Love Live! Nijigaku Spin-off Nijiyon Begins on January 6, Trailer Released

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The Nijiyon Animation short anime, an adaptation of a 4-koma spin-off of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, will begin airing in Japan on January 6, 2023. A trailer previewing the Nijigasaki idols’ upcoming activities and their cute chibi forms has been released as well.

The Nijiyon manga by Hito Miyako began in 2018 and has four “seasons” so far. The first two “seasons” were published online as a web manga, while seasons 3 and 4 were released on the Love Live! Series YouTube Channel as a voiced video. Kadokawa publishes the tankoubon volumes.

The main Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club anime, or Nijigaku, has two seasons, with the first airing from October to December 2020 for 13 episodes while the second aired from April to June 2022 with 13 episodes. Unlike the other titles in the Love Live! multimedia project, the show features the concept of solo idols. The original lineup of Nijigasaki idols was first announced in 2017 as part of the Love Live! School Idol Festival game’s PERFECT Dream Project anniversary project.

Crunchyroll describes Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club as:

Nijigasaki High School is known for their diverse subjects and the freedom they give to students. Second-year student Yu Takasaki has been turned on to the charms of school idols, so she knocks on the door of the School Idol Club with her friend, Ayumu Uehara. Sometimes friends, sometimes rivals, the members of this club each contribute their own thoughts and motivations to the group.

The Nijigaku cast includes Hinaki Yano as Yu Takasaki, Aguri Oonishi as Ayumu Uehara, Mayu Sagara as Kasumi Nakasu, Kaori Maeda as Shizuku Osaka, Miyu Kubota as Karin Asaka, Natsumi Murakami as Ai Miyashita, Akari Kitou as Kanata Konoe, Tomori Kusunoki as Setsuna Yuki, Maria Sashide as Emma Verde, Chiemi Tanaka as Rina Tennnouji, Moeka Koizumi as Shioriko Mifune, Shuu Uchida as Mia Taylor, and Akina Houmoto as Lanzhu Zhong. It was recently announced that Kusunoki would leave the role of Setsuna on March 31, 2023 due to medical reasons.


Source: Love Live! series YouTube channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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