Bocchi The Rock! Compilation Film Part 1 Ranks #1 In Its First Weekend Box Office Charts In Japan

Within just 3 days, the film amassed a total box office revenue of $1,391,251 USD and attracted an audience of 140,113 viewers!

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Yahoo! Japan reported on June 10, 2024, that Part 1 of Bocchi the Rock! Compilation Film “BOCCHI THE ROCK! Re:”, which hit Japanese theatres on June 7, was a huge success in Japan!

Within just three days of its release, the film amassed a total box office revenue of 218,478,888 yen (equivalent to $1,391,251 USD) and attracted an audience of 140,113 viewers, securing the top spot in the weekend box office rankings.

Starting on the 10th, a special advertisement will take over JR Shinjuku Station and the entire Yamanote Line area. The new song by the band, which serves as the opening theme for the first part of the theater compilation “Tsukinami ni Shine,” will be featured in the anime “Bocchi The Rock!” and showcased on a massive 45.6-meter LED screen.

This impressive display will use footage from the full-length film “Bocchi The Rock!” to create a powerful visual experience. The vertical screen will sync with a live performance, making it feel like the concert is happening underground at JR Shinjuku Station.

Furthermore, starting June 14th, during the second week of the film’s debut, visitors will receive an exclusive treat. As part of the special offering, Haruka Suzuki, a manga author, will distribute a “zippered sticker set” that features a video excerpt illustrative of proper etiquette.

Additionally, posters at each station will highlight memorable scenes and lines from Goto, specific to that station. The band members and other characters will make secret appearances on these posters. There are a total of 41 posters, each with a unique design for different stations.

The announcement for the Bocchi the Rock! compilation film first came on May 21, 2023 , and further details and trailers were revealed at AnimeJapan 2024!

About Bocchi The Rock!:

Bocchi the Rock! is a four-panel manga series written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji. It has been serialized in Houbunsha’s seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since December 2017. Its chapters have been collected in six tankōbon volumes as of August 2023.

Season 1 anime adaptation produced by CloverWorks aired from October to December 2022.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Bocchi The Rock! as follows:

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: Yahoo! Japan