Another series from Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol project will hit the screen in 2023. Instead of using the usual mold of a high school theme, they will make a spinoff revolving around one of the characters, Yohane, in a fantasy world.
Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror Release Date
The series was considered April Fools when the trailer came out on 1st April 2022 because Love Live! annual tradition. Yet, the confirmation came from the “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 6th Love Live! ~Ku-Ru-Ku-Ru Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour~ Windy Stage” concert at the Tokyo Dome venue. The concert was held on June 26, 2022.
On the same day, the official Twitter account was created revealing the visual teaser and PV. Through scraping the production status, the anime is expected to release in either summer or fall of 2023.
Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror Story
“Nobody knows the story of the girl that everybody knows.” – @GJ_yohane Twitter official
The story follows Yoshiko Tsushima, a chuunibyou school idol, as a fortune teller in another world. Just like the canon, the location is set in Numazu, a scenic port town.
Struggling to fit in since her younger days, she spends her days avoiding people. Searching for a place to fit in, Yohane starts the journey around the mysterious world.
Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror
Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror is based on a series of illustrations that began in 2020. The staff decided to release an April fools PV in 2022. Sure enough, fans only regarded it as a joke. Yet, the joke turns into an actual adaptation in two months.
The original cast of Love Live! Sunshine!! will reprise their character in Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror. The returning cast includes:
- Aika Kobayashi as Yohane
- Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru
- Arisa Komiya as Dia
- Ai Furihata as Ruby
- Anju Inami as Chika
- Shuka Saito as You
- Nanaka Suwa as Kanan
- Rikako Aida as Riko
- Aina Suzuki as Mari
Unlike other anime, there is a submitting idea event related to an unknown “Numazu rumor”. This fan’s idea will be considered to be included in the anime. A good move from the staff indeed. This way, the fans will feel that their voice matters.
Looking back, this is the first series in Love Live! franchise that derails from the school idol concept. Will it be good enough for Love Livers? Let’s wait for it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Genjitsu No Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror is set to premiere in 2023
No, it is a side project from Love Live! franchise featuring a chuunibyou school idol, Yohane, in another world.