Ranked #5867

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

Alternative Titles

English: Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman
Synonyms: Bakumatsu Gijin-den Roman
Japanese: 幕末義人伝 浪漫


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2013 to Mar 26, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Nippon Columbia
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.221 (scored by 2,798 users)
Ranked: #58672
Popularity: #2962
Members: 7,313
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The stage is the close of the Edo period, an age when, not unlike our own time, both natural and man-made disasters left chaos in their wake. Manjiro makes a living helping the people of the troubled capital city, but behind the scenes, he also works in secret to take back precious belongings stolen from the people by unjust political powers and conspiratorial menaces. The people call him "Get-backer Roman."

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri
Nakai, Kazuya
Nakai, Kazuya
Banya, Kanade
Banya, Kanade
Sudou, Saori
Sudou, Saori
Perry, Matthew
Perry, Matthew
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Yasumoto, Hiroki


Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Kawazoe, Kengo
Kawazoe, Kengo
Sound Director
Harada, Nana
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Egami, Kiyoshi
Egami, Kiyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"RanTiKi" by Yukino

Ending Theme

"Zarathustra (ツァラトゥストラ)" by Hige

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Mar 25, 2013
Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman is an anime that is based around the mascots of a pachinko game. That would not sound particularly appealing except for the character designs were done by Monkey Punch(Kato Kazuhiko), the artist behind the Lupin III series. If you are familiar with Lupin you probably noticed the similarities in the art style and even the characters looks. Also the anime had Satoshi Hirayama, someone who has worked on a few Lupin movies working on it. So, with such a recognized artists being involved with this anime why do so few people seem interested in it? I will try to answer that with read more
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Apr 2, 2013
Bueno, was there a time when you're watching some show and saw something that was similar from what you've watched from other shows. Or, do you have no idea that there maybe some scene that were plagiarize, well, this anime was simply what it is, in fact the Chinese have a term for that which they call it " chop suey" literally means mix together, and this anime was a mixture of various scene and spin offs from other shows or anime all loosely combined to form a sort of "Lupin III" like thing. The plot was nice, but the execution was bad, it read more
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Apr 25, 2013
When I first read about Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman I was excited at the thought of a new show based on the works of Lupin the Third creator, Monkey Punch. Then I saw that it was based off of a Pachinko game and my expectations immediately soured. By reading a synopsis one might even think that this show would be a Lupin ripoff, what with the main character Roman also being a descendent of a known thief, however, that doesn't turn out to be the case either.

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman tells the story of a man named Roman who goes by Manjiro in order to read more
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Jun 11, 2013
One of the things about the Crack Fic Genre is that it can be touch and go on how successful the work is at pushing ones willing suspense of disbelief. Many times the work takes the believability issues to far and instead ends up grating on the nerves. This particular Anime though actually doesn't push to far and the stretching of believability is used well for comedic effect. This is what drew me into Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman in the first episode as well as the historical references and it remained through the entire series.

They style used also fits the genre well, not to mention the read more
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Wildest adventures
Funny characters+more background information about them
Has that samurai athmosphere to it. 
reportRecommended by LegendGoldDark
Anime: Lupin III
It looks so similar to Lupin that I want to say "Monkey Punch, you're stealing from yourself!" 
reportRecommended by o_vdx
Anime: Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
In both series, there's a sense of action, drama, and adventure. Lupin and Roman have similar physical traits as well as personalities who starts in their respective series.

The artwork from both series are somewhat similar in terms of character designs.

They also have a similar atmosphere with that sense of thrilling fun and ridiculous gags thrown in at occasions.  
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Gintama'
Roman does the same job as Gintoki does. They both help people.

Gintama- Odd Jobs
Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman- Helper. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
Anime: Gintama
Both are set in the "past." Both leads seem to be ridiculous morons but still manage to beat the bad guys at the end of the day. They are comedies also and have a small team of people that help the main character. 
reportRecommended by bavoshiasb

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