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2020.03.01 → Updated with CiRCLE information.
Morfonica is the 4th live band in the BanG Dream! franchise and the 6th band in the Girls Band Party! game. In the Garupa universe, they are a girls band formed by first year students from Tsukinomori Girls Academy, a prestigious school for high-class girls. Their name and butterfly imagery come from a species of blue butterflies called “morpho“. The shorthand for their name is Monica (モニカ).
- Shindo Amane → Kurata Mashiro (Vo.)
- Suguta Hina → Kirigaya Touko (Gt.)
- Nishio Yuka → Hiromachi Nanami (Ba.)
- mika → Futaba Tsukushi (Dr.)
- Ayasa → Yashio Rui (Vn.)
Morfonica was first teased on 2020.02.23 in an update to the Garupa title screen, with silhouettes of Mashiro and CHU² appearing alongside Kasumi and Yukina. They were officially revealed on 2020.03.01 during the HaroHapi CiRCLE Broadcaster 3rd Anniversary Pre-SP stream, where it was announced that their band story, original song (Daylight) + MV, cover song, and ★1~4 cards for all members would be added to the game on 2020.03.16 for the third anniversary of Garupa!
Their first cover song will be an anime opening from 2010~2015.
- Post-live voice lines for Morfonica were added to the game files on 2020.02.09, then subsequently removed. These revealed four of the characters (excluding Mashiro) and confirmed Nishio Yuka as the voice of Nanami. The other three members remained unidentified.
- Voice files for the main story were added on 2020.02.20, confirming Shindo Amane as the voice of Mashiro.
- The chibis, loading screen, event banner, and Live 2D models for Morfonica were added into the game files on 2020.02.28 for the v4.0.0 patch, then subsequently removed.
- [2020.05.01] Prelude
- [2020.05.03] BanG Dream! Special☆LIVE Girls Band Party! 2020 – Opening Act
- [2020.08.23] BanG Dream! 8th☆LIVE 夏の野外3DAYS DAY3
- Fall 2020
- [2020.05.27] Daylight
★ Shindo Amane / 進藤あまね
|Role||Kurata Mashiro / 倉田ましろ (Vocals)|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Skills||Guitar, Dance (Cheer/Ballet/Hip-Hop)|
|Hobbies||Games, Collecting Plushies, Drawing|
Shindo Amane is a seiyuu under the HiBiKi talent agency. Her other roles include Kasuga Haruna (Lyrical Lily) in D4DJ and Mino Shuuko (GoGo Shichuu’s!) in Rebirth. Prior to these, her activities were limited and her only major role was Kyaro from Colorful Pastrale.
Amanesu’s motto is “Don’t forget your smile and initial resolution!!”. Amanesu loves stuffed animals and all sorts of cute things! In contrast to this, her musical tastes lean towards heavier J-rock thanks to the influence of her older sister and mother. She shares this love of rock with Nishio Yuka, giving them something to bond over despite a 10 year age difference.
If you’d like to know more about Shindo Amane, please visit Ghostavich’s page!
- Her nickname was given by her senior in HiBiKi, Tono Hikaru, while they were in Colorful Pastrale together. Tonopii explained that it sounds like “Amazoness“
- Together with Nishio Yuka, they form Oyunesu!
- Can play the electric and acoustic guitar
- Often adds the “nesu” (ねす) from her nickname to her sentences, especially “ohanesu” (good mornesu) and “oyanesu” (good night + nesu)
- Teaches Hina, Ayasa, and mika about Garupa!
★ Suguta Hina / 直田姫奈
|Role||Kirigaya Touko / 桐ヶ谷透子 (Guitar)|
|Nicknames||O-Hina-san (おひなさん), Hinamaru (ひなまる), Suguhina (すぐひな)|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, Showroom|
|Hobbies||Singing, Hair Styling|
Suguta Hina is a seiyuu under the Animo Produce talent agency. Gintama was one series that influenced her to become a seiyuu (she wanted to talk with Gintoki). Prior to becoming a seiyuu, Hina worked as a nursery school teacher. Seeing how interested the children were in anime made her aspire towards voicing characters for children’s shows. Her debut role was Haruka in AFTERLOST (Shoumetsu Toshi) and she performed activities with a seiyuu idol group called SPR5 from this series.
- Likes spicy food, strawberries, and cats (Source)
- Hosts personal live streams called #ひなまるーむ (Hinamaroom) on Showroom every other Thursday
- Dances backstage, according to Amane
- Inspired to learn the guitar around high school by singer-songwriter YUI. She would play along with YUI’s live DVDs!
- Her acoustic guitar is named ぎたまる (Gitamaru). They had a fight but have made up
- Has accepted every nickname given to her recently: Hina-chan, Hinamaru, Hime-chan, Ohina-san, SuguT, Suguta Senshi…
- Her favorite Bandori character is Uehara Himari. It was Himari’s face and hairstyle that caught her eye at first, but then she learned about Himari’s personality and fell in love with that too
★ Nishio Yuka / 西尾夕香
|Role||Hiromachi Nanami / 広町七深 (Bass)|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Skills||Violin, Calligraphy, Singing, DJ, Horse Racing, Mahjong, Crane Games|
|Hobbies||Games, Anime, Concert Appreciation, Handicrafts, Surprises|
Nishio Yuka is a seiyuu under the HiBiKi talent agency. Her other roles include Aimoto Rinku (Happy Around!) in D4DJ and Higashiyama Yuu (GoGo Shichuu’s!) in Rebirth. Prior to joining HiBiKi, she had various activities as a singer, personality, and DJ under the name HARUCA.
