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Super Sonico Anime's 1st Ad Reveals January 6 Premiere

posted on by Egan Loo
Anime to feature opening theme song by Nitroplus mascot girl

Pony Canyon began streaming the first television commercial for the upcoming anime adaptation of Nitroplus's Super Sonico mascot, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation-, on Friday. The ad features the opening theme song "Beat Goes On!" by the title character.

In the video, Super Sonico introduces herself and reveals that the anime will premiere on January 6 on the AT-X, Tokyo MX TV, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS 11 channels. It will also be available on the Niconico and dAnime Store sites in January.

Super Sonico
Birthplace: Muashino City, Tokyo
Birthdate: October 14, 2006 (18 years old)
Blood type: A
Height: 158 cm (5 feet, 2 inches)
Three sizes: B90 - W57 - H87
Hobbies: Bathing, playing with cats, games
Talents: Guitar, cooking (Japanese cuisine)
Favorite foods: Ramen (roast pork), macaroon

"Super Sonico," the mascot girl of the "Nitro Super Sonic" events held by Nitroplus, is credited with playing herself in the lead role and performing the opening theme song. (The theme will be Super Sonico's major label debut.) Mai Goto, Mami Ozaki, and Ryōta Takeuchi round out the main cast as the band leader/bassist Suzu Fujimi, drummer Fūri Watanuki, and manager Kitamura. Hisako Kanemoto plays Ōka, while Kikuko Inoue plays Sonico's grandma.

Suzu Fujimi
Birthplace: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Birthdate: February 14
Blood type: AB
Hobbies: Playing an unlicensed beautician, various others
Talents: Professional wrestling (particularly the drop kick)
Favorite foods: Melon
Fūri Watanuki
Birthplace: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Birthdate: June 13
Blood type: Secret
Hobbies: Eating
Talents: Drumming
Favorite foods: Pork bun

Kenichi Kawamura is directing the anime at the Studio White FOX (Steins;Gate, Katanagatari, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!). Yousuke Kuroda is writing the scripts, and Masafumi Tamura is designing the characters.

In Super Sonico's back story, she is already a photoshoot model, game character, and a musician, even as she studies as a college student. She is also part of a three-piece girl band named "Daiichi Uchū Sokudo" (Fastest Speed in Space) as the vocalist and guitarist. (The band performs the anime's ending theme song.)

The character already inspired her own line of games, and figures including a giant 1/2-scale statue. Super Sonico is also appearing in Namco Bandai Games' Super Heroine Chronicle for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita systems and even in a promotion for THQ's Saints Row: The Third game.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

Images © Nitroplus/SoniAni Project

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