|“||Straight through the best dream!||”|
BanG Dream! 3rd Season is the sequel to the anime BanG Dream! 2nd Season. It started airing in Japan on January 23, 2020, however the first episode was added to HIDIVE already on January 7, 2020 (due to the limited Blu-ray edition for Initial).
The second and third seasons were both announced on May 14, 2018, during the second day of BanG Dream! 5th☆LIVE.
The season was originally announced to debut in October 2019, however, it got delayed (with BanG Dream! FILM LIVE released on September 13, 2019 instead).
RAISE A SUILEN's part of the story was later adapted into two events (RAISE A SUILEN ~Raise the Curtain~ Pt. 1 and RAISE A SUILEN ~Raise the Curtain~ Pt. 2, with some new scenes as well) in BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
4 months have passed ever since Poppin'Party's self-sponsored Live show. After their fun summer vacation, the season has changed into autumn.
The Poppin'Party members spend their everyday lives doing their usual things - practicing at the basement, working part-time jobs, and student council work.
The sparkling and heart-pounding stage starts again! As long as we're with everyone, we can shoot through any and all dreams!
|Executive Producer||Kidani Takaaki|
|Original Story||Nakamura Kou|
|Series Composition||Ayana Yuniko|
|Original Character||Hitowa / Craft Egg|
|Animated Character Design||Ueda Kazayuki|
|Sub-Character Design||Chanohara Takuya / Yamori Yuka|
|CG Supervisor||Mimura Atsushi|
|Modeling Director||Takeuchi Yasuhisa|
|Rigging Director||Yashiro Natsuko|
|Color Design||Kitagawa Junko|
|Photography Director||Inoue Mari|
|Art Setting||Narita Iho (Kusanagi)|
|Art Director||Okamoto Ayano (Kusanagi)|
|Assistant Art Director||Makino Yuuki (Kusanagi)|
|Editing||Umezo Tomomi (EditZ)|
|Sound Director||Iida Satoki|
|Music Producer||Agematsu Noriyasu / Fujita Junpei|
|Animation Producer||Kazuhiro Saitou / Murakami Ryuusuke|
|Animation Production||SANZIGEN Animation Studio|
|Animation Work Assistance||Passione|
|Producers||Bushiroad / TOKYO MX / Good Smile Company / Horipro / Ultra Super Pictures|
- Aimi as Toyama Kasumi
- Otsuka Sae as Hanazono Tae
- Nishimoto Rimi as Ushigome Rimi
- Ohashi Ayaka as Yamabuki Saaya
- Itou Ayasa as Ichigaya Arisa
- Opening Songs
- Initial by Poppin'Party (Episode 1-12)
- Ending Songs
- Insert Songs
- Determination Symphony by Roselia (Episode 1)
- R・I・O・T by RAISE A SUILEN (Episodes 1-3, 10)
- FIRE BIRD by Roselia (Episode 3)
- Step×Step! by Poppin'Party (Episodes 3, 4)
- EXPOSE 'Burn out!!!' by RAISE A SUILEN (Episodes 4-7, 10)
- Mou Ichido Luminous by Pastel*Palettes (Episode 5)
- Poppin' Shuffle by Poppin'Party (Episodes 5, 9, 13)
- LOUDER by Roselia (Episode 6, 7)
- UNSTOPPABLE by RAISE A SUILEN (Episode 6)
- Shuwarin☆Drea~min by Pastel*Palettes (Episode 8)
- Egao Sing A Song by Hello, Happy World! (Episode 9)
- Don't be afraid! by Glitter*Green (Episode 9)
- Dreamers Go! by Poppin'Party (Episode 9)
- Yura-Yura Ring-Dong-Dance by Pastel*Palettes (Episode 11)
- Beautiful Birthday by RAISE A SUILEN (Episode 11, 13)
- Mirai Train by Poppin'Party (Episode 13)
- Avant-garde HISTORY by Roselia (Episode 13)
- Yume wo Uchinuku Shunkan ni! by Poppin'Party × Roselia × RAISE A SUILEN (Episode 13)
|No.||Title||Air Date (HIDIVE)||Air Date (Official)|
|01||"It’s the Ultimate Dream, Don’t you Think?!"
