Happy Birthday, Lanzhu!! <3
Her season made me start reading Love Live game stories slowly again, it was very interesting, and I was so happy when she decided to join the group. I love the intermission chapter too; her idea with the notebook was so cute 🥺💖 I liked so much seeing her achieve her dreams.
And she has been an antagonist for a long time before, I love this type of characters in every series in general <3
This draw is from Mimin met Liyuu ^w^ I redraw this moment with the characters.
Happy birthday, Lanzhu. Even though I hated you at first, you sometimes do things that I might wanna start liking you off. First off, You set your mark on Love Live School Idol History to be the first Chinese school idol and have Keke Tang to follow you. Which to me makes me proud as a Chinese myself. Moreover, you are the first to speak a dialect that is outside of Japan, in this case, Cantonese. Not biased but coming from a Cantonese and Hokkien trilingual-speaking family, dialects are easier than Mandrin. You basically had a lot of firsts in Love Live, just like Honoka and Chika. Now it's your turn to impress others with your performance, just make sure you don't do anything suspicious.
So, this is weird for my 1st post, but idc. I don't know much about Lanzhu Zhong, so I just plopped stuff on. AND IT LOOKS HEAVENLY! IDC WHAT ANY OF YOU BOIS THINK! HAHAHAHHHAHHAHHAAHAH! Sorry. Sometimes I get tacky.. happy bday Lanzhu zhong! Btw, I'll post my intro post later maybe at 1:45 or something.
Your hard-working attitude and ceaseless self-confidence make you a formidable idol!
Hoo boy. I don’t think there’s ever been a more controversial character in the Love Live! franchise than you. You took the fandom by storm when you were introduced in the second season of the All Stars story as the primary antagonist. Many went on about how the second season of the game was trash, how you had no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and how you were literally Satan in the guise of a teenage girl. Naturally, all of this buzz made me curious about you as a character since the global server was behind the JP server in new content at that point. Eventually, I got to experience the second season myself, see more of you, and form my own opinion on everything that went down.
Of course, it wasn’t a good look when you tried to barge into Nijigasaki High and take over all school idol activities so your newly formed idol group would be in the spotlight. That said, despite feeling sorry for the NHSIC members for having their activities shut down, I also found myself feeling sorry for the members of the Association – especially you. You grew up with many adults in your life pushing an “all-or-nothing” mindset, so you always felt that you weren’t allowed to make any mistakes in anything that you did.
You tried to build up an idol club that was the best of the best because you figured that having such resources would help you better connect with the Club members, and you genuinely thought that you were helping out by having high-quality resources available for use. In the past, attempts at befriending others failed because excelling at everything drove others away. History repeated itself, and you felt discouraged as a result, disbanding the Association. After a heart-to-heart, you ended up joining the Club, and everyone grew to appreciate your for your talents.
I love that while serious about being a school idol, you still have a bit of a naïve side. Even though your self-confidence is inspiring, you can be prideful to a fault at times. You aren’t the truly perfect being that almost everyone in-universe initially made you out to be, and that makes you more likeable in my eyes. Also, even though you may seem full of yourself at times, you always go out of your way to help out your friends, so you’re not entirely conceited.
Seeing different idols from different backgrounds is a nice touch, so it was pretty cool having a Chinese-Japanese idol added to the mix. It was also pretty hype having a new group show up in the form of R3BIRTH. I can’t wait to see what comes from you music-wise and in the second season of the Nijigaku anime!
i couldn't finish the drawing i was planning to finish for her bday and i don't have much energy for a graphic edit but lanzhu deserves at least a happy bday wish for her special day :)
lanzhu, if i'm honest, i used to hate every single thing about you, but now you're almost one of the characters i relate the most. i love how your hairstyle looks like, it's pretty simple but it's pretty nice. i cannot begin to explain how much i've listened to your solos, idk what's the love live recipe for your songs, but i can guarantee you it works for me in every way.
i hope you have a very awesome and incredible birthday!! 🎉