BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!☆PICO, or simply GARUPA☆PICO, is a mini-anime series featuring the characters from the smartphone game Girls Band Party!
It was aired every Thursday with Bandori! TV at 23:00 in Tokyo MX and at 24:30 (or Friday at 00:30) in Sun TV with an advanced release in GBP JP's YouTube channel on every Wednesday at 21:00. An English-subtitled video of the episode was subsequently made available on GBP EN's YouTube channel. (All times indicated are in JST.)
Using the hidden popular base among the band girls, live house "CiRCLE" as the stage of the story, a few of the girls from Girls Band Party are greatly flourishing!
- The rising star with high expectations, Poppin'Party
- The blue rose which blooms at the top, Roselia
- The childhood friends that rocks the world, Afterglow
- The gorgeous, colorful and fluffy idol band, Pastel✽Palettes
- The band which spreads smiles all around the world, Hello, Happy World!
Let's get excited and rampage in the live house!
Comes with laughter and tears, heart-warming(?) girls band comedy is airing now!
|Executive Producer||Kidani Takaaki|
|Original Story||Nakamura Kou|
|Chief Director||Morii Kenshiro|
|Original Character Design||Hitowa / Craft Egg|
|Animation Character Design||Miyajima Seiya|
|Sound Director||Hirasawa Hisayoshi|
|Music Producer||Agematsu Noriyasu / Fujita Junpei|
|Animation Producer||Utsumi Hiroshi / Watanabe Tasuku / Hatanaka Taichi|
|Animation Work||DMM.Futureworks / W-Toon Studio / Sanzigen|
|Animation Work Assistance||Passione / Creators in Pack|
|Producer||BanG Dream! Project|
|Name: Toyama Kasumi|
|Name: Hanazono Tae|
CV: Otsuka Sae
|Name: Ushigome Rimi|
CV: Nishimoto Rimi
|Name: Yamabuki Saaya|
CV: Ohashi Ayaka
|Name: Ichigaya Arisa|
CV: Itou Ayasa
|Name: Mitake Ran|
CV: Sakura Ayane
|Name: Aoba Moca|
CV: Misawa Sachika
|Name: Uehara Himari|
CV: Katou Emiri
|Name: Udagawa Tomoe|
CV: Hikasa Yoko
|Name: Hazawa Tsugumi|
CV: Kanemoto Hisako
|Name: Maruyama Aya|
CV: Maeshima Ami
|Name: Hikawa Hina|
CV: Ozawa Ari
|Name: Shirasagi Chisato|
CV: Uesaka Sumire
|Name: Yamato Maya|
CV: Nakagami Ikumi
|Name: Wakamiya Eve|
CV: Hata Sawako
|Name: Minato Yukina|
CV: Aiba Aina
|Name: Hikawa Sayo|
CV: Kudou Haruka
|Name: Imai Lisa|
CV: Nakashima Yuki
|Name: Udagawa Ako|
CV: Sakuragawa Megu
|Name: Shirokane Rinko|
CV: Akesaka Satomi
|Name: Tsurumaki Kokoro|
CV: Itou Miku
|Name: Seta Kaoru|
CV: Tadokoro Azusa
|Name: Kitazawa Hagumi|
CV: Yoshida Yuri
|Name: Matsubara Kanon|
CV: Toyota Moe
|Name: Okusawa Misaki / Michelle|
CV: Kurosawa Tomoyo
- The colored descriptions are from Episode 1 of Garupa PICO.
- Picotto! Papitto!! GARUPA☆PICO!!!
- by: Kasumi × Ran × Aya × Yukina × Kokoro
- Lyrics by: Oda Asuka
- Composed by: Suemasu Ryota
- Arranged by: Suemasu Ryota
|01||"Live House CiRCLE"
ライブハウス「さーくる」, "Raibu Hausu 「Sākuru」"
|July 05, 2018|
|In the hidden base of the band girls, live house "CiRCLE", which is used by several small bands, a storm is getting blown away!|
|July 12, 2018|
|The number of customers is less than the number of members of Poppin'Party. Is this the crisis of disband?! They somehow managed to fire up the stage, but all the ideas are messy. Is something shining there?|
|July 19, 2018|
|The girls were seen flying in the sky. "Is it okay to look up?" The blue rose that blooms in the ground pierces through the darkness and then searches for a pair of black wings, which is the new possibilities of Roselia. That, is "revolution".|
|04||"Rock n' Roll Baby"
ロックンロールベイベェ, "Rokku n Rōru Beibeー"
|July 26, 2018|
|Let's introduce these amazing members! Sisterly drummer! Udagawa Tomoe! Crybaby bassist! Uehara Himari! Self-pace guitarist! Aoba Moca! Cool vocalist! Mitake Ran! Ay! And I am~...!|
|05||"Pastel*Palettes' Swimsuit Commercial"
パスパレ・水着deコマーシャル, "PasuPare Mizugi de Komāsharu"
|August 2, 2018|
|Newbie Idols ・ Commercial in Swimsuits! The girls who will be taking the challenge is the 5 girls from the topical idol band, "Pastel*Palettes"! Can these fresh and charming girls break through the difficult games and get their time to appeal?! The shocking moments can be anticipated too!|
|06||"Welcome to Michelle Land!"
