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Bocchi The Rock!’s Kessoku Band Tops Billboard JAPAN 2023’s Download Album Chart

Kessoku Band members share a special message on the occasion, thanking their fans for their continuous support.

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The official Billboard JAPAN website revealed its annual charts for 2023 on Dec 8, 2023, and the famous Kessoku Band, popularized by Bocchi The Rock!, ranks #1 at the Billboard JAPAN 2023’s Download Album Chart!

(2023 Billboard JAPAN Download Albums list)

(Kessoku Band members)

Kessoku Band members share a special message on the occasion, thanking their fans for their continuous support.

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: Billboard JAPAN