Bocchi the Rock! Manga Spinoff Centered on Kikuri Set to Launch on Comic Fuz

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© Houbunsha, Hamazi Aki, Kumichou

The official Twitter account for the Comic Fuz manga app and website announced that a Bocchi the Rock! spinoff manga, centered on Kikuri Hiroi, will soon be launched on its service. The office spinoff manga is titled Bocchi The Rock Gaiden: Hiroi Kikuri no Fukazake Nikki and will be illustrated by artist Kumichou and supervised by original creator Aki Hamaji

A new visual of the Bocchi the Rock! spinoff manga was released, along with various panels showcasing Kikuri. 


Comic Fuz previously teased the spinoff manga’s announcement earlier this April by releasing a silhouette image of its main character. 

bocchi the rock kikuri manga spinoff silhouette
© Houbunsha, Hamazi Aki, Kumichou

Aki Hamaji’s 4-koma manga was first serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine on December 19, 2017 under the Manga Time KR Comics label. Five tankoubon volumes have been released as of November 2022. 

The manga also inspired a 12-episode anime series from CloverWorks that premiered from October 8, 2022 to December 25, 2022. Crunchyroll streamed the anime worldwide as it aired in Japan. A compilation film of the anime adaptation was most recently announced. 

bocchi the rock manga volume one cover
© Aki Hamaji, Houbunsha

Yen Press will release the Bocchi the Rock! manga in English and describes the story as: 

Hitori Gotou just wants to make friends, but the thought of approaching a stranger on her own makes her so nervous that she’s spent the entirety of middle school teaching herself how to shred on the guitar—to moderately successful (albeit anonymous) YouTube fame—in the hopes of seeming cool enough for someone else to reach out to her instead. After bringing her guitar to school provokes zero interest, Hitori’s just about ready to shrivel up and die…which is when Nijika Ijichi comes across her moping in a playground and begs her to fill in for her band’s flakey guitarist for their first-ever live performance! It’s like her wish came true—but does this most antisocial of introverts have what it takes to perform in front of real people?!

Source: Comic Fuz Official Twitter

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