ミッシェル ランド ヘ ようこそ！, "Missheru Lando e Yōkoso!"
|August 9, 2018|
|Michelle Land~♪ Kokoro is also happy with the cheerful music~~♪ It's lucky to see lots of different Michelle~♪ Everyone is smiling because of the attraction~♪ Come on! Everyone, hold your hands! (Yay~!) Come together~ To the paradise of music and smile~♪ Michelle~♪ Michelle~♪ Miche~lle~ La~nd~~↑↑♪|
|07||"CiRCLE Joint Concert Conference"
さーくる合同ライブ対策会議, "Sa-kuru Go-do- Raibu Taisaku Kaigi"
|August 16, 2018|
|A plan that was decided beforehand has finally starting to advance. The warriors have passed through all sorts of things to enter the conference room for the meeting. The joint concert is what they wanted to discuss, and all the bands are demanding their own desires. How does Kasumi think about it? Next episode, "CiRCLE Joint Concert Measures Meeting", everyone is going to project their own heart on the board.|
|08||"Drummers Gotta Drum"
ドラマーっていつも何かしらリズム刻んでるよね, "Doramu- tte Itsumo Nankashira Rizumu Kizan deru yo ne"
|August 23, 2018|
|The last episode of GaRuPa Pico is about....? Finally a joint concert is about to happen... Although nothing has been decided, Kokoro also thinks that it is fun, so we have to work harder during the practice! Ah, this episode will be about the drummers go to family restaurant....What! Fuee... So nervous...|
|09||"For the Love of Chocolate Cornets"
チョココロネだいすき, "Chokokorone Daisuki"
|August 30, 2018|
|--the chance was trivial. I do not remember exactly how it was. Did I stay at home or went out and bought it? It was just delicious. I loved it. I thought it was like that. When I noticed about it, it had gradually become a habit. From 1 in a week to 1 in a day, and 1 in a day to 5 in a day. When I am eating Choco cornet, everything I can see became so beautiful! It makes me so happy!|
|10||"What About the Garlic?"
ニンニクどうします？, "Ninniku Dō Shimasu?"
|September 6, 2018|
|"Saburo is one of the most powerful food that can appeal into people's mind." We went to that place called Saburo Ramen. Eat. Eat. Eat. We eat the ramen in a speed of 180BPM high-speed dance rock. There is only me and ramen. In a world of only ramen and me.
"Rock and Saburo, what makes them together?"
There is a moment that I thought like that. "Thank you for the treat." It is something important. With such a sense of satisfaction. We bowed to the shopkeeper lightly and left the shop. That's all for the report.
|11||"Hello, Happy Sky Jam"
ハロハピ スカイ ライブ, "HaroHapi Sukai Raibu"
|September 13, 2018|
|The sky is so blue and the clouds are so white. The ultramarine blue has filled your vision. So thirsty. Due to the noise of the wind, I cannot hear anything. The things are scattering out from the bag. This is so throbbing. The sunshine is so dazzling. Those water that is not good for body. Those smiles. With the counts from the drumsticks, Hello Happy Sky Jam, start!|
|12||"Babanbo, Hear My Prayers"
ババンボ様にお願い☆, "Babanbo-sama Ni Onegai☆"
|September 20, 2018|
|Unbobo, Babanbo. Unbobo, Babanbo. Ungaro, Hoganga. Babanbo, Nnbobo. Bobon, Babanbo. Nnbo, Nnbaba. Unbobo, Babanbo! Unbobo, Babanbo!|
|13||"Twinkling Joyful Shopping District Frenzy Bushido Party"
キラキラ愉快な商店街狂乱のブシドーパーティ, "Kirakira Yukaina Shouten-gai Kyouran no Bushido- Pa-ti"
|September 27, 2018|
|"Twinkle Twinkle☆Party"... "Michelle and Her Merry Friends"... Shopping District Naming Right... "The Dark Abyss Frenzied Party"... "Bushido"... Uhm... We'll decide the title later...!|
|14||"Hello, Happy's Winter Mountain Hike"
ハロハピ厳冬期雪山縦走, "HaroHapi Gentōki Yukiyama Jūsō"
|October 04, 2018|
|"BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!☆PICO" is receiving very good comments so we are releasing the 2nd season! This time they will get out from CiRCLE and have a grand adventure?! Although this time everyone from Hello, Happy World! go for a hiking at a mountain, the brisk wind is so strong and everyone is very hungry!?
Although Michelle's fur is so soft, fluffy and warm, Fuee... We will be frozen if we continue like this~
|15||"Part Time Job"
バイトの時間, "Baito no Jikan"
|October 11, 2018|
|Speaking of the basic for working in a convenience store, it is about giving a pleasant greeting!
