I am hiring someone who can get all of Rina's voicelines in the game in ogg format and I also it to be translated to english text. Provider(s) will be payed according to negotiations. If interested, leave your contact information.
What's on your mind?
I am hiring someone who can get all of Rina's voicelines in the game in ogg format and I also it to be translated to english text. Provider(s) will be payed according to negotiations. If interested, leave your contact information.
A question I'm asking out of curiosity - if there was one "dream" or "perfect idol" you could have, what would their traits be?
Announcing the results of our Love Live! Sunshine!! 3rd Anniversary Giveaway!
We've had a total of 65 entries from everyone and we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to tell us their stories! It was great reading everyone's experiences and we're sure they've been very inspiring to others as well.
Without further ado, here are our winners!
All our winners will be contacted through either Twitter or Discord, so please check your inboxes!
If you haven't read everyone else's entries yet, you can also check them out here!
Once again, thank you everyone, and we hope to see you all again for our future giveaways too!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
15:04, March 11, 2018 (UTC)
To celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Love Live! Sunshine!!, we're holding another giveaway! This is one we haven't done in a while, but we're bringing back the essay format!
The topic we want to hear everyone's thoughts on is this:
All responses MUST be submitted within this thread to qualify, and the prizes will be this: Love Live! Square Badge Ver. 5, featuring the girls in their Koi ni Naritai AQUARIUM outfits!
We're not looking for tall tales but sincerity, so tell us honestly and genuinely how Love Live! Sunshine!! has changed your life. Whether it inspired you to form your own idol group, or caused you to go broke from spending on LoveCa, we want to know your story! It can even be something as simple as giving you motivation to get up each day, everyone's story is equally important.
The giveaway will run from February 26 to March 10, 2359HR JST, so start writing and good luck!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
15:59, February 25, 2018 (UTC)
It's time to end off 2017 with a bang! Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 is also coming to a close with the end of the year, so we're pulling out all the stops!
For those who haven't been aware, we've been running constant giveaways on our Twitter throughout the entire season. Weeks after weeks of giveaways have been extremely tiring, but it's finally time for the big one.
Yes, it's time for the return of the Love Live! Wikia Quiz format. If this doesn't terrify you, maybe you weren't around for the previous time we did this for Love Live!'s 6th Anniversary.
I still have people telling me they're traumatized by tarot cards now.
Just like last time, it will be a quiz unlike any other! It will be hard! It will be tedious! It will be absolutely brutal!
This quiz is for the most die-hard fans of Love Live! Sunshine!!, and it will make you question where have you been spending all your time in this fandom. This quiz will not be limited to just Love Live! Sunshine!! stuff, but also facts about the city it takes place in as well as the nine voice-actresses. For most of the questions, we've tried to keep everything accessible by limiting it to information that's available in English, but even those will not be easy to find. Keep a tab on Google Translate open!
As this quiz was built ever since early October, please be warned that it will take you around two hours to finish if you know most of the answers (it's guaranteed that no one can possibly know all of them without some research), and possibly up to a few days if you do not. Edits to your answer are also possible, so you can always submit first and return to it later, though your entry will be timestamped at the time of your last edit.
There is only ONE top prize per character, so in the case of any ties in scores, the earlier entry will get it! But this time we also have a lucky draw prize, so don't worry even if you can't answer everything! All entries who score 70 and above will be entered into a lottery for the lucky draw prize.
The quiz will run from 17th December 2017, 11:00AM JST
until 31st December 2017, 23:59PM JST.
Pride, honour and glory! The fastest top scorer (and earliest should there be a tie) will be crowned the "Love Live! Wikia's Top Love Live! Sunshine!! Fan 2017"
Aside from the character reward, you will receive this luxurious A2 size (594mm × 420mm) tapestry featuring the Jingle Bells ga Tomaranai visual:
Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to secure the top prize. We'll be in touch with the winner to provide a prize of equal or greater value!
The top scorer for each character will be given the "Love Live! Wikia's Top (Character) Fan 2017" title! Just like last year, winners will receive prize medals for it. But wait, there's more! We're also throwing in matching character stickers from Anime Expo earlier this year!
And of course as mentioned, participants who score 70 points and above will be entered into the lottery for a lucky prize. These winners will receive a fabulous keychain featuring the girls in their winter outfits.
The quiz will only be open from 17th December 2017, 11:00AM JST to 31st December 2017, 23:59PM JST, so mark that start time down on your calendars to get a headstart!
Good luck, and be sure to turn that 0 into 100!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
14:15, December 14, 2017 (UTC)
For those who missed it, we recently held a giveaway with a survey for the Aqours Cheerleader badges sold at the SIF Thanksgiving Festival earlier this year.
