Earlier today, the official Show By Rock!! anime website announced that the series will get a third season. The new show, titled Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, is slated to hit Japanese TV on January 9, 2020.
The first trailer and visual, as well as the main cast and crew were revealed for the project. We break the details down below.
The minute-long promo introduces the members of new in-show group Mashumairesh!!, and previews their actors’ performances. Insert song “Yell And Response” plays as a background track.
Show By Rock!! and Show By Rock!!# lead Cyan makes a cameo appearance at the end of the teaser.
The image depicts Mashumairesh!! performing in an empty city square.
Seung Hui Son will direct the series at Kinema Citrus, with Nobuyuki Itō (Yuyushiki) providing character designs. Daisuke Tazawa is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Chief Animation Director: Nobuyuki Itō
- Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
- Music: Funta7
- Series Advisor: Masayuki Kojima
- CGI Production: Polygon Pictures
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Howan (Vocals): Hikaru Tohno
- Himeko Mashima (Guitar,Vocals): Yūko Natsuyoshi
- Delmin (Bass: Vocals): Misaki Watada
- Ruhuyu (Drums, Vocals): Aya Yamane
Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! will hit Japanese TV on January 9. The confirmed broadcast schedule is as follows (All times JST):
- Tokyo MX: 1/9/2020 at 22:30 (1/9/2020 at 10:30PM)
- BS Fuji: 1/9/2020 at 24:00 (1/10/2020 at Midnight)
Sun TV and Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō will also air the episode, though specific times have yet to be announced. FOD will stream the series after its 22:30 airing.
Show By Rock!! is a multimedia project from Sanrio, which began its life in 2012 as a smartphone game by geechs. The series made its anime début in the Spring 2015 season. Short-form spinoff Show By Rock!! Short!! aired in Summer 2016, while sequel series Show By Rock!!# premiered in October 2016.
Takahiro Ikezoe (Ozma) directed all three anime titles at Bones, with Touko Machida (Chaika – The Coffin Princess, Karneval) taking charge of series composition. Masaru Oshiro provided character designs.
Funimation currently holds the rights to the Show By Rock!! anime. They describe the show as:
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.
Source: Animate Times