Bocchi the Rock anime is releasing Hitori Goto – Bocchi’s pink tracksuit jacket and her school uniform by COSPA. The character’s skirt is separately open for made-to-order. The jacket’s release date is set for early March 2023, while other products will be released in late May 2023. The anime is airing weekly on Saturday in Japan and the next, 8th episode is scheduled to be broadcast on November 27.
The product’s page on the official website of COSPA says the tracksuit is absorbent, fast-drying, and made up of antibacterial finished textiles, which can be used as a usual outfit or loungewear.
Goto Hitori (right) and Ikuyo Kita (left)’s school uniforms for Shuka High School will be available as well:
Prices for the products are listed as follows:
- Bocchi-chan’s Tracksuit: ¥13,200 (≒$94)
- Shuka High School Uniform Skirt Bocchi-chan Ver.: ¥18,700 (≒$133)
- Shuka High School Uniform Skirt: ¥14,300 (≒$102)
- Shuka High School Winter Uniform Jacket Set: ¥34,650 (≒$247)
Animation studio CloverWorks is animating the Bocchi the Rock! anime 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.
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…