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BanG Dream!
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Poster showing the members of the "Poppin' Party" band. Clockwise from the center: Kasumi, Saya (upper right), Rimi, Tae, and Arisa.
バンドリ
(Bandori)
Genre Music, slice of life
Manga
BanG Dream!: Star Beat
Written by Aya Ishida
Published by Bushiroad
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Original run January 2015 – present
Manga
Written by Mami Kashiwabara
Published by Bushiroad
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Bushiroad
Original run 2016 – present
Manga
Written by Hakuto Shiroi
Published by ASCII Media Works
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Dengeki G's Comic
Original run 2016 – present
Anime television series
Directed by Atsushi Ōtsuki
Produced by Akane Taketsgu
Atsushi Iwazaki
Atsushi Ōta
Naohiko Furuichi
Yashiyuki Shiotani
Yasuhiro Nakajima
Yuichi Kawakami
Written by Yuniko Ayana
Music by Junpei Fujita
Noriyasu Agematsu
Studio Issen (season 1)
Xebec (season 1)
Sanzigen (seasons 2 and 3)
Licensed by
Original network Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, AT-X, TVA, TVS, BS11, BS Fuji, tvk, MMT
English network
Original run January 21, 2017 – present
Episodes 13 + OVA
Game
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
Developer Craft Egg
Publisher Bushiroad
Genre Adventure rhythm
Platform iOS, Android
Released March 16, 2017 (Japanese), April 9, 2018 (English)
Anime television series
Pastel Life
Studio Studio A-Cat
Original network Tokyo MX
Original run May 16, 2018 June 21, 2018
Episodes 6
Anime television series
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico
Studio Sanzigen
DMM.futureworks
Original network Tokyo MX
SUN
Original run July 5, 2018 – present
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BanG Dream![a] is a Japanese media franchise created in January 2015 by Bushiroad. It consists of the musical group Poppin' Party, which was formed in February 2015, as well as multiple manga series and an anime television series adaptation by Issen (OLM with Bushiroad) and Xebec. The first season aired from January 21, 2017[3][4] to April 22, 2017.

The series will be followed by two more seasons in 2019.[5] In 2018, it was confirmed that Sanzigen would take over the series from Issen and Xebec for the second and third seasons.[6] Also in 2018, it was confirmed that Sanzigen would also be animating the spin-off series BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico with DMM.futureworks, and Pastel Life would be done by Studio A-Cat.

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around Kasumi Toyama, a high school student with a happy-go-lucky personality. She is initially excited that she got admitted into a prestigious high school. But in reality, she is actually looking for the "Star Beat", a sparkling and exciting sound which she heard while looking up at the night sky during her childhood days. Ever since then, she is constantly searching for something that will stir her spirits up.

One day, while returning from school, she comes across a pawn shop owned by one of her classmates. In the storage area, she finds a strange star-shaped guitar with glittery stickers on it. Without knowing, she immediately decides to form a band after witnessing the performance of "Glitter Green" at a live house. She then recruits four of her classmates, Saya Yamabuki, Tae Hanazono, Rimi Ushigome and Arisa Ichigaya, whose pawn shop she visited. Despite their initial misgivings, they reluctantly agree to form a band called "Poppin' Party". By overcoming many hurdles and solving some of their personal problems, Kasumi eventually finds the excitement that she had been looking for.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Poppin' Party[edit]

