The Official YouTube channel of Aniplex Japan uploaded the highlights of the stage play adaptation of Aki Hamaji’s manga BOCCHI THE ROCK! called “LIVE STAGE BOCCHI THE ROCK!” with English subtitles on Nov 10, 2023.
Overseas Bocchi fans have 6.5 minutes of pure wholesome Bocchi entertainment, watching the socially awkward girl and her friends in a real-world setting.
This stage play was performed at THEATER MILANO-Za in Tokyo from August 11 to 20, 2023. The DVD/Blu-ray of LIVE STAGE BOCCHI THE ROCK! will be available in Japan’s music stores on February 28, 2024.
The staff/cast members for the stage play are as follows:
- Original story: Akira Hamaji
- Script and direction: Akira Yamazaki
- Goto Hitori by Morino Mamo
- Ijichi Nijika by Otake Miki
- Ryo Yamada by Karin Oyamauchi
- Ikuyo Kita by Miki Omori
- Ijichi Seika by Kouchi Misato
- Kikuri Hiroi by Rei Tsukikawa
- Goto Futari by Nanami Oka/Arisaki Tsukui (double cast)
Bocchi the Rock! is a Japanese 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.
An anime television series adaptation produced by CloverWorks aired from October to December 2022.