The 2nd cour of Show by Rock!! will be kicking off its Japanese broadcast on Tokyo MX on October 02, 2016, and new and returning cast members have been confirmed for the show. The returning cast members include:
Takaya Kuroda as Dagger Morse, the evil president of Unicorn Virtual Music Inc.
Hiroyuki Yoshino as legendary musician Grateful King.
And Marumi Koike as Pokoe, Tomoya Kōsaka as Hakkun, Marika Kouno as Shibarin, and Nozomi Furuki and as Kittsun. These four music fans from the countryside will be playing a larger role in season 2 after forming their own band, Uwasanopetals.
Additionally, Miyuki Sawashiro will play Victorious, a new character who first appears in Show by Rock!! Season 2.
Show by Rock!! is directed by Takahiro Ikezoe and features animation by Bones. The series is based on the smart phone rhythm game developed and published by Geechs in conjunction with Sanrio. Funimation simulcasts Show by Rock!!, and describes it 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…
Official Show by Rock!! TV anime home page
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