Bocchi the Rock! is one of the most acclaimed anime of recent years, winning over the audience with its simply perfect blend of comedy, music, and the cute-girls-doing-cute-things trope.
And that is why we are 100% sure that if you have watched it, you are looking for other similar anime that can give you a similar experience.
Your search ends here because we have collected the best anime like Bocchi the Rock! that you need to add to your watchlist.
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10. Daily Life of High School Boys
Daily Life of High School Boys is a series that we always recommend on lists of this type for one simple reason: it is a cute girls doing cute things anime, but in a male version.
The series revolves around the daily experiences of Tadakuni, Hidenori, Yoshitake, and their classmates at an all-boys high school.
Their main fixation, as expected, is none other than girls.
Daily Life of High School Boys is perfect if you are looking for the comedy and lighthearted atmosphere of Bocchi the Rock!, but with male characters.
It should be specified that it is a pure gag anime focusing purely on comedy, unlike Bocchi the Rock! it has some interludes based on character psychology.
9. WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!
Continuing along the lines of Daily Life of High School Boys, WataMote is like Bocchi the Rock!, but with less comedy and more focus on character psychology.
The storyline revolves around Tomoko Kuroki, a girl who enters high school with the expectation of becoming popular and finding a boyfriend.
She soon discovers that reality is far from the idealized portrayals found in her beloved manga and video games.
Our socially awkward protagonist finds support from her best friend Yuu Naruse and her brother Tomoki as she navigates through her challenges.
WataMote is an anime that hides behind its comic and light-hearted atmosphere a lot of seriousness and social criticism.
It teaches you that things won’t get better by simply waiting for everything to go right but you have to take action.
And these are themes that can also be found in Bocchi the Rock! as you know, along with its musical and simple storyline.
8. Ya Boy Kongming!
Ya Boy Kongming! is ideal if you are looking for a similar storyline based on comedy and music in your anime like Bocchi the Rock!.
The story starts when a hero by the name of Zhuge Kongming from the ancient Three Kingdoms era of China gets reincarnated in contemporary Tokyo.
After meeting Eiko Tsukimi by chance, the two work on launching their music career.
As you can notice, the premise is totally different when compared to Bocchi the Rock!, and Ya Boy Kongming also lacks psychological interludes.
But if you are looking for a lighthearted and comic music anime, it remains a great choice.
7. Komi Can’t Communicate
Komi Can’t Communicate is one of the best comedy and cute anime in recent years, just like Bocchi the Rock!.
Komi is a beautiful girl who everyone is in love with, but due to her aloof attitude, she seems unapproachable.
But Tadano knows the truth: Komi actually doesn’t know how to relate to others, which is why she asks for his help.
Her objective? To find at least 100 friends.
Komi Can’t Communicate is excellent to watch after Bocchi the Rock! for their shared relaxed and comic atmospheres and serious interludes concerning the problem of social anxiety and communication.
Bocchi is more realistic in terms of characters compared to Komi as you can also notice from the inner dialogues that the main character has from time to time.
If you love excessive comedy and caricatures, Komi Can’t Communicate is the right choice though!
6. Asobi Asobase
Asobi Asobase is another anime that we recommend in this list as a peak comedy cute girls doing cute things series.
Its story chronicles the absurd daily lives of 3 classmates: Hanako, talented at board games but terrorized by her sister, Olivia, a blond foreigner who can’t speak Japanese fluently and Kasumi, an apparently composed girl.
If you are looking for top-tier comedy and an all-female cast of characters like in Bocchi the Rock!, then Asobi Asobase is simply perfect for you.
It’s not based on music at all and doesn’t have a well-defined plot but the interesting interaction among the 3 members is worth the show.
Did we mention there are references to Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon?
5. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is an excellent and underrated anime that we recommend you discover in general, beyond the resemblance to Bocchi the Rock!.
Midori, Tsubame, and Sayaka are 3 girls with dreams of working in Japanese animation.
During the series, we will see their wonderful works animated, which will take them on imaginary adventures with only their imagination as a limit.
These two series share a light comic atmosphere where socially awkward female protagonists form a group in which they follow their passions, which will help them overcome their insecurities.
In Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, this passion will be animation, and in Bocchi the Rock!, it will be music, but the concept is strikingly similar.
4. Non-Non Biyori
Non Non Biyori is one of the pinnacles of the cute girls doing cute things trope, so it simply could not be missing from a list like this.
But the similarities continue, as both series are set in the Japanese countryside, describing life there in a realistic and relaxed way.
The series revolves around Hotaru Ichijou, a girl who relocates from Tokyo to a small village in the Japanese countryside.
As she adjusts to her new, slower-paced life, she develops friendships with a group of girls and spends her days with them.
If you enjoyed Bocchi the Rock!’s cute and laid-back atmosphere with great chemistry between the characters, then you will also love Non Non Biyori.
The only big difference, which is why it is not at the top 3 of this list, is that Non Non Biyori totally lacks any kind of musical theme.
Given is a must if you liked Bocchi the Rock!.
This anime tells the story of Mafuyu Satou and his journey to find his light through music. With his Gibson guitar in hand, Mafuyu meets Ritsuka Uenoyama, who offers to help him improve his guitar skills and join their band.
The band is made up of Haruki Nakayama on bass and Akihiko Kaji on drums. As Mafuyu learns to play the guitar, Uenoyama is captivated by his beautiful voice and works to make him the lead singer of the band.
But as they work together, the characters uncover their own mysterious pasts and find love in unexpected ways.
Similar to Bocchi the Rock!, Given explores the growth of its main characters through their relationships and the pursuit of their dreams.
The obvious differences? Given has a male cast and has less comedy than Bocchi the Rock!. But taking away these details, they are two strikingly similar anime.
If you enjoyed the comic, cute, and nonsensical atmosphere of Bocchi the Rock! and want to elevate it to infinity, then Nichijou is perfect for you.
Although the title translates to every day, the events you’ll witness are far from ordinary.
Get ready for episodes brimming with gags and absurd scenes, accompanied by plenty of dirty jokes, as you follow the lives of a group of extraordinary students and their paradoxical experiences.
From robot girls with spring-loaded backs to deer attending classes alongside students, the series is packed with a multitude of bizarre occurrences.
Nichijou is the ultimate anime if you’re looking for absurdity, comedy, and nonsensical humor. It’s a fever dream made into an anime, and that’s the best way to describe it.
Up until now, we’ve suggested anime featuring a female cast sharing similarities with Bocchi the Rock!, but with one catch: the absence of musical themes. Alright, but that streak stops at K-On.
The story follows four female students: Yui, Mio, Ritsu, and Tsumugi. Yui plays the guitar and sings, Mio plays the bass, Ritsu plays the drums, and Tsumugi plays the keyboard.
These girls come together to save their school’s light music club from disbandment, and they quickly become the club’s only four members. Despite their lack of experience, they form a strong bond and become a tight-knit group.
Later on, Azusa joins them, further enriching the dynamics of the club and turning it into a small family.
K-On shares the same comedic atmosphere as Bocchi the Rock!, featuring an endearing female cast, charming atmospheres, character psychology interludes, and this time, also music.
And that’s why it stands out as the ultimate anime to watch after Bocchi the Rock!, period.