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: Mixed media
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.011 (scored by 3823638,236 users)
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Ranked: #41442
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Popularity: #2163
Members: 92,322
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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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Opening Theme

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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)


Aug 7, 2021
I'm reviewing this from the standpoint of someone who's been a huge fan of the BanG Dream mobile rhytm game for some time before I decided to start watching the anime.
I'll do my best not to be biased, but I think BanG Dream is an amazing, expansive media franchise, combining good music with great characters and every part of it has been more or less enjoyable for me. At the moment there are 7 bands and the first season of the anime focuses on the main band of the series, Poppin'Party.

The anime does a great job adapting Band Story 0 from the game, which is ...
May 10, 2022
Mixed Feelings
There is just no predicting the life of a franchise. Seemingly for no reason whatsoever, a certain property can catch on like wildfire and take the anime community, or the larger media-consuming public, by storm. Other franchises peter out into oblivion before getting their chance to shine, and yet still there are some where their very existence is a jumbled mass of “What on Earth is going on?” Especially given the sometimes-erratic nature of anime production, there are some buses that keep starting and stopping.

"BanG Dream!" is one such show that falls into that category. Originally released in Winter 2017 to complement the video game, ...
Jun 20, 2022
Like many others, I discovered BanG Dream! when it was a fresh app that had just come out. I consider myself extremely well versed in idol anime especially those that have spawned from mobile rhythm games. When I saw an anime had been made, I was looking forward to it because other idol anime like Love Live! and Cinderella Girls had been successful. However, this was not the case with Bandori.

It is extremely bland and seems like it was a fast attempt to catch up to other idol anime that had been successful and making tons of money. None of the characters are multifaceted, ...

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