I'm assuming you're wondering what I think of Love Live as an anime and not a cosplay phenomenon?
That's a tough question to answer. I think I like it more now than when I actually watched it in 2014. I've come to consider it an intoxicated blend of energy and colour and comraderie among girls, and understand why so many people absolutely adore it. And I I actually did get invested in the drama by the end, despite it being a bit hokey compared to the best dramas out there.
But it took me quite a while to come to see the show that way. I only watched an episode or two of it back in 2013 and when I eventually watched it with my girlfriend in 2014, I thought of it as an enjoyable show I was watching to familiarize myself with characters my girlfriend was going to cosplay, not a great show. We may end up watching it before the movie gets its Canadian screenings in February just because there's whole scenes I don't remember.
Based on what I know of your personality, this leads me to believe you would eventually become tsundere towards Love Live if you decide to watch it to completion.
As for other idol shows, I don't consider myself that big a fan. I watched Idolm@ster back in the day but never got that into it, certainly never to the degree I got invested in Love Live. And I really didn't get far in Cinderella Girls. I do, however, want to watch Idolm@ster Xenoglossia just to see the director of Toradora and Ano Natsu direct an show where Idolm@ster characters pilot robots.
(In a way, the way my opinion of Love Live has developed reminds me of how my opinions of KyoAni's Air and Kanon (and to a lesser extent Clannad) have evolved. Kanon 2006's atmosphere immediately hooked me back in the day, but I never understood why people thought Kanon and Air had such great stories until I looked through the UGUUs and how weird the magical shit that happened was and saw the core, fairytale-esque aspects of the storylines - and once that started coming through, my opinion of the storylines rose considerable. Even if I'm still not that huge a fan.)
BTW, I've been thinking about my favourite shows of 2015 and my favourite just might be Koufuku Graffiti. Surprised me a bit as such low key shows usually get edged out come the end of the year, but there weren't a lot of big shows that resonated with me this year and KG actually did manage some emotional range and depth.
Previous three AoYs for me: Hyouka, Shin Sekai Yori, Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de Aru. Actually, to be honest, those have varying degrees of low key in them as well I guess.
I just saw the cosplay pics since ive been on vacation for a while (and still am) but it seems like love live is still huuuuuuge in the cosplay scene. Kona and RRR keep bugging me to finish it and have been hurling eli pics and fanart to "entice" me.
Im not sure if I asked you before but whats ur opinion on love live as a franchise. I might as well ask you on idolmasters and the general anime idol genre too
BTW when you get a chance, would like your thoughts on my updated favorite Anime, character and people list on Mal. Decided to not give a f*** about status and what people think and just put down based on how I feel rather than let my pretentious head decide.
You're thinking Tsurumi's fashion sense is a tad Matsuri-esque?
Ironically that's one of the very few parts of Yahari Ore S2 I've seen - my girlfriend is a big Yahari Ore fan (I watched S1 with her earlier this year), she was over sewing one of her cosplays and wanted to watch it.
And yes, Tsurumi is kind of cute. She was probably my favourite character in S1.