An anime film inspired by the ARGONAVIS franchise titled ARGONAVIS the Movie: AXIA will be released on November 4, 2022. The film’s plot revolves around an online rumor that the 5-piece band called GYROAXIA (which is active in Sapporo) is about to break up.
The rumor causes arguments and confusion among the bandmates, especially one singer, Nayuta Asahi. This conflict causes Nayuta to remember how his father, Tsunekawa Iryu, left him and he wonders why being a part of the band is important to him and whether or not he should continue singing.
FROM ARGONAVIS is a Japanese boy band project featuring live stage performances and its anime counterpart by Bushiroad. It is interesting to note that the voice actor playing the character in the anime is a real live idol and part of the band ARGONAVIS or GYROAXIA.
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming anime movie:
In the ARGONAVIS project, real life and the realm of anime collide
2018-2021 FROM ARGONAVIS was originally called Argonavis from BanG Dream! From April 10 to July 3, 2020, Sanzigen’s anime series aired on the Super Animeism Block. On January 14, 2021 Argonavis from BangG Dream! AAside, a rhythm mobile game created by DeNa, was released in Japan.
The game featured the main band ARGONAVIS and the story takes place after the anime. Although the server for the game has ended, a new smartphone game is in development that will feature three new bands: Epsilon, Fujin Rizing! and Fantome Iris, as well as original bands ARGONAVIS and GRYOAXIA.
Here you can listen to the “real” band GRYOAXIA:
On November 19, 2021, a compiled anime film titled Gekijoban Argonavis: Ryusei no Obligato premiered. In November 2021, the project changed its name from Argonavis from BangG Dream! To FROM ARGONAVIS for clarifying that the project was no longer part of BangG Dream. Argonavis Co.Ltd. was formed with Daisuke Hyuga as Public Relations Manager to lead the project.
Will the girls of BangG Dream! Do you meet the guys FROM ARGONAVIS?
Fans have speculated if the girls from the BangG Dream! Universe would interact with the boys in the new project, but franchise creator Takaaki Kidani explained that there will be no interaction between the girls and boys in FROM ARGONAVIS and that they are in different worlds. Since the BangG Dream! Franchise was originally all-female, there was some confusion when the ARGONAVIS project, which had all-male characters, was revealed to be an expansion. This prompted ARGONAVIS to be turned into an independent project set in an alternate universe.
BangG dream! played in Shinjuku, Tokyo during ARGONAVIS FROM BANGG DREAM! takes place in Hokadate, Hokkaido. The band ARGONAVIS consists of 5 freshmen. On July 29, 2018, they started their debut with their live show called “0th Live”. ARGONAVIS’ first own song titled Steady Goes! was distributed free to those who attended their first live show. They held their second live show in September and their third live show on December 10, 2018. All shows took place at Shimokitazawa GARDEN. On May 17, 2019, another live show was held at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. On February 20, 2019, the band’s first live album, titled Goal Line, was released.
You can watch the music video for Goal Line here:
On August 21, 2019, her second single titled Starting Over was released. The ARGONAVIS franchise also has a spin-off manga. Their second live show, titled Voice Hoshizora no Shta no Yakusoku, was held at Tokyo Dom City Hall on December 5, 2019.