Bocchi the Rock anime has released the preview images for episode 3. Bocchi somehow manages to survive her first day at work and improve her social skills. However, she still can’t talk properly to her classmates and eats lunch alone again. Remembering that Nijika is looking for a vocalist, Bocchi tries her best to talk to Kita, a cheerful and popular student at her school. The third episode is set to air on October 22.
Bocchi the Rock (stylized as Bocchi the Rock!) anime is based on a 4-Koma manga by Aki Hamaji. The serialization started in 2017 in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max. Studio CloverWorks is producing the music series with Keichiro Saito as director. Erika Yoshida is writing the scripts with Kerorira as the chief animation director as well as the character designer, while Kikuya Tomoki is composing the music. The main cast includes Yoshino Aoyama as Hitori Goto, Sayumi Suzushiro as Nijika Ijichi, Saku Mizuno as Ryo Yamada, and Ikumi Hasegawa as Ikuyo Kita.
Crunchyroll will stream the third episode and describes the series 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…
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