this is a combination of an Inktober drawing and just... pure self indulgence because i love misahagu and I wish to spread the gospel of my favorite rarepair (//∇//)\ hagumi’s always so concerned about mii-kun and her wellbeing, i love them,,
An user named matsubabe made an interesting question on some of his activities (See here!), and to be honest I discussed with my brother about this possibility before reading this.
First of all, I think season 2 will have the same duration as Season 1 (two years), so the game will only continue normally in the next year. BUT, what happens after? I mean, what is the future of BanG Dream! as a whole?
My brother and I came to four theories of what would happen:
Theory 1: The obvious. Nothing will change. They will continuing the story as always. The only difference is that some of the girls will be outside the Hanasakigawa/Haneoka (maybe on a university?), and probably won't have as much time as when they were at high school. But the rest will be "the same as always"...
Theory 2: They will simply ignore this fact and continuing the franchise without the "third season". In other words, they won't grow, and will continue to have the same age as now. I think it's the worst of these possibilities, since it's a poor and lazy decision.
Theory 3: The actual bands will get out from the franchise, and there will be a new cast, with new bands, but having the same style as the originals. For example, a "Band A" that has the same style as Poppin'Party, "Band B" as Roselia, etc. Maybe younger characters (like Ako or even Asuka) appears again in these bands, but this time as veterans.
But this theory have some real problems if done: first and obviously, they have to prove it's not a "Poppin'Party 2" or something like that. Second, I'm 99% sure that if they made this, some of the new girls will be a copy from the originals (for example, a new character, but with the exact same personality as Kasumi), and that's really dangerous, since this character will be seen as a "New Old Character" (and of course I don' t want any substitute for any girl).
Theory 4: Probably the theory I hope the most that happens. They simply end BanG Dream! as a whole. That's right, I said that, but let me explain. This is like a "Part 2" of the Theory 1, since I believe they will go on with this idea. But after the third season, there will be no more Bandori, and I think some of the reasons is Kasumi's age. You see, when we talk about girls like Aya, Chisato, Sayo and Kaoru, they all are main girls, but Kasumi IS the protagonist, so it makes sense if they stop when Kasumi "graduates". I know creating an excuse for the others and not for the main seems strange, but being a protagonist, it has more risk when changing something. Think with me: messing any point about Chisato is not as expressive as changing Kasumi, since Chisato does not have a major role in the main story, nor she does have as much spotlight as a protagonist (she is just an example, I'm not saying Chisato or any other girl is not important).
I think this is a chance for them to end in a intelligent way (since they will have time to make an satisfatory ending), and we will have one or two years to say goodbye to this franchise. Obviously I don't want this lovely story to end, but I know I will have to let it go in some time, and seeing all the girls growing as times passes (especially my dear Kasumi) does have an impact on us, spectators. Who doesn't want a happy ending for all these characters?
There are my conclusions. Thanks for reading! What you guys think about? Any questions? Refutations? Comment below!!!