Bocchi the Rock anime released the second trailer, which contains scenes from the first five episodes. The trailer was revealed after the fifth episode aired in Japan earlier today. In addition to the trailer, the anime also announced that Kessoku Band will release an album on December 28, 2022.
The anime also posted the band’s live performance of their song “Guitar to Kodoku to Aoi Wakusei” from the latest episode.
The song’s lyric video is available on Aniplex’s official YouTube channel. You can also check a picture where the four members of the Kessoku Band take a selfie while doing a peace sign (featured photo). Using the visual, the official website offers Twitter’s header and wallpapers for smartphones and computers.
The band’s album is titled “Kessoku Band” and is available with a newly drawn jacket illustration at the price of ¥4,070 (≒$28). The product compiles a CD with all 14 songs including the anime’s opening and ending songs such as “Seishun Complex” and “Distortion!!”, and a Blu-ray Disc with non-credit opening and ending videos as a limited edition. The release date is set for December 28.
Bocchi the Rock Releases Episode 5 Preview
Animation studio CloverWorks is animating the Bocchi the Rock! anime under Keichiro Saito’s directions based on Aki Hamaji’s 4-koma manga serialized in Hobunsha’s monthly magazine Manga Time Kirara Max. The series is scheduled to release the fifth compiled volume on November 26, 2022.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime this season and describes the plot as:
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: Official Twitter, Official Website
© Aki Hamaji / Hobunsha, Aniplex