Welcome! Summer sale~
ポッピン'シャッフル, "Poppin' Shaffuru"
|October 18, 2018|
|I am Toyama Kasumi, class 1-A from Hanasakigawa Girls' High School! Today, members of Poppin' Party are having training in the basement! But, something happened when we fell down from the stairs-|
"Ehhhhh! Our bodies, were switched!!"
|October 25, 2018|
|Always vibrant with shining colors♪ Today's Pastel*Stroll will be at the Shopping Street. We also go to some popular shops to try out the exquisite cake and the famous bun ♪ The girl which is active in CiRCLE also appear unexpectedly! Alright! Let's go for the walk!|
蔵迷宮, "Zō Meikyū"
|November 1, 2018|
|You wander into the rift of the basement. This is a maze where adventurers gather for wealth and fame, known as "Basement maze". You must proceed by your will and unravel the mystery of the world. Now, believe in your friends, believe in yourself, and walk the road. There is no turning back. Now your adventure has already begun!|
さーくるの崩壊, "Sa-kuru no Hōkai"
|November 8, 2018|
|"CiRCLE will be closed this year." ---Several weeks after the announcement. The time for the shop closing is gradually, but definitely approaching. However, the girls will not get convinced by it. Grab your hand, combine our power, and raise the voice.|
With our power... We will stop the closing of CiRCLE!
|20||"Truth-Seeing Demon Eye"
真実を映す魔眼, "Shinjitsu wo Utsusu Mame"
|November 15, 2018|
|To spend our holidays, I went to ski with everyone and stayed overnight. I got tired at skiing at the slopes and the wind was strong. By the time I got back to the pension the snow grew stronger, and I can hardly wait for the warm soup and delicious rice~! I am sure everyone will have a nice chat tonight! However, I never thought that such a thing would happened.|
|21||"That Performance Sure Would Be Exciting"
あの演出ってワクワクするよね, "Ano Enshutsutte Wakuwaku Suru yo ne""
|November 22, 2018|
|There is only little time left until the joint concert. Not even a second should be wasted to do a perfect performance. Today's practice will be more severe than usual. Oh, the little thing over there is...|
|22||"Welcome to Michelle Cafe!"
ミッシェルカフェヘようこそ！, "Missheru Kafe e Yōkoso!"
|November 29, 2018|
|"Munch" "Uun, tasty!" I see, it is the croquette from Kitazawa's butcher shop. Do not despise it as a collaboration menu, please. the breads used are also in good quality. I felt hungry and have a try on it, but this is not as quality as I thought. "Sips" Uun, the coffee is delicious too. Are you sure this is not instant coffee? So that is why the price is like that, heh.|
|23||"Pastel's Pajama Party"
パステルパジャマパーティー, "Pasuteru Pajama Pātī"
|December 6, 2018|
|It is almost party season for this year♪ Speaking of grouping together to have fun, a karaoke party is also one of the solid choices, but I wanted to be with my close friends and have a pajama party once! Stay around the sweets, unlike usual, play until late or haveing girls' talk... I am really looking forward to it♪ There is no doubt that it will become one of the memories! I hope so♪ Ok, let's go~!|
フタゴリズム, "Futago Rizumu"
|December 13, 2018|
|Twins. Known as two children born at the same time in the same mother's womb, which is one of the phenomena that multiple fetus were born. It has been said that there is a scientifically unexplainable phenomenon between twins since ancient times. Sharing the same mind even though they were far away from each other, synchronization of physical actions... The mystery of the twins is remains unknown, and we are getting nearer to the mystery.|
|25||"Christmas Eve Surprise"
聖夜のサプライズ, "Seiya no Sapuraizu"
|December 20, 2018|
|Prior to the closing live concert, the member's spirit are growing. As the repairing of the live house carried out by Marina is going well, the members come out with a fantastic idea. Episode 25, "Christmas Eve Surprise". This time as well, CiRCLE CiRCLE!|
再建しちゃった, "Saiken Shichatta"
|December 27, 2018|
|Due to the collapse of CiRCLE, there is no hope for the joint live anymore. The band members are grieving and Marina has lost her job. Staying in the heavy air, Kasumi heard the "Star Beat" again. "I don't want to give up..." CiRCLE's final sparkling and exciting live starts now!|
Official Screen Caps
- A Twitter icon for every character was made available during the initial broadcast.
- There is a gift wallpaper for mobiles and desktops for every episodes.
- A tie-up with Aeon Cinema was decided which is the showing of GARUPA☆PICO Manner Movie Pastel*Palettes edition starting from October 5, 2018. In return, Aeon Cinema sells GBP limited items (miniature illustrations of the vocalists).
- Refer to Episode 7 for the titles/phrases used here.
- Manner movie is a short clip shown before the actual movie and contains what to do and whatnots during the movie.
- There will also be manner movies for the other 4 bands.