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Love Live! School idol diary is a series of novels in the Love Live! franchise, written by Sakurako Kimino and illustrated by Natsu Otono and Akame Kiyose with character designs from Yuuhei Murota. There are currently twelve published novels, split into two series:

  • Each of the first nine volumes retells parts of the Love Live! anime series story from a different idol's point of view along with their backstories.
  • Each subsequent volume of the second series talks about an event within the school year, and is each told from two different idols' point of view. These volumes also contained codes for SR cards of their featured characters for Love Live! School idol festival (JP), in the same poses as drawn on the book cover.

Starting with the July 2016 issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, a series titled School idol diary Special Edition began serialization in the monthly magazine.

Character School idol diary series

  1. Honoka Kosaka
  2. Umi Sonoda
  3. Kotori Minami
  4. Maki Nishikino
  5. Hanayo Koizumi
  6. Rin Hoshizora
  7. Nico Yazawa
  8. Nozomi Tojo
  9. Eli Ayase

Event School idol diary series

  1. ~μ’s Summer Vacation~ (~μ’sの夏休み~ ~µ's no natsuyasumi~)
  2. ~Autumn School Festival~ (~秋の学園祭♪~ ~Aki no gakuen-sai♪~)
  3. ~μ’s Christmas~ (~μ’sのクリスマス~ ~µ's no kurisumasu~)
  4. ~Spring-colored Valentine~ (~春色バレンタイン☆~ ~Shunshoku Barentain☆~)
  5. Honoka•Kotori Book

Character School idol diary series

Honoka Kosaka

SchoolIdolDiary Honoka
  1. Honoka Will Not Give Up. (穗乃果はあきらめない。 Honoka wa akiramenai.)
  2. Become a School Idol. (スクールアイドルになろう。 Sukuuruaidoru ni narou.)
  3. Let's Dance the Dance. (ダンスを踊ろう。 Dansu o odorou.)
  4. I Want a Club Room! (部室が欲しい! Bushitsu ga hoshii!)
  5. First Event is Difficult!? (初イベントは大変!? Hatsu ibento wa taihen!?)
  6. Idol Photo Session! (アイドル撮影会! Aidoru satsuei-kai!)
  7. Yukiho's And My Future. (ユッキーと私の未来。 Yukkii to watashi no mirai.)

Release Date: May 30, 2013

Umi Sonoda

SchoolIdolDiary Umi
  1. A Day In The Sonoda Household. (園田家の1日。 Sonoda-ka no ichinichi.)
  2. Examination Season. (試験の季節。 Shiken no kisetsu.)
  3. My destiny. (私の運命。 Watashi no unmei.)
  4. My destiny. Continue (私の運命。続 Watashi no unmei. Zoku)
  5. μ’s Summer Time♪ (μ’sサマータイム♪)
  6. To Be The Right Person In The Right Place. (適材適所ということは。 Tekizaitekisho to iu koto wa.)
  7. The Two Childhood Friends. (幼なじみの2人。 Osananajimi no futari.)

Release Date: June 29, 2013

Full fan translation can be found here.


Kotori Minami

SchoolIdolDiary Kotori
  1. LITTLE BIRD
  2. In The Beginning There Were Three. Part 1 (始まりは3人組。その1 Hajimari wa 3-ningumi. Sono ichi)
  3. In The Beginning There Were Three. Part 2 (始まりは3人組。その2 Hajimari wa 3-ningumi. Sono ni)
  4. Showers Of Rain. (通り雨。 Tōriame.)
  5. Always And Forever. (ずっといつまでも。 Zutto itsu made mo.)
  6. Caught In Between! (はさまれちゃった! Hasamarechatta!)
  7. μ’s Swimsuit Contest. (μ’s 水着コンテスト。 µ's mizugi kontesuto.)

Release Date: July 30, 2013

Partial fan translation can be found here.


