In a popular comment forum in Japan it was reported that the franchise of Bocchi the Rock! appeared in a report for the Japanese television program News Every of the Nippon Television, reporting on the fact that the series has become a social phenomenon. References were also made to the franchise’s achievements, such as the success of its music albums and Blu-ray/DVD packs, as well as the fact that has caused an increase in guitar sales in an unprecedented way.
According to the report, immediately after the release of the music album “Kessoku Band”, all units sold out in countless music stores. The name is the same as that of the main band in Bocchi the Rock!issued in the Autumn-2022 season (October-December), and an exclusive section has even been dedicated to the franchise in the Tower Records Shinjukuattracting the attention of thousands of people.
The presence of the franchise in a television report came as a surprise to many, especially since some information that was not certain to date was revealed, such as the fact that the sale of the guitars and basses shown in the series has increased within music stores in Japanand even shows the results of a popularity poll conducted by NetLab, which placed the song “If I Could Be a Constellation” as the most popular of the series.
Of course, mention was also made of the franchise’s award winners, such as the fact that the musical album “Kessoku Band” surpassed the sales of K-Pop groups, stray kids and NCT Dream in the listings of the Billboard Japan, in the period from December 26, 2022 to January 1, 2023, with 73,244 copies sold. It also got the first position in the ranking of “Most Downloaded Albums” in the last week of December.
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.
The Bocchi the Rock! It even makes it to Japanese news was first published on Kudasai.