Music has always been a central element of the anime industry, used to open or close songs, inserted in the background during certain scenes to enhance the dramatic impact, or used as part of the anime storyline itself. The latter has contributed a great deal to idol anime. Idol anime is diverse and supported by the industry.some of the most popular lovelive and more horror Zombieland Saga. Even male idol anime such as Idolish Seven and Star-Myu It’s been quite successful.
The idol genre has taken off in the anime industry and community, but the same cannot be said for music-based anime that leans towards instrumental and rock’n’roll aspects. K-on! Given the fact that the girls use instruments typically found in rock bands, the anime actually focuses more on pop music. Very few have achieved success. Here’s why.
Underrated rock-based anime
An animated series that dates back to the early 2000s seven It focuses on two young women with the same name who live together in an apartment. Nana Komatsu wants to live a peaceful life, while Nana Osaki wants success in the music industry with her band known as the Black Stones, but Osaki’s dream of becoming a successful rock musician. There are many moments surrounding seven To the drama that takes place between her and Komatsu, they each pursue relationships with members of rival Japanese rock bands.
On the other hand, the much more recently aired and ongoing Botch the Rock! centers on a young girl named Kazuto Goto, also known as Bocchi, who aspires to play guitar in a rock band.She is very nervous and often gets stuck when it comes to making her friends. Botch the Rock! It may have been short-lived, but each episode focuses on the band’s ups and downs and the music’s striving for fame and success. True to what could happen, neither managed to garner any significant mainstream following.
J-Rock is not internationally accepted
It has been noted that the majority of Japanese still enjoy listening to the J-rock genre to this day. Known to be unpopular. This may be because performers in the J-Rock genre do not usually insert English lyrics, making it more difficult for Westerners to understand and enjoy. Additionally, several J-rock artists have been discovered through music that could be used in anime openings or endings, known only in the West for just a few songs.
Due to this lack of popularity, it is likely that not many music-based anime about rock bands will be produced as they cannot achieve the same success internationally. The anime industry may be prioritizing idol anime over rock-centric music anime.