In their last year of middle school, the five band members of CRYCHIC went their separate ways after an unpleasant disbandment. Each wrestling with their own regrets, the girls enrolled in different high schools, hoping never to hear from one another again.
Meanwhile, Anon Chihaya transfers to Haneoka Girls' Academy in the middle of the school year. As most students play in a band as a hobby, Anon desires to fit in and spends her first days trying to recruit members for her own band, envisioning herself as the group's vocalist. She befriends Tomori Takamatsu, a shy girl who seems interested but hesitant about joining. As it turns out, Tomori used to be part of CRYCHIC, an experience that has scarred her deeply.
Through Tomori, Anon meets Taki Shiina and Soyo Nagasaki, both former members of the same band. Although Taki detests the idea of playing with Anon, Soyo is delighted to help her out. Now with Soyo by her side, Anon's dream of forming a band is within reach—if only she could find a few more members.
ANIME REVIEW: BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!!!!!!
Before diving headfirst into our review, let’s set the stage and give you a glimpse of what ‘BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!’ is all about. From the prolific minds at the ‘Craft Egg’ studio, BanG Dream! story revolves around the all-girls band Afterglow. This anime immerses you in a world where music and friendship become the anthem of life. Truly a musical roller coaster ride, this series portrays their journey to stardom while facing their personal demons and overcoming various challenges that threaten their unity and passion.
The story unfolds as five childhood friends-Ran, Moca, Himari, Tomoe, and Tsugumi, dream of performing at the prestigious future world budokan, realizing their shared vision of music. In forging their dreams into reality, they encounter and develop deeper relationships with other bands, each with their unique flavors of music, stories, and identities. It’s an inspiring testament to the power of friendship, passion, and the universal language of music.
If music is the soul’s language, then ‘BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!’ speaks volumes. The series scores a soaring high with its tight narrations. It astutely marries both the elements of friendship and music into a wholesome package, carving an emotional route through their dreams, struggles, and ambitions. The anime effortlessly portrays the various facets of teenage life, making it truly relatable to its target audience.
Character development is where this anime struts on the high note. Each of the central characters possesses unique, well-developed personalities that make them charming and relatable. Ran, the band’s vocalist, leads with her fiery spirit, while Moca, the lead guitarist, emanates a light-hearted aura that is truly indomitable. Himari, the bassist, portrays strength in her maturity, on the other hand, Tomoe, the drummer, unites them with her responsible nature, and Tsugumi, the keyboardist, binds them together with her sans-fuss calmness. The performances by the voice actors add another layer of authenticity, making the characters more believable and endearing.
VISUALS AND SOUND
The animation quality of ‘BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!’ is robust, fluid, and engaging. The character designs are appealing, with meticulous detailing that brings each personality to life. Moreover, the concert sequences are breathtaking, immersing viewers into a beautifully crafted spectacle of lights and sounds. The sound department utterly complements the anime. The original songs and engaging background music push the thrill of watching the series to a higher pedestal.
IN A NUTSHELL
To wrap up, ‘BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!’ hits all the right chords with its compelling storyline, well-rounded characters, and stunning visuals and sound. It’s a perfect harmony of music, friendship, and passion that resonates with the inner chords of your heart. If you’re an anime aficionado on the lookout for a wholesome slice of life series riddled with musical nuances, then this one is a decidedly melodic ride worth joining!
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