A Spoiler-Free Review of BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Promise


Yukina, Lisa, Sayo, Ako, and Rinko – the 5 younger members of all-girl band Roselia – take the highlight within the model new theatrical movie BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Promise!

That is the primary installment of a two-part story that follows Roselia’s formation and journey via a number of dwell performances and practices, because the band makes its approach in direction of its final purpose of being on stage on the Future World FES! If Roselia is your favourite band from the globally widespread BanG Dream! collection, this film is unquestionably for you.

Right here at TOM, we thought it could be cool to offer a brief spoiler-free assessment of the film whereas it’s at present streaming within the US and Canada with English subtitles.

To borrow from considered one of Ako’s favourite phrases, everybody in Roselia is tremendous cool! Every member of the band has their very own distinctive character, and Episode of Roselia I: Promise provides each woman ample display time to exhibit her appeal to the viewers.

There’s Yukina Minato, the band’s chief and vocalist. She’s extraordinarily dedicated to her targets and never the sort to mince phrases, even to these closest to her.

Like Yukina, the guitarist Sayo Hikawa is decided to enhance her sound via onerous work and catch as much as her proficient twin sister. Sayo at all times speaks formally, which is just about the precise reverse fashion of fellow band member Ako!

Ako Udagawa is the liveliest of the bunch. The band’s drummer and a gamer, she loves issues which can be tremendous cool and having a enjoyable time.

It’s via Ako that her bestestestest pal Rinko Shirokane joined Roselia. Rin-chan may be very shy, particularly with folks she speaks to for the primary time. She overcomes her shyness by acting on stage as Roselia’s keyboardist.

Final however not least is Lisa Imai, the band’s bassist. Lisa is a supportive and considerate individual, caring concerning the wellbeing of everybody in Roselia, however particularly Yukina, her childhood pal.

Yukina, Lisa, Sayo, Ako, and Rinko are voiced by Aina Aiba, Yuki Nakashima, Haruka Kudo, Megu Sakuragawa and Kanon Shizaki respectively. The voice actresses do an unimaginable job bringing their characters to life! You possibly can inform that they labored onerous to specific every particular person’s character, and that is very true throughout among the extra dramatic and emotional scenes within the movie. Whether or not it’s Yukina pushing her bandmates to get on rhythm or Rinko struggling to vocalize the phrases she needs to say out loud, the voices behind Roselia make you sympathize with what every woman goes via.

Followers of BanG Dream! will get to soak within the new Roselia tracks “Happy with oneself” and “overtuRe” in the course of the film, in addition to different recognizable songs. This wonderful music is backed by beautiful animated visible close-ups that showcase the ladies of Roselia performing with their devices in enjoyable and vibrant costumes (designed by Rinko, in fact)!

But it surely’s not all about vibrant spotlights and cute outfits. As talked about earlier, every member of Roselia has her personal character, alongside together with her personal imaginative and prescient of what the band ought to be. How do differing opinions have an effect on the band? Will they be an excessive amount of to deal with, or are they needed rising pains with a purpose to attain the Future World FES? These are the type of questions that Episode of Roselia I: Promise explores. After watching “Promise,” we are able to’t wait to see how the ladies proceed to face these challenges and tackle new ones in Episode II!

For information on watching the movie (together with territories exterior the US and Canada), take a look at BanG Dream!’s official web site.

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It is a Tokyo Otaku Mode authentic article written by Sean Cardeno.