Bocchi the Rock episode 8 preview images have been revealed and it seems like we will see the first concert of the Kessoku band. Unfortunately, due to the typhoon, family and friends who had been invited to the concert canceled their plans to attend. With barely an audience and a heavy atmosphere, the show must go on. Don’t miss the first live performance of the Kessoku band this Saturday, November 26.
Takashi Seo (Takt Op. Destiny animation director for episodes 3 and 10) will be directing the episode and assisting him is Keisuke Shinohara (My Dress-Up Darling episode 3). Joining Kerorira as animation director in this episode are Franziska van Wulfen (Revue Starlight key animation episodes 10 and 12) and Tomato (Carole & Tuesday episode 9). Studio CloverWorks is animating the whole anime with Keichiro Saito as director. Erika Yoshida is overseeing the scripts while Kikuya Tomoki is composing the music.
Bocchi the Rock (stylized as Bocchi the Rock!) is adapted from a 4-Koma manga by Aki Hamaji. Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max serializes the manga in 2017. Crunchyroll is streaming 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
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