“BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Online Cafe” Event Report

“BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Online Cafe” Event Report

Bushiroad Inc. (HQ: Nakano, Tokyo; CEO: Yoshitaka Hashimoto)and Bushiroad USA Inc.(Walnut, California)has hosted their first online fan meeting “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Online Cafe” utilizing, Zoom, the web communication platform, for fans in North America on Tuesday July 21st.

What is “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Online Cafe”?

“BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Online Cafe” was an online fan meeting event for customers who purchased collaboration menu items from the “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Cafe LA 2020”. This was Bushiroad’s first collaboration cafe event in North America with Cafe Dulce in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The event took place from July 14th to 21st, to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the mobile app game, BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!.

*Following the City of Los Angeles guidelines, the Collaboration Cafe required face coverings and social distancing to all the customers, and the merchandises were only available through online pre-order then picked up.

The Online Cafe was a 45-minute talk event joined by special guests, Aimi, the voice of Kasumi Toyama, and Ayasa Ito, the voice of Arisa Ichigaya, from Poppin’Party (BanG Dream!). Over 230 fans from North America was in attendance.

Fans were welcoming the guests in many creative ways through their web cameras, such as waving light sticks and decorating the room with the BanG Dream! related items. The guests were extremely happy by the fan’s enthusiastic welcome.

There was an interactive pop quiz session, where the guests were answering questions with the chance to win donuts from Cafe Dulce. Fans were able to help and interact with the guests by using virtual backgrounds that were specially provided before the event.

The first BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Collaboration Cafe in North America and Bushiroad’s first online event utilizing Zoom ended with a great success.

<What is “BanG Dream!”?>

“BanG Dream!” is a next generation girls band project that links animated characters with real life performances. It is a media franchise that includes Anime, Games and Live performances. Voice actors from “Poppin’Party” & “Roselia” formed real bands and are actively performing live. A third live band, “RAISE A SUILEN”, was formed and are in the midst of activities as well. The 4th live band “Morfonica” began their activities in March 2020.

Developed together with Craft Egg Inc., the smartphone game “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!” launched in Japan on March 2017, followed by a global launch in April 2018 and has generated over 15 million downloads worldwide.

Mini Animation Series “BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!☆Pico ~OHMORI~” is airing on YouTube from May 7th, 2020.

Production of the new movie series as well as the movie “BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage” has been confirmed.

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