Bocchi the Rock season 1 countdown has begun!
Anime and music have been more than a complimenting pair in recent times, and shows like You lie in April, Given, Nana is presenting evidence of it. While shonen and isekai often take the spotlight within the fandom, musical animes have also received their fair share of appreciation.
The idea of using music as the basis of storytelling has been on the rise over the years. The musical taste might differ for each one, but creators often use it as an art style to connect multiple stories and characters.
Coming in the latest installment for this genre is Bocchi the Rock, which is based on the manga of the same name written by Aki Hamaji.
Bocchi the Rock is a musical-slice story that follows high schooler Hitori Gotou who is beginning her journey as a guitarist. Since her early stages of learning to play the guitar, Hitori Gotou had longstanding dreams of joining a band.
Hitori, by nature, is shy and lacks any interpersonal skills, as a result, she struggles to make any friends. She spends six hours of the day playing guitar, missing out on Highschool life, and eventually finds herself turning into a shut-in.
Hitori Gotou s’s fortunes change when she meets Ijichi Nijika, who plays the drums for the Kessoku Band and invites her to become a band member.
Can these contrasting personalities formed by musical friendship make each other’s dreams come true is the central plot of the show.
Bocchi on the rock anime adaption was much awaited within musical anime fandom. If you are a Bocchi the Rock manga reader or just a fan of musical series, it looks like the wait is finally over.
So, let’s find out all the important announcements and updates regarding, Bocchi the Rock Season 1.
WHAT IS THE BOCCHI THE ROCK SEASON 1 RELEASE DATE?
On 18th February 2021, an anime adaption by Cloverworks studio was announced for the Bocchi the Rock manga series, and production began on 17th September 2021.
A teaser video was released on 18th December 2021 on Aniplex, which revealed the cast and crew. On 19th May 2022, the show s’ official website confirmed the character design of four main characters for whom the post-recording began on 11th June 2022.
On 7th September 2022, the show s” official Twitter account tweeted a key visual which confirmed Bocchi the Rock Season 1 release date to be 8th October 2022. Following this, Bocchi the Rock Season 1 trailer was released on 14th September 2022.
|Anime Adaption Confirmed||18th February 2021|
|Bocchi the Rock Teaser Out||18th December 2021|
|Bocchi The Rock Season 1 Release date Announced||7th September 2022|
|Bocchi The Rock Season 1 Trailer Released||14th September 2022|
Cloverworks are yet to announce the episode count for Bocchi the Rock Season 1, but it’s expected the first season will run for 12 episodes. The title for Bocchi the Rock Season 1 Episode is “Roll Over Bocchi.”
Viewers outside Japan can catch Bocchi the Rock season 1 on Crunchyroll on 9th October 2022.
You can watch the Bocchi the Rock Season 1 trailer below:
BOCCHI THE ROCK MANGA CATCHUP
Bocchi the Rock manga was written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji, and it began serialization in Manga Time Kirara Max magazine on 19th December 2017. As of September 2022, the manga has been collected into four volumes with 59 chapters, and the fifth volume will release on 26th November 2022.
|MANGA VOLUME||RELEASE DATE|
|Bocchi the Rock manga Volume 1||27th February 2019|
|Bocchi the Rock manga Volume 2||27th February 2020|
|Bocchi the Rock manga Volume 3||25th February 2021|
|Bocchi the Rock manga Volume 4||26th August 2022|
Bocchi the Rock was nominated for Next Manga Awards 2019 in the comic category and was placed 8th.
In addition to the manga, an anthology comic of Bocchi the Rock is also set to release on 22nd October 2022.
Bocchi the Rock manga is rated 7.2/10 and ranked #5301 with 1k members on MyAnimeList.
BOCCHI THE ROCK CAST, CHARACTER, AND CREW
The year 2022 has been a busy one for Cloverworks with six (Tokyo 24th Ward, My Dress-Up Darling, Akebi’sAkebi’s Sailor Uniform, Spy x Family, in the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki, and Shadows House Season 2) new releases and Bocchi the Rock will most likely be their final project this year.
Bocchi the Rock will be directed by Keeiichiro Saito, who has previously worked as Key Animator in popular shows such as Pokémon, Sonny Boy, Little Witch Academia, and Super Crooks.
Bocchi The Rock characters will be designed by Kerorira and written by Erika Yoshida. You can find the list of Bocchi the Rock crew and staff below:
|Original story||Aki Hamaji|
|Series composition, Script||Erika Yoshida|
|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|
|CG director||Katsuaki Miyaji|
|Live CG director||Hiroaki Uchida|
|Sound director||Akiko Fujita|
|Sound effects||Shota Yaso|
Bocchi The Rock Season 1 will see Yoshino Aoyama cast as the main lead, Hitori Gotou. Yoshino has previously voiced for Wake Up girls, World Ends” Harem and Wonder Egg Priority.
The second main lead Nijika Ijichi will be voiced by Sayumi Suzushiro, who has worked in popular shows like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Misfit of the Demon King Academy, and Konosuba.
You can find the list of Bocchi the Rock characters and voice cast below:
|Hitori Gotō||Yoshino Aoyama|
|Ikuyo Kita||Ikumi Hasegawa|
|Ryо̄ Yamada||Saku Mizuno|
|Nijika Ijichi||Sayumi Suzushiro|
Bocchi the Rock is set for its premier; only time will tell if it makes the viewers dance to its tune.