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  • BanG Dream will come right to you!

    Are you catching BanG Dream! this season? Are the girls making you motivated to learn an instrument? If you are already watching the Anime, you would definitely not want to miss the manga too.


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    Written and illustrated by Mami Kashiwabara, BanG Dream! is the story of a girl, Kasumi Toyama, who has always been captivated by the “beat of the stars”. Since then, she’s been searching for something… a spark that’ll excite and thrill her! Following a trail of star-shaped stickers, she soon stumbles upon a Random Star guitar at her school mate’s house! Could this mark the start of something amazing? A sparkling, heart-racing high school life begins for Kasumi as she decides to form a band!

    Interesting isn’t it? 

    Shogakukan Asia Pte Ltd (Shogakukan Asia), a manga and educational books publisher, has announced its acquisition of the English-language publishing rights to Bushiroad Media’s highly popular BanG Dream! manga series.

    While the BanG Dream! manga shares the same premise with the hit television anime series currently airing in Japan, the manga provides more comprehensive details to each character and features additional scenes not seen in the anime.

    Volume 1 of the BanG Dream! English manga is slated for an end March release, and is expected to go on sale in bookstores in the following six countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and The Philippines. Shogakukan Asia is also exploring opportunities with overseas partners to release the manga in other territories beyond Southeast Asia.

    About Shogakukan Asia Pte Ltd
    Shogakukan Asia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shogakukan Inc in Japan, which was first established on 8 August 1922 as a publishing house that specialises in educational magazines for elementary school children and teachers in Japan. Over the years, Shogakukan gradually expanded both its scale and its range of publications in order to cater to the various needs of its readers from different age groups and demographics.
    Established in Singapore on September 2013, Shogakukan Asia was set up to lead the Japanese publisher’s business expansion into Asia, especially Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore but with Asia in its vision, Shogakukan Asia adopts the direct publishing model, leveraging the rich experience and know-how in overseas licensing and publication of educational materials.

    Since September 2013, Shogakukan Asia has published 95 manga titles and 20 children’s educational titles. Its best-selling manga titles include Detective ConanSilver SpoonDoraemonFuture Card Buddyfight and Pokémon.

    For more information, please visit them at:
    [Official website] http://shogakukan.asia/

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