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 1025610,256 users)
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Ranked: #94302
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Popularity: #3774
Members: 36,004
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


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 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 ...
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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