BanG Dream! Interview with Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani — The Path and Future of BanG Dream! Project (Part 3)

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The BanG Dream! (Bandori) franchise started taking flight in 2015 as a media mix project centered around the theme of all-girl bands. The main appeal of the franchise is that all the voice actresses of the characters forming the band Poppin’ Party (Popipa), which serve as the backbone of the story, are capable of actually performing the songs live with incredible quality.

Following the release of the television anime series in January 2017, the mobile game based on the franchise titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) was released in March 2017 while Popipa performed at the famous Nippon Budoukan for the first time in August the same year. In this interview, we delve into the mind of Takaaki Kidani, the man behind the creation of the BanG Dream! Project, as we talk about what lies ahead for the franchise.

This is the third part of the three-part interview; click the following links below to read Part 1 and Part 2.

Originally published in Real Sound on November 6, 2018.

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BanG Dream! Interview with Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani — The Path and Future of BanG Dream! Project (Part 2)

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The BanG Dream! (Bandori) franchise started taking flight in 2015 as a media mix project centered around the theme of all-girl bands. The main appeal of the franchise is that all the voice actresses of the characters forming the band Poppin’ Party (Popipa), which serve as the backbone of the story, are capable of actually performing the songs live with incredible quality.

Following the release of the television anime series in January 2017, the mobile game based on the franchise titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) was released in March 2017 while Popipa performed at the famous Nippon Budoukan for the first time in August the same year. In this interview, we delve into the mind of Takaaki Kidani, the man behind the creation of the BanG Dream! Project, as we talk about what lies ahead for the franchise.

This is the second part of the three-part interview; click the following links below to read Part 1 and Part 3.

Originally published in Real Sound on November 6, 2018.

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BanG Dream! Interview with Bushiroad’s Takaaki Kidani — The Path and Future of BanG Dream! Project (Part 1)

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The BanG Dream! (Bandori) franchise started taking flight in 2015 as a media mix project centered around the theme of all-girl bands. The main appeal of the franchise is that all the voice actresses of the characters forming the band Poppin’ Party (Popipa), which serve as the backbone of the story, are capable of actually performing the songs live with incredible quality.

Following the release of the television anime series in January 2017, the mobile game based on the franchise titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) was released in March 2017 while Popipa performed at the famous Nippon Budoukan for the first time in August the same year. In this interview, we delve into the mind of Takaaki Kidani, the man behind the creation of the BanG Dream! Project, as we talk about what lies ahead for the franchise.

This interview is divided into three parts; click the following links below to read Part 2 and Part 3.

Originally published in Real Sound on November 6, 2018.

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Official SSSS.Gridman Rikka Takarada & Akane Shinjou Dakimakura Covers Available for Pre-orders

Along with the good news of SSSS.Gridman official website updating its policies regarding the show’s guidelines on derivative works and doujinshis, the official Twitter account also announced recently that dakimakura covers of the two main girls of the show, Rikka Takarada and Akane Shinjou, will be up for pre-order.

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SSSS.Gridman Updates Official Guidelines on Derivative Works and Doujinshis

As a response to the public’s mixed reception to the recent fiasco related to SSSS.Gridman’s commercial doujinshi, in which famous R-18 illustrator Pija got roped into, the SSSS.Gridman official website has been updated with an official statement and updated guidelines regarding the matter. You can read the whole translated statement below.

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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Upcoming Fall 2019 Movie to be Titled “Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine”, Teaser Visual Revealed

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We are finally getting several updates on Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend) in Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai 2018 that we have all been waiting for! Without further ado, let’s dig in!

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Date A Live 3 Confirmed for January 2019 Premiere, Reveals Key Visual

The third season of Date A Live anime series has been announced for January 12, 2019 premiere, along with the reveal of its teaser visual! This announcement was made during today’s Fantasia Daikanshasai (Fantasia Great Thanksgiving Festival) 2018.

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