With the musical anime, BanG Dream!, premiering next month, the anime’s in-story band, Poppin’Party, is making its mark on the Japanese music scene, as the band’s third single, “Hashiri Hajimeta Bakari no Kimi ni/Tear Drops”, has finally made it to the Top 10 of the Weekly Oricon Music Charts.

This achievement has been considered unprecedented because this song is from an anime which has not even been aired yet! This bodes well for the anime, as the band is getting more and more popular even before it airs.

Takaaki Kidani, CEO of Bushiroad, has said that “We hope this popularity and anticipation will extend to anime fans worldwide as well”.

BanG Dream! is an upcoming animation that will place the spotlight on five high school girls who form a rock band named Poppin’Party. The voice actresses of these characters will also be holding live performances under the moniker of ‘Poppin’Party’, with the ability to play similar instruments as their animated counterparts. Poppin’Party is expected to expand their activities to many different areas in future.

The 4th and 5th single by Poppin’Party will be the opening and ending theme song for BanG Dream!. Both will be released subsequently after the premiere of the animation.

BanG Dream! Synopsis

Since she was very young, Kasumi has always been searching for the “Star Beat”, a sparkling and exciting sound she heard while looking up at the night sky. Just after getting into high school, Kasumi comes across a “Star-shaped Guitar” in the storage area of an old pawn shop. Feeling a rush and excitement she has never felt before, Kasumi teams up with 4 other girls and embarks on a journey to seek out the shiny place. We promise to perform a live here!

BanG Dream will premiere on January 21, 2017.

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