Hitori Goto Prepares for Her Big Moment in Latest Bocchi the Rock! Compilation Film Trailer

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A new trailer has been posted for the Bocchi the Rock! two-part compilation anime film, showcasing the moments leading up to Hitori Goto’s guitar performance. The first part “Re:” opened in Japanese theaters on June 7, 2024, while the second part “Re:Re:” will be released on August 9, 2024. 

Bocchi the Rock! Re: was the top earning film on the Japanese box office from the weekend of June 7-9. According to Kogyo Tsushin, the compilation film saw a moviegoer count of 140 thousand and a gross of 218 million yen (US$1.388 million) during the first-three-day period. 

The first part of the film features an opening sequence with new footage that is set to Kessoku Band’s song “Tsukinami ni Kagayake.” 

Keiichiro Saito (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. – Regards co-director, Sonny Boy episode director et al.) is directing the compilation films after working on the TV series, with Erika Yoshida (Artiswitch, Tower of God) as series screenwriter and scriptwriter, Yuusuke Yamamoto (OSHI NO KO opening director, My Senpai is Annoying ending director) as assistant director, Yuusuke Kawakami (Wonder Egg Priority action director) as live performance director, and Tomoki Kikuya (Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World) as music composer. CloverWorks is in charge of the animation production. 

Meanwhile, the anime’s main voice cast stars: 

  • • Yoshino Aoyama as Hitori
  • • Sayumi Suzushiro as Nijika
  • • Saku Mizuno as Ryo Yamada
  • • Ikumi Hasegawa as Ikuyo Kita

The Bocchi the Rock! TV anime series began airing in October 2022 and ended with 12 episodes later that year in December. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime series worldwide, outside of Japan, and will also release the compilation films in North America

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The anime is based on the 4-koma manga series by Aki Hamazi, which began serialization in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara MAX on March 19, 2018 after appearing as a guest work on December 19, 2017. Six tankobon volumes have been released as of August 2023. A spin-off about the alcoholic supporting character Kikuri Hiroi began serialization in the Comic Fuz website in July 2023. 

Yen Press releases the main manga series in English, describing the synopsis of the first volume as: 

Hitori Gotoh just wants to be popular, but the thought of interacting with her classmates makes her fall to pieces. Her solution-become a rock legend so cool that people approach her instead! However, while spending all of middle school in her closet shredding on the guitar may have earned her anonymous internet fame, it did nothing for her social skills. Now a high schooler, Hitori’s feeling ready to shrivel up and die-when she gets a sudden request to fill in for a band! It’s like her wish came true-but does this most anxious of introverts have what it takes to perform in front of a live audience?!


Source: Bocchi the Rock Official Anime Twitter 

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William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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