最高の夢一一ですよね！ "Saikō no Yume一Desu yo ne!"
|January 7, 2020||January 23, 2020|
|Three months after Poppin'Party's self-sponsored live show, the local live house owners, including CiRCLE's Tsukishima Marina, organize the BanG Dream! Girls Band Challenge, a tournament with the final taking place at the Nippon Budokan. Poppin'Party and Afterglow express their interest in participating, and although Kasumi invites Rokka to join them, she declines as she is still searching for a band. Meanwhile, CHU² struggles to find a new guitarist for RAISE A SUILEN until she watches a video of Rokka's performance at the cultural festival. CHU² invites Poppin'Party, Roselia, and Rokka to RAISE A SUILEN's latest concert, where she proclaims the band's entry into the Girls Band Challenge and openly offers Rokka an audition, much to her dismay.|
|02||"Scared to Death"
おびえてるじゃない "Obieteru Janai"
|January 14, 2020||January 30, 2020|
|After not performing in RAISE A SUILEN's encore, Rokka is chased by CHU² and PAREO at school and around town the next day, wanting to scout her for RAISE A SUILEN. In the meantime, CHU² meets with Yukina, reiterating her challenge to Roselia. Seeing similarities in the bands' philosophies, Yukina decides to have Roselia enter in the BanG Dream! Girls Band Challenge competition. Later at the night, after seeing Rokka practice her guitar in Live House Galaxy, MASKING takes Rokka to CHU²'s studio, where she performs alongside RAISE A SUILEN. Unimpressed with Rokka's lackluster performance, CHU² decides not to include her in RAISE A SUILEN, explaining she cannot accept those withholding their skills to satisfy her.|
|03||"I'm Not Leaving!"
|January 14, 2020||February 6, 2020|
|The preliminaries for the BanG Dream! Girls Band Challenge begin with the top two teams in vote count going to the finals at the Budokan. Roselia and RAISE A SUILEN begin performing their live shows while a zoned-out Rokka comes to terms with her failed RAISE A SUILEN audition. Meanwhile, Poppin'Party write a new song for their first live show in the preliminaries which they perform in front of a live audience and Rokka. Motivated by Poppin'Party's new song, Rokka quickly rushes to RAISE A SUILEN'S studio where she is given one last chance to audition. Impressed by Rokka's passionate performance, CHU² adds her as a (temporary) guitarist, ordering Rokka to become a guitarist worthy of RAISE A SUILEN.|
|04||"Them Lil' Octopus Sausages"
タコさんウインナーだぎやあ "Tako-san Uinnāda Giyā"
|January 21, 2020||February 20, 2020|
|With Rokka joining as the (temporary) guitarist of RAISE A SUILEN, the band heads to a film studio to shoot a music video (MV) of their new song. Afterwards, they return to the studio to play their new song, but Rokka struggles to play together with the other band members. After a chat with MASKING in the ramen store Ramen Ginga, Rokka keeps practicing until she can play the song perfectly. The next day, the band is impressed by the PV they put together. During lunchtime, CHU² inducts Rokka as a permanent member of RAISE A SUILEN with the moniker "LOCK".|
|January 21, 2020||February 27, 2020|
|Inspired by RAISE A SUILEN's MV, Poppin'Party decide to make a MV of their own (dubbed PoPi-V). Taking cues from Pastel*Palettes' MV and LOCK's ideas, Poppin'Party take random photos and videos with Rimi and Arisa putting the video together. After many sleepless days and nights, Poppin'Party are amazed by the MV they produced. They nervously upload the MV on the competition website but are excited by the likes they receive straight away. Later in the night, CHU² confronts Roselia and proposes a one-on-one band battle with RAISE A SUILEN, which Yukina accepts.|
|06||"This is it."||March 3, 2020||March 5, 2020|
|RAISE A SUILEN and Roselia prepare for the band battle that is held at Live House dub. Despite Roselia preparing for the "Over the Future" concert, a precursor event to FUTURE WORLD FES, Yukina still wants to perform with RAISE A SUILEN as soon as possible. Sayo leaves, believing that Roselia are overloading themselves practicing for two events at once. However, after talking to CHU² and finding out why she wanted to set up RAISE A SUILEN, Sayo comes back, intent on beating them. On the night of the band battle, both bands perform. Announcing the verdict after the performances, RAISE A SUILEN wins the band battle with CHU² exclaiming that RAISE A SUILEN is superior to Roselia.|
|07||"Save Them In The Music"
音に残しておきたくて "On ni Nokoshite Okitakute"
|March 3, 2020||March 12, 2020|
|Reeling after their defeat to RAISE A SUILEN in the band battle, Roselia reflect upon their performance and prepare for the "Over the Future" concert. Sayo practices intensely for the concert but collapses during a break from practice due to overwork and fever. Sayo recuperates in her bedroom with Hina and the other Roselia members visiting and preparing a meal for her. Yukina chats with Sayo about why she accepted CHU2's band battle challenge: to learn something from other bands such as RAISE A SUILEN in order to grow as a band. After Sayo recovers and doing one last practice session, Roselia performs in the "Over the Future" concert. Yukina thanks the fans for their ongoing support before starting their performance.|
|08||"Should We Be Lounging Around Right Now?"
