Bakumatsu Rock

Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 幕末Rock
English: Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
German: Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
Spanish: Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
French: Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2014 to Sep 17, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.031 (scored by 1122011,220 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #93322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4063
Members: 30,305
Favorites: 44

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Ryouma Sakamoto wants everyone to know about his passion for rock 'n' roll, so he roams around town with his electric guitar willing to show anyone he encounters that he's just as skilled as the famous Shinsengumi stars they admire. Unfortunately, Japan doesn't allow anything other than that group's Heaven's Songs, for writing or performing different types of music is forbidden and can lead to harsh consequences.

Agitated by these strict rules and brainwashing, Ryouma does everything he can to show people that the music he loves will bring them the freedom they deserve. Along with his bandmates Shinsaku Takasugi and Kogoru Katsura, Ryouma works hard to find places for his rock 'n' roll group to perform. Refusing to back down until their music is accepted in Japan, the trio begin to realize that there's more to their passion than they had thought.

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Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Jack" by vistlip

Ending Theme

1: "Zecchou DAYBREAK (絶頂DAYBREAK)" by ULTRA-SOULS (超魂團) [Ryouma Sakamoto (Kishou Taniyama), Shinsaku Takasugi (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Kogorou Katsura (Showtaro Morikubo), Toshizou Hijikata (Toshiyuki Morikawa), Souji Okita (Kensho Ono)] (eps 1-11)
2: "What's this?" by ULTRA-SOULS (超魂團) [Ryouma Sakamoto (Kishou Taniyama), Shinsaku Takasugi (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), Kogorou Katsura (Showtaro Morikubo), Toshizou Hijikata (Toshiyuki Morikawa), Souji Okita (Kensho Ono)] (eps 12)

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Aug 30, 2015
If you feel like watching something short with lots of handsome guys playing music and losing their tops, this is your anime. Fairly enjoyable overall though I wished they added more songs and character movements during their performances, it tends to get extremely boring when each episode shows them moving and singing to the same thing over and over.

Characters are hands down original and amazing. Ryoma is just.. so lovable and silly. Each character had their styles which made this series worth watching.

The ending however got me a little confused, the American dude appearing? Was there going to be a Season 2? Or was ...
Jul 5, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Bakumatsu Rock was a shot in the dark. A leap of faith. A risk-taker. Too bad they were all just, ultimately, a well-thought intention.

Bakumatsu Rock differs a bit from its peers within Bishounen realm, in the way that this particular anime series tries to blend historical element, action, music, fantasy, and fan service for females and cook it as one cohesive hotpot for the audience to enjoy. I personally had a good feeling that the scientists at Studio Deen had understood exactly the risk and the ridiculousness the story they tried to bring: re-telling the legends of real-life rebels and Shinsengumi as idols as they ...
Oct 3, 2014
Short/fast review

Do you like your logic in your anime? Well there are none in this one. Till about episode 8 with out picking small logic problems, you can still watch this anime using your brain. But wait till you reach point when everything starts happening at random. Then you need to turn of your brain and don't even try to understand what is going on, why and how. Even ignoring all music/magic rules (if there was any), everything else made no sense. Its like 10 people came in one room and tried to put everything they could think about plot and put it in ...

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