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Love Live! Once Again (もう一度ラブライブ! Mōichido Rabu Raibu!) is the first episode of the Love Live! School idol project Season 2 anime series. It was aired on April 6, 2014.
With a new school year approaching, Honoka succeeds Eli as student council president, with Umi as vice president and Kotori as a member. Word soon reaches the group that Love Live! is taking place yet again on a larger scale then last year. However, since the format has changed to include regional preliminaries, they soon realise that in order to qualify for the tournament, they would have to beat A-RISE in the regional preliminary. The group is surprised when Honoka suggests they do not need to enter Love Live!, feeling it is not something that she would say. Later that night, Yukiho informs Honoka that the opening date of Love Live! is at the end of March, when the new school year begins.
The next day, Nico challenges Honoka to a race to decide if μ's should enter Love Live! or not. Honoka comes to understand the meaning of those words, as Eli, Nozomi, and Nico will eventually graduate and no longer be school idols, making this year's Love Live! the last opportunity for μ's to perform together as a group of nine. With the others easing her worries, Honoka states her true desire to enter Love Live! and aim for victory.
- Emi Nitta as Honoka Kosaka
- Yoshino Nanjo as Eli Ayase
- Aya Uchida as Kotori Minami
- Suzuko Mimori as Umi Sonoda
- Riho Iida as Rin Hoshizora
- Pile as Maki Nishikino
- Aina Kusuda as Nozomi Tojo
- Yurika Kubo as Hanayo Koizumi
- Sora Tokui as Nico Yazawa
- Nao Touyama as Yukiho Kosaka
- Hidaka Noriko as Principal Minami
- Marie Miyake as Hideko
- Nozomi Yamamoto as Fumiko
- Sayuri Hara as Mika
- Megu Sakuragawa as Tsubasa Kira
- Maho Matsunga as Erena Todo
- Ayuru Oohashi as Anju Yuki
- Marieve Herington as Honoka Kosaka
- Erica Lindbeck as Eli Ayase
- Cristina Vee as Kotori Minami
- Kira Buckland as Umi Sonoda
- Faye Mata as Rin Hoshizora
- Caitlin Glass as Maki Nishikino
- Laura Post as Nozomi Tojo
- Xanthe Huynh as Hanayo Koizumi
- Erica Mendez as Nico Yazawa
- Christine Marie Cabanos as Yukiho Kosaka
- Karen Strassman as Principal Minami
- Mela Lee as Hideko
- Natalie Hoover as Fumiko
- Ryan Bartley as Mika
- Cassandra Morris as Tsubasa Kira
- Erika Harlacher as Erena Todo
- Corina Boettger as Anju Yuki
Members of μ's
- Honoka Kosaka
- Eli Ayase
- Kotori Minami
- Umi Sonoda
- Rin Hoshizora
- Maki Nishikino
- Hanayo Koizumi
- Nozomi Tojo
- Nico Yazawa
Notes & Trivia
- The same close-up animation of Honoka biting her bread is reused from Come True! Our Dreams!, with the shading slightly altered.
Errors & Goofs
- In 11:56, Honoka's reflection had a few details to make it very slightly asymmetrical.
- Honoka's unusual ability to stop rain is a callback to the OVA Episode, which previously had supernatural-themed moments.