|The DVD is nicely packaged with an illustration booklet and a sleeve.|
Parts of the movie were really enjoyable, some parts were WTF and the movie does kind of leave you on a bit of a cliffhanger. The story arc does wrap up, but not in a nicely packaged kind of way, as it definitely feels like part 1 of a two part movie. I kind of suspect this move gets better with a few additional viewings as there are some subtleties that are missed or you get over the shock of things developing in a particular way. I just hope it comes out sooner than later. Another three year wait is a little too long.
The Love Live! movie on the other hand was a predictable and fun experience. The movie was in limited distribution to the theatres, with only two showings in February. I missed the news completely and saw the second showing only because a Google search showed that there was one showing a little later that day. Absolute luck. A few of us went at the last minute and there were less than 20 people in the theatre, but it was a nice last send off for μ's to wrap up the two seasons of the show. We got to see our favourite characters again in New York, they sang some great songs, and their perky energy filled the theatre for us. I'm definitely glad I managed to see it, especially after some 20 minutes of digital broadcasting problems that occured with the theatre's equipment. Still, I received a free movie pass to compensate for it and we did see the whole movie and best of all, there were free posters being given away. A pretty good event overall and made better with popcorn.
I also went to visit the Love Live Shrine and Akihabara in the spring of 2015 and you can see the post here.