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Synonyms: Renai Bakumatsu Kareshi


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Producers: TBS, MAGES., Furyu
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.351 (scored by 1,145 users)
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Ranked: #90982
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Popularity: #3959
Members: 9,739
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The Bakumatsu was an era in which the souls of young men burned with anxiety for their country's future. Takasugi Shinsaku, a soldier of fortune from Choshu, sneaks aboard a government ship with his comrade Katsura Kogorou in search of a mysterious "timepiece" with the power to manipulate time that he fears the government wishes to keep for themselves. Rather than allow such power to fall into the wrong hands, Takasugi plans to destroy the artifact, but having obtained it, the artifact is quickly stolen, forcing the pair to follow the mysterious thief to the seat of government in Kyoto. However, when they arrive in the capital, they discover that the government has been overthrown and the deity Susanoo now reigns in its place. The streets of the city and the people in them are much different than Takasugi and Katsura remembered. The times may have changed but their mission hasn't - Takasugi and Katsura resolve to reset time and save their nation from the nefarious forces trying to hijack it.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Masaki
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Sasaki, Eri
Theme Song Performance
Yokotani, Masahiro
Series Composition

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"Spiral Maze" by MIKOTO

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"Harukanaru Tabi (遥かなる旅)" by Eri Sasaki

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Oct 25, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
I think I'm officially done with all that samurai nonsense. Throw in the Steins;Gate time leap mechanic, and what you have is just a show that is better than last season's boring and baseless Senjuushi, but by no means it impresses.

Rather than sourcing the original content which was an otome game (which would have fared much worse), the producers opt to go for an action-adventure base story that has the usual group of samurai that have existed since ancient times, and with the flip of a button on the device that controls time, it warps the main duo (Takasugi and Katsura) into an alternate future read more
Dec 1, 2018
sepid_96 (All reviews)
i tried watching this anime out of no where really...i just decided to watch this because the characters seemed gorgeous :D

STORY 6/10 :okay..i agree....the story is not that impressive...but its not that you will not enjoy it at all...there are alot of jokes and fights there for you to watch
there are a bunch of guys who fight against the big bad boss of japan :D thats all really :)))

ART 10/10: art is really perfect...specially the three main characters Shinsaku Takasugi and Ryouma Sakamoto and Kogorou Katsura...other characters are really well animated too.

SOUND 9/10:actually i loved the soundtracks...op and ed both perfect *~*

Shinsaku Takasugi:a charming read more


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