Ah yes, Bocchi the Rock. An anime that seemingly came out of nowhere and took the whole season by storm. We are all aware that this season is full of hard hitters like Bleach, Chainsaw Man, and Spy x Family… and yet this anime comes and everyone loses their shit. I have legit met a few people who say that this is their favorite anime of the season, and you know what? That is hard to argue with; Bocchi is that good.
So welcome back to another one of my reviews. As promised, in my original Bocchi the Rock article, I’ve returned with a review for it. This anime along with The Eminence in Shadow surprised me the most this season. I never expected them to be as good as they are. So let’s get started right away.
Bocchi the Rock has a pretty simple and straightforward plot. In fact, the plot isn’t really the main focus of the anime at all. Still, though, I like how they went out of their way to give it additional details like Bocchi being an influencer. Still though, the plot movies at a fairly decent speed. While the plot “twists” are foreseeable but they do what they have to. Besides, the plot does a great job of adding background info and traits to the characters which are then further developed… A Decent plot overall, it more than gets the job done for Bocchi.
So let’s move on to
Now, this is where Bocchi the Rock truly shines. Bocchi is one of the most relatable protagonists ever for people like me. She is a true introvert and literally ends up thinking of weird worst-cases in situations. Also, she literally melts at the mention of “youthful memories” and stuff like that because she never had those (poor girl). But at the same time, she also shows the will to break out of her shell. When the anime started, she could barely even speak to others but as the series goes on, she opens up bit by bit. Her antics never get old though and being an introvert myself, I truly feel for her.
The rest of the cast is pretty good too. All the rest of the band members are decently written and they have quite a bit of background info too. Which is really nice for a supporting cast to have. They are genuinely concerned for Bocchi for the most part and do their best to help her.
Animations and Soundtracks
Of course, being a music anime, Bocchi the Rock has some really really good music. Bocchi is extremely good at playing guitar, she literally makes songs off of her depression and anxiety. Which would be sad to see normally but it is depicted in such a manner that you can’t help but laugh. The show is extremely well-directed and the art style is pretty good too. They even do 4th wall-breaking stuff, for example, that fake-out ending in episode 1. It is hilarious.
Here are my final scores for Bocchi the Rock:
- Plot – 7/10
- Characters – 9/10
- Animations – 9/10
- Soundtracks – 9/10
- Enjoyment – 10/10
- Bocchi being relatable – 10/10
- Overall – 9/10
Well, that is all for now. Let me know what you think in the comments. Of course, this review is purely subjective and you may feel differently about it, that is perfectly fine too. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!