The winners have already been announced and contacted through Twitter, so without further ado, let's go through the results! We had 1818 entries this time so that's plenty of data to work with!
(For some of the similar questions we'll be comparing data with our earlier Christmas 2015 giveaway as well just to see how the fandom has changed.)
Something heartwarming we saw here was that there's now a much higher uptake of Live Concerts & Seiyuu content than there used to be 2 years ago! Personally, there is a much greater push of the seiyuus for Aqours than back during μ's times, so this may not be that surprising a development after all. Nevertheless, it is great to see that it has been effective.
Not much changes for the characters of μ's beyond some minor fluctuations, but there's been quite a bit of upheaval for the seiyuus. Pile took a huge plunge in popularity, while Emitsun actually surged with her recent revival, even beyond Jolno. Of course, Mimorin remains the queen of them all.
The characters presented some very interesting data: Yohane surged in rankings even beyond You, which was very surprising as You has always been the top character in popularity. More likely, she may not be the favourite of most, but she is easily added as a second favourite for a lot of people. Overall though, the rankings still remain rather polarized, with the top two girls having more than twice as many fans as that of the lowest ranker.
As for the seiyuus, it's no surprise that Rikyako ranks the highest, with her winning many hearts after Aqours First Live. Shukashuu ranking fourth was a surprising result however, as was King placing second. Something that's nice to see however is that the rankings aren't as polarized, with many people being a fan of all of them.
The Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club characters still have a long way to go in producing content for people to follow, but it looks like Ai's a clear winner on popularity at the moment- which is painfully ironic as she's placed last in the votings for the past two months. Rina captivates a fair share of hearts of course, with her masked face. We didn't ask about their seiyuus as it was still way too early with zero content from them so far, but that should change soon!
It looks like the anime was quite well done in building characters, given that almost 2/3 of the respondents actually switched or found an additional best girl. Most people seem to agree that Ruby, Kanan & Dia were shafted the most in Season 1 too, so hopefully we'll see them get more content in Season 2.
1.8% of people watched on site in Saitama, 40/4% went to a LV/DV where they were, 5.7% went out of their country/state to a LV/DV, and an entire 52.1% did not have access to a LV/DV. I know it sounds kind of depressing knowing that half the fandom still doesn't have access, but I just want to remind everyone that only a year ago, it was actually less than 10% who would have access to these in a few select Asian countries. We have come so far in just the past year, and we need to keep working towards bringing these viewings to more and more people.
The live-streams results were also rather surprising to me, with there being a lot more fans than I had personally thought. I had pegged it at about 25% for the first option, but there was actually 40.8% of the fandom who would follow streams religiously.
6.9% don't know what nesoberis are, 6.7% don't really care, 51.8% want to get one, 16.1% already own one, 17.3% own multiple and a small 1.3% own complete sets. In other words, nesoberis have almost conquered the fandom, and the last pillar of resistance will likely fall once the new Love Live! Puchiguru game releases in November.
Prepare to worship your neso overlords.
0.7% have been to Numazu multiple times, 1.8% have been to Numazu once, 58.5% plan to go, 35.6% would consider it, and 2.5% have no interest. There is still a very low uptake on LLSS pilgrimages, which isn't surprising given the costs of going to Japan. Seeing 60% of the fandom planning to go is definitely a good sign however- The town is very important to the girls of Aqours both in the anime and in real life, and it's something that you can only experience on site. For those planning to go, you can always use our Pilgrimage Guide for reference.
This question was intended to see which sites had done the best marketing and which ones could use a bigger push. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if we really have accurate data here as many people may have just pushed the ones that sound like good spots instead of admitting they don't know these places. Take for example, the low ranking of Nagaisaki Junior High School- what one would normally consider a must-visit location for anyone doing a pilgrimage since half the anime takes place within it. Izu-Mito Sea Paradise also placed pretty low, less than half of the votes for Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium, so this question's results are pretty iffy.
2.3% spend >100k yen, 1.4% spend between 50k to 100k yen, while 4.6% spend between 20k to 50k yen.
We asked these questions to see how much fans were committing, and judging by the latter question, it seems like a good 20% of the fandom whale pretty hard on LL contents with more than 10k yen a month. If nothing else, we hope this question made people realise just how much they're spending on LL each month! Supporting your idols is great but please practice financial planning and spend within your means~
It seems most people get their goods through EN sites, which is a pretty big market. It's great that so many sites exist to serve the fandom, though JP exclusives such as special bonus items are still pretty difficult and painful to obtain. Plenty of people rely on their local stores and conventions as well, so just a word of caution- do watch the prices you're paying, especially at conventions. Online shopping is usually a cheaper option, and merchants tend to hike up prices at conventions.
