Love Live! officials are cracking down on copyrighted items and doujinshi. Melon Books have discontinued Love Live related Doujinshi.

 

Love Live! officials have started to crack down on infringed Love Live! products.

Japan’s well-known doujinshi retailer, Melon Books have issued a notice that they’ll be taking down and discontinuing any sales of Love Live! related doujinshi.
It is believed that Melon Books are following up with the addressed announcement by the Love Live! officials.

Melon Books have already removed the Love Live! capsule machines and related doujinshi books goods.

Currently, many doujinshi artists are puzzled on the “boundaries” of the infringement.

Originally, it was thought that the previous announcements were only for counterfeit official goods. However, doujinshi is affected as well. Continue reading Love Live! officials are cracking down on copyrighted items and doujinshi. Melon Books have discontinued Love Live related Doujinshi.

[Love Live] Sunshiner improper etiquette during Bushiroibu!

After Aqours live, most sunshiners went to play their smartphones, went home, threw away distribution items and cluttered the bins.

“Good work on the Bushira!
Some points for sunshiners to improve
・Don’t come if you’re just interested in Aqours
・Don’t play your smartphone after Aqours
・Don’t leave just because Aqours is over
・Don’t throw away other distribution fliers just because you are interested in Aqours only
・Don’t throw away souvenir towels
・Remember the milky call
・Don’t scatter the garbage around”

Some comments by the Japanese:
– I went to the Bushira but Aqours fans were sickly cold during milky and they were playing with smartphones.

-By the way, the reputation of Love liver, which had already went downhill, is going to fall further. Although the contents were really good, but the quality of the fans is really garbage.

-Rather than resting.
It was a song with no physical strength for the call.
Everyone was terrible.

Basically, it’s about respecting other seiyuu/artistes.

Pile’s thoughts on μ’sic Forever

Felt it has been a long time since I’ve written such a long blog post.
It has been a year since FINAL LOVE LIVE. The time has been going by so fast.
There were lots of interviews after FINAL LOVE LIVE!, and I thought there will be lots of opportunities to talk about my own feelings about it.
It has been a busy 6 years, but also a fulfilling one. I have gained lots of precious experiences. Continue reading Pile’s thoughts on μ’sic Forever

Aqours First Live LEAKED in China

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First Love Live! ~Step! ZERO to ONE~ was held on 25th – 26th February at Yokohama Area. The two days of concerts were also broadcasted in overseas such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia.

However, just last night, several large Love Live groups in China were tipped that some online sites were selling Aqours Leaked concerts video, and has since caused a lot of controversy.

Firstly, the satellite broadcasting, which means the actual raw concert clips will be transmitted real-time through the satellite and to the rest of the world.

It was suspected that the satellite transmissions signal were intercepted, and the hacking is completely at a different level of approach.

 

“Someone selling the leaked concert videos online”

 

“Based on this screenshot, you can see that the videos have a large capacity, and both were uploaded in the night after the concert. And there are reasons to believe that the videos were leaked for profiting purposes.”

 

The two days clips reportedly having overseas broadcasting notice screen. The videos were in HD, and definitely not through illegal filming but directly (hacked?) from the officials.

In comparison to the Live Viewing, the leaked content can be described as “Authentic”, including the NG part of Rikyako (Rikako Aida).
Of course, the official Blu-ray Disc sales will make some corrections to the sound. But to some people, the raw footage might be more “worthy” for collections than the edited BD.

In fact, this was not the first time. The leaks have been rampant in China since 2015, with LoveLive! 5th Live followed by LoveLive! Final Live being leaked out. Coincidentally, it happened every time on their live broadcasting.

According to sources, the leaked broadcasting was already an “open secret”, those “fans that do not have the money to attend the broadcasting” would resort to piracy.
The tickets supply were “little” and basically sold out very quickly. There was no other broadcast live, and the nearest places would be either Hong Kong or Taiwan. Thus, lots of time and money will be needed and obtain through piracy is more “convenient”. “There were many LoveLiver in the mainland, and this type of business is very profitable”.

The leaked videos have since sparked discussions. Most fans understood that the leaked was not only illegal piracy, and totally not a desirable outcome. And once if spread to the Japanese officials, they might be banned from having any future Love Live! activities. Some argued that the leaked is their only way to “support” since they couldn’t attend the Live or to buy the BD.

