It looks like the upcoming Love Live! Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club TV anime will be introducing a new character in addition to the traditional nine main characters.

The official Love Live! website updated the anime’s visual, and added the mysterious new character:

The new character doesn’t have a name yet, and G’s Magazine’s official website is asking fans for her name. Everyone can submit their entries, even ones not from Japan. However, do note that the website is in Japanese.

Rumours are already popping up as to who she is though. According to fan theories, she is actually the player’s character from the Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS mobile game. Given that the game is where the Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club hails from, many fans find it likely.

They also revealed the anime’s staff, and it comprises of:

Director: Tomoyuki Kawamura 
Series Composition: Jin Tanaka
Character Designer: Takumi Yokota 
Studio: Sunrise

Unfortunately, they haven’t revealed any release dates yet. However, this new Love Live! anime may come before that fourth project that the franchise is also working on…

Source: Gā€™s Magazine Official Website