Love Live! Hasunosora Girls’ High School Idol Club 2nd Live Tour ~Blooming with ○○○~ (Hyogo Leg) (1080p)

All good things must come to an end. Sadly, this also means Hasunosora’s 2nd Live Tour.

This weekend saw the Hasunosora Girls’ High School Idol Club make their way to World Memorial Hall in Hyogo for the second and final leg of their ~Blooming with ○○○~ tour, bringing many of the songs they performed at the Chiba leg, but with some notable differences! We also got announcements of more LLLL content (including a cover series starting with Snow Halation?!) and confirmation of a 3rd Live Tour, subtitled TRY TRI UNITY!!!, beginning in November 2024.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 5/20/24.

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Love Live! Hasunosora Girls’ High School Idol Club 2nd Live Tour ~Blooming with ○○○~ (Chiba Leg) (1080p)

And thus, my dive deeper into Idol Hell continues.

We’ve officially included the first weekend of Hasunosora’s 2nd Live series in Chiba, where we got to see the girls show off their skills and repertoire, and with some new friends to boot! The three newest members of Hasunosora’s school idol club joined for a song and got to have an MC segment in front of the crowd, which is exciting!

I’ll admit that this was my first real dive into anything Hasunosora, having not been able to follow them until now. But if I wasn’t hooked then, I certainly am now! This week confirmed (as if we needed confirmation) that they’ve got massive skill as the newest group in the Love Live franchise, and have very much earned all the praise and adoration that has been thrown their way.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 4/23/24.

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Love Live! Series Presents Unit Koshien 2024 (1080p)

I know I always open with this, but what a weekend.

I really hope the LoveLive! Series does more cross-series events because this was so much fun. We got to see each group show off a selection of their own units’ songs, as well as participate in some pretty insane collabs?

We got to sneak peek the new Liella subunit songs on D1, had a typical DiverDiva moment on D2, got SAINT AQOURS SNOW for the first time in years (to a massive crowd reaction as well!!), and (my personal favorites) Nonfiction and Deep Resonance collabs during D2’s extra innings portion. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone killed it, even despite a couple groups being shorthanded.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 3/12/24.

As always, please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

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Ijigen Fes iDOLM@STER x Love Live! Uta Gassen [720p h.265]

100 songs.

Two historic franchises.

What. A. Weekend.

I’ve been a Love Live fan since the winding-down days of the original School Idol Project, but during that time, I picked up the iDOLM@STER series starting with 765Pro and later Cinderella Girls. So to say this weekend had me excited is a pretty severe understatement. Albeit I know far more of the Love Live! side than the iM@S side, but getting to hear both in one weekend, and collabs across the two franchises, was nothing short of amazing.

What isn’t amazing, though, is the audio quality Stagecrowd gave to us. After going through so many hoops to get these (a DRM-protected platform for international fans, guys? Really?), I managed to back up copies of both days. Importing them to Handbrake to encode them in the usual H.265 MKV container I use, I discovered that the two channels of audio were given a measly 63 Kbps worth of bandwidth. That results in smaller source files than I’m used to, but also significantly worse audio quality than I would prefer.

At least the 720p version is 6 GB smaller than the 1080p version, right?

Audio quality aside, these two nights are a must see for fans of either franchise. And I wouldn’t skip a night unless you’re really a solo oshi of one of the iM@S idols, as there were different iM@S cast members present for each night. And minus a few songs, the setlists were completely different between the two, meaning different solos, different group songs, and different collabs (and some legendary ones at that).

Playback for these files has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 12/15/23.

As always, please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

Get it here!

Ijigen Fes iDOLM@STER x Love Live! Uta Gassen [1080p h.265]

100 songs.

Two historic franchises.

What. A. Weekend.

I’ve been a Love Live fan since the winding-down days of the original School Idol Project, but during that time, I picked up the iDOLM@STER series starting with 765Pro and later Cinderella Girls. So to say this weekend had me excited is a pretty severe understatement. Albeit I know far more of the Love Live! side than the iM@S side, but getting to hear both in one weekend, and collabs across the two franchises, was nothing short of amazing.

What isn’t amazing, though, is the audio quality Stagecrowd gave to us. After going through so many hoops to get these (a DRM-protected platform for international fans, guys? Really?), I managed to back up copies of both days. Importing them to Handbrake to encode them in the usual H.265 MKV container I use, I discovered that the two channels of audio were given a measly 63 Kbps worth of bandwidth. That results in smaller source files than I’m used to, but also significantly worse audio quality than I would prefer.

Audio quality aside, these two nights are a must see for fans of either franchise. And I wouldn’t skip a night unless you’re really a solo oshi of one of the iM@S idols, as there were different iM@S cast members present for each night. And minus a few songs, the setlists were completely different between the two, meaning different solos, different group songs, and different collabs (and some legendary ones at that).

Playback for these files has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 12/13/23.

As always, please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

Get it here!