Last week, the Sword Art Online Movie were leaked from Singapore & Malaysia, and have caught the licensor ODEX’s attention to address the issues.
ODEX has sternly pointed out that “because of this irresponsible behaviour”, Singapore & Malaysia might be “blacklisted” from the release of animated films.

It’s rumoured that piracy in China is “inevitable” and it’s an unknown on how the Japanese will be handling the issues.
However, if future overseas broadcasting were to be cancelled then good luck to all the overseas fans 🙂

The official BD sales might be months after the actual Live, but piracy is absolutely illegal no matter what reasons.
Supporting the Officials products are the genuine deal in support the industry.

 

Banner image: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/worldwide/sp_1stlive.php

Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Forget about Piler or 816, because “Tailwind” was what Pile named her fans.
During today’s NicoNama broadcasting on Valentine’s Day, Pile announced her third solo album: “Tailwind(s)”. It will be scheduled to release on Apil 26th. The name of the new album was literally translated from the word “Tailwind”.

tailwind_pile_banner Continue reading Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Aya Uchida reveals that she had a vocal cord nodules surgery and currently “Recovering well”.[内田彩][声帯結節の手術]「内田彩」「声帯結節の手術」「経過は良好」

On January 21th, Aya Uchida revealed that she had performed a vocal cord nodules surgery earlier this year.
This was mentioned during Uchida Aya 1st single “SUMILE SMILE” release commemoration SPECIAL event @ TORANOANA Akihabara store C 4F event floor.

Ucchi managed to take 2 weeks break during the start of the year.
And assured fans that she is progressively recovering well.

Ucchi had this uncomfortable throat issues since Final Love Live performance at Tokyo Dome.

Continue reading Aya Uchida reveals that she had a vocal cord nodules surgery and currently “Recovering well”.[内田彩][声帯結節の手術]「内田彩」「声帯結節の手術」「経過は良好」

Pile denies the dissolution of μ’s during TojiPaiFin! [Muse] [Love Live! Maki Nishikino’s voice actress][ラブライブ!][μ’sの解散を明確に否定][Pilefection][チャンネルとじぱいふぃん]

During the 4th broadcast of Channel TojiPaiFin, Pile clearly denied the disbandment of μ’s (Muse).

Many fans considered Muse has been inactive since “μ’s Final Love Live!”. Their last one-man live held on 31st March at Tokyo Dome and was virtually dissolved.

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One of the membership fans’ email was being selected and read out by Hana Tojima. (Roughly 180+ fans were watching this live 4th broadcast)

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This year, 2016 has been memorable. There were many encounters, partings, and discoveries.
Going forth into the new year.
Firstly, the partings.
I have been continuously been supporting Muse for three years plus.
(Suddenly Pile was excited ww)
On 1st April, Muse was disbanded.
Pile: EHH??
Hana: ??Eh?
Pile: There is no dissolution yo!
Pile: Ah! It’s glad. Hence telling everyone that Muse did not disband.
Hana: Hasn’t disbanded?
Pile: Nope.
(Pile coughed)
Pile: Everyone has ended their live activities, but is not the dissolution.
Hana&Yukafin: I see.
Pile: Yup. There’s no disbandment.
Pile: I’m glad to tell everyone about this!
Hana: Originally, I didn’t know about this too.
Pile: Yes. It’s not dissolution.

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Previously, Emi Nitta denied their dissolution during the rehearsal for NHK Kohaku Utagassen. But after μ’s Final Love Live!, the dissolution was not even mentioned again.
This remark by Pile is the first dissolution denial after the μ’s Final Love Live!

Comments by fans:

There were comments by the fans that they’re “happy” and “relieved”.
And the expectation of “Is there a day where μ’s will start their activities again?”

Pile has stated that the current state of μ’s is “on hiatus”.

Really hoping for the day to see the Live of the 9 members again!

Official channel: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv284625211

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Mimori Suzuko has been diagnosed with a lung inflammation and reassures fans not to worry about her condition. [三森すずこ] [急性気管支炎]

Mimori Suzuko (Mimorin) has just tweeted on her Twitter that she has been suffering from a lung inflammation called acute bronchitis.