のんびクしていてよいのでしょラか "Nonbiku Shiteite Yoi no Desho raka"
|March 10, 2020||March 19, 2020|
|All the old shopkeepers from the Jizodori shopping district break their backs just before their trip to the hot springs in the Asahi Bathhouse, so everyone (except PAREO and CHU²) go in their place. After settling into their rooms, the characters from different bands interact and socialize with each other. In particular, LAYER and Kasumi meet, where they praise each other's performances as RAISE A SUILEN and Poppin'Party respectively. Some of the characters also rest in the hot springs with some staying in for too long, resulting in them overheating. In the end, Afterglow inform Kasumi and the others that Poppin'Party's music video gained over 10,000 views which they celebrate before tending to the overheated characters.|
|09||"Let's Go, PoPiPa"
いくぞポピパ "Ikuzo Popipa"
|March 10, 2020||March 26, 2020|
|Hoping to gain more votes, Poppin'Party plan a three-week schedule of live performances. In addition to Galaxy, they play at CiRCLE and dub alongside Roselia and RAISE A SUILEN respectively. Despite having fewer votes than both bands, they enjoy their newly-gained momentum as they reach sixth in the polls. Although RAISE A SUILEN offer their support to Poppin'Party, including baking a cake for Tae's birthday, they fall behind Roselia in the voting. In response, CHU² calls an impromptu meeting in which she announces that RAISE A SUILEN will play in other venues to force other bands to withdraw. She also takes control of everyone's schedules and commands the band members to follow her orders and to not socialize with the other bands. After an argument where CHU² questions everyone's commitment to the band, an incensed MASKING walks away. PAREO attempts to console CHU² but is harshly criticized as being useless.|
|10||"Vocalists are... Like Stars..."
ポーカルは……星… "Pōkaru wa... Hoshi..."
|March 17, 2020||April 2, 2020|
|After MASKING leaves the impromptu RAISE A SUILEN meeting, LOCK looks for her but to no avail. The next day, after receiving advice from Kasumi, LOCK searches for MASKING again, finally finding her in her school. Meeting in front of the Budokan, LOCK praises MASKING for helping her and tells her to meet with CHU² to make up. Although MASKING initially becomes hesitant, she agrees to go with LOCK. Meanwhile, LAYER meets Tae where she talks to her whether she still cares about RAISE A SUILEN; Tae tells her that as the vocalist of RAISE A SUILEN, she has the power to change what RAISE A SUILEN will do in the future. RAISE A SUILEN (sans PAREO) reunite as a band to perform, but feel anxious and distracted due to PAREO's absence and do not perform well. While LOCK and RAISE A SUILEN head to Chiba to find PAREO, LAYER confronts CHU² about needing to work together in the best interests of the band. After finding out that CHU² wrote off PAREO for being "useless", LAYER and CHU² also head out together to find her.|
|11||"PAREO No Longer Exists"
パレオはもういません "PAREO wa Mō Imasen"
|March 17, 2020||April 9, 2020|
|In Chiba, MASKING and LOCK search for PAREO by visiting her school. When they show her classmates a photo of her, they learn of PAREO's true identity as Nyubara Reona. The two spot Reona as she is walking home, prompting her to run away and them to give chase. Upon catching up to her, they learn of her background as an academically successful but meek girl who regularly posts keyboard covers of Pastel*Palettes songs online. Despite LOCK and MASKING's efforts, a disillusioned Reona proclaims PAREO no longer exists until she spots CHU² and LAYER running up to them. After CHU² asks for forgiveness and is accepted, the band performs a song for her birthday back in the studio. Eventually, the Girls Band Challenge voting closes with Roselia leading, while Poppin'Party and RAISE A SUILEN are tied for second.|
|12||"A Concert with Popipa!"
ポピパさんと共演や一一一一一一！ "Popipa-san to kyōen ya一一!"
|April 7, 2020||April 16, 2020|
|13||"This... This Right Here is the Girl Band Generation!"
これが……これこそが、大ガールズバンド時代や！ "Kore ga... Kore Koso ga, Daigāruzu Bando Jidai ya!"
|April 7, 2020||April 23, 2020|