It may have flown under the radar early in the season, but Bocchi the Rock!’s popularity has skyrocketed recently. In fact, the official That Band performance video from Bocchi the Rock! Episode 8 got over a million views in just one day, firmly making it one of the stand-out shows of Fall 2022.
Shortly after the latest episode’s release, the official performance video of the Kessoku Band’s performance was uploaded on the official Aniplex YouTube channel. The video soon got lots of views from fans.
Bocchi the Rock! Is Quickly Gaining Love From Fans
The show’s title is a reference to the Japanese phrase "hitori-bocchi" which means alone or lonely.
This reflects the series’ main character, Hitori Gotou, who is a shy high school girl who dreams of being in a band.
Because of her extreme introversion, Hitori is too shy to ask to join any band, but she luckily meets Nijika Ijichi, a girl who plays drums and is looking for a new guitarist for her band.
Hitori soon joins Nijika’s band called the Kessoku Band alongside other members Ryou Yamada and Ikuyo Kita.
The Bocchi the Rock! manga is a moderate hit as its serialization has been ongoing for years now.
Now though, Bocchi the Rock! is becoming one of the highlights of the season.
It’s even the third highest-rated anime of Fall 2022 on MyAnimeList as of this article’s writing.
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Bocchi the Rock! 'That Band' Performance Video
In the latest episode of the series, Hitori and the band are performing live.
While Hitori did her best to invite her family and friends to the performance, a typhoon hit during the night of the event, so only a few people made it to the venue.
Their first performance wasn’t the best, though, in their second song, Hitori went all out. Thanks to this, the band was able to perform That Band well.
Check out their performance here:
Thanks to the show’s popularity, the official video of their performance surpassed a million views in just one day.
Fans also praised the episode in the video’s comments section, calling the performance great and commending Hitori's arc as satisfying.
New episodes of Bocchi the Rock! are streamed every week on Crunchyroll.
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