BanG Dream! the anime and manga series

BanG Dream! the anime and manga series

BanG Dream! , Also known as Announcements! (バ ン ド リ!), is a Japanese music media franchise owned by Bushiroad. Created by Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani in January 2015 with the original story of Kō Nakamura, the project began as a manga before expanding to other media. In addition to other manga, BanG Dream! includes an anime series, live concerts, singles and albums, and the BanG Dream mobile rhythm game! Party of the gang of girls! by Craft Egg.

BanG Dream! trailer

The premise of the franchise is based on all-female bands whose members are also voice actors in the anime and mobile game; As of 2021, the group consists of seven groups, four of which are able to play the instruments of their respective characters. The first band, Poppin'Party, formed in February 2015 and other groups were introduced in 2017 with the launch of the mobile game: Afterglow, Pastel Palettes, Roselia and Hello, Happy World !. In 2018, a backup band called The Third was renamed Raise A Suilen and joined the series, followed by a seventh unit called Morphonic in 2020. For live performances, Poppin'Party voice actresses, Roselia, Raise A Suilen and Morfonica play their own music, while the others are limited to vocals.

The anime, which follows the imaginary representations of the bands, has three seasons of 13 episodes each. The first season, produced by Issen (OLM with Bushiroad) and Xebec, aired from January to April 2017. Sanzigen took over production duties for the second and third seasons, which aired in winter 2019 and respectively. 2020. A film focused on BanG concerts Sognare! Film Live was released in 2019, followed by a sequel Film Live 2nd Stage in 2021. Three films focusing on the band were also produced: the two-part series Episode of Roselia premiered in 2021, followed by BanG Dream! Poppin 'Dream! premiered in 2022. Spin-off anime series include BanG Dream! Party of the gang of girls! Pico and its sequels Pico: Ohmori and Pico Fever! by Sanzigen with DMM.futureworks and Pastel Life by Studio A-Cat.

The series enjoyed international popularity for its live performances and mobile play, while the anime received mixed but improving reviews with subsequent seasons. In 2018, the franchise expanded to include an Argonavis male counterpart from BanG Dream! , which was spun off into an independent brand from Argonavis in 2021.

History

BanG Dream! follows the story of Kasumi Toyama, a carefree girl and a new student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. During her first few weeks at school, she rehearses at numerous clubs in an attempt to rediscover the "Star Beat", a "bubbly and heart-pounding" sensation she experienced looking at the stars in the night sky as a child.

One day, while returning from school, she sees a trail of stickers with stars leading her to a pawnshop owned by her classmate Arisa Ichigaya. In the storage area, she finds a star-shaped guitar with shiny stickers and quickly sticks to it. The two later visit a local live house, Space, where Kasumi decides to start a band after seeing a performance by a group called Glitter Green. He then recruits Arisa and three of their classmates - Sāya Yamabuki, Tae Hanazono, and Rimi Ushigome - to join her, although they are reluctant for personal reasons. Despite their initial doubts, the five overcome many obstacles and eventually agree to form the band "Poppin'Party". With their bandmates, Kasumi finds the excitement she was looking for.

During their freshman year of high school, Poppin'Party meet and befriend four all-girl bands in Hanasakigawa and nearby Haneoka Girls' High School, each of which has their own stories: Afterglow is made up of five childhood friends. who maintain their friendship through music; Pastel Palettes is a group of idols who can play their own instruments; Roselia is a gothic rock group striving to become the perfect band; and Hello, Happy World! is an eccentric band trying to spread happiness. As sophomores, they meet Raise A Suilen, an electronic music group aiming to revolutionize the female band genre, and Morfonica, a newly formed classical music freshman group at Tsukinomori Girls' Academy with dreams of changing themselves. for the better.

Characters

Anime movies

Outside of the main series, two Chibi spin-offs called pastel life e Bang Dream! Girls Band Party! Pic aired in May and July 2018 respectively. Studio A-Cat worked on pastel life directed by Tommy Hino, while Pico was animated by Sanzigen in combination with DMM. Futureworks and directed by Seiya Miyajima. A second season of Pico titled Bang Dream! Girls Band Party! Pic: Ohmori aired from May to October 2020. A third season of Pico titled BangDream! Girls Band Party! Pico Fever! was broadcast from 7 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Bang Dream! Live Movies, a film animated by Sanzigen and starring the five original bands premiered on September 13, 2019. The film was directed by Tomomi Umetsu with a screenplay by Nakamura; In addition to the main cast, Kazuyuki Ueda and Elements Garden are back to reprise their roles as character designer and music producer, respectively.After opening in 56 theaters, the film grossed around ¥ 300 million at the box office in its first month. After acquiring its license in August 2020, Sentai conducted limited screenings of the film in addition to the home release. A sequel, Bang Dream! Live Movie 2nd Stage, adds Morfonica and raises a Suilen to the cast and premiered on August 20, 2021.

