Nijigasaki High School Idol Club (虹ヶ咲学園スクールアイドル同好会), often abbreviated as Nijigaku (ニジガク), is the collective name of school idols from Nijigasaki High School. They were originally created as a new set of girls — joining µ's and Aqours — exclusive for the mobile game Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS.
The idol club consists of 10 members: 9 school idols and Ayumu's childhood friend, Yu Takasaki — the anime project's substitute for the player character in Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS — as the manager and song composer.
Nijiyon is an official 4-koma series that depicts the lives of the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club. The comic is illustrated by Miyakohito and published every Tuesday.
Season 1 is on the School Idol Festival: ALL STARS website.
Season 2 is on Dengeki G's website.
The radio program includes radio dramas of the Nijigasaki girls as well as other information. New episodes are published on HiBiKi Radio station. The main personalities were chosen via voting.
On December 15, at the end of Day 2 of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club First Live with You!, it was announced that an anime adaptation for the spin-off project is in development. It was announced with the tagline "Let's Fly Past That Rainbow". It will be a "brand new story" and separate plot from the game Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS. A new main character was revealed on January 29, 2020, whom will be the equivalent of the player character in ALL STARS.
- Unlike µ's and Aqours, they are not a 9-member unit but instead mainly compete as solo idols.
- Three of the group members were the winners of a popularity poll for Love Live! School idol festival, while the remaining six are original characters.
- In contrary to previous Love Live! anime projects, the lead character (Ayumu) isn't a Leo and doesn't inherit the orange image color.
- Before the project was announced, a popularity poll started in Love Live! School idol festival which asked the players to vote for their favorite character with the "N" rarity. Emma Verde won in first place, Shizuku Osaka in second place, and Kanata Konoe in third place.
- Unlike µ's and Aqours with sub-units dividing them into trios, Nijigasaki formed units made up of two, three, and four school idols.