BanG Dream!

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: BanG Dream!(バンドリ!)
English: BanG Dream!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Xebec, Issen
Source: Original
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.981 (scored by 3400034,000 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2043
Members: 82,741
Favorites: 753

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When Kasumi Toyama was out camping as a child, she heard the rhythm of the "Star Beat" while admiring the starry night sky. This sparkling, heart-pounding sound left a lasting impression on her, and since then, she has constantly been seeking to rediscover that exciting thrill.

Now, as a newly enrolled student of Hanasakigawa Girls' High School, Kasumi is more determined than ever to find that long-lost sensation again. She attempts a myriad of school club activities, and even considers taking up a part-time job, but none of these feel suitable for her. That is, until she chances upon a star-shaped guitar in the storage room of an old pawn shop. It leads her to a live house, where she is captivated by watching a live performance for the first time. Spurred from the adrenaline, she instantly decides to form a band without even really knowing why. However, such a venture requires her to confront various hurdles with new friends she makes along the way, all in her pursuit to encounter that twinkling, heart-throbbing ardor once more.

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BanG Dream! is a part of the "BanG Dream!" multimedia franchise, which was developed by Bushiroad in January 2015.

The franchise also released a mobile rhythm game, titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! for iOS and Android, which was developed by CraftEgg and published by Bushiroad. The Japanese version was released in March 2017, and the English version in April 2018. As of July 30, 2018, the game has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ootsuki, Atsushi
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Nakashige, Shunsuke
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Nakanishi, Yasuhiro


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Tokimeki Experience! (ときめきエクスペリエンス!)" by Poppin'Party

Ending Theme

1: "Don't be afraid" by Glitter*Green (eps 1)
2: "Kirakira Da Toka Yume Da Toka: Sing Girls (キラキラだとか夢だとか ~Sing Girls~)" by Poppin'Party (eps 2-13)
3: "Tear Drops" by Poppin'Party (eps 2-12)

Apr 22, 2017
There is something inherently satisfying about listening to music. A reviewer recently said that putting any mildly evocative imagery alongside any mildly evocative music can produce a reaction in just about anybody, even if that reaction is essentially 'cheap.' Regardless of whether or not the reaction I experienced while watching BanG Dream! is the one the animators were aiming for, the fact that this show managed to spark a reaction at all is why I rate it so highly.

To put it into perspective, BanG Dream! is a story about a band's timid first steps towards discovery, focusing in particular on character motivation, growth, and ...
Apr 22, 2017
It's become a common trend in recent years for an anime project to spawn an idol group - it boosts the popularity of the franchise, and provides another avenue for profit. However, according to Takaaki Kidani, founder and president of Bushiroad, the company responsible for the BanG Dream! multimedia project, the era of idol anime is coming to an end, and band shows will be the next big thing. Which is interesting, because despite technically being a band anime, BanG Dream adheres incredibly close to the idol formula. You can buy albums and character songs for BanG Dream. (Shouldn't the focus be on the instruments?) ...
Apr 22, 2017
I decided to give BanG Dream a shot since I enjoyed the tap tap hell which is the rhythm game. In all honesty, I usually go into these types of anime with low expectations and I set the bar especially low because of how boring the synopsis made the anime sound.

At a glance, BanG Dream looks generic, bland and boring. Storywise, there’s nothing outstanding about it but it isn’t bad nor good, it’s more mediocre. The plotline is definitely not the selling point for this anime. It’s your standard “airhead gathers girls to start a band/group” which is fine, it’s supposed to be lighthearted. ...

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