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Illustration (Original character design): Tsuji Santa
Illustration (Anime): Tamura Masafumi
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Super Sonico (すーぱーそに子 Sūpā Soniko) is a mascot belonging to game software company Nitroplus, and is part of a media franchise spanning various music products, manga, computer and video games, and an upcoming television anime.
To date, there have been six singles and three albums released featuring Sonico.
- SUPERORBITAL (released 24 November 2010; GRN-021): First studio single and first theme song for the PC game SoniComi.
- Passion Rocket (情熱ロケット Jōnetsu rocket?, released 19 January 2011; GRN-023): Second single introduced at the 2010 Summer Comiket, also as an insert song from the Adult PC game Axanael by Nitroplus.
- Power (ぱわー?, released 30 April 2011): Solo single sold on the iTunes Store and Amazon MP3 to raise revenue for earthquake relief following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
- Advance, BLUE STAR! (進め、BLUE STAR！ Susume, BLUE STAR!?, released 24 May 2011; GRN-026): Third single released in collaboration with Comic Earth Star, as the theme song of the magazine. The single was used to collect aid funds for earthquake relief.
- VISION (released 29 July 2011; GRN-027): Fourth single as the second theme song to SoniComi.
- Phantom Vibration! (ファントム・ヴァイブレーション！?, released 29 December 2011; GRN-029): Debut solo single. The single included an additional costume patch for the PC game SoniComi on the CD-ROM.
- GALAXY ONE (released 11 November 2011; GRN-028): First studio album.
- Love & II+ (released 27 June 2012; GRN-030): First Cosmic Velocity's 2nd album that contains three discs with Love＆II+ LIVE gokko!, Love&II+, and SoniComi: Communication with Sonico Original Soundtrack.
- SONICONICOROCK Tribute to VOCALOID: Third studio album containing vocal covers of assorted Vocaloid songs.
A 4koma manga series by Chika Nonohara titled Super Sonico SoniKoma began serialisation on 12 March 2011 in Comic Earth Star. Another manga series titled Sonicomi with art by Imusanjo serialised in the Monthly Comic Blade. A 4koma manga series titled Super Sonicomic (すーぱーそにこみっく) has also been featured in Enterbrain's MAGI-CU Comics.
SoniComi (2011, PC)
SoniComi (ソニコミ, full title Communication with Sonico) is a computer game for Microsoft Windows released on 25 November 2011, developed by Nitroplus and published by Nitroplus and Enterbrain. As a visual novel game, the player takes the role of Sonico's cameraman. The game features events where the player is able to take gravure photographs of her.
A PlayStation 3 adaptation with improved visuals has been announced during the 2013 Wonder Festival, titled More! SoniComi (モット！ ソニコミ?).
SoniPro (2014, 3DS)
SoniPro (ソニプロ, full title Super Sonico in Production) is a game developed by Nitroplus and Imageepoch for the Nintendo 3DS announced during the 2013 Wonder Festival. As an idol-producing game, the player takes the role of Sonico's producer, who aims to train her to become an idol. The game is due for a Winter 2014 release.
Appearances in other games
Sonico has made cameo appearances in various games:
- Saints Row: The Third
- Le Ciel Bleu
- Lovesick Puppies
- the Japanese online games Web Knight Carnival
- Mechanical Girl War Z
- Dragon League
- Dungeons Lord,
- Momoiro Daisen Pylon
- Blue Sky Dragon Guild
She will be a playable character in Super Heroine Chronicle. Sonico also appears as a character within the eroge Axanael developed by Nitroplus.
A television anime series titled SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation (そにアニ) was announced at the Nitro Super Sonic 2013 event held at the Tokyo International Forum. The studio White Fox will be responsible for the series' animation.