The official website of the Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! anime has revealed a series of new visuals for the upcoming series, which will start airing in January. A total of three visuals were released for the main bands:
The anime will start its premiere on January 9th at 10:30 pm JST on Tokyo MX. The series will then air at midnight on BS-11, then on the 10th at 1 am JST on Sun TV and at 2:00 am JST on Hokkaido TV.
The main cast of the Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! includes:
- Hikaru Toono (First Major Role) leading the cast to voice Howan
- Aya Yamane (Debut Role) as Ruhuyu
- Misaki Watada (Michiru in Jigoku Shoujo) will voice the role of Delmin
- Yuuko Natsuyoshi (Debut Role) voicing as Himeko Mashima
- Shouhei Komatsu (August von Earlshide from Kenja no Mago) as Hachin
- Yuuki Ono (Taiga Kagami in Kuroko’s Basketball) who will voice Joe
- Yuusuke Shirai (Io Naruko in Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!) voicing as Sojin
- Lynn (Maya Kyoudou from Sabagebu!) will voice Rararin
- Yuu Serizawa (Iroha Igarashi from 3D Kanojo: Real Girl) as Sumomone
- Minori Suzuki (Freyja Wion from Macross Δ) playing the role of Uiui
The production staff for the new anime will differ from the previous Show by Rock!! anime, and will include:
- Director: Seung-Hui Son (Gurren Lagann and Mobile Suit Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Episode Director)
- Series Composer: Daisuke Tazawa (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari and Viewtiful Joe Anime Scriptwriter)
- Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Kuniyuki Itou (Barakamon and Made in Abyss Animation Director)
- Sound Director: Fumiyuuki Gou (Overlord, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku)
- Music Composer: Funta (Asa Made Jugyou Chu!, Dr. Slump)
- Animation Studio: Kinema Citrus (Barakamon, Made in Abyss)
Here is the main promotional video for the upcoming anime:
Show by Rock!! is a video game franchise developed and produced by Geechs and Sanrio. The first game released in 2013 as a rhythm mobile app, featuring various bands and band members. Geechs stoped development on the game in 2018, which was taken over by Edia. Unfortunately, online services for the game will be taken in December 2019. A sequel game has been announced by Square Enix for 2020. The game received a TV anime adaptation in 2015, directed by Takahiro Ikezoe (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation, Ozma) and produced by studio Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Noragami). The series was followed up by a second season in 2016.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
The great music adventure in Show by Rock!! begins after Cyan decides to play her favorite rhythm game and suddenly gets sucked in, finding herself in a world called Midi City where music reigns supreme. She learns that anyone who delivers amazing and powerful music also has the ability to control the city. However, not all music is pure. An evil plan is set in motion to engulf the whole Midi City in darkness. Is it too late for Cyan to do something?
Cyan Hijirikawa always regards herself as nothing but an ordinary girl living in a mediocre world. She has great talent and extreme guitar skills, but she also lacks the confidence to take the first step in realizing her dream to play in a band and be a music millionaire! Little did she know that an eminent power resides deep within herself—the power to defeat evil with her magical music!
Join Cyan, Chuchu, Retoree and Moa in a world where music is everything.
The Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! anime will begin its broadcast on January 9th at 10:30 pm JST on Tokyo MX.