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: 6.001 (scored by 90209,020 users)
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Ranked: #88232
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Popularity: #3629
Members: 32,679
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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kang, Yue
Hirakawa, Tetsuo
Director, Series Composition
Yano, Satoshi
Sound Director
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"Ichiban Hikare! -Bucchigire!- (一番光れ!-ブッチギレ-)" by Takanori Nishikawa

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 ...
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 ...

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