40.7% people have no one in their proximity who's into LL. This is the part where you convert your friends into LLivers as well :^) Anyhow, it seems like about 50% of the respondents actually managed to make RL friends through Love Live!, which is honestly a really great thing to hear! LL has always been a miraculous thing and we hope that it can continue to change and shape lives in its own way.
And that was the results of all the questions we had in the survey! Once again, thank you to everyone who took part, and we hope this data was interesting to you!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
17:51, October 7, 2017 (UTC)
Hey guys! I'm Nozomi Tojo, and I'm here for my idols! If anyone wants to join in, I'm the only one in! Just message me and I'll post it in my profile! I'm also doing this in Sing! Smule. If you will like to join in, just go to your Sing! Account and join! Nozomi, Eli, and Umi are taken in the Sing! Smule one so 8 other members join in with me!
Eli I hadn't since seen you for a while ever since our concerts xD
Please reply back senpai also Pana a.k.a Hanayo I really love you too also Eli - Chan
Eli why are you so afraif of the dark?
Eli and Pana, please notice me xD
So, a few days ago, I uploaded my 10th cover on my YouTube channel! With it being a Love Live cover, I thought that maybe I could share it here~! I, er, hope you enjoy it? I wouldn't mind some feedback as I am trying my best to improve~
I just wanna know who is your favorite love live character? =3
At last, here are the results of our Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Anniversary Giveaway! We had a total of 87 entries across all nine of the girls and here are the best ones for each girl that we've chosen.
|Chika - Schoolidolkaede|
|For me, the girl that caught my eye from the beginning was none other than the cutie Chika Takami. Since that picture of her on the beach saying "Help me, Love Live!" Something just..seemed right. I'd had a liking for Honoka, but Chika stole my heart. Chika's love for μ's made me realize just how much love I had for our favourite idol group, and just how much they'd changed my life into something worth living in a time of real darkness. Chika is the epitome of positivity. She is the kind of girl I hope to be like on my journey through life, always radiant and with a drive to succeed. Though, Chika isn't perfect, which makes her an even better role model for someone like me. It was extremely important to see Chika cry and want to give up on her dream. It make me realize these things happen to even the best of us, and seeing her not give up..well, I cried. A long time ago, I gave up on my dreams too. And now? I've started to put the pieces back together, started to reach out and grab that dream with both hands. I want to shine, just like Chika, and just like Aqours. I want to support people and I want to be the one the encourage others to go out and "catch their dreams", just like Chika. Now every time I tell a joke or eat an orange, I think of Chika. Now every time I feel like giving up, or I see a "zero" I've got an inspiration, something to pull me forwards. Sometimes, it feels like Chika is with me, holding my hand, and pulling me forwards, running with me as I go out and run towards those dreams at full speed. Thank you, Chika Takami.|
|Riko - XAmaiiJelli|
After the closing of an era and the start of a new one, I thought it was going to be difficult to choose a best girl. When the character bios for Aqours was released I read through each and every one. I never identified with any character until I flipped through the bios and read a girl’s named “Riko Sakurauchi”. “Such a cute character” I thought. Her image color light pink is my favorite color. I was enthralled. Her hobbies were also reflective of my own, handicrafts and cooking. She was perfect. ˉ̞̭(′͈∨‵͈♡)˄̻ ̊
After watching the series and hearing her voice I was obsessed. Being a part of a military family, moving once a year was not unusual. At 5 I moved from Japan to the US so Riko’s story from moving from Tokyo to Numazu was a familiar one. Everything from her demeanor and aesthetic echoed my own. Being an ISTJ, I felt that our personality types were the same. (´∀｀)♡
Being an avid LL Cosplayer I was super excited to discover Riko. I have made and cosplayed her winter uniform, Christmas card, Jumping Heart, Valentine Set, and most recently the Guilty Kiss outfit from the live. I also cosplayed her Aquarium outfit too!
I love that her willingness to be a part of something for the sake of her friends is admirable. She decided to work hard and make amazing music for Chika’s sake and although she wasn’t able to perform with them she sent over bracelets so that they’d still be connected as one. I’m proud that she is aware of her lack of personality (even though I believe it’s a lie) but does her best to get out of her comfort zone and try new things to better herself.
The lengths she goes to keep calm under hectic situations is amazing. All of the dog scenes, and when she had to hide her Yuri. It just shows that she isn't a perfect person and has flaws and quirks like everyone else although she tries to hide them. ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡
During their first live, hearing about the event surrounding Rikyako, I cried so much. Rikyako is an amazing seiyuu and being the oldest one mimics how I’m the eldest of my Love Live group. She’s so beautiful and hilarious. Her drawings are honestly the best. The fact that she volunteered to play Omoi and her will to keep going was admireable. When the concert turned their KB’s to Sakura Pink I teared up knowing everyone was supporting best girl.
