Love Live! School Idol Project (ラブライブ! Rabu Raibu!?) is a Japanese anime multi-media project co-developed by ASCII Media Work’s Dengeki G’s Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise (makers of the Mobile Suit Gundam Series). It was originally released on the 6th of January, 2013 with the first season only having 13 episodes with the last episode ending on the 31st of March, 2013. The anime was directed by Takahiko Kyougoku with the original story being written by Jukki Hanada while the music was composed by Yoshiaki Fujisawa.
The story revolves around Kousaka Honoka who is a second-year high school student of Otonokizaka Academy. When the school director announced that the school will be closed down in three years due to lack of applicants, Honoka, who loves her school so much, decided to find a way to save it. Realizing that school idols have gradually become a trend, she made a decision to start her own school idol group along with her two friends; Umi Sonoda and Kotori Minami.
As the series progressed, they met people who decided to help them achieve their goal. There is Maki Nishikino who is a first year honor student who is a talented singer and pianist. Hanayo Koizumi, a classmate of Maki, who is also good in singing and dreams to be an idol and many more other characters.
Love Live! School Idol Project is reminiscent of K-On! which was originally a Japanese four-panel comic strip seinen manga written and illustrated by Kakifly and was eventually adapted into a 13-episode anime. Love Live! School Project and K-On! are similar in the sense that the main cast of both anime are artists despite having different motivations in doing what they are doing. Both anime also have their own individual unique sound track.
As of present, Love Live! School Idol Project already has two seasons and there are already rhythm-based video games developed in various gaming consoles.