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Original Show By Rock!! Game App Ends Service After 6 Years

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
iOS/Android game with Sanrio characters shuts down on December 26

The official Twitter account for the Show By Rock!! smartphone game announced on Tuesday that the game will end service on December 26. The details of the service ending schedule are available in the app.

Sanrio launched the game, developed by geechs, for iOS and Android in 2012. 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!

The "Show By Rock!! 3969 Grateful Rock Festival" event announced on Sunday that Square Enix will release a new smartphone rhythm game, Show By Rock!! Fes A Live. The game will feature 2D animation of familiar characters from Sanrio's character project Show By Rock!! as well as the new characters from the simultaneously announced television anime Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! The game's official website has begun pre-registering players, and the game will be free-to-play with in-game item purchases.

The first Show By Rock!! television anime adaptation 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.

Kinema Citrus is animating the Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! series for a January 9 premiere, after a December 31 preview airing of the first episode.

Sources: Show By Rock!! game's Twitter account, Anime! Anime! (Taichirō Onose)

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