Bocchi, the rock songwriter reacts to the band Kessoku topping the album sales charts

Aki Hamaji, author of Boki Rock manga, on Friday reacted to the good sales of Kessoku Band’s self-titled album. The anime’s official Twitter account announced on the day that the CD product topped three charts on the Oricon charts: weekly (physical) album sales, weekly digital album sales, and combined sales as of January 9, 2023. The album ranked first in sales on digital album for two weeks in a row. According to Billboard Japan on Wednesday, the group has sold more than 73,244 copies of the album since its release on December 28, topping its charts for best album sales.

The manga’s author retweeted the anime’s tweet and followed up with a comment like, “It’s easy for Hitori Goto to drop now, isn’t it…“. The main character’s dream is to be in a popular band, have successful sales and manage to drop out of high school.

Kessoku Band is a fictional group in the Boki Rock series. It consists of four members: Hitori Goto (Yoshino Aoyama) as lead guitarist and lyricist, Nijika Ijichi (Sayumi Suzushiro) as drummer and frontman, Ryo Yamada (Saku Mizuno) as bassist and composer, and Ikuyo Kita (Ikumi Hasegawa) as guitarist and vocalist. The album is priced at ¥4,070 (≒$31) and is published by Aniplex. The product compiles all 14 tracks, including the anime’s opening and ending songs “Seishun Complex” and “Distortion!!,” and a Blu-ray disc with uncredited opening and ending videos as a limited edition. The full tracklist is available below:

  1. Seishun Complex
  2. Hitori Boki Tokyo
  3. Distortion!!
  4. Himitsu Kichi
  5. Guitar to Kodoku to Aoi Wakusei
  6. Love song ga Utaenai
  7. Ano Band
  8. Caracara
  9. Chiisana Umi
  10. Nani ga Warui
  11. Vasurete Yaranai
  12. Seiza na Naretara
  13. Flashback
  14. Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu

CloverWorks animated the 12-episode runBoki Rockanime based on Aki Hamaji’s 4-koma manga of the same name, which was serialized in Hobunsha’s monthly magazine Manga Time Kirara Max. The series released the fifth compiled volume on November 26, 2022. The anime aired from October to December 2022 and released the first volume on Blu-ray and DVD on December 28, 2022.

Crunchyrollis streams the anime this season and describesThe plotas:
Hitori Gotoh, “Bocchi-chan”, is a girl who is so introverted and shy around people that she always starts her conversations with “Ah…” During her middle school, she started playing the guitar, wanting to join a band , because she thought it could be an opportunity even for someone shy like her to shine as well. But since she had no friends, she ended up practicing guitar for six hours every day all by herself. After becoming an accomplished guitarist, she uploaded videos of herself playing the guitar on the Internet under the name “Guitar Hero” and dreamed of performing at her school’s cultural festival concert. But not only was she unable to find band friends, before she knew it, she was in high school and still couldn’t find a single friendship! She was really close to shutting down, but one day Nijika Ijichi, the drummer in the Kessoku Band, reached out to her. And because of this, her daily life began to change little by little…

source:Official Twitter (anime), Official Twitter (Author)
© Aki Hamaji / Hobunsha, Aniplex

Hikari Mikadzuki

Bonjour, je m'appelle Hikari ! Je suis une étudiante qui aime colorier et dessiner, lire et écrire. J'aime la musique classique, les bandes sonores et les films (surtout les anime).

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