I guess it’s time to get this show (by rock!!) onto YouTube.
Last night, FUNimation began streaming Show By Rock!! on their YouTube channel. The first four episodes are currently available to North American users in subtitled format.
Show By Rock!! is based on Sanrio’s smart phone game of the same name. The series is animated by Bones, and directed by Takahiro Ikezoe (Ozma, Chaika – The Coffin Princess episode 11).
FUNimation announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the title in March, and the series began airing on April 5.
The company describes the story as follows:
Set in the glamorous metropolis Tokyo Midi City, where music—and the dream of musical superstardom—is everything. Here, “battle of the bands” is more than just a teen rivalry: Dozens of ensembles compete for the honor of playing atop the city’s highest tower. When a Gothic Lolita-clad catgirl cutie named Cyan stumbles into the music world, she too is swept up by the dream of fame. After joining forces with three other colorful characters—bunnygirl honor student Chuchu, shy doggirl Retoree, and adorable sheepgirl Moa—the quartet becomes Plasmagica, the freshest band on the scene. Armed with special instruments, the girls face off with other bands striving for stardom, like the cool and passionate Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz, or the handsome pop idols Trichronika. Will the band find celebrity? Or are they doomed to be one-hit-wonders…
And, not for nothing, we’re really digging it here at Herald Headquarters.