In conclusion, Riko had become the character I was able to identify with the most. I never bought merch for an anime character before. She was the first I would dive in and spend all my money on. Her gracefulness and loyalty to her friends and Aqours makes her my best girl! I can’t wait to grow with her and see how she develops in the future. ∩(︶▽︶)∩
http://i.imgur.com/nsw16vH.jpg (My Riko Merch)
http://i.imgur.com/Z1aIP3z.jpg (AJH Cosplay at the Live showing)
http://i.imgur.com/q9F4bBQ.jpg (My Aquarium Cosplay)
http://i.imgur.com/hdCtPuD.jpg (My GuiltyKiss cosplay)
|Kanan - Tara108|
I’d be lying if I said Kanan Matsuura was my best girl from the beginning of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Project. At first, I thought she had a nice character design, a likeable personality and a cute seiyuu too, although Ruby had been my best girl at that time, because I thought she was cute. I thought that Kanan’s character was practically perfect waifu material, and everything about her seemed to be so perfect, therefore I couldn’t quite connect to her at the beginning of LLSS.
As the sunshine project progressed, and eventually the anime had begun airing, I started to see a side of Kanan which wasn’t portrayed through any other mediums yet, and I started becoming more curious of her character. Kanan had seemed to be keeping something to herself and I couldn’t help but wonder what the reason was for her to not be expressing her true feelings to her friends. After the Kanamari arc (that’s what I like to refer to it as) Kanan had risen to best girl for me, as I could connect with Kanan’s decisions and feelings throughout the arc. A lot of people use her rash decision as a reason to hate Kanan, but to me, it shows that sometimes what we may think is right might not actually be the case, and Kanan made her decisions with her friends’ well-being as the number one priority, yet failed to see what Mari really needed. This, to me, shows that Kanan is more than just a fanservice-y character, and that she truly cares for her friends above all else.
Kanan’s deep sense of care is not only limited to Dia and Mari, but also to the rest of Aqours as well, and gives her character a motherly feel. I especially love the relationship shown between Chika and Kanan through the school idol diaries. Bland, snake, rude, boring, and ugly are all words I’ve seen associated with Kanan, but to me, her design is simplistic yet sweet, her personality is developed (I won’t deny that her development was quite rushed and I do hope she gets more screentime in S2), she cares for others, and lastly her seiyuu gives her a beautiful, strong voice, and these are the factors that have allowed Kanan to have her current place as my ‘Best Girl’. I could write more, but I feel what I've currently written is a bit much as it is.... lol.
Thanks for reading. ♡
Twitter - @guiltyfevers
|Dia - Suwarisha|
|Picking a best girl from Aqours was definitely much more difficult than picking one from μ's. It's probably because I've been with Aqours ever since the Love Live! Sunshine!! project started. I'm not lying when I say that every Aqours girl has been my best girl at some point. However, for quite a while, it's been Kurosawa Dia and it will most likely remain that way.
When the anime started airing, Dia was my favourite until episode 3 or so. After that, I was allured to the mysterious aura surrounding Kanan. Her lack of screentime made me more interested in her; I wanted to know more. After seeing episode 9, I had decided. It was her. Kanan was best girl. This wouldn't change... right?
The thing is, I'm really indecisive. After the anime aired and we received more Aqours content, I slowly started loving Dia all over again. Not only this, but I became a bigger seiyuu fan, and Arisha stood out to me. I eventually gave in, and declared that Dia was joint best girl with Kanan.
One day, out of boredom, I decided to watch the anime for a second time. Little did I know that one episode would stand out to me and make Dia my ultimate best girl. No, it wasn't episode 2, in which we find out that she's an adorable dork and a secret μ's fan. And no, it wasn't 9, where the third years resolve their two year long conflict. No, it was episode 8, when the first and second years come back from Tokyo.
I hadn't really paid much attention to this scene when I first saw it. I was still stunned by Saint Snow's performance earlier. It was the highlight of the episode for me. But, when I watched it for the second time, it made me realise that Dia was definitely my favourite member of Aqours.
When the first and second years returned, Ruby immediately burst into tears and Dia was there to comfort her. Even though Ruby - along with the other five members of Aqours - was annoyed and devastated by what had happened earlier, Dia still embraced her, telling her she did her best. Dia had acted hostile in the previous episodes because she had been through a similar experience and didn't want the other girls to go through the same thing, especially her little sister. I'm an older sister myself so this made me admire her much more than I did before.
