Show By Rock!! Franchise Gets New TV Anime Series
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The 12th and final episode of the Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! anime announced the Show By Rock!! Stars!! television anime series on Thursday. The anime will air on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
The anime will feature existing bands in the franchise, and the cast members are reprising their roles for the new anime.
Takahiro Ikezoe is returning as chief director, and Show By Rock!! episode director Daigo Yamagishi is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus. Touko Machida is returning to handle series composition, and Show By Rock!! animation director Tomokatsu Nagasaku is designing the characters. Hiroki Yoshioka is CG producer, and ENGI is handling CG production. Fumiyuki Go is returning from Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! as sound director, while Pony Canyon is handling sound production.
The series centers 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 directed the anime at Kinema Citrus, and Daisuke Tazawa supervised the series scripts. Nobuyuki Itō (Yuyushiki) served as both character designer and chief animation director, and Masayuki Kojima served as an advisor. Polygon Pictures handled the CG production, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Show By Rock!!, Naruto, Fairy Tail) and Funta7 (Show By Rock!! Short!!, A Bridge to the Starry Skies) composed 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 features 2D animation of returning and new characters from Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! The game launched on March 12.