I say that but it seems Bandori Party's management and staff have been particularly busy recently and not had the time to think of getting any decorations for our headquarters this season! Luckily, our wonderful mascot Kanae is able to decorate this place for us! But it seems she also doesn't have many spare decorations for us to use...
It seems like we may need our community to help Kanae deck out our place for winter! Let's create some decorations to use in the headquarters!
Submissions are due by [utcdate=2022-12-25T00:00:00][/utcdate] which is in [countdown=2022-12-25T00:00:00][/countdown]
How can I participate?
To enter, you must make a new activity before the submission deadline of December 25th. Make sure to use the hashtag '#DokiDokiDecoration Winter 2022' on your activity and to include an image of your decoration for our headquarters! It can be a decoration based on a band, a character, an event, or it can just be a general wintery decoration. The decoration does not need to be specifically based on Christmas so please feel free to make all sorts of decorations for any winter festivity you want!
We would love to add your decorations into the office space so if possible, make sure your image is a transparent .png so we can place it into the headquarters afterwards! Any ornaments specifically made for a Christmas tree will be put onto an image of a separate tree. We will still gladly take entries which aren't transparent!
Additional Info and Rules
Make sure your submission (both the image and any text you put in your post) is appropriate and follows regular posting guidelines
While we expect most entries to be digital art, you are free to share images of handmade physical decorations as well
You may use already existing templates online for decorations
Do not use others' fanart in your creations e.g. copy-pasting someone else's fanart onto christmas bunting, using someone's fanart as a poster decoration! Any entries that do not follow this rule will have to be deleted
While we will allow participants to make multiple entries, multiple entries by one person will not be considered in the random winner picks
Each participant gets one entry into the prize draw
All participants will receive a badge for participating in this event!
One randomly selected participant will be able to receive a digital prize of their liking! This may include an art commission or an edit done by one of our lovely community artists or graphic designers!
If you can wow us this winter season and we reach a total of 10 participants, a second randomly chosen person will also win a digital prize!
If we receive an avalanche of decorations from 20 participants, a third randomly chosen winner will win a physical merch prize! (Digital prize is optional if preferred!) Examples of winnable merch is shown below!
The most important thing of all is to have fun with designing your wintery decorations! We can't wait to see everyone's creations and to decorate the headquarters! Happy Winter!
Hello BanPa community! It's Manager Moyu here with my first managerial post! ^-^
First, I'd like to preface this post with an apology. Back when me and
Nyx took the roles as Bandori Party's managers, we had promised to send out a questionnaire form for users to fill in. We had never gotten to doing so due to our real lives being busy, forcing us to make several setbacks in our plans. We will try our best to manage Bandori Party as a whole but I also ask for people's understanding when I say that life can get in the way sometimes.
With that being said, we are posting a Bandori Party survey/questionnaire! It's a short form with a few questions, all being optional. We hope you can fill it in as fully and as honestly as possible. We would like to know your opinions on the management both presently and in the past and about what could be done to make the site better and more fun for everyone!
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Of course there's much more you can do, but here are the basics. :) If you really like Markdown and would love to use it to take notes for class or whatever, I'd highly recommend downloading a Markdown editor like Typora!
Hi all, if you didn't follow on twitter, I made it out to California this weekend for CharaExpo! It was an amazing event, despite all the issues a lot of people had with it. Let's start with the beginning of the event!
The event started at 7AM PST for me! I had slept a good 8 hours in preparation for 'getting up early'. Bushiroad had made an official tweet that the lines were not allowed to form until 6AM. My boyfriend and I got some breakfast at our hotel down the road and made it about 7:30AM, and by the time we got there, the line was already wrapped through the gazebo! We were kind of shocked, since this was just a Bushiroad-exclusive event. We got into line and talked with some new friends about how they were actually there for Vanguard... So we got a bit hopeful and planned out our merch-strategy. You had to spend 30 USD to get a voucher to exchange for an Autograph Signature ticket, up to 3. Since it was my boyfriend and I, we needed 4 for the 2 lives that would be occurring later that day (Poppin'Party and RAISE A SUILEN).