Dia's an amazing character. Not only is she responsible and smart, cool and princess-like: she's also a hilarious and dorky fangirl. But, there's a kindhearted girl behind all that, even though it's difficult for her to show that side of her at times. What more could you ask for? She even managed to surpass Umi as my favourite Love Live girl overall and, believe me, I never thought anything like that would happen, ever.
Thanks for reading~ ヾ(＠＾▽＾＠)ﾉ
|You - BBL1010|
My best Aqours member has to be Watanabe You. She’s my favourite because I found her to be the most relatable and because of her personality. I love her because of the role she played in creating Aqours and the constant support that she gives all the members especially Chika. She was always there and made sure that Chika never gave up on herself or what she wanted to do. I thought it was really selfless of her to volunteer to be the second member despite being in the swim club already. It just shows the lengths she’s willing to go if it’s for her friends and she never asked for anything back. She always looks out for other members and always cheers everyone up with her salute. That’s another thing that I find really adorable about her. She’s so protective and sweet in her own way like how she kept the pain to herself despite how jealous she was of Chika and Riko’s relationship. Just because of You, I’ve grown really attached to LLSS with my favourite episodes being episodes 1,11 and 12 because well, they’re all full of You and her adorable actions! The energy she displays really brightens up everything. Her salute and her smile are absolutely priceless. She’s one of the members who have a head accessory more often than the others which just makes her even cuter. Her beret in CYaRon and fedora from Mirai Ticket are my favourites. Seeing Yousoro! being part of MIRAI TICKET made me really happy! Or rather it was the highlight of that episode for me. It was almost as if Aqours recognizing what she had committed for them. It was really sweet. I think she has the most interesting background and story. Her love and natural affinity with the sea is in incredible. It really shows her innocence and loving nature. She can also cook! There’s so much that we don’t yet know and I can’t wait to find out more.
Hearing any Aqours song makes me think about You. Any song or lyrics revolving around a person or emotions of being close to another I automatically think of what You did for Chika and for Aqours like in DaDaDa with the lyrics “It's all because I saw you there!” that could have been about Muse or like it was to me, how they felt about each other. This was the same for me in Omoi yo Hitotsu ni Nare with lyrics of realizing who meant the most was to me another depiction of You’s importance to both Chika and Aqours. I love her voice because it’s really cute and because it’s so unique. I’ve realized that it’s really unique because of how different she can sound in different songs and this creates so many different emotions for the people listening. All in all, You-chan is absolutely adorable and such an important part of Aqours. I can’t wait to see more of her in the future. Yousoro!
Discord: BBL10 (I'm in the wikia server!)
|Yoshiko - Cure Alumi|
|To be honest, choosing a best Aqours girl was a rough challenge for me. At first, I considered You Watanabe, but that was long before I really knew anything about any of the girls. When they were introduced into SIF (before they had voices in-game), and I actually got to read their messages to learn about them, Hanamaru took the spotlight. And then came the anime, which ultimately questioned the best girl dilemma...
Looking back, I realize how in-depth her character really is; she just wants to stand out from everyone else, but comes to realize that she might be embarrassing herself in front of others, although she can't help it. Aqours accepts her Yohane personality, and overall it's a very heartwarming story of acceptance. I can relate to wanting to stand out, and as a result I love her even more than I originally did. I can't forget to mention how adorable she is, and her amazing vocal range, from high and slightly nasal to a far deeper voice. She and Aikyan are equally talented, obviously as one of a kind, and I feel that I've come to respect both of them.
My Twitter account is @KotoriTank
I also want to thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)
|Hanamaru - BunnySenpai|
|My best girl is 100% Hanamaru. Not only is her sweet youthful innocence beyond charming, she holds a very special place in my heart. In many ways she reminds me of myself, as well as holding many qualities that inspire me to be my best. Her initial lack of confidence in herself as an idol parallels struggles in my own life and her finally being able to shine pushes me to become more confident so I may shine like her. Her unwavering support for Ruby is downright wholesome and makes her a model friend beyond compare. We also both share a great love for the every lovely Rin. Her thorough appreciation and use of Rin as a role model is extremely adorable and really helps to establish her aspirations without making her into a cut and paste character.
Beyond the deeper aspects of her personality is the adorable bookish part of her. Maru's fascination with technologies foreign to her is sweet and akin to that of a curious cat. Who doesn't love cats? She's also a naturally wonderful singer, as a member of the choir. Her deeper, more stylistic and powerful voice is very unique to love live, making all her solos feel like a fresh breath of air. Her somewhat "country" way of speaking and her verbal "zura!" tick adds a bit of originality and a sort of humble charm to everything she says, as well as hearkening back to Nozomi's accent and Rin's tick without copying or being annoying.