なんとまぁ、病院いってみたら急性気管支炎だそう。でもすぐ治る気がする!普段はあんまり体調悪い系のつぶやきはしないようにしてるけど、今回はラジオで散々ゴホゴホしてたから、みんなを心配させないためにもご連絡♪

“How awful, the hospital seems to diagnose me of having acute bronchitis (when I last visited). But I’m currently on treatment and is healing well! Usually, I try not to tweet about having a bad physical condition. I have been murmuring during today’s radio live, thus now I’m informing everyone not to worry about my current condition♪”

 

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A picture of Mimori Suzuko & Aya Uchida on the previous radio live show

 

Despite suffering from a lung infection, Mimorin is still very concerned about her fans. And it’s kind of reassuring. Stay strong Mimorin!
Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for Mimorin-san!

 

 

Pile Asia Tour – Pile call list – Pilefection – Amusu [Pile Asia Tour会場/公演時間発表]

Pile will be having her very First Asia Tour in the various selected countries! Information about the song calls will be listed below:

Pile Asia Tour Setlist (Probably)

M1: チェックメイト
M2: Dream of Princess
M3: ヒカリフライト
M4: Black Butterfly
M5: EGOIST
M6: angel song
M7: Furuwasete
M8: ヴァンパイア革命
M9: 伝説のFLARE
M10: ドリームトリガー
M11: 空色デイズ
M12: 花と翼
M13: キミがくれたKISEKI
M14: 一歩先へ
M15: NEXT WORLD
M16: HANABI!!
M17: P.S.ありがとう…
M18: Melody

M19: Snow halation
M20: Darling!!
M21: soldier game
M22: それは僕たちの奇跡
M23: いつかキミに届ける世界
M24: 素晴らしきSekai

Continue reading Pile Asia Tour – Pile call list – Pilefection – Amusu [Pile Asia Tour会場/公演時間発表]

Should fans interfere with their idols/singers/artistes/seiyuu’s lives? [Pilefection][Opinions]

It’s quite a distinctive between Japanese & the non-Japanese fans.
There’s always a small portion of the Japanese extreme fans, and sometimes they might be really harsh on their words.
Probably being too selfish/finding commonly excuses.
1. The idols/singers/actors/artistes will be “distracted” if they’re dating.
2. The idols/singers/actors/artistes are not even loyal to the fans.
Non-Japanese fans, on the other hand, they’re generally quite open-minded on the taboo topic relating to dating.
1. The idols/singers/actors/artistes have their own lives to live.
2. The idols/singers/actors/artistes have their own rights to date who they want.

*Crude words have been removed. (Usually, will be omitted/deleted on Japanese blogs as well)

Based on this Facebook post’s, under the comments, you can see that most of us are quite supportive of the idea for the artistes to lead their own lives.

Continue reading Should fans interfere with their idols/singers/artistes/seiyuu’s lives? [Pilefection][Opinions]

[Bunshunhou] Rumoured Love Live voice actress Pile is seen dating with a band man [Late-night tryst]. And the male member or your opponent has been revealed! 【文春砲】ラブライブ声優

A private romantic rendezvous between the rumoured lovers have been spotted by the gossiping Bunshunhou.
This time uncovering between one of the popular Love Live seiyuu/ artist member, Pile, and a member from I Don’t Like Monday.

Spotted for embracing & sending off. (Pictures below)

This has sparked off a controversy on the Twitter Japanese netizens.

Japanese netizens response:

“B-but Pile… thought you’ll be looking for a more senior (older age) opponent”

“S-stop… S-stop… stop depriving to us anymore”

“This is even sadder than Final Live”

“This is shocking”

“Pile has the rights to date with anybody, it’s none of you guys’ business”

“Seiyuu have been getting tough after FL (final live)”

“Seiyuu is not bounded to ‘Can’t dating'”

“Don’t interfere with people’s private life”

“She’s not a voice actress anymore”

Continue reading [Bunshunhou] Rumoured Love Live voice actress Pile is seen dating with a band man [Late-night tryst]. And the male member or your opponent has been revealed! 【文春砲】ラブライブ声優

Voice actress Mimori Suzuko reveals her ideal type [声優三森すずこ]

Mimori Suzuko opened up about her ideal type of person, and has triggered netizens attention!!

In the TV Anime “Love Live!”, the famous voice actress Mimorin voiced prominent role as Umi Sonada. And Mimorin is regarded as a goddess in the eyes of her fans (Mimorian).

Recently, Mimorin tweeted on her Twitter about her favourite type of man, and has since stirred up a discussion among the Japanese netizens.

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Mimori Suzuko’s tweets: “I might like someone who has a goal in mind or remain unwavering in their beliefs and dreams…(*´ω`*) And always thoughtful about the surrounding people and caring for others

Japanese netizens response:

“I’m also a very faithful person, Mimori please marry me!”

