The official Twitter account of Bocchi the Rock! anime released the end card illustration of the final, 12th episode drawn by the manga author Aki Hamaji as thanks for the year, 2022. Studio CloverWorks animated the adaptation.
The visual features the four members of Kessoku Band, from left to right, Hitori Goto with a gentle smile, Ikuyo Kita and Nijika Ijichi with big smiles, and Ryo Yamada with a slight smile on their faces. All of them are sitting inside a large black cable tie, from which the band’s name comes, and wearing the band’s shirts with cable ties of their own image colors on their wrists. The text at the bottom right corner says: “Thank you for watching!” In the post’s caption, the official Twitter account extends its gratitude for the support from fans and hopes to receive their continued support in 2023.
Bocchi the Rock! anime was produced based on Aki Hamaji’s 4-koma manga having been serialized 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 aired from October to December 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…
Source: Official Twitter
© Aki Hamaji / Hobunsha, Aniplex