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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!☆PICO~OHMORI~ Episode #09 Anime Review

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This episode was way more entertaining than it had any right to be
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“Puzzle☆pico”

What They Say:
LIVE HOUSE “CiRCLE”, the hidden holy ground of band girls. Upon this stage, the chibi characters of BanG Dream! unite once again! Poppin’Party, Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World! Join the familiar band members as they face the many dangers confronting CiRCLE once more!

… Or maybe not!

Don’t miss the ever-accelerating Girls Band Comedy!

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Okay, this is going to be a tricky episode to explain. It appears that Marina is playing a Tetris-like game where she uses the girls as the tiles. Yes, you read that right. The girls are being used as tiles. Well, Marina has gone crazy. Anyway, Kasumi is the first to be tossed into the game. She doesn’t know what’s going on. Heck, I’d be terrified if I was suddenly being controlled by someone and used as a tile. Yukina, Lisa, Ran, Moca, Chisato, Aya, and Tsugumi all get tossed into the game next. Again, they’re all confused by this predicament. Randomly, Tsugumi asks if anyone wants coffee and drops two cups into the game. Kasumi is getting hungry and Rimi shows up out of nowhere to toss two chocolate cornets on top of the girls. Also, I don’t think the coffee or the cornets had any actual effect in the game, haha.

Himari and Tomoe are the next girls tossed into the puzzle and are placed with the rest of their Afterglow bandmates. All five of them are together! Do you know what that means? Yup, they all disappear. When a band completely assembles, they disappear. The real question is do they disappear…or did Marina just kill them? Is this actually a Marina murdering spree!? Maya, Eve, Hagumi, and Kanon are the next victims introduced into the game. Hagumi brings a croquette with her. Again, the food doesn’t appear to do anything. Kaoru, a giant Michelle, Ako, Rinko, and Hina are in the next batch. Hina lands on top of her Pastel✽Palettes bandmates. They all disappear! Kokoro is next and she’s dropped in the wrong spot near the Roselia members. However, she miraculously lands on the other side with the rest of Hello, Happy World! I detect cheating! Either way, HaroHapi is assembled and they disappear.

Tae, Rimi, Saya, Moca, and more chocolate cornets are added to the mix. Wait, why is Moca here again!? You know what? I’m just going to stop asking questions. Sayo lands on top of a chocolate cornet and wonders what’s going on. The rest of the girls sigh because she didn’t land on the side where the Roselia members were. This made me laugh way more than it should have. Tsugumi gets tossed in again and she doesn’t even land next to Moca! Arisa is next and she lands on top of Poppin’ Party! They disappear! Their disappearance has also brought all of Roselia together so they also poof! At this point, Marina just goes crazy and tosses all the girls back in and places them wherever. Her sloppiness costs her though as she accidentally throws herself into the game, too! Game over.

In Summary:
This episode was way more entertaining than it had any right to be. I never knew I needed to see BanG Dream! Tetris until today. I need this to be an actual thing. While it seemed like a fun game, it was actually just a cover for Marina’s murdering spree! She wanted revenge and she got it. But then again, did any of this really happen? The world did explode in the last episode. Perhaps the rest of the season is just some fever dream…

Grade: A-

Streamed By: BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Official YouTube channel


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