What You Need to Know:
- Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season may have finished and ended with a rather bittersweet note, but the series has left a lasting impression on the city on which it is based on. Regardless of what feelings one may have towards the series, the success of it has led to a city that not many knew about, essentially reviving and guaranteeing a boost for the economy for years to come.
- In order to help this as well as revitalize some parts of the city, the city of Numazu, along with Love Live! Sunshine!! Production Committee and more launched a crowdfunding to create nine types of manhole covers each featuring a different Aqours girl. The goal was just over 22 million yen (~200,000 USD) to make them. Donation levels were announced and there were various levels of rewards.
- Well, in less than 30 hours, they hit their goal and have now surpassed it. They have over 26 million yen collected and have hit 118% of their original goal. We are sure that with the 28 days left in the campaign, that they will go well beyond it. While manholes may seem a bit odd, Japan actually is famous for the many different kinds of manhole covers across the county. Each city typically has different styles. If you ever find yourself in Japan, be sure to check out the manhole covers!
Source: Official Crowdfunding Website
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The manhole covers are cute!