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 1092510,925 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #91332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4011
Members: 29,863
Favorites: 45

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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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Opening Theme

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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)


Sep 17, 2014
"10/10 it's ok" - IGN

Seriously though ... eh it's good.
Overall it's pretty generic show, but the few things that make it different really make it fun.

Story: 7
It's a pretty generic story, boy makes friends, boy makes enemies, boy fights enemies, enemies are too stronk, boy wins with some bullshit like the power of love (or in this case music).
What makes it stand out is the message: You do you. It's about liking what you like and not shitting on other people for liking something else. As long as they enjoy what they're doing and are passionate about it, let 'em do it, unless they're hurting ...
Oct 17, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Bakumatsu Rock had an interesting concept. From the first time I read anything about the show, I was convinced I was going to like it. Rock n' Roll versus J-Pop? What could be better? A story about musical ronin combating a controlling government that uses pop-idol groups to make people submissive sounded like a really cool idea. Once I actually started watching the show my hopes were disappointed to a degree, as what I had idealized for the show certainly wasn't going to match up with reality.

Regardless, it was a pretty fun watch.

It made a good effort at being dramatic while never quite taking ...
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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