Bocchi the Rock! Episode 9 is set to release on the weekend. ‘Bocci the Rock’ is a Japanese four-panel seinen manga written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji. It has been serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine since December 2017.
It was announced on February 18, 2021, that CloverWorks would adapt the story into an anime television series in October 2022. Keiichir Saitō directs it, with Yūsuke Yamamoto as an assistant director, Erika Yoshida writing the screenplay, Kerorira creating the characters, and Tomoki Kikuya providing the soundtrack.
As she is shut in alone, Hitori practices playing guitar and uploads a video on the internet of her performances as Bocchi-Chan, an anime based on the story of Hitori Gotoh. Her life is forever changed when a drummer from Kessoku Brand approaches her in high school, unexpectedly becoming one of her closest friends.
Bocchi the Rock! Episode 8 Review
Despite a difficult opening song, Kessoku Band performed an outstanding first show. In comparison to episode five’s performance, kudos to the production for making that so realistically amateur and out of rhythm. Kita’s anxiety may be heard in fumbling phrases or peaking too early, while Nijika’s drumming is sluggish.
Although they are not a complete failure, they are still ahead of a lot of legitimate bands, but nothing rattles a newbie’s already wobbly confidence like a throng of people glancing at their phones or, worse, looking at you with thinly veiled concern. The moment sticks out as an uncomfortably true portrayal of my living misery in a show that is supposed to touch close to home.
Because of this, Bocchi’s solo is extremely gratifying. Neither will the audience fall head over heels in love with Kessoku Band nor make the group an instant star. Even if our tiny ball of worry had previously shied away from attention and recognition, here is her chance to seize them with both hands.
Bocchi’s stand-up performance, in which she drew the band out of their nervousness and then buried herself in her guitar, was my favorite anime moment this year. A terrific performance, expertly directed and animated, and an excellent complement to an already rich production. It’s also a fantastic song.
Even though we were just nine minutes in, you’d think the program would end there after giving something so fantastic. While the cast decompresses, Bocchi dies of belated anxiousness in the corner. During the interval, Kikuri engages with everyone, and you get a classic glimpse into Bocchi’s envisaged future. This is a lighthearted interlude.
In fact, what happens after the party is what elevates this Bocchi episode to new heights. If you’ve ever watched an anime, especially the one about music, you’re probably familiar with Nijika’s backstory. There’s something so firmly embedded in anime’s visual language that when you read this statement about a starry-eyed anime youngster staring up at someone on the stage, falling in love with the spectacle of a performance, you probably immediately thought of five different episodes.
Nijika’s sister partly founded Starry to support her little sister’s dream, but otherwise, you wouldn’t notice the difference if you swapped her name for one of Love Live’s protagonists. For me, it highlighted what distinguishes Bocchi the Rock from other subgenres in this episode by giving the girl some welcome texture, and her parting words hit hard.
Normally, Nijika would be the star of the show, the indefatigable bundle of energy who overcomes obstacles to bring her band of quirky misfits together, and Bocchi would have received at most a two-parter about convincing her to join the band despite her shyness.
This hypothetical program would still be intriguing, but the fact that we’re witnessing it all from what would normally be a side character’s point of view emphasizes how much being inside Bocchi’s disordered brain affects everything, and how unique it is in retrospect. She’s our heroine, a twisted tangle of adolescent worry, bad coping strategies, and math rock chord progressions, and neither I nor Kessoku Band would swap her for the world.
Bocchi the Rock! Episode 9 Release Date
Bocchi the Rock! Episode 9 release date is set to release on 04 December 2022, Sunday at midnight (JST).
- Saturday, 03 December 2022 at 10:00 AM PDT Central Time (US & Canada),
- Saturday, 03 December 2022 at 11:00 AM PDT Eastern Time (US & Canada),
- Saturday, 03 December 2022 at 08:00 AM PDT Pacific Time (US & Canada), and
- Saturday, 03 December 2022, at 08:30 PM IST Indian Time.
Where To Watch Bocchi the Rock! Episode 9?
When Bocchi the Rock! Episode 9 is available, viewers can watch it on Crunchyroll. You also can watch the previous episode of Bocchi the Rock! on the same platform.