June 23. The movie “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II: Song I am.” was shown at a certain place in Tokyo for the interested parties and media.

After the screening, seven members of Roselia, general director Kakimoto Koudai, and director Mimura Atsushi took the stage to greet the cast and staff. Although the previews had just been done, they talked about the backstory and points of interest, choosing their words carefully so as not to spoil anything before the theatrical release.

The different atmosphere to the story of “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I. Promise”, the meaning behind the live scenes, and the thoughts of the production team.

Now in theaters! “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I. Promise” is an original theatrical film that depicts the secret story of the formation of the unit in two parts, with Roselia as the main characters.

“BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I. Promise”, the first part of the film, presents a fresh depiction of the dissonance that surrounds the newly formed group, and the process of overcoming this dissonance and creating a beautiful harmony as a unit.

“BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I. Promise”, opened on April 23 and is currently in theaters nationwide. The general director, Kakimoto Koudai, revealed that he has been “ego-searching” for fans’ voices and expressed his gratitude for the good response he has received.

Director Atsushi Mimura responded to MC Aiba Aina’s question, “How did it make you feel?” one of the fans said “It made them cry”, together with the cast members, they eagerly awaited the response to the first part of the film version, “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I. Promise”.

<image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413640.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='960' />▲Aiba Aina (who playes Minato Yukina Minato). Aiba Aina’s mother lives in Hokkaido, so she introduced the responses from there as well. According to her mother, a wide range of people were in the audience at the theater, including men and women of all ages, parents and children, couples, and singles.

The members of Roselia, who sometimes go to the countryside for stage greetings, were happy to hear the report as it gave them a chance to realize the depth of their fan base.

<image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413638.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='960' />▲Kudo Haruka (who plays Hikawa Sayo), Following on from the highlights and notable scenes of the film recommended by Roselia members, the highlights of “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II : Song I am.”

The previous episode focused on the formation of Roselia, so the characters in this episode were mostly limited to Roselia. However, this one will be more colorful than the previous one.

Kudo Haruka said that the members of Roselia will be able to show a new side of themselves by interacting with the new characters, and Aiba Aina echoed her sentiments.

<image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413633.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='360' /><image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413634.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='360' /><image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413635.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='360' /> Nakajima Yuki, who plays the role of Imai Lisa, then cut to the chase, saying, “The distance between us and everyone is changing little by little”. In the previous work, the bond between them as a unit was strengthened by overcoming one hurdle, but she said that this “growth” will be even more.

Sakuragawa Megu, who plays Udagawa Ako, Shizaki Kanon, who plays Shirokane Rinko, and director Mimura also mentioned the growth of the characters as well saying that they wanted the audience to pay attention to the “sense of distance that has made it easier to talk” between the members and their growth.

<image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413641.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='960' />▲Nakajima Yuki (who plays Imai Lisa). General Director Kakimoto mentioned something about the concept.

Roselia’s movies are so-called “two-part” works, but even though the stories are connected, the tone of the works were created as completely different works.

In other words, “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku” was made in the style of a documentary, while “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II: Song I am.” was intended to be a fun-filled live movie.

The last point I’d like to recommend is the live scenes that are unique to this series.

Unlike the previous series where Roselia was just formed, this series is at a stage where they are maturing as a unit. For this reason, there are many scenes where they make eye contact in the anime, just like in Roselia’s actual live performances. Aiba Aina told us that she hopes people will pay attention to this as well.

<image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413642.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='960' />▲Sakuragawa Megu (who plays Udagawa Ako). The recording was not done with all the members of Roselia in the studio, but with Aiba Aina, Kudo Haruka, and Nakajima Yuki together in a group of three, and Sakuragawa Megu and Shizaki Kaon.

At that time, the cast members suggested terms that were actually used in the band’s rehearsals, and the staff incorporated their opinions and made corrections on the spot.

The changes were made during the recording of the group of Aiba Aina, Kudo Haruka, and Yuki Nakajima, were able to blend in so naturally that even Sakuragawa Megu and Shizaki Kaon could not tell where the changes were made.

It might be interesting to pay attention to this when watching the film.

<image src='https://animeanime.jp/imgs/zoom/413639.jpg' class='inline-article-image' width='640' height='960' />▲Shizaki kaon (who plays Shirokane Rinko). When it comes to Bandori, it’s all about the live action! The opening live video, which was the focus of the previous movie, is still alive and well in this movie.

Kudo Haruka followed Sakuragawa Megu who said she was amazed at the spectacle and expressed her excitement. The cast members laughed as he recounted how he was giving air high fives to Aiba Aina and Sakuragawa megu, who were sitting far away from him, while doing them to herself.

In the live scene, a board game is used as a stage set, and according to the general director Kakimoto, the live scene is enlivened with movements that follow the rules. Also, the songs from the TV series have been newly recreated, so please look forward to those as well.

The “attention to detail” of the production team was also demonstrated in the live scenes other than the opening. During the “cutting” stage, when the video was finished to some extent for post recording, they suddenly added a live scene.

This decision was made based on the flow of the music from the first part, and it made sense not to do it, and it turned out to be very good.

The acoustics during the performance were also finely tuned. In the play, the band performs in a variety of venues, from a small studio to a large stage, and the sound engineer changed the way the performance sounded to suit each venue.

Character development, live performance scenes, and acoustic differences

“BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II: Song I am.”, which has a lot to offer, will be released on June 25.

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