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BanG Dream!
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Mobile Game Illustration featuring the vocalists of Poppin'Party, Roselia, Pastel*Palettes, Afterglow and Hello Happy World.
バンドリ
(Bandori)
Manga
BanG Dream!: Star Beat
Written byAya Ishida
Published byBushiroad
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Bushiroad
Original runJanuary 2015December 2015
Manga
Written byKo Nakamura
Illustrated byMami Kashiwabara
Published byBushiroad
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Bushiroad
Original runApril 2016February 2019
Manga
Yonkoma Bandori
Written byHakuto Shiroi
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicSeinen
MagazineDengeki G's Comic
Original run2016 – present
Light novel
Written byKo Nakamura
Illustrated byHitowa
Published byASCII Media Works
DemographicMale
ImprintDengeki Bunko
PublishedApril 25, 2016
Manga
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Stage
Written byPepako Dokuta
Published byOverlap
DemographicShōnen
MagazineGardo Comics
Original runFebruary 10, 2017September 25, 2017
Volumes2
Manga
RAiSe! The story of my music
Written byKo Nakamura
Illustrated byRyū Shihara
Published byBushiroad
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Bushiroad
Original runFebruary 2019 – present
Anime television series
Directed byAtsushi Ōtsuki (season 1)
Kōdai Kakimoto (season 2)
Produced byAkane Taketsgu
Atsushi Iwazaki
Atsushi Ōta
Naohiko Furuichi
Yashiyuki Shiotani
Yasuhiro Nakajima
Yuichi Kawakami
Written byYuniko Ayana
Music byElements Garden
StudioIssen (season 1)
Xebec (season 1)
Sanzigen (seasons 2 and 3)
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, KBS, AT-X, Sun TV, tvk, NST, RAB, TV Asahi, TV Aichi, TVS, BS Fuji, MMT
English network
Original run January 21, 2017 – present
Episodes26 + OVA (List of episodes)
Game
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
DeveloperCraft Egg
PublisherAndroid, iOS
GenreAdventure, rhythm
PlatformiOS, Android,
ReleasedMarch 16, 2017 (Japanese), April 9, 2018 (English)
Anime television series
Pastel Life
StudioStudio A-Cat
Original networkTokyo MX
Original run May 16, 2018 June 21, 2018
Episodes6
Anime television series
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico
StudioSanzigen
DMM.futureworks
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV
Original run July 5, 2018 December 27, 2018
Episodes26
Anime film
BanG Dream! FILM LIVE
Directed byTomomi Umezu
Written byKo Nakamura
Music byElements Garden
StudioSanzigen
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
Runtime72 minutes
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BanG Dream![a] also known as Bandori (バンドリ) is a Japanese media franchise created in January 2015 by Bushiroad, with original story by Ko Nakamura and original character designs by Hitowa. It consists of the musical group Poppin'Party, which was formed in February 2015, music CDs, live concerts, card games, multiple manga, anime television series, and a rhythm game called BanG Dream! Girls Band Party by developer Craft Egg for iOS and Android.

After the initial creation of Poppin'Party in 2015, new bands came in the franchise in 2017 with the launch of the mobile game with Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia and Hello Happy World being created. Between those, only Roselia much like Poppin'Party also has a musical group with voice actress of the characters being on a unit as a real band and using the same instruments of the fictional characters. At the end of 2018, a support band called The Third had its name changed to Raise a Suilen, with characters being created for the franchise and its members becoming voice actors of them on the second season of the anime.

The first anime season was produced by Issen (OLM with Bushiroad) and Xebec, and aired between January 21, 2017 and April 22, 2017.[3][4]

The series was followed by a second season that aired between January 3, 2019 to March 28, 2019, and a third season that will air in January 23, 2020.[5] In 2018, it was confirmed that Sanzigen would take over the series from Issen and Xebec for the second and third seasons.[6] It was also confirmed that in 2018, 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. The series will also receive a new film titled BanG Dream! FILM LIVE also by Sanzigen, which premiered on September 13, 2019.

