Get ready to dive into the wild and wacky world of Bang Dream!
This anime is like that elusive treasure buried deep in the anilist charts – you’ll need a shovel and a treasure map to find it! And trust me, there’s a good reason it’s hidden away down there.
Just like K-On, when you watch Bang Dream!, it’s like witnessing a hilarious cosmic mix-up. It’s as if the characters are playing a game of charades, trying to act out what creativity might be, but they have no clue what they’re doing!
Bless their hearts, they’re just stumbling around, hoping to strike gold, but it’s more like they’re digging themselves into a deeper hole of absurdity.
Alright, fellow anime enthusiast, let me guide you through BanG Dream! watch order. Brace yourself for the musical mayhem!
Table of Contents
1. BanG Dream! (2017)
Kasumi Toyama was enthralled by the stars as a young girl, so when she discovers a trail of star-shaped signs one day after transferring to a new school, she can’t help but follow them.
They lead her to a shop run by the grandmother of one of her new classmates, and Kasumi finds something that will change her life forever: a star-shaped guitar! And just like that, Kasumi knows that forming a band is her destiny.
Of course, convincing Arisa and her grandmother to sell her the guitar won’t be easy, and finding a group of other girls who want to become musicians will be even harder. But when a girl has stars in her eyes and a starbeat in her heart, there’s nothing that will stop Kasumi from making her fantasies come true!
2. BanG Dream! S2 (2019)
The second season of BanG Dream!.
It’s a new school year and Kasumi, Arisa, Saaya, Tae, and Rimi are thrilled to finally be second-year students. Even more exciting than becoming upperclassmen, however, is the fun they have while performing in their band Poppin’ Party… until things get out of control when the girls publicly announce that they’re going to do their own concert before they’ve really studied the issue.
Suddenly they’re committed to doing something that’s a lot more difficult than it seemed, and the pressure is doubled since their musical rivals in Roselia, who’ve also announced a live concert, are way ahead of them in planning!
But you can’t stop the music, and with a little hard work and help from other groups and some talented newcomers, Poppin’ Party fever will soon be popping up all over!
3. BanG Dream! FILM LIVE (2019)
It’s here! The big concert!
Kasumi Toyama, the girl who followed the trail of golden stars and heard the call of the Star Beat, and her friends/bandmates Saya, Tae, Rimi and Arisa, are now poised on the edge of stardom themselves as they prepare for a massive outdoor concert!
It’s a huge venue to fill, but fortunately Poppin’Party won’t be the only band taking the stage during this major musical event. It’s a non-stop wall of J-Pop fun as Afterglow, Pastel Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World! all join the ladies of Poppin’Party, and while they’re all still competing against each other, the real winners are the lucky members of the audience!
4. BanG Dream! 3rd Season (2020)
The third season of BanG Dream!
The girls of Poppin’Party have come a long way, but the competition coming up is the biggest yet – the BanG Dream! Girls Band challenge at the legendary Budokan!
Slots to compete are limited and the usual competitors will be vying for the chance, but the band to beat is the new RAISE A SUILEN, whose founder, Chiyu, has sworn to destroy both Roselia and Poppin’Party!
Indeed, Chiyu’s main goal is to make Roselia’s lead Yukina pay for denying Chiyu a spot as a producer, and the musical prodigy has the connections and resources to push the competition up to the next level! Can Poppin’Party keep up with the increased tempo and meet challenges like producing their own music video? They’ll have to if they want to make it to the big show!
5. BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage (2021)
“The best concert, once again!”
BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage is the second animated live movie for the BanG Dream! franchise and the sequel to BanG Dream! FILM LIVE.
6. BanG Dream! Poppin’ Dream! (2022)
After performing at the Budokan Live, the stage of their dreams, a mysterious woman appears before Kasumi and the others.
Poppin’Party’s next stage will be… overseas?!
7. BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!!!!! (2023)
The best way to fit in at a new school? Start a band! Anon has just transferred to Haneoka Girls’ Academy where girl bands are all the rage. But she started school late, so there aren’t many girls left to recruit. Then she meets her first friend and Haneoka’s misfit, Tomori, who’s hesitant to join. Still, Anon is determined to persuade Tomori and experience the true power of friendship and music.
In the end, what made BanG Dream! truly special wasn’t just the music, but the heartwarming connections it forged between fans and the characters.
The series taught everyone that it’s okay to be a little unconventional, to embrace their quirks, and to find joy in the simplest things.
So, whenever you find yourself in need of a good laugh, a catchy tune, or a reminder that creativity comes in many forms, just turn to BanG Dream!
The adventure continues, the music plays on, and the laughter echoes through the anime world and beyond.