“Love Live! School Idol Festival” Unveils Special Announcement at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017
KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, and Bushiroad Inc. unveiled a major series of announcements for Love Live! School Idol Festival, the hit game co-developed by both companies, at the Love Live! School Idol Festival Special Announcement Stage Event held at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017. In addition to the game reaching 40 million players worldwide, the stage event was host to a series of important updates, culminating in the announcement that a new game, which will be a separate app, is currently under development.
The following is a summary of the latest updates and information that was revealed at the event.
Love Live! School Idol Festival Special Announcement Stage Event Overview
Anju Inami, the voice actress for Chika Takami, and Emi Nitta, the voice actress for Honoka Kosaka, stood together on stage for the first time to unveil this important epoch-making moment in Love Live! history.The pair went on to introduce Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS, a brand new smartphone game slated for release in Japan in 2018.
In addition to details about the upcoming title, the full cast of the Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club featured in Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS was revealed for the first time ever.
The world of Love Live! continues to expand with new and exciting additions.
Fans of the franchise who missed the event or would like to relive the magic all over again are encouraged to watch the recording of the event, available for viewing on the official “Sch-Fes Channel” on YouTube until Sunday, December 31, 2017 (UTC+9).
The archived video of the Love Live! School Idol Festival Special Announcement Stage Event can be viewed from the following URL.
Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS Overview
The upcoming game Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS was announced at the event.
A brand new addition to the Love Live! franchise, Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS is planned for release in Japan in 2018. Built around the concept of becoming the “ultimate idol game,” the new title aims to offer true next-generation rhythm action gameplay. The game features club members from μ’s, Aqours, and the new Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club.
The “story where we achieve our dreams with you” features freshly written and fully voiced scenarios!
In-game screenshot taken from the game in development.
Watch the Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS teaser trailer here: https://youtu.be/cdmfBacKfr4
Catch the latest on Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS here: https://lovelive-as.bushimo.jp
Love Live! School Idol Festival at TGS2017
Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS Special Booth
All 27 school idols from μ’s, Aqours, and Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club were on display at the Bushiroad booth in Hall 8 at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017.
Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS Logo Sticker Giveaway
Fans who stopped by the Bushiroad booth were treated to free sticker sheets featuring the logos of μ’s, Aqours, Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club, and Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS.
September 23: Starting at 10:00 / Starting at 14:00 (UTC+9)
September 24: Starting at 10:00 / Starting at 14:00 (UTC+9)
HALL 8 Bushiroad booth
At the Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS corner
* One sticker sheet per person. Offer ends when sticker supplies run out.
Five Key Features of Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS
Feature 1: Live Shows
Next-generation rhythm action gameplay of group dance performances featuring nine school idols!
- Nine-member dance performances available on all songs.
- Create your own live show with skills that directly influence the special effects on stage.
- The brand new live show system takes the game beyond a simple rhythm game.
- Train and guide your school idols to clear the stages.
Feature 2: Story
Entirely new, fully voiced stories!
- The main story revolves around activities in each school and group.
- Deepen your bond with individual members in one-on-one member stories.
- The “ALL STARS” story arc transcends group and school boundaries, tying the game together.
The core story concept is: a “story where we achieve our dreams with you.”
Feature 3: School Idol Customization
Create your very own school idol!
- The game features a Club Activity System for training members to become better school idols.
- The new Skill Tree offers more freedom and choices.
- Equip and swap out Skills for the school idols to match your playing style.
Feature 4: SchFes ID
Sign up and reap the benefits!
- Play both School Idol Festival ALL STARS AND School Idol Festival with a single ID.
- Carry over your Rank and progress on School Idol Festival to School Idol Festival ALL STARS.
Feature 5: Club Members
Featuring μ’s, Aqours, and the brand new school idols together, this is truly an ALL STARS act!
Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club Voice Cast Revealed
The companies went on to announce the names of the voice cast for the new school idols. The names for the school idols they act for are in brackets.
