Love Live! School Idol Project Review

Honoka loves her school. When she finds out that it’s closing its doors due to a lack of new students joining, she then decides to save it by playing to what the public seems to like in high schools these days. Idol groups. Cute ones.

Nothing really in this section. A little bit of slap stick humor, but even that is quite tame.

Not much in this case either, thankfully. Perhaps one or two instances of a d-mn. Again, pretty tame.

Not much here aside from the outfits being a bit skimpy and the obligatory creepy character that enjoys grabbing her friends’ chests randomly. Doesn’t happen too often, but it does happen.

Nothing really here either. One character seemingly works at a shrine, but you only see her in her uniform sweeping. No incantations or theological talks.

Personal Impression:
This story is pretty shallow, so expect everything else to be too. It’s a fun show for what it is, but don’t expect too much. Calling it fluff sums up the show rather well indeed. The art and music fit the show, though, again, the plot is more than a little dull. The characters are pretty flat as well, with a few being downright contradictory (for example, saying idol music has no substance and then writing music for the group that, yep, has no substance). The characters are largely elements of the plot, after all, so don’t expect anything too deep.
If you don’t mind some predictability and can take large dosages of moe being shoved down your throat, this show isn’t too bad. It’s a break from more serious fare. It’s just not winning any awards any day soon.

Personal Rating: 10 and up

Episodes: 13
Languages: Sub
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Slice of life
Website: n/a
Legal streaming: Crunchyroll
Screen shots:
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About inrosegalaxy

Raised on everything from Moby Dick to the Star Wars X-Wing books from a young age, it came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I’d become a literature graduate and avid writer. But my love of a good story wasn’t restricted to the written word in my early years. Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and badly dubbed Godzilla flicks helped shape my love of science fiction on screen as well. I wrote my first story while in the second grade. It was a horrifying tale about murdering a fairy-eating dog via a slice of pizza (in my defense, my only exposure to pizza was in the cafeteria and I swear you could legitimately kill someone with those things). I was a special snowflake. Today I write science fiction, fairy tales, Gothic epistolaries, fantasy and anything else that pops into my bizarre and twisted mind. I write new articles for my blog every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you happen to fancy Japanese animation, I also run an anime review blog, RRAR, which updates every Monday.

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