The staff of Sanrio's Show By Rock!! television anime announced on Wednesday the cast of the series. Excluding Retoree, all members of Plasmagica and ShinganCrimsonZ leader Crow will be returning from the mobile game and animated promotional video:
Eri Inagawa (Pac-World) as Cyan, the gothic lolita kitty and leader of Plasmagica
Sumire Uesaka (Hōzuki no Reitetsu, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!) as Chuchu, the honor student bunny
Manami Numakura (The [email protected], Shirobako) as Retoree, the net geek dog
Ayane Sakura (Dream Eater Merry, Love Lab) as Moa, the alien sheep (?)
Kishô Taniyama (Attack on Titan, The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, Junjō Romantica) as Crow, the guitarist and vocalist
Kouki Uchiyama (Soul Eater Not!, Nisekoi) as Aeon, the guitarist
Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live) as Yaiba, the bassist
Yoshimasa Hosoya (One Week Friends, Terraformars) as Rom, the drummer
Megumi Han (Hunter × Hunter, Terror in Resonance) as Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan leader and drummer Daru Dayu
Eriko Matsui (Engaged to the Unidentified, Girl Friend BETA) as bassist A
Saori Hayami (MM!, Bakuman.) as guitarist and vocalist Un
Mamoru Miyano (Valvrave the Liberator, Steins;Gate) as Shū☆zō (seen center in the image above), the guitarist and vocalist for Trichronika Ryota Ohsaka (Denki-gai no Honya-san, Nagi no Asakura) as Kai (seen right), the drummer Ayumu Murase (Wolf Girl & Black Prince, Haikyu!!) as Riku (seen left), the bassist.
Jun'ichi Yanagida, Mitsuhiro Ichiki, and Teruyuki Tanzawa played Aeon, Yaiba, and Rom in the mobile game. Eri Kitamura originally played Retoree in the game as well as the promotional video.
In addition, a promotional video unveiling the fourth band that will be featured in the anime, Trichronika, is streaming:
Text: I was waiting for you.☆ Text: Crossing millions of dream galaxies... Text: We will bring a sparkle to you.☆
The video also notes that plans for a Show By Rock!! manga are underway, and that the TV anime will premiere in April 2015.
The anime Show By Rock!! adapts Sanrio's mobile phone rhythm game of the same name. Sanrio began distributing the game developed by Geeks for iOS and Android in 2012. The game is free to play, but has in-game items that can be purchased.
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!
Source: Moca News
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