Bocchi the Rock manga author Aki Hamaji posted an illustration of Hitori Goto on Sunday right after the broadcast of episode 8. The artist drew Hitori Goto’s sister, Futari, for the previous episode. Studio CloverWorks is animating the adaptation. On the same day, the anime released Kessoku Band’s live performance of their song “Ano Band.” Aki Hamaji describes the episode as “really wonderful” while expressing gratitude for the adaptation.
Animation studio CloverWorks’ Bocchi the Rock! anime is being animated under Keichiro Saito’s directions based on Aki Hamaji’s 4-koma manga serialized in Hobunsha’s monthly magazine Manga Time Kirara Max. The series is scheduled to release the fifth compiled volume on November 26, 2022. The anime has been airing since October 8.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime this season 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…
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