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Roselia, Raise a Suilen Also Perform Opening Songs for BanG Dream! Season 2

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Song previews posted

The official website for the BanG Dream! anime announced on Tuesday and Wednesday that the franchise's Roselia and RAISE A SUILEN bands are also performing opening theme songs for the upcoming second season. Roselia will perform the song "Brave Jewel" and RAISE A SUILEN will perform "R・I・O・T."

Roselia's vocalist Aina Aiba (the voice of Yukina Minato) appeared in a video to share the news and preview the song "Brave Jewel". The song preview begins at 1:36 in the video below.

RAISE A SUILEN's vocalist and bass guitarist Raychell also appeared in a video to share the news and preview the song "R・I・O・T." The song preview begins at 1:55 in the video below.

The franchise's Poppin' Party band are also performing the opening theme "Kizuna Music ♪" for the upcoming second season. All three bands will also visit stores in Japan and distribute a CD with short versions of three new songs.

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.

Sources: BanG Dream! anime's YouTube channel (link 2), BanG Dream! anime's website (link 2) via Ota-Suke

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