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Poppin' Party Performs Opening Song for BanG Dream! Season 2

posted on by Karen Ressler
Song preview posted, more announcements planned for this week

The official website for the BanG Dream! anime announced on Monday that the franchise's Poppin' Party band are performing the opening theme "Kizuna Music ♪" for the upcoming second season. The website also announced that Poppin' Party will visit stores in Japan and distribute a CD with short versions of three new songs, including "Kizuna Music ♪." The staff will also make announcements on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The band's guitarist and vocalist Aimi (the voice of Kasumi Toyama) appeared in a video to share the news and preview the opening song. The song preview begins at 1:48 in the video below.

The BanG Dream! anime will premiere two more seasons in January and October of 2019, respectively. CG animation studio SANZIGEN (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life, BBK/BRNK) is replacing ISSEN and Xebec on the production of both the second and third seasons.

The BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! game app is inspiring DMM.futureworks and SANZIGEN's BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico mini anime, which premiered on July 5. A spinoff anime titled Pastel Life premiered in May.

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 licensed the first season, 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.

Source: BanG Dream! anime's website via Ota-Suke

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