Show By Rock!! Game Gets Musical Adaptation in February

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Stage play adaptation of mobile rhythm game to feature Shingan Crimsonz band

Sanrio opened a website on Friday to reveal that its Show By Rock!! mobile rhythm game is inspiring a stage musical in February 2016. The Show By Rock!! Musical ~Tonaeru Kachikudomo! Crimson Falldown Revolution Apocalypse~ play will run at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo from February 11-16, and it will host a total of 10 performances. The musical will feature the franchise's Shingan Crimsonz four-member visual kei band as the main characters.

Sanrio began distributing the game developed by geechs for iOS and Android in 2012. The game is free to play, but has in-game items that can be purchased.

Sanrio previously described the story of the original game as follows:

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!

The game inspired a 12-episode television anime series in April, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired with both English subtitles and an English dub.

Image © 2012, 2015 Sanrio Co., Ltd. Show By Rock Production Committee

Source: MoCa News via Hachima Kikō, Conpetti

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