“I’m the person she mentioned!”

“Stop being delusional, I think she forgot to say that the person must be handsome as a precondition”

“She suddenly revealed these, is she ready to announce her marriage notice?”

“Yesterday, she took part in a radio program and thus tweeted about it. If she got married, many fans are going to die”

Me: This “person” seems like Emitsun (Emi Nitta)?? Or probably Soramaru (Sora Tokui)??

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Why not both? Teehee
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….Stop the shipping… Enough of your jokes

Emi Nitta talks about Love Live! Her past 6 years of thoughts and feelings during Tsun Raji radio broadcast [新田恵海の えみゅーじっく♪まじっく☆第103回] [つんらじ]

In Emitsun’s 103rd Tsun Raji Hibiki radio broadcast, she mentioned her past 6 years of experience with μ’s (Muse).

For Emitsun, her most precious memories were from Final Love Live! and Yokohama Live.

How important Love Live! and Honoka Kousaka was to her.

Emitsun was given the green-lit to share about this sensitive topic, and she even wore an orange dress to the radio session.

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Continue reading Emi Nitta talks about Love Live! Her past 6 years of thoughts and feelings during Tsun Raji radio broadcast [新田恵海の えみゅーじっく♪まじっく☆第103回] [つんらじ]

Just before Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 13 broadcast! Cast Comments & group photo「ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!」[Aqours][Amusu Translate]

Just before Episode 13 broadcast! Cast Comments & group photo!

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Anju Inami (CV for Chika Takami)
Really very grateful to everyone who has always been looking forward to (Aqours?) and supporting us. I am Anju Inami, CV for Chika Takami.
Initially from admiration and through yearning, Chika started her dream. One by one intertwined and started the birth of Aqours.
Nevertheless, the story of the 9 girls is filled by indispensable feelings, kindness and warm support.
These are all included in Episode 13.
Aqours has begun its みんなで叶える物語( Makes Everyone’s Dreams Come True).
I will be very happy if you are able to enjoy the story.

Continue reading Just before Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 13 broadcast! Cast Comments & group photo「ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!」[Aqours][Amusu Translate]

『ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!』“Aqours”二年生メンバーCharaExpoが登場「中文日本語 取材 翻訳」「C3」

Aqours (読み方: アクア か あ-く-あ) は去年に結成したスクールアイドルユニットグループです。メンバーが9人います。

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この新しいプロジェクトは2015年2月に発表されました、それ以降、新しい情報も出ています。グループユニット名のAqoursは6月に発表され、その後た同時に、3つのユニットの名前、CYaRon!、AZALEAとGuilty Kissも読者投票によって決定しました。とメンバー人気順位の結果も発表されています。その後、7月から日本ではTVアニメが放送スタートしました。

 

このプロジェクトの舞台になった浦の星女学院は、静岡県沼津市の内浦という町にあります。

Aqoursの中から二年生のメンバー(高海千歌役伊波杏樹さん、桜内梨子役逢田梨香子さん、渡辺曜役斉藤朱夏さん)が今回はLove Live! Sunshine!!を宣伝するために、ゲストとして暑いシンガポールに開催するC3 CharaExpo 2016にゲスト出演しました。キャストの皆さんと話す機会があったので、話した内容を見てみましょう!

Continue reading 『ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!』“Aqours”二年生メンバーCharaExpoが登場「中文日本語 取材 翻訳」「C3」

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Second Year Interview「ラブライブ サンシャイン」「電撃G’s magazine」「Pilefection Amusu Translation」

In the upcoming Dengeki G’s Magazine issue included the Aqours second-year interview.

The contents included Aqours’ Live activities and also a rare glimpse of opportunity for the second year to share their experiences during their participation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! audition.

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Anju inami (aka Anchan) was originally a LoveLiver (*this fact is something that was known to many people), and specifically a Hanayo oshi (fan). Anchan has been to μ’s Live before and once thought that μ’s was an elusive presence.

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Furthermore, Anchan was a fresh blood in a seiyuu(voice acting) firm for 2 years. Despite trying out various seiyuu audition, she was still not being selected.

When Anchan first heard about LLSS audition, she decided to give it her very best last shot in voice acting.

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Love Live! was one of her dream work, thus Anchan challenged the audition with the accumulated 2 years of experience, and even thought of giving up being a seiyuu if she were to fail in her last audition.


