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This is a pun using her name (Nico) and the onomatopoeia for "smiling" or ニコニコ(niko niko) This is why part of the longer line you have included has Egao todokeru/"delivering a smile". Edit: After contemplating a bit longer about this, it dawned upon me that another aspect that ties into the smile part of the phrase is the nii ending. In English when taking ...


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The polls seem to decide quite a bit of the series, sans plot. Unfortunately, not all of them were broadcast well (at least, in English or otherwise easily found). As you mentioned, characters' hairstyles, costumes, and appearance were voted upon. I was unable to find these specific polls and their results. In particular, it does not appear that the actual ...


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What does “Khorosho” mean? It's Russian: хорошо. I don't know Russian, so I can't claim to know how Russian speakers understand the word "khorosho", but I can tell you how Japanese speakers presume Russian speakers understand it. The Japanese understanding of "khorosho" is as an interjection used to express roughly "Wow!" or "Great!" or perhaps "OK." (cf. ...


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Four (四) being Yon not being Shi, this is because in Japanese Death is written as 死 and pronounced as Shi There are six unlucky numbers in Japanese. Traditionally, 4 is unlucky because it is sometimes pronounced shi, which is the word for death. Sometimes levels or rooms with 4 don't exist in hospitals or hotels. Particularly in the maternity section of a ...


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Their Karaoke Score/Dance Result (the names in the note are their surnames): Yazawa Niko (矢澤 にこ): 94/A Kousaka Honoka (高坂 穂乃果): 92/A Minami Kotori (南 ことり): 90/B Sonoda Umi (園田 海未): 93/A Nishikino Maki (西木野 真姫): 98/B Koizumi Hanayo (小泉 花陽): 96/C Hoshizora Rin (星空 凛): 91/AA


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Khorosho is a Russian word meaning "okay". In certain contexts, it can also mean "fine" or something similar. In a way, it's almost a universal word. The spelling is: "хорошо". It is pronounced as: "kharasho". (O's in Russian are often pronounced as ah's.) I'm afraid I can't fully explain why it was used as it was, as ...


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In Japan, they are generally called as seiyuu unit (Japanese Wikipedia) when a music/acting unit (group) consists of voice actors. For a special case where a group also works as a real-life idol, it is called seiyuu idol unit. According to the Wikipedia, there are 3 units, but only 2 are seiyuu idol units: A-RISE (created for Love Live!, no live event/talk)...


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The dance is called Wotagei or Otagei. It is a dance done by Idol Otaku (called Wota) to show support for their idol during the concert. Quoting Wikipedia, Wotagei is particularly associated with fans of Hello! Project and AKB48 idols, as well as fans of anime voice actresses, who often perform theme songs for the series in which they appear. Thus, it ...


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Gamers is a hobby shop specializing in anime, manga, games and their related merchandises. AKIHABARA GAMERS - Image courtesy of Japanese Wikipedia Apparently, Gamers has appeared many times on Love Live! anime. According to NineColors.com (Japanese), a site that lists real-life places used in the anime: Season 1, Episode 3 (different font/logo) Season ...


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It seems like if her catchphrase is derived from her own name, at the first glance. This is exactly what it is. It's part of her persona, something meant to charm the audience, her fans, and followers. Nico-nico-nii~ Anata-no haato-ni Nico-nico-nii~ Egao todokeru Yazawa Nico-nico~ Nico-nii te-oboete, Love - Nico ♡ "Nico-nico-nii", "Yazawa Nico-nico~ ...


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Yes, and it's shown right in episode one! The first mention of its existence is when the captain of the drama club tells the members to run ten laps. Later in the episode (about 15:46 in), there is a scene that pans through the various facilities of Nijigasaki High, and there the track is included. (Other facilities include a gym, a pool, and tennis courts). ...


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Love Live was indeed been held before. which is why ARISE was the favourite to win the 2nd Love Live.


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Okay, so Eri is going to try and answering this. You do remember that by the end of Love Live anime, μ's disbanded, right? It was because us, the third years graduated from Ootonokizaka. μ's is a 'school idol' idol group. So it would not make sense if the members are not school idol. But if μ's was to keep going, then it would have to recruit new members to ...


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Ok, after re-watching it, at 6:28 of the movie, So basically, they are in US for the TV station's offer and not for the third Love Live. As for the location of Tokyo Dome, this site suggests that Akiba Dome is actually a reference to Tokyo Dome. The title in the site says 【劇場版ラブライブ】秋葉ドームはやっぱ東京ドームじゃね!?こことかモロじゃん!【僕光】(21:00) The first sentence if translated ...


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The song they perform in season 2 episode 3 on top of A-RISE's school is "Yume no Tobira".


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