An anime film inspired by the ARGONAVIS franchise titled ARGONAVIS the Movie: AXIA will be released on November 4, 2022. The plot of the film revolves around an online rumor that the 5-piece band GYROAXIA (which is active in Sapporo ) will matter.
The rumor causes strife and confusion among the band members, especially with one singer in particular, Nayuta Asahi. This conflict causes Nayuta to remember how his father, Tsunekawa Iryu, abandoned him and he wonders why he cares so much about being part of the band and whether he should keep singing.
FROM ARGONAVIS is a Japanese boy band project by Bushiroad that features live performances and its anime counterpart. It is interesting to note that the voice actor who plays the character in the anime is a real live idol and is part of the band ARGONAVIS of GYROAXIA.
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming anime movie:
Real life and the anime realm come together in the ARGONAVIS project
In 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 mobile rhythm game from DeNa, was released in Japan.
The game featured the main band ARGONAVIS and the story is set after the anime. Although the server has been shut down for the game, a new smartphone game is in development, featuring three new bands: Epsilon, Fujin Rizing! and Fantome Iris, as well as the original bands ARGONAVIS and GRYOAXIA.
You can listen to the “real” band GRYOAXIA here:
On November 19, 2021, a compilation anime film titled Gekijoban Argonavis: Ryusei no Obligato premiered. In November 2021, the project changed its name from Argonavis from BangG Dream! To VAN ARGONAVIS to clarify that the project was no longer part of BangG Dream. argonavis co. Ltd. was founded with Daisuke Hyuga as public relations manager to lead the project.
Will the girls of BangG Dream! meet the guys FROM ARGONAVIS?
Fans speculated whether the girls from the BangG Dream! Universe was supposed to interact with the guys in the new project, but franchise creator Takaaki Kidani stated that there will be no interaction between the girls and the guys in FROM ARGONAVIS and that they are in different worlds from each other. Since the BangG Dream! franchise was originally all-female. There was some confusion when the all-male-character ARGONAVIS project was revealed as an expansion. This prompted ARGONAVIS to be turned into an independent project set in an alternate universe.
BangG Dream! was set in Shinjuku, Tokyo, while ARGONAVIS FROM BANGG DREAM! takes place in Hokadate, Hokkaido. The band ARGONAVIS consists of 5 first year university students. On July 29, 2018, they started their debut with their live show called “0th Live”. ARGONAVIS’ first original song titled Steady Goes! was given out for free to those attending their first live show. They held their second live show in September and their third live show on December 10, 2018. All shows were held at Shimokitazawa GARDEN. On May 17, 2019, there was another live show at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. On February 20, 2019, the band’s first live title, Goal Line, was released.
You can watch the music video for Goal Line here:
Their second single titled Starting Over was released on August 21, 2019. The ARGONAVIS franchise also has a spin-off manga. Their second live show titled Voice Hoshizora no Shta no Yakusoku took place on December 5, 2019 at Tokyo Dom City Hall.