In addition to all this, we have her adorable looks. Her honey blonde hair gives her a sort of "girl next door" look that's quite uncommon in this era of brightly colored hair and wild styles. And yet, her bright golden eyes give her that unique point to help her stand out. She also has quite an array of amusing and iconic expressions, reminiscent of Umi. Her fashion sense is very flowery and sweet, reflecting her personality so very well.
All in all, Zuramaru's immense visual and vocal charms illuminate her beautiful and inspiring personality. Though our beloved idols may only exist in our imaginations, Maru has undoubtedly affected and inspired me like no real person could. Everything about her, from her friendly disposition to her flawed confidence, is admirable. Everyday she pushes her friends, and me, to shine as brightly as they can, cementing Hanamaru as my best girl.
|Mari - KayPoint|
Ohara Mari (twitter: @kei_pointo)
I don’t believe in love at first sight, and in Mari’s case, I’d say my initial reaction more of an “uh… Eli + Nozomi?”.
With that mentality, I figured she would remain a character I didn’t think much about, and I instead took interest in pretty bomber heads like Ruby.
However, Aqours’ little sister isn’t the one I’m writing about. Now, my favorite Sunshine character is definitely Ohara Mari.
Throughout the franchise, Mari has something that no other character does: sheer independent will. She’s basically a walking America (in the case of the Numazu Burger radio drama, this is taken to quite the extreme), doing whatever comes to her mind without batting an eyelid. This lack of hesitation leads to situations I would never imagine seeing in a series like Love Live!, such as when she outright feels bad for a penguin because she accidentally mistook it for Dia. I can’t imagine this scenario coming from anybody except Mari, and it’s times like these where I'm certain the series wouldn't be the same without her. Taking it a bit further with her sense of freedom, Mari also brings in themes from a temptress’ side of things. A song like Guilty Night, Guilty Kiss! couldn’t even hope to exist without Mari; her daring personality is what gives the song its life. When it comes to songs with flying kisses and “guilty night” wotagei, Mari’s the one to thank, and that’s something I’ll never be able to appreciate enough.
Then there are Mari’s more obvious points: her charm, humor, and overall brighten-up-your-day personality. It’s nearly impossible to write about Mari and not talk about how “LIFE. IS. BEAUTIFUL~.” This, coupled with Ainya’s go-to-bed worthy English, leaves us with an absolutely adorable what’s-she-going-to-say-this-time? character. This erraticness, I guess I could call it, especially shows with her naming sense. When she calls out to Michael, David, and Steve, there’s no way I couldn’t smile and think, “what the heck?” Somehow an untsukkomi-able boke, Mari takes the cake in just being cute.
I’ll be honest, though: everything I’ve said up to this point wouldn’t be enough to make Mari my favorite, especially with my not-so-good first impression. The turning point that made me love Mari was season 1, episode 9: Mijuku DREAMER. For the first 8 episodes, she’s quite frankly a spoiled brat, acting pretty inconsiderately toward Kanan and all the other girls. However, episode 9 rolls along, and suddenly all of her mistakes are strewn out in front of her. For her sake, Kanan decided not to sing at Tokyo. For her sake, Dia kept it a secret from her. Everything was done all for her sake, and in a scene I’ll never forget, she absolutely hates this. Realizing just how selfish she’d been, running through the rain, tripping---but getting up and still running anyway---, she lives through a coming-of-age moment so life-changing and impactful where, after everything had passed, I couldn’t help but fall in love (yes!!).
|Ruby - Kotori9|
|I’ve been a Love Live! fan since 2014. In all my time with μ's, I was never able to choose a favorite. It became a dilemma! I almost felt bad…! All these lovely girls, but I couldn’t pick one as my coveted best girl. I loved them all, but something was missing. Some kind of...shine that I was aching to see in one of them.
In the instant I read Ruby’s introduction, April 30th, 2015, I fell in love. I liked them all a lot, but something about her shy look and her gentle demeanor really tugged at my heartstrings. Something so warm and delicate radiated off of her. Needless to say, she was the one I’d looked for...and the anime didn’t let me down.
Throughout the show, she continued to make me as happy as she did in that first impression. However, though her mere presence overwhelmed me in each episode, Episode 4 was so special to me. Ruby is so passionate about idols. Despite being hurt by Dia’s newfound distaste against them, Ruby’s love for them still carried with her. Imagine how special it must have felt to get the chance to become part of something you’ve looked up to for so long? She fears she can’t overcome her want to make her sister happy, but with help from Hanamaru, she allows herself that freedom, that independence, to become who she has always dreamed to be.
