BOCCHI THE ROCK! & Yamaha Collaborate To Help Kids Start New Bands

Music stores nationwide are participating by distributing a restricted 12-page booklet in specific outlets.

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Recently, BOCCHI THE ROCK! anime is collaborating with Yamaha to make it easier for kids to start bands with the START! YOUR BAND LIFE campaign.

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The initiative targets Japanese high schools with vibrant music clubs, aiming to facilitate the formation of student bands. A new poster has been designed, featuring a space where schools can advertise for potential band members.

Music stores nationwide are participating by distributing a restricted 12-page booklet in specific outlets.

This booklet showcases scenes from the anime and offers beginner equipment recommendations from Yamaha.

Submissions for the poster will be open from April 2 to April 30. Additionally, the booklet will be available digitally in PDF format for those unable to obtain a physical copy on April 2.

Further details can be found on the campaign’s dedicated website.

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: Crunchyroll