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BanG Dream! Wikia
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  • Opening 1
  • Opening 2
  • Opening 3
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
Main Story Season 1 Opening 1.jpg
A New Job

Live house CiRCLE is planning a major event. But how do people join?

Marina icon.png Marina:
Everything's packed up, all clean... I think we're done for the day!
Marina icon.png Marina:
You've been working here a while now, huh? How are you finding it?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Well that's great to hear. It's really been a huge help having you around.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Still... if we don't start getting more customers in, I don't know what'll happen to the event...
Marina icon.png Marina:
Hmm? Oh, right, nobody told you about the event yet. I thought the owner was gonna... Oh well. I'll do it.
Marina icon.png Marina:
I'm sure you know that this live house was created to help support all the girl bands we have in town.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Well, there's going to be an event here soon where all those girl bands can come and play live.
Marina icon.png Marina:
The only conditions are being girls, and being a band. Pros, amateurs, everyone's welcome! The only problem is...
Marina icon.png Marina:
We haven't had a single band sign up yet. I mean, I know we're not the most famous place in the world, but still...
Marina icon.png Marina:
The owner really believes this is our chance to get our name out there. She's really counting on me, and... I don't know what to do...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hello!
Marina icon.png Marina:
Wah! Wh-who are you?!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I'm Kasumi Toyama! Nice to meet you!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Ahh.. Phew... Caught her... You just don't listen to anyone, do you?! We were shouting after you back there!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
... Ahaha~! I'm sorry for my friend barging in here like this. We'll just be going now...
Marina icon.png Marina:
No, wait... Kasumi, was it? Is that a guitar you're carrying?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
It is! Me and all my friends here are in a band, Poppin'Party!
Marina icon.png Marina:
A band, huh?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
We were on our way back from practice and just happened to pass by this live house! It looked so cool I just had to come in!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
... We should introduce ourselves properly, don't you think?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Already done!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Very badly!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
As Kasumi said, the five of us are Poppin'Party. I'm the drummer, Saaya Yamabuki. It's nice to meet you.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
I'm Tae Hanazono. I play lead guitar.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Arisa Ichigara, keyboard.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
I'm Rimi Ushigome! I... I play the bass!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Come on Kasumi, you too!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Okay! I'm still Kasumi Toyama and I'm on guitar and vocals. I was looking for a sparkling, heart-pounding sound when I found this Random Star...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I just knew I had to start a band and now every day is more exciting than the last!
Marina icon.png Marina:
I like your high school energy. I'm Marina Tsukishima. You can call me Marina, or Marina-san. I work here at the live house.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Well? What about you? Introduce yourself!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
BanG Dreamer-san! Nice to meet you!
Marina icon.png Marina:
Today must be our lucky day, meeting the Poppin'Party girls like this.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Why? The event, of course! We have to get them to perform!
Marina icon.png Marina:
I know it's all very sudden, but if we don't sign some bands soon the whole thing will be a disaster.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Now go on! Get them to join our event!


Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Live event? Really? Of course we'll do it!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Wait just a second, Kasumi. Don't you think we should ear more about it, first?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
... Could you tell us more about this event, then?


Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Okay, I get it! I think...?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
They want us to perform in this live house's next event, basically. How did you not understand that? It was very simple!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Ahaha...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
A real live event... We're still just beginners, but we'll do our very best!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
You're accepting too easily!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Aww, but it sounds like fun!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
... I don't think she's going to change her mind. I guess that means we're performing!
Marina icon.png Marina:
That's great! Thank you! You can use our studio to practice any time you want.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
You have a studio here too? Amazing! Thank you so much!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
... Maybe we should go and try it out. Get practicing already.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Agreed! Can we use the studio now, Marina-san?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Of course!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yay! Thank you! Rimi-rin, Saaya, Arisa! Come on! Let's go practice!
Main Story Season 1 Opening 2.jpg
Let's find some girls bands!

Marina asks Poppin'Party to scout girls bands for the event. What happens when they go to look for Roselia?

Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
...So, as it stands right now... We're the only ones performing?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Ahaha~...That's why I wanted to ask you guys if you'd help me scout some other bands for me. I can't leave the studio, you see...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Do you have any ideas for who to approach?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Of course! I've had my eye on a few high school bands, recently. Four, to be exact...


Marina icon.png Marina:
The first band on my radar is Afterglow.
Marina icon.png Marina:
They're a group of childhood friends who all started a band together. They're a little rough around the edges, but their powerful performances are getting them noticed.


Marina icon.png Marina:
Another band would be... Pastel*Palettes. They were formed by a talent agency, who selected the members to be a part of a so-called "idol band."
Marina icon.png Marina:
But unlike regular idols, they can actually perform their music. They're particularly well-known for having a former child star, Shirasagi Chisato, as a member.


Marina icon.png Marina:
Then there's a bit of a strange group, Hello, Happy World! The vocalist, Tsurumaki Kokoro, formed the band to "make the whole world smile," she says!
Marina icon.png Marina:
They play a lot at preschools and children's' hospitals, making them very popular with kids, but the high quality of their music really applies to all ages.


Marina icon.png Marina:
Then of course there's Roselia, undoubtedly the most widely appealing of them all. Their vocalist, Minato Yukina, is a true professional in every sense of the word!
Marina icon.png Marina:
They're the talk of the entire music industry right now.


Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Huh... It sounds like each band really has its own identity. This should be interesting.
Marina icon.png Marina:
They really do! And that's exactly what we want from this event, to bring together bands of all different styles and have a big party together~.
Marina icon.png Marina:
And so~... if we really want to make a success of it, I'll need you guys to get out there and secure Roselia for me, but...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Of course, we'll help you!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
What?! H-hold on a second...!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
It does sound like fun. I'd like to meet more bands myself.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Right? Right?!
Marina icon.png Marina:
The thing is.. they are an incredibly talented group, but they're also very stern and serious... They'll never get up onto a stage they don't fully believe in.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Everything's worth a try, Marina-san! We don't know what they'll say until we ask them! Come on, O-Tae, let's go talk to Roselia.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Ah, Kasumi-chan, Tae-chan...! You should probably go with them.
Marina icon.png Marina:
I saw the Roselia girls nearby just earlier. I'm sure they haven't gone far. If you run, you should catch up to them! Get going, get going!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Sigh... There's no way this'll go well.
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The Perfect High School Band

Kasumi and the girls finally find Roselia. What happens when they invite them to perform?

Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Roselia, Roselia~♪ Mmm~... I feel like I've heard the name before...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
... Ah! I remember!! They did a joint performance with Glitter*Green, didn't they?!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Did you really only just realize?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hehehe... Yeah...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Oh, are you coming to help us, too? Thank you so much!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Kasumi, look! It's the Roselia girls, over there.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Oh yeah! Let's go and say hello.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Toyama-san, Hanazono-san. What are you doing here?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
H-Hikawa-senpai! G-g-great to see you again! We actually wanted to speak with you all today~...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Really? You girls are from Hanasakigawa, right? You must be Sayo's kouhai, then. Introduce us!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Kasumi Toyama-san and Tae Hanazono-san, both one year below me.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Hey.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
I'm Lisa, the bassist. This is our singer, Yukina, and that's our drummer, Ako. Rinko here's on keyboards. Nice to meet you all☆
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Nice to meet you, too~!
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
So, what did you want to talk to us about? We do have to start rehearsals soon.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
R-right! I-I'll try to make it quick!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
I'm sure this person can explain it all...
Ako (icon).png Ako:
A live event? Sounds like fun! I like it, I like it~!
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
There'll be... lots of people there... I... I don't like... crowds...
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Ahh, Rin-rin, calm down~!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... We haven't agreed to anything, yet.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
I'm not against the idea of taking part in events, but it doesn't sound to me like this one is quite at our level, nor the kind of place we should be aiming to be.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Udagawa-san. I believe we explained this all before. We do not perform on any stage that is beneath us.
Ako (icon).png Ako:
B-but that's...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Please, come and listen to us perform.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
What...?
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Playing guitar, performing music, it isn't all just about skill. I think anyone who wants to play, should play.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
And I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with that. It's just not the direction that our band is going in.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Y-Yukina! Let's all just take a deep breath, shall we? They did come out here looking specifically for us. I think the least we can do is hear them perform, right?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
... Fine. But if we don't approve, we won't be taking part in this event. I just want you to understand that.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
O-okay! Thank you!
Ako (icon).png Ako:
I can't wait to hear them play~! ... I-I mean... We shall gladly hear you... play, umm...
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
We shall gladly pass judgment on the music in your souls.
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Yes, judge the music in your souls!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
I look forward to it.
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Afterglow

Kasumi and Saaya go to scout for Afterglow when they run into someone they know.

CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
Hmm~. I guess Roselia were a tough start after all...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I'm sure they'll come around, though! Once they hear our performance, I know they will...! We just need to practice hard. Right, Saaya?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Exactly. That's as far as we can get with Roselia for now... Maybe we should get started on some of the other bands.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Saaya-chan's right, we should continue scouting. I thought we could try asking Afterglow next, which is why I called you down here.
Marina icon.png Marina:
They're in the same studio they always use. You should go and pay them a visit. That means you too, of course, BanG Dreamer-san!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I wonder what they're like. I can't wait to meet them! Let's go, Saaya!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Ah, Kasumi...! That girl, really... Come on, BanG Dreamer-san. Let's go after her.


Studio
 
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Afterglow, Afterglow... Where are they...?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Huh? Is that...?
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Saaya?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
It is! Tomoe!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Hey. Surprised to see you here.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Do you two know each other?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Yeah, we both live in the shopping district downtown. This is Tomoe Udagawa-san. She's a freshman, like us. Tomoe, this is Kasumi Toyama. We're in a band together.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Huh. Nice to meet you. These are our band members, Ran, Moca, Himari and Tsugumi.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Nice to meet you all!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Your band here, Tomoe. It's not called Afterglow, is it?
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Yeah, it is. Why do you ask?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Lucky break!! Hey, do you guys wanna join a live event?!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Kasumi! That's a little sudden!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
A live event? Tell us more.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Hmm... It does sound interesting. What do you all think?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
I like it! It sounds like fun! I say we join. What about you, Tsugu?
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
I want to take part, too! Let's do it!
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Well if Tsugu says we do it, then we do it~. I'm kinda interested in it, too~.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Hmm...? Moca-chan... I feel like I know you from somewhere...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Yeah~, I guess I'm just that famous already~. You'll have to speak to my agent, I'm afraid~. ... You're from the bakery, right?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Hahaha... Right, yeah, that's it! You come to our shop a lot, huh. Thanks for all your custom.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Oh, the girl from Yamabuki Bakery...?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Yeah, that's me. Great to meet you all.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Why does Saaya get to know everyone~?!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Well, a lot of people do come by the bakery... But anyway, we're off track. Does this mean you'll be able to perform at the event?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... Is this person a staff member or something?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yeah! BanG Dreamer-san!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
BanG Dreamer-san. I want you all to make this decision based on our music. We'll perform for you right here and now, if you'll listen.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Wow, Ran, that sounded really cool. Really cool~.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Good point. Better that you accept us for our music, than just because we know each other. Sound fair?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Of course! Let's give them a show to remember!
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Yeah!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
That was amazing, Tomoe! So incredibly cool!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Amazing, amazing! Just really amazing!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Hahaha, thanks. What did you think of our performance, BanG Dreamer-san?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
It was the best? Really? Thank you so much~!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
I guess this means you can perform at the event, then?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... I guess it does.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hooray! That's another band decided already~! This is going to be so exciting!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
We're glad to be taking part.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
We think we'd like to get everyone together once all the bands have been decided. We'll contact you again then, okay?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Understood.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Mmm~, it's all going so well already, Saaya! BanG Dreamer-san! Let's keep this pace and go find ourselves some more bands!
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Pastel*Palettes

Kasumi and Arisa go to the Talent Agency for the first time. What happens when they invite members to perform?


CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
What?! You got Afterglow already?!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hehe~. It was easy!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
All thanks to Saaya, no doubt.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Such is the power of a high school student. You thought they seemed good too, then?
Marina icon.png Marina:
... Oh, so you even heard them perform already? Well this is all getting pretty exciting, huh!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
So, which band do we go for next?
Marina icon.png Marina:
I think we should try Pastel*Palettes. They're a group of idols who actually play their own instruments.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Plus... I looked into them here, and apparently one of their members goes to Hanasakigawa.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I know her! The keyboardist, Eve-chan, she's in our class! Fufufu~, I think this is gonna be another easy one!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Let's get out and get scouting~!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
H-hold on...! I never said I was going too...! ... Ugh!


Talent Agency
 
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Wow...! So this is a real talent agency, huh!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I think you should probably leave the talking to a real adult, Kasumi. BanG Dreamer-san, over to you. Go on, quick!
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Umm... Do you have business here today? If you don't have an appointment, I'm afraid I'll have to ask you to-
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ah...! Chisato Shirasagi-chan...! I've seen you on TV before!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Ack...! Kasumi, way too loud!
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Are you... a fan, or...?
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Chisato-san, we're about to start rehearsals... Ah! Kasumi-san!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hey~! Eve-chan!
Eve (icon).png Eve:
What are you doing here? Did you want to become idols, too?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
No, it's not that... It's, umm...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Hmm? Is that Poppin'Party?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ah! Have you heard of us?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Heard of you? You go to Hanasakigawa, right? You're famous all around school!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Do you go to Hanasakigawa too?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I do. Aya Maruyama, sophomore! Same goes for Chisato-chan, too.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I did hear a rumor she went to Hanasakigawa... I didn't know it was actually true, though.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
So, what brings you here today?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Umm... BanG Dreamer-san, over to you!
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Wow...! This event sounds like a lot of fun!! I really want to take part!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ah, really?! Thank you!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Okay, it's decided! BanG Dreamer-san will handle all the details. We'll just get going, then...
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Hmm? What's going on here?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Hina-chan, Maya-chan!
Maya (icon).png Maya:
We were getting worried, none of you were showing up to rehearsals. Did something happen?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
These girls invited us to perform at their live event.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Oh, let me introduce everyone. This is Hina-chan, our guitarist, and Maya-chan, our drummer. These girls are from Poppin'Party, and BanG Dreamer-san is from CiRCLE.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I'm Kasumi Toyama! And this is Arisa Ichigaya! Nice to meet you all.
Hina (icon).png Hina:
A live event, huh...? Sounds good! I was getting bored of performing with professionals all the time anyway~.
Maya (icon).png Maya:
It's true, we haven't played with girls our own age much at all... This sounds like a good chance. I wanna take it!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I understand how you all feel, but...
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
We belong to an agency, here. It's not up to us to decide where we perform. We'll have to ask the staff what they think first.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Of course I do want to take part in this event too, though. We just have to go and let our managers know how we all feel!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Okay, then! Thank you!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I'm sorry, it's probably not the answer you were hoping for, coming all the way here... Oh! Why don't you watch our rehearsal before you go?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Y-you'd really let us?!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Sounds good. Even a three-person audience might make it all a little more exciting, y'know?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I guess that means I'm staying too, then... Sigh...
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
I would love for them to watch, but... don't you think it's a little too risky allowing outsiders to see our performance before the show?
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Nah, it'll be fine~. Don't be such a stickler!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Just make sure that you keep everything you see here a secret, okay? Come on, I'll take you to the studio!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I didn't know what to expect from an "idol band," but you guys really do play your own instruments, huh.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
They're like a band, but with all the cuteness and sparkle of an idol group!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Thank you! We're still learning a lot ourselves, so it really makes me happy to hear you say that.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Kasumi-chan, Arisa-chan and BanG Dreamer-san, too! We'll ask our agency for permission to perform at your event and let you know the answer.
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Of course, we'll need to check our own schedule first. But we'll contact you with the results as soon as we can.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
We'll be waiting! ... I hope they'll be able to join us!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
... Sounds like it might be difficult. Either way, we should try reaching out to other bands while we wait.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hey, great idea. You're a genius, Arisa!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
It's just common sense, Kasumi!
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Hello, Happy World!

