The compilation film isn't the only big event on the way for Aki Hamaji's BOCCHI THE ROCK! manga. There's also a stage play on the way, with performances planned for THEATER MILANO-Za in Tokyo from August 11 to August 20, 2023.
More details, including staff and cast, will be announced for LIVE STAGE BOCCHI THE ROCK! at a later date.
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The BOCCHI THE ROCK! anime is directed by Keiichiro Saito (Sonny Boy key animator) and assistant-directed by Yusuke Yamamoto (WONDER EGG PRIORITY key animator) at studio CloverWorks. The series aired from October to December 2022 on Japanese TV and streamed on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll describes the series:
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…
Source: Comic Natalie
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.
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