“NO GIRL NO CRY”. What we get here is a classic battle of the bands situation with the BanG Dream! mainstay Poppin’Party taking on SILENT SIREN in a head to head battle. Both groups play nearly identical arrangements, although SaiSai’s Aina puts in a few bass pops and SaiSai’s Hinako plays the intro on the floor tom. OK, I guess that’s points to Silent Siren. The two promotional videos are also identical in their short form (unless you can find a difference worth noting, that is). Naturally, even though Silent Siren’s Sumire has a pretty cutesy vocal tone, it’s nothing when compared to the anime tones of Poppin’Party’s Toyama Kasumi … er, Aimi. I don’t know guys, this one is close. I’m going to need an additional adjudicator. So, who’s your winner?
BanG Dream! is a Japanese media franchise created in January 2015 by Bushiroad, with original story by Ko Nakamura and character designs by Hitowa. It consists of the musical group Poppin’Party, which was formed in February 2015, multiple manga series, an anime television series adaptation, and a rhythm game for iOS and Android. The voice actresses of Poppin’Party are known to play their respective characters’ instruments during their live concerts. Poppin’Party includes characters and seiyu: Kasumi Toyama (戸山 香澄 Toyama Kasumi Voiced by: Aimi), Tae Hanazono (花園 たえ Hanazono Tae, Voiced by: Sae Ōtsuka), Rimi Ushigome (牛込 りみ Ushigome Rimi, Voiced by: Rimi Nishimoto), Saya Yamabuki (山吹 沙綾 Yamabuki Sāya, Voiced by: Ayaka Ōhashi), and Arisa Ichigaya (市ヶ谷 有咲 Ichigaya Arisa, Voiced by: Ayasa Itō)
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Silent Siren (サイレントサイレン Sairento Sairen, stylized as SILENT SIREN) is a Japanese all-female band. It was formed in 2010 of amateur models for fashion magazines. In Summer 2010 Suu and Hinanchu, both models for “CUTiE” magazine at that time, met in between shots and shared their love for music. The band was formed when Hinanchu invited her friends Ainyan and Yana to meet Suu. They performed their first live in October 2011 at the AGESTOCK2011 in TOKYO DOME CITY HALL event. Four months later, in February 2012, the band debuted under the indies label Brand-New Music with the mini-album Saisai, an acronym for Silent Siren.
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