Kasumi and Rimi continue scouting for bands. But what's this crowd gathered outside the station...?


Station Entrance
 
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Oh... So we're just waiting to hear back from Pastel*Palettes, then. I really hope it's good news.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hey, I'm sure it'll be fine! Right, BanG Dreamer-san?!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
So then today, we'll need to speak to- Hmm? What is that crowd gathering for?
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Let's make the whole world smile! You get a smile! And I get a smile!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Oh, your smile... So beautiful, yet so fleeting...
Kaoru Fan:
Kya~~! Kaoru-sama~~!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Isn't that Kokoro Tsurumaki, from school? She sure looks like she's having fun! Come on Rimi-rin, BanG Dreamer-san, let's go check it out!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Ah, Kasumi-chan...!
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
Hmm? Kasumi-chan?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hey, it's Hagu! Hagu Hagu! What are you doing here?
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
We're performing! Well actually, we just finished. We made a band to put smiles on faces all around the world!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Wow! You're in a band too, Hagu? Is this bear mascot a member, too?
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
She's no mascot, she's Michelle! She's a DJ!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Ahh... Ahh... Kasumi-chan... you're so... fast...!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Running over so quickly you completely lose breath... How adorable you are. Did you really want to see me so badly?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
......?!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Wow, Rimi-rin's gone bright red! Are you okay?!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
I-I have?! I... I wonder why...
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
Y-you don't have a fever, do you...?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Rimi-rin?! A fever?!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Oh, you poor thing... Such a sweet, young girl is surely afflicted by one thing and one thing only... The ache of love.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
......!!!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
A-ahh, what do we do...? S-somebody call an ambulance...!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Oh my wow... Just calm down, Kanon-san. ... Wait, Toyama-san and Ushigome-san, from 1A? ... And who's this?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hey, Misaki-chan! So it's you inside the bear, huh. This is BanG Dreamer-san, from the live house!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Oh, hey. So, what're you doing here?
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Hmm? Why do I feel like I've seen you before? Right, school! I've seen you around school, that's it.
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Yeah, they're in the same year as us. ... Actually, it's probably better for all of us right now if you don't talk at all. You'll just confuse things.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
We actually have something to ask of you...
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
... And so we're looking for bands to join us and make it a wonderful event. So far we have ourselves, and-
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Okay, we'll do it!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
What? Wait a second! You don't even know who else is performing yet...!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
What does it matter who else is going? We're trying to make the whole world smile, aren't we? We would never miss a chance to join a fun event like this.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
As the great bard once said... action is eloquence. And so... there you have it.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Wonderful, Kaoru-san...
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Argh, okay, fine! There we have it, sure! I mean... I guess this mysterious staff member seems okay, and I trust Toyama-san and Ushigome-san, so...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yay! Thank you, everyone! Oh, what is your band called, by the way?
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Hello-
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Hello, Happy World! Make the whole world smile!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
... Yes, that really is it. If I could introduce us properly... This one here's Kokoro Tsurumaki, our vocalist. The princely one there is Kaoru Seta-san, on guitar.
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
The bassist is Hagumi Kitazawa, from our school, and Kanon Matsubara-san is on drums. She's a sophomore at Hanaoka. And I'm Michelle, the DJ bear.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
In our grand performance of many parts, it is I who plays the prince. How fascinating indeed. I shall do my utmost to do the part its justice.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
It's gonna be so much fun playing with other groups! Like a battle of the bands!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
I feel like having other bands around will make me very nervous, but... I'll do as best as I can!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
... So, BanG Dreamer-san, I guess that means... We're in.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Thank you, Misaki-chan! We'll have a meeting at some point where all the bands can get together, practice a little, so-
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Ooooh~! I just love meeting new people, it's so exciting! Think of all the smiles we'll be able to make with the amazing opportunity!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
I can't wait any more! Let's do another performance, right here and now!
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
Great idea!!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yeah! I wanna see!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Wait, what?! Were you even listening to Ushigome-san?! She was saying there's gonna be a meeting soon where-
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Okay, here's our first song of the show! Let's go!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Wait wait wait for me~!!
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Introduction by Music

All the bands get together and introduce themselves. What does Kasumi suggest?