About 9AM, we were allowed to get wristbands, and the line snaked back around the other side of the outside of the Anaheim Convention Center. We waited an hour until everyone was allowed to rush the event. Before we had gotten to the doors (Maybe 300 people behind) we were already getting pictures of what the merchandise line looked like. When we finally walked in, we were met with the Roselia and RAISE A SUILEN stands. I was really shocked, so I stopped to take photos before proceeding to the 3-times-wrapped merchandise line. I was really, really feeling some dread about the specific merch i wanted and the Live tickets... It took maybe an hour to get through the line, and by the time we were in all BanG Dream sign-tickets were gone (as I had been updating the twitter as it happened). We assumed the Live tickets would have 300 or so seats, but that apparently was not the case as we got in line to exchange and live tickets were gone. My boyfriend got a bit salty as I had purchased 5 tickets worth of merchandise and we couldn't use them for anything... The staff member did tell us, however, we would be able to stand outside for the Poppin'Party and RAISE A SUILEN concerts, which previously Bushiroad said was not allowed.
We just took it with the grain of salt we had, and went straight over to the left-railings and got good standing spots and waited for it to begin.
Seeing the girls in person felt so surreal. Aimin is just as radiant as I imagined, she's actually really blinding. Rimirin is so sweet and full of giggles, and Sae is so... Sae. There's really no way to describe her. The girls came out in their Star beat! outfits and I already knew what we were in for. I think it's really nice they bring these outfits back out so often, even if they are a bit older. Saechi and Aimin immediately commented on the size and excitement of the crowd, as it was much larger than it was in the Summertime when they came last year for GrandFest (which, happened the same weekend as AX, mind you). The girls could hardly speak without the crowd cheering at them, which kind of made me annoyed but what can you do...
They had a quick introduction and Aimi commented on the absence of Ayasa (having her own solo live) and Hasshi (apart of the [email protected] CG Live). She reminded us of the feeling of "doki doki, kira kira" being able to make us feel less lonely and have our feelings reach them. Sae had a small moment where she talked about how it was a different experience being apart of the project as a non-seiyuu talent who became seiyuu for the job. She loves how unique it is to bring a character to life not just with her voice, but also her talent.
There was a short segment where the artistes explained how they are like their character. Rimirin of course noted the love for chocolate and being a "Shy Girl" (in English). She asked how to say Choco Coronet in English, but I don't think the crowd really understood so they just yelled it back at her (Which, is still mostly accurate). Saechi brings up her 20 Rabbits and how it "just happened", and Aimin talks about how she gets very lonely when she's not around people, and the MC reminded her of the crowd that was here with her!
The girls then dug out the GBP app and played some songs for us. Someone next to me was shocked they could play the game well, especially with the crowd chanting and yelling at them as they played. It was also impressive for me to see the girls playing the English app and still being able to change the settings correctly to what they usually play. I was ready to play with them at first, thinking they would allow multi-lives. However, that was not the case and I was severely upset at it and the live began.
Tokimeki Experience - Time Lapse - Teardrops - Star Beat!
The live began with everyone in the seated area actually jumping out of their seats and coming up to the railing. Aimi asked everyone to go back to the seats, where only a few people obliged (she asked in Japanese). She realised they wouldn't be moving soon, so she just told them to be careful as the concert began. They had a wonderful set, I was extremely happy Time Lapse was played since its one of my favorite songs from the group. Aimi, Sae and Rimi all threw their picks at the audience to grab as souvenirs.
The live ended and a small encore-shout ensued but was quickly diminished when they realised there would not be one. The crowd dispersed and since it was already 1:30, I finally took the time to creep around the venue and take extra photos of everything, including Cosplay!
I took a bit of a rest to charge my phone and get lunch at a near-by Carl's Jr. since it had crept up to 3 PM by the time I was finished searching the venue. I got back about 4 PM and found some decent standing seats for my most-awaited event: RAISE A SUILEN.
