Aniplex released a web trailer to announce that the anime adaptation of Aki Hamaji’s four-panel manga, Bocchi the Rock!, will be receiving a compilation film scheduled to premiere in the upcoming spring.
The anime’s main cast includes:
- Yoshino Aoyama as Hitori “Bocchi-chan” (“Loner”) Goto
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Nijika Ijichi
- Saku Mizuno as Ryо̄ Yamada
- Ikumi Hasegawa as Ikuyo Kita
The staff includes:
- Director: Keiichiro Saito
- Script: Erika Yoshida
- Character Design: Kerorira
Bocchi the Rock! The anime premiered on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma Tv, and Tochigi TV channels on October 9. It also ran on MRT Miyazaki Broadcasting, MBS, RKB, Mainichi Broadcasting, and AT-X.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime as well.
Bocchi the Rock! anime is based on manga series written by Aki Hamaji, serialized in Houbunsha‘s Seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since December 2017.
MyAnimeList describes Bocchi The Rock! as:
Yearning to make friends and perform live with a band, lonely and socially anxious Hitori “Bocchi” Gotou devotes her time to playing the guitar.
On a fateful day, Bocchi meets the outgoing drummer Nijika Ijichi, who invites her to join Kessoku Band when their guitarist, Ikuyo Kita, flees before their first show. Soon after, Bocchi meets her final bandmate—the cool bassist Ryou Yamada.
Although their first performance together is subpar, the girls feel empowered by their shared love for music, and they are soon rejoined by Kita.
Finding happiness in performing, Bocchi and her bandmates put their hearts into improving as musicians while making the most of their fleeting high school days.
Source: Aniplex‘s YouTube channel