ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! All-Male Band Anime Series Now Airing

11.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

The new TV anime series ARGONAVIS from BanG Dream! began airing on April 10, 2020 on the “Super Animeism” programming block on MBS, TBS, and 26 other channels in Japan.The series is part of the media franchise of the same name about different groups of all-male bands.

 

The 3D CG anime series centres on the band Argonavis from Hakodate, Hokkaido. The scenes where the band performs in the series makes use of motion capture of the voice actors.

 

STORY

Hakodate, Hokkaido. A city lined with beautiful architecture where European and Japanese culture collides. Ren Nanahoshi is a university student in Hakodate and lives a life of solitude. But he has never forgotten the excitement he felt when he went to a live concert when he was young. One day, he meets two guys who are looking for more members for their band: the hot-blooded and lively Yūto and the polite and cautious Wataru. They are later joined by the talented Rio and steady Banri and form Argonavis. While butting heads as they jump into their band activities, they have a chance encounter with another band by the name of GYROAXIA in Sapporo. Argonavis chase their dream to the big stage.

 

Opening Theme Video

 

Episode 1 – “Hikari Aru Tokoro e” (To The Place With The Light)

In the first episode, we see that because he’s no good at communicating, Hakodate university student Ren Nanahoshi lives a life of solitude. is a university student in Hakodate. He’s never forgotten about when he went to see a live show when he was a kid. One day, Ren goes to karaoke alone where he ends up meeting Yūto and Wataru. They are looking for a vocalist for their band, and get to hear Ren sing. They say to him, “This is our destiny! Let’s make a band together!” But Ren ends up running away at the suddenness of the offer. But their destiny awaits, and this is just the start of things to come. 

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