A two-part Roselia-centric film series called Bang Dream! Roselia episode (each subtitled promise and song that they are.) Saw a theatrical release in 2021; Promise premiered on April 23, while the song is. He did so on June 25. The Eventive online streaming platform transported both films to the United States. A film focused on Poppin'party titled Bang Dream! Poppin'Sream! Previewed on January 1, 2022.

In 2022, to commemorate Girls Band's fifth anniversary! Girls Band Party! 5th Anniversary Animation: Circle Thanks Party! was released on 10 and 17 March.

On March 19, 2022, it was announced that Morfonica was receiving an original anime titled Bang Dream! Morphonication, premiered on 28 and 29 July 2022.

Technical data

Gender musical
Author Takaaki Kidani (Bushiroad)

Manga
BanG Dream! StarBeat
Written by Ko Nakamura
Illustrated by Aya Ishida
Published by Bushi road
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Demographic Shonen
Publication date January 2015 - December 2015

Manga
Written by Ko Nakamura
Illustrated by Mami Kashiwabara
Published by Bushi road
English publisher Shogakukan Asia
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Demographic Shonen
Publication date April 2016 - February 2019

Manga
Yonkoma: Bandori!
Written by Hakuto Shiroi
Published by ASCII MediaWorks
Magazine Dengeki G's Comic
Publication date 2016 – 2017
Volumes 2

light novel
Written by Ko Nakamura
Illustrated from Hitowa
Published by ASCII MediaWorks
Published 25 April 2016

Manga
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Internship
Written by Pepako Dokuta
Published by overlap
English publisher Tokyopop
Magazine Gardo Comics
Publication date 10 February 2017 - 25 September 2017
Volumes 2

Manga
RAiSe! The story of my music
Written by Ko Nakamura
Illustrated by Ryu Shihara
Published by Bushi road
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Publication date February 2019 - present

Anime television series
Directed by Atsushi Ōtsuki (season 1)
Kodai Kakimoto (seasons 2-3)
Produced by
Akane Taketsugu (season 1)
Atsushi Iwasaki (season 1)
Atsushi Ōta (season 1)
Naohiko Furuchi (season 1)
Yasuhiro Nakajima (season 1)
Yuichi Kawakami (season 1)
Yoshiyuki Shioya (seasons 1–2)
Yuki Nemoto (season 2)
Satoshi Tanaka (seasons 2-3)
Takefumi Kanari (seasons 2–3)
Shūichi Heishi (seasons 2-3)
Shiryū Kitazawa (season 3)
Written by Yuniko ayana
Music by Element Garden
Studio
Issen (season 1)
Xebec (season 1)
Sanzigen (seasons 2–3)
Original network Tokyo MX, BS11, KBS, AT-X, Sun TV, tvk, NST, RAB, TV Asahi, TV Aichi, TVS, BS Fuji, MMT
Exit date 21 January 2017 - 23 April 2020
Episodes 39 + OVA (Episode List)

Videogioco
BangG Dream! Girls Band Party!
Developer Craft Eggs
Editor JP: Bushiroad, WW: Bushiroad International, CHN: bilibili, KR: Kakao Games, TW / HK / MC: Mobimon Inc.
Gender Adventure, music
platform, iOS, Android
Released March 16, 2017 (Japanese)
October 19, 2017 (Traditional Chinese)
February 6, 2018 (Korean)
April 4, 2018 (English)
May 30, 2019 (China)

Anime television series
pastel life
Regia Tommy Hino
Studio Studio A Cat
Original network Tokyo-MX
Publication date May 16, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Episodes 6 (List of episodes)

Anime television series
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Peak
Regia Seiya Miyajima
Studio Sanzigen, DMM. futureworks
Original network Tokyo MX, Sun TV
Exit date July 5, 2018 - December 27, 2018
Episodes 26

Anime movies
BanG Dream! Film live
Regia Tomomi Umetsu
Written by Ko Nakamura
Music by Element Garden
Studio Sanzigen
Released 13 September 2019
Duration 72 minutes

Anime television series
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Peak: Ohmori
Regia Seiya Miyajima
Studio Sanzigen, DMM. futureworks
Exit date May 7, 2020 - October 29, 2020
Episodes 26

Anime movies
BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia
Regia Kodai Kakimoto (Chief), Atsushi Mimura
Written by Kodai Kakimoto, Midori Gotou
Music by Element Garden
Studio Sanzigen
Released April 23, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Anime movies
BanG Dream! Live movie 2nd phase
Regia Tomomi Umetsu
Written by Ko Nakamura
Music by Element Garden
Studio Sanzigen
Released August 20th, 2021
Duration 84 minutes

Anime television series
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico Fever!
Regia Seiya Miyajima
Studio Sanzigen, DMM. futureworks
Exit date October 7, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Episodes 26

Anime movies
BanG Dream! Poppin 'Dream!
Regia Kodai Kakimoto (Chief), Masanori Uetaka
Written by Yuniko ayana
Music by Element Garden
Studio Sanzigen
Exit date 1 January 2022
Duration 71 minutes

BanG Dream images!

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