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BanG Dream!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: BanG Dream!(バンドリ!)


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: Manga
Genres: Music
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.981 (scored by 11,516 users)
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Ranked: #37562
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Popularity: #2220
Members: 33,219
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Since she was very young, Kasumi Toyama has always been searching for the "Star Beat", a sparkling and exciting sound she heard while looking up at the night sky. Just after getting into high school, Kasumi comes across a "star-shaped guitar" in the storage area of an old pawn shop. Feeling a rush and excitement she has never felt before, Kasumi teams up with four other girls and embarks on a journey to seek out the shiny place. We promise to perform a live here!

(Source: Official site)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ootsuki, Atsushi
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Nakanishi, Yasuhiro
Ohashi, Ayaka
Theme Song Performance

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

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#1: "Don't be afraid" by Glitter*Green (ep 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)

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Apr 22, 2017
JLeMasonry (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 22, 2017
RiverRode (All reviews)
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?) read more
Apr 22, 2017
Nafisa (All reviews)
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. read more
Apr 21, 2017
Van-Balthazar (All reviews)
Here Comes Another Music Extaraveganza …
Just as always this anime revolves around a bunch of girls who gets into music that is finds their soul of universe !! well the main female protagonist oh there are only females no males well wanted to find something sparkly and shiny and finally find that in music and a guitar well so she goes on a hunt to recruit members to form a band !!
The story and characters of this anime are inspired from the original band ‘ Poppin Party ‘ many incidents are taken from the real experience of the real band and thus the read more


Recent News

TV Anime 'BanG Dream!' Announces Sequels and Mini Anime

TV Anime 'BanG Dream!' Announces Sequels and Mini Anime

An official website for the second season of BanG Dream! has been launched and announced that there will be second and third season of the TV series. The new season...read more

'BanG Dream!' Spin-off Anime 'Pastel Life' Announced

'BanG Dream!' Spin-off Anime 'Pastel Life' Announced

A Nico Live broadcast of BanG Dream! franchise on Monday has announced a spin-off anime featuring one of the units in the franchise, Pastel*Palettes. Titled Pastel ...read more

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