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
are presented with yet another Bakumatsu series, this time being a historical, action samurai series that also sucks ass. Did people never do their homework to tell that the formula was a one-and-done thing that never took off?
Albeit the one thing that this Bakumatsu did different was to incorporate a bunch of criminals and legalize them with the Shinsengumi name of legends past that's just for show. But then again, character development is just bare-bones basic to the point that there's nothing noteworthy about any one of them, save for the red-haired spike that is Ichibanboshi who can act stupid at times (giving him the nickname Dumboshi), which gives him the generic MC look of familial struggles and whatnot. Also, the evil isn't really all that evil, is just tropes copy-pasted to give it a plot and nothing else. The only character of interest would be Akira, despite being a female and given a male's name, the Shinsengumi always embraces gender equality, so everyone is equal. And also, she has a love line with one of the characters, so yeah, take it or leave it.
Also, this is worth noting (that now, feels like a stretch) that if Heisuke Todo looks like a certain Yoh Asakura, you'd be right as Hiroyuki Takei, the author of Shaman King, provides the original character designs, which everyone gets a unique look other than the Shinsengumi supervisor himself. Otherwise, even if this anime has big names like music composer Yasuharu Takanashi and Takanori Nishikawa of T.M.Revolution helping out in the sound department and the high-octane OP respectively, the crux of the matter is that Bucchigire! is just a bad show throughout, and the biggest sin is taking Geno Studio away from Golden Kamuy (which the newest season coming out this Fall is handled by Brain's Base instead), which feels like a painful knife's jab directly onto the heart that's slowly killing from within. But to be fair, the production is decent with unique designs done, so that's not totally a wipeoff, that however, does not take the message away of "one man's trash is another man's treasure".
In the future, if you see buzzwords like "Bakamatsu", run away. Avoid it like the plague. That is all you need to know that shows like these are gonna waste your time and thinking why people like to do crappy originals and greenlight them just to fill the satiation for more original stuff.
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English: Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys
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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 6.011 (scored by 76287,628 users)
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