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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Game App's Pico Mini Anime Premieres July 5

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Anime runs within BanG Dream! TV variety program

The official Twitter account for the BanG Dream! franchise announced on Saturday that BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico, a mini anime of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! game app, will premiere on July 5. It will run within the BanG Dream! TV variety program, which will air on the Tokyo MX station every Thursday at 11:30 p.m., and on Sun TV every Friday at 12:30 a.m. (The BanG Dream! TV variety program now airs on Tokyo MX every Thursday at 11:00 p.m.) The mini anime will also stream on the BanG Dream! Channel on YouTube.

A live-stream presentation for the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! game had announced last month that the members of the BanG Dream! band Pastel*Palettes will star in an anime titled Pastel Life. The staff has not specified the relationship between the previous Pastel Life announcement and the new BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico announcement. The second and third seasons of the main BanG Dream! television anime will also premiere in January and October of 2019, respectively.

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

Sentai Filmworks will release the first season 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, Roselia, and most recently, an all-male band called Argonavis. The band members consist of voice cast members 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 in April.

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