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! 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
NICOLE S. CASTRO
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.