Formed by Kasumi Toyama in her journey to rediscover an excitement she felt. Although their raw skill is not considered the best, they make up for this with their strong energy and innate connection between each other. Their name references the 'popping' theme of their band and music.
Kasumi Toyama (戸山 香澄, Toyama Kasumi)
Voiced by: Aimi Terakawa[7]
A first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and the lead singer and first guitarist of Poppin' Party who plays a red ESP Random Star. Active and optimistic she is always looking for a heart-pounding, sparkling sound. She has wanted to start a girl band ever since she laid eyes on her red, starry guitar. Her sister is a year younger than her, but sometimes it is hard to tell who is the older of the two.
Tae Hanazono (花園 たえ, Hanazono Tae)
Voiced by: Sae Ōtsuka[7]
Nicknamed "O-tae," she is the second guitarist of Poppin' Party and a first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. A skilled guitarist who's been playing since she was little. She loves music and works part-time at a live house, the money from which she saved up to buy her blue guitar. She tends to take things at her own pace, and can be surprising and weird at times. She lives with her mom, dad, and 20 rabbits whom she treats like her children. She bonded with Kasumi during Home Ec and taught her the beginning chords for guitar.
Rimi Ushigome (牛込 りみ, Ushigome Rimi)
Voiced by: Rimi Nishimoto[7]
The bassist of Poppin' Party, a first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and the younger sister of Yuri Ushigome of Glitter*Green. On the day of their high school entrance ceremony, Kasumi's bright and cheery self-introduction made Rimi want to get to know her more. She tries not to be so shy and anxious, but hasn't had much luck so far. Her pink bass was a hand-me-down from her older sister. She loves the chocolate cornets from Yamabuki Bakery and chocolate (outside of mint chocolate) and sweets in general. Kasumi calls her "Rimi-rin."
Saya Yamabuki (山吹 沙綾, Yamabuki Sāya)
Voiced by: Ayaka Ōhashi[7]
The drummer of Poppin' Party and a first-year at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Saya made friends with Kasumi at their high school entrance ceremony and the two have eaten lunch together every day since. A kind-hearted soul, she always tries to be a good friend to Kasumi. On top of her high school studies and the band training, she helps out at her family's popular business, the Yamabuki Bakery. She has a brother, Jun, and sister, Sana, who are a lot younger than her. Saya used to play in a girls' band in middle school until her mother fell ill.
Arisa Ichigaya (市ヶ谷 有咲, Ichigaya Arisa)
Voiced by: Ayasa Itō[7]
The keyboardist of Poppin' Party and a first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Arisa's grandmother runs the pawn shop Ryuseido. She is very much an indoor girl who likes taking care of her bonsai trees and looking at stuff online. She does not go out much, but is incredibly smart and gets very good grades at school. Her sharp tongue causes her and Kasumi to butt heads quite a bit, though around other people (and outside of her band members) she tries keeping up the appearance of a rich and refined girl.

Afterglow[edit]

A band formed between Ran Mitake and her childhood friends. They have a "rough-around-the-edges" aesthetic, and their music follows a rebellious theme. The name comes from the English term for the effect on the sky following a sunset.
Ran Mitake (美竹 蘭, Mitake Ran)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
The lead singer and guitarist of Afterglow who is a first-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School. Ran's family has a 100-year history as experts in ikebana. She is strong-willed, hates losing and gets lonely easily due to her awkward and aloof nature. Her friends and family are more important to her than anything else.
Moca Aoba (青葉 モカ, Aoba Moca)
Voiced by: Sachika Misawa
The second guitarist of Afterglow and a first-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School. Moca is entirely indifferent to things she does not have interest in, but will do just about anything for the people she loves, especially Ran whom she's particularly close with. She likes to focus on one thing at a time, and playing the guitar is her focus now. She also loves manga and the buns from Yamabuki Bakery. Moca has a habit of calling herself "Moca-chan" when she's feeling really confident, and loves to give nicknames to her friends and the people around her.
Tomoe Udagawa (宇田川 巴, Udagawa Tomoe)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa
The drummer of Afterglow and a first-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School who is also Ako's older sister. Tomoe is a candid girl who never badmouths others and carries no regrets. She plays an important role in keeping Afterglow forward. She gets along well with the adults in the shopping district, playing the taiko drums for them in local festivals. Just like her younger sister, she has a weak spot for fashion. Outside of the band, Tomoe works part-time at the fast food store. Moca calls her "Tomo-chin".
Himari Uehara (上原 ひまり, Uehara Himari)
Voiced by: Emiri Katō
The bassist of Afterglow and a first-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School and a member of their tennis club. A cheerful, good-natured girl who keeps the band together, but also gets teased a lot by her fellow bandmates. She is not great at reading between the lines, and her efforts can sometimes be fruitless. She is easily moved to tears when she feels touched. Himari also likes baking and comparing sweets from different convenience stores. Moca also calls her "Hii-chan".
Tsugumi Hazawa (羽沢 つぐみ, Hazawa Tsugumi)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto
The keyboardist of Afterglow and a first-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School who is also part of their student council. The most ordinary girl in Afterglow, Tsugumi has a positive personality and doesn't sweat the small stuff. Her cheery kindness keeps the band members' spirits high. Just like Himari, she also likes baking. The other band members call her "Tsugu".