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 pawnshop 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 by a band called "Glitter☆Green" at a live house. She then recruits four of her classmates: Saya Yamabuki, Tae Hanazono, Rimi Ushigome, and Arisa Ichigaya. 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]

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[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 at the pawnshop owned by Arisa's family. 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 economics class 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 is very shy and nervous, similar to Rinko and Kanon who are both her schoolmates. 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 then. 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. While she's not the leader, she has to take decision for the band sometimes as Himari doesn't have a strong will on making independent decision.
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 her friends, 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. Although being sleepy and sometimes annoying, she is actually the most mature one who can truly understand the concerns of her friends.
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 and leader 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. Although being the leader, 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 and in many way, relies on other members to make decision. 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. She helps out at her family's coffee shop. 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. Though they initially were not expected to play their own instruments in live performances, they were ultimately permitted to perform their own music after an incident during their debut. As a result, have become popular for their originality. "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 Kanon and 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. Though she is seen as a role model for professionalism by the other girls, they are unaware of her hard work and effort to do well.
Maya Yamato (大和 麻弥, Yamato Maya)
Voiced by: Ikumi Nakagami
The drummer of Pastel*Palettes with glasses and a second-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School. Prior to joining the band, she was a studio musician working for the agency, 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 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 rock band that is recognized at a near-professional level and are catching the eye of the music industry, and scouts. 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 (May 2018 – onwards)[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 Moca Aoba 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),[10][11] Kanon Shizaki (November 2018 – onwards)[12]
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. Similar to Rimi and Kanon, she is usually shy and anti-social, 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 a skilled sewer as she sews Roselia's costumes and 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 sole 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". According from Misaki, she's more likely a carefree girl who doesn't care about anything, thus it explains her ignorance over Misaki is in fact Michelle, as well as her ignorance on the changes of other people.
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. Although being self-confident many times, she also gets blush whenever she meets Chisato Shirasagi, who often teases about her private privilege life.
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. She is very similar to Rimi and Rinko, both are also her schoolmates for being 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 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 her high school team, and she also loves running marathons.
Misaki Okusawa (奥沢 美咲, Okusawa Misaki) / Michelle (ミッシェル, Misheru)
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.

RAISE A SUILEN[edit]

RAISE A SUILEN (sometimes referred to as RAS) is a band originally formed to fill the instruments in Afterglow, Pastel Palettes, and Hello, Happy World!. Being the third band in BanG Dream! universe to performing live (after Poppin'Party and Roselia), the band was initially simply referred as THE THIRD (Beta). The band later received its own name as well as their in-universe characters.

Rei Wakana (和奏 レイ, Wakana Rei) / LAYER (レイヤ, Reiya)
Voiced by: Raychell
Rei is a second-year high school student who initially supported other bands until CHU2 recruited her. She does the vocals and plays the bass guitar for the band. She is also Tae's childhood friend and promised that the two would form a band together. She comes back to Tokyo at the beginning of the second season. After learning that Tae is already a member of Poppin'Party, Rei realizes that she has been keeping Tae from them, resulting her feeling guilty. After talking with Masuki, Rei decides to support Tae and accepts Poppin'Party as Tae friends.
Masuki Sato (佐藤 ますき, Satō Masuki) / Masking (マスキング, Masukingu)
Voiced by: Natsume
Masuki is a second-year high school student who plays the drums of the band. She is the daughter of GALAXY's owner. Despite her harsh look, she likes cute things. Masuki later befriends Rei following Tae's resignation from RAISE A SUILEN and chooses to support her.
Chiyu Tamade (玉出 ちゆ, Tamade Chiyu) / CHU2 (チュチュ, Chuchu)
Voiced by: Risa Tsumugi
Chiyu is a 14-year-old girl who serves as main antagonist in season 2. She had skipped grades to become a first year high school student at an international school. She is the producer and DJ of the band. She initially wanted to join Roselia as a producer, but was rejected by Yukina Minato. She then forms RAISE A SUILEN to take on Roselia. Chiyu decides to steal Tae from Poppin'Party in order defeat them. Despite Tae no longer being a part of RAISE A SUILEN, Chiyu threatens Poppin'Party that if they not do not disband, they are not allowed to see Tae forever. At the end of season 2, Chiyu challenges all the other bands in hopes of crushing their dreams. Unaware to her, Rokka decides stop her plans.
Reona Nyūbara (鳰原 れおな, Nyūbara Reona) / PAREO (パレオ)
Voiced by: Reo Kurachi
Reona is a second-year middle school student who plays the keyboard. She is a fan of Pastel*Palettes and at one point waited in front of the stage all day during the World Idol Festival to see the band perform. Despite being loyal to Chiyu, she disapproves of her evil plans and hopes that someone will stop her.
Rokka Asahi (朝日 六花, Asahi Rokka) / LOCK (ロック, Rokku)
Voiced by: Riko Kohara
Rokka is a first-year student at Haneoka Girls' High School and main deutagonist in season 2. She initially played with some students from her middle school in the countryside before moving to Tokyo, where she works in the GALAXY live house. She idolized Poppin'Party ever since the time she saw them at the SPACE live house at the end of the first season of the anime. She often meets up with the members of Poppin'Party and helps them organize their live show.
Although she is the guitarist of RAISE A SUILEN, Rokka does not join the band in season 2.

