Bucchigire, an original TV anime from Twin Engine’s Studio Geno, is coming this July. A teaser visual and a teaser trailer have been revealed, along with the staff information.
Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero) will be directing the series, with Masafumi Yokota on character designs. Hiroyuki Takei is credited with the original character concept, while Sachiko Nishiguchi is the art director. Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music.
According to an announcement posted by Geno Studio’s EN Twitter account, the official English title for the anime is Shine on! Bakumatsu Bad Boys. Geno Studio’s most recent work was Star Wars: Visions anthology.
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?