Anime fans, like anyone else, can be more than a little stubborn when it comes to the subject of favorite and least favorite genres. We like to think that we know what we like, and we’re absolutely certain of what we don’t. Every once in a great while, though, a series comes along that challenges us to rethink our supposedly set-in-stone opinions. This article is the story of Love Live! School Idol Project and one (very) skeptical anime columnist.