Popular character, Maple Arisugawa revealed! Additional a photo event with Eri Inagawa, who voiced Cyan!
SHOW BY ROCK is an anime that was being aired throughout April to June 2015. A new season has just been announced.
The short animation that was planned to be released priorly to the new series in July, 2016 on TOKYO MX, was also released in SANRIO EXPO 2016 on January 29. In the expo, Maple Arisugawa was introduced and there was also a photo section where visitors could take photos with Eri Inagawa
Report on the photo session
The short animation that was planned to be released priorly to the new series in July, 2016 on TOKYO MX, was also released in SANRIO EXPO 2016 on January 29.
During the recital, Eri Inagawa, who voiced the main protagonist Cyan, and Maple Arisugawa, the head of the agency Branded Rocking Records where the band Plasmagica belongs to, participated in the event as well. Inagawa was also caught calling Maple as Shachou!! (director) and escorting Maple to his seat.
Also, during the event, Director Maple gave his business card to Inagawa and Inagawa was happy to be the first person to receive it.
Inagawa: “I have been working a lot with Maple, at first he was only a piece of paper, then turned into a figure and now he has come to life. I was really touched and moved by this.”
Regarding on the short animation series, Inagawa commented: I am really looking forward to how the animation will picture the characters in such a short amount of time. I will do my best to convey the attractiveness of Plasmagica to all the fans.
Please tell me how you feel after meeting Maple.
I have been working a lot with Maple, at first he was only a piece of paper, then turned into a figure and now he has come to life. I am really happy that Maple has come alive! Maple is really cute and he kind of attractive (laughing).
How do you feel about the short animation?
With Plasmagica being the first band to be shown in the short animation, I am really looking forward to see which characters from the anime SHOW BY ROCK!! will be playing an active part. Even though the short animations are pretty short, I will do my very best to make the characters more attractive to more and more viewers.
How do you feel about the new visual designs that have been announced recently?
The new announced visual design pictured members of Plasmagica hanging around nicely, which makes me really look forward to the anime. I wonder if the short animation will relate to the story at all. I am so excited for the anime.
I know there will be promotion videos uploaded on different bands in the anime every month but have you watched the video for Plasmagica yet?
There are scenes with a lot of attracting stuff on Plasmagica. I think fans will love it. I really hope fans will find scenes that they like and rewatch the story on DVD. Since short animations are pretty short, I really hope they will rewatch the story while waiting until the anime is aired.
Please tell us if there is anything that you think is worth looking forward to in the short anime and the upcoming anime.
It is pretty hard to think of one but I personally hope that Raiotto Ninjin will come up in the anime. Plus I like Criticrista, so I am looking forward to how the short animation will introduce the band. I hope the video will be somewhat like a friendship video similar to the video “Plasmagica’s noon”, that was released a while ago.
Are there any bands that you want to battle against?
I want to try battling against Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan but I am pretty sure we will lose in experience. I want to watch a battle between Cristicrista and Trichronika. I want to see their amazing performance. The other battle that I want to have is a battle between us and Shingan Crimsonz, which is also under the same agency. Even though our genre doesn’t match I think it would be a good battle. I want to watch BRR.fes too!
Please give a message to all the SHOW BY ROCKERs.
I was really happy to meet and to get to know a lot of SHOW BY ROCKERs fans last year. There will be a short animation series aired from January, I bet this is a way to start a year for a lot of SHOW BY ROCKERS, even for myself too.
I think the reason why such short animation series was made was all because of the support we got from all the SHOW BY ROCKERS. Please continue to support us. I think the short animations are really interesting so please check them out!
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