Shun Saeki, known as the artist of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma manga, posted an illustration of Bocchi the Rock!‘s Hitori Goto on Wednesday. The anime’s final episode aired on Saturday in Japan.
The post came with a brief caption to compliment the anime that it was fun. The visual features the protagonist of the series, Hitori Goto, also known as Bocchi, wearing her Kessoku Band shirt and playing the guitar on the stage.
Yoshino Aoyama voiced the character in Bocchi the Rock! anime adaptation.
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Shun Saeki drew the Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma manga with a story by Yuto Tsukuda in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2019 with a total of 36 volumes. The manga surpassed 20 million circulating copies. The manga inspired TV anime adaptation by studio J.C.STAFF that had a total of 5 seasons.
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 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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