It’s not a playful prank for April Fools’ Day; instead, an exciting announcement awaits Love Live! fans! Brace yourselves for the official spin-off novel titled “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Flame Sword Princess.” This eagerly anticipated masterpiece, a collaboration between the acclaimed Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club anime franchise and the esteemed Dengeki Bunko light novel imprint from KADOKAWA, is slated for release on August 10, 2023. Coinciding with Dengeki Bunko’s 30th anniversary celebration this year, this novel promises an immersive experience that will immerse fans in a world of music, friendship, and unforgettable adventures. Prepare to be captivated by the dazzling tales that lie within the pages of this extraordinary collaboration.
Flame Sword Princess, an enchanting light novel series, made its captivating debut within the narrative of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club anime. The ninth episode of the anime’s first season showcased Setsuna Yuki gripping the book in her hands, instantly captivating viewers with its allure. Such was the unprecedented popularity of this series that an exhilarating decision was made to bring it to life as an anime adaptation. The climactic 13th episode of the second season vividly portrayed the eagerly anticipated moment when audiences were finally able to witness the inaugural episode of the Flame Sword Princess anime.
As fans can recall, an April Fools’ Day prank was made on April 1, 2022, where a film adaptation of the novel featuring Setsuna Yuki was announced.
The upcoming side story book is penned by Yusaku Igarashi, renowned for his Haruka Nogizaka no Himitsu series, and Hiteru Chige, the official illustrator of the Love Live! franchise, contributes illustrations.
The story describes by the anime’s official website as :
“Flame Sword Princess” is a beloved light novel series cherished by Setsuna Yuki. Inspired by her passion, the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club embarks on a remarkable project: creating a mini-film adaptation of the novel. In their spirited endeavor, Setsuna takes on the role of the enchanting Flame Princess, her adoration for the character resonating deeply within her. Together, they rally their efforts to wholeheartedly capture Setsuna-chan’s profound affection and devotion. Let us unite and endeavor to convey Setsuna-chan’s boundless love!”