After 3,000 long years, RAISE A SUILEN has finally been added into Bandori EN!
Thats freakin Bandori right there. None of that Minato Yukina play the meta nonsense. girls bop, girls dc into the menu, girls deliver their new beef jerkies to Chu2-sama. HELL OR HELL?! dive in the PareChu chuck it multilive game room. Takin My Heart on Expert Difficulty. Chu2 sama gets raps in places you don’t even remember. We win together, we celebrate together. Bandori is back baby.
As appreciation, or should we say, "RASpreciation", we have thrown together a SWEET celebration event with some EXCELLENT prizes.
Let’s be UNSTOPPABLE together!
Show your appreciation for RAISE A SUILEN by doing one of three following things:
Talk about your favorite RAS character or seiyuu.
Do a 10 scout in the RAS banner and share it!
Take a screenshot of your favorite conversation from the event, or areas.
And don’t forget to use the hashtag #RASpreciaton!
Event Prizes - Physical Merchandise
15 entries= 2 prizes
25 entries= 3 prizes
If y’all can really DRIVE US CRAZY, then at 40 entries, we will give away FIVE prizes.
As an additional thank you, every participant will receive an exclusive badge.
Please use the event tag #RASpreciation on your posts
General guidelines towards activities apply- do not put anything inappropriate in your entry
Do NOT spend on the gacha if you don’t have enough stones or have been saving for something else
Simple is best- you can submit any of the three options, but additional entries will NOT result in additional entries in the prize giveaway.
Keep submissions within the deadline of 6/30/2021
#Thank you for participating! The event is now over!
We know that a lot of people want events with either physical or digital prizes, but those are difficult to handle due to either being too costly or time consuming. We are nonprofit, and right now, donations are being used to keep the server alive.
And for digital, finding an artist who volunteers their hands is a time consuming process. For example, it took almost two months to find someone that would do a Sayo x Rinko piece for an event winner.
We are always looking for new patreon donations and new artists. And also join the discord as well!
Remember- We win together, we celebrate together ❤️
“Stray Drummer: Passion”.
Several names and epithets have been given to Masuki Satou, the energetic, passionate drummer of RAISE A SUILEN.
While it didn’t start as so, Masuki ended up being able to shoot her gun and bang bang herself into my heart (yes I know that was cringy please leave me alone). But how did she do it, exactly? Well, that’s the question I’m hoping to answer in this essay. Today, we’ll be dissecting and analysing the beauty of Masuki Satou.
Before I start explaining why I absolutely love this character with my life, I think we should start from the beginning with her general traits and attributes.
From a glance, Masuki may not appear to be the...friendliest of fellows, to say the least. From her sharp gaze to her attire, Satou definitely radiates sukeban, or female delinquent energy. Even when she speaks, in comparison to the other girls in the franchise, she has a rather imposing voice, courtesy of Natsume.
But as you continue to learn about the character under that dark gold gaze, you see there’s much more to her than meets the eye.
For one, she’s the exact opposite of someone who would fit the “delinquent” archetype outside of appearance. She loves things one might consider “girly”, like cute things and baking cakes. She also enjoys drawing, reading manga, and watching anime movies.
Personality wise, Masuki has a strong love for her fellow bandmates, valuing all of her friendships with them. Even if you don’t understand Japanese, you can see in her cards (as well as cards she makes cameos in) that she is genuinely fond of the people who surround her.
Other than that, Masuki is extremely gung ho and passionate (I know that sentence was a bit redundant), sometimes to the point where she goes a bit overboard. This can be especially noticed in her drum playing mannerisms, often being told “simple is best” by Chiyu.
Overall, the creators of Masuki did something so simple, make a character look like they’d act one way and completely flip the viewer's expectations on their heads. Something so simple, yet perfectly executed with Masuki.
While I was planning on talking about the BanG Dream! anime first, I suppose it would only make sense to go in chronological order, starting from my best girl’s origin story.
For those unaware, RAiSe! The story of my music is a two volume manga exploring the RAS member’s stories from before RAISE A SUILEN was formed. The chapter I’d like to start discussing in this essay is Chapter 5 of the manga: A Song to Let Go, the chapter where Rei and Masuki debut.
After the two finished their practice for a future gig as support members, they found themselves alone as all of the other members of the temporary band had taken their leave. After requesting for one last jam session, Masuki and Rei played their hearts out, to the former’s content. Following those events, the following interaction ensues:
While I will admit, this Masuki feels a bit different than the one we’re more familiar with in the anime and games, it still reveals a bit about her. For one, it shows she’s more than just “hype drummer girl”. She can tell that something’s a little off with Rei, knowing that Wakana was not performing to her full capacity. Instead of just brushing it off as nothing, she wants to be able to elevate those she feels as “capable”, almost as if she dislikes the thought of holding back. This scene also broadcasts a trait she carries on to her future appearances of not completing thinking about what she’s saying. Not to say that she’s dumb in anyway, just that she might say something that could be interpreted in a harsh way, and regret it at a later time.
