Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 8: ChiKeReKaSu Assemble!

With the drama put on hold for the time being and our 5 heroines finally united it’s time for the next important chapter in their journey, their group name!

It was another day in class when Keke read a very important announcement on her phone. The Love Live! tournament was coming up and the applications were open. Ren heard about how the schools of participating groups became so famous for competing it helped them get more students applying. Ren had that to strive for.

Sumire meanwhile was more hyped for the fame and adulation that came with performing on a big stage like Jinguu Stadium. Kanon and Chisato’s reactions were more grounded.

Speaking of Kanon and Chisato they’re more surprised to see Ren wearing a General Course uniform. She explained that the Headmistress allowed students to wear whichever uniform they wished from now on. Kanon liked that. Keke was like “FOCUS LADIES!”. The next challenge came when she’s about to apply the group but noticed something very important they were missing, a group name.

Keke’s like “KeKa worked before so now that we’re five let’s go with ‘ChiKeReKaSu!”. Chisato suggested “Maru-Maru Circle” because of how multidimensional circles were. Sumire’s sadly denied an opportunity. Ren meanwhile hid her true power from the gang as shown here. Would have been cool with one of these too in all honesty though the last one would need a 2nd season.

Keke sought help from school idol goddesses but it seemingly failed. More on that later.

Kanon asked Sunny Passion for tips. They said it’s their fans who helped come up with their group name but something else they mentioned got Kanon’s attention, live streaming. She held a Zoom call to discuss promoting the group. Notice Ren using voice chat. There’s a reason.

Like Rei Togetsu she ain’t “hip”, though in Ren’s case she’s advised to not bother. Let’s just say she won’t become a streamer anytime soon. For some reason her silently watching chat before realizing they’re talking about her had me laughing for minutes. Loop worthy moment.

With the streaming deemed a failure Kanon and Ren realized anther important thing missing, neither started working on the lyrics and melody yet. They hoped one would start so the other could take over. Ultimately the gang pushed Kanon to basically do both. Unable to come up with anything Keke was left with no choice but to use a “traditional Japanese method”. As shown in the screen grab that didn’t work either. Next was everyone watching Kanon which again failed. The next day Kanon talked with her classmates about the unfair pressure when they mentioned coming up with names to throw in the box earlier but couldn’t come up with any because they didn’t know what the group’s identity was yet. They’re like a blank canvas. The gang admitted this was true but something their classmates said sparked something in Kanon. She told the gang to give her some time.

After another montage Kanon finally unveiled the Liella name, which is based on the French term for “to connect”. In our heroines’ case use the power of school idols to connect everyone with the colors of the rainbow. Everyone loved it and we got a cool Kanon song too.

Great stuff as always. Next time a rap video?

PS: All this time I thought it was pronounced “Lie-luh” when it’s actually “Lee-elle-uh”.

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17 Responses to Love Live! Superstar!! Episode 8: ChiKeReKaSu Assemble!

  1. skydragonx8 says:

    I loved this episode so much!!! A ton of fun just seeing the girls finally together and trying to figure out their group name!

    I loved that Ren was too embarrassed to show the names she came up with, it showed off her cute side!

    Also OMG Keke is a total treat as always, she is so over the top that I can’t help but love her!!! The fact that she quickly made a Liella sign so fast and repeated the same moment she did in the beginning OMG I couldn’t stop laughing!!!

    There was also a nod back to μ’s which I loved so much!!!

    Also Kanon trying to figure out the new song was so funny, the girls definitely need to keep an eye on her from time to time!

    Finally they found their name and I smiled so much when Kanon revealed the name to the girls, they are finally on their way! I really am loving Liella and their journey so much!!!! They really make their senpais proud!!!

    Absolutely can’t wait for the next episode, it is gonna be another fun one I can tell!

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  2. tbiscut74 says:

    Another great episode.

    Not much to add. The girls were funny and adorable as always. Especially Ren.

    And always great to see Sunny Passion.

    Excited for more.

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  3. yurimylove says:

    So much comedy in one episode, good job. I do like this smaller cast as each girl get more screen time. Keke is definitely over the top, does all genki girls proud 😀

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    • skydragonx8 says:

      Liella being a group of 5 is a nice change of pace for sure, I am loving them so much! They make their senpais proud!!! Also Keke is like the best!!! Her over the top-ness makes her so loveable!!!

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  4. K says:

    Fun times were had by all.

    Love Live is serious business to Keke but that’s not surprising. Also, she must have had some tiem-hax ability because I don’t see how could have prepared the Liella banner that quickly.

    Ren’s first, bewildering experience with live-streaming was so cute. I liked how she called Kanon out for hiding behind the camera. Needless to say, their livestream was chaotically funny.

    The funniest bit for me was Chisato’s undying love for circles. The way she expressed it was wonderful.

    Relying on Kanon for everything was a tad unfair but she came through in the end and it was nice that everyone apologized for that.

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    • OG-Man says:

      By now you should know school idols have superpowers.

      Bless Ren’s true self.

      Chisato’s passionate about dem circles, yes.

      Good on them to realize it was wrong to push it all on her.

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  5. opaco1234 says:

    Another tradition is that the Setokaichou become more easy going with her group after befriend..
    I feeling the group of fours is the ideal number

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  6. chikorita157 says:

    It’s a fun episode, but it’s surprising that Ren is bad at technology. It’s not too surprising to see her not use video in the online meeting. Also, the stream was funny.

    Should be interesting how their participation in the Love Live plays out next.

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  7. Nick says:

    Nice to get back to the fun times after all that drama the past few eps.

    Group naming has always seemed to be a tough thing in Love Live.

    More fantastic scenes with Keke and Sumire. Those two are so much fun to watch.

    I also thought Liella was pronounced differently, this detail was good to know.

    Looking forward to what’s in store for next week!

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