Pastel*Palettes[edit]

An idol group who were formed into a "idol band" as a gimmick by a talent agency. They were ultimately permitted to perform their own music, and have become popular for their originality as a result. "Pastel*Palettes" refers to the colorful and varied personalities of the group.
Aya Maruyama (丸山 彩, Maruyama Aya)
Voiced by: Ami Maeshima
The vocalist of Pastel*Palettes and a second-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Aya is an avid admirer of idols who worked hard for 3 years before getting chosen to be the vocalist of Pastel*Palettes. She gets worked up easily and tends to cry a lot, though outwardly she's very cheery, high-spirited, and bubbly. Outside of the band, she works part-time at the fast food store together with Tomoe. She also has weird skills such as knowing how to take a perfect selfie and wishes that people would recognize her when she's outside, which is why she doesn't wear her disguise outdoors.
Hina Hikawa (氷川 日菜, Hikawa Hina)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa
The guitarist of Pastel*Palettes, a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School and also the younger twin sister of Sayo. Hina is a true genius, able to do just about anything after one single demonstration. She is a cheerful and candid girl, though not good at understanding the feelings of other people (especially when it comes to them working hard for their dreams), and gets easily bored. Hina also uses to weird words to describe feelings, such as 'boppin' (るん) and "zappin' (ピピツ)".
Chisato Shirasagi (白鷺 千聖, Shirasagi Chisato)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka
The bassist of Pastel*Palettes, a second-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and Kaoru's childhood friend. Having been a famous actress since she was a child, Chisato has learned to cherish her private life and the friends therein. Underneath her kind and pleasant outlook, Chisato can be quite calculating and even blunt and cold at times, especially towards Kaoru's dramatic personality.
Maya Yamato (大和 麻弥, Yamato Maya)
Voiced by: Ikumi Nakagami
The drummer of Pastel*Palettes and a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School with glasses. Prior to joining the band, she was just a studio musician working for the agency, just brought as a replacement to the band. Happiest when surrounded by musical equipment, Maya is a true tech geek. She becomes almost impossible to stop when talking about her beloved hobby, and completely loses track of time when she starts tinkering with all kinds of parts and equipment.
Eve Wakamiya (若宮 イヴ, Wakamiya Eve)
Voiced by: Sawako Hata
The keyboardist of Pastel*Palettes and a first-year student in Kasumi's class at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Eve is a half-Japanese, half-Finnish, and grew up in Finland. She is pretty easygoing and kind to everyone. She loves and is fascinated by the Japanese culture, and believes in the way of bushido. Before joining Pastel*Palettes, Eve was a model at the same agency. Outside of the band, Eve is also a member of Hanasakigawa Girls' flower arrangement, kendo and tea ceremony clubs.

Roselia[edit]

A popular gothic J-rock band that is recognized at a near-professional level and are catching the eye of the music industry, and scouters. Their name is a combination of "rose" and "camellia".
Yukina Minato (湊 友希那, Minato Yukina)
Voiced by: Aina Aiba
The perfectionist vocalist of Roselia, and takes everything in regards to music very seriously. She was influenced to become a singer by her father, and has sung for as long as she can remember. Usually cold and stoic, but would show her softer side to people she eventually warms up to. She is best friends and childhood friends with Lisa. Outside of the band, she is a second year at Haneoka Girls' High School. Yukina also secretly loves cats.
Sayo Hikawa (氷川 紗夜, Hikawa Sayo)
Voiced by: Haruka Kudō
The guitarist of Roselia and a second-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Serious to fault and never cuts corners. She is the older twin sister of Hina, from Pastel*Palettes, and has a bit of complex because Hina always manages to do things perfectly without trying, while Sayo always puts her 100% into everything but doesn't manage to do things as well as her. Like Yukina, she secretly loves fluffy animals. She dislikes carrots passionately because she used to eat Hina's carrots (who disliked them as well) when they were younger, and got scolded for it because she did not eat her own.
Lisa Imai (今井 リサ, Imai Risa)
Voiced by: Yurika Endō (2017 - May 2018),[8] Yuki Nakashima[9]
The bassist of Roselia, a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School and Yukina's best friend and neighbor since childhood. She has the appearance of a gyaru, but often does things that does not suit that image, and ends up hiding it. In fact, Lisa is a very compassionate girl who loves taking care of others, social, and has lots of friends, and also loves baking cookies. Outside of the band, she works part-time in a convenience store with Aoba Moca, from Afterglow, and is also part of the school's dance and tennis clubs.
Ako Udagawa (宇田川 あこ, Udagawa Ako)
Voiced by: Megu Sakuragawa
The drummer of Roselia and younger sister to Udagawa Tomoe from Afterglow, whom she admires a lot and shares a passion of goth and punk fashion with. She is a third-year student at the middle school branch of Haneoka Girls' High School, making her the youngest one in the band as well as youngest overall. She is known to often have chuunibyou tendencies, which could be the result of the time she spent playing games online. She is best friends with fellow band-mate Rinko, whom she met through an online game. Outside of the band, she is also a member of the school's dance club.
Rinko Shirokane (白金 燐子, Shirokane Rinko)
Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (until 17 September 2018),
The keyboardist of Roselia, and a second-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Rinko has played the piano ever since she was young, so she is quite skilled at it. She is usually shy and asocial, and would get scared if she was around a large crowd or people she was unfamiliar with. She does not go out much and tends to be a pessimist. In her free time, she likes to read and play online games, where she met her best friend Ako in, who also calls her "Rin-rin". Rinko is also skilled sewer, as she sews Roselia's costumes and also did Ako's clothes.

