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LoveLive! Superstar!! (2021) is a Japanese TV Anime series that aired since July 11, 2021 in Japanese TV networks. It is the fourth entry to the ongoing LoveLive! Series, which came out since year 2010.

SERIES INFO
TitleLoveLive! Superstar!!
ラブライブ!スーパースター!!
GenreDrama, School Life, Musical, Japanese Idol
Creator(s)Sakurako Kimino (Dengeki G’s Magazine, Lantis, Sunrise)
DirectorTakahiko Kyogoku
MusicYoshiaki Fujisawa
Animation StudioSUNRISE INC.
Original Airing (First Episode)July 11, 2021 (First Season)
July 17, 2022 (SEASON TWO)
Episodes12 (First Season)
Official Websitehttps://lovelive-anime.jp/yuigaoka/

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STORY

The story takes place between the three cities of Omotesando, Harajuku, and Aoyama, where the new school, called the Yuigaoka Girls’ High School, is also located.

No other students were enrolled there, until these five new girls have finally arrived and enrolled at this school.

“I love singing! I really do! And I want to accomplish something with it!”

This is where the story of these five School Idol aspirants, lead by Kanon Shibuya, begins. They are taking and traversing the path as School Idols, while starting as stars that shines from nothingness to brightness.

Their road to become Superstars of LoveLive! shall start and continue from here and on.

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EPISODES LIST AND REVIEWS

There are two Episode Titles. One column is the original from the TV Anime itself, and the other is the title used for my “Episode Reviews” for this Anime Series.

First Season
EPISODE #EPISODE TITLE (ORIGINAL)EPISODE TITLE (REVIEWS)
1Yet, These Unknown FeelingsKanon Shibuya
2School Idols Isn’t Allowed!?Keke Tang
3Ke-KaKuu… Kaa!!!
4Street Corner Galaxy ☆彡Sumire Heanna
5Passion IslandSummer Vacation Practice!
6I am DreamingChisato Arashi
7Decisive Battle! Student Council President VotingRen Hazuki – Part 1
8Connecting FeelingsRen Hazuki – Part 2
9Your Name Is?A School Idol Group Named ‘Liella!’
10Check It Out!!Be a Leader! Or a Loser!
11On that Place Once AgainOvercoming Odds
12Song for AllAmong the Countless Stars is a Fleeting Wish
SEASON TWO
EPISODE #EPISODE TITLE
1Welcome to Liella!
22nd and 1st Years
3Next-in-Line to Win
4The Two in the Science Room
5Money Makes the World Go Round
6DEKKAIDOW!
7UR Ren Hazuki
8Chance Way
9For the Sake of Being Victorious
10A Song that Resonates Within Shibuya
11Dreams
Episodes Review archive for this current season can be found here.

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CAST
結ヶ丘ゆいがおか女子じょし高等こうとう学校がっこうスクールアイドルすくーるあいどる Liella!リエラ

The Yuigaoka Girls’ High School Idols Liella!
This is Liella! in their Anime version.
And this is Liella! in their original real-life version.

In order (from left to right):

Naomi Payton, Liyuu, Sayuri Date, Nako Misaki, and Nagisa Aoyama.

Liella!リエラ is an all-girl idol group (School Idols) for the LoveLive! Series, namely for “LoveLive! Superstar!!” TV Anime series. They had debuted in the series, since the release of their first song and PV, entitled Hajimari wa Kimi no Sora, since April 7, 2021.

The group name, Liella!, was a combination of French and Spanish words, namely lier and brillante, respectively. Lier means to bind or connect, and brillante means brilliant or to shine. This group name has been decided and picked up through an online poll by Dengeki G’s Magazine, which was done between August 17 until 31, 2020.

The current updated members of Liella!, with four (4) new actresses at their lefts and rights.

Wakana Ookuma and Nozomi Suzuhara (leftmost), and Akane Yabushima and Aya Emori (rightmost). See tabulated cast for full member list.

CHARACTERACTRESS
Kanon ShibuyaSayuri Date
Keke TangLiyuu
Chisato ArashiNako Misaki
Sumire HeannaNaomi Payton
Ren HazukiNagisa Aoyama
Kinako Sakurakoji (2)Nozomi Suzuhara
Mei Yoneme (2)Akane Yabushima
Shiki Wakana (2)Wakana Ookuma
Natsumi Onitsuka (2)Aya Emori
2: Appeared in SEASON TWO. They had made debut in the recent Live and Fan Meeting Series. See news below.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Here are some additional information and news about this Anime series.

About LoveLive! Series
LoveLive! Series First Release Promo Image

The LoveLive! Series is a Japanese Anime multimedia project. This was produced by the collaborating companies, the Japanese Anime music label Lantis, animation studio Sunrise, and Dengeki G’s Magazine, a magazine by ASCII Media Works (KADOKAWA Group label).

This project began somewhere in 2010 and it starts as a multimedia project, where it introduces female high school characters who were grouped and formed a band together. This project was dubbed as the ‘School Idol Project’. The girls will produce music and singles, as well as making a full music animation video out of that music.

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Updated since September 29, 2022.