Then the Love Live Nijigasaki anime came out.
I originally hadn't been planning to go anywhere near this new series. But some shows I was watching either turned out boring or, in the case of one show, Wandering Witch, began going in questionable directions that really turned me off to it. Out of boredom, I decided to watch this and see if it was any good. Then I watched another episode. And another. And another. And now I caught up with all of the episodes that are currently out, and to my titanic levels of relief: Nijigasaki hasn't had a SINGLE instance of random boob groping or overly pandering fanservice in it. You honestly have NO IDEA how happy this makes me! And it doesn't take much to figure out why: The Nijigasaki anime is being handled by a team completely separate from the other Love Live anime. Jin Tanaka, the scriptwriter, previously did the series composition for Laid-Back Camp and Kira Kira Precure A La Mode and the Star Twinkle Precure movie. Tomoyuki Kawamura, the series director, previously worked on shows such as Anti-Magic Academy, the Gintama movie, Aoi Hana, and others. Granted, that doesn't necessarily mean they made every decision in this particular iteration, as for all we know, they may have had to work with the rules whatever higher-ups enforced. But you know what? I'm relieved and happy with the end result, because after so many years, I finally found a Love Live series I actually like and can call myself a fan of!
Moment #6: Finally finding a Love Live series that I actually like.