Hiromi Igarashi, Ai Kayano Join Show By Rock!! Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Rina Hidaka, Rie Murakawa also join cast to play members of student council band Criticrista

The staff of Sanrio's Show By Rock!! television anime announced on Monday the cast of the Criticrista band that appears within the series. All members of the band are members of the MIDI Middle School For Girls student council.

The new cast includes:

Rina Hidaka (Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Unlimited Fafnir) as Logia, the leader of Criticrista, and is in charge of vocals and guitar. Within the student council, she handles the job of secretary and treasurer. Although she has quite the selfish personality, she grasps her fans' hearts with her clever words and gestures.

Ai Kayano (Dream Eater Merry, Nagi no Asukara) as Tsukino, a member who handles vocals and keyboard. Within the student council, she is a member of the beautification commitee. Due to her living in the mountains before she entered Midi Junior High, she is quite naive of the workings of society.

Rie Murakawa (Is the order a rabbit?, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky) as Jacqueline, who handles vocals and drums. Within the student council, she serves as the vice-president. She has an energetic and kind personality, and is trusted by all the other members.

Hiromi Igarashi (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Amnesia) as Holmy, a girl who handles vocals and bass. She serves as the student council's president. When she entered the school, she was a very normal student, but due to her talent with music she was allowed to enter the celebrity section of the school. She has a serious and worry-wart personality.

The staff also started streaming a promotional video for the band:

The other members of the cast include:


Eri Inagawa (Pac-World) as Cyan, the gothic lolita kitty and leader of Plasmagica

Sumire Uesaka (Hōzuki no Reitetsu, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!) as Chuchu, the honor student bunny

Manami Numakura (The [email protected], Shirobako) as Retoree, the net geek dog

Ayane Sakura (Dream Eater Merry, Love Lab) as Moa, the alien sheep (?)


Kishô Taniyama (Attack on Titan, The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, Junjō Romantica) as Crow, the guitarist and vocalist

Kouki Uchiyama (Soul Eater Not!, Nisekoi) as Aeon, the guitarist

Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live) as Yaiba, the bassist

Yoshimasa Hosoya (One Week Friends, Terraformars) as Rom, the drummer

Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan

Megumi Han (Hunter × Hunter, Terror in Resonance) as Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan leader and drummer Daru Dayu

Eriko Matsui (Engaged to the Unidentified, Girl Friend BETA) as bassist A

Saori Hayami (MM!, Bakuman.) as guitarist and vocalist Un


  • Mamoru Miyano (Valvrave the Liberator, Steins;Gate) as Shū☆zō (seen center in the image above), the guitarist and vocalist for Trichronika
  • Ryota Ohsaka (Denki-gai no Honya-san, Nagi no Asukara) as Kai (seen right), the drummer
  • Ayumu Murase (Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Haikyu!!) as Riku (seen left), the bassist.
  • Jun'ichi Yanagida, Mitsuhiro Ichiki, and Teruyuki Tanzawa played Aeon, Yaiba, and Rom in the mobile game. Eri Kitamura originally played Retoree in the game as well as the promotional video.

    The series will premiere in April 2015, and plans for a manga series are underway.

    The anime Show By Rock!! adapts Sanrio's mobile phone rhythm game of the same name. Sanrio began distributing the game developed by Geeks for iOS and Android in 2012. The game is free to play, but has in-game items that can be purchased.

    Sanrio describes the story of the original game on its website:

    Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from "Retriever"), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named "Plasmagica," and aim for the top of the world.

    However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they'll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY's music industry... Maybe?

    Gonna be a music millionaire!

    Source: Moca News

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