The pre-broadcast live events of the Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 anime has been canceled due to a car accident involving three of the casts of the anime.
On July 3, 2022, the accident occurred in a taxi boarded by the cast members of the idol group Leilla!. This was announced on the official website of Love Live! Superstar!! anime.
The website further stated that the second season’s release date, slated for July 17, 2022, will not be affected by this development.
More on the car accident and canceled programs
The cast members involved in the accident are members of Leilla!, who are to perform in the previously scheduled live events. They are
- Sayuri Date, who voices Kanon Shibuya
- Liyuu, who voices Tang Keke
- Naomi Payton, who voices Sumire Heanna
They obtained minor injuries and are on their way to full recovery. Nevertheless, as posted on the official website, the Love Live! Superstar! team has decided to cancel the live broadcast programs following the accident and announced alternative projects. Below is the official message from the Love Live! Superstar! staff:
The live programs, ‘Love Live! Superstar !! Liella! Live Broadcast -TV Anime 2nd Season Coming Soon! Let’s Super Start! !!’ was to take place on July 9, 2022. However, the alternative project, ‘Love Live! Superstar !! Special Screening’ will take place on the same date. The YouTube Love Live! Series official channel will publish the 1st to 12th episode of season one of Love Live! and a bonus anime. The first public video of the second season will also be broadcasted on the channel.
The upcoming Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2
The second season of the Love Live! Superstar!! anime will premier on NHK Educational on July 17, 2022. Takahiko Kyogoku will direct the second season under Sunrise Production.
The first season includes 12 episodes which were streamed on Funimation on its release. Crunchyroll also streamed the English dub for international viewers in Ireland and the UK.
The anime features the idol group Leilla! of five members, three of which were involved in the car accident. The two extra members include Nako Misaki as Chisato Arashi and Nagisa Aoyama as Ren Hazuki.
Crunchyroll will also stream the second season and describes the Love Live Superstar story as follows:
“The first students have arrived at Yuigaoka Girls’ High School, a new academy built on the crossroads of Omotesando, Harajuku, and Aoyama. With no history, no upperclassmen to rely on, and no name to speak of, this school’s totally starting from scratch! In the midst of this, a team of five girls led by Kanon Shibuya discover “school idols.” —I love singing! I really do! And I want to accomplish something with it! So the hopes of these stars, still small in stature, begin to accumulate…and so begins the “School Idol Project” of five girls with a blank slate and infinite potential.”
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