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Love Live! Sunshine!! (ラブライブ!サンシャイン!! Rabu raibu! Sanshain) is a new-generation idol project of "Love Live!" co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, the music label Lantis, and the anime studio Sunrise.

It was first announced on the Dengeki G's Magazine website on February 26, 2015, with teaser images and character introductions in following issues. The project officially began on April 30, 2015 with the release of the character names and voice actress lineup.



February 26, 2015

Love Live! Sunshine!! Teaser Image

Love Live Sunshine Start

  • First Love Live! Sunshine!! notice
  • A new project called Sunshine !! has been started by reveaing its first teaser image.

April 2015

  • Teaser image for Love Live! Sunshine!! was published. The project officially began.

May 2015

  • Second teaser image for Love Live! Sunshine!! was published, revealing its members.
Love Live! Sunshine!! Teaser Image 2

June 2015

  • Love Live! Sunshine!! officially began with the release of character introductions and voice actress line-up.
  • In addition, it was also announced to carry out the recruitment of group names from 11:00 April 30 to 17:00 of May 11.

July 2015

  • The 15 candidates of school Idol group name has been published.
  • In addition, it was also announced to carry out the vote to determine the name of the group from 11:00 on June 1 to 17:00 on June 11th.
  • Sunshine!! feature on Chika Takami, Riko Sakurauchi, and Kanan Matsuura.

August 2015

  • Sunshine!! group name was announced to be Aqours. First Aqours single with animated PV announced for October 7.
  • Sunshine!! feature on Dia Kurosawa, You Watanabe, and Yoshiko Tsushima.
  • First Sunshine!! character poll begins, asking for both readers' first impressions as well as requests for what sort of school idol they want their chosen character to become. The poll took place from June 30 to July 29, and required a serial code from the magazine to participate.

September 2015

  • Sunshine!! feature on Hanamaru Kunikida, Mari Ohara, and Ruby Kurosawa.
  • Aqours first single title is announced to be Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?, on sale October 7.
  • Second Sunshine!! character poll begins, asking for readers' advice on what sort of activities would make them shine best. The poll takes place from July 30 to August 28, and requires a serial code from the magazine to participate.
  • The official Love Live! website has been renewal. Official website of Sunshine!! has been opened.

October 2015

  • Sunshine!! feature on the costumes for their first single. Main illustration featuring Chika, Riko and You.
  • Sunshine!! news appear to have settled on a certain format:
    • A full-page illustration about Aqours Holiday, featuring Kanan.
    • OUR PRIVATE LIFE segment (a short diary tying two characters together), featuring Dia and Ruby.
    • Aqours Fashion News segment (regarding fashion), featuring Yoshiko.
    • ROAD TO IDOL segment (regarding Aqours' production), featuring Mari.
    • Uranohoshi Splash!! segment (daily lives), featuring You.
    • Aqours DIARY segment (regarding Aqours' activities), featuring Chika.
    • Q&A segment
  • Maru's 4-koma begins serialization, drawing by Hanamaru to detail Aqours' activities.

November 2015

  • The first character popularity poll announced.
  • Sunshine!! content:
    • Aqours' Gallery 1, featuring Yoshiko, Hanamaru, and Ruby.
    • Aqours' Gallery 2, illustration featuring Riko.
    • OUR PRIVATE LIFE segment, featuring Kanan and Mari.
    • Aqours DIARY segment, featuring You.
    • CD launch MESSAGE from Aqours
    • A message from Aqours regarding their debut single.

December 2015

  • The results of the first popularity vote were announced: You won the vote with 59286 votes cast for her.
  • Sunshine!! content:
    • Aqours’ Gallery 1, featuring Dia, Mari and Kanan.
    • Aqours’ Gallery 2, illustration featuring Ruby.
    • OUR PRIVATE LIFE segment, featuring Hanamaru.
    • Aqours DIARY segment, featuring Riko.
    • Maru's 4-koma serialization chapter 2.
    • Trio unit activities determined. Six different configurations were offered to be chosen from:
      • Pattern 1: Chika with Yoshiko and Ruby, Riko with Dia and Hanamaru, Kanan with You and Mari
      • Pattern 2: Chika with Kanan and Yoshiko, Riko with You and Hanamaru, Dia with Mari and Ruby
      • Pattern 3: Chika with Riko and Dia, Kanan with Hanamaru and Ruby, You with Yoshiko and Mari
      • Pattern 4: Chika with You and Ruby, Kanan with Dia and Hanamaru, Riko with Yoshiko and Mari
      • Pattern 5: Chika with Dia and You, Kanan with Yoshiko and Hanamaru, Riko with Mari and Ruby
      • Pattern 6: Chika with Riko and Ruby, Kanan with You and Hanamaru, Dia with Yoshiko and Mari

Voting takes place on the Dengeki G's website, and will be held from October 30 to November 9.


The stage is the seaside town of Uchiura in Numazu. The Uranohoshi Girls' High School is a small school where the students are less than 100 people, Chika Takami was a fan of μ's, and was decided to form a school idol group in order to liven up the school to stop it from being abolished.


See: Category:Characters

Main characters

Chika Takami (高海千歌), voiced by Anju Inami
The main character. She is both Aqours founder and leader.
Riko Sakurauchi (桜内梨子), voiced by Rikako Aida
A transfer student from Akihabara, Tokyo. She appears to have transferred from Otonokizaka High School.
Kanan Matsuura (松浦果南), voiced by Nanaka Suwa
She invited by her childhood friend Chika to join the group.
Dia Kurosawa (黒澤ダイヤ), voiced by Arisa Komiya
A prideful girl who came from a respectable family. She was the Student Council President in high school.
You Watanabe (渡辺曜), voiced by Shuka Saitou
An energetic girl with a positive outlook, and is focused on her goals.
Yoshiko Tsushima (津島善子), voiced by Aika Kobayashi
A chuunibyou girl who refers to herself as "Yohane". She describes herself as a fallen angel who has angered God, because she has always been extremely unlucky.
Hanamaru Kunikida (国木田花丸), voiced by Kanako Takatsuki
She is a hardworking girl who diligently works at her family's temple.
Mari Ohara (小原鞠莉), voiced by Aina Suzuki
A girl with Frenchman father who runs a hotel-chain in Italy.
Ruby Kurosawa (黒澤ルビィ), voiced by Ai Furihata
She has a phobia of the male gender because she has never talked to any males besides her father before.


Album Description Single
Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?
Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai Cover


  1. Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?
  2. Step! ZERO to ONE
  3. Aqours☆HEROES

Release Date: October 7, 2015

Aqours debut single - Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai? PV01:51

Aqours debut single - Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai? PV

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