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

by tsubasalover
May 13, 2:07 AM | 42 Comments

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 seasons are scheduled to premiere in winter and fall of next year, respectively. SANZIGEN will animate the sequel.


Its spin-off series Garupa☆Pico (Girls Band Party!☆Pico) was also announced to get a short anime adaptation to broadcast on Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. via Tokyo MX followed by Sun TV, within Bandori! TV, starting on July 5. Bandori! Channel via YouTube will also stream the short anime series. The characters of the franchise will be featured in chibi forms. DMM.futureworks and SANZIGEN will animate the mini anime.

BanG Dream! is a girl band project that has received multiple adaptations, including manga and rhythm games. The first anime, produced by Xebec and Issen, was broadcast last winter. A spin-off anime featuring Pastel*Palettes was also previously announced.

Second Season Announcement


Mini Anime Announcement


Mini anime official site: https://anime.bang-dream.com/pico/
Sequel anime official site: https://anime.bang-dream.com/2nd/

Source: Comic Natalie

BanG Dream! Garupa☆Pico, BanG Dream! 2nd Season, and BanG Dream! 3rd Season on MAL

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Roselia will also sing Second season OP titled Brave Jewel.



I won't be surprised now if each band will get one OP from them.

Aug 21, 4:26 AM by NeoAnkara

Bang bang bang. Looks like a step up K on anime. This should be good for music lover.

Aug 20, 5:29 PM by hazecloud

I'm waiting for next CiRCLE broadcast for more info.

Aug 20, 4:15 AM by NeoAnkara

2nd Season OPs:
"キズナミュージック♪ (Kizuna Music♪)" by Poppin'Party
"BRAVE JEWEL" by Roselia
http://www.ota-suke.jp/news/224687
http://www.ota-suke.jp/news/224740

Aug 20, 4:01 AM by tsubasalover

Eh, guess I'll pick up the first season again

May 20, 9:19 PM by yuzutop

This is preview of Roselia MV Neo-Aspect.



This is made by Sanzigen so the quality of anime CG won't be far from this.

May 19, 6:39 PM by NeoAnkara

ichii_1 said:
Males? meh, they better not be in the new seasons.
They are set on different universe. Only the brand name is same.

May 14, 6:36 AM by NeoAnkara

ichii_1 said:
Males? meh, they better not be in the new seasons.


Tbh... ughhh.. its kinda surprising! I hope LL wont follow this trend.. will drop it fir sure.. ughhh..

May 14, 2:55 AM by shutale_3981

Males? meh, they better not be in the new seasons.

May 13, 10:19 PM by ichii_1

I LOVE bandori (i play the game wildly although i was so mad when i used up all my gems and they increased the gacha rate by 2x......) so i cant wait for this! i have to get around to watching the first season too! i hope rimi, yukina and himari will have lots of screentime! T.T plox come to me my girls...

also male band added to project makes me really happy! i hpoe they'll be in a separate app if they even get one tho!! if its a live2d game like bandori i'll squeal so hard xDD bandori's live2d is really smooth!

May 13, 9:30 PM by Ritsu

It seems like a new male band "Argonavis" has been added to the project. Three of five members announced are new seiyuus from Hibiki.
https://nijimen.net/topics/16893

Live reports, as @NeoAnkara mentioned, it was announced that Yuki Nakashima will replace Yurika Endou for the role of Lisa Imai of Roselia.
http://moca-news.net/article/20180514/2018051412340a_/01/
https://www.animatetimes.com/news/details.php?id=1526271925

May 13, 8:54 PM by tsubasalover

2nd Season is hype! Especially the fact that everyone is a year older

May 13, 7:14 PM by Solista

ichii_1 said:
NeoAnkara said:
Back when it just released in Japan I suck at it too and it take a month to become decent player. There are no stamina system in the game so you can practice as much as possible.

There is a stamina sytem the fire icon thing and getting free rolls takes way too long.
You have to wait for a month to save for a 10-11 roll.
Not really. I can do 10x roll every event which is like 10 day. In JP the game is very generous at giving free star. There are various login bonus and live stream bonus. Sometimes those bonus overlap and you can get double bonus in a single day. Though there are no login bonus yet in English.

May 13, 4:30 PM by NeoAnkara

Well tbh u peeps i never played any mobile rhythm games lik LLSIF,IM@S and this Bang Dream playing these rhythm games makes me felt like i had a bad accuracy rating of 10 % when i'm holding a gun in a firing range and honestly my hands of mine are made for FPS games only

May 13, 2:38 PM by Prankster_001

aryandil said:
Hirugiku said:

isnt it the funnest part in the game? to suck at it and do your best to become better?
Isnt it better to have a challenge and try your hardest so after you suceed its gonna be the best feeling ever?
Or would you prefer some modern game where everything is ez pz that its not even fun to play?


Hey dude, listen. Bang Dream! is pretty difficult imo for a rhythm game compared to others out there, especially since the recent English version retained the original Japanese app's v.0.0.1 lagginess (not the exact version number but do you get my point?), and even the current Japanese version still has some issues. Rhythm games aren't everyone's cup of tea so instead of being rude, idk, how about fanboying/fangirling with VanishingKira over the new anime seasons or something.

Really though, that was uncalled for.


yes, i tried bang dream game because my friend played it and i am still very bad, maybe because i am already used to Love Live game so it's hard to adapt with bang dream rhythm map

May 13, 1:56 PM by ade-pewe

I really love Bandori so such news makes me happy!
Which reminds me that I also need to finish the first season v:

May 13, 1:37 PM by -Arisa

ichii_1 said:
There is a stamina sytem the fire icon thing and getting free rolls takes way too long.
You have to wait for a month to save for a 10-11 roll.
The fire system is only for the boosts, which are for getting more exp and event points. You can play even if the fire icons are at zero. You just don’t get a boost.

May 13, 1:00 PM by Raina-

NeoAnkara said:
VanishingKira said:
Tried playing the game recently and sucked at it so quit.

Plan to watch S1 soon,interesting how the new studio is SANZIGEN who mainly do 3DCG.
Back when it just released in Japan I suck at it too and it take a month to become decent player. There are no stamina system in the game so you can practice as much as possible.

There is a stamina sytem the fire icon thing and getting free rolls takes way too long.
You have to wait for a month to save for a 10-11 roll.

May 13, 12:49 PM by ichii_1

MrAwesome2018 said:
Bang Dream is the new K-On.


K-on was a 4-koma manga, Bang Dream is a mixed media franchise so they're pretty different

May 13, 12:05 PM by caio_brb

Great news ! I haven't been able to play the game yet (curse my phone for having so little space), but I'm really looking forward to having a broader look of the franchise ! Is there any info on how many episodes both announced seasons will have too ? Although they are indeed said to air each during one season so I'm guessing they'll be 12-13 episodes like the first one, but I'd really like more if there is enough material.
Either way I'm pretty hyped up !

May 13, 11:41 AM by Mamamama99