Set of 5 Bocchi the Rock Medusa Style Figures 7cm - Perfect gift for fans
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The manga “Bocchi the Rock!”
“Bocchi the Rock!” is a seinen yonkoma manga created by Aki Hamaji, first published on December 19, 2017 in Hōbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine. The series gained popularity both in Japan and abroad, culminating in an anime adaptation produced by CloverWorks, which aired from October 9 to December 25, 2022.
What the series is about?
The story follows the events of Hitori “Bocchi” Gotō, an extremely shy and introverted high school student with a passion for rock music. As a child, she Bocchi learned to play the electric guitar, practicing alone and uploading covers of famous songs on social media under the pseudonym Guitarhero, achieving moderate success. However, due to her closed nature and her social anxiety, she Bocchi struggles to make friends and communicate with others, making it difficult to realize her dream of joining a band.
Bocchi's life changes when he meets Nijika Ijichi, drummer of the Kessoku Band, who is looking for a guitarist. The band, also composed of bassist Ryou Yamada and vocalist Ikuyo Kita, performs at the STARRY venue in Shimokitazawa.
The main characters
- Hitori Gotō / Bocchi: The protagonist and lead guitarist of the Kessoku Band. Despite her shyness and social anxiety, she is a talented guitarist and a kind person.
- Nijika Ijichi: Drummer of the Kessoku Band, extroverted and cheerful, she is the one who convinces Bocchi to join the band.
- Ryō Yamada: Bassist of the group, characterized by a reserved and sarcastic attitude, but is a great friend of Nijika.
- Ikuyo Kita: The band's popular and energetic singer and rhythm guitarist initially joins the band to be close to Ryō.
Production and Media
The manga was initially published as an external contribution, and then began regular serialization on March 19, 2018. As of August 2023, six volumes have been published. The anime, announced in February 2021, was directed by Keiichirō Saitō with the screenplay by Erika Yoshida and character designs by Kerorira. The music was composed by Tomoki Kikuya.
Reception and Impact
“Bocchi the Rock!” received positive reception for both the manga and anime, praised for its accurate depiction of social anxiety and its humor. The series also helped bring attention to the Japanese rock music scene, particularly through its soundtrack and character performances.
In conclusion, “Bocchi the Rock!” is a brilliant example of how a manga can tackle serious topics like social anxiety, while maintaining a light and fun tone. The series continues to be a point of reference for manga and anime fans, and its popularity seems destined to grow further.