The girls were nothing more than powerful at their performance. There really is little I can say about the performance in words that could possibly hope to capture the feelings, the performance, and the sheer stage-presence of RAISE A SUILEN. However, the staff were prepared this time for the crowd. They forced barriers onto the seating to herd everyone to stay into their row. Before it began, the staff reminded everyone of the policies and that they needed to stay right where they were for this concert as the Poppin'Party one had a few ... incidents.
R.I.O.T - That is How I Roll!
Orchestra of Smiles (Reo) - Shuwarin Drea~min (Reo)
Hey-Day Capriccio - Goka? Gokai?! Phantom Thief - Scarlet Sky - Mouichidou Luminous - UNSTOPPABLE
Starting and ending the show with their original songs is the smartest choice, they're easily the most powerful songs on their set. The wubs of the DJ stand and powerful guitar riffs are not easily ignored. During the introduction segment, Raychell prompted us, "Say My Name". Hearing Reo sing the cuter-sounding songs were definitely a treat. There were several instances where RAS were trying to direct the light-sticks for Orchestra and Shuwa, but I think most people ignored them. When the girls announced they would be playing Mouichidou, most of the crowd lost it. This is the first time it has been played live, since the single itself just came out in September. Risa told us the song would be more Mature since Raychell was singing it, and boy, was it full of bass!
Risa Tsumugi (DJ) spoke pretty fluent English and translated most of the other member's comments, including on the crowd's energy through-out the live. When UNSTOPPABLE finally ended, they were still on stage with lights off, instruments in hand. I took this moment to start the encore, as the crowd seemed to be in amazement of the set. I figured if they were still on stage with their instruments, then possibly.. we could really get an Encore! The first wave I started went on for about a minute, until a second string started after they had walked off finally. We asked for 5 minutes to get an encore from RAS. One of the staff members had to come on stage and tell us the event was over, there would be no encore, and to go home and get ready for Day 2. We all felt pretty defeated, but had a good laugh about it. I figured the girls were probably back-stage in shock we were going this hard.
I had to go to another event in Alhambra, so I got back to my hotel pretty late. My first day of trying to ticket didn't go well, so I didn't really want to try to get tickets again. I already bought the merchandise I wanted, anyway. I got up right before 10 AM and checked out of my hotel and got in about 12 PM.
Aimi's signkai sold out in just 20 minutes! Quickly following was Saecchi and Rimirin. This all happened before I even got in the door. My friend Wendy was messaging me saying she would try and see if a friend would grab me a Saecchi ticket, but it was not to be. I asked if there were any RAISE A SUILEN left, I would take it. I sat down for the Vanguard talk show for Aimin and to try and get a good seat for Revue, but Wendy messaged me to come pick up my Natsume ticket!!! I got up as quickly and discreetly as possible, as I didn't wanna be rude to the guests but I had to GO. GET. THAT SIGN... I met up with them, and headed back to camp in line for an hour. I was the 4th person in line. I was also told the Natsume ticket I had was the very, last, one. I wanted to cry. I asked for some help composing a small message in Japanese for Natsume, and while I waited I talked to the Franchise discord and they convinced me to let Natsume know I had organized the Flowerstand for them. So I added some additional lines to my greeting and tried practicing. I was just so nervous though. When it was my turn, I started out pretty well. I told her I loved the passion from their show, and was excited to meet her, get her sign. Quickly, my brain turned to mush, I stumbled over the rest of my japanese so bad the Translator next to me was confused, and Natsume was confused, so I just said, "I wanted to tell her I organised the Flasta..." Natsume went "AH!!" and recognised I drew Risa from the pen name I provided for my signboard. I was so nervous all i could say was like, "yes!" over and over, and "arigatou"... Natsume kept saying things back to me in English.
I posted my signboard up and realised she had wrote "Thank you for the flowers" on it! I was so flustered & shaky that I literally didn't realise it until maybe 30 minutes later event when my friend had asked how she knew about it because she wrote that on the board... I felt like such a mess. I had lunch to calm down before we went back to the venue to get my phone charged before Roselia's live.
