Liella! will hold online events in Aug-Sep to celebrate the release of the Love Live! Superstar!! anime OP and ED CDs: a mini-live concert (Aug 28) and autograph sessions (Sep 4-5).
August 28 Mini-Live Performance
The Liella! cast will do an online mini-live performance on Aug 28. This was announced (along with the OP/ED release dates) on their 2021-05-30 stream.
Official website: https://www.lovelive-anime.jp/yuigaoka/live/sp_oped/
- When: 2021-08-28 15:00
- Archive available: 2021-08-29 12:00 to 2021-08-31 23:59
- Duration: about 1 hour
- Streaming platform: MixBox
How to watch
Make sure you get the CD codes and fill out the application by Aug 18 23:59 JST. This may effectively mean you have until Aug 17 in your timezone to receive the CDs.
- Get both the OP and ED CDs.
- Go to https://lantis-e.jp/Liella/OP_ED
- Fill in both of the application codes and some personal info.
- After submitting the form, you should receive a confirmation email.
- On Aug 23: You should receive an email with a code for the stream.
- On the day of the event (Aug 28): Go to https://mixbox.live/campaign/031 and enter the code you got in step 5.
Problems watching the stream?
- If you can't see the field to enter the code: It should be there at 14:30, 30 minutes before the event starts. If your timing is right but the field still isn't there, try changing your device time zone to Japan time.
- If you've entered the code but the video is a blank screen: try using a VPN to set your location to Japan.
Need to buy the CDs?
CDJapan ships overseas, and from personal experience (shipping to the US), items come fairly quickly if you order ahead and choose DHL/FedEx.
(Warning: these aren't eligible for the autograph session event detailed below.)
- Love Live! Superstar!! OP: START!! True dreams (out July 21st)
- Love Live! Superstar!! ED: Mirai wa Kaze no You ni (out August 4th)
(I receive affiliate commissions from these—these will go towards the server costs for this site.)
Another option that ships quickly is Amazon.co.jp (requires its own account), which typically uses DHL to ship overseas.
Sep 4-5 Online Autograph Sessions
Announced on the 2021-07-04 live stream, these autograph sessions use the WithLIVE mobile app. Participants get to talk briefly as the five cast members sign an autograph board with their name.
Official announcement: https://www.lovelive-anime.jp/yuigaoka/news/?id=8047
The time indicates the start of the session—participants will be randomly assigned a short (think a minute or less) time slot within the session.
Sep 4: OP (START!! True dreams)
- Animate (Session 1): 2021-09-04 11:30~
- Animate (Session 2): 2021-09-04 14:00~
- Gamers (Session 1): 2021-09-04 15:30~
- Gamers (Session 2): 2021-09-04 17:00~
Sep 5: ED (Mirai wa Kaze no You ni)
- Animate (Session 1): 2021-09-05 11:30~
- Animate (Session 2): 2021-09-05 14:00~
- Gamers (Session 1): 2021-09-05 15:30~
- Gamers (Session 2): 2021-09-05 17:00~
How to participate
Participants are selected by lottery.
- Buy the CD for the session(s) you want from the corresponding store—for most people reading this, it'll be on the online shop. (Shipping requires an address in Japan—you can use a forwarding service like Tenso, TensoJapan, or Blackship.)
- For each CD you buy, you'll be sent a code to enter the lottery—the exact method of delivery depends on the store.
- Apply by Aug 22 23:59. Make sure the name you submit to be signed is at most 7 characters in hiragana or katakana.
- Those selected by the lottery will be notified in late August. (Those who aren't selected won't get any notification.)