The highly anticipated Bocchi The Rock! stage play, titled “LIVE STAGE: Bocchi the Rock!,” opened at THEATER MILANO-Za in Tokyo on Aug 11, 2023.
The kick off day of the stage play was, according to the official Twitter account, a huge success, and the staff expressed gratitude to all those who attended the event in-person and those who watched the live-stream.
Following the successful performance, Comic Natalie and Oricon provided fans, who were unable to attend the event, with a chance to get an exclusive sneak peak into LIVE STAGE: Bocchi the Rock! performance by releasing images and video footage showcasing how the manga was recreated in real life world.
Check out the images and video below:
Cast members include:
- Mamo Mamono as Hitori Gotoh
- Miki Otake as Nijika Ijichi
- Karin Osanai as Ryo Yamada
- Mirai Ohmori as Kita Ikuyo
- Misato Kawauchi as Seika Ijichi
- Rei Tsukikawa as Kikuri Hiroi
- Nanami Oka, Arisa Tsukui as Futari Gotoh
Akira Yamazaki, who previously worked on Licorice Recoil stage play, will be in charge of the script as well as directing the play.
Bocchi the Rock! is a Japanese four-panel manga series written and illustrated by Aki Hamaji. It has been serialized in Houbunsha’s seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since December 2017. Its chapters have been collected in five tankobon volumes as of November 2022.
An anime television series adaptation produced by CloverWorks aired from October to December 2022.
MAL describes the plot of the manga as:
High school student Hitori “Bocchi” Gotou has no social life or any friends—unless you count her guitar. She dreams of creating a school band in the hopes that using her instrument will elevate her social standing. However, despite spending the last two years diligently practicing guitar, she is no closer to her goal.
Although she has gained a following online for her guitar covers of popular songs, Bocchi’s lack of social skills means that her dream may ultimately be impossible. But one day, drummer Nijika Ijichi spots Bocchi with her guitar alone in a park. Desperately in need of a guitarist, Nijika quickly recruits Bocchi to the band that Nijika has formed with bassist Ryou Yamada—Kessoku Band. Though overwhelmed and left floundering at the sudden social interaction, Bocchi realizes this may be the start of something bigger.