CiRCLE - Music Hall
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
Wow~. I feel kind of nervous, having so many high school girls in one small space like this.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Haha, what are you talking about, Marina-san? We're still waiting on two more bands... I hope they come...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Sorry we're late! Pastel*Palettes is here!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Aya-senpai!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Hi, Kasumi-chan!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
So... everything was okay with your agency, then?
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Yes. They understood our desire to perform here. I'm so glad we have the chance to perform with people our same age.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Now we just need Roselia.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
They did say they'd be here, but...
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
I'm sorry. We were rehearsing right up until the last minute. We didn't mean to be late.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
... Phew.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Sorry, guys~. It's true we went a little over in rehearsal, but we did also get lost finding the place. Right, Yukina?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
... I can neither confirm nor deny.
Marina icon.png Marina:
So you must be Roselia! Thanks so much for coming. It looks like we're all here then, BanG Dreamer-san!
Marina icon.png Marina:
Thank you all for coming here today. You've all been told about the live event already, so I'll try to keep this brief.
Marina icon.png Marina:
My name is Marina Tsukishima, I work here at CiRCLE. It's great to meet you all.
All:
Nice to meet you, too!
Marina icon.png Marina:
Whoa... I've never had so many people greet me at once...! I like it.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Oh, this person here also works here at CiRCLE. If you have any questions or anything, be sure to let us know.
Marina icon.png Marina:
First things first... Let's start with some introductions, shall we? Starting with you, Kasumi-chan.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
... Yukina Minato. Vocalist for Roselia. In this short time I'll be assessing all of your abilities. I hope you show me something good.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Assessing us...? What do you mean?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
We do not perform on any stage we feel is beneath us. We have come to see if you all play at the level that we expect.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
You mean, if you don't think we're good enough... you're not gonna perform with us?
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Yes, that's right.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Huh... Interesting. You guys must really be something yourselves then, huh.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Okay, Tomoe, let's all just calm down...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
We are bands, after all. Why don't we introduce ourselves through our music? Let's play one song each, so we can understand each other best.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Every band thinks they have good skills. To the point where they all end up sounding the same, if anything.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
That's true. It makes me think perhaps we shouldn't-
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
We're up! It's time for Poppin'Party to put on a show!!
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
......
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Wow...! They really look like they're having fun up there! It's like my body wants to dance along all by itself!
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Yeah, this song is so much fun! I really want to sing along to it!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
So? Did you like our song?!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Every band thinks they have good skills, but...
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
You do not meet the level that we expect.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
But, that means...
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
We always look for the most skilled performers... But we also know it takes more than just skill to make a band.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
You girls have something, and it's something that we still lack. If only just to find out what that is... it would be worth us performing together.
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
I... I agree. I think it would be wonderful if... we could learn all different things, from all kinds of different bands...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
So, wait, that means... you agree to perform at the live event with us, then?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Yes. We'll perform.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yay~! Thank you so much! Hooray, we did it! We got all five bands!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Great job, Kasumi!
Marina icon.png Marina:
Whew~. I'm happy to hear it, too~. I just loved all of your performances today! I caught myself dancing along, too. Looking forward to working with you, Roselia!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Oh! I just had a great idea! We should all put on a smaller show together, before the main event! Wouldn't that be awesome?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Another absurd idea from the mind of Kasumi...
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
I love it! It's an extra chance to make even more people smile!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
I agree, too. I'd like to learn more about all of your sounds.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Sounds great! It'll help us advertise the main event, and give you all a chance to get to know each other better! I'll go ask the owner right away.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Ah, Marina-san! ... She's gone.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
A smaller show first, huh. Sounds like fun.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Hahaha... Sounds like we're all gonna be busy again.
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First Joint Practice

After Poppin'Party puts on a performance for Pastel*Palettes, what kind of feedback do they get?

CiRCLE - Studio
 
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
... Tch, why is Kasumi always coming up with ridiculous ideas like this? Making us all practice together, it's just a pain... Sigh...
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
I think I'm starting to feel nervous...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Good morning, everyone! Pastel*Palettes is here!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Good morning, Aya-senpai. Great to see you today.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
And you, too! So, where should we start with this joint practice today?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hmm~... Well we already introduced ourselves last time round, so... I guess we could... have a sweets party?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
This whole thing was your idea, you know! ... A-ha-ha, I mean... Always with the jokes, Kasumi~...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Was that really a joke?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
I didn't even bring any sweets~...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
A-ha-ha... I'm sorry. We're always straying off topic like this...
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
It's fine. It's nice to see you're all so close. Do you think you could give us a performance?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
You mean, us...?
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Yes. It's not often we get the chance to observe other bands. I'd like to study you.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
B-being asked by a professional idol like this... I'm starting to get all nervous...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Don't worry yourself, Rimi-rin~! We just need to be ourselves, y'know? Okay! Is everyone ready?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Yes... Okay...! I'm ready!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Then let's put on a show!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ahh~, that was so much fun!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
You were going too fast, Kasumi!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
It's nice to see her so filled with energy, I thought!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
You're so sweet, Rimi-rin~.
Eve (icon).png Eve:
That was a really great performance!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
I had the same thought when we got together the other day, but... it's not like you're that good at playing, but for some reason your music is just so fun, you know?
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
What is it you focus on most when you're performing?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hmm... I don't think I'm really focused on anything...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I just always give it everything I've got!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
That... is a terrible answer!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
You don't think about things you should be doing to ensure you don't fail?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Mmm... Not really, no. I mean, you can worry about making mistakes all you want, but when it happens it happens, right?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
It's okay to make mistakes. That's what rock is all about.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
What are you even...?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I become so useless when I'm nervous, it takes all of my energy to make sure I don't make mistakes up on stage...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
But the more I think about not failing, the more nervous I become.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Performing on professional stages like yours, though, must really raise the bar for what you consider a failure. That's something to be respected, I think.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Still... I think bands should just play. It'll bring out the most authentic sound of all.
Maya (icon).png Maya:
Yeah... I think that might be something that's missing from our performance right now.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yeah! We can't all be tsundere like Arisa all the time, it would be boring!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I... You... Enough with the snide remarks already! ... A-ha-ha~... I'll remember this, Kasumi...
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Fufu, Arisa-chan never changes.
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Fufu. You really are great friends, aren't you. I think it really shows through in the way you play together, too.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
We are! If any of us make a mistake, there'll always be someone there to help us out.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
When we're playing together, it's almost like we all know what the others are thinking.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ah~, so that's what Saaya's thinking about, and "Arisa's worried about her bonsai trees, huh~," and stuff.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I-I don't think about bonsai on stage!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
You're right, it does feel like we can all understand each other through the music...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
That's right. It helps us each see our own sounds, too. If we can understand each other, and know our own sound... we're not afraid of making mistakes.
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
... I see. I think I'm starting to understand what it is that we're missing as a band.
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Really? What is it? I wanna know!
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Having no fear of making mistakes! Right?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
We need to work harder to build a better trust between one another.
Maya (icon).png Maya:
If we can do that, we won't be scared to make mistakes, either.
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Hmm, okay, I get it~. So let's all get friendlier, then.
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Group hug! If we all have a big group hug, we'll be closer than ever before!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
C-calm down there, Eve-chan~! Thank you, Poppin'Party. You've helped us realize something important today!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Since the day we formed the band, we've faced so many challenges... We ended up putting all of our energy into making our performances just go well.
Maya (icon).png Maya:
We've overcome so much together, it's got to have brought us together. We just need to focus on making that bond stronger.
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Yeah! How about we go for a walk somewhere together after practice, then?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ooh, great idea~! Where should we go?!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
You're not in Pastel*Palettes, Kasumi!!
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Our Music is the Best

Roselia and Afterglow practice together. Will they fight over their musical differences?!

CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
Ah, BanG Dreamer-san! Got a minute? How are the event preparations going?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Yeah? Sounds good! It looks like the bands are starting joint practices already, on Kasumi-chan's recommendation.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Today we have... Roselia and Afterglow rehearsing together, I think it was.
Marina icon.png Marina:
They already clashed once the very first time they met... I hope they'll be okay today...