Next, let’s move onto Chapter 7: Ballad of the Mad Dog.
And this chapter is just
This, in my opinion, is the true debut of Masuki Satou, where we get to see her true colors.
In this chapter, we flashback 3 years to Satou’s middle school days. Here she was asked by her fellow classmates if she could support them during their cultural festival. Seeing that she was starting to take a liking to this band stuff, she accepted, noting that the group was rather amateurish, but what you’d expect from a middle school band.
Finally, the night of the cultural festival arrived, and the group ended up playing just as well as you expected...just kinda...okay. Frustrated by what she deemed as a failure from the band, Masuki lashed out.
(gah...even putting the images in now, seeing the panels of masuki holding back tears is just gut wrenching ;-;)
From that point on, Masuki found herself in backup band after backup band, “throwing herself completely into it”, eventually earning herself the name “Mad Dog”.
As time passed, Masuki had been, as she puts it, “running without a pack”. Her playing style too ballistic for most, Satou still hadn’t found a band to settle in. She had a fixed mentality, believing that if she just kept bangin’ her drum, someone would have to take her in eventually! But the lone wolf would have those beliefs challenged in her second year of high school.
Asked to locate some tools by her father, Masuki ended up finding herself in his room for the first time in what might have been years. Noticing a picture out of its place, she goes to put it back, only to realise the contents of the image: her dad back in his old band...just having fun.
Filled with a series of conflicting emotions, the Mad Dog let out a stream of warm, frustrated tears.
From there, it’s how you’d expect it to go: Masuki meets up with the familiarly cocky Chiyu, drums her heart out, and is let into the still-forming band that would somehow “change the world”, RAISE A SUILEN.
Something that hits home for me is Masuki’s tendency to act on a whim here and have small, angry outbursts. While never to that point I’d grab someone out of rage, Satou’s anger is something I can relate to on a personal level, which makes me appreciate her as a character. I also relate to her tendency to regret her actions, to the point that it almost makes her bitter. Things like this really help me feel close to the character, and is just one of the several reasons why I love Satou.
While Masuki doesn’t make as prominent of an appearance as she does in RAiSe, I’d still argue that Masuki is a very important secondary character to the story, maybe tertiary character if you’re feeling extra spicy. While she is definitely more goofy than portrayed in the later released manga (because character development, and her learning how to love her fellow bandmates and loosen up), she still shares her rather serious moments with the cast, most prominently with Rei and Rokka, and she, in my opinion, shines most in the RAS “breakup” arc.along with the other members of the band. Other than that, I really can’t help but smile whenever she makes her way onto the screen. No matter how many times I watch the Bandori anime, she’ll continue to be one of, if not my favorite, characters.
The first thing I’d like to talk about in this section is just how relatable she can be sometimes. And this isn’t gonna be as comprehensive and deep as the other sections, I just need to gush about Masuki for a bit.
For one, she’s just...the most awkward person ever. Like, her first appearance in the anime, right? She wakes up from passing out, gets in Rokka’s face, calls her cute, and then just up and leaves. Like??? It was awkward watching the first time, but now everytime I watch the scene it’s like fricking adorable oh my GAHHHudhsnAIHIFWBEIAaserrt
Also, God bless Natsume. Apparently she had no prior experience voicing acting before the Bandori franchise, but honestly her delivery for Masuki’s lines just give me life, especially her signature catchphrase, “お前。。。かわいいな (omae...kawaii na)”. And she’s just a sick drummer.
Next, I want to put a more subtle detail on the table: Masuki has been attending an all girls Catholic school since kindergarten. And I mean, ok, there’s no 100% confirmation that Satou is actually Christain, let alone Catholic, and you also have the fact that Christainity has never been too prominent of a religion in Japan, but like....even that acknowledgment of Chrisitainity existing feels nice. As a Catholic myself, I’m always appreciative of Christain or implied Christian characters that aren’t portrayed as disgusting people, or people THAT WILL CONVERT YOU TO THEIR RELIGION AT ALL COSTS because guess what? Not all Christains are disgusting human beings! gently pats the heads of simon, richter, and imogen Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about any of you either
ALSOALSOALSO HER CHEMISTRY WITH REI GIVES ME LIFE AND YALL NEED TO GET OUT OF HER WITH YOUR MASUROKKA GARBAGE MASUREI IS BETTER (i’m joking please don’t hurt me please ship whatever you want)
Okay, now that I’m done being a girl, let’s get back to my more…“professional” tone.
