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Bocchi the Rock! achieves magnificent sales with its first Blu-ray

The middle oricon of Japan reported that the first Blu-ray/DVD package for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji, Bocchi the Rock!, accumulated 16,793 copies sold in its first week. This figure places it as the third franchise with the most copies sold in its first week in the history of “Kirara Animes” (that is, series based on a manga that is published in one of the magazines Manga Time Kirara), behind the two seasons of K-On!.

The package was released on December 28 in Japan and includes the first and second episodes of the adaptation. The Blu-ray version It is priced at 7,700 yen and accumulated 14,821 copies soldwhile the dvd version is priced at 6,600 yen and accumulated 1,972 copies sold.

Bocchi the Rock!

The series aired during the season of Autumn-2022 (October-December) and had a total of twelve episodes, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West. Aki Hamaji began publishing the manga through the magazine Manga Time Kirara Max from the publisher Houbunsha in December 2017. To date there is no announcement regarding a continuation of the anime.

Synopsis for Bocchi the Rock!

Hitori “Bocchi” Gotou, lonely and eager to mingle with others, spends her time playing the guitar. One fateful day, Bocchi meets outgoing drummer Nijika Ijichi, who invites her to join the Kessoku Band when her guitarist, Ikuyo Kita, runs away before her first concert. Shortly after, Bocchi meets her last partner, the great bassist Ryou Yamada.

Although their first performance together is mediocre, the girls are strengthened by their shared love of music, and Kita soon joins them again. Bocchi and her classmates, who find happiness in performing, put all their efforts into improving as musicians while making the most of their fleeting high school days.

Font: Yaraon!

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