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4th Show By Rock!! Stage Musical Adds 3 Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryō Hatakeyama, Kento, Shunsaku Yoshimura star in August stage play

The official website for the anime of Sanrio's character project Show By Rock!! announced on Sunday that a new television anime, Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, will premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations on January 9.

The new anime will center around the band Mashumairesh!!!!, which includes Howan (Hikaru Tohno) of fox lineage, Himeko Mashima (Yūko Natsuyoshi) of striped cat lineage, Delmin (Misaki Watada) of the Devilmint Kiryū lineage, and Lufyu (Aya Yamane) of wolf-girl lineage.

Korean director Seung Hui Son is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus, and Daisuke Tazawa is supervising the series scripts. Nobuyuki Itō is serving as both character designer and chief animation director, and Masayuki Kojima is serving as an advisor. Polygon Pictures is handling the CG production, and Yasuharu Takanashi and Funta7 are composing the music. BS Fuji, Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō, and Sun TV are also running the anime, and FOD will stream each episode when TV Tokyo premieres the episode at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Sanrio began distributing the Show By Rock!! game developed by geechs for iOS and Android in 2012.

The first Show By Rock!! television anime series premiered in April 2015, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Funimation then released the series on home video in December 2016. A series of spinoff shorts, Show By Rock!! Short!!, debuted in July 2016, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired.

The second anime season, Show By Rock!!#, premiered in October 2016, and both Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the series as it aired. The franchise has also inspired several musicals.

Sanrio announced in June 2017 that the franchise will get a new project.

Sources: Show By Rock!! anime's website, Comic Natalie

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