Other characters[edit]

Shifuna Tsuzuki (都築 詩船, Tsuzuki Shifune)
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". She later transferred to Haneoka in season 2.
Yuri Ushigome (牛込 ゆり, Ushigome Yuri)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori[13]
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 also 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. Outside of the band, she is also a member of the student council and a salesperson at Edogawa Music.
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.
Natsuki Umino (海野 夏希, Umino Natsuki)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen
Natsuki is a first-year student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. She is the vocalist and lead guitarist of the band CHiSPA and is friends with Yamabuki Saaya who is former member of CHiSPA.
Satomi Taiko (大湖 里実, Taiko Satomi)
Voiced by: Saki Minami
Satomi is a first-year high school student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. She is in charge of drums. CHiSPA members call her Sato-chan. She is "quiet but her performance is flashy."
Fumika Mori (森 文華, Mori Fumika)
Voiced by: Madoka Asahina
The bassist of CHiSPA is a first-year high school student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. and goes to the same high school as Mayu.
Mayu Kawabata (川端 真結, Kawabata Mayu)
Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi
The keyboardist of CHiSPA is a first-year high school student at Hanasakigawa Girls' High School. and She goes to the same high school as Fumika.
Marina Tsukishima (月島 まりな, Tsukishima Marina)
Voiced by: Aya Suzaki
A staff at the live house CiRCLE and is the main non-playable character in the game BanG Dream Girls Band Party. In the game, she is trying to get five bands together for a multi-live event together with the player's help.

Argonavis[edit]

It was announced during Poppin'Party's 5th live at Makuhari Messe Hall that a "male-centric" project universe of BanG Dream! is undergoing alongside with their first live concert. Although it is titled Argonavis from BanG Dream!, creator Kidani stated that there will be no interaction between girls in BanG Dream! universe and the new project as they are existing in a different world from the former.[14] The members consists of five people who are first-year college students. Mangaka Hikaru Miyoshi designed the characters.[15]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga series titled BanG Dream!: Star Beat, by Aya Ishida, began serialization in Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad in January 2015. A second manga series by Mami Kashiwabara and Ko Nakamura began serialization in 2016, also in Monthly Bushiroad.[16] A third manga series titled Yonkoma Bandori by Hakuto Shiroi began serialization in 2016 in ASCII Media Works's seinen manga magazine Dengeki G's Comic. A fourth manga series titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Stage by Pepako Dokuta began serialization in 2017 in Overlap's magazine Gardo Comics. A fifth manga series titled RAiSe! The story of my music with story by Ko Nakamura and art by Ryū Shihara began in 2019 in Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad.

Light novel[edit]

A Light novel by Ko Nakamura and illustrated by Hitowa was published on August 25, 2016 by ASCII Media Works in their Dengeki Bunko imprint.

