I don't think I could ever possibly put into words just how much SIF meant to me!!!
I started playing sometime in 2014 and I never thought I'd play for so long! I was in middle school then- now I'm turning 21 soon!! :')
SIF had helped me with so many different hard times throughout these years. I’ve always loved Love Live, but it made me appreciate everything even more about it. SIF felt like home!
I never liked picking favorites, because I truly love all of the girls! Though, from the very beginning, Hanayo had always resonated with me!
She was definitely on my home screen a lot, & I always had a bunch of her cards in my teams, too!
Her encouragement throughout everything definitely helped a lot, and her voicelines were just so precious!
(& 3 of my screenshots from all these years! In the middle one you can see I had 535 gems, just in time for her birthday!)
I'm glad I was able to have her by my side throughout the entirety of my SIF journey, along with everyone else too! It made me so happy seeing all those bond numbers go up for each girl :')
I could genuinely go on and on about all the memories I have tied to this game, and specific things... but I'll keep this post short and sweet!
Thank you SIF, for doing as much as you did. Not only for myself, but for everyone else too ♡
(And thank you for hosting this event! I'm grateful we had the opportunity to share our memories like this!!)
I can't wait to make more memories with SIF2 once the Global Version is released!! See you in SIF2! ✩
I was with Love Live School Idol Festival since 2016, I started playing when I was in 7th grade, and now I'm 20. So it was with me for a while. Even though I did have times where I didn't play it for months, I always went back to it, and actually I went back to it literally a month before it went down. I'm glad I was there for the end. I really will miss LLSIF, especially since I watched it grow change so much over the years, just like me. I really am excited for Love Live 2 though, I have hope and faith that it'll be just as good. I'm just glad they weren't ending Love Live for good, just evolving it into a new game, I'd be so much more devasted if that wasn't the case.
For the final day of LLSIF, the final song I played was Bokura Wa Imo No Nake De, the first song we ever played, because I thought it'd be a perfect circle. I even managed to full combo it on expert, which I never did before. (I never was the best at combos aha.) So I really do feel like it was a satisfying ending.
Another little honorable mention is a few years ago I cosplayed as Hanayo! My best girl. I've always also thought that she was me as an anime character, because we look almost identical, and we're both pretty shy and anxious. I would include the pictures but idk they're probably a little cringe aha.
I guess I'll also say my other best girls; Rin and Maki. That's right, I love the first years. My best girl list is actually really interesting, because it actually ends up being the order of the years in general.
Hanayo, Rin, Maki, Kototi, Honoka, Umi, Nico, Nozomi, Eli.
I actually love all of the girls, I'm just especially biased to the first years.
I'm also just extremely biased towards μ's in general, they were the first and only group when I started getting into the franchise. When Aquors first came out I didn't like them, because I felt like they were just a rip off of Muse. Now I've warmed up to them, as well as the other additional groups. Though μ's is still the best group.
Oh also! I just recently started Love Live All Stars, like right when LLSIF went down, I felt empty without a Love Live game to play so I decided to try it. It's definitely different to LLSIF, but I've been pretty obsessed with it since I started playing.
Love Live has been with me for a while, and it sure has been an adventure we've been on. Here's to new beginnings with Love Live 2!
Trigger warnings: negative thoughts (interpret it as you may), please skip as this is more of me retelling myself about what made me stay
2019 I stumbled across the love live SIP anime and decided to watch it. It was okay, and tbh i really loved the opening but it didnt really reeled me in
and then on 3rd August, by chance, I found out it has a game, through an instagram post about Honoka's birthday
I liked gacha games and wanted to somewhat get better at rhythm games (spoiler i dont, even now)
and well long story short, 2019 was a year filled with confusion, for me
i was ready to give everything up, i wanted to leave everything behind
but when I see Eli, i felt a small drive inside myself
"jess, please stay, at least stay for more Eli cards to collect"
and so I stayed
but I gradully got busier and stopped playing SIF
I played SIFAS but was not that active either
2023, those thoughts kept coming back, worse than before
i reinstalled sif for the memories and heard that it was closing down... and i felt like closing down too
but i may want to experience sif2, at least the gacha, at least once
i hope i can stay until then
This Eli card holds a special place in me, this was my first Eli UR
Love Live as a whole is also a really special one for me
Sure, i have lots of regrets, but love live is never one of them. Im glad i found it, im glad i found new friends from it, and im glad i found my best girls. Theyre the reason im here.