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Rikako Aida (aka Rikyako) already likes to listen to μ’s songs, watched the LL anime, and also a Sukufesu(SIF) player like any of us.

Rikyako fell in love with Rikochan the moment she saw a picture of Rikochan during the audition.

Rikyako was once a transfer student and has many similarities with Rikochan.

During the studio audition, Rikyako directly voiced out her interest in voicing Rikochan. “Please let me voice act as Rikochan!”

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Rikyako held dearly to her phone every single day till the announcement of the result.

Rokyako’s wish was granted in playing the role of her favourite character, and she hugged her mother while crying in joy.

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Shuka Saito (aka Shuchan) first known about Love Live! through SIF. And Shuchan thought that it was impressive for seiyuu to synchronise with the dancing. It was really charismatic.

Shuchan has not officially announced her year of birth, but she revealed that she is the youngest among Aqours members.

Moreover, she was still a Joshi Kousei (high school girl) when she participated in the audition. It was unexpected to be qualified, as originally it was simply a simple motivation to participate in her favourite works.

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Shuchan was extremely nervous during the audition. And because this audition will be Shuchan’s lifetime opportunity, she showed her best skills (*She has been learning dancing since elementary school), singing and dancing.

Shuchan performed the Honoka’s part for 「僕らは今のなかで」and expressed that she has memorised the Honoka’s dance steps for「僕らは今のなかで」 !

There are even more interviews with the 3 Aqours second-year members. Their feelings and desires about this Love Live! project.

If you’re interested, do remember to buy an own copy for yourself! (or perhaps even more)

Love Live! Sunshine!! Numazu Event – Perfect synchronised Aozora Jumping Heart OP showcase 「ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!」「沼津イベント」「青空Jumping Heart」中文】Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 夏暑假課外活動 ~ 夏日祭和大家在一起 ~ 在沼津市

 

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Summer Vacation Extracurricular Activities ~ Summer Festival together with Everyone ~ in Numazu.

Thank you very much!

1st LIVE. Best place, and time.

Gonna go one step at a time! Zura-ne!

I’ll do my very best

中文】Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 夏暑假課外活動 ~ 夏日祭和大家在一起 ~ 在沼津市

很感谢大家的支持喔!

首次的LIVE
最高的場所和時間呢
我會走一步算一步
ずら呢!

我會盡我所能。

Netizens reaction:

  1. It’s really amazing that both fit perfectly
  2. It must be tough in order to match the standing position in the camera
  3. Hopefully, I’ll able to get 1st live tickets
  4. Considering the fact that Aqours members are still young, it’s remarkable to have such physical fitness
  5. The Live would have a mixed feeling
  6. This convinced me that everyone is really active and is working very hard!

網民反應:

  1. 好完美的動畫這真是太神奇了
  2. 一定很困難吧匹配相機站立的位置
  3. 希望能拿到1stLive的票
  4. Aqours成員還年輕,體質可真好
  5. Live 將有一個混合的感覺
  6. 這使我相信大家很元気非常努力!

Aya Uchida: “I will marry after 2 years, and my ideal partner’s annual income? Probably around 10 Million, and want to give birth to three!” [內田彩][声優]

Last Sunday, Aya Uchida announced her marriage plans during one of her events. Fret not, Aya Uchida is still single!

Aya Uchida’s speech:
1. I’m Aya Uchida, currently 29 years old♡
2. Still 29 years old
3. 29 years old
4. I want to have 3 kids
5. I’ll probably announce my marriage plans after 2 years
6. Needless to say, I’ll try my best! (Trying your best to look for a partner? 😛
7. Annual income? Of course, I’m concerned!
8. Probably around 10 Million (yen) will do
9. Well, and have to bring me for travel at least once a year

Continue reading Aya Uchida: “I will marry after 2 years, and my ideal partner’s annual income? Probably around 10 Million, and want to give birth to three!” [內田彩][声優]

Message from Muse to Muse [μ’s からμ’s へのありがとう] [電撃G’s magazine][Pilefection]

μ’s からμ’s へのありがとう was earlier released by 電撃G’s magazine. Be prepared to be filled with feels by these tear-jerking messages from our beloved Seiyuu to Muse.

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Continue reading Message from Muse to Muse [μ’s からμ’s へのありがとう] [電撃G’s magazine][Pilefection]

[Interview] みも!みも!みもりん Happy Taiwan Go ~ 今日は絶対に晴れ! [Suzuko Mimori / 三森すずこ][AmuEnglishTranslate]

“I would like to voice act as a character’s Mother!”, Mimorin enthusiastically replied.
Voice acting as a mother would definitely be Mimorin’s biggest challenge!

