Milky Holmes' Bushiroad, Pokémon's OLM Form Anime Venture ISSEN
posted on by Egan Loo
The card and multimedia company Bushiroad (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Detective Opera Milky Holmes) announced on Wednesday that it is starting a joint developmental venture with the studio OLM (Pokémon, Future Card Buddyfight) for anime works under the new brand ISSEN. One of ISSEN's first projects is the "Yes! BanG_Dream!" music video for the BanG_Dream! mixed-media project's Poppin' Party band:
The name of the brand has multiple meanings, since it represents the "bolt" with which to defeat enemies, drawing the "line" between others, and a "flash" of brilliance.
Bushiroad launched the Bang_Dream! multimedia project in January. Novelist Kō Nakamura launched a manga titled BanG_Dream! Star Beat in Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine on January 8.
Bushiroad formed the Poppin' Party band for the project in February. The band's members consist of voice actresses who portray the characters in the story, and play the same instruments as their characters. The cast includes: Aimi (Kasumi Toyama) on guitar and vocals, Ayasa Itō (Arisa Ichigaya) on keyboard, Rimi Nishimoto (Rimi Ushigome) on bass, Sae Ootsuka (Tae Hanazono) on lead guitar, and Ayaka Ohashi (Saaya Yamabuki) on drums.