Love Live! Superstar!! Liella! 5th LoveLive! ~Twinkle Triangle~ (Tokyo Leg) (1080p)

Let’s GO confirmation of S3’s airing!

We have now arrived at the end of Liella’s 5th Live tour, putting an announcement-filled bow on top of it all. The setlist was more or less samesies as Fukuoka, so nothing really that notable to add to what I already said last time.

Of the information we did get, though, we now known the following:

  • New Liella subunit music dropping in late April
  • Season 3 broadcasts in October
  • That break in concerts I thought I was getting is no more. RIP my wallet if I want to keep up with these shows (I’ll probably have to pick and choose).

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 2/12/24.

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Love Live! Superstar!! Liella! 5th LoveLive! ~Twinkle Triangle~ (Fukuoka Leg) (1080p)

WOW!

The beauty of lives not tying into an anime season or movie is that you just don’t know what to expect. You could have bet me a thousand dollars to guess the song order for either of the days last night, and I would have lost every single time.

Eleven member versions of songs we’ve only heard with the original generation(s), subunit songs, songs we haven’t heard in a long time… we had everything, and it was amazing. I can’t wait to see what else we get/if they change anything for the Tokyo leg.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 1/22/24.

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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!

Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ KALEIDOSCORE ver. (720p)

And Liella’s fourth live series is officially underway!

This live saw a number of firsts, most notably Yuina and Saku-chan performing on stage with the other nine members! Lots of emotions this weekend, especially for Saku-chan, who was riding a wave of firsts.

This weekend also saw a few new 11-member versions of songs, KALEOIDOSCORE’s first few performances (with hand mics!!!), and Kumachan’s hair doing whatever it damn well pleased on Day 1.

I elected to swap to e+ from PIA for this live, as I wanted to compare quality. The source from e+ definitely seems better when compared to PIA source, but obtaining a usable copy of the file that actually grabbed all chunks of the file proved to be more difficult than it should have been. I’ve reviewed the files, though, and I don’t see anything glaring about them. Considering these are H.265 re-encodes of the originals, you shouldn’t encounter any playback issues or artifacting beyond what was present in the source.

Because of the larger source files from e+, I will be providing both 1080p and 720p versions of my uploads whenever e+ is the source.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/23/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

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Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ KALEIDOSCORE ver. (1080p)

And Liella’s fourth live series is officially underway!

This live saw a number of firsts, most notably Yuina and Saku-chan performing on stage with the other nine members! Lots of emotions this weekend, especially for Saku-chan, who was riding a wave of firsts.

This weekend also saw a few new 11-member versions of songs, KALEOIDOSCORE’s first few performances (with hand mics!!!), and Kumachan’s hair doing whatever it damn well pleased on Day 1.

I elected to swap to e+ from PIA for this live, as I wanted to compare quality. The source from e+ definitely seems better when compared to PIA source, but obtaining a usable copy of the file that actually grabbed all chunks of the file proved to be more difficult than it should have been. I’ve reviewed the files, though, and I don’t see anything glaring about them. Considering these are H.265 re-encodes of the originals, you shouldn’t encounter any playback issues or artifacting beyond what was present in the source.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/22/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

Get it here!