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Bocchi the Rock! Lands Spinoff Manga

Bocchi the Rock! Lands Spinoff Manga
Bocchi the Rock!, Aki Hamaji’s manga about rockers in Shimokitazawa, has over 2 million copies in circulation, so this comes as little surprise: a spinoff manga is on the way.

What’s it about? Who’s the lead? Will Hamaji be writing it? All we know for know is that it’s coming soon. Oh, and we’ve got a picture of the main character in silhouette.

The original Bocchi the Rock! launched back in 2017, and got an anime adaptation last year. Here’s how the Crunch describes that adaptation:

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: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.