Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys anime trailer PV reveals OP, ED theme song music and cast

Visuals from Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys
Ichibanboshi from Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys. Pic credit: Geno Studio

A new trailer for Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys anime has revealed its OP and ED theme songs and some new cast members. The trailer previews some hilarious and action-packed footage from the anime and features the OP and ED theme songs.

Takanori Nishikawa performs the opening theme song, Ichiban Hikari! -Bucchigire-. Ji zo sonzai name-less is making his anime debut with the ending theme song, Danzai Democracy.

The new cast members announced for the anime include:

  • Taku Yashiro, best known for playing Vulcan in Fire Force, as Rashomaru
  • Yusuke Shirai, best known for playing Sasaki in Sasaki and Miyano, as Matsudaira Katamori
  • Koji Ishii, best known for playing Kagura in Gintama, as Akizuki Teijiro

Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the TWIN ENGINE Youtube channel:

Cast and staff of Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys

Other members of the main cast include:

  • Gen Sato, best known for playing Chrome in Dr. Stone, as Ichibanboshi
  • Shunichi Toki, best known for playing Kazutora in Tokyo Revengers, as Sakuya
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga, best known for playing Yuri in Yuri!!! on Ice, as Heisuke Todo
  • Sumire Uesaka, best known for playing Nagatoro in Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, as Akira
  • Shinichiro Miki, best known for playing Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as Sogen
  • Yuto Uemura, best known for playing Thorfinn in Vinland Saga, as Suzuran
  • Wataru Takagi, best known for playing Onizuka in Great Teacher Onizuka, as Gyataro
  • Fukushi Ochiai, best known for playing Kimura in Teasing Master Takagi-san, as Bo

Tetsuo Hirakawa, best known for directing Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, is directing the anime at Geno Studio. He is also in charge of the scripts. Hiroyuki Takei, the original creator of Shaman King, is designing the characters which Masafumi Yokota is adapting for animation.

More about the series

Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys, aka Bucchigire! is an original anime television series animated by Geno Studio and produced by Twin Engine.

The anime was first announced by Twin Engine in March this year, and the first trailer PV was later released in April. The anime is scheduled to premiere on July 8, 2022. It will air on TOKYO MX and BS11 on July 8, SBS on July 12, AT-X on July 14, and NCC on July 27.

Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV will stream the anime in Japan simultaneously with its television broadcast. Crunchyroll has announced that it will be simulcasting the series.

The story of Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys is set in an era when samurai ruled Japan. Seven criminals are chosen as substitutes for the Shinsengumi police force, which was annihilated by the Masked Demons, except for a single survivor.

For more information on the series, you can visit the official Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys anime website.

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