|Episode 01 - I Want to Shine!!|
Chika Takami starts her 2nd year of high school, and she is determined to create a school idol club at her school after getting inspired by seeing the previous Love Live... Some grey-haired girl is helping her... You-chan, Chika's friend... She can't join though because she's already in the swimming club.
Chika isn't having any luck at all... she comes across a couple of very pretty 1st-years and asks them to join.. Ruby, the red-haired girl turns red when Chika calls her cute... the friend says she is very shy... Then some random dark-blue haired girl jumps in on them, pretending to be some kind of dark angel... Ruby's friend recognizes her as Yoshika, her friend from kindergarten or something... Yoshika tries to pretend she doesn't know what she's talking about and keeps acting weird...
Chika thinks she can probably recruit these 3 people later... then she meets a black haired 3rd year girl with mole, who is also the student council president... This girl hates school idol clubs for some reason, thinks they are silly and a waste of time, so she tells Chika she will not approve of this club no matter what.
That evening, Chika and You meet some blue haired girl who knows them, they eat together or something... Then later when Chika is walking around by herself she sees some long-red-haired girl about to jump into the cold ocean... Riko introduces herself, and says she wanted to hear the ocean in order to help compose a song she's writing for the piano... Chika tells her about school idols and why she is so obsessed with them... Riko says she's from Otonokizaka, the same school the first series took place in...
Then at the end of the episode, Chika is depressed when she realizes she doesn't know anybody at this school who is good at writing songs... and then Chika's class has a new transfer student, it's Riko... she happened to switch schools at this exact time for some reason. Chika invites her to join the school idol club, and she declines...