Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 6th Live! I love You ⇆ You love Me (Kanagawa Leg) (1080p)

Another weekend of Love Live concerts has concluded, this time with Nijigasaki ending their two-stop, four-day 6th Live.

This weekend saw a new set of solo songs, some oldies-but-goodies, Christmas songs replaced with “Happy Nyan New Year Days”, and one of the most epic returns of a beloved character we got to know well during the Unit Live era of concerts. On top of that, we got announcements for a confirmed 7th live, and a Switch Visual Novel from Bushiroad that I HOPE gets formal localizations outside of Japan. We also received news that the end is closing in on us, as they announced the first of three finale movies releases this September 2024. I’m not ready to begin bringing Nijigasaki to a close, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride so far and plan on seeing this through to the end.

Compression of the files didn’t make all that difference from the raw original, but it lopped off a few GB total, at least, and cut out the non-live extra stuff.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 1/15/23.

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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club 6th Live! I love You ⇆ You love Me (Aichi Leg) (1080p)

Can you believe it’s already been six numbered lives for Nijigaku? Where has the time gone?!

This live brought Coco Hayashi to her first numbered live as a member of Nijigasaki and, while still a bit of a touchy subject for me personally, I’m so happy to see how well Hayamaru’s doing and how much the community has embraced her as the new Setsuna. And you’d best believe she showed us why she is suited for the role this weekend. Wow!

Along with that came some silly C&R antics, a silent Chiemi, the new solo songs, and plenty of throwbacks to keep us on our toes.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 12/26/23.

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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!

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club – NEXT SKY [720p h.265]

All credit for subtitles and original files go to Team ONIBE and their amazing team that brought the original TLs to us.

A little late to the party on this one, late is better than never!

This is the first OVA for Nijigasaki which follows up shortly after the end of the second season. New character, new stories, and a new song await you!

This encode lops a little more capacity off of the 1080p version, and clocks in at just under 40% smaller than the original ONIBE encode, albeit with a slight hit to visual quality, as I used the same preset I use for my media server. The quality is still very much acceptable, though, and should meet most people’s needs. There are also versions with hardsubs and versions with softsubs, so if you only want one of them, make sure you select only the file you’re looking to download in your client of choice.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/13/23.

Please seed, especially if you’ve chosen to download all three files! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club – NEXT SKY [1080p h.265]

All credit for subtitles and original files go to Team ONIBE and their amazing team that brought the original TLs to us.

A little late to the party on this one, late is better than never!

This is the first OVA for Nijigasaki which follows up shortly after the end of the second season. New character, new stories, and a new song await you!

This encode saves just under 40% smaller than the original ONIBE encode, albeit with a slight hit to visual quality, as I used the same preset I use for my media server. The quality is still very much acceptable, though, and should meet most people’s needs. There are also versions with hardsubs and versions with softsubs, so if you only want one of them, make sure you select only the file you’re looking to download in your client of choice.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/13/23.

Please seed, especially if you’ve chosen to download all three files! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

Get it here!

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club UNIT LIVE! ~QU4RTZ Fluffy Magic~

I am healed. I am also sad this was the last live for a while for any Love Live! franchise.

With a combination of great vocals, pleasing harmonies, a surprise mini acoustic set, and Christmas in March, we got to see some of our favorites (in come cases for the first time in a long time) now that all four of them have powered up. It was very fun, and I’m happy QU4RTZ received the support they did from the crowd.

Apologies ahead of time for any quality issues. This was ripped from PIA, so we get to deal with the quality they provided us for the VOD.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 3/19/23.

Please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club UNIT LIVE! ~DiverDiva GALactic Trip~ (Day.1&2)

MIRAI! NEGAI! ZIYU! ZIZAI!

What a weekend! DiverDiva blasted this show out of the park and then some! We got almost everything from their catalog, some fun callbacks, a lot of Nacchan blushing (sometimes being the architect of her own downfall), and…an extraterrestrial fashion show in Shibuya?

I’m so happy to see how far everyone has progressed so far through their unit live performances, and DD is no exception. Comparing their current states to how they were during their very first live show, it’s night and day.

Apologies ahead of time for any quality issues. This was ripped from PIA, so we get to deal with the quality they provided us for the VOD.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 2/27/23.

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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club UNIT LIVE! ~A・ZU・NA LAGOON~ (Day.1&2)

I’m still recovering from this live.

To say that was the most emotional Love Live! live in a long, long time is an understatement. What a night though. We got many fan favorites, some amazing solos, and the last CHASE! by Tomoriru.

While this marks the end of an era, it also marks the start of a new one. I hope everyone supports the new Setsuna just as much as everyone, myself included, have supported and will continue to support Riru’s projects.

Get tissues ready, especially for day 2. There was nary a dry eye by the end of this live.

Apologies ahead of time for any quality issues. This was ripped from PIA, so we get to deal with the quality they provided us for the VOD.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 2/6/23.

Please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club UNIT LIVE! ~R3BIRTH R3VOLUTION~ (Day.1&2)

WOW!

I honestly cannot say I expected what happened this past weekend to happen. R3BIRTH Shuffle Fes? Check! Zensoku Dreamer Hell Ver. again? Yup! Vroom Vroom and the b-sides finally being performed live? You bet! Basically, to say this live exceeded my expectations is an understatement, and I’m so happy these three are a combo. Chaotic as they may be sometimes, they put on one hell of a show!

Go recharge your Tokimeki energy with R3BIRTH in the first of four unit lives. Although they haven’t announced whether there will be a stream for the other three units, if there is like I expect there to be, I’ll be purchasing admission to all of them.

Apologies ahead of time for any quality issues. This was ripped from PIA, so we get to deal with the quality they provided us for the VOD.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 1/15/23.

Please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

Get it here!