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Music anime 'Bocchi the Rock!' releases 1st PV for October 2022 broadcast

Shy guitarist finds friendship in music! Bocchi the Rock airs on Oct. 8, 2022.

By: Nicole S. Castro on September 14, 2022 at 20:24 PHT

The first promotional video has been released for the TV anime adaptation of Aki Hamaji's music manga Bocchi the Rock!

The anime is slated to air in Japan on Oct. 8, 2022. It is animated by CloverWorks.

©Bocchi the Rock! PROJECT

Bocchi the Rock! stars the incredibly shy high school girl Hitori Gotō (CV: Yoshino Aoyama). Hitori struggles to make friends, until her drummer friend Nijika Ijichi (CV: Sayumi Suzushiro) discovers her talent for the guitar and invites her to her band .


  • Hitori Gotō (CV: Yoshino Aoyama)

  • Nijika Ijichi (CV: Sayumi Suzushiro)

  • Ryo Yamada (CV: Saku Mizuno)

  • Ikuyo Kita (CV: Ikumi Hasegawa)

Bocchi the Rock! (ぼっち・ざ・ろっく!) is a Japanese four-panel manga series written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji. It has been serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since December 2017.


  • Original story: Aki Hamaji (serialized in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max)

  • Director: Keiichiro Saito

  • Series composition, Script: Erika Yoshida

  • Character design: Kerorira

  • Assistant director: Yusuke Yamamoto

  • Live director: Yusuke Kawakami

  • Live animator: Yuki Ito

  • Props design: Ayumi Nagaki

  • 2D works: Aoi Umeki

  • Color design: Asuka Yokota

  • Art director: Yasunao Moriyasu

  • Art setting: taracod

  • Cinematographer: Tsubasa Kanamori

  • CG director: Katsuaki Miyaji

  • Live CG director: Hiroaki Uchida

  • Editor: Daisuke Hiraki

  • Music: Tomoki Kikuya

  • Sound director: Akiko Fujita

  • Sound effects: Shota Yaso

  • Production: CloverWorks

Source: Bocchi the Rock! official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.

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