CiRCLE - Studio
 
Ran (icon).png Ran:
I keep telling you, there's degrees to this whole merit system of yours.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
... And I keep telling you, I'm not saying you are not good performers. I don't know how many times...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Ahh~... It's only been 10 minutes and they're fighting...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
They're already on round three by my count~...
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Wh-what should we do~? We have to stop them...
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Calm down, both of you. We're supposed to be practicing together today...
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
We're completely calm. If your vocalist would just relax and listen to what we're saying, it wouldn't come to this...
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
... So you're saying this is all Ran's fault?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Uh-oh...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
No way Tomo-chin lets this one go~.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
We have the best sound, no matter what anyone else says. Anyone caught up on "skill" just doesn't understand rock...
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
It all sounds to me like you're jealous you don't have the skill in the first place.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Okay okay okay! That's enough! Yukina, Ran, just stop it! You too, Sayo! Tomoe!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
... Sorry.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Roselia and Afterglow have completely different goals, it's true. But what good does it do anyone fighting over it?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Yeah, well, they started-
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
None of that either, thank you! They started it, he said she said, enough!
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
I mean, we haven't even all performed for each other yet. We should at least properly introduce ourselves first!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... She's right. Things would be a lot easier if you just heard us play.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
I agree. Music doesn't lie. Let's hear a song, then.
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Amazing...
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Yeah... It really was, just... amazing...
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Well? How was our performance?
Moca (icon).png Moca:
It was crazy cool~. I got goosebumps. Right, Ran?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... It wasn't bad, I guess.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Let me translate~. She said, "it was incredible! I think I'm going to cry^!"
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Hey! I did not say that at all.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Ahaha~, Ran's not one for showing her feelings then, huh. Just like our Yukina, I guess. We might actually have more in common than we thought.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
That's... I'm not...
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Sis~! How was my drumming?
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
It was great, Ako! You've gotten a lot better again, huh? Good job.
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Really?! Hehehe... By the divine melodic power of the musical god that resides within me, it... it was, erm... it was easy!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Hahaha. I'm sure it was. Shirokane-san, is it? Thanks for always hanging out with Ako.
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
... Ah... I... Umm...
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Rin-rin's always helping me out with stuff! I can count on her for anything and everything!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Is that so? Well aren't you glad you found such great band members, then.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... So that's Udagawa-san's sister.
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
O-oh, yeah! They're really close, too. I'm kind of envious, really, being an only child...
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Sometimes I wish I had an older sister like Tomoe-chan.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... I suppose the sibling ideal is to look out for each other, support each other, help each other.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
(If only Hina and I were more like that...)
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
We are only aiming for the very top. We'll do whatever it takes to-
Ran (icon).png Ran:
How many times have I got to say it? Our music is the best already, bar none.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
What are you getting all angry for, Ran~? You just heard them play, it was cool, right? Let them be them, and us be us.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... I suppose...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Ahaha. I guess we really are similar after all, huh.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Do you think?
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
We all take pride in our music being the very best. We won't let anyone else change our minds. Right?
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
I guess it's like a belief, almost? We're all performing music on our own beliefs, aren't we?
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
That would explain why we keep getting into fights.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
I suppose it would...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
People who share that same way of thinking are always going to rub each other up the wrong way.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
So I think this joint practice is the perfect chance for us to get over all that.
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Yeah... she's right! I already feel like you've all made such an impact on me...!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
They sure are impactful. ... Anyway, we can't keep going on like this only having heard Roselia perform. It's time for us to play.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Okay. Minato-san, I want you to really listen to our performance here. Please?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
... Oh I will.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Y'know, I think we're all gonna be okay after all! ... With the fighting kept to a minimum, of course.
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You know each other?

Pastel*Palettes and Hello, Happy World! practice together. What is revealed?

CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Oh no! I can't be late, not for our joint practice... I have to hurry...!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Hya~?! Was that noise... from the studio...?! What is going on in there?!


CiRCLE - Studio
 
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I heard a noise, what's going-
Maya (icon).png Maya:
A-Aya-san~! It's not going great...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Wh-what happened?!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
I... I-I'm sorry~~!!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
I thought... maybe the Pastel*Palettes girls could teach us about... performing professionally, but...
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Look, look! I can move a lot better than that~!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Fufu... Kokoro, your movements are as fluid and beautiful as ever. Just like the butterfly... how fleeting.
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Ahaha! You're amazing, Kokoro-chan! I wonder if I can do cartwheels, too.
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Ooh! Those moves... Kokoro-san, are you... a ninja?!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
I'm sorry, I know I should stop them, but... I-I just can't get back control~...
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
You don't need to apologize, Kanon. Fufu, you Hello, Happy World! girls are very energetic.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Oh...? Is this Chisato I see before me? You are looking as radiant as ever, my dear princess. Have you been well?
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Huh? Do you two know each other?
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
... I suppose we do, yes.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Our parents are great friends, you see. But dear Chisato has always been so cold... The two of us are performers, we should be seeking to better one another!
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
I've been on TV and in movies. You're a stage actor. I'm not quite sure we exactly the same, are we?
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Kaoru-san just got very politely served, and I'll bet anything she didn't even notice.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
So when are we gonna start rehearsing? I just can't wait to get started!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Grr... I guess there's only one thing for it...
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
Okay everyone, gather up~!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Ah! Michelle! You finally came!
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
We're here to learn all about professionalism from Pastel*Palettes today, so let's all be on our best behavior~.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
She's right! We should hear what these Palette People or whatever have to say.
Maya (icon).png Maya:
Wait... What exactly is going on right now?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I have no idea...
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Leaving aside this incredibly bizarre situation for a moment...
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Could you tell us first what specifically about professional performances you want us to teach you?
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
You're all idols, right? I want to know what it's like to perform as professionals like that! Big, booming performances!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
B-booming...? I get the feeling you're a lot like our Hina-chan, Kokoro-chan.
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
I'm sorry, I don't think we're explaining it well. Watching you play at the meeting the other day, I think it hit us how well put-together your performance is.
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
So, umh... We'd like to know what we can do to reach that level...
Maya (icon).png Maya:
I remember our instructor always used to tell us to "have an image in mind" in classes.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
An image?
Maya (icon).png Maya:
Picture yourself, or the whole band, up on stage. What are you doing? How are you performing? What is everyone around you thinking?
Maya (icon).png Maya:
You always keep an image of the best possible you. If you hold on to that ideal, you'll find yourself getting closer and closer to it as you practice.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
My softball coach told me the same kinda thing once! He called it visualization, I think?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
That's it! They use the same techniques in sports. Picture the main event as you go through practice, and you'll naturally start to close in on it.
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
The most important thing is to always keep the stage somewhere in your mind.
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
I see... We never know exactly how or when our blonde bomb here's gonna go off on stage, so I guess it would be good to get an image of it ahead of time...
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
A bomb...?! Someone call the authorities! We have to get rid of it!
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
Trust me, I know.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
So music and sports do have something in common after all! I've always been pretty good at this visualization stuff, y'know!
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
But when I watch you all play, that element of not knowing what'll happen next feels like part of the appeal, to be honest. Our way isn't necessarily the right one.
Eve (icon).png Eve:
Your show was like one big jack-in-the-box! Full of surprises and so much fun!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Yeah, I really, really loved it too!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
B-but hearing about this visualization has really helped, I think...! It's definitely a very professional piece of advice...
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
How very like dear Chisato.
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Thanks. I'm sure as a "fellow performer" you're always visualizing the stage too, right?
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Y-yes, I mean... Of course...
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
I don't think I've ever seen Kaoru-san flustered before...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I know! I could help you all think of your own special poses, if you'd like! Something to use when you introduce yourselves on stage!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
A special pose? Like what? I want to know!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
We are... Hello, Happy World! Nice to see you all♪
All:
......
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
... Like I say, every band has its own personality. Not everything we do is necessarily correct.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Aww~, Chisato-chan! Don't be so mean~!!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Ah, BanG Dreamer-san! Hello. We just had a joint rehearsal together with Hello, Happy World! At one point, Kokoro-chan said...
Aya (icon).png Aya:
... Isn't that funny~? But I think we all got a little bit closer today, and the Hello, Happy World! girls said they learned a lot from us, too! I was so happy!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Being able to be a role model for someone, having an influence on their lives... It's something I would love to do.... Hehehe.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Anyway, what is it you're doing here, BanG Dreamer-san? Ah! Are they the posters for our event? Wow~, they're amazing!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
I'll help you put them up! I'm actually very good at this kind of thing, you know! We all have to work together to make this event go perfectly well!
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You guys are out of control~!

