The Love live! Sunshine!! school idol project Genjitsu no Yohane -Sunshine in the Mirror- the series of magazine illustrations inspire an animated series next year. The confirmation fell on Sunday “Love live! Sunshine!! Aquours 6th Love live! ~Ku-Ru-Ku-Ru Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour~ Windy Stage Concert” at Tokyo Dome venue.
The “story no one knows about a girl everyone knows” reinvents Yoshiko Tsushima, the school idol with chūnibyō (teenage delusions of grandeur), as a fortune teller. The story takes place in Numazu, a picturesque port town surrounded by sea and mountains. Since she was little, the girl Yohane has never fitted in and has always felt apart from everyone in town. His aspirations and his true place in this world are elsewhere. The story follows this girl who can’t follow the rules as she journeys through this wonderful world.
The returning cast includes:
Asami Nakatani (Together Stars!! Road to show!!) directs the anime to Sunriseand Toshiya Ono (86, Land of the Shining, The promised never-never land, Precure Suite) oversees scripts for the series. Yumiko Yamamoto (The Seven Senses of Re’Union, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld) designs the characters, and Tatsuya Kato (Ensemble Stars!, Fate/kaleid Prisma Illya Lining, Free! – Iwatobi Swimming Club) returns to Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise to compose the music.
As in previous Love Live! projects, Sunrisecollective pen name Hajime Yatate is credited as the original creator, and Sakurako Kimino is credited with the original concept.
Taira Akitsu designed the Genjitsu no Yohane -Sunshine in the Mirror- series of illustrations in the Love live! Days Love live! Sogo Magazine since October 2020. The story has already inspired the Genjitsu no Yohane -Non-Polarized Reflection- manga series that Kōta Matsuda launched in the magazine in February 2022. Love live! franchise had posted a video on April Fool’s Day this year to tease a Genjitsu no Yohane -Sunshine in the Mirror- anime next year, to make the video private later.
The staff plans to air a “Genjitsu no Yohane -Sunshine in the Mirror- Travelogue” short film on Youtube to commemorate the anime series news. The dramatic short will give fans a glimpse into Yohane’s daily life, using illustrations by Akitsu and voices from the Love Live! Sunshine!! cast.
In the spirit of franchisethemed around user involvement, fans can submit story ideas about Numazu residents, and staff can incorporate those ideas into the actual production. A web radio show “Yohane no Uranai Koheya” (Yohane’s Fortune-Telling Booth) will also be launched, and fans can already submit messages for the show.
Source: Love live! series’ Youtube channel through Yaraon!