Show by Rock!! also known as Show by Rock!! Gonna be a Music Millionaire! is a mobile rhythm video game by Geechs. The game was released on July 30, 2013 for iOS and on June 27, 2014 for Android devices. In January 2018, development transferred from Geechs to Edia with its service discontinued on December 26, 2019.
A successor to the original game was later developed by Now Production and published by Square Enix on March 12, 2020 on all mobile platforms.
Four anime adaptations based on the series were made. The first three animated by Bones and is the first late-night anime based on a Sanrio character or franchise. Season 1 aired in Japan in 2015, also a short anime aired from July to September 2016.
The anime season 2 aired from October to December 2016. Season 3 of the series was animated by Kinema Citrus and aired from January 9, 2020 to March 26, 2020.
Season 4 will premiere on January 7th 2021. A manga adaptation of the first series began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine in July 2020. Show by Rock was Sanrio’s only music group until Beatcats happened in October 2020.
Show by Rock!! Synopsis -
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!
Season 4 is named as Show By Rock!! Stars!!. It will feature all the bands from previous seasons.
Anime Characters -
Howan: Hikaru Toono (Assault Lily: Bouquet)
Himeko Mashima: Yuuko Natsuyoshi (Assault Lily: Bouquet)
Delmin: Misaki Watada (Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi)
Ruhuyu: Aya Yamane (Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!)
Cyan: Eri Inagawa (Mayoiga)
ChuChu Sumire Uesaka (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
Retoree: Manami Numakura (The iDOLM@STER)
Moa: Ayane Sakura (BanG Dream!)
Yasu: Kento Itou (The iDOLM@STER SideM)
Hachin: Shouhei Komatsu (number24)
Joe: Yuuki Ono (Beastars)
Sojun: Yuusuke Shirai (IDOLiSH7)
Crow: Kishou Taniyama (Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love series)
Aion: Kouki Uchiyama (Haikyuu!!)
Yaiba: Tetsuya Kakihara (King of Prism by Pretty Rhythm)
Rom: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Chihayafuru)
Rararin: Lynn (Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai)
Sumomone: Yuu Serizawa (Murenase! Seton Gakuen)
Uiui: Minori Suzuki (Macross Δ)
Logia: Rina Hidaka (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)
Tsukino: Ai Kayano (Amanchu!)
Holmy: Hiromi Igarashi (Cinderella Girls Gekijou)
Jacqueline: Rie Murakawa (Non Non Biyori)
Tsurezure Naru Ayatsuri Mugenan
A: Saori Hayami (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
Un: Eriko Matsui (Mikakunin de Shinkoukei)
Darudayuu: Megumi Han (Little Witch Academia)
Shu☆Zo: Mamoru Miyano (Zombieland Saga)
Riku: Ayumu Murase (Gatchaman Crowds)
Kai: Ryota Osaka (Diamond no Ace)
Ailane: Ruriko Noguchi (Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu)
PeiPain: Aimi Tanaka (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
Hundreko: Ibuki Kido (Aikatsu Friends!)
Chitan: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
Orion: Taku Yashiro (B-Project: Zecchou*Emotion)
Seren: Eishin Fudemura (Tsuki ga Kirei)
Argon: Chiharu Sawashiro (Tsukipro The Animation)
Rikao: Makoto Furukawa (Orange)
With the exception of Makoto Furukawa whose character is making his anime debut in Stars!!, all cast members are reprising their roles from previous Show By Rock!! seasons.
Anime Staff -
Original Creator: Sanrio
Chief Director: Takahiro Ikezoe (Show By Rock!!)
Director: Daigo Yamagishi (PriPri Chii-chan!!)
Series Composer: Touko Machida (Wake Up, Girls!)
Character Design: Tomokatsu Nagasaku (Arad Senki: Slap Up Party)
CG Producer: Hirooki Yoshioka (Houkago no Pleiades)
CG Production: ENGI
Sound Director: Fumiyuuki Gou (Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!)
Sound Production: Pony Canyon
Studio: Kinema Citrus
Source - Official Website
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