The next entry in this franchise is underway with Show By Rock!! Stars!! The project is a new TV series that was announced at the end of March 2020 and saw a January 7th, 2021 debut on Tokyo MX and others. The eighth episode is coming up on February 25th, 2021 and now the first promotional video has come out to showcase it that you can see below.
Funimation previously announced their pickup of the series as part of their lineup. It will stream on Funimation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in France, Russia, Germany, and Scandinavia.
The series has Takahiro Ikezoe as the chief director working with director Daiko Yamagishi. Touko Machina is working on the series composition while Tomokatsu Nagasaku is serving as the character designer. Kinema Citrus is on board for animation production.
The cast brings together the groups with:
- Tsurezurenaru Ayatsura Mugenan
- Bud Virginlogic
The series features the opening theme song “Do Re Mi Fa STARS!!” by Plasmagica and Mashumairesh!!”
Plot Concept: 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!