Maki Nishikino

SchoolIdolDiary Maki
  1. The Red Rose Of The Recital. (発表会の赤いバラ。 Happyoukai no akai bara.)
  2. First Rebellious Phase. (はじめての反抗期。 Hajimete no hankouki.)
  3. μ’s School Festival Planning Meeting. (μ’s 学園祭企画会議。 μ’s gakuen'sai kikaku kaigi.)
  4. Otonoki Seven Wonders. (オトノキ七不思議。 Otonoki nana fushigi.)
  5. Riding On A Bicycle. (自転車に乗って。 Jitensha ni notte.)
  6. The Way Back. (帰り道。 Kaerimichi)
  7. The Reason I Came To Otonokizaka Academy. (私が音ノ木坂学院に来た理由。 Watashi ga otonokisaka gakuin ni kita riyuu)

Release Date: August 30, 2013

Full fan translation can be found here.


Hanayo Koizumi

SchoolIdolDiary Hanayo
  1. Why Do I Feel Hungry? (どうしておなかすくのかな? Doushite onaka suku no ka na?)
  2. Idols Are Distant Stars☆ (アイドルは遠い星☆ Aidoru wa tooi hoshi☆)
  3. Idols Are Distant Stars☆(Continued) (アイドルは遠い星☆(つづき) Aidoru wa tooi hoshi☆ (Tsuzuki))
  4. Small Flowers. (小さな花。 Chiisana hana.)
  5. Hanayo and Rin-chan. (花陽と凛ちゃん。 Hanayo to Rin-chan.)
  6. Let's Dance In This Late-Night Festival. (後夜祭で踊ろう。 Goyasai de odorou.)
  7. Person of My Dreams. (憧れの人。 Akogare no hito.)

Release Date: September 30, 2013

Partial fan translation can be found here.


Rin Hoshizora

SchoolIdolDiary Rin
  1. Rin and Dance and Trying To Disguise Herself. (凛とダンスと変装してみたら。 Rin to dansu to hensoushite mitara.)
  2. Rin and Kayo-chin.(Part 1) (凛とかよちん。(その1) Rin to Kayo-chin.(Sono ichi))
  3. Rin and Kayo-chin.(Part 2) (凛とかよちん。(その2) Rin to Kayo-chin.(Sono ni))
  4. Rin and One Night's Mistake. (凛と一夜の間違い。 Rin to ichiya no machigai.)
  5. Rin and The Cat.(Part 1) (凛と猫ちゃん。(その1) Rin to neko-chan.(Sono ichi))
  6. Rin and The Cat.(Part 2) (凛と猫ちゃん。(その2) Rin to neko-chan.(Sono ni))
  7. Rin and Ramen. (凛とラーメン。 Rin to raamen.)

Release Date: November 30, 2013

Full fan translation can be found here.

Nico Yazawa

SchoolIdolDiary Niko
  1. Measurement of Niconi's Secret♡ (ニコニーの秘密測定♡ Niconi no himitsu sokutei♡)
  2. Blog discovery! (ブログ発見! Burogu hakken!)
  3. Nico Nico Ni♪ (にこにこにー♪ Niko niko ni-♪)
  4. GO HOME!
  5. Winter wind (冬の風 Fuyu no kaze)
  6. Nico and μ’s. (ニコとμ’s。 Niko to µ's.)

Release Date: December 30, 2013

Full fan translation can be found here.


Nozomi Tojo

Toujou Nozomi School Idol Diary
  1. Nozomin's Spiritual Life. (のぞみんのスピリチュアルライフ。 Nozomin no supirichuaru raifu.)
  2. Water of Blessings. (恵みの水。 Megumi no mizu.)
  3. There is a God in this World. (この世に神様はいるのです。 Konoyo ni kamisama wa iru no desu.)
  4. The First Day of Great Misfortune. (大凶な一日。 Dai kyō na tsuitachi.)
  5. Papa's Camera (パパのカメラ。 Papa no kamera.)
  6. The Old God has Come. (歳神さまがやってきた。 Toshigamisama ga yattekita.)
  7. That Day will Come Someday. (いつか来る日。 Itsuka kuru hi.)

Release Date: January 30, 2014

Full fan translation can be found here.


