This month, the Japanese company ONKYO DIRECT announced cooperation with the franchise Bocchi the Rock! launching a line of popular wireless headphones Hitori “Bocchi” Gotō (includes character voice recordings). The collaboration was announced on December 1st in Japan, the same date that reservations for it began product priced at 20,000 yen (about 151 US dollars).
But, On December 7, the company issued a new press release announcing that the reservation limit for the product had been reached. (presumably based on the company’s production capacity), so the collaboration would be suspended (apart from bookings) until further notice.
- «“Bocchi the Rock!” TV animation. Wireless Headphones with Hitori Gotou’s voice, but we have received more orders than expected and we have reached the expected number of units, so we have temporarily stopped accepting reservations“, wrote the message.
But not even a day passed until the company opened the second batch of bookings for this product, on December 8 in Japan. However, even though more time has passed than in the first batch, the product reservation cap was reached again on 21 Decemberwhich took the company by surprise again, putting the process on hold again.
- «“Bocchi the Rock!” TV animation. Wireless headphones with the voice of Hitori Gotou, but we have temporarily stopped accepting reservations because the number of units for the second round of orders has reached“, wrote the message.
The above confirms that the collaboration with “the Bocchi” is taking off completely, and there was no shortage of comments about it in the comment forums in Japan, highlighting:
- «Unbelievable, how much money will Bocchi make from this?».
- «I knew it was great, Bocchi the Rock!».
- «I want a pair of those headphones too».
- «Now, the third batch of reservations. I am happy to be a part of this franchise».
- «The speed at which you get to the third batch of bookings, considering the price, is incredible».
- «And what about the quality? I get the impression that these are more expensive because they use different colors, different surface prints, and different system voices.».
- «Great, I want Bocchi to whisper in my ear that my device is connected».
Summary of Bocchi the Rock!
Hitori “Bocchi” Gotou, who is 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, leaves before their first concert. Soon after, Bocchi meets his latest partner, the great bassist Ryu Yamada.
Although their first performance together is modest, the girls are strengthened by their love of music, and Kita soon rejoins them. Finding happiness in music, Bocchi and her classmates put all their efforts into improving as musicians while making the most of their high school days.