Shine on, Bakumatsu Boys (Bucchigire) anime revealed a trailer, cast information, and July 8 premiere earlier today. Studio Geno is animating the series.
The main cast includes:
- Gen Sato as Ichibanboshi
- Shunichi Toki as Sakuya
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Heisuke Todo
- Fukushi Ochiai as Bo
- Yuto Uemura as Suzuran
- Wataru Takagi as Gyataro
- Shinichiro Miki as Sogen
- Sumire Uesaka as Akira
Tetsuo Hirakawa is directing the anime, which is an original work. Shaman King author, Hiroyuki Takei, did the original character designs, while Masafumi Yokota adapted them for the anime. Director Hirakawa is also overseeing the series composition. In addition, Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music for the work. The anime was announced in March of this year.
A new visual is also available:
The story is set in the samurai era and follows seven criminals who are chosen as body doubles for the sole surviving member of the Shinsengumi police force after the rest were killed. Together they must protect the safety of Kyoto and its citizens. A top-secret operation is in the works! Will using sinners as bait work?