BanG Dream! is anime television adaptation animated by Issen and Xebec started airing on Tokyo MX on January 21, 2017. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks is streamed on the Anime Network and by Crunchyroll. The anime ran for 13 episodes and was released across seven BD/DVD volumes. An original video animation (OVA) episode was advanced screened before the release of the 7th BD/DVD volume which contains it on November 22, 2017.
A Blu-ray BOX will be released on November 28, 2018. It contains all anime episodes, OVA, and a 260-minute bonus material which includes studio lives that were either previously aired online or included in previous BDs.
A second and third seasons were announced on May 14, 2018. The second season will start airing on January 3, 2019, while the third season will air on January 2020. It was also announced that CG studio Sanzigen will replace Issen and XEBEC studios for the seasons' production.
Just like the sparkling sound “Star Beat” that she heard while looking up at the starry skies when she was young, Kasumi Toyama has been searching for something that would excite and make her heart go pit-a-pat. After getting into high school, Kasumi comes across a star-shaped guitar in an old pawnshop. It is this fateful meeting that evokes the emotions that have been locked up within Kasumi.
Teaming up with four other girls who, like Kasumi, dream of a place that can make them shine, the five of them work towards realising their musical dream.
- Animation Studio: Issen and XEBEC
- Director: Atsushi Ootsuki
- Sound Director: Atsushi Ootsuki
- Series Composition: Yuniko Ayana
- Music: Junpei Fujita & Noriyasu Agematsu
- Character Design: Matsuko Nita
- Original Character Design: Hitowa
- Original Creator: Kou Nakamura
- Aimi (Terakawa Aimi) as Toyama Kasumi
- Otsuka Sae as Hanazono Tae
- Nishimoto Rimi as Ushigome Rimi
- Ohashi Ayaka as Yamabuki Saaya
- Itou Ayasa as Ichigaya Arisa
- Mimori Suzuko as Ushigome Yuri
- Kitta Izumi as Uzawa Rii
- Sasaki Mikoi as Wanibe Nanana
- Tokui Sora as Nijikki Hinako
- Fukuen Misato as Umino Natsuki
- Minami Saki as Taiko Satomi
- Hon'izumi Rina as Kawabata Mayu
- Asahina Madoka as Mori Fumika
- Aiba Aina as Minato Yukina
- Kudou Haruka as Hikawa Sayo
- Endou Yurika as Imai Lisa
- Sakuragawa Megu as Udagawa Ako
- Akesaka Satomi as Shirokane Rinko
- Ozaki Yuka as Toyama Asuka
- Shinohara Emi as Toyama Kaori
- Suzuki Takuma as Yamabuki Kōshi (Episodes 2, 6-8)
- Yamashita Mami as Yamabuki Chihiro (Episodes 2, 6-8, 13)
- Opening Theme
- Ending Themes
- Don't be afraid! by Glitter*Green (Episode 1)
- Kirakira datoka yume datoka ~Sing Girls~ by Poppin'Party
- Insert Songs
- Don't be afraid! (Episodes 1 and 2)
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Episodes 3 and 4)
- Watashi no Kokoro wa Choco Cornet (Episode 5)
- STAR BEAT! ~Hoshi no Kodou~ (Episode 8)
- Mae e Susume! (Episodes 9, 11 and 12)
- Glee! Glee! Glee!(Episode 12)
- Be shine, shining! (Episode 12)
- Yumemiru Sunflower (Episode 12)
|01|| "We Met!"|
|January 21, 2017|
|One day, as she’s still adjusting to her new high school, Kasumi Toyama discovers a trail of stars that leads her to an old thrift store. Inside, she makes a discovery of a star-shaped guitar.|
|02|| "We Did It!"|
|January 28, 2017|
|Kasumi's heart is set on forming a band, but Arisa wants nothing do with it. In fact, Arisa is so determined to avoid her that she puts the star-shaped guitar up for auction.|
|03|| "I Ran Away!"|
|February 4, 2017|
|Kasumi asks Rimi to join her band, but Rimi is reluctant. Meanwhile, Glitter*Green runs into an issue on the way to their show.|
|04|| "I Got Angry!"|
|February 11, 2017|
|Kasumi starts staying after school to take guitar lessons from Tae. Meanwhile, Arisa seems to have a problem with all the time they are spending together.|
|05|| "My Heart Was Racing!"|
ドキドキしちゃった！"Dokidoki shi chatta!"
|February 18, 2017|
|Kasumi, Tae, Rimi, and Arisa are preparing for their first performance. Are they going to be ready in time?|
|06|| "I Made It!"|
|February 25, 2017|
|Kasumi begins to struggle in school and enlists Saya's help. Meanwhile, Arisa has been searching for the perfect band name.|
|07|| "We Fought!"|
ケンカしちゃった！"Kenka shi chatta!"
|March 4, 2017|
|Kasumi has a tall order in convincing Saya to join Poppin Party, is she able to do it? Meanwhile, they continue to get ready for the Culture Festival!|
|08|| "I Ran!"|
|March 11, 2017|
|The Cultural Festival preparations are done, and it is time for it to begin. Meanwhile, Poppin' Party play their first show! How does it go?|
|09|| "I Got a Job!"|
バイトしちゃった！ "Baito shi chatta!"
|March 25, 2017|
|Saya gets a new drum set and the girls all get jobs at Space! They learn what goes into putting on a live show.|
|10|| "I Got Surprised!"|
驚いちゃった！ "Odoroi chatta!"
|April 1, 2017|
|Poppin' Party auditions at Space but to play there you must impress the owner. Do they achieve their dream?|
|11|| "I Couldn't Sing Anymore"|
歌えなくなっちゃった "Utaenaku natchatta"
|April 8, 2017|
|Kasumi is still struggling to find her voice but the rest of Poppin' Party is there to help pick her up.|
|12|| "I Sparkled?!"|
キラキラしちゃった！ "Kirakira shi chatta!"
|April 15, 2017|
|Poppin' Party gets another chance to play at Space. Will they finally impress the owner?|
|13|| "We Sang!"|
|April 22, 2017|
|Kasumi finally achieves her dream as Poppin' Party plays at Space's last show. How will they perform?|
|OVA|| "We Had Some Fun!"|
遊んじゃった！ "Ason jatta!"
|August 19, 2017|