At this point, we had been confirmed that the Roselia seating would be taken one step further from the RAISE A SUILEN concert yesterday. Upon entry, you would be getting a seat assignment. Last minute chuusen? Basically a given with Bushiroad, I guess. They also were telling multiple people not to stay for the show, there would not be standing seats. However, I decided we would really find out when the event started.
I finally got to meet fellow Staff member, LatidoReMe! We caught up on all the happenings and tried to find a good view of the stage since people here don't believe in proper concert etiquette. By the time they had re-set up the standing area, we were on the outside of it and moved straight up. However, we couldn't see where the keyboard would be normally set up. Figured it would be fine, and I was right. When the show began, the girls on either side made sure to give us on the left-standing area plenty of love. I think Yukki, Aiai, and Kudoharu sent us tons of kisses. The girls came out in the Blue Rose outfits.
The concert started pretty normally, and the talk sessions were quite short. Meguchii was very talkative as Ako for this live, and Yukki tried to keep quiet as her English was, "not good". They have such a good friend-like chemistry on stage.
Nesshouku Starmine - R - NeoAspect - ONENESS - Re:birthday - Tamashii no Refrain (w/ Nonchan) - BLACK SHOUT (w/ Nonchan) - LOUDER (w/ Nonchan)
After Re:birthday ended, the girls were talking about themselves and how it was weird to preform with four. The crowd began to wail a little bit, and a keyboard appeared from the dark by staff members (I was told, I couldn't see this area). The girls were talking in Japanese, but I felt my throat close up, and Aiai shouted, "SHIN MEMBER". With my 2 year-old Japanese vocab, I knew she had just said new member. My head got light, and my throat closed up. My eyes were rolling, tears were starting to well up. I asked everyone beside me, "Did she just say 'Shin Member'? Did they really, did they really bring her? Rinko? Kanon?" I think everyone else was in just as much shock because I got no reply, and she entered the stage.
I can only liken the feeling I got at that moment to a severe panic attack. I was having a really hard time breathing, I had to fan myself. Everyone was telling me it was okay, and they were right. It was so much more than okay. I need to preface this with, I don't even stan Roselia. I had a hard time distinguishing songs other than R and ONENESS for the set list because they blur together for me. I switched my light to white and sent a single tweet so everyone else who was absent could feel the moment, KANON SHIZAKI! I managed to bring myself back to reality as Tamashii no Refrain started, and I kept my blade white for the duration of their concert after that. I have no real words for the moment Nonchan joined us as Rinko. The rest of the live was a fight, the crowd got louder and more passionate.
The ending comments were sweet, and the guitars were taken away before they left the stage (probably to dissuade "encore" chants from happening again). The girls had to physically shush the crowd so they could do their silent bow at the end, and they had us all put our pinky to the air and devote ourselves to Roselia. Others said it looked like Nonchan was crying. She was soft spoken, had little to say except for welcoming her to the stage.
After the girls left, the small wave of encore tried to stir up again, but I think even if we could have gotten one, we should have ended the concert there.
Hello everyone~ As you might know, Re:Zero 2nd collab is coming to JP BanG Dream! really soon! I come to you with a quick overview of the collaboration so you know what to expect, enjoy!
The event is a challenge live and called "Summer Returning to Zero".
The event is going to begin on the 20th of August and is going to on the 29th of August.
The event synopsis is:
Summer vacation. Kanon and the others hear a rumor from Eve about a "good fortune-telling" and decide to go to a theme park together.
However, the result of the fortune-telling was unexpected--?
The members featured in the event story are Kanon, Eve and Kaoru.
The event card is a ★★★ Kaoru - Roswaal L. Mathers from Re:Zero. You will be able to obtain it through gaining event points! As collab cards, it is limited.
Just like previous collabs you will be able to obtain emblems/badges by playing lives. You can exchange them for rewards like: limited 1st and 2nd collab pins, limited 1st collab cards (★★★ Lisa and ★★★ Sayo), Apple (regenerates 10 live boosts), and more!
