The upcoming Bocchi the Rock compilation movie revealed a new teaser visual featuring Nijika Ijichi. The movie will have two parts, which will come out in the spring and summer of 2024. Sayumi Suzushiro voices Nijika in the anime adaptation.
Bocchi the Rock anime premiered in October of last year. The plot follows the socially awkward Hitori Goto – Bocchi, as she joins a band and tries to make friends and overcome her awkwardness. The anime is based on a 4-panel manga by Aki Hamaji. The serialization started in 2017 in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max. Studio CloverWorks animated the series under Keichiro Saito’s direction. Erika Yoshida was in charge of the series composition and script, while Kerorira did the character designs.
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 Website
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