Crunchyroll to Stream Super Sonico Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream SoniAni -Super Sonico the Animation-, the upcoming anime of Nitroplus's music mascot Super Sonico. Crunchyroll will stream the series on Mondays starting on January 6 at 12:00 p.m. EST for premium members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Middle East, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, France and DOM-TOM, Andorra, the Netherlands, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.
In the series, Super Sonico is an 18-year-old girl who keeps busy as a college student, a part-time photoshoot model, and a musician. She even works at her grandmother's bar.
"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 "Beat goes on!" (The theme will be Super Sonico's major label debut on February 26.)
The rest of the main cast includes Mai Goto, Mami Ozaki, and Ryota Takeuchi as the band leader/bassist Suzu Fujimi, drummer Fūri Watanuki, and manager Kitamura, respectively. Hisako Kanemoto plays Ōka, while Kikuko Inoue plays Sonico's grandmother.
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. The "Daiichi Uchū Sokudo" band will perform the anime's ending theme song.
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.
The Super Sonico character already inspired her own line of games, as well as 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.