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Breaking down the walls of the two-dimensional into bringing out the liveliness of the characters by the lovely seiyuu, Suzuko Mimori, held her Taiwan personal fan meeting at Taipei Huayang Hana stage on 29th May 2016. Continue reading [Interview] みも!みも!みもりん Happy Taiwan Go ~ 今日は絶対に晴れ! [Suzuko Mimori / 三森すずこ][AmuEnglishTranslate]

Nanojolno reveals her thoughts on Love Live! Final Live during her 21st Radio Broadcast [南條 愛乃]

It had been a while since we first knew the news on Final Live (It was also mentioned on her blog before). Due to members’ own busy schedules, not all of the members were present for the rehearsal until the last week before the FL. The supervisor even brought Nanjolno’s favorite Kasitila cake during the rehearsal.

Unfortunately, Muse didn’t manage to finish rehearsing the whole portion of their songs despite practising throughout until the final night.

Continue reading Nanojolno reveals her thoughts on Love Live! Final Live during her 21st Radio Broadcast [南條 愛乃]

Asagei Takes Down Defamatory Article Regarding About Emi Nitta starring in Adult Video

S-inc (株式会社S) officially denies rumors of Emi Nitta casting in AV on 5th April 2016.

S-inc has confirmed that the AV cast is not affiliated nor is actual Emitsun herself.

S-inc agency has confirmed that they will be seeking legal advice regarding about this defamation case.

S-inc news information: http://www.s-inc.jp/index.html

Continue reading Asagei Takes Down Defamatory Article Regarding About Emi Nitta starring in Adult Video

Thoughts about Love Live! School Idol Project – Muse [ラブライブ!感想]

Love Live! Marked its end on April fools’ Day 2016. It has been 6 years since Love Live started. From a stronghold of 100* Love Liver to a full fledged sold-out concert of 54,000* impeccable Love Liver. (*Rounded value)

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In 2013, I myself became a Love Liver. 4 years can be considered as either short or long for some people, however, those 4 years will definitely be one of my best memories. Initially, I wanted to post Feels trip after Season 2 (2014), but was delayed till now.

[In Dec 2014, there were discussions with Love Liver (May/Might not be fully 100% accurate. Sorry for not following up some of the information after 2014). Thanks for the discussion!]

Continue reading Thoughts about Love Live! School Idol Project – Muse [ラブライブ!感想]

Love Live Officials confirm Nanjolno’s Appearance for Love Live Final Live at Tokyo Dome

The Officials have given the final green-lit for Yoshino Nanjo to participate in Love Live Final 6th Live on 29th of March 2015.

However due to Nanjolno’s knee injuries, there will be an adjustment made to the performances, and there will be a reduction in number of songs Nanjolno will be starred in.

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Pile reveals song meaning — “P.S. Arigatou…” (And yes, it’s related to Love Live! Maki Nishikino)

The subtle meaning behind one of the song from Pile’s latest 2nd album, “Pile”. The Officials revealed the PDF version of the album booklet due to printing error, and the lyrics were made known. And the hidden words were in bold for easier identification of the meaning behind the song called “P.S. Arigatou…” (P.S.ありがとう…) Continue reading Pile reveals song meaning — “P.S. Arigatou…” (And yes, it’s related to Love Live! Maki Nishikino)

Love Live! Wins Animation Album of the Year and Special Award for the Japan Gold Disc Award 2016

The 30th Japan Gold Disc Awards, which is one of the prestigious and most extravagant Japan Music awards ceremony of the year organized by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. The news was announced on February 26.

μ’s took home two awards, the Animation Album of the Year and Special Award.

Emi Nitta represented on behalf of μ’s for the speeches:

“It’s a great honour to receive such a wonderful award, and would like to thanks the staff & fans for your continuous support. We felt that this award was received with our fans. And this work called “Love Live!” will be continuing in spreading the appeal of Japanese anime and songs throughout the vast world.” Continue reading Love Live! Wins Animation Album of the Year and Special Award for the Japan Gold Disc Award 2016

Yoshino Nanjou has recovered from knee injury – Will soon attend the Rehearsal for Love Live Final Live 【朗報】声優の南條愛乃

Yoshino Nanjo (Known as Nanjolno) is returning to full fitness after a year hiatus from Love Live! μ’s (Muse) due to her internal derangement of her knee.

