Funimation to Stream Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Funimation announced on Saturday that it will begin streaming the Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! anime on January 9. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The new anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations on January 9. BS Fuji, Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō, and Sun TV will also air 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. 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 air the first episode of the anime as a preview.
The series 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.
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 original Show By Rock!! smartphone game ended service on December 26. The new Show By Rock!! Fes A Live rhythm game will feature 2D animation of returning and new characters from Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! The game is slated to launch in 2020.