|»|17 Anonymous 2022-06-12T21:55:41 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Sunshine season 1 is really good if you like the new characters and don't mind a bit of a plot retread with completely different cast, but season 2 isn't very good. I thought the movie got back to s1 feel and would like it better than the muse one if the rival group parts were cut out.
Niji is a spinoff (though some people would get really mad if they heard this, season 1 is your typical shallow upbeat slice of life but there is a music video at the end of most episodes and a yuri subplot near the end. Season 2 (which is airing now) is boring if you unless you are a big fan of the new characters. Overall its very skippable.
What I think you meant was the new one is superstar, its quite good and has the best 3dcg in the series. (excluding the song in episode 1) It captures the spirit of the show but gives a lot less importance to the group dynamic, its less "make a group, get as many people as possible, and then go straight for being the best group ever" and more focused on the development of the leader (to a lesser degree the rest) with some great songs and fun moments of them being friends along the way. This one has 2 characters that are unlikable at the very start, and the plot of the school council president was probably the worst one in love live, but I found it fun to watch and a welcome change to the traditional love live formula.
So if you liked the original series and want more watch sunshine, its shares much in common with the original while being subtly different in fundamental ways, making it its own experience while still feeling familiar. Superstar is the one I would recommend to people new to the series as it feels the most modern (SIP in particular feels like a product of its time) and its accessible while retaining quality, though they are also forcing new characters into it so it might end up with the dynamics that made it good and unique destroyed. I am hoping for the best but its always safe to be pessimistic.