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Continue reading Yoshino Nanjou has recovered from knee injury – Will soon attend the Rehearsal for Love Live Final Live 【朗報】声優の南條愛乃

Love Live! μ’s Fan Meeting in Shanghai ~Talk & Live~ A Perfect ending to first overseas fan meeting! 首场海外粉丝见面会 「 LoveLive! μ ‘ s Fan Meeting in 上海 ~ Talk & Live ~ 」 完美落幕 !

Love Live! μ’s first overseas fan meeting organised by Lantis – Love Live! μ’s Fan Meeting in Shanghai ~Talk & Live~ – was recently held at Shanghai Mercedes Benz Cultural Centre on January 30.

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Muse (μ’s) members: Emi Nitta (Honoka Kousaka), Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami), Mimori Suzuko (Umi Sonoda), Pile (Maki Nishikino), Riho Iida (Rin Hoshizora), Sora Tokui (Nico Yazawa) started the prelude with the first song, “Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki”. The audience went wild with excitement and enthusiasm by μ’s mere appearance on stage! The audience were active with responses and interactive in both the self-introduction chat segments and performances. From the beginning, Muse brought the audience into a vortex of exhilaration. Continue reading Love Live! μ’s Fan Meeting in Shanghai ~Talk & Live~ A Perfect ending to first overseas fan meeting! 首场海外粉丝见面会 「 LoveLive! μ ‘ s Fan Meeting in 上海 ~ Talk & Live ~ 」 完美落幕 !

What Options Are Available After An Unsuccessful ラブライブ!μ’s 6th Live Final Love Live! Concert Ballot?

ラブライブ!μ’s Final Love Live! 6th Live BD balloting results were depressing than we would have expected.

Bet you guys are dying to know the answers to these various questions: What to do after failing the ballot? ; What were the chances of getting a ticket? ; What should I do if I really want to attend the concert?

And I’ve shortlisted down to FOUR (4) Options.

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There’s hope…Maybe

Continue reading What Options Are Available After An Unsuccessful ラブライブ!μ’s 6th Live Final Love Live! Concert Ballot?

[ラブライブ] Love Livers Reaction to Final Love Live concert Ballot Results

ラブライブ!μ’s Final Love Live! 6th live concert results were announced on January 22, and there were numerous unsuccessful application results circulating on Twitter as if it is a depressing festival. With many despairing Japanese Love Livers expressed themselves on Twitter regarding about the Final Love Live!

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Continue reading [ラブライブ] Love Livers Reaction to Final Love Live concert Ballot Results

44 Realistic Eye Candy Love Live! Cosplay that will give you diabetes [ラブライブ]

It must be tough trying to portrait your favourite characters from one of the most popular anime, Love Live!, in the recent memory. Cosplayers are just as passionate or even more than just fans, studying beyond their characters to emulate more accurate and putting in efforts in creating their perfect outfits. Sometimes appearing at anime conventions with their favourite cosplay, and going home with a “burnt” wallet just like any other anime fans.

Some cosplay enthusiasts transcended cosplaying to the next level with their breath-taking skills, and managed to pull off chord-striking portrayal representation of their characters. Simply winning the hearts of the fans with their realistic Love Live! Cosplay.

Continue reading 44 Realistic Eye Candy Love Live! Cosplay that will give you diabetes [ラブライブ]

[Interview] Pile: “My secret is…” [Pile Pinky Parade in Taiwan][Taipei Hana stage]

Pile’s first personal live tour – Pinky Parade – was recently held in Japan. Her tour covered the four metropolitan regions of Japan – the start being Fukuoka, followed by Osaka, Nagoya and lastly, Tokyo. Always the crowd-pleaser, Pile, who only had 6 performances for Pinky Parade, had an additional 2 more performances in Tokyo due to popular demand! The fans definitely responded well to her first live!

Pile_PPP_TP_001.jpg Continue reading [Interview] Pile: “My secret is…” [Pile Pinky Parade in Taiwan][Taipei Hana stage]

[Kouhaku Uta Gassen rehearsal Love Live μ’s] Muse Denies Disbandment Rumours. Next spring of the final live will be the culmination [Official]

Love Live Fans (LoveLiver) Rejoice! No more disbandment!!! Oricon Official Interview News. μ’s (Muse) NOT GOING TO DISBAND.

