Has Bocchi The Rock been renewed for Season 2 and if not, what are the chances of the hit anime series returning for a second encore?
The fall 2022 anime broadcast list has undoubtedly been dominated by big productions like Bleach TYBW, Chainsaw Man and Spy x Family.
However, one of the best sleeper hits of the year was Bocchi The Rock; a series full of laughter and delightful moments like pleasant music.
While Bocchi The Rock hasn’t been publicly renewed for Season 2 ahead of Episode 12’s premiere, what are the chances of the anime returning for another encore?
Release date and time of Bocchi The Rock Episode 12
Bocchi The Rock, Episode 12, the season one finale, will premiere on Saturday, December 24th.
Episode 12 “Morning Light Falls on You” is scheduled to be released for OTT streaming at the following international times:
- Pacific Time – 9:30 am
- Eastern Time – 12:30 p.m
- UK Time – 5:30pm
- European time – 18:30
- Indian Time – 11pm
- Philippine time – 1:30 am
- Australia Central Daylight Time – 4am
“The band has met many different people and the landscape that they could not have seen on their own is now expanding. The stick counts down to the first song, and the four members of the band join forces to perform at the festival.” – Episode 12 Story, via the official website.
Bocchi The Rock season 2 renewal status
As previously mentioned, CloverWorks has not yet renewed Bocchi The Rock for Season 2; However, there are all indications that the anime will return for a second encore.
Anime renewals usually depend on two factors; the availability of source material and the popularity of the wider franchise – thankfully, Bocchi The Rock has plenty of both.
Episode 12 is expected to be adapted by the end of Volume 2 of the original manga series. The good news is that five full tankobon volumes of the manga have been released in Japan as of December 2022; This means there is enough source material for the production of Season 2 to begin immediately.
Another piece of good news is that the series should prove popular enough to warrant a second anime season. Ahead of the Episode 12 premiere, Bocchi The Rock scores an excellent 8.86/10 on MyAnimeList, 8.7/10 on IMDB, 4.2/5 on Anime Planet, and 87% on Anilist.
This makes Bocchi The Rock not only the second-highest-scoring anime from the fall list on MAL (above Chainsaw People and Spy x Family), but also the highest-scoring CloverWorks project to date; above The Promised Neverland, My Dress-Up Darling and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai.
“This studio knows how to perfectly tell a story through animation and I wanted to recommend it to anyone who has the time and maybe has a little doubt about anything. The feeling it leaves you with is how you end on a good day.” – User Rating, via IMDB.
Overall, it should only be a matter of time before season 2 of Bocchi The Rock is publicly announced.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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