Love Live! Sunshine!! recently concluded its second season and fans are still reeling from its end. But while the finale seemed fairly conclusive, the series has done its best to help fans through this tough time by announcing a feature-length film is in the works.
A bit after the second season finale, the official Twitter account for Love Live! Sunshine!! has announced that a film project has been approved and ensuring fans that the adventures of the Aqours group have not ended yet.
The tweet reads, "To everyone who watched Episode 13 of Season 2 of Love Live! Sunshine!!, thank you very much! And so, the production of a movie version has been determined! This is all thanks to your support. Please continue to support Love Live! Sunshine!! and Aqours in the future!! #lovelive"
Fans had been broken up over the end of the series as it didn't leave much room for a possible continuation after the final episode aired. The series had won over fans since it was a distinctly different series from its predecessor with a new cast. Fans of Love Live! come from many demographics, and the fandom even includes some more surprising names like William Shatner, who confessed about his love of the show on Twitter.
For those unfamiliar with Love Live! School Idol Project, the series is a joint project between ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's magazine, music label Lantis, and animation Studio Sunrise. The story follows Honoka Kosaka, a girl who is attending a school that is about to be closed down due to a lack of new applicants. Discovering that school idol groups are very popular, Honoka decides to start a group with friends from school. Soon they enter in the cross-country idol competition, Love Live.
The series first launched in Dengeki G in 2010, and has subsequently released many music CDs, animated music videos, manga, video games, and two seasons of an anime series. The first season ran for 13 episodes in 2013, and the second season aired in 2014 for the same episode count. The series has been licensed for an English language release by NIS America, with a sequel series following a new set of school idols, Love Live! Sunshine!! launching in 2015.