Afterglow and Hello, Happy World! practice together. What does an impressed Afterglow do?

CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Hey, you know the band we're jamming with today? Hello, Happy World! Don't you think their guitarist is just amazingly cool?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
I forget what she's like.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Hmph~! How could you forget? We go to the same school! She's tall, has a ponytail...
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Greetings. You must be the members of Afterglow.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Yes! Umm... You're Kaoru-san, from Hello, Happy World! aren't you?
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
That's right. It is an honor to have my name remembered by such a pretty little lady like yourself.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
By the way, I don't suppose you could open the door that leads to the studio?
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
I pushed on it time and time again, yet it will not open. It stands between the studio and I, like the milky way...
Ran (icon).png Ran:
The sign on the door says "pull."
All:
...
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Th-the door opened! What a relief! Okay, let's head inside, everyone!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
... It's times like this I'm really glad we have Tsugu.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Tell me about it~.


CiRCLE - Studio
 
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
Ah! It's Kaoru-kun! And the people from Afterglow!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Thanks for making the time for this session today, everyone.
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
Th-thank you, too!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Kaoru! You're here!! Okay, time to play a song!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
It is natural for the leading role to arrive late...! Now then, let us bring our song to life!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Th-that's it?! C-come guys...!
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Kaoru-senpai is so amazing~!!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
I still can't get over how free-spirited they perform... It's still a mystery how they can get through a song.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
It's like there's five of me~.
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
But... there's something really fun about it!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Thanks for the red carpet. I thought it might be interesting to practice in pairs of the same instruments, but you don't have a keyboard player in Hello, Happy World!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Ah, it's a long name, so just call us Hello Happy.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Oh. Is it really that strange that we don't have a keyboard player?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Not at all. It's probably rarer for a band to have a DJ, than not have a keyboard.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
But there's no rules about a band line-up, right? It's just too restricting to stick inside the same mold all the time! I can't do the things I want to do like that!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Hmm, that's an interesting way to look at it. True enough, it wouldn't be rock if we just stuck to the mold.
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
The truth is it just ended up this way after all kinds of twists and turns.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
As the great Goethe said, one sees in the world what they carries in their heart...
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Kaoru-senpai, that's so cool...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Huh...?
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Ohh, don't pay attention to Kaoru-san. She doesn't actually understand half the things she quotes.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
We aren't trying to be a rock band. We just want to make the whole world smile! That's it!
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Ahaha. If you're gonna dream, then dream big, right?
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
Yeah! I don't really understand the difficult stuff, but... I think if everyone's smiling, then that's good enough! That's the number one thing for us!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Nice. I kind of like that way of thinking.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Me too~. Nothing beats being free~. It's kind of like being a pirate~. Ahoy there~!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
We've been doing our own thing since we started, but it's always been within the rock mold. I've gotta admit, it feels good to see style that isn't bound by anything!
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
I don't really get it, but I think we're being praised. Thanks!
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Honestly, it's one troublesome thing after another with these guys, but I can't deny it feels pretty good to be praised by another band.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Everyone is so free-spirited, but you all share the same goal of making people smile. That's probably how your music comes together.
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
Yeah! I think so too! Wanting to make the whole world smile is the reason we are all in the band...
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Who would've thought the day would come when our band gets praised in such a proper way...
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Umm! I've got an idea I want to talk about...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Ooh~. Tsugu's had a moment of enlightenment~.
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Breaking away from the mold is important, so... I think I'm going to quit the keyboard!
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Whaaat?!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Oh, that's a good mindset! I don't think any of us should stick to playing the one instrument and nothing else!
Moca (icon).png Moca:
In that case, maybe I'll take this occasion to change instruments too~.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
I'll lend you my bass if you like!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Allow me to share the words of the great Goethe once more. Man always wavers. While he wavers, he is always looking for something.
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
Argh, gimme a break! I knew this was going to happen! Are you sure we don't need a little bit of a mold to work from~?!
Himari (icon).png Himari:
I-I'm thinking the same thing~! Everyone, stop being so free-spirited~!!
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Yukina's Lesson

Roselia and Poppin'Party practice together. What does Kasumi do after receiving a fiery instruction from Yukina?

CiRCLE - Studio
 
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
The bass was little behind in the last part.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
S-sorry...!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Let's try it one more time!
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Th-this is... wow...
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
Y-yes... Yukina-san is so strict...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
This kinda feels more like a boot camp than a group practice session...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Yukina~! Giving them an intensive is good and all, but go easy on them, okay~?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
That's not what I was trying to do...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Why don't we take a quick break? I feel bad for having you teach us nonstop.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
It's fine. It is wonderful that you have the will to improve yourselves.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
I have to say though, you are really good at the guitar.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... Thank you. In my opinion I still have a long way to go, mind you.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Oh, c'mon~. These cute little 1st graders are being sweet. You could just say thanks, you know?
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
I'm not being obstinate. I honestly feel that way, which is why I said it...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
You're amazing, Sayo-senpai. What made you want to practice so hard?
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Technique is everything... That's why.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
It's everything...?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
We only believe in the absolute. And technique is an absolute standard in which one can be evaluated. That's why refine our skills.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Hrm, this is kinda hard to follow~.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
*sigh* I knew you were gonna say that.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Did you get what they meant, Arisa?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
O-of course I did!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
You can decide if someone is good at their instrument or not regardless of your musical preferences, right?
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
We want to mark our place with absolute technical skills, regardless of who it is that listens to us. And in order to be evaluated that way, we must continue to heighten our technical ability.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
That's true, I think everyone who hears Roselia would agree they have amazing technique.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
It's a rationalized way of looking at it.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Is music really meant to be such a rational thing...? Skilled or not, I feel like the desire to play makes your body move on it's own.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
We have a goal. And this approach is the most optimal way to achieve that goal.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
What's the goal that Roselia's aiming towards?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
It's... not something that needs to be said here.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Ahh, let's just say we have our reasons, yeah?
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
Umm... does Poppin' Party have... a goal or anything like that?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
There's a certain place where we want to perform.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Yeah, that's right.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
It might still be a long way away for us, but we want to get there someday no matter what.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
And to do that we have get better and better at our instruments!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Yeah. We'll get there, no matter what.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
A stage that you want to stand upon... Your goal isn't so different to ours.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
I'm glad we could learn what your intentions are.
Ako (icon).png Ako:
Fu fu fu~. Brethren who play the melody of eternal darkness! Let us enjoy our passage to our final destination together! ... How was that, Rin-rin? Was it cool?
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
Yes... it was really cool...
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
M-melody of eternal darkness...?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Ahaha. Tomoe told me Ako was like this, I guess nothing's changed.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
We won't force you on your path to reach your goal, but since we want to achieve something similar, we can at least help you.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
That's a nice thing to say, Yukina. The old you would never have said that!
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Is that so...?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
So that means you'll teach us more, right? Right?! Yay~!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Don't tell me we're going back to bootcamp...
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
I will use our lessons together as a process to refine my technique even more.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Oh man...
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
L-let's... do our best on... our keyboards...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Okay~!! Let's do it, guys!! Yeah~!
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The Much-Awaited Show

On the day of a short live show, all band members are incredibly excited. But what will the audiences think...?

