On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji, Bocchi the Rock!, it was announced that there will be a major special event on April 23, 2023 in Japan. The event will feature the main voice cast, which includes Yoshino Aoyama like the voice of Hitori Gotou, saku mizuno as the voice of Ryou Yamada, Sayumi Suzushiro as the voice of Nijika Ijichi and Ikumi Hasegawa like the voice of Ikuyo Kita.
The first Blu-ray/DVD package of the project, which will be released on December 28 in Japan, will include a priority pass for the purchase of tickets for this event. Given the presence of the voice cast, better known as the Kessoku Band, fans will already be expecting major announcements for the franchise during its making.
The series has been broadcast since October 8 and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West. Hamaji began publishing the manga through the magazine Manga Time Kirara Max from the publisher Houbunsha in December 2017.
- Keiichirou Saitou (Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019), The [email protected] SideM, Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios CloverWorks.
- Erika Yoshida (Kami no Tou, Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” yori, Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kerorira (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope, Darling in the FranXX, Endro~!) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
Synopsis for Bocchi the Rock!
Hitori “Bocchi” Gotou, lonely and eager to mingle with others, spends her time playing the guitar. One fateful day, Bocchi meets outgoing drummer Nijika Ijichi, who invites her to join the Kessoku Band when her guitarist, Ikuyo Kita, runs away before her first concert. Shortly after, Bocchi meets her last partner, the great bassist Ryou Yamada.
Although their first performance together is mediocre, the girls are strengthened by their shared love of music, and Kita soon joins them again. Bocchi and her classmates, who find happiness in performing, put all their efforts into improving as musicians while making the most of their fleeting high school days.
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