After she takes that stand, Ruby could have left Hanamaru behind. She had achieved what she had wanted for so long; to find the confidence she’d never been able to see in herself. But she doesn’t. She turns around from her spot in the limelight and runs back to Hanamaru, and tells her that she wants Hanamaru to feel that too. Ruby doesn’t keep this love all to herself, she wants to share it with the person who had supported her from the start. And, although her sister resents her at first for becoming an idol against her original wishes, Ruby still loves Dia with all of her heart. When she decides to become a part of Aqours herself, she brings her in with open arms.
Ruby’s character is so kind and loving. Sure, she’s easily frightened. She’s constantly afraid that she’s not going to be enough to make her friends happy. But despite all that, with a little support, she keeps her head up. She does her best to keep the heads of her friends up too. I feel that Ruby is the best girl in Aqours because she inspires me to keep working hard, despite the internal conflict that may stand in my way. I am so grateful for that. Not to mention, she’s absolutely adorable, I mean did you see her cute face in Happy Party Train?! Oh goodness...she means so much to me. I can’t wait to see my precious girl grow even more in Season 2. I love Ruby! Ganbaruby! ｡ﾟ(ﾟ´ω`ﾟ)ﾟ｡
And also don't miss out reading all the other entries on this thread here!
A big thank you to everyone for participating! Though everyone has different best girls (even amongst us admins), it was great reading everyone's entries to discover all the individual charms of each girl. And a lot of entries expressed how glad they were to be able to finally put their love for their best girl into words as well!
It's only been two years into the project so far and judging by recent announcements, there's still lots more to come, so do keep supporting our girls!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
11:06, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
The second anniversary of Love Live! Sunshine!! is coming up! On April 30, 2017, it will be exactly two years since the project began in Dengeki G's Magazine! Time sure flies, doesn't it?
To commemorate this occasion, the Love Live! Wikia will be holding a special giveaway with attractive prizes. This time, what we have up for grabs are individual acrylic keychains of each Aqours girl in their Mijuku DREAMER outfits.
It's been a while since we last did this giveaway format, but we would like to bring back an old format where more people can participate: a short answer question! And it's an easy one that most people can resonate with:
All responses MUST be submitted into this thread to qualify, and here's an image of the prizes:
As for judging criteria, we're just looking to see who can convince us why their girl is best girl, and showcase her charms the best!
The giveaway will run from April 16 until April 30, 0000 JST, so start writing! Results will be announced sometime afterwards, so stay tuned for the announcement post.
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
09:37, April 16, 2017 (UTC)
This is the thread for all entries for the Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Anniversary Giveaway. Only entries within this thread will be counted. Please DO NOT leave any comments or replies to entries here, they will be deleted by our mods.
As a recap, the question is this: Who is your best Aqours girl and why?
Best of luck to everyone!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
09:34, April 16, 2017 (UTC)
Announcing the results of our very first Aqours Giveaway! This was the first time we're giving out Aqours items and I'm very excited to be spreading the hype! With their stunning First Live over and a whole barrage of news, it's certainly an amazing time to be an Aqours fan.
We received a whooping total of 256 entries for this giveaway! It was hard to sort out all the data, but thank you all for participating! For those who have read my posts, you would know that even I was shocked at all the unexpected happenings during the concert, so I'm certain that many of you scored way better than I would have. The fact that 3/4 of the predict the song questions were "None of the above!" pretty much illustrates that point. ^^"
Out of a total possible score of 38 points, the highest score was 23 and the average score was 11.12. Quite a wide range, but I'm sure everyone did their best!
Without further ado, here are the winners:
Since we had a 3-way tie for the 5th-7th positions, rather than omitting one of the winners, I've decided to throw in the B2 poster from the upcoming Aqours Spring Special magazine from Dengeki G's.
Congratulations to all our winners!
The prizes will be determined and distributed based on each winner's choice, and our winners will be contacted by email. Please check your inboxes~
Thanks to everyone for participating!
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
19:29, February 27, 2017 (UTC)
Hello everyone! As we all know, Aqours' First Live concert is taking place in just a week, and we're absolutely excited, especially since this is the concert with the largest overseas push in the franchse so far! Thus, I'll be using some of the remaining funds to host a giveaway using the posters I've gotten from magazines.
For those of you who were around for the Final LoveLive! Giveaway, this will seem pretty familiar to you, because we're doing the exact same thing. Simply predict how the First LoveLive! concert will go, and this is definitely much easier than the previous one given how much shorter Aqours' repertoire of songs is at the moment.
