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Bocchi the Rock! TV Anime Casts Sayumi Suzushiro

posted on by Alex Mateo
Suzushiro plays Nijika in 2022 anime based on 4-panel band manga

The official website for the anime of Aki Hamaji's four-panel manga Bocchi the Rock! manga revealed on Tuesday that Sayumi Suzushiro will play Nijika Ijichi, energetic and cheerful drummer of her group "Kessoku Band" and manager of the live music venue "STARRY." The website unveiled a new visual by character designer Kerorira, and it depicts Nijika.

The anime will premiere in 2022.

Yoshino Aoyama will play the main character Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō.

Keiichirō Saitō (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Regards) is directing the anime at CloverWorks. Erika Yoshida (Lupin III: Part IV) is in charge of series composition and screenplay. Kerorira (animation director for Wonder Egg Priority) is designing the characters.

The manga's story follows Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō, a lonely high school girl whose heart lies in her guitar. She does nothing every day except strum her guitar by herself at home. However, she happens one day to meet Nijika Ijichi, who is looking for a guitarist for her group named "Kessoku Band."

Hamaji launched the manga in Manga Time Kirara Max in December 2017. Houbunsha published the third volume in February.

Sources: Bocchi the Rock! anime's website, Comic Natalie

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