Eli Ayase

Ayase Eli School Idol Diary
  1. The Reason of Two People. (2人の理由。 Futari no riyuu.)
  2. The Reason of Two People. (Continued) (2人の理由。(つづき) Futari no riyuu. (Tsuzuki))
  3. Elichika Siege. (エリチカ包囲網。 Erichika hōi mō.)
  4. The Red Sarafan - КРАСНЫЙ САРАФАН (赤いサラファン Akai sarafan)
  5. A Talk Between Ourselves. (ここだけの話。 Koko dake no hanashi.)
  6. The Sound of the Bell is Heard. (鐘の音が聞こえる。 Kane no ne ga kikoeru.)
  7. The Schoolyard's Cherry Blossom Tree. (校庭の桜の木。 Koutei no sakura no ki.)

Release Date: April 5, 2014

Full fan translation can be found here.

Event School idol diary series

~μ’s Summer Vacation~

LLSID natsuyasumi cover
  1. My Summer Vacation. (わたしの夏休み。 Watashi no natsuyasumi.) (Written by Maki Nishikino)
  2. Summer Girl Able To Work♪ (働け、サマーガール♪ Hatarake, samaagaaru♪) (Written by Nico Yazawa)
  3. μ’s Summer Practice! (μ’sの夏練習! µ's no natsurenshuu!) (Written by Maki Nishikino)
  4. During The Night Of Fireworks. (花火の夜に。 Hanabi no yoru ni.) (Written by Nico Yazawa)


Release Date: August 30, 2014


~Autumn School Festival~

School idol diary ~Aki no Gakuen-sai~
  1. Celebration of the Eve. (前夜祭を祝おう。 Zen'yasai o iwaou.) (Written by Umi Sonoda)
  2. Festival from Generation to Generation. (お祭り代々。 Omatsuri daidai.) (Written by Honoka Kosaka)
  3. Flowers of the School Festival✿ (学園祭の花✿ Gakuen-sai no hana✿) (Written by Umi Sonoda)
  4. Honoka and Umi-chan. (穂乃果と海未ちゃん。 Honoka to Umi-chan.) (Written by Honoka Kosaka)


Release Date: October 29, 2014

Full fan translation can be found here.


~μ’s Christmas~

School idol diary ~µ's no Kurisumasu~
  1. It's Winter Vacation Soon. (もうすぐ冬休み。 Mou sugu fuyuyasumi.) (Written by Nozomi Tojo)
  2. The Two Dating. (デートな2人。 Deeto na futari.) (Written by Nozomi Tojo)
  3. Santa • Elichika ☆ (サンタ•エリーチカ☆ Santa•Eriichika☆) (Written by Eli Ayase)
  4. μ’s Christmas Party. (μ’sのクリスマスパーティー。 µ's no kurisumasu paatii.) (Written by Eli Ayase)


Release Date: December 25, 2014


~Spring-colored Valentine~

  1. ? (Written by Rin Hoshizora)
  2. ? (Written by Hanayo Koizumi)
  3. ?
  4. ?


Release Date: Originally slated for February 2015 and subsequently delayed indefinitely, likely transferred to School idol diary Special Edition in Dengeki G's Magazine.


Honoka•Kotori Book

  1. ? (Written by Honoka Kosaka)
  2. ? (Written by Kotori Minami)
  3. ?
  4. ?


Release Date: Originally slated for March 2016 and subsequently delayed indefinitely, likely transferred to School idol diary Special Edition in Dengeki G's Magazine.

Illustration Books

Love Live! School idol diary Kiyose Akame Illustration Book

School idol diary Kiyose Akame Illustration Book

A hard-cover, B6-sized book containing over 18 large illustrations and over 300 in-text illustrations, as drawn in the first nine books.

  1. Honoka Kosaka
  2. Eli Ayase
  3. Kotori Minami
  4. Umi Sonoda
  5. Rin Hoshizora
  6. Maki Nishikino
  7. Nozomi Tojo
  8. Hanayo Koizumi
  9. Nico Yazawa


Release Date: January 30, 2016

Gallery

Part of the School idol diaries' charm is their usage of chibi drawings throughout the diaries. This particular drawing style has gained much popularity, and was replicated in Season 2's Blu-Ray Disc booklets as well as some merchandise.

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