BanG Dream! Wikia
BanG Dream! Wikia

We will definitely perform here!

BanG Dream! is an 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 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 was released on November 28, 2018. It contains all 13 episodes, OVA, and a 260-minute bonus material which includes studio lives that were either previously aired online or included in previous BDs.[1]

Two new seasons were announced on May 14, 2018. The second season started airing on January 3, 2019, while the third season started on January 23, 2020. It was also announced that CG studio Sanzigen will replace Issen and XEBEC studios for the seasons' production.

This season is available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Hidive, and Roku.


Just like the sparkling sound "Star Beat”" that she heard while looking up at the starry skies when she was young, Toyama Kasumi has been searching for something that would excite and make her heart pound. 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.

BanG Dream! Anime Image Intro

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.

The anime's story was also adapted into Girls Band Party! as Poppin'Party's Band Story 0.


  • 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



Opening Theme
  1. Tokimeki Experience! by Poppin'Party
Ending Themes
  1. Don't be afraid! by Glitter*Green (Episode 1)
  2. Kirakira datoka yume datoka ~Sing Girls~ by Poppin'Party
Insert Songs
  1. Don't be afraid! (Episodes 1 and 2)
  2. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Episodes 3 and 4)
  3. Watashi no Kokoro wa Choco Cornet (Episode 5)
  4. STAR BEAT! ~Hoshi no Kodou~ (Episode 8)
  5. Mae e Susume! (Episodes 9, 11 and 12)
  6. Glee! Glee! Glee!(Episode 12)
  7. Be shine, shining! (Episode 12)
  8. Yumemiru Sunflower (Episode 12)
  1. Hachigatsu no if by Poppin'Party (Insert Song)
  2. Nesshoku Starmine by Roselia (Ending Theme)

Episode List[]

No. Title Air Date
01 "We Met!"
January 21, 2017
One day, as she's still adjusting to her new high school, Kasumi discovers a trail of stars that leads her to an old pawn 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 shichatta!"
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 Saaya's help. Meanwhile, Arisa has been searching for the perfect band name.
07 "We Fought!"
ケンカしちゃった!"Kenka shichatta!"
March 4, 2017
Kasumi has a tall order in convincing Saaya to join Poppin'Party, is she able to do it? Meanwhile, they continue to get ready for the Culture Festival!
08 "I Ran!"
走っちゃった! "Hashicchatta!"
March 11, 2017
The Culture 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 shichatta!"
March 25, 2017
Saaya 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! "Odoroichatta!"
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 "Utaenakunacchatta"
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 shichatta!"
April 15, 2017
Poppin'Party gets another chance to play at SPACE. Will they finally impress the Owner?
13 "We Sang!"
歌っちゃった! "Utacchatta!"
April 22, 2017
Kasumi finally achieves her dream as Poppin'Party plays at SPACE's last show. How will they perform?
OVA "We Played!"
遊んじゃった! "Asonjatta!"
August 19, 2017