Genjitsu No Yohane: Sunshine In The Mirror Is Set To Premiere


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 scenic harbor town of Numazu. Let’s review the fantasy world, Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror!

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 for anime adaptation 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, they created the official Twitter account revealing the visual teaser and PV. Through scraping the production status, the anime is expected to be released in either the 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-afflicted idol, as a fortune teller in another world. Just like the canon, the location is set in Numazu, a picturesque 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 Is Set To Premiere In 2023
Source: Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror official Twitter

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 voice actors of Love Live! Sunshine!! will reprise their character in Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror. The returning cast includes:

  • Aika Kobayashi as Tsushima Yoshiko / Yohane
  • Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida
  • Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa
  • Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa
  • Anju Inami as Chika Takami
  • Shuka Saito as You Watanabe
  • Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura
  • Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi
  • Aina Suzuki as Mari Ohara
Genjitsu No Yohane: Sunshine In The Mirror Is Set To Premiere In 2023
Aina Kobayashi as Yohane – Source: @GJ_yohane

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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will Genjitsu no Yohane premiere?

Genjitsu No Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror will debut in 2023

Is it canon?

No, it is an anime spin-off from Love Live! franchise featuring a Chuunibyou school idol, Yohane, in another world.

What is Love Live?

Love Live is an idol unit franchise that debuted in 2010. Love Live Sunshine is the second generation idol after Muse.


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