Hello, Happy World![edit]

Formed by Kokoro Tsurumaki to achieve her dream of making people smile all around the world. The band is popular with children and they often perform at preschools, however their music has appeal across all age ranges. They are named after their soul mission to "make the world happy" through their music.
Kokoro Tsurumaki (弦巻 こころ, Tsurumaki Kokoro)
Voiced by: Miku Itō
The vocalist of the band and a first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Coming from a well-off family, Kokoro typically gets to do anything she wants, and also lives in one of the biggest houses in the area. Kokoro is extremely curious by nature and her eyes glitter whenever she encounters something new. Loves to see others smile and wishes to make the whole world smile through music. Hagumi calls her "Kokoron".
Kaoru Seta (瀬田 薫, Seta Kaoru)
Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro
The guitarist of the band, a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' Academy and also Chisato's childhood friend. A popular girl in her school's drama club, she is constantly surrounded by her fans, whom she calls "little kittens". She enjoys reading poetry and books on philosophy (and quoting Shakespeare), but doesn't necessarily understand what she's reading. In fact, she claims to like grape juice, sachertorte and vichyssoise because they sound cool, but in reality likes common foods like mochi soup.
Kanon Matsubara (松原 花音, Matsubara Kanon)
Voiced by: Moe Toyota
The drummer of the band, a second-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and a member of their Tea Ceremony Club. A shy, nervous and clumsy girl who has a hard time saying "no" and tends to get caught up in matters she was never a part of, but also tries her best to keep the band's antics down a notch. Kanon is has no sense of direction, however she can easily find coffee shops by their smell. She also loves all kinds of sweets and cute things. Nicknamed "Kano-chan-senpai" by Hagumi.
Hagumi Kitazawa (北沢 はぐみ, Kitazawa Hagumi)
Voiced by: Yuri Yoshida
The bassist of the band and a first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School, sharing the same class with Kasumi. Her family owns a meat shop where they also make croquettes, which are quite famous in the town. An animated and happy girl with a genuine heart who likes calling her friends with nicknames. Her lightning-fast reflexes made her an ace at softball and she is now the captain of the local team, and she also loves running marathons.
Misaki Okusawa (奥沢 美咲, Okusawa Misaki) / Michelle (ミッシェル, Michelle)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa
The DJ of the band and a first-year at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. Under the guise of a pink bear costume she used to wear for a part-time job, she goes by the name "Michelle" and plays as the band's DJ, while the band considers Misaki herself the composer of the band and "Michelle's agent" or "Michelle's friend". Misaki is very reserved and sarcastic, and tends to react a lot to her band's crazy and wild antics, and she has a hard time staying positive no matter the situation. To her pain, none of the band members, aside from Kanon who sympathizes with her, believe that she is Michelle. Hagumi calls her "Mii-kun". Misaki also likes making felt dolls for her little sister as a hobby.