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.[17] It was streamed on the Anime Network[18] and by Crunchyroll.[19] The anime ran for 13 episodes and was released across seven BD/DVD volumes.[20] The opening theme of the first season is "Tokimeki Experience!", with the ending theme being "Sparkling Dreaming ~Sing Girls~", both performed by Poppin'Party. An original video animation episode received advanced screenings before being released on November 22, 2017 on the 7th BD/DVD volume.[21]

A second season produced by Sanzigen aired from January 3 to March 28, 2019. The season featured two opening themes with "Kizuna Music♪" by Poppin'Party and "BRAVE JEWEL" by Roselia.[22] Kōdai Kakimoto replaced Atsushi Ōtsuki as director for the second season, while the rest of the staff reprising their roles.[23] An English dub of the season by Sentai Filmworks was announced on November 16.[24]

Sanzigen returned to produce the anime's third season. Originally announced for October 2019, it will premiere in January 23, 2020.[25]

Outside of the main series, a chibi spin-off series called BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ PICO began in July 2018.[26] A film titled BanG Dream! FILM LIVE, produced by Sanzigen, premiered on September 13, 2019.[27][28] The film is directed by Tomomi Umezu, with scripts by franchise creator Ko Nakamura. Kazuyuki Ueda and Elements Garden return as character designer and music producer, respectively. The main cast return to reprise their roles for the film.[29]

Season 1[edit]

No.Title [b]Original air date
1"We Met!"
"Deatchatta!" (Japanese: 出会っちゃった!)
January 21, 2017 (2017-01-21)
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!" (Japanese: やっちゃった!)
January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28)
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!" (Japanese: 逃げちゃった!)
February 4, 2017 (2017-02-04)
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!" (Japanese: 怒っちゃった!)
February 11, 2017 (2017-02-11)
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!" (Japanese: ドキドキしちゃった!)
February 18, 2017 (2017-02-18)
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!" (Japanese: 作っちゃった!)
February 25, 2017 (2017-02-25)
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 bandmates, Natsuki.
7"We Fought!"
"Kenka shi chatta!" (Japanese: ケンカしちゃった!)
March 4, 2017 (2017-03-04)
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!" (Japanese: 走っちゃった!)
March 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)
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!" (Japanese: バイトしちゃった!)
March 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)
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!" (Japanese: 驚いちゃった!)
April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
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" (Japanese: 歌えなくなっちゃった)
April 8, 2017 (2017-04-08)
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!" (Japanese: キラキラしちゃった!)
April 15, 2017 (2017-04-15)
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!" (Japanese: 歌っちゃった!)
April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22)
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!" (Japanese: 遊んじゃった!)
November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)
Poppin' Party and Roselia head to the beach to take a break from homework and band practice respectively, where they meet up to have fun. At the end of the day, Poppin' Party perform a song at a beach cafe as part of a sound check. This inspires Yukina on a new guitar phrase and Roselia to practise their new song.

Season 2[edit]

