At last, Poppin’ Party’s self-sponsored show finally comes. Will it be a success?
I have to admit that there is not much to say about the 12thor 13th episode since it focused mostly Poppin’ Party preparing for the self-sponsored show. Of course, there is the bands that are also rehearsing with Roselia finally deciding to officially perform at that event. However, we do see a conclusion to the saga of ChuChu attempting to recruit Tae again.
After Poppin Party left after making some preparations at Galaxy, they ran into ChuChu. With that, Tae finally tells ChuChu that she has no intention of returning despite the memories she had with RAISE A SUILEN. This makes me wonder why ChuChu thought Tae will change her mind. The funny thing is that she jumps the gun and prepared a party for Tae’s return.
As for the twelfth episode, it seems that the live performance went extremely well. Of course, Rokka recorded most of the moments of Poppin’ Party’s self-sponsored event. As expected, each band played a new song, which threw Rokka off. I have to admit that her reaction when that happened was hilarious. Still, this is a good performance to end off the second season. ChuChu seems to like the performance, although she won’t admit it. She should have expected this already.
Overall, the second season of Bang Dream was enjoyable. Sure, it’s kind of disappointing that the amount of moments between Kasumi and Arisa is toned down a bit, it’s nice to see the other bands receiving some character development.
Of course, there is Tae’s dilemma from not being confident with her guitar playing skills. While it built up some drama with RAISE A SUILEN, leading to Poppin’ Party not performing at the cultural festival, it’s nice to see her have some back story. Believe it or not, we learned about her childhood friend, Reina and the promise she made to her. Also, Tae shares how much she loves Poppin’ Party. This can explain why she felt the need to improve her guitar playing skills so their self-sponsored show will be a success.
In the end, the second season of Bang Dream is an enjoyable addition to the prequel. Sure, the switch to all computer-generated imaging animation is a sticking point for viewers, but it wasn’t too bad. It solved the inconsistency between 2D and 3D animation from the prequel, which made it felt jarring to look at. Either way, I look forward for the next season and of course the film. Hopefully, Rokka will find a band to join in the sequel. ¶