Other characters[edit]

Shifuna Tsuzuki (都築 船, Tsuzuki Shifuna)
Voiced by: Mami Koyama
The owner of the Live House Space where the band Glitter*Green often performs at. She is quite strict and has a no-nonsense personality.
Ririko Maji (真次 璃々子, Maji Ririko)
Voiced by: Yuko Gibu
Asuka Toyama (戸山 明日香, Toyama Asuka)
Voiced by: Yuka Ozaki
Kasumi's younger sister who is a member of Hanasakigawa Girls' High School's swimming club. Kasumi calls her "A-chan".
Yuri Ushigome (牛込 ゆり, Ushigome Yuri)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori
Yuri is the elder sister of Rimi Ushigome, a third-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and a member of the student council. She is the vocalist and guitarist of the band Glitter*Green. Yuri is also really beautiful and has a mature and benevolent personality.
Hinako Nujikki (二十騎 ひなこ, Nujikki Hinako)
Voiced by: Sora Tokui
The drummer of Glitter*Green and a third-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and a member of the student council.
Rii Uzawa (鵜沢 リィ, Uzawa Rii)
Voiced by: Izumi Kitta
The bassist of Glitter*Green and a third-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and a member of the student council.
Nanana Wanibe (鰐部七菜, Wanibe Nanana)
Voiced by: Mikoi Sasaki
The keyboardist of Glitter*Green and a third-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and a member of the student council.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga series titled BanG Dream!: Star Beat, written by Aya Ishida, began serialization in Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad in January 2015. A second manga series by Mami Kashiwabara began serialization in 2016, also in Monthly Bushiroad.[10] A third manga series by Hakuto Shiroi also began serialization in 2016 in ASCII Media Works's seinen manga magazine Dengeki G's Comic.

Anime[edit]

An anime television adaptation animated by Issen and Xebec aired from January 21, 2017 to April 22, 2017 on Tokyo MX. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.[11] It was streamed on the Anime Network[12] and by Crunchyroll.[13] The anime ran for 13 episodes and was released across seven BD/DVD volumes.[14] An original video animation episode has been announced and will get advanced screenings before being released on November 22, 2017 on the 7th BD/DVD volume.[15] Second and third seasons produced by Sanzigen will premiere in 2019.

