Love Live! Sunshine!! is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise. The project is a spin-off of Love Live! and revolves around a group of fictional schoolgirls who become idols in order to save their school from shutting down, just like the idol group from the original series. It launched in April 2015 with music CDs and anime music videos, followed by a manga version in 2016. A 13-episode anime television series produced by Sunrise and directed by Kazuo Sakai aired between July and September 2016. A second season has been announced for October 2017.