Oyu’s motto is “For the time being, YES”. She’ll try anything at least once to see if she likes it, then dig deeper if it catches her interest. She has a knack for making logical (and illogical) connections, which shows through in her DJ set lists and habit of making nonstop references/puns.
If you’d like to know more about Nishio Yuka, please visit this page!
- Together with Shindo Amane, they form Oyunesu!
- Has played the violin since middle school
- Loves rhythm games, and is now featured in two of them (Groovy Mix and Girls Band Party)
- Constantly playing games backstage
|Character||Futaba Tsukushi / 二葉つくし (Drums / Leader)|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, YouTube|
mika is a drummer under the Ace Crew talent agency. She began playing the drums at the age of 16. At 18, she moved to Tokyo and entered the ESP Musical Academy. After graduating, she started teaching the drums and became a drum instructor for Bandori. She’s also certified as a physical therapist and uses this knowledge when teaching her students.
- Teaches drums to Ohashi Ayaka and Sakuragawa Megu
- Chose to play the drums because you can sit down while playing them…
- Performs as part of Otsuka Sae’s band for SAEchism lives
- Writes drum scores for Bandori
- When she has the time, she organizes drumsticks by weight
- She also secretly does this for Sakuragawa Megu!
- Takes care of her fellow members, giving Amane her own food and making sue to double cup a hot drink for her
- She’s a fan of FFVIII and set up her drums by a projector so she could play games at the same time
- She’s similar to Tsukushi in that they both feel down when things don’t work out. While performing for Morfonica, her primary goal is to play as Tsukushi would
|Role||Yashio Rui / 八潮瑠唯 (Violin)|
|Social Media||Twitter, YouTube, Instagram (Cat), Facebook, Bilibili, Weibo, Website, Fanclub|
|Likes||Anime, Spicy Food|
Ayasa is a rock violinist under the JUGGLER music agency. She started playing the violin at the age of 3, taking children’s music classes under Toho Gakuen before joining the music department at Toho Girls’ Senior High School. In her student days, she was a soloist for the St. Petersburg Festival Orchestra conducted by Andrei Anikhanov. She performed in 13 locations around the country, including Tokyo Opera City. Ayasa began to earnestly pursue entertainment in 2015, performing as a live band member for artists such as Yamamoto Sayaka, Momoiro Clover Z, and Yamazaki Ikusaburo. She continues to perform as both a support band member and a solo artist to this day.
Ayasa is a huge fan of anime and regularly posts anime song covers on her YouTube channel, including some Bandori covers (Nesshoku Starmine, LOUDER)! She often cosplays the characters for her videos as well! Ayasa and her character Rui notably play five string violins, while standard violins only have four strings.
- She has an entire Instagram dedicated to her cat, Doya
- Likes eating floating things, and is always eating the leftover menma/green onions/etc. from her friends’ bowls when they go out for ramen
- Goes hunting for snacks backstage
- Has been rewatching the Bleach anime lately and loves Ririn
- Lives off convenience stores and can’t figure out in supermarket directories
- Feels that Morfonica will change her life, as she only played solo (and as a temporary support member) until joining
- Knew about Natsume from RAS and saw her as an inspiration
Tsukinomori Girls Academy is a prestigious school with a 100-year history.
It is attended by many rich young ladies and top-class people who garner awards at competitions.
★ Kurata Mashiro / 倉田ましろ
|Seiyuu||Shindo Amane / 進藤あまね|
|Liked Foods||Beef Stew|
A quiet and reserved girl.
Though she aspired towards Tsukinomori and was accepted, she felt overwhelmed by the talented individuals around her.
She was feeling down every day until she stumbled upon a band…
Mashiro is full of imagination and has a tendency to get lost in her fantasies.
★ Kirigaya Touko / 桐ヶ谷透子
|Seiyuu||Suguta Hina / 直田姫奈|
|Liked Foods||Cup Yakisoba|
|Disliked Foods||Mint Gum|
|Hobbies||Social Media, Clothing Design|
A popular girl who surrounds herself with people both at school and on social media.
She’s cheerful and open-hearted, but those around her tend to be strung along by her whims.
Handles the costumes for Morfonica.
★ Hiromachi Nanami / 広町七深
|Seiyuu||Nishio Yuka / 西尾夕香|
|Liked Foods||Spicy Food, Acquired Tastes|
A somewhat peculiar girl who longs to be normal.
She worries about standing out and hides her true self in order to blend in.
★ Futaba Tsukushi / 二葉つくし
|Role||Drums / Leader|
|Liked Foods||Her Mother’s Curry|
|Disliked Foods||Green Vegetables|
A class president who’s always full of confidence.
Though she tries her best, her clumsiness comes out now and then.
She strives hard to become a reliable, trustworthy person.
★ Yashio Rui / 八潮瑠唯
|Liked Foods||Shiratama Zensai|
A talented individual who’s always at the top of her class.
She has a dry personality and always aims to be on top.
She once threw away music as something meaningless, but upon meeting Mashiro and friends…
Handles the song writing for Morfonica.
- Plays a five string violin