Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブッチギレ!
English: Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2022 to Sep 23, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Geno Studio
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.001 (scored by 1019910,199 users)
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Ranked: #95012
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Popularity: #3758
Members: 35,853
Favorites: 141

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Following a ruthless attack from an imperialist criminal gang known as the Masked Demons, Shinsengumi's Eighth Division—the law-enforcing squad in Kyoto that remains faithful to the shogunate—is nearly annihilated, with its sole survivor, Heisuke Toudou, critically injured. Urged to rebuild the Shinsengumi by the local feudal lord, Katamori Matsudaira, Toudou decides to offer eight convicts the chance to redeem themselves: they must abandon their old names and become substitutes for the eight Shinsengumi captains. All accept but one, who ends up immediately executed by the former assassin Sakuya.

However, Toudou has a hard time transforming the seven reformed criminals into loyal servants. Due to his lack of discipline, the impulsive and vengeful Ichibanboshi, whose family perished at the hands of the Masked Demons, threatens the success of Toudou's strategy. As Toudou pledges to protect the shogunate against imperialists and foreign invaders, other factions, such as Kogorou Katsura's group, start to put their plans in motion with only one goal in mind—to seize power at the dusk of the Edo period.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


In celebration of Bucchigire!'s premiere, Tokyo Tower held a collaborative event between July 8, 2022, and August 21, 2022.

The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on October 26, 2022.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kang, Yue
Hirakawa, Tetsuo
Director, Series Composition
Yano, Satoshi
Sound Director
Murayama, Kiyoshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Ichiban Hikare! -Bucchigire!- (一番光れ!-ブッチギレ-)" by Takanori Nishikawa

Episode Videos


Nov 22, 2022
Here is my review of this anime in 2022!

Story (8)
The story is about the Edo era when everyone is still using katana as their weapon to destroy enemies. In this anime, the main and supporter character are becoming Shinsengumi to protect Kyoto from Masked Demon (Evil Organization). There are a lot of action on this anime. You will see a lot of glowing effect on this anime :)

Art (10)
The art in this anime is unique. I love the art style that they are using to make this anime. Not only that, But I also like the battle animation they make.

Sound (9)
All the sounds that they ...
Sep 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Bucchigire is the kind of anime you can watch only if you’re willing to shelve your brain cells for 20+ minutes a week.

Seven criminals that look like walking crayons are recruited to fill in the suspiciously newly vacant positions in the Shinsengumi, a group tasked with protecting the shogun and maintaining peace. Like a lot of other original anime, Bucchigire initially falls into the trap of introducing a bunch of characters at the same time and expecting us to care about them. However, several of these crayon characters have compelling stories. And even if they don’t, at least they’re funny; the main character’s hair looks ...
Sep 24, 2022
Let me save 4 hours of your life by telling you to not watch this anime. Nothing is consistent, plot is weak, barely any character development, we didn’t need that love interest at all. The last episode was by far the worst episode, the only reason I finished watching this anime was to get rid of it from both my on hold and watching.

Furthermore, I absolutely hated the flash backs, not only were they tacky and uninteresting, they were also constantly repeated and the borders of my screen looked like crappy water colors mixed together.

The main power ranger characters felt like a copy of ...

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