons
Nozomi x nobody - also for obvious reasons
You know besides having similar interests, I can't really see NicoHana or NicoKoto, I don't think Nico ever directly interacted with Hanayo or Kotori, besides for maybe 4 words.
There would be no canon yuri. Don't forget that the anime idol and the real life idol are interconnected. They can't go for yuri and then have Pile and Sora start acting like they are in love.
>Pile and Sora start acting like they are in love
I'm...okay with this.
>Pile x Soramaru
I don't know why, but I'm okay with this.
PilexKussun all day, every day.
Fuck off everyone, best idol and best grill in general coming through!
No objections here.
Fuck image limit reached.
Why is Maki so good?
And I just arrived. This was a nice thread with some nice discussion.
Now I really can't wait for season 2.
Tell me about it. It's weird to actually see any discussion in Rabu Raibu threads.
Are we going to start up eternal Love Live threads soon? I'd be down for that.
Where do I sign?
No S2 previews, anons... why
I'm ok with this
also Hanayo need some love
I'd rather not. Generals tend to delve into shit quickly over time.
Fairly constant threads would be the bottom line.
Right here, if you would.
This. Wouldn't want to turn into Idolmaster general.
Seriously, you wouldn't.
I think most threads like that jsut start out with shitposting just to get it over with at the start
This thread has convinced me to pick this up.
Does the 1080p BD rip offer anything over the 720p BD rip? I really don't feel like downloading 10GB more if I can get away with it.
Newthread if you wanted one.
They already seem to be shipping the pair based on First Live.
Wonder if we can get any Yuri Acts from Yurika and Rippi.
I've been finding a lot of EliNozo fanart implying the performance of Garasu no Hanazono by Aina and Yoshi was incredibly gay.
I've seen this too. It is a pretty gay song.
You could've held off for a little longer
guyz could i ask you how to add pile in fb.. coz im one of her fan now.. went i watch love live.. especially maki solo song.. aishiteru banzai..!! ~(^A^)~