Bocchi the Rock anime released the first Blu-ray (BD) and DVD volume on Wednesday along with Kessoku Band’s self-titled album. The anime also unveiled the jacket visual of the next, second volume of the Blu-ray release. The final episode aired on Saturday in Japan.
The anime will have a total of 6 BD and DVD volumes. Each Blu-ray volume is available at the price of ¥7,700 (≒$57), while the price of each DVD volume is set at ¥6,600 (≒$49). The compiled episodes and release dates are listed as:
- Volume 2 (Episode 3-4): January 25, 2023
- Volume 3 (Episode 5-6): February 22, 2023
- Volume 4 (Episode 7-8): March 22, 2023
- Volume 5 (Episode 9-10): April 26, 2023
- Volume 6 (Episode 11-12): May 24, 2023
The first BD and DVD volume features the protagonist Hitori Goto, also known as Bocchi, on the jacket cover. The second volume will have Nijika Ijichi on the cover. Yoshino Aoyama voiced Hitori Goto, while Sayumi Suzushiro played the role of Nijika Ijichi in Bocchi the Rock! anime adaptation.
Aki Hamaji has been drawing the original Bocchi the Rock 4-koma manga in Hobunsha’s monthly magazine Manga Time Kirara Max. The series released the fifth compiled volume on November 26, 2022. Studio CloverWorks animated the adaptation with a total of 12 episodes, which premiered on October 8, 2022. Crunchyroll streamed the anime 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…