Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club (ラブライブ！虹ヶ咲学園スクールアイドル同好会 Rabu Raibu! Nijigasaki Gakuen Sukūru Aidoru Dōkōkai) is an anime television series, produced by anime company Sunrise in association with the music label company Lantis. It began airing in Japan on October 3, 2020 and is being simulcast by Funimation and Crunchyroll. The first season ended on December 26, 2020 with a total of 13 episodes.
- Original Story: Hajime Yatate
- Original Plan: Sakurako Kimino
- Director: Tomoyuki Kawamura
- Series Organization: Jin Tanaka
- Original Character Design: KlabGames
- Character Design: Takumi Yokota
- Design Works: Mebachi
- Set Design: Kazumi Kataoka
- Art Director: Chikara Nishikura
- Color Planning: Misako Akama
- CG Director: Yuki Iinuma
- Director of Photography: Daiki Sugiyama
- Editor: Rina Koguchi
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Music: Naoki Endo
- Music Production: Lantis・SUNRISE Music
- Animation Production: SUNRISE Inc.
- Presented by:
- 2020 PROJECT Lovelive! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
- SUNRISE Inc.
- BANDAI VISUAL CO., LTD.
- Lantis Co.,Ltd.
- Bushiroad Inc.
- KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS
- Hinaki Yano as Yu Takasaki
- Aguri Onishi as Ayumu Uehara
- Mayu Sagara as Kasumi Nakasu
- Kaori Maeda as Shizuku Osaka
- Miyu Kubota as Karin Asaka
- Natsumi Murakami as Ai Miyashita
- Akari Kito as Kanata Konoe
- Tomori Kusunoki as Setsuna Yuki
- Maria Sashide as Emma Verde
- Chiemi Tanaka as Rina Tennoji
- Momoyo Koyama as Head of Drama Club
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Nagashi-somen Club Member
- Tomomi Mineuchi
- Anna Mugiho
- Kaede Hondo as Haruka Konoe
- Manaka Iwami as Christina
- Sayaka Senbongi as Kasane Hasekura
- Kana Motomiya as Misaki Shidou
- Natsumi Hioka as Himeno Ayanokouji
|01||"The First Thrill"
(はじまりのトキメキ "Hajimari no Tokimeki")
|October 3, 2020|
|Ayumu and Yuu are hanging out just outside Nijigasaki High School when they discover a concert by none other than Setsuna Yuki. When they realize Setsuna is a member of the "School Idol Club" which is a part of their school, the duo set out to achieve the school idol dream and join the club, until the student council president Nana Nakagawa shuts the club down. Despite this, Ayumu decides to become a school idol, with Yuu supporting her.|
|October 10, 2020|
|The club is now shut down. Furious, Kasumi decides to revive the club with herself as president. She turns to an eager Ayumu and Yuu as the next members of the club, and explains to them why the club went on hiatus and ultimately shut down. She then proceeds to film a PV with Ayumu only for her to later realize that she's been forcing Ayumu to become something she wasn't, not unlike what Setsuna did to her back then. She then learns her lesson and films Ayumu's PV without forcefully directing her.|
|03||"Shout Out Your Love"
(大好きを叫ぶ "Daisuki o Sakebu")
|October 17, 2020|
|Karin and the others find out about Setsuna's real identity, and when they tell Kasumi and the others they act confused. Yuu isn't discouraged by this as an avid Setsuna fan, so she calls her to the rooftop to talk. Nana complains that all her dreams have been shattered and there was no way her club could have entered the Love Live given the state it was in right before it shut down. Yuu responds by telling her not to join the Love Live because it didn't matter to her anymore. With this new profound knowledge Nana changes into Setsuna and performs DIVE! on the balcony. She, along with Shizuku, Emma, and Kanata, the previous members of the club, all join back in along with the current members.|
|04||"The Uncharted Path"
(未知なるミチ "Michi Naru Michi")
|October 24, 2020|
|The girls had just finished setting up the clubroom when Ai and Rina ask to join. When the two ask what a school idol does, nobody can seem to answer. Everyone has their own ideas, and when Ai is asked for her idea of a school idol, she said that as long as she had fun it'll be alright for her. The girls then start practicing their singing and dancing. Throughout the rest of the episode Ai figures out what it means to be a school idol, and realizes she must follow her own path to shine.|
|05||"Something I Can Only Do Right Now"
(今しかできないことを "Ima Shika Dekinai Koto o")
|October 31, 2020|
|06||"The Shape of Smiles (〃＞▽＜〃)"
(笑顔のカタチ(〃＞▽＜〃) "Egao no Katachi (〃＞▽＜〃)")
|November 7, 2020|
|07||"Haruka, Kanata, and Beyond"
(ハルカカナタ "Haruka Kanata")
|November 14, 2020|
(しずく、モノクローム "Shizuku, Monokurōmu")
|November 21, 2020|
|09||"Friends but Rivals"
(仲間でライバル "Nakama de Raibaru")
|November 28, 2020|
(夏、はじまる。 "Natsu, Hajimaru.")
|December 5, 2020|
|11||"Everyone's Dream, My Dream"
(みんなの夢、私の夢 "Minna no Yume, Watashi no Yume")
|December 12, 2020|
(花ひらく思い "Hanahiraku Omoi")
|December 19, 2020|
|13||"School Idol Festival (The Place Where Everyone's Dreams Come True)"
(スクールアイドルフェスティバル （みんなの夢を叶える場所） "Sukuuru Aidoru Festibaru (Minna no Yume o Kaeru Basho)")
|December 26, 2020|