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BanG Dream!'s Pastel*Palettes Band Gets Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime to center on band members' daily lives

A livestream presentation for the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! smartphone game announced on Monday that the members of the BanG Dream! band Pastel*Palettes will star in an anime titled Pastel Life. The livestream previewed footage from the anime, which will follow the daily lives of the band members.

The bands members include bassist Chisato Shirasagi (voiced by Sumire Uesaka), drummer Maya Yamato (Ikumi Nakagami), vocalist Aya Maruyama (Ami Maeshima), keyboardist Eve Wakamiya (Sawako Hata), and guitarist Hina Hikawa (Ari Ozawa).

The 13-episode BanG Dream! television anime premiered in January 2017, and Anime Network Online and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks will release the anime with English subtitles on home video on June 19, and it describes the story:

When she was a child, Kasumi Toyama (played by Poppin' Party's lead singer, Aimi) felt a heart-pounding thrill every time she gazed at the stars, and she's been looking without success for something that could inspire the same feeling ever since. One day, she comes across a star-shaped guitar in a rundown pawnshop and, for the first time, discovers the thrill she's been searching for. Kasumi becomes determined to form an all-girl band, and her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae (all brought to life by the members of Poppin' Party). Does this band have what it takes to make their dreams of stardom come true?

Bushiroad launched the BanG Dream! multimedia project in January 2015, and the company formed the Poppin' Party band for the project in February 2015. The project's other bands include Happy World!, Pastel*Palettes, Afterglow, and Roselia. The band members consist of voice actresses who portray the characters in the story, and they play the same instruments as their characters.

The BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! smartphone game launched in Japan in March 2017, and an English version launched this month.

[Via Otakomu]

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