Love Live English smart phone app headed overseas


Sing girls sing!

One of the things that kills me about being an anime fan living in the US is that Japan gets all these shiny tie in apps and merchandise while the English speaking audience on this side of the Pacific generally gets zilch. Case in point is the absolutely adorable 2013 idol series Love Live which has all sorts of different products available for it in Japan but basically nothing in North America. Other countries in Asia are getting live concerts, etc but us... basically nothing. At least that's what I thought until I looked at the news today. 

It seems that our cries and pleas to be thrown a bone have finally been heard all the way in Japan because Bushiroad and KLab's Love Live! School Idol Festival project game app will be getting an English language release here in the west starting this spring! The rhythm and adventure app will also be getting released in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea but right now I just want to focus on the whole English version that will be released. 

We don't have a firm release date as of yet besides "spring" but how cool is it that we're finally getting a cool anime smart phone app in English! I encourage everyone to go watch this anime series on Crunchyroll (or buy it on DVD when NIS America releases it) and then download this app. Maybe if enough of us show our love for it more companies will hop on the bandwagon and translate more apps, etc for us. Have to admit that that would be pretty sweet. 


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