The official website for the anime ‘Bocchi The Rock!’ has announced that they will be casting Sayumi Suzushiro as an energetic and cheerful drummer of the Kessoku Band group. Her character name is Nijika Ijichi, who is also the manager of the live music venue ‘STARRY’. The show is based on the 4-panel band manga Bocchi the Rock! which has been written by Aki Hamaji. According to AnimeNewsNetwork, The TV adaptation was originally announced in 2021.
Bocchi premieres in 2022
As the teaser video has already revealed, the show will be premiered in 2022. Before the announcement of Sayumi’s casting, the makers had already revealed the main cast member, visual and staff through the teaser video on their official YouTube Channel and website. Aki Hamaji had launched the manga in 2017 and we will get to enjoy its TV adaption now in 2022.
The main character of the story is Hitori “Bocchi-chan” (means Loner) Gotō. She is a high school girl who seems very lonely and the only thing holding her together is her guitar. The only thing that keeps her going every day is strumming her guitar by herself at home. As the story progresses, she meets Nijika Ijichi (played by Sayumi Suzushiro) who’s looking for a guitarist for her band named “Kessoku Band”. Upfront, both of the characters look completely different as one is a loner with no friends and the other is a cheerful girl who is ready to pull this loner out of her loneliness. With Ijichi on her side, there’s hope for Hitori to let her walls down at last.
The team behind the show
The lead character, i.e. Hitori “Bocchi-chan” (“Loner”) Gotō is being played by Yoshino Aoyama. Keroria, who was also the animation director of Wonder egg Priority, is also working on this project and is designing characters. The latest Nijika Ijichi look has also been designed by him. CloverWorks is bringing out this anime adaptation under the direction of Keiichirō Saitō (of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards). Erika Yoshida of Lupin III: Part IV, is in charge of the composition and screenplay of this series.
All the fans of the manga are already excited to see their favorite characters in motion. Though, the key to a successful adaptation would be to remain true to the original characters. Let’s hope this turns out to be what we are hoping for. Are you excited? Because we definitely are.