"BanG Dream!" TV Anime Rocks Out in 2017

Main cast and staff announced for mixed media project about a girl's rock band


BanG Dream!, a mixed media project about girls forming a rock band, is being adapted into a TV anime scheduled to air in 2017. The main staff for the TV anime have been announced, including:


  • Director: Atsushi Otsuki
  • Original story: Kou Nakamura
  • Series composition: Yuniko Ayana
  • Original character design: Hitowa
  • Character design: Matsuko Nitta
  • Music producer: Noriyasu Agematsu (Elements Garden), Junpei Fujita (Elements Garden)
  • Animation production: ISSEN x XEBEC



The members of Poppin' Party, the girl's rock band at the center of the story, include:


  • Aimi as Kasumi Toyama, vocals and guitar.
  • Sae Otsuka as Tae Hanazono, lead guitar.
  • Rimi Nishimoto as Rimi Ushigome, bass guitar.
  • Ayaka Ohashi as Saya Yamabuki, drums.
  • And Ayasa Ito as Arisa Ichigaya, keyboard.


The BanG Dream! mixed media project currently includes animation music videos, comics, and live events where the voice actors perform as their characters in Poppin' Party. The story of the BanG Dream! anime follows Kasumi Toyama, a high school student who decides to become a juke box hero after purchasing a star-shaped guitar from a secondhand store. 



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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