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BanG Dream! Anime Staff Q&A Session!

Apr 22, 2020

For everyone to enjoy their time at home, the production staff behind the BanG Dream! 3rd Season Anime will be answering some questions online!

 

Questions will be answered by the following team:

BanG Dream! 3rd Season Anime Director, Kodai Kakimoto
BanG Dream! Anime Series Composition & Scriptwriter, Yuniko Ayana
Staff from the animation production company Sanzigen, in charge of the BanG Dream! Anime
Staff from Bushiroad in charge of the BanG Dream! Anime production

 

Please post your questions on Twitter with the hashtag #BDAnimeQnA and we will pick a few to be answered!

 

Examples:
- What was the largest hurdle during the production of the 3rd Season?
- What points did you focus on while producing the MV for RAISE A SUILEN in the 3rd Season's Episode 4?
- Which scenes did you put in extra care for during the Opening and Ending?
- I want to see more location reference photos other than Kamogawa!
- Please tell us your favorite episode.

※Please note questions cannot pick who they are answered by.

 

Submission Deadline

12:00PM PDT, April 26th 2020 (Sunday).

 

 

Questions & Answers

How long does it take to create 1 season of BanG Dream! animation?

The creation of "BanG Dream! 3rd Season" took about 9 months.
Prior to the creation of the animation itself, every character model took 2-3 months to make, and a lot more time went into production if we include scriptwriting and setting design.
(SANZIGEN Production Manager, Hideyuki Tazaki)

 

What was the hardest thing in the production process of the anime?

Adjusting the storyboards. There are 30 main characters, which is a big cast, and it was very difficult to put the layout and acting in accordance to everyone's personality and current state. Unless you are a hardcore BanG Dreamer or an experienced storyboard maker, it was impossible to get everything communicated in short meetings.
Also BanG Dream! being a 3D anime, there are both pros and cons compared to traditionally drawn anime, and adjustments regarding those points were challenging too.
(BanG Dream! 3rd Season Anime Director, Kodai Kakimoto)
The concert scenes were hard every time. Especially up to episode 9 of the 2nd Season, since we were making the motions manually. It made me want to cry.
The ending scene of the final episode in the 3rd Season is also done manually, by the way. It truly felt like I gave it everything I got.
(SANZIGEN CG Supervisor, Atsushi Mimura)

 

How did Yukina do on her exam?

I'm sure she didn't get a failing grade... (haha)
It's impressive that everyone is putting a lot of effort in schoolwork, despite all the band practice they have.
(BanG Dream! Anime Series Composition & Scriptwriter, Yuniko Ayana)

 

Is there any reason why PAREO's home is in Kamogawa, Chiba?

We chose to place it near the ocean first, and decided on Kamogawa because it was the right distance from CHU²'s home.
It is a memorable place for me personally too, being the place I visited with Scriptwriter Midori Goto when I was still new to the industry.
(BanG Dream! Anime Series Composition & Scriptwriter, Yuniko Ayana)

 

How did you come up with the names of the bands participating in "BanG Dream! Girls Band Challenge"?

We had staff at Bushiroad think up the names. The names may reflect their interests.
(Staff from Bushiroad in charge of the BanG Dream! Anime production)

 

Do you have plans to make animation regarding the stories of Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, and Hello, Happy World! ?

We may have a chance to make them in the future, though nothing is confirmed yet.
(Staff from Bushiroad in charge of the BanG Dream! Anime production)

 

Do you have plans for a sequel?

We do not know whether it will be a TV series, web series, or movie, but we want to keep making BanG Dream! animation perpetually. That being said, we may be able to deliver a TV series after the release of the movie that has been announced, though we still don't know what form it may take.
(Staff from Bushiroad in charge of the BanG Dream! Anime production)

 

How did you come up with the lines of the previews on YouTube?

We made the lines based on a rule to talk about completely unrelated topics.
(Staff from Bushiroad in charge of the BanG Dream! Anime production)

 

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