Aguri Ohnishi (Ayumu Uehara)
Mayu Sagara (Kasumi Nakasu)
Kaori Maeda (Shizuku Osaka)
Miyu Kubota (Karin Asaka)
Natsumi Murakami (Ai Miyashita)
Akari Kito (Kanata Konoe)
Tomori Kusunoki (Setsuna Yuki)
Maria Sashide (Emma Verde)
Chiemi Tanaka (Rina Tennoji)
Watch the self introductions of Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club members here:
- Ayumu Uehara: https://youtu.be/H__egMccq38
- Kasumi Nakasu: https://youtu.be/-PaIHkBrXsU
- Shizuku Osaka: https://youtu.be/7mtm8J2rULI
- Karin Asaka: https://youtu.be/TOoD8iB5NC8
- Ai Miyashita: https://youtu.be/6bTqtOj4514
- Kanata Konoe: https://youtu.be/uLrMMzuY4Ro
- Setsuna Yuki: https://youtu.be/JFvvCgbHN80
- Emma Verde: https://youtu.be/JqEnrschi1Q
- Rina Tennouji: https://youtu.be/gZWHc0on9Gc
・Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club will perform their first-ever live broadcast!
Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club Members Monthly Popularity Contest September Results
The results for the monthly popularity contest held in September 2017 have been tallied and the results are as follows. The poll took place on the official website from Tuesday, September 5 until Monday, September 11 (UTC+9).
Fans are encouraged to note that each school idol appears in a never-before-seen stage costume.
First place - Setsuna Yuki
Second place - Rina Tennouji
Third place - Shizuku Osaka
Fourth place - Kasumi Nakasu
Fifth place - Karin Asaka
Sixth place - Ayumu Uehara
Seventh place - Ai Miyashita
Eighth place - Emma Verde
Ninth place - Kanata Konoe
The new school idols are currently active in groups of three in the following online venues.
Dengeki Online Annex
featuring Kasumi Nakasu, Karin Asaka, Setsuna Yuki
Famitsu App Annex
featuring Ayumu Uehara, Ai Miyashita, Rina Tennouji
School Idol Festival Official Annex
featuring Shizuku Osaka, Kanata Konoe, Emma Verde
The Latest News on Love Live! School Idol Festival
Over 40 Million Players Worldwide Campaign
Love Live! School Idol Festival achieved another record-breaking event by reaching 40 million players* worldwide on September 12 of this year. A series of special events are being held held in the global version of the game to celebrate the latest milestone in the game’s history. Please see the following link for more details:
* Total excludes duplicate accounts on the same device.
School Idol Festival and School Idol Festival ALL STARS: Play Both for Double the Fun!
Register for an SchFes ID to Sync the Two Games
School Idol Festival ALL STARS will be compatible with “SchFes ID”, a new feature recently introduced in Love Live! School Idol Festival. By syncing their SchFes ID created on School Idol Festival with School Idol Festival ALL STARS, players will be able to port their Rank and their progress made in the game to the new title. However, the benefits the new ID offer extend far beyond simple progress preservation.
More details on this feature will be announced at a later date.
School Idol Festival Will Continue to Evolve as the Most Enjoyable Rhythm Action Game Around!
The following is a sneak peek of what the future holds for the game.
・Score Match and Companion Match made permanent
・Ranking board system revamped
・Precision scoring mode
・Features added for more competitive game play
1 on1 Score Match, GPS Match, National Championship Mode
・Customize the game to your style
Rhythm Icons, Tap Sound Effects, and the Home Screen will be customizable
・Additional patterns for available songs
・All-new events that can only be played on School Idol Festival
School Idol Festival and School Idol Festival ALL STARS: Play Both for Double the Fun!
Latest News from the Live Live! Franchise
The second season for Love Live! Sunshine!! TV anime series starts on Saturday, October 7.
The Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 2nd LoveLive! HAPPY PARTY TRAIN TOUR will take place on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30 at MetLife Dome.*
* Previously known as the Seibu Prince Dome.
Love Live! Solo Live! collection Memorial BOX III
To be released on March 28, 2018
27 CD set in a special presentation box.
32,000 JPY (excluding tax)
The songs are solo versions of the full-member and three-member songs from Music S.T.A.R.T!! up to MOMENT RING / Sayounara e Sayounara! with 31 to 32 songs per member.
3 CD sets of each member will also be released separately at 3,500 JPY (excluding tax).
Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club
They will perform their first-ever live broadcast!
【School idol festival related official websites】
・School idol festival portal site: https://lovelive.bushimo.jp/
・School idol festival ALL STARS official site: https://lovelive-as.bushimo.jp/
・School idol festival official site: https://www.school-fes.klabgames.net/