NIS America Announces Re-release of Love Live School Idol Project Blu-Rays With English Dub

NIS America announced that it will re-release the first season of the hit franchise Love Live School Idol Project on Blu-ray with a new English dub. The release will come in a collector’s box set with two Blu-rays containing all 13 episodes of the first season and a hardcover art book containing 28 pages of episode guides, voice actor interview, and official illustrations, the same as the previous release.

NIS America describes the story as follows on their website:

The traditional school Otonokizaka High is situated between the three towns of Akihabara, Kanda, and Jimbocho. This school is also in imminent danger of closing. Because of this crisis, the second year student Honoka Kosaka takes center stage with eight others to do something about it!

“To protect the school we love so much, we have to do all we can… We have to become school idols! By becoming idols and advertising how great our school is to the world, more students will want to apply!”

The new feature for this release is an new English dub in addition to the Japanese audio with English subtitles. The surprise of the casting is that all of the voice actors for the in-universe music group u’s are male. The dub cast are as followed:

Bryce Papenbrook as Honoka Kosaka
Erik Kiremer as Umi Sonada
Lucien Dodge as Kotori Minami
Todd Haberkorn as Hanayo Koizumi
Brian Beacock as Rin Hoshizora
Kyle Hebert as Maki Nishikino
Johnny Yong Bosch as Eri Ayase
Kaiji Tang as Nozomi Tojo
Patrick Seitz as Nico Yazawa

The first season aired in Japan during the Winter 2013 season while the second season aired during the Spring 2014 season. A movie based on the franchise was announced at the conclusion of the second season which will premier some time in June.

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