BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage Anime Film Opens on August 20
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage anime film revealed on Tuesday that the film will open in Japan on August 20. In addition, the CD for the film's songs will ship on August 25, and a limited edition of the CD will bundle a Blu-ray Disc with the first BanG Dream! FILM LIVE film.
The BanG Dream! FILM LIVE anime film based on the BanG Dream! franchise opened in 56 theaters in Japan in September 2019. The film earned more than 300 million yen (about US$2.75 million) at the Japanese box office by the following month. Sanzigen returned to animate the film, and Bushiroad distributed the film. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the film.
The franchise also has another upcoming two-film project focused on the "Roselia" in-story band. BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku (Promise) is the first of these films, and it will open on April 23. BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II: Song I am., the second film, will open on June 25.
Yet another film, BanG Dream! Poppin' Dream!, is slated to open in 2022.
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. The anime's second season premiered in January 2019. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and HIDIVE and Crunchyroll both streamed the series as it aired.