The Anime version will be redesigned following reports of slander, breaches of privacy
The official website of Love Live! Super star!!, the Love Live! franchiseThe new TV anime from, released an apology on Wednesday for referring to the exterior of Café Casa in Tokyo’s Aoyama district “without prior consideration.” The notice says that due to not having properly informed the owners and explained the situation in advance, a large number of people have “caused problems” to the inhabitants.
Staff have confirmed that individuals linked to Café Casa have experienced slander and invasion of privacy via social media, message boards and review sites. In order to rectify the problem, the staff members say they are going to change the design of the cafe in the anime so that it does not look like the real Cafe Casa. They ask fans to stop such behavior and ask those who visit the area to observe the consideration due to residents and local establishments. They also note that taking photos of people without permission can potentially lead to problems.
Cafe Casa posted on his blog Wednesday that Sunrise gave the cafe a phone call of about five minutes over a year ago, about modeling a cafe in the upcoming anime after the real cafe. According to Café Casa, he tentatively agreed to discuss the use of his likeness, and Sunrise said some of the staff will go to the cafe the next day. Despite the wait from the anime’s staff members, Café Casa said they did not show up. Due to the absence of any other contact with Sunrise, Café Casa thought the negotiations were over.
The anime will air on a public broadcaster NHKfrom E-tele on July 11 at 7:00 p.m. (6:00 a.m. EDT). The anime’s official website describes the story:
Yuigaoka Girls High School is a newly established school located between the Omotesando, Harajuku and Aoyama districts of Tokyo. The story centers on its first group of students. Without history, without high school or former students, and without reputation, it is a school full of unknowns.
Five girls, including Kanon Shibuya, have a fateful encounter with the school idols. Kanon decides, “I love singing. I want to do something with the song!” Many feelings converge on a star that is only beginning to grow. The future is empty and full of possibilities for these girls, and their story that everyone will make possible is just beginning. Fly away with your wings, our Love Live!
The previous Love Live! Sunshine!! The series is set in the town of Numazu, which has seen a peak in tourism since the anime’s first season began in 2016. In 2018, three people were arrested for vandalism Love Live! Sunshine!! manhole covers, which were installed to promote tourism in Numazu.
Source: Love Live! franchiseis official website