For Immediate Release

Girls' Band Project "BanG Dream!" to Simulcast on Anime Network Online

HOUSTON, JANUARY 9, 2017 - Anime Network Online (ANO) might not have a stage big enough to host the newest addition to the Winter 2017 lineup: the girls' band project "BanG Dream!"

The anime is part of an exciting mixed-media project featuring live performances by the popular girls' band, Poppin' Party, and includes the group's three hit singles, "Yes! BanG_Dream!", "STAR BEAT! ~Hoshi no Kodou~", and "Hashirihajimeta bakari no kimini". The story follows Kasumi Toyama (played by Poppin' Party's lead singer, Aimi) when her life changes on the day she finds a star-shaped guitar. Determined to form an all-girl band, her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae (all brought to life by the members of Poppin' Party).

BanG Dream! begins airing on Saturday, January 21, 2017. ANO subscribers in the United States of America, Canada, Turkey, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Netherlands and Latin America will be able to stream new episodes every Saturday at 9:00 AM EST.

About Anime Network:

Anime Network Online (ANO) is a leading independent streaming service that specializes in distributing classic, new, and simulcast Japanese animation titles to fans throughout North America and select countries across the globe on a title by title basis. With thousands of hours of anime programming refreshed monthly, ANO's offering is as deep as it is diverse. ANO's library features both dubbed and subtitled anime with the goal to deliver language accessible high-quality anime selections to its passionate international community.


Samantha Stevens