No.Title [c]Original air date
14"Happy Party!"
January 3, 2019 (2019-01-03)
The episode starts nine months after the end of the first season as Kasumi and her friends start their second year of high school. After school, Poppin' Party and the other girl bands (except Pastel*Palettes) perform at the Galaxy live house where Rokka works. At the conclusion of the live show, Poppin' Party and Roselia announce that they will perform their own live shows.
15"BLACK SHOUT"
Transcription: "Kuroki Hōkō" (Japanese: 黒き咆哮)
January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
Kasumi and her friends start planning their self-sponsored live show, but become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of planning behind a live event. They are eventually invited by Roselia to perform as a guest band at their self-sponsored live show which Asuka and Rokka attend. After the show, when Roselia and Poppin' Party come together, Yukina judges that Poppin' Party are not ready to put together their own self-sponsored live show.
16"Sing Girls"
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
Kasumi and her friends initially feel doubtful about self-sponsoring their own live show after playing at Roselia's show. Later, Kasumi meets Rokka in town and they visit Rokka's room before they attend Poppin' Party's band practice. Rokka's recount of her life so far prompts Poppin' Party to play a song. This motivates both Rokka to form her own band and Poppin' Party to plan and play at their own self-sponsored show.
17"Magnificent! Dynamic!! A Carefree World!"
Transcription: "Gōka! Gōkai!? Nobbi no Wārudo!" (Japanese: ゴーカ!ごーかい!?のっびのびワールド!)
January 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
Kokoro and Hello, Happy World! put on a live show on a cruise ship for Kasumi and Poppin' Party. Hello, Happy World! initially perform in the cruise ship before going on a hot air balloon, where Kokoro and Michelle jump off the balloon to fly in the sky after some initial mishaps. The show motivates Poppin' Party to do their best in planning their live show.
18"Rainy Ring-Dong-Dance"
Transcription: "Ame no Ring-Dong-Dance" (Japanese: 雨のRing-Dong-Dance)
January 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)
Pastel*Palettes prepare to perform in the World Idol Festival. However, Chisato has to attend to other commitments, making practising together difficult. On top of that, Chisato feels doubtful about singing and playing the bass at the same time for a duet song, but is motivated by Aya and the other members of Pastel*Palettes to practise together. In the end, Pastel*Palettes' performance in the World Idol Festival went smoothly with both Aya and Chisato singing their duet song.
19"You Only Live Once"
February 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
Afterglow are invited to perform an outdoor live show in the market street for an elderly group. Poppin'Party also tag along to perform at the outdoor live show. The live show was delayed; however, when rain started to fall. During the rain, Afterglow recount how they formed the band to Rokka. In the end, both Afterglow and Poppin'Party perform at the live show. Then, much to Rokka's surprise, Poppin'Party announce they will hold their self-sponsored live show at the Galaxy live house.
20"I Won't Cry, I Won't Cry"
Transcription: "Nakana Ina Kanai" (Japanese: ナカナ イナ カナイ)
February 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
The students of Haneoka Girls' High School and Hanasakigawa Girls' High School prepare for a joint cultural festival which was initially proposed by Hina. Hina also forms a band of students from both schools (made up of Aya, Moca, Lisa, Kanon and Tsugumi) to perform at the joint cultural festival. Poppin'Party prepare for their performances at both the cultural festival and their live show. Tae also does additional preparation by doing impromptu outdoor performances, where she meets her childhood friend Layer. Layer later proposes to Tae to form a band together, of which Tae becomes hesitant.
21"You're Not Alone"
Transcription: "Hitori Janaindakara" (Japanese: ひとりじゃないんだから)
February 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)
Tae talks to the Poppin'Party members that she wants to be a support guitarist for Layer's new band in order to improve her skills. Kasumi and the others give their blessings to Tae, and she practises with the new band (now called Raise A Suilen) in preparation for their first live show. Meanwhile, the culture festival band (made up of Aya, Moca, Lisa, Kanon and Tsugumi) write a song and do an open rehearsal in front of students from both schools.
22"School Festival Symphony"
Transcription: "Sukūru Fesutibaru Sinfonī" (Japanese: スクール・フェスティバル・シンフォニー)
February 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)
The students at Haneoka Girls' High School and Hanasakigawa Girls' High School hold their joint cultural festival with each class running their own booths. Meanwhile, Tae continues practising with Raise A Suilen in preparation for their first live shows, forgoing the joint cultural festival. As a result, Poppin'Party had to delay their school cultural festival show, supposedly performing in the last act of the festival. However, with Raise A Suilen having to perform a three-song encore just before the Poppin'Party performance, Tae runs to the school but to no avail as Roselia plays in place of Poppin'Party who do not perform in the festival.
23"R·I·O·T"
March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
Getting back together after the joint cultural festival, Poppin'Party go around and thank members of other bands and Rokka for covering them during the concert. Tae then goes to Raise A Suilen's practice session where she announced her intention to step down as support guitarist. CHU2 does not accept the decision but LAYER accepts Tae's intentions. Tae practises and plays with Raise A Suilen in her last live with the band. At the end of the episode, CHU2 meets with Poppin'Party and voices her intentions to take Tae from Poppin'Party.
24"Star Tears"
Transcription: "Hoshi no Namida" (Japanese: ホシノナミダ)
March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
CHU2 meets with all five members of Poppin'Party and reiterates her desire to have Tae in her band. After CHU2 leaves, Tae and the others feel doubtful on whether they would still be together after the live show. The next day, Kasumi meets Tae after finishing preparations for the day, playing a song for her. This inspires Tae to write the lyrics for a new song which she plays in front of Kasumi and the others. After that, Tae re-affirms her desire to play with Poppin'Party which makes the others happy.
25"Returns"
March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
Poppin'Party practise and prepare for their live show at the Galaxy live house, also continuing to refine Tae's new song. All the other bands (except Raise a Suilen) accept Poppin'Party's invitation to perform at their live house, providing their set lists. The bands have their dress rehearsals the day before the live show, where Poppin'Party perform their new song in front of the other bands.
26"Kizuna Music"
Transcription: "Kizuna Myūjikku" (Japanese: キズナミュージック)
March 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)
The five bands set up and prepare at the Galaxy live house for Poppin'Party's live show. Later, Poppin'Party open the live show in front of their audience with their new song. The other four bands follow suit, starting with their new songs. At the end of the live show, Kasumi thanks the audience and the band for supporting the band before performing a new song that Kasumi wrote. Afterwards, Poppin'Party return for an encore to sing one last song.

