BanG Dream! Episode 8 Review – “I Ran!”

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So much drama in this episode and I love it.

(Spoilers in this review

There’s something about this show. Yes, it’s flooded with characters that are consistently flat and frequently off-model. Yes, the songs the main band (aka Poppin’ Party) play are kind of bland. But the instrumental OST has been on-point and I consistently feel emotional invested during these last few episodes. I guess Saaya is just better written as a character compared to the other four or something.

The episode as a whole, however, goes as expected. A few moments of yuri shiptease and festival antics. Saaya angsts about not being able to join the school festival because she feels obligated to look over her mom (who suffered another dizzy spell and is thus staying in the hospital). Saaya is convinced to run to the school after hearing Kasumi’s voicemails and reading the lyrics that was inside an envelope Kasumi left in her house. Saaya bumps into her old bandmates and they all find a little closure. Saaya plays drums like a prodigy despite being rusty and makes their second song amazing.

But of course, there’s more drama coming up. The old granny is planning on shutting down the venue for reasons unknown. Find out next week!

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What a sight to wake up to.
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Saaya still thinking things through.
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An envelope addressed to Saaya has been found.
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Anemic Mom down!
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Saaya’s dad fills Kasumi in. Seems like Saaya doesn’t intend on coming.
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A-chan’s worst nightmare: getting seen as a maid by Kasumi.
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Arisa playing the role of a princess in a play. It suits her.
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It just ain’t her day.
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Tae is pretty handy with that camera, what the heck?
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It doesn’t really look scary from here but sure.
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OH WAIT NEVER MIND. Actually, Rimi-rin’s sister is pretty hot.
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Arisa seems fond of both Rimi-rin and Kasumi. The shipping dilemma!
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The cafe is a success!
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How cute!
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And yet she longs for a certain drummer.
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Check it out, yo.
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“Ugh, the notifications will clog up my phone screen until I check out the voicemail. Better get it over with.”
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She ran outside, okay. Hearing 30 people in a single voicemail was overwhelming.
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The lyrics… were they addressed to Saaya? Some intimate language was used!
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Saaya sheds some tears.
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“Y’all boring, anyways. I’m going to the festival.”
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Oh, Saaya’s old band found themselves a drummer! And two of the members attend different schools?
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Kasumi waiting for bae.
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SHE’S RUNNING
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Awkward?
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Finally, some closure!
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Poppin’ Party is now complete!
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Ehhh they can livestream this? Pretty advanced for a school festival.
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The senpai are impressed.
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Imouto is astounded.
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Saaya’s old crew is overjoyed!
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Worst Girls. Fight me if you disagree.
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Best Girl(s) First Edition.
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Best Girl Second Edition.
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More drama next week!
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2 comments on “BanG Dream! Episode 8 Review – “I Ran!””

  1. Is it just the screencaps or is this show very, very sparkly?

    I’m impressed she can drum like a pro despite being rusty. I forgot both driving and swimming after not doing them for a while. :/

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    1. The show IS very sparkly, you’re right. Kind of balanced out by all the off-model faces though wahaha.

      Right? Well there was a moment when she swung and lost control of a drumstick but she caught it like a pro and continued playing. High school girls are impressive!

      Aw dang. ;__;

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