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Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Jun 09, 2022 09:02 AM

The official website for Twin Engine's first original television anime Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys (Bucchigire!) began streaming the anime's second promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening and ending theme songs, and also reveals more cast members.

Takanori Nishikawa performs the anime's opening theme song "Ichiban Hikare! -Bucchigire!-" (Shine the Brightest! Cleave Through), which is heard first in the video above. Jizō Sonzai name-less performs the anime's ending theme song "Danzai Democracy" (Judgement Democracy), which can be heard second in the video above.

The new cast members include:

Taku Yashiro as Rashōmaru
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Yusuke Shirai as Matsudaira Katamori
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Kōji Ishii as Akizuki Teijirō
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel on July 8 at 10:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. EDT), and then it will run on BS11 at 11:30 p.m. that day.

The main cast members are:

Gen Sato as Ichibanboshi
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Shunichi Toki as Sakuya
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Heisuke Todo (family name last)
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Sumire Uesaka as Akira
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Shinichiro Miki as Sōgen
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Yūto Uemura as Suzuran
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Wataru Takagi as Gyatarō
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Fukushi Ochiai as Bō
Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys Anime's Video Reveals Theme Songs, More Cast

The story is set in the era when samurai rule Japan. However, the Shinsengumi police force has been all but wiped out by an unknown foe, save one survivor. Seven criminals have been chosen as substitutes for the Shinsengumi. To ensure law and order in Kyoto, a top-secret replacement operation is set in motion.

Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero, YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.) is directing the anime at Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy, Genocidal Organ), and also overseeing the series scripts. Shaman King manga creator Hiroyuki Takei is drafting the original character designs, which Masafumi Yokota is adapting for animation.

The other staff members include:

  • Sub-Character Designs: Toshie Kawamura, Naho Kozono
  • Art: Inspired
  • Art Director: Sachiko Nishiguchi
  • Art Advisor: Osamu Masuyama
  • Color Key Artist: Haruko Nobori
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Nozomi Shitara (T2 Studio)
  • 3D CG Director: Hisashi Akimoto (T2 Studio)
  • Editing: Hitomi Sudō (REAL-T)
  • Sound Director: Satoshi Yano
  • Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
  • Sound Production: Ai Addiction
  • Music: Yasuharu Takanashi ()

Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV will stream the anime in Japan simultaneously with its television broadcast.

Sources: Bucchigire! anime's website, Comic Natalie

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