We are getting 2 new gacha collab cards, obtainable through gacha only during the collab period~
Meet the ★★★★ Eve card - Echidna from Re:Zero.
Another gacha card is ★★★★ Kanon card - Elsa Granhiert from Re:Zero.
Fantasy World Beginnings is rerunning alongside the new collab gacha - you will be able to roll for cards from the 1st Re:Zero collab: ★★★★ Yukina, ★★★★ Rinko and ★★★ Ako!
Let's take a look at the upcoming collab songs!
During the collab we are getting 2 new songs:
STYX HELIX - Roselia, the first ending theme of the first season of the Re:Zero anime.
Memento - Morfonica, the first ending theme of the second season of the Re:Zero anime.
Additionally, Realize - Roselia (the first opening theme of the second season of the Re:Zero anime) is getting a special difficulty.
Hello! It’s that time of year again where Bandori.Party is recruiting new staff members! We are recently having a complete overhaul of positions, staff, and management positions and are looking for people to fill all positions!
When viewing the application, please make sure you read everything carefully and to be honest! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me a message here or on discord and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
We are looking to liven things up and make things more exciting on Bandori.Party!
This is a very special and important update as to the current status of Bandori.Party.
As things are shifting around, I find it very valuable to be upfront and honest about what has been going on behind the scenes, and to get everyone involved into making us better. This post is going to be long, but it is coming from the bottom of my heart and I encourage every member, whether active, inactive or previous member to read this.
Before we get into the deep stuff, here’s a quick introduction to the new managers of the site:
“Hiya I'm Moyu! Some people might have seen me around the site in the past as a regular user and as a mod in the last year. However, I'm happy to say I'm one of the new managers for Bandori.Party! I hope to be a reliable figure here but also to maintain the more casual disposition I have showed from before joining the staff team. I look forward to trying to help this site and helping anyone that needs it!”
“Hiya! I’m nyx and I’ve been a staff member of Bandori.Party since 2020. I’m happy to finally take part in reuniting the members of Bandori.Party and I hope to get to know everyone in our community! I’m excited to see what changes and new things unfold for us.“
Now, into the news:
Bandori.Party has gone a long time without any real force of proper management, guidance, or any sort of functions other than what felt like automation. After the previous manager stepped down, there was no one really to take on the weight of carrying such a project, as it seemed like Bandori.Party had somewhat developed a reputation for having no real strong backbone.
However, after months of basically silence, we’re finally able to come back with a promise of change and refreshment to the Bandori.Party community.
Bandori.Party has finally found two new managers- Moyu and I have been working together and working very hard to revive Bandori.Party to the community it once was and also as a new, refreshing start. Being left with basically straws to grasp, it was very hard to gain our footing as we had to learn a lot of different aspects to the website as well as put together a basically entire new staff team by ourselves, which, to be fair and honest, hasn’t really been working out. This is why we figured it’d be best to announce ourselves and come forward with promises of change to instill your hope and your trust in the community.
Things that are going to be coming this following week:
A feedback form to better understand the current state of what we all feel towards the site, what problems need to address, what needs to come back, etc, as well as reflection on the previous and current state of the community.
A questionnaire with questions regarding you, so that we can get to know you and the community as a whole better and provide you with content and events that you would like to see and enjoy.
A new, updated staff application form that is easy to navigate and read that will inform you of the positions available and seem more approachable.
As a personal anecdote, I have been a staff member of Bandori.Party since 2020 and have seen a lot of problems arise. At the time, I did not have the skills or the time available to commit to such a project. I have recently found myself more motivated and excited and am eager to take on this role. During my first years of college, I have decided to switch to a communications major, which has educated me more than I could ever offer- and naturally I decided to help be one of the managers for Bandori.Party. I have a lot of experience and a lot of hope for the future of Bandori.Party. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please comment below or feel free to message me personally via the site, twitter or discord.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and thank you for your continued support of Bandori.Party.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this event a success! We loved your entries!
As promised, you all received a badge on your profile, as a thank you for participating.
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