The Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow arrived earlier this year with a January 4th, 2019 debut in Japan and now things are starting to take shape for the North American side. With the property still pretty popular all around. Funimation has opened a new site dedicated to the film with plans for a theatrical release in North America. It’s early in the announcement cycle, however, as no dates or locations are yet revealed.
Animated by Sunrise, the TV series was directed by Kazuo Sakai based on the series composition from Jukki Hanada. Yuhei Murota worked on the character designs for it.
The Aquors cast includes Inami Anju as Chika Takami, Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi, Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura, Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa, Shuka Saito as You Watanabe, Aika Kobayashi as Yoshiko Tsushima, Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida, Aina Suzuki as Mari Ohara and Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa.
Plot concept: Aqours reigned over all in Love Live, the last time they would be representing Uranohoshi Girls’ High School. Now, the first and second-year students are preparing for life at their new school–only to face a litany of unexpected trouble! Most alarming of all, the third-year students have set off on a graduation trip–only to have gone missing! As the group’s members drift apart, they quickly realize just how much they mean to each other. What will Aqours do to compel themselves to take the next step forward?
The shine they have been seeking is just ahead in this inspiring, live-entertainment movie dedicated to everyone taking flight toward a new future!