Which of their songs will they start with? What will they end off with? No one can say for sure, which is the very basis of this game.
This time, the available prizes are:
Please note the 2nd-4th prize are also similarly designed to the 1st and 5th prize with clean visuals, the pictures here are simply the art they used.
The top six winners will be asked to choose the prizes in the order of their scores.
The quiz will be open only from now to the day of the concert, so start guessing! The results will be announced some time after the concert once we finally finish crunching the numbers.
Good luck to everyone! You'll be needing it. =P
♪ LuciaHunter ♪
15:00, February 18, 2017 (UTC)
Within two weeks, we received 39 entries for the birthday giveaway, thank you all for showing so much love for Rin! It was difficult deciding between all these great works, but here are the results!
aorteau's Fanart and Rin Shrine
|Rin is my absolute favourite in the entire Love Live franchise. I first met her when someone on tumblr posted Rin's solo version of Snow Halation -- her voice captivated me instantly -- it was love at first hear(? lol). However after watching the anime and getting myself into idol hell I fell for Rin even more so. Rin, an energetic girl who loves ramen, part cat but dislike fish, shined brightly like a star to me.
Rin's conflict correlates with me a lot, so I wanted to draw something that reflects her growth from that -- confident to be herself, wear whatever she wants and put whatever she wants on her face without shame.
Aside from that, Rin is going to be late to her own birthday party 😸.
|Nya Nya Nya~ "See the starry skies (hoshizora) with Hoshizora Rin! Ehehe... It's not a pun, but it's kind of like one, isn't it?" This is my second time joining this and I'm doing this for one of my favorite Love Live girls. "I want everyone to see me perform my best onstage!" I do love Rin very much. This drawing is supposed to be based on Rin wanting to open her shell and think about how she wants to be and thinking about her being a leader. Leader nya~ Maki and Hanayo are there because they help her realize that she should open her shell and that she is cute. Just like the episode 5 season 2 where Rin wasn't sure on being the leader because she feels likes she's not cute nya~. That episode showed a lot for Rin and it’s a nice thing to see and made fans love her. Even if Muse had end, we will never forget Rin nyaing after every sentence and happy adorable face. Nya 'All right, let's go and sing our hearts out!' Iku nya~<3 I actually got a cute SR Rin yesterday and I am so happy I got her nya. Happy Birthday Rin~<3 NYa~|
Rikon's Song Mash-up
|My entry is a song comprised of mashing up other songs nya. More specifically, as the title of the piece implies, it's a dedication to my favorite character by having the piece be a compilation of all of the songs in which Rin is the (or a) center nya. The one exception is the inclusion of Miku's (from Idolm@ster CG) image song; which I thought would be a fun-nyand fitting reference since they're both genki catgirls with a jazzy musical style. |
Among many other aspects, I really adore how Rin has a dichotomy of being tomboyish, energetic, excited, and jazzy while also hiding her vulnerabilities, trying to feel more comfortable with her "girly" side, and having a very soulful aspect to her that truly shines when she sings. I tried to make this dichotomy apparent in my piece. I hope that came across and I hope that it's enjoyable nya!
Other Notable Entries:
Nekotaru's Hello, Hoshi o Kazoete Cover
Ana S.'s Fanfart
|Ana S.' Caption|
|Made this drawing inspired by the different "sides" that I love on her: the one full of energy, ready for sports and the lovely romantic one, both cute! And of course it needed a starry sky!|
I hope I made justice to your cuteness Rin-chan ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ
Rotten Muffin's Comic
Anne's Rin Shrine
|Hi!! my name is Anne and I love adore and love Rin Hoshizora with all my heart-nya~|
Rin was the first character in my whole life who I've related too so much that it bought me to tears. She is so inspirational to me and is my drive when I am down. She is so beautiful and is a great role model that I wish I had when I was her age. I spend my time at cons hunting for Rin's to add to my collection and was even voted #2 Rin Hoshizora fan! I love her so much, and she will forever be my best girl nya~
|All Other Entries (In order of submission)|
Ciang2206's Kururin MIRACLE Piano Melody
Ruka Shimerai's Fanart
Kyarin Tiger's Fanfic
Ginger Ale's Fanart
First off, congratulations to all winners! You will be contacted by email, so check your inboxes!
And to everyone else, thank you for taking the time to show your love for Rin in so many different ways! We didn't expect so many entries for this competition, but it was definitely pleasant to see so many of them.
It's been an exciting year celebrating all these birthdays, and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did. Though we don't have plans for any more of these in the coming year, let's all continue supporting the girls of µ’s from here on too~
♪ LuciaHunter ♪ 14:05, November 16, 2016 (UTC)