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Sanrio's Show By Rock!! Franchise Gets New TV Anime in January

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Kinema Citrus animates new story about Mashumairesh!!!! band

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 guitarist and vocalist Howan (Hikaru Tohno) of fox lineage, guitarist and vocalist MashimaHimeko (Yūko Natsuyoshi) of striped cat lineage, bassist and vocalist Delmin (Misaki Watada) of the Devilmint Kiryū lineage, and drummer and vocalist Ruhuyu (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 (Yuyushiki) 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 (Show By Rock!!, Naruto, Fairy Tail) and Funta7 (Show By Rock!! Short!!, A Bridge to the Starry Skies) 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. (Other sites will also stream the anime.)

The promotional video above features the insert song "Yell and Response."

Tokyo MX will air a December 31 special that will provide more information on the new television anime and the related new Show By Rock!! Fes A Live game. The special will also air the first episode of the anime as a preview. (The special will also stream on FOD at the same time as the airing, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.) To commemorate the new anime, all 36 episodes from the three previous anime projects (Show By Rock!!, Show By Rock!! Short!!, Show By Rock!!) began streaming for free on the franchise's official YouTube Channel on Sunday, with two episodes a day streaming for a limited time.

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, MoCa News

Update: Ruhuyu's spelling fixed. Thanks, Kimiko_0

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