Since it’s Wrestlemania weekend and I went to Shazam (Pretty good movie) my focus is less on anime but I wanted to at least try and talk about the premiere of one of the few shows I’m interested in this Spring 2019 season.
We are immediately introduced to our adorable protagonist Bocchi Hitori as she approached the front gate of her new middle school. However, she wasn’t looking forward to school at all. Not because she didn’t want to study but her great fear of socializing with other people.
The reason Bocchi was doing all this (Besides her duties as a growing girl) was to try and keep the promise she made to her childhood friend Kai who was like “If you want to marry me you have befriend everyone in your new class” Essentially it was her way of helping Bocchi leave her comfort and grow as a person.
She REALLY didn’t want to go through with middle school to the point she wrote several strategies on how to complete her mission without socializing with anyone from abolishing middle schools across Japan to tricking her classmates that the class she attended was abolished. Most of them obviously failed. The last strategy was basically “Just go for it!”, which she wasn’t looking forward to but had no choice.
Suffice to say her introduction went horribly but even so Bocchi wanted to try and befriend the girl sitting in front of her, Nako. She got a leg cramp. Off to a good start. She even got a “Ric Flair Flop” in.
She eventually got up, ran off to buy juice for Nako. Unfortunately her words not coming out right and Nako’s scruffy attitude, combined with what happened during introductions didn’t leave her with a good first impression of Bocchi. The latter properly explained herself solemnly sitting down.
Nako felt bad for Bocchi so when it was raining outside she threw hints of the two sharing an umbrella on the way home. Bocchi remembered the “gofer” line, gave Nako hers and ran away. Nako gave chase with the two finally having a conversation, agreeing to be more talkative from now on.
Bocchi remembered the next step to making friends is having chats so she wrote down notes in hopes of successfully getting Nako’s phone number. As the above pic shows she came prepared…only to be surprised by an unexpected response.
Put simply Nako enjoyed teasing Bocchi because most of her reactions were amusing though she made sure not to take things too far. Eventually the two solidified their friendship and Bocchi’s legend had officially begun.
A delightful start. Looking forward to the other girls Bocchi will befriend.