Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 is a 2017 television anime series from studio Sunrise, published by Bandai Visual and directed by Kazuo Sakai. It is the second season to the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime series and part of the Love Live! franchise. The second season aired in the Autumn 2017 anime season in October.
“In spite of their previous setbacks, the members of Aqours are working harder than ever to save Uranohoshi Girls’ High School from being shut down as the second term begins.
With another Love Live event already on the way, their ultimate goal of winning the contest and saving their school is in clear sight… but is there enough time to achieve their dreams before the clock runs down and the school is closed? With all manner of new hardships facing them, the Aqours girl’s friendships and dedication will be tested to the limit while they endeavour to awaken the power of their collective talent, and hope to shine as they seek to cement their place in Love Live history.”Plot Synopsis via Anime Limited, June 2020
Love Live! Sunshine!! is the second series after Love Live! School Idol Project from the same animation studio, and follows the idol group Aqours rather than μ’s. Members of the group Aqours include Chika Takami, Riko Sakurauchi, Kanan Matsuura, Dia Kurosawa, You Watanabe, Yoshiko Tsushima, Hanamaru Kunikida, Mari Ohara, and Ruby Kurosawa. Each character shares the spotlight throughout the series.
Funimation acquired the United States & Canadian rights for the series in terms of streaming, dubbing and home video. However, Anime Limited acquired the United Kingdom & Ireland rights for streaming and home video over here, with Crunchyroll offering the series during simulcast for these territories.
Collector’s Edition Contents:
While the first season had a lower print run, the second season seems to have maintained the usual 1000 unit print run for the collector’s edition Blu-ray release. Despite mentioning they would have a booklet to cover the rest of the Aqours character profiles (Kanan Matsuura, Dia Kurosawa and Mari Ohara), I suspect licensing issues prevented this and so we got art cards in return like the Funimation limited edition release. Disappointing to be honest.
Anime Limited does provide the series with their traditional digipack packaging to match the first season.
- Rigid Box with Clean artwork, Title on Spine, Info on Paper Sheet
- 9 Art Cards
- Horizontal Oriented fold-out poster
Distributor: Anime Limited
Released: 15th June 2020
Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 from Anime Limited contains the entire season (episodes 1-13) across two Blu-ray discs using the Funimation master. Audio options available include the main Japanese language with English subtitles and the Funimation English dub. The white subtitles are locked during playback and the discs are region locked for B on Blu-ray players.
|Audio||English Dolby TrueHD 5.1|
Japanese Dolby TrueHD 2.0
|Video||1080p High Definition Native format|
16:9 aspect ratio
Blu-ray On-Disc Extra Features:
- Promotional Video
- Textless Opening Song “Mirai no Bokura wa Shitteru yo”
- Textless Closing Song “Yūki wa Doko ni? Kimi no Mune ni!”
- Funimation Trailers