Now to answer the question you’ve all been waiting for me to answer: why do I love Masuki Satou, MASKING, King, so much? And the answer is, in all honesty…
Like, really!! I feel like I can’t give you one distinctive answer...almost as if pinpointing my love for her to one specific thing invalidates everything else I like about her to an extent. If I say my love for her stems from her simple, goofy interactions she has with the other characters, I feel I’d be diminishing the growth she went through over the course of the franchise’s story, and just be reducing her to a joke of a character. If I say it’s her backstory, I feel I’d be saying “I don’t really care about the Masuki we have right now, just the trials and tribulations she has been through”. But that’s not the case! I speak from my heart when I’m saying this, I absolutely love Masuki Satou! From her appearance to her personality, from her interaction with the girls to her brief, heartbreaking backstory. There’s just nothing to hate about this girl!
And in the end, I think that might just be the beauty of it all. So many little pieces come together to build this amazing, passionate, loving and lovable character, Masuki Satou, the passionate, untamable king of RAISE A SUILEN.
I just wanted to say that Chu2 and Pareo are in my top 3 characters <3. At first, I did not think of Pareo as anything. I didn't hate her, but I didn't think too much of her. I also did not like Chu2 very much; I thought she was pretty annoying. That doesn't matter now, though, because they are one of my favorite characters and RAS is the band that can make me 'jump' (yes, Roselia is my fav band). I don't really have a RAS scout except for this Pareo birthday scout I did in March, when I finally got a RAS 4*.
Hello! Taking any opportunity I can at this point to talk about how much I love Chiyu Tamade so here we go!!!!
My hamburger . My little meow meow. It has been a while since I got fully into ras and they became my primary interest but the amount of comfort they and chu2 herself bring me is !!!! Absolutely insane!!! Seeing myself so much in chu2 to the point where she is my highest kin is a little bit funny sometimes considering how much I love her but she’s really taught me to be more confident in myself!! I may not be perfect and neither is she but I think the way she is depicted is just so. Human and really reminds me of myself when I was 14 and dumb and cringe and occasionally mean to people because I didn’t know how else to react or control my emotions. I think it’s rly important to have such, like, imperfect characters in all media and as someone who is quite the enjoyer of observing the human experience I think she is so interesting??,? And even not on such a deep level she is just : so hilarious (like genuinely even when I thought she was a bit mean I couldn’t help but love her bc she is so comically evil it is hard not to love that), passionate, caring and like. Well written. As well as just being generally adorable (sorry that is cringe but it’s true 👊) and oueueieieohrhg chu2 from bang dream girl band party I would not be the same without u . I love Chiyu Tamade 🥶🤞 and do NOT get me started on tthe way she pretends to be big smart professional producer but deep down really cares for her bandmates like in thatcard episode where she makes hot milk for Rei completely unprompted or literally any interaction with Pareto you dotnt understand I love her so much I c
i also want to take this as a quick moment to ramble a little about CHU2.
still a little in disbelief that RAS has come this far now. i adored CHU2 the moment her design was revealed, and i KNEW it solidified even more when she first stepped onto the screen in season 2. NOW LOOK RAS HAS A DREAMFEST CARD DESPITE ALL ODDS! RAS WAS NEVER MEANT TO B IN THE GAME BUT LOOKIE!!
it felt like i adopted this cat girl daughter immediately haha i just think she's super neat. chu2's got such a passion for what she loves, and now finally gets the opportunity to channel that passion together with people she now cares about despite prior to that having been so secluded and alone.
she may come across as harsh but it's been proven several times that it's something that is really hard to control for her, and she quickly comes to regret those moments. that to the point of how anxious she was during NO LIMIT and led to her talking to Pareo about it. i thought it was an important moment to show about her.
literally she's just a kid who's finally got friends. i love her DF card story for that too, her coming to the zoo together with RAS wouldn't be something she'd have thought of at the beginning of the band, but Chu2 finally got to genuinely enjoy a trip like that. even the other RAS members pointed that out. heck, she was super nervous about petting any animals at the petting zoo at first too until she was encouraged by the others!
love my edgy cat daughter, it's genuinely delightful seeing her let herself be a kid for once instead of always putting on that whole "professional producer" spiel, as incredibly amusing as that is at times bc girl ur literally only 14 years old calm down.
well this ended up being a mess of Chu2 thoughts and i have literally SO much to say about her, but this is just what i came up with at the moment without making this an entire 10 page essay. i jsut gently holds care her
hello!! i’m new to bandori party, so i would take this chance for you to get to know more about me ^^.
i go by kira☆kira!! or kira for short. i like to draw and mess up my sleep schedule a lot. if you wanna get to know me more you can read my carrd: https://bublegummii.carrd.co/
you can follow me on twt @buble_gummii (i barely post but once in a blue moon i might!)
done with the ramble,, here’s some chu2 fanart that i made :))
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