A promotional video for the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime was posted on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 on the official website for the anime. The video is an introduction of the nine main characters that will be featured in the anime. Below is the video:
The site also released the latest update on the visuals and main staff for the upcoming anime that will be featured as part of the new Summer anime lineup. The new director for the anime will be Kazou Sakai, known for producing works such as Gundam Build Fighters, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Brother’s Conflict. Here is the list of staff for the anime:
- Director: Kazou Sakai
- Original Work: Yatate Hajime (Also worked on Gundam Build Fighters and Love Live! The School Idol Movie)
- Series Composition: Jukki Hanada (Also worked on Chrome Shelled Regios and Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai)
- Original Concept: Sakurako Kimono
- Character Design: Yūhei Murota
- Design Work: Masaki Kawake
- Set Design: Takeshi Takahashi
- Background Director: Higashi Junichi
- Colour Design: Yokoyama Sayoko
- Computer Graphics Director: Kurosaki Go
- Compositing Director : Sugiyama Daiki
- Editing: Imai Daisuke
- Director of Sound: Nagasaki Yukio
- Music: Tatsuya Katou
- Animation Production Firm: Sunrise Inc.
- Music Production: Lantis (As with Love Live! School idol project)
The character visuals and voice actresses are as follows:
Chika Takami, the leader of Aqours, and a fan of μ’s, will be voiced by Anju Inami. She is a second year student.
A second year student with a great talent for high diving, Watanabe You will be voiced by Saito Shuka.
A second year student who originally lived in Akihabara but transferred schools from Otonokizaka Academy of the original Love Live! The school idol project and became a school idol due to Chika’s influence, Sakurauchi Riko is voiced by Aida Rikako.
A first year student and younger sister of Kurosawa Dia with a crippling phobia of men. Kurosawa Ruby will be voiced by Furihata Ai.
A first year student who comes from a family that has taken care of a shrine for many generations. She is good at singing, loves to read and easily gets dizzy spells. Kunikida Hanamaru will be voiced by Takatsuki Kanako.
A first year student who has constant bad luck and fancies herself to be a fallen angel, and is rather proud of it. Tsushima Yoshiko will be voiced by Kobayashi Aika.
A third year student who lives with her grandfather and runs a diving shop together with him. Kanan Matsuura will be voiced by Suwa Nanaka.
Hails from a well known clan in the area the story is set in and is Uranohoshi Girls’ High School’s student council president. A third year student. Kurosawa Dia is voiced by Komiya Arisa.
A third year student who is half Japanese and has a bright personality. Ohara Mari will be voiced by Suzuki Aina.
We are definitely looking forward to the airing of Love Live! Sushine!!, especially with this quirky cast of new characters!