BanG Dream! 2nd Season
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Alternative Titles

Japanese: BanG Dream!(バンドリ!)第2期

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 28, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SANZIGEN
Source: Manga
Genres: MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #11792
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Popularity: #3224
Members: 21,654
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Synopsis

Kasumi Toyama and the members of Poppin'Party—their high school band—are now second-year students, but with the new school year comes their latest set of challenges: student council duties, cram school, and part-time jobs, among other things. Furthermore, they are now separated into different classes, and as a result, their free time together is shortened. Looking back, their joyful times together seem like nothing more than an unachievable fantasy when their members are too occupied to even gather in Arisa Ichigaya's basement for practice sessions. As the band ponders over the situation, an unfamiliar girl suddenly emerges, unknowingly pulling them into the spotlight once more.

In this rising era of girl bands, Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World! begin to make their appearance as well. Each band, comprised of musicians with their unique personalities, illuminates the stage with its performances. As Poppin'Party returns to the music scene and encounters new friends, the sparkling, heart-pounding music starts to play once again!

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Background

BanG Dream! 2nd Season 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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Staff

Kakimoto, Koudai
Director
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Aiba, Aina
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Itou, Ayasa
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "キズナミュージック♪ (Kizuna Music♪)" by Poppin'Party (eps 1, 3-9, 12)
#2: "BRAVE JEWEL" by Roselia (eps 2, 10-11)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Safe and Sound" by Roselia (eps 2, 9-10)
#2: "Jumpin'" by Poppin'Party (eps 3-8, 11-12)
#3: "キズナミュージック♪ (Kizuna Music♪)" by Poppin'Party (ep 13)



More reviewsReviews

Mar 28, 2019
Ab3Linkin (All reviews)
First, let me get one thing straight: the first season was a goddamn masterpiece. The characters were awesome, the plot was heart-wrenching, and the art/sound design was beautiful in spite of its unfortunately low budget. I love the game too, but I'm only a fan of Popipa after playing for 2 years; the other bands are meh. Biases aside, season 2 is by far one of the worst shows I've ever seen. People who are fans of the franchise tend to say they love it, but I can't. For the most part, it's unoriginal and lazily produced.

Let's start with the plot. The show starts off read more
Mar 28, 2019
xNishimiya (All reviews)
One thing that I want to note is that you DO NOT have to watch Season 1 of the anime, or have to had played the mobile game (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!) in order to enjoy this series. But, the full derivation of enjoyment will undeniably be obtained only if you've done the aforementioned. It enables you to treasure the characterization/seiyuu references of the main characters that are scattered throughout the episodes — namely Poppin'Party and a few newly introduced characters.

The first few episodes serve as an introduction to the viewers who are unfamiliar with the characters from the mobile game, with the read more
Mar 28, 2019
RiverRode (All reviews)
With a multimedia franchise like BanG Dream, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. While this may be labeled as the second season, it’s also something of a soft reboot, and intended to be viewable even if you haven’t seen the first season. But at the same time, this season doesn’t include formal character introductions, even for characters who hadn’t been present in the first season, so new viewers may be a bit lost initially. If you want to consume some other material before jumping in, it probably wouldn’t hurt, but at the same time, if you’re interested in the franchise because read more
Mar 28, 2019
eb2 (All reviews)
The first thing i want to say is that its a huge improvement if we compare it to the previous season even the animation is better.

STORY/PLOT
I actually discovered the game first and ended up loving it to the point where i decided to give the anime a try and im not going to lie, I was pretty disappointed with season 1 because it just wasn't good in any aspect, unless you just want the backstory on poppin party. Since the first season was bad i was pretty hesitant going into the second one but to my surprise it turned out better than i expected.The story read more

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