Bushiroad and OLM, Inc. Form Joint Venture "ISSEN"

Animation production team's 1st effort will be girl-band mixed media project "BanG Dream!"


Trading card company Bushiroad (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Future Card Buddyfight) and animation studio OLM, Inc. (Pokémon, Yo-Kai Watch) have joined forces in a new joint venture called "ISSEN". The goal of the new venture is to create original animation properties by combining OLM, Inc.'s technical expertise with Bushiroad's knack for developing original creative works.



ISSEN's first effort as a new business entity is BanG Dream!, an original mixed media project about a group of girls forming a high school rock band. The animation series will be written by Kou Nakamura and features music production by Noriyasu Agematsu of Elements Garden and character designs by pixiv artist Hitowa.





Official BanG Dream! home page


Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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