Mobile game[edit]

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
Developer(s)Craft Egg
Publisher(s)Bushiroad
SeriesBanG Dream!
Platform(s)Android, iOS
Release
  • JPN: March 16, 2017
  • WW: April 4, 2018
  • KOR: April 6, 2018
Genre(s)Rhythm game
Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer

The mobile rhythm game 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!) also known as Garupa is developed by Craft Egg and published by Bushiroad's Bushimo for Android and iOS platforms.[30] It was first released in Japan on March 16, 2017 while the global version was released on April 4, 2018.[31] The setting of the game mainly conforms to the world view of BanG Dream! after the first season of the TV series. In addition to the main band Poppin'Party, new and playable bands—Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World!—were added.[32] The main story of the game puts the player 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 game has the main characters fully voiced and the sprites has 2.5D movement using the Live2D technology.[33] Besides the original songs, the bands also cover songs just like vocaloid and anime soundtracks. These are available to play as well.

An AR application based on the game titled Bandori! Garupa AR' was distributed since January 9, 2018 for a limited time.[34]

In March 2019, the game celebrated its 2nd anniversary by adding several new contents; one being a second season of the game's main story and advanced the characters' school years by one year, being then equal to the year for the second season of the anime.[35]

In Japan, the game grossed ¥31.2 billion ($282.55 million) between 2017 and 2018, including ¥9.1 billion in 2017,[36] and ¥22.1 billion in 2018.[37]

In 2018, the game was the 15th most successful mobile game and the second most successful rhythm game in Japan in terms of revenue, only behind The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage.[38]

Discography[edit]

Background of the bands[edit]

A total of 34 girls divided into 7 bands (Poppin'Party, Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, Hello, Happy World, Glitter☆Green, and Raise A Suilen) have each released singles and some are albums including original and cover songs. The voice actresses of Poppin'Party and Roselia are known to play their respective characters' instruments during their live concerts, while Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Hello, Happy World, and Glitter☆Green are limited to providing vocals; the instruments part in their bands are filled by stand-in band, Raise A Suilen (formerly known as The Third (Beta)).

Singles discography[edit]