 

While newspaper reports were released that μ’s (Muse) is close to disbandment in the coming spring, triggered by past online media clues, μ’s (Muse) recently responded to the news firmly denying the false report. Continue reading [Kouhaku Uta Gassen rehearsal Love Live μ’s] Muse Denies Disbandment Rumours. Next spring of the final live will be the culmination [Official]

[ラブライブ!μ’s Final LoveLive! μ’sic Forever] Yoshino Nanjo 南條 愛乃 [LOVE LIVE AMUSU TRANSLATION]

Recently, Nanjolno released a blog post regarding about the Final Love Live. The blog post was full of her reflections and commitments. I couldn’t hold my tears during this translation, all this while, Nanjolno has been forcefully endured her knee injuries during performances. Finally, μ’s can embark on the best stage, Tokyo Dome, in Japan. Really to be honest, I’ve no regrets even though this was a shame…

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I believed that we, as LoveLiver(s) will understand and be patient that Yoshino Nanjo will continued to shine in her fripSide and her solo career. It has been a tough long journey. Continue reading [ラブライブ!μ’s Final LoveLive! μ’sic Forever] Yoshino Nanjo 南條 愛乃 [LOVE LIVE AMUSU TRANSLATION]

AFA SG 2015: Interview with Mimori Suzuko【AFA会議】三森すずこの面接 【亞洲動漫節】三森鈴子的專訪

Suzuko Mimori, also known as “Mimorin”, performed her first Singapore live at Anime Festival Asia on 28th of November 2015. First debut as a voice actress in 2010, and a singer with Pony Canyon in April 2013. Her recent LIVE Blu-ray , Fun! Fun! Fantasic Funfair! at MAIHAMA Amphitheater, released on 23th of November!

Read about what Mimorin had to say in our short interview with her at AFA SG 2015 below: Continue reading AFA SG 2015: Interview with Mimori Suzuko【AFA会議】三森すずこの面接 【亞洲動漫節】三森鈴子的專訪

[Love Live Amusu translation] CUT Magazine August Issue – Letter from Seiyuu to Muse [Letters from μ’s→μ’s]

Read all the translated letters below!!!! Finally, Love Live! Is featured as the hottest main topic and the cover page on CUT Magazine August issue. With 32 pages of Seiyuu interviews and articles related to Love Live!, including a special B3 size poster appendix of the cover illustration. Enthralling & heart rending Love Live! Seyuu’s letter to their respective characters. Continue reading [Love Live Amusu translation] CUT Magazine August Issue – Letter from Seiyuu to Muse [Letters from μ’s→μ’s]

Anisong Singer – Ray officially announces her retirement. [アニソン歌手][Ray][アーティスト活動引退を発表]

Ray officially announced her retirement as a singer on her blog due to her personal reasons.

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Ray’s final live performance scheduled to be held in the summer of 2017.
It has been five years since her major debut as a singer.
Ray thanked her fans for being supportive of her for the past five years, and she is truly sorry for the sudden announcement.

[Translation to be out soon!  8:03pm]

“To my always supportive fans,

Thank you so much for your warm support.

I, Ray, have decided to have my final live performance held in the summer of 2017,
and I will be graduating from my artist activities.

Today have been roughly five years since my major debut,
I have really met a lot of people, sang in various places, experienced various things that I cannot normally experience.
And more than anything, I was able to meet many wonderful fans.

I have been fond of singing since I was a child.
I have always wanted to bring the smile to everyone, even if it’s a little.
It has been my utmost effort and I have enjoyed all the past activities.
On the other hand, since last year I began to dwell on my life and future,
What can I do other than singing?
I have questioned this myself.

Under these circumstances, I have found another unfulfilled big dream,
and I want to challenge it.

I have discussed it with my staff, and we came to a consensus.
The staff accepted my selfish decisions and wishes.

And more than anything, announcing this abruptly to my fans,
I am really sorry.

Next month I will refrain from my one-man live since the 5th anniversary of my debut,
however, various other event appearances have been decided.
Until that day till I graduate from being a singer, I will still be the usual cheerfully and brightly me.
I think,
I am glad to have spent the happiness time together.
January 25, 2017
Ray”

http://ameblo.jp/going-my-ray/entry-12241212258.html

Ray is best known for singing the theme songs for the To LOVE-Ru Darkness series, Nagi no Asukara, and Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm.

 

 


Really thank you! I’ll always support your decision.

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