CiRCLE - Music Hall
 
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Rimi-rin, could you grab that cable for me?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Sure! ... Ah, eek!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Oh no... Are you okay, Rimi-rin?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Oww... Yeah, I'm fine...
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
It's almost time for the real thing! Pull it together.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Ehehe... I'm sorry.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Are you okay, Rimi-chan? Rehearsals all went smoothly, so I think it's about time we opened the doors. Is everyone ready?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yes ma'am!
Marina icon.png Marina:
Okay, then let's do it! You're all set to go, right? Could you get the doors for me?


Dressing Room
 
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
The doors are open!!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Ahh, it's finally happening!
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
This it is! Our first gig!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
This is so exciting! I want to start singing right now!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Right? I'm getting really pumped! I don't think I can keep my hands off my guitar!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... Hina, settle down. There's still 30 minutes until the first band. You still have an hour until you're on.
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Fine~.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... It's so noisy in here. Moca, let's go get some fresh air.
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Okay~. Let's eat some buns and chill out~.


30 Minutes Later
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
It's almost time, everyone! The first band up is Afterglow. Good luck!
Himari (icon).png Himari:
We've got this! Let's go do it, everyone!!
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Yeah. Let's go turn up the heat out there!
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Yeah!
Marina icon.png Marina:
That was amazing! Every single band was really cool out there~... I felt just as excited as the people in the audience.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Ah, I think everyone's just about finished cleaning up. Could you ask everyone to come here?


CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
Great job everyone! Your shows were awesome! Check this out! You're already getting great reviews on the website~!
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Wow...! Look at how many comments there are!
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
You're right! "Hagumi-chan was so cute on the bass" ...? Ehehe~, I'm so happy♪
Marina icon.png Marina:
You guys all worked so hard today, so we've organized some snacks and juice for everyone! Let's have a little celebration!
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Ooh, nice idea! That sounds fun♪ ... Okay, Yukina, Sayo. No saying "we can't afford to be wasting time like this" today, got it?
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... Fine.
Marina icon.png Marina:
Okay, does everyone have a glass~? Without further ado.. Here's to everyone's first successful show...
All:
Cheers!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
The shows today were so amazing, huh?! It made my heart pound!!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Everything makes your heart pound.
Aya (icon).png Aya:
It made my heart pound too! Like... in a different way to being nervous. Something from today made me feel like we'll be able to do even better shows in the future.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
I agree!! It felt like we were looking at the universe from the stage!!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
The universe...?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
Ahaha... I knew there was something similar about Kokoro-chan and Hina-chan. A-anyway, let's make the next event we do a success too!
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Naturally.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Agreed.
Marina icon.png Marina:
This worked out well. I think we made the right choice in having this smaller show. I think it's really motivated everyone!
Marina icon.png Marina:
With how things are, I'm starting to think it might be okay to give the girls more say in how we go about doing the event. What do you think?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Right? I knew you'd agree. Of course, we'll have to handle a lot of the little things, but why don't we trust in their potential?
Marina icon.png Marina:
... So, why don't we get some more food to raise their spirits? Your treat, of course~!
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Such a diverse party!

After the short live show, all band members are happy about the performances. What will they do next?

CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Hey guys~♪ Great job today!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
Eek! U-um... you too...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
You were so cool on the drums, Kanon! I got so pumped just listening to you!
Kanon (icon).png Kanon:
Th-thank you!
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
Seeing Kanon perform properly alongside such a unique collection of people makes her look so mature and dependable.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Ahaha, I totally know what you mean~!
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Aoba-san, was it? Your prowess on the guitar was lovely. So fleeting...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Really? Yay~. That's great.
Michelle (icon).png Michelle:
She can practically ignore Kaoru-san. This is amazing...
Moca (icon).png Moca:
Seriously? Yay~.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
I'm pretty sure Moca just isn't paying attention...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
I honestly didn't know how things were going to turn out when we first met up, but it feels like we're all friends now. I'm really glad.
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Yeah! I'm so happy the shows went well.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
I still wanna keep playing~!!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Me too!! I think this is the first time I've done something in such a big group like this! Other people are just so much fun!
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
I'm still overflowing with energy too! Mmm~! I feel like I could do ten laps of the downtown area!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
... I'm calling it right now. Those three are trouble.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
There's something similar about them, but...
Eve (icon).png Eve:
The outfit everyone in Roselia wears... It has so many layers! Is it dark black so that you can hide in the darkness?!
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
U-umm... I don't think that's... the reason...
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
Ooh~! Hide in the darkness! That's kinda cool~! I think I've heard stuff like that in movies before!
Rinko (icon).png Rinko:
... U-uhh... th-that's not why we...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Those three are completely different.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Yeah. But even then, we all played our music on the same stage. Kind of a wonder, isn't it?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Now that you mention it, I guess it is kind of amazing.
Tae (icon).png Tae:
I like it, though. So many different people, and so many different types of music... It's like a big party.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
That's it, O-Tae! That's it!!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Whoa!! Could you not appear out of nowhere like that?!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Let's have a party with everyone!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
A-a party...?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Looks like Kasumi is up to something again, huh?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
After playing on stage today, I kinda felt that calling it a group performance or something like that is just too stuffy. Like, it should be more lively and colorful, you know?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Party! This is the perfect word for what we should do!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I guess I can understand what Kasumi is trying to say.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Right? Right?! So let's make the next event more colorful and exciting like a party!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
But what can we do to make it into a party like that?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
We can think about that later! Let's just enjoy the moment for now!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
You're not even using your brain, are you?!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Ahaha. But it's not like we get to do this every day, so I'd like to talk to the others more. There's some people I didn't even get to meet during the practice session.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I just wanna go home...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Fufu. You're shy around new people, huh? Okay, let's go around and say hi to everyone together then.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Ugh, lemme go~!!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Um, can I go with you too...?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Of course! Kasumi and O-Tae...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
You have beautiful hands.
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Huh?! Wh-what are you doing...?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Party! Party~!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
Yay~!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
... I think those two will be just fine. Okay, let's go enjoy the party!
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Girls Band Party!

The girls all go to a restaurant to talk. What happens when their opinions don't match up?

