Cross-media project about girls forming a rock band includes manga, anime, and live concert performances
Cross-media project BanG Dream! is gearing up to launch its third live concert event with a one-day collaboration with icecream vendors Baskin Robbins. The live event, entitled "BanGDream! 3rd☆LIVE Sparklin’ PARTY 2017!", will be held at 4:00 PM JST on February 05, 2017, at the TOKYO DOME CITY HALL venue.
On the same day as the live event, patrons who purchase Baskin Robbins ice cream at the Tokyo Dome City Attractions and Tokyo Dome City LaQua locations will receive a promotional post card as a bonus as well as a ticket to a lottery style drawing that grants them the chance to win an autographed poster (3 prizes total).
BanG Dream! is a cross-media project that includes manga, anime, and live concert events where the voice actresses play musical instruments and perform as the band Poppin' Party. The BanG Dream! anime is directed by Atsushi Otsuki and features animation by ISSEN and Xebec. The series is currently airing in Japan and is also streaming on Crunchyroll, who describe BanG Dream! as follows:
"When she was a child, Kasumi Toyama felt a heart-pounding thrill every time she gazed at the stars, and she's been looking without success for something that could inspire the same feeling ever since. One day, she comes across a star-shaped guitar in a rundown pawnshop and, for the first time, discovers the thrill she's been searching for. Kasumi becomes determined to form an all-girl band, and her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae. Does this band have what it takes to make their dreams of stardom come true?"
Official BanG Dream! home page
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