Bocchi the Rock! manga is officially getting an English release by Yen Press, as announced at its panel at Sakura Con. It was one of their 23 title acquisitions, and they will all premiere in Fall 2023. You can see the volume 1 cover of the manga below (cover not final):
They describe the story:
Bocchi finally takes the stage in English, and she’s brought her best friend—crippling anxiety! Hitori Goto just wants to make friends, but the thought of approaching a stranger on her own makes her so nervous that she’s spent the entirety of middle school teaching herself how to shred on the guitar—to moderately successful (albeit anonymous) YouTube fame—in the hopes of seeming cool enough for someone else to reach out to her instead. After bringing her guitar to school provokes zero interest, Hitori’s just about ready to shrivel up and die…which is when Nijika Ijichi comes across her moping in a playground and begs her to fill in for her band’s flaky guitarist for their first-ever live performance! It’s like her wish came true…but does this most antisocial of introverts have what it takes to perform in front of real people?!
Aki Hamaji has been drawing the Bocchi the Rock! 4-koma manga 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 premiered on October 8, 2022. Crunchyroll streamed the anime. The main character, Hitori “Bocchi” Goto was voted as the best girl of Fall 2022!
Fans of the anime will definitely want to check out the manga once Bocchi the Rock! finally releases in English! Some of the other titles Yen Press announced today include Honey Trap Shared House, Monthly in the Garden with My Landlord, and Reiji Miyajima’s The Shiunji Family Children.
Source: Official Twitter
© Aki Hamaji / Hobunsha, Aniplex