The 13th and final episode of BanG Dream!'s third anime season announced three new anime films at the end of its broadcast on Thursday.
The first two films—BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia: Yakusoku and BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia: Song I am.—will open in Japan in 2021. The third film, BanG Dream! Poppin' Dream!, is scheduled for a 2022 premiere. Bushiroad opened two official websites for the films and posted a 15-second announcement video. The cast members will reprise their roles.
Koudai Kakimoto, director of the second and third season, will helm all three films as the chief director at Sanzigen. Atsushi Mimura (ID-0 chief animation director) is directing the Episode of Roselia films, while Kakimoto and Midori Gotou (Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun) are co-writing the script. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!, Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita.) is in charge of the series composition for the first two films.
Masanori Uetaka (Bubuki Buranki chief animation director) is directing the Poppin' Dream! film, with Yuniko handling both the series composition and script. Music production group Elements Garden (Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV) is composing the musical scores for all three films. Bushiroad will distribute the films.
The first anime series of the multimedia franchise, abbreviated as Bandori, was produced by animation studios Xebec and Issen in Winter 2017. A second season by Sanzigen aired in Winter 2019. The third season, originally scheduled for Fall 2019, began airing on January 23. HIDIVE and VRV streamed the season with subtitles as it airs in Japan.