Well, sorry for being late but here are my thoughts on the very first episode of Love Live! They really started out strong with the lovely voice of Nitta Emi (Honoka), followed by a change in tempo to bring out the lively Honoka!
So far, the main character seems to be Honoka, the bubbly and blur one (reminds me of Yui from K-On). However, she definitely works harder than Yui who happened to pick up playing the guitar really fast.. In some ways, she is also similar to Konatsu from Tari Tari as she is the one who gets things moving, and starts the Idol group due to her dynamic character and high levels of energy.
The plot is also stated clearly at the start, where the school is closing down because of the low admissions of students. (6 classes in the whole school… Wow…) And after seeing UTX and A-RISE, Honoka decided to become a school idol with her friends to attract more students.
Love Live also wasted no time in introducing all the characters that are to be in the Idol group. Besides the three main girls, Honoka, Umi and Kotori, there are also the student council members, Ayase Eri and Toujou Nozomi, and…
Hence, Love Live got off to an explosive start! And the songs are just as catchy as I expected them to be, just like their singles. Throughout the episode, there were also bits of moe here and there to bring me laughter.
I also really liked how they did a flashback with the ED, as at the start, it only served as a lead up to the problem, but at the end, it was the answer to all the girls’ “what should we do”s, tying the whole episode together. If only they had sung those lines… It would be like Les Miserables xP
This is just a random thought but what is the probability of having 9 girls who can sing and dance in perfect coordination in a school of 6 classes… This school is some special school…. Anyways, lets just take it as it is and enjoy the Catchy songs and Cute girls that Love Live has to offer. (CC in LL.) Go watch if you have not!