Artist Title Release date Note
2016
Poppin'Party "Yes! BanG_Dream!" February 24 Poppin'Party 1st single
"Star Beat! Hoshi no Kodou" (STAR BEAT!〜ホシノコドウ〜) August 3 Poppin'Party 2nd single
"Hashiri Hajimeta Bakari no Kimi ni / Teardrops" (走り始めたばかりのキミに/ティアドロップス) December 7 Poppin'Party 3rd single
2017
Poppin'Party "Tokimeki Experience!" (ときめきエクスペリエンス!) February 1 Television anime OP theme
Kirakira da toka Yume da toka ~Sing Girls~ (キラキラだとか夢だとか ~Sing Girls~) February 15 Television anime ED theme
Aimi "Doki Doki Sing Out!" (どきどきSING OUT!) April 5 Kasumi Toyama character song
Roselia "Black Shout" April 19 Roselia 1st single
Poppin'Party "Mae e Susume! / Yumemiru Sunflower" (前へススメ!/夢みるSunflower) May 10 Poppin'Party 6th single
Sae Otsuka "Hanazono Denki Gitar!!!" (花園電気ギター!!!) June 21 Tae Hanazono character song
Rimi Nishimoto "Chocolate no Teion Recipe" (チョコレイトの低音レシピ) Rimi Ushigome character song
Roselia "Re:birth day" June 28 Roselia 2nd single
Pastel*Palettes "Shuwarin☆Dreaming" (しゅわりん☆どり~みん) July 12 Pastel*Palettes 1st single
Ayaka Ohashi "Tooi Ongaku ~Heartbeat~" (遠い音楽 ~ハートビート~) July 26 Saaya Yamabuki character song
Ayasa Itou "Su, Suki Nanka Janai!" (す、好きなんかじゃない!) Arisa Ichigaya character song
Hello, Happy World! "Egao no Orchestra!" (えがおのオーケストラっ!) August 2 Hello, Happy World! 1st single
Roselia "Nesshoku Starmine" (熱色スターマイン) August 30 Roselia 3rd single
Afterglow "That Is How I Roll!" September 6 Afterglow 1st single
Poppin'Party "Time Lapse" September 20 Poppin'Party 7th single
Roselia "Oneness" November 29 Roselia 4th single single
Poppin'Party "Christmas no Uta" (クリスマスのうた) December 13 Poppin'Party 8th single
2018
Pastel*Palettes "Yura Yura Ring-Dong-Dance" (ゆら・ゆらRing-Dong-Dance) January 17 Pastel*Palettes 2nd single
Afterglow "Hey-day Capriccio" (Hey-day狂騒曲(カプリチオ)) January 30 Afterglow 2nd single
Hello, Happy World! "Goka! Gokai!? Phantom Thief!" (ゴーカ!ごーかい!?ファントムシーフ!) February 14 Hello, Happy World! 2nd single
Poppin'Party "CiRCLING" March 21 Poppin'Party 9th single
Roselia "Opera of the wasteland" Roselia 5th single
Poppin'Party Watashi no Kokoro wa Choco Cornet (私の心はチョココロネ) April 23 Poppin'Party 1st digital single
"Double Rainbow / Saa Ikou!" (二重の虹(ダブル レインボウ)/最高(さあ行こう)!) July 11 Poppin'Party 10th single
Roselia "R" July 25 Roselia 6th single
Pastel*Palettes "Mou Ichido Luminous" (もういちど ルミナス) August 8 Pastel*Palettes 3rd single
Kasumi, Ran, Aya, Yukina, Kokoro "Pikotto! Papitto! Garupa☆Pico!!!" (ピコっと!パピっと!!ガルパ☆ピコ!!!) August 22 TV anime BanG Dream! Garupa☆Pico theme song
Let's Make High School Part-Timers Supporting Song! band[d] "Hitori Janain Dakara" (ひとりじゃないんだから) September 24 Winner of 2nd band election[39]
The Third (Beta)[e] "The Third (Beta) 1st Live" (THE THIRD(仮)1st ライブ) September 26 The Third's music recorded at their live Shimokitazawa GARDEN on March 25, 2018.
Poppin'Party "Girls Code" (ガールズコード) October 3 Poppin'Party 11th single
Glitter☆Green "Don't be afraid!" November 21 Glitter☆Green first and last single
Afterglow "Tsunagu, Sora Moyou" (ツナグ、ソラモヨウ) December 5 Afterglow 3rd single
Hello, Happy World! "Kimi ga Inakucha!" (キミがいなくちゃっ!) Hello, Happy World! 3rd single
Poppin'Party "Kizuna Music♪" (キズナミュージック♪) December 12 TV anime 2nd season OP theme
Roselia "Brave Jewel"
Raise A Suilen "R.I.O.T" Raise A Sullen 1st single
2019
Poppin'Party "Jumpin'" February 20 Poppin'Party 13th single
Afterglow "Y.O.L.O!!!!!" Afterglow 4th single
Pastel*Palettes "Tenka Toitsu A to Z☆" (天下卜ーイツA to Z☆) Pastel⋆Palettes 4th single
Roselia "Safe and Sound" Roselia 8th single
Hello, Happy World! "High Five∞Adventure" (ハイファイブ∞あどべんちゃっ) Hello, Happy World! 4th single
Raise A Suilen "A DECLARATION OF ×××" Raise A Suilen 2nd single
Poppin'Party "Dreamers Go! / Returns" May 15 Poppin'Party 14th single
Raise A Suilen Invincible Fighter June 19 Raise A Suilen 3rd single
Roselia FIRE BIRD July 24 Roselia 9th single
Poppin'Party x Silent Siren "NO GIRL NO CRY" July 31 Poppin'Party and Silent Siren's collaboration single
Hello, Happy World! "Egao Sing A Song" (えがお・シング・あ・ソング) August 21 Hello, Happy World! 5th single
Pastel*Palettes "Kyu~Mai~*Flower" (きゅ~まい*flower) September 18 Pastel*Palettes 5th single
Afterglow "ON YOUR MARK" October 23 Afterglow 5th single
2020
Poppin'Party "Initial/Yume o Uchinuku Shunkan ni!" (イニシャル/夢を撃ち抜く瞬間に!) January 8 Poppin'Party 15th single
Roselia "Yakusoku" (約束) January 15 Roselia 10th single
Raise A Suilen DRIVE US CRAZY January 22 Raise A Suilen 4th single
Pastel*Palettes "Wakuwaku meets Trip" (ワクワクmeetsトリップ) March 4 Pastel*Palettes 6th single
Afterglow "Easy come, Easy go!" March 11 Afterglow 6th single
Hello, Happy World! "Niko Niko Hyper Smile Power!" March 18 Hello, Happy World! 6th single

