The second seasons of BanG Dream! and Real Girl will both be simulcast on HIDIVE, the anime streaming service has announced. Musical slice-of-life series BanG Dream! returns on Thursday 3 January, while Season 2 of romcom Real Girl debuts on Tuesday 8 January.
The anime incarnation of Bushiroad multi-media project BanG Dream! heads into its sequel series with a new animation studio at the helm, with Sanzigen (Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life, Arpeggio of Blue Steel) taking over from Issen and Xebec. Directed by Katana Maidens helmer Kōdai Kakimoto, BanG Dream! 2nd Season continues the pop music adventures of Kasumi Toyama and the schoolgirl stars of Poppin’ Party.
Adapted from a manga by Mao Nanami, Hoods Entertainment series Real Girl also returns for a new season, reuniting viewers with otaku loner Hikari Tsutsui and his beautiful and popular (with the boys anyway) girlfriend Iroha Igarashi. While Real Girl Season 2 sees Hikari and Iroha’s relationship grow and deepen, it also brings with it new challenges that threaten to tear the pair apart. Will the high school couple manage to work things out?