Sanrio's Show by Rock Anime Posts 2nd Video, New Visual
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of Sanrio's mobile rhythm game
Cyan: I'm normal and a bit introverted, but I love music… But one day, suddenly…!
Cyan: Wh-What is this!? No waaaaaay!?
Cyan: I wandered into a game world!? Why am I in this kind of a place!?
Cyan: Um…! I…! I want to be in a band!
Text: Now, fates intersect
Cyan: The best friends, and the best music! I'm sure if anyone has music, they can get their message across! Show By Rock! Broadcast starting in April 2015! Look forward to it!
The anime's official website also posted a new key visual of the four Plasmagica band members in a live concert:
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!
Takahiro Ikezoe (Slap Up Party: Arad Senki, Ozma) is directing the project at animation studio BONES (Soul Eater Not!, Fullmetal Alchemist), while Touko Machida is handling series composition. Masaru Oshiro (Ie Naki Ko Remi, Major) is designing the characters, while Ryō Hirata (Appleseed XIII, Chaika - The Coffin Princess) will provide supporting character design and prop design. Fumihiro Katagai (Chaika - The Coffin Princess, Shangri-La) is credited with concept and mecha design.
The remaining staff is as follows:
- Head animator: Tomokatsu Nagasaku
- Color design: Fusako Nakao
- Art design: Naomi Ogura
- Art director: Hatsumi Kumano
- Director of photography: Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi
- CG design: Studio Goonies
- CG Director: Ryou Sasaki
- Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
- Sound director: Masafumi Mima
- Sound effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
- Music: Yasuharu Takanashi, Rega Sound
- Music production: Pony Canyon
The anime will premiere on April 5 at 10:00 p.m. on Tokyo MX and will show every Sunday, with a rerun every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. It will also be shown on the Yomiuri TV and BS11 channels. The anime will be Sanrio's very first anime that will air in a late-night timeslot. Plans for a manga series are also underway.