Albums discography[edit]

Artist Title Release date Note
Roselia Anfang May 2, 2018 Roselia 1st album
Poppin'Party
Afterglow
Pastel*Palettes
Roselia
Hello, Happy World!
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Cover Collection Vol. 1 (バンドリ! ガールズバンドパーティ! カバーコレクション Vol.1) June 27, 2018
Poppin'Party Poppin’on! January 30, 2019 Poppin'Party 1st album
Poppin'Party
Afterglow
Pastel*Palettes
Roselia
Hello, Happy World!
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Cover Collection Vol. 2 (バンドリ! ガールズバンドパーティ! カバーコレクション Vol.2) March 13, 2019
"BanG Dream! FILM LIVE" Insert Song Collection (「BanG Dream! FILM LIVE」劇中歌コレクション) September 25, 2019
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Cover Collection Vol. 3 (バンドリ! ガールズバンドパーティ! カバーコレクション Vol.3) December 18, 2019

Blu-ray/DVDs[edit]

Artist Title Release date Note
Poppin'Party Poppin'Party 2015-2017 LIVE BEST May 30, 2018
Roselia Roselia 2017-2018 LIVE BEST -Soweit- November 6, 2019
RAISE A SUILEN
Hello, Happy World!
Roselia
Poppin'Party
BanG Dream! 6th☆LIVE November 27, 2019
Roselia, Raise A Suilen, Pastel*Palettes,
Hello, Happy World!, Afterglow, Glitter*Green, Poppin'Party
TOKYO MX presents 「BanG Dream! 7th☆LIVE」COMPLETE BOX February 19, 2020
Roselia TOKYO MX presents「BanG Dream! 7th☆LIVE」 DAY1:Roselia「Hitze」
Raise A Suilen TOKYO MX presents「BanG Dream! 7th☆LIVE」 DAY2:RAISE A SUILEN「Genesis」
Poppin'Party TOKYO MX presents「BanG Dream! 7th☆LIVE」 DAY3:Poppin'Party「Jumpin' Music♪」

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.
  3. ^ All English titles are taken from HIDIVE.
  4. ^ Consists of Aya Maruyama (Pastel⁂Palettes), Kanon Matsubara (Hello, Happy World!), Tsugumi Hazawa & Moca Aoba (Afterglow), and Lisa Imai (Roselia)
  5. ^ Temporary name of Raise a Suilen

References[edit]

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