Aki Hamaji’s Bocchi the Rock is a well-known comedy and music manga series that centres on the life of socially awkward high school student Hitori Gotou, who aspires to join a band despite her love for the guitar. The plot develops as Hitori meets Nijika Ijichi, a musician who shares her passion for music and wants Hitori to join her ‘Kessoku band’ because their previous guitarist fled before a concert.
Since the anime version of the series went on pause after airing from October to December 2022, many enquiring viewers have wondered if the show has come to an end.
Aki Hamaji’s Bocchi the Rock manga began serialization in Hobunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine from December 19, 2017, and has been collected into six tankobon volumes so far. Bocchi the Rock manga is currently on chapter 66 and still ongoing.
Bocchi the Rock anime adaptation by CloverWorks aired from October to December 2022. The series has been criticially acclaimed for its stunning visuals and comedy, as well as its depiction of stage fright. Bocchi the Rock even won the award for Anime of the year, along with seven other awards, in the Anime Trending Awards 2023.
The first season of the anime, consisting of 12 episodes, covered only upto chapter 20 of the manga, which has more more than 60 chapters out. Since Bocchi the Rock anime has more stories from the manga left to cover, it is evident that the anime has not ended
Additionally, a compilation movie for of the anime has been announced for 2024. The movie will contain scenes from the first season, along with some original content. Season 1 of the series is currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll
By Prakhar Binjwa
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