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 1021610,216 users)
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Ranked: #95102
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Popularity: #3760
Members: 35,886
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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


Aug 24, 2022
Preliminary (7/12 eps)
I was surprised to see that this anime has such a low score.
I will start with the positives: I really love the art style and the animation. Amazing work by the studio. The story is decent and relatively well told. The characters are pretty interesting, although I will say that some of the secondary protagonists are better written than the MC. The music is also a standout for me. It gave me naruto vibes, some shamisen scores made me think of mashiro no oto, sothe music is very japanese traditional, and I personally like that.
Now for the negatives: it feels shallow sometimes, a little ...
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 23, 2022
Geno Studio, why, why, WHY??? Why were you chosen for this BS instead of continuing your bread-and-butter production that is Golden Kamuy? This is something I'll never comprehend.

If this show has some resemblance that others have gone wrong, it's the word "Bakumatsu". ICYMI, Studio Deen did a 2 season, 24-episode run of Bakumatsu back in 2018 and 2019, thinking that it would help set its game-centric precedence into attention by being a sci-fi action-adventure series. IT SUCKED ASS. And 3 years later, courtesy of Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO and Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho's director Tetsuo Hirakawa, we ...

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