All the fans of anime musicals are sighing with relief after the recent news dropped. The makers of the popular musical high school drama have finally renewed Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2. The news came through all the official pages of the show. Since then, fans have been brimming with excitement. So, what all has been released by the makers? Is there a trailer? What is the release date? Here is all you need to know about the renewal updates.
Love Live! Superstar!! is an original musical anime created by writer Jukki Hanada and director Takahiko Kyogoku. Animated by studio Sunrise, the show premiered on July 11, 2021. The reception of the original series has been unexpectedly high. MyAnimeList has rated 8.09 stars to the show. Moreover, the IMDb ratings of the pilot are 8.0 out of 10. Thus, the renewal was an expected event. Now, fans are waiting to see the first look of season 2.
Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2: Renewed!
The final episode of the pilot season of Love Live! Superstar!! aired on October 17, 2021. Almost within a week of the conclusion, the makers released the renewal details of the show. So, Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 has formally been renewed. The official YouTube channel of the anime posted a video commercial that announced the renewal. Later, the official website and the social media handles of the series also shared the same update.
So far, there has been no confirmation on the production status of the second season. The renewal update did not tease anything regards to the animation work. Moreover, animation company Studio Sunrise has also kept its silence on the matter. In most cases, when the sequel is announced immediately after the concluding part, the production tends to begin a lot later. Moreover, renewals are mostly based on the reception of any show.
In this case, the trailer only announced the ‘production decision’ of Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2. This means that the production and animation work is yet to begin. The showrunners are likely to commence the animation work in the month’s time. However, the picture will get clearer as the show approaches the release date.
Love Live!! Superstar!! Season 2: Plot Details
The broad storyline of Love Live!! Superstar!! revolves around the life of five girls at the Yuigaoka Girls’ High School. The protagonist, Kanon Shibuya, is extremely passionate about singing. She even finds a compatible group to form a singing team with. However, the only setback for her is the school itself. It is the inaugural year for Yuigaoka, and the institution is finding its way into the competition. So, the weight of their loss falls upon the thriving little girls.
By the end of the pilot season, Liella! began to practice for the upcoming tournament that would decide which team would represent Tokyo at the Live Love! event. The classmates of Yuigaoka offered to prepare the stage for the competition. Before the event, Sunny Passion came to meet the Liella! band and expressed their will to win. In the end, they did win, and Kanon’s team received the second position. Thus, the season ended with new beginnings as the second year of school began.
Now, Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 will deal with the second year at school. So, Liella! did not make it through the competition against the Sunny Passion. Thus, this time around, the girls are going to work even harder to clear the preliminary selection. This time, the competition will be against international champions. The team of Tokyo will thrive against America, Australia, and other western teams.
Is There Enough Source Material?
Love Live! Superstar!! is essentially an original story created by Jukki Hanada. This means that the restraints of source material are absent in this case. Thus, makers have the liberty to extend the original plot to as many seasons as the story demands. On top of that, writer Jukki Hanada has never mentioned anything specific about his plans for the story. Thus, fans can only operate under the assumption that the anime will continue on the basis of its reception in the future.
Love Live!! Superstar! Season 2: Release Date
Unfortunately, the trailer commercial did not mention the solid release date of the upcoming season. Therefore, a tentative release schedule was also not revealed by the makers. However, judging by the past announcement and release cycle, an unconfirmed date can be presumed. The pilot season was announced in December and released in July 2021. The second season may follow the same trend. Thus, fans can expect to see Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 by April 2022.
We will be sure to update this section as soon as the solid release date is out. So, stay tuned with The Anime Daily for more updates.