As I mentioned several times throughout my hype for this anime I have no plans on making this a “Aqours vs Muse” comparison coverage since I’m sure millions of others will do it and there are some diehard Muse fans who irk me.
With that out of the way let’s take a look at what the next generation have to offer after this premiere.
The episode kicked off with the soon to be team leader Chika literally led to her destiny as a future School Idol by the winds of change. Unfortunately the first attempt at recruiting was a failure.
I have a feeling Chika will have the same amount of difficulty getting herself over as Cassie Cage did in Mortal Kombat X.
The second recruitment attempt was also a flop but then Chika noticed two cute kouhai and tried to coerce them. The redhead seemed interested…Also the brunette kouhai has a cutie sentence ender, like “-desu”, “-de gozaru” and “-de geso”. Hers is “-zura”.
The redhead changed her tune when she mistook the pamphlet for a concert invitation rather than a recruitment. The pic sums up her reaction.
Suddenly we were graced by The Meme, the myth, the MVP for many fans hyped for the show, the one girl everyone expects to become an idol legend, the one, the only, YOHANE! She’s my #2 hype pick BTW. Suffice to say I too expect great things from her. Oh and Hanamaru-zura is a childhood fried of Yohane’s-zura.
There she is. My #1. Yes. I expect this girl right here to be the group’s top star. SHE HAS A MOLE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Anyway she’ll be filling the role of “Seitokaichou roadblock” this generation. It means exactly what you think it means.
Kanan currently can’t come to school due to her dad being immobile after fracturing a vital bone though she did slightly react after hearing Chika’s School Idol plan.
Always bet big money on anime foreigners to deliver the goods.
After the trip we learned that the main reason Chika wanted to form an idol group was because of the legend of Muse, or rather how nine ordinary girls who rose from nothingness to become legendary after lots of hard work and determination. Basically any girl can become an idol if they work for it, even someone as plain as Chika. That’s why. I approve of this simpler approach. Like Locodol not every idol story needs them overcoming a crisis or being under pressure to become legends. Wanting to become legends because you want more in your life is good too. Oh and the purple haired girl, Riko, went to the same school Muse went to. Maybe she bumped into Maki at some point since she’s also a pianist.
Impressed by Chika’s drive to become a school idol You joined the group. However, that drive wasn’t enough to coerce Big Dia to change her mind. Plus there are no known songwriters at their school. You can guess what happened next and will happen next week…
And that was the premiere of Love Live! Sunshine!! I’m sold.