No. Title[b] Original air date
1 "We Met!"
"Deatchatta!" (出会っちゃった!) 
January 21, 2017
Kasumi starts her life at Hanasakigawa High, searching for the "sparkle-sparkle beat beat" feeling she once had when she looked up at the stars as a child. She is led by a trail of golden stars towards a pawn shop and discovers a star shaped guitar. After hearing Glitter Green perform, which causes her buried feeling to emerge, she decides she wants to form a band. 
2 "We Did It!"
"Yatchatta!" (やっちゃった!) 
January 28, 2017
Kasumi's is determined to form a band, and she begins asking her friends to be members. Arisa is insistent on not joining, and puts the star-shaped guitar up for sale. Kasumi ends up breaking the guitar by accident leaving her heartbroken, but once it gets fixed Arisa lets her keep it for a cheap price. 
3 "I Ran Away!"
"Nige chatta!" (逃げちゃった!) 
February 4, 2017
Rimi is reluctant to join Kasumi's band due to her social anxiety. Glitter Green is late to their performance prompting Kasumi to go onto stage and buy time by singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star which prompts Rimi to overcome her anxiety and join in. When Glitter Green arrive they perform a cover of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" with Kasumi, Arisa and Rimi. Rimi joins Kasumi's band. 
4 "I Got Angry!"
"Okotchatta!" (怒っちゃった!) 
February 11, 2017
Kasumi is put onto supplementary classes in craft class, along with Tae Hanazono, and the two become close. Kasumi begins to skip out on practice with Rimi and Arisa to get private guitar lessons from Tae, prompting jealousy from Arisa. Upon realizing Arisa is upset, Kasumi begins inviting Tae to Arisa's house, to Arisa's annoyance. 
5 "My Heart Was Racing!"
"Dokidoki shi chatta!" (ドキドキしちゃった!) 
February 18, 2017
Kasumi's band is challenged by Tae to put on a performance that'll make her heart flutter. Rimi shows the others a song about chocolate cornets that she once wrote with her sister, and they begin practicing it, with Tae's occasional aide. Tae eventually becomes inspired to join the band when she watches their practice and performs "My Heart is a Chocolate Coronet" with them. 
6 "I Made It!"
"Tsukutchatta!" (作っちゃった!) 
February 25, 2017
Sāya is shown in the past as a drummer in a band, before her eventual leave. Kasumi is the president of the school's cultural festival planning committee and appoints Saya as the vice president. Arisa attempts to come up with a name for their band and eventually comes up with Poppin' Party, and Sāya runs across one of her old band mates, Natsuki. 
7 "We Fought!"
"Kenka shi chatta!" (ケンカしちゃった!) 
March 4, 2017
Sāya is revealed to have left her old band when her mother was taken to hospital just before their debut performance. Poppin' Party learn of Sāya's past when they met Natsuki, and Kasumi attempts to convince Sāya to join her band. Sāya refuses, not wanting to neglect her family or hold the band back, leaving Kasumi heartbroken. 
8 "I Ran!"
"Hashitchatta!" (走っちゃった!) 
March 11, 2017
The cultural festival is underway, and Poppin' Party prepare for their performance without Sāya. Sāya's mother is admitted to hospital, and Sāya is adamant about staying by her side, however she insists her daughter goes to the festival when they see her crying over the lyrics of Poppin' Party's new song, left to her in a note from Kasumi. She arrives just in time and performs with everyone else. 
9 "I Got a Job!"
"Baito shi chatta!" (バイトしちゃった!) 
March 25, 2017
Sāya buys a new drum kit, while Kasumi buys a distortion pedal. The members of Poppin' Party get part time work for the day at the SPACE live house to gain experience, before attempting an audition for the owner. It fails to impress her, and the owner tells Poppin' Party that SPACE is closing down soon. 
10 "I Got Surprised!"
"Odoroi chatta!" (驚いちゃった!) 
April 1, 2017
Sāya's old band, CHiSPA, audition for the SPACE owner and pass. Poppin' Party wonder what they differently, and Kasumi becomes adamant about practicing as much as possible for their next attempt. However the owner tells her that she performed the worst, which hits her hard. During the next audition, her stress and strain from vocal practices causes her to lose her voice on stage. 
11 "I Couldn't Sing Anymore"
"Utaenaku natchatta" (歌えなくなっちゃった) 
April 8, 2017
Kasumi is devastated over what happened and attempts to recover her lost voice, while the rest of Poppin' Party agree to practice without her until she recovers. She admits to Yuri and Asuka that she's losing her voice because she feels stressed and has been overdoing her practice, since she knows she's the weakest and least experienced band member. The other members of the band help her to overcome her issues, and to regain her voice. 
12 "I Sparkled?!"
"Kirakira shi chatta!" (キラキラしちゃった!) 
April 15, 2017
As the school finals come around, Poppin' Party also prepare for their final chance to impress the owner. Despite several members believing they messed up their parts, the owner passes them, granting them a spot to perform at SPACE. 
13 "We Sang!"
"Utatchatta!" (歌っちゃった!) 
April 22, 2017
As the school semester comes to an end, so too does SPACE, as Kasumi and the gang prepare themselves for their first proper live performance for SPACE's closing performance. They perform to a positive reception, kick-starting their road to popularity as "Poppin' Party". 
OVA "We Had Some Fun!"
"Ason jatta!" (遊んじゃった!) 

Game[edit]

In March 16, 2017, a rhythm mobile game for iOS and Android titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (バンドリ! ガールズバンドパーティ!, BanDori! Gārusu Bando Pāti!) was released. The game is developed by Craft Egg and published by Bushiroad's game subsidiary Bushimo. The main story of the game puts players in the role of a self-named worker at the CiRCLE live house, who aids Poppin' Party in recruiting girl bands for an event. The game also features multiple original stories for the individual bands, most of which explore the backstories of the bands and their members.

The English version was released on April 4, 2018.[16]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ "BanG Dream!" is a stylized form of "Girl Band Dream", the "G" of "Girl" replacing the "d" of "Band" to form "BanG".
  2. ^ All English titles are taken from Anime Network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shogakukan Asia to publish BanG Dream! manga in English". Shogakukan Asia. Retrieved 2017-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Animax Asia to Air Gabriel Dropout, BanG Dream! Anime". Anime News Network. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "BanG Dream! Girls Band Project Gets 2017 TV Anime". Anime News Network. July 7, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "BanG Dream! TV Anime's Ad Previews Kasumi, Reveals January Debut". Anime News Network. October 8, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "BanG Dream! Anime Gets 2nd, 3rd Seasons". Anime News Network. May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
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