A new trailer promoting the second season of the TV anime Love Live! Superstar!! has been released, which reveals the appearance of the four new members. Love Live! Superstar!! is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by Kadokawa Corporation, music label Lantis and animation studio Bandai Namco Filmworks (formerly know as Sunrise).
In the latest trailer you see the old members of Liella! starting with Kanon Shibuya, who is seen trying to recruit new members, and then the appearance of the new members are revealed one by one:
Kinako Sakurakoji – a first year student from Hokkaido who decides to become a school idol after seeing Liella! perform
Mei Yoneme – first year student who is often misunderstood due to her “scary eyes”
Shiki Wakana – first year student who is a bit nerdy and a part of the science club
Natsumi Onitsuka – a popular L-tuber who wants to join Liella! in order to get more followers and money.
Takahiko Kyogoku will direct the anime TV series with Jukki Hanada handling series composition and Atsushi Saito in charge of character design. Composer Yoshiaki Fujisawa returns from his work on Love Live! School Idol Project to work on Love Live! Superstar!! The series has been licensed by Funimation for its international release.
On October 24, 2021, a live screening event of the first season was uploaded to the official Love Live! Series YouTube channel. Afterwards, an announcement that the second season was in production was uploaded.
In the first anime series adaptation Liella! performed the opening theme titled Start!! True Dreams and the ending theme titled Mirai wa Kaze no Yo ni. On NHK Educational TV in Japan after each anime episodes were broadcast a special animated music video featuring original songs by the idol group Liella! aired. This segment was called Songs of Liella!
The franchise has had four projects total: Love Live! School Idol Project, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club and the upcoming project Love Live! Superstar!! which will premier on July 17, 2022 in Japan on the NHK Educational TV.
The story is set in the Yuigaoka Private Girls High School that lies between the Omotesando, Harajuku, and Aoyama neighborhoods of Tokyo. Due to the fact the school had little history, no accomplishments to speak of and hadn’t really made a name for itself it was about to be demolished, but ended up accepting new students at the last minute.
When Kanon Shibuya discovers the existence of “school idols” she decides to form a school idol group named Liella! with four other first year students: Keke Tang, Chisato Arashi, Sumire Heanna and Ren Hazuki. The girls aim to become superstars in their own right one day.