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Rock U is a free online Filipino animated series created by Digital 5, or D5, Studios, the online arm of Philippine studio, TV-5. It features the adventures and challenges of four university kids—Sig on guitar, DC Clark on drums, Levis on bass, and Astrid as vocalist—who set out to form a rock band, learning advice both from their professor and family and friends, and from actual (and live-action) bands and musicians, along the way.


Trope Examples:

  • Academy of Adventure: Rock U itself, which encourages the formation of bands and holds concerts.
  • Cold Open
  • Gratuitous English: A little bit; it's the modern Philippines, so English phrases often slip into a mostly Tagalog conversation.
  • Medium Blending: Anytime Real Life bands or musicians are interviewed, they're always in live-action.
  • The Mentor: Professor Pipino, who helps the band develop their sound and trots them out to music-industry connections.
  • Nerd Glasses / Megane: Sig isn't a total stereotypical nerd, but he does sport obvious, dark-framed glasses.
  • Punny Name: Some of the competitor band names have names that are bilingual, Tagalog/English puns on Real Life foreign bands.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sans bassist Levis with his regular black hair, the band have brightly coloured hair: Sig's is neon-green, Astrid's is neon-pink, and DC Clark's mohawk is lavender or purple. Probably dyed, but it's not specified.