Shogakukan Asia has now released Vol. 1 of the official English-language version of the BanG Dream! manga in Singapore! They then announced that it will then make its way to other parts of Southeast Asia. This includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and The Philippines.

Those who purchase Vol. 1 also get an exclusive Photo Card, previously only available in Japan. This is part of the volume’s first-print edition bonus. Singapore readers also stand a chance to win A2 sized BanG Dream! tapestries in a lucky draw.

Aside from the physical release, Shogakukan Asia also has a preview of Volume 1 online. You can check it out through this link.

The BanG Dream! manga tells the story of 1st year high school student Kasumi Toyama, who is determined to start a band despite being an absolute beginner.

While the BanG Dream! manga shares the same premise as the hit television anime series currently airing in Japan, Southeast Asia, the US, UK and other regions, the manga provides more comprehensive details to each character and features additional scenes not seen in the anime.

BanG Dream! Volume 1 synopsis
Kasumi Toyama has always been captivated by the “beat of the stars”. Since then, she’s been searching for something… a spark that’ll excite and thrill her! Following a trail of star-shaped stickers, she soon stumbles upon a Random Star guitar at her schoolmate’s house! Could this mark the start of something amazing? A sparkling, heart-racing high school life begins for Kasumi as she decides to form a band!

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