A new character trailer that introduces Nijika Ijichi (CV: Sayumi Suzushiro), the extroverted drummer of the Kessoku Band, has been published for BOCCHI THE ROCK!, an upcoming TV anime based on the 4-panel manga by Aki Hamaji about an introverted girl who finds begins to come out of her shell after she learns to play the guitar and joins a band.
The original BOCCHI THE ROCK! manga is serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max manga magazine. Crunchyroll describes the story of BOCCHI THE ROCK! as follows:
Hitori Gotoh, “Bocchi-chan,” is a girl who’s so introverted and shy around people that she’d always start her conversations with “Ah…” During her middle school years, she started playing the guitar, wanting to join a band because she thought it could be an opportunity for even someone shy like her to also shine. But because she had no friends, she ended up practicing guitar for six hours every day all by herself. After becoming a skilled guitar player, she uploaded videos of herself playing the guitar to the internet under the name “Guitar Hero” and fantasized about performing at her school’s cultural festival concert. But not only could she not find any bandmates, before she knew it, she was in high school and still wasn’t able to make a single friend! She was really close to becoming a shut-in, but one day, Nijika Ijichi, the drummer in Kessoku Band, reached out to her. And because of that, her everyday life started to change little by little…
The BOCCHI THE ROCK! TV anime is directed by Keiichiro Saito and features animation production by CloverWorks. The series will broadcast in Japan beginning on October 08, 2022, and it will also stream on Crunchyroll in worldwide markets (except Asia) as part of the fall 2022 anime simulcast lineup.
Source: Comic Natalie
Copyright notice: © Aki Hamaji / Houbunsha・Aniplex
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