Restaurant
 
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Thanks for coming today, everyone! It's a beautiful day today, and...
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
No one cares about that. We're here to discuss the details of the event, aren't we?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Ehehe... First up is the event name. What does everyone think of "Girls Band Party"?
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Party, huh... Sounds good to me!
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
Besides the common meaning of a social gathering, a party can also refer to a group of people with a shared purpose. Considering both of these meanings, it may be the most appropriate name to use.
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
I see. The ol' double meaning.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
That's right! It has a double meaning!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
I bet my keyboard this is just a coincidence.
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
A-anyway! If no one has any objections, then I think we should go with this name. Agreed?
All:
Agreed!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yay! It's decided then!
Ran (icon).png Ran:
Okay, so what about the actual event itself? We have to think about what we're going to do.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
A party that makes the whole world smile! I can't see any other options!
Eve (icon).png Eve:
How about a bushido party? We could cut straw dummies in half on stage, or...
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... Hey. It's supposed to be a music party, isn't it? I want to try a session with other bands.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
I like that idea. But if we are going to play sessions together, everyone will need to raise their skills to our standard.
Ran (icon).png Ran:
I don't think skill should matter...!
Hina (icon).png Hina:
I want to perform with you, sis♪
Sayo (icon).png Sayo:
... I'd rather not. You need to focus more on your affinity with the rest of Pastel*Palettes.
Kaoru (icon).png Kaoru:
Why don't we set it up like a musical, and have various performances one after another?
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
... I think you're the only person who would enjoy that.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Oh boy... I kind of expected it, but this is getting messy...
Misaki (icon).png Misaki:
It was definitely to be expected...
Ran (icon).png Ran:
I think it would be a good idea for two bands to have a session between performances, and have each one link into the next.
Maya (icon).png Maya:
What does everyone think about the idea of each band doing a cover of another band's song?
Aya (icon).png Aya:
That could be good too, but I think we should have some talking time as well, so the audience can get to know us and the live house better.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Nothing speaks louder than music. We don't need to spend time talking. I for one won't do it.
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
As an idol band, we believe talking time with the audience is indispensable. Being able to liven the audience up like that is an important skill for a band, you know?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
... We're not trying to be idols.
Tsugumi (icon).png Tsugumi:
Ran-chan! Try to calm down...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Urgh, we had so much fun during the last party. Why is this happening~?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
I guess it just goes to show how strongly everyone feels about their music.
Hagumi (icon).png Hagumi:
Don't fight, guys~! Kasumi-chan, what should we do?!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
C-calm down, everyone! For now, let's decide on whether we should talk between performances...
Ran & Yukina:
No. We don't need to.
Aya & Chisato:
Yes! Of course, we should.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
A talk? As in have a chat to the audience? If people will smile, then count me in!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
... A-ahaha~... Um, how about the idea of doing covers of each other's songs...?
All:
Yes! No!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Hey... this is just getting worse! What are we gonna do...?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
There's no point talking about this anymore... Let's get out of here.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Agreed.
Himari (icon).png Himari:
Huh? H-hey, wait a minute, Ran!
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Yukina!
Chisato (icon).png Chisato:
... We have work after this, so we should be probably be going as well.
Kokoro (icon).png Kokoro:
Oh? That's it for today? Then let's head off!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Huh? W-wait...!
Tae (icon).png Tae:
... They're gone.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Oh no... what are we gonna do about this...?
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In Common

The bands all disagree with each other and decide to stop practicing together. How can Poppin'Party get them back together?

CiRCLE - Studio
 
Marina icon.png Marina:
What?! You guys ended up arguing?!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
We kind of didn't see eye to eye on a few things...
Marina icon.png Marina:
I guess that's not surprising. You're all in this for different reasons, after all. It's good that you have things you believe strongly in, but…
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
The Girls Band Party isn't gonna happen at this rate~! Wah~! Arisa~!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
S-settle down! In any case, we don't have any choice but to try and find a solution to the problem at hand!
Marina icon.png Marina:
That's true. Even if we mediate for you, it probably won't resolve the fundamental problem here... I don't suppose you have any bright ideas?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Find something we all have in common...? Between the five bands?
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
But isn't the fact we don't have anything in common part of the reason this all happened in the first place...?
Tae (icon).png Tae:
The thing we have in common is that we want to play music. Even if our reasons are different, that one thing is the same.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
We might have other things in common too! If only we knew more about the others...!
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
That makes sense, but... how are we going to find out what those things are?
Marina icon.png Marina:
Hrm... that's a tough one.
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Ahh, is this another one of those "we just have to come up with something" moments? ... You mean you've got nothing?
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Ooh, Arisa. You're being yourself again.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
You're kinda tough when things get difficult, huh~?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Huh?! I-I'm not doing anything special!
Marina icon.png Marina:
I don't know exactly how to go about it, but I'm sure that you'll be able to get through this if you work together! We'll support you however we can, of course.
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Okay!


The Next Day
 
School Path
 
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Yukina~. Don't you think went a little too far at the meeting yesterday?
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
Our band has its convictions. Just because we are taking part in an event, it doesn't mean we should bend them.
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
I get where you're coming from, but... Kasumi-chan and the other's were pretty shocked when you walked out like that, you know? If we're going to be part of this event, we're gonna have to talk things out.
Yukina (icon).png Yukina:
...
Lisa (icon).png Lisa:
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you're the only one at fault. Everyone got a bit too excited yesterday. I wonder what we're gonna have to do to get everyone on the same page again... This isn't going to be easy...


Haneoka Girls' Academy-School Gate
 
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
We're supposed to be having a group practice session tomorrow for the event... What do you think we should do?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
To be honest, with the way things are, I think we're just going to end up arguing again...
Ran (icon).png Ran:
What are you two looking at me for?
Himari (icon).png Himari:
N-no reason~? Ahaha~! D-don't mind me~.
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Himari has a point. We should at least decide on our stance before we do anything else. But having said that, it's not just something we can come up with on the spot...
Himari (icon).png Himari:
That's true... Tomoe, do you think you could text Saaya-chan and tell her we can't make it tomorrow?
Tomoe (icon).png Tomoe:
Yeah, sure thing. And on a different note, Ran~? I hope you're reflecting on what you did yesterday. You're definitely in the wrong for walking out like that, got it?
Ran (icon).png Ran:
...


CiRCLE - Studio
 
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Okay! Let's pinpoint the features of each band, and try to find any common points between them!
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Sure!
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Hm? I just got a text from Tomoe... She says they can't make it to the practice session tomorrow...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Lisa-senpai said they aren't coming too...
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
I guess no one can make it...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
I thought we had something good going after our last show...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Oh no, everyone's so divided~
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Won't Give Up

With the joint band practice done for, Kasumi is feeling down. What will she do?

The Next Day
 
CiRCLE - Studio
 
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
We were supposed to have a group practice session today...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
I guess none of the others are going to be joining us...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Come on, guys! Everyone else is still probably practicing with their own bands! We should be doing the same... you know?
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
That's true. We'll really be screwed if we let ourselves lose momentum here. Right, Kasumi?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Yeah...
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Kasumi-chan seems kind of down...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Why don't we take a little break?


CiRCLE - Lobby
 
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
Kasumi~. You okay?
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
...
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
Whoa, seriously, are you okay?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Kasumi-chan, try not to think about it too much...
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Nrgh~!!! It's no good~!! I can't come up with a single thing that any of the bands have in common!!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
Everyone's apart on practice day, maybe we just don't have anything in common...
Arisa (icon).png Arisa:
*sigh*... And here we were worried that you're depressed or something... Hey! We're still practicing, you know? Focus!
Kasumi (icon).png Kasumi:
But~!! At this rate, the event isn't gonna happen...
Saaya (icon).png Saaya:
I've got the feeling none of the bands are going to be willing to compromise...
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Is compromise really necessary...?
Rimi (icon).png Rimi:
Huh...?
Tae (icon).png Tae:
Marina-san said we should find something we all have in common, but I don't think it has to be something we compromise on.
Tae (icon).png Tae: