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BOCCHI THE ROCK! Manga Gets the Anime Bump at 2 Million Copies

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Fall 2022’s BOCCHI THE ROCK! anime was a critical and commercial hit, and as such its manga source material is seeing the effects of success. Aki Hamaji’s four-panel manga series runs in the pages of Manga Time Kirara magazine, and according to the publication’s official Twitter account there are now over two million copies in circulation. 

In addition to touting the numbers, the official Twitter announced that all the original manga volumes will be reprinted, giving everyone who missed out a chance to pick them up and get hooked themselves. The tweet below says, “This is all thanks to the support of our fans.”

Crunchyroll streams the BOCCHI THE ROCK! anime and describes it like so:

Hitori Gotoh, “Bocchi-chan,” is a girl who’s so introverted and shy around people that she’d always start her conversations with “Ah…” During her middle school years, she started playing the guitar, wanting to join a band because she thought it could be an opportunity for even someone shy like her to also shine. But because she had no friends, she ended up practicing guitar for six hours every day all by herself. After becoming a skilled guitar player, she uploaded videos of herself playing the guitar to the internet under the name “Guitar Hero” and fantasized about performing at her school’s cultural festival concert. But not only could she not find any bandmates, before she knew it, she was in high school and still wasn’t able to make a single friend! She was really close to becoming a shut-in, but one day, Nijika Ijichi, the drummer in Kessoku Band, reached out to her. And because of that, her everyday life started to change little by little…

Source: Official Twitter