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Sentai Filmworks Adds Super Sonico Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series starring Nitroplus's music mascot premiered on January 6

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation-, the anime of Nitroplus's music mascot Super Sonico. The company notes it will release the series digitally with a home video release to follow. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs.

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 rest of the main cast includes Mai Goto, Mami Ozaki, and Ryōta 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 performs the anime's ending theme song.

The anime premiered in Japan on January 6.

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.

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