Thank you, love live, thank you sif, and thank you all love live fans
Hi! I would like to share my favorite memory of LLSIF. The most special moment, is when I scouted for the first time! I liked the scouting on LLSIF than All Stars, and the feeling was just great!! I only played the game for a year or so, but it was very special to me nonetheless!!!!
I was introduced to SIF around 2016, and I always loved the titles you'd get for lives, specifically the Happy Party Train tour. I recieved it some time after I saw the delayed viewing for it, so it felt like I actually saw the live and earned a title for doing so. Playing the game alongside real life events was always a blast! I was also in high school at the time, so I'd play with my friends; I miss those innocent times :)
I lost my account and made a new one weeks before SIF closed. I reunited with my favorite Honoka cheer UR hours before they closed :')
Thank you SIF!
My favourite event was the adventure stroll for Aqours’ movie. I’m Italian and they were strolling through Rome. It gave me super intense emotions and I got all the backgrounds from that event. It was pure magic and I was so sad when it ended🤧
SIF was my introduction to Love Live and gacha games. I know Love Live since 2013 thanks to the anime but never watch it because I was in my AKB0048 hype. In 2015 two friends talked about it and showed screenshots, I finally downloaded SIF in March 2016 because I was curious. Since this day, I played SIF everyday ! I only missed ~10 days when I was enter in superior school and didn't manage my time to login. I also discovered scouting videos that were popular during this year and I did my very first one there were six years ago for Haregi Ruby, my favorite UR of her. I was very shy, sound was horrible because I used an app from Store so it only recorded the external sound and video was laggy because my phone wasn't powerfull but I was so happy to have done my own scouting video ! I never stopped to do scouting videos even if today they're less popular and nobody watch them anymore. I only speak French, I can't translate all of them and my followers dropped my channel so I don't have a lot of feedback but it's still fun to do scouting videos.
I have memories of the game with a lot of people but at the end, only one was still playing even if he didn't login a lot during the last two months because of the Europe transfer. But it was fun to try to fill our album with our best girls and try to get full combo !
Thanks SIF for all these good moments, see you in a few months for Miracle Live !
SIF was a big part of my middle school and early high school life. In middle school, one of my friends discovered the game and we became best friends over it. It's what got me into LL. I'm glad that SIF2 is going to be an overhaul of this game so that the next generation of LL fans can enjoy it too.
I remember one of my happiest moments in sif was when I pulled for the Liella devil cards hoping for chisato, and I ended up getting chisato and mei in one pull!! They were autographed too!!! sif was a huge part in my life and it helped me de stress after bad days. It was also a huge part in getting me into love live in the first place. I really miss it, butI can’t wait for sif2 and all the new memories we are going to make. I’m so exited!!!!
DUDE I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE GAME WILL BE SHUT UNTIL THE DAY OF TERMINATION AND I WAS SO SAD 😭 and I was so happy that they were just giving out URs just like that and I even got some of my dream URs, now 10 years of my life just down the drain just like that, I really hope that SIF2 will be great, I don't mind replaying the game again and again (I already lost my acc 8 times before lol) #SIFStories
Hi! I remembered playing School Idol Festival when I first got into Love Live! and heard there was a game. I was around 14 years old when I played it. I remembered playing a whole bunch of muse's songs and I kept beating my high scores. I did enjoy being in the Aqours mode too Now that the service is terminated, It has been an amazing journey and I'll miss it so much!!😭 I have a picture of the title screen when I played the Aqours mode.