Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

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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: 6.011 (scored by 76287,628 users)
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Ranked: #92112
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Popularity: #3814
Members: 27,029
Favorites: 137

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Preliminary Spoiler
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 ...
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 ...
Jul 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
When you first start watching Bucchigire. You may sit there, and think. 'What am I watching.' But the more you do, the more you'll come to think that it's not that bad at all. Sure, it's not a stand out, nor is it a great anime in general. But what it is, is a fun and interesting anime, that'll entertain you throughout.

Story and characters: 7
It's story has it's moments, but I do think it really shines in this department. Sure, it could've done better than throwing a dozen characters in our faces at once, but what it has done, is give us quite a ...
Aug 5, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (Unknown/12 eps)
Quite generic honestly, but it's a well done generic anime. It's about your usual dumb but goodhearted protagonist with their team of interesting characters fighting the bad guys. There's not much brain required to enjoy this show, but that's the charm of these ones. It's just stupid fun. It has some unique aspects as well (which I won't spoil), and it goes straight to the point, doesn't stretch out any parts.

If you're looking for yet another action anime to watch for fun, I can wholeheartedly recommend this. If you're looking for something deep and above average, this isn't the one, keep searching.
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
I'll keep this short and sweet: this is a classic example of wasted potential--a pretty common occurrence when it comes to anime. I started it on a whim honestly; it didn't look that appealing to me at first glance. The art style is really colorful and vibrant though, and not in a forced way like a lot of anime is, so that kept me invested. And the story honestly had so much potential! But it just wasn't executed well enough. It's not bad or anything, but I think it completely deserves its score (which is currently 6.14 - "fine"). If you enjoy sengoku and edo ...
Sep 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You? Bad Bois, Bad Bois!

“Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys” is surprisingly okay. Set in the era of Samurai rule, the first episode sets a strong tone and impression by having 7 criminals choose between death or joining as replacements in a military group called the Shinsengumi after the original members had been mysteriously wiped out in an attack bar one. Now they’re on a top secret mission to protect Kyoto and investigate a mysterious domestic terrorist group wielding strange blades.

It’s cast is full of loud and wild personalities. Main character Ichibanboshi hates samurai and is on a quest ...
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 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 ...
Sep 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This show introduces a cast of genuinely interesting characters but unfortunately does not have the narrative power to effectively make the most out of them. There are some plus sides to Bucchigire! besides the banger opening and ending songs. First and foremost is the colourful and vibrant cast of characters, not just regarding their personality but literally too. Each of the characters have generally a great design with each of the main cast themed after a colour. They also deal with combat in their own unique way, which sets up a lot of potential for combat scenes which unfortunately were not executed in the best ...