The official website of Bocchi the Rock anime released a statement on Tuesday about the real-life locations that can be seen in the anime. The website asks everyone who visits these locations to behave, be respectful, and avoid causing inconvenience to the community. The official statement in English can be read below.
Thank you for your continued support for “Bocchi the Rock!”.
Once again, we would like to make a request to all those who visit the locations portrayed in the anime.
Please be considerate and refrain from causing any inconvenience to the homes, stores, other tenants of the building, residents of the neighborhood, and the surrounding community. We ask all visitors, individuals, and groups, to avoid visiting, photographing, and filming on weekends or holidays.
Please refrain from blocking roads, making loud noises, and photographing/filming residences.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The statement was also released in Japanese and Chinese languages. Bocchi the Rock previously announced a live event that will be held this coming May 21 at Zepp Haneda Tokyo.
Bocchi the Rock anime is based on a manga by Aki Hamaji. It premiered in October last year and had 12 episodes. Studio CloverWorks animated the series with Keiichirou Sato as director. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime and they described it 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 Website
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