Bocchi the Rock! Previews Drummer Nijika Ijichi in New Trailer

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Bocchi the Rock! has received a new character trailer that focuses on Nijika Ijichi, the blonde, side ponytail-wearing drummer who asks protagonist Hitori Gotoh to join her band.

Bocchi the Rock! is set to premiere in Japan on October 8 and will be simulcast by Crunchyroll. It is based on the 4-koma manga by Aki Hamaji

The story follows Hitori, a lonely girl who loves the guitar and spends six hours a day playing the instrument on her own. Things change when she finds herself joining a band led by Nijika. 

The anime’s staff includes Keiichiro Saitou (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. – Regards co-director, Sonny Boy episode director et al.) as director, Erika Yoshida (ArtiswitchTower of God) as series composer and scriptwriter, and Kerorira (Wonder Egg Priority animation weapon design, animation director et al.; CHARMS!! 1st ANIMATION PV director and character designer) as character designer. CloverWorks is the animation production company.

Other staff include Yuusuke Yamamoto (My Senpai is Annoying ending director, Asteroid in Love opening director) as assistant director, Yuusuke Kawakami (Wonder Egg Priority action director) as director of the live performance sequences, Yuuki Itou (Takt Op.Destiny director) as the live performances’ animator, Asuka Yokota (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform) as color designer, Yasunao Moriyasu (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform co-art director) as art director, Tsubasa Kanemori (My Dress-Up Darling) as photography director, and Tomoki Kikuya (Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World) as music composer.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Yoshino Aoyama as Hitori, Sayumi Suzushiro as Nijika Ijichi, Saku Mizuno as Ryo Yamada, and Ikumi Hasegawa as Ikuyo Kita. 

The Bocchi the Rock! manga began in 2018 and released its fourth tankoubon volume in August 2022. It is serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine and published under the Manga Time KR Comics label. 


Source: Aniplex YouTube channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years starting from his college days. Now, he primarily focuses on anime-related content, although he also writes about games, light novels, manga, and VTubers sometimes. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences.
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