Bocchi the Rock! Anime Highlights Characters and Showcases Promo Video By Ryо̄ Yamada

Saku Mizuno plays Ryо̄ in anime premiering on October 8

Aniplex began streaming on Friday a character promotional video for the anime of Aki Hamaji's four-panel manga Bocchi the Rock!, and it highlights Ryо̄ Yamada, who plays the bass guitar.

The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MXBS11Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV channels on October 8 at 24:00 (effectively, October 9 at midnight), and it will also run on MRT Miyazaki BroadcastingMBSRKB Mainichi Broadcasting, and AT-X. Abema will stream the anime at the same time as the earliest television broadcast, followed by other services. The four main cast members will appear at an advance screening of the anime at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater on October 5.

The manga's story follows Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō, a lonely high school girl whose heart lies in her guitar. She does nothing every day except strum her guitar by herself at home. However, she happens one day to meet Nijika Ijichi, who is looking for a guitarist for her group named "Kessoku Band."

The main cast includes:

  • Yoshino Aoyama as Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Nijika Ijichi
  • Saku Mizuno as Ryо̄ Yamada
  • Ikumi Hasegawa as Ikuyo Kita

Keiichirō Saitō (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards) is directing the anime at CloverWorksErika Yoshida (Lupin III: Part IV) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Kerorira (animation director for Wonder Egg Priority) is designing the characters.

Hamaji launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in December 2017.


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