Love Live! The School Idol Movie Final Impressions

I don’t have much to say here because, well, blogging is hard enough for me as it is lately. That’s why I’m going to make this as short and sweet as possible.

  • Felt too long. It should have ended on Sunny Day Song instead of what it did. The last song wasn’t particularly good. Certainly not strong enough to end their part of the franchise on.

  • Rinpana is a boring ship.
  • Honoka is the worst. I may like Maki the least but goddamn Honoka is just the worst Main Character kind of character.She’s downright insufferable and because this movie focuses on her so much, I just ended up disliking her more than ever before.

  • I assumed that it was just Honoka imagining her self to comfort herself (both when she was actually lost and then just emotionally so) but she actually had the mic so was it actually time travelling Honoka or what??And also future Honoka looks super homeless so yikes.

  • Third years had the best song and performance. It was fun and cute and everything I could want from Love Live. The second years was bleh because the second years themselves are bleh (except Umi).The first years was pretty good too, far better than the 2nds, and I teared up when Rin started because even though Rin had a centric song before it was bad and this is the finale so seeing her lead made me really happy.

The most impressive thing the Love Live movie did was offer something that I haven’t really seen in anime like this before. There’s a billion anime about following your dreams and pursuing your goals but there’s not really any about… stopping.

Not giving up on your passion, per say, but accomplishing your goal and knowing that you have to stop or give up. Especially where they have to make the choice to do so rather than not having a say (like Go! Princess Precure).

I can’t imagine Chihaya from Chihayafuru going through a final arc where they give up karuta, you know?

Anyways, the movie was fine. It would have been better if it hadn’t come out in Canada so long after the announcement of the split (when it came out in the States would have been bice) but I guess I’m glad I could see it at all in a theatre.

Though I don’t have the strong emotional attachment to Love Live that some of my friends do, I still think enjoy it a great deal and this was a great send off.

Hopefully Sunshine can stand on its own now.

  

  


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