|S2 Episode 1 - Next Step|
Typical Love Live plot... everyone gets depressed when they find out that their school is shutting down... and then the main girl gets some big burst of random inspiration and makes everyone feel better by yelling happy-sounding words at the top of her lungs.
Despite not making it to the nationals, the girls become eager to enter the next Love Live! event taking place next spring. As the girls prepare to hold a concert at a school open house, Mari is perturbed by a phone call from her father, something Kanan and Dia are quick to pick up on. Mari eventually reveals to the others that, despite her attempts to overturn her father's decision, the school open house will be cancelled as it has been decided Uranohoshi High will officially stop accepting new students and be closed down. As Chika is initially hit hard by this news, she remains determined not to give up and make a miracle happen, a sentiment that is quickly met by the rest of Aqours. </spoiler>