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Kessoku Band's Debut Album Sells Over 73 Thousand Copies, Tops Billboard Japan Chart

Bocchi the Rock‘s Kessoku Band sold 73,244 album copies since its December 28 release, Billboard Japan announced. The CD also topped the weekly album sale chart titled Top Albums Sales (December 26, 2022, to January 1, 2023). Bocchi the Rock! anime aired from October to December 2022 and released the first Blu-ray and DVD volume on December 28, 2022.

Kessoku Band is composed of four members: Hitori Goto (Yoshino Aoyama) as the lead guitar player and lyric writer, Nijika Ijichi (Sayumi Suzushiro) as the drummer and frontman, Ryo Yamada (Saku Mizuno) as the bass player and composer, and Ikuyo Kita (Ikumi Hasegawa) as the guitar player and vocalist. The album is available at the price of ¥4,070 (≒$31) and was published by Aniplex. The product compiles all 14 songs including the anime’s opening and ending songs “Seishun Complex” and “Distortion!!,” and a Blu-ray Disc with non-credit opening and ending videos as a limited edition. Full track list is available below:

  1. Seishun Complex
  2. Hitori Bocchi Tokyo
  3. Distortion!!
  4. Himitsu Kichi
  5. Guitar to Kodoku to Aoi Wakusei
  6. Love Song ga Utaenai
  7. Ano Band
  8. Karakara
  9. Chiisana Umi
  10. Nani ga Warui
  11. Wasurete Yaranai
  12. Seiza ni Naretara
  13. Flashbacker
  14. Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu
Bocchi the Rock Anime – Kessoku Band Jacket Visual

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CloverWorks animated the 12-episode-long Bocchi the Rock anime based on Aki Hamaji’s 4-koma manga of the same name, which has been serialized in Hobunsha’s monthly magazine Manga Time Kirara Max. The series released the fifth compiled volume on November 26, 2022.

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…

Source: Billboard Japan
© Aki Hamaji / Hobunsha, Aniplex

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