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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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! × Scenario Course – Scenario Writing Class with the Craft Egg Scenario Team

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This is a report of the “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! × Scenario Course” program, which is a seminar sponsored by Creek and River Co., Ltd where you can listen to stories of the creative process and various tips from the industry’s professionals – this time featuring Craft Egg as the developer of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (Garupa) mobile game. The seminar was held on June 17, 2018 at Shibuya Prime Plaza.

Originally published in Creative Village on July 11, 2018.

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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party July 2018 Survey

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Japanese version is holding another official survey, in which players can request new songs, collaborations, or features to be added to the game.

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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Interview with Craft Egg CEO and Bushiroad Producer – “We will never sacrifice the satisfaction of our users for sales.”

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This is an interview about BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! mobile game with Craft Egg’s CEO Shuichi Morikawa and Bushiroad’s general manager of digital contents / general producer Koichi Murakami.

Originally published in App Ape Lab. on June 19, 2018.

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Voice Actress Sumire Uesaka Performs Azur Lane’s Theme Song

The official Bilibili channel of Azur Lane, the new mobile game that has been gaining a lot of popularity recently, has uploaded the game’s official theme song. Sumire Uesaka, the voice actress known for voicing the Japanese destroyer Fubuki from DMM’s popular browser game Kantai Collection, is responsible for performing the theme song.

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