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Bakumatsu Rock Game for Female Players Gets TV Anime in July

posted on by Egan Loo
Studio DEEN project of rockers rising against shogun's tyranny with songs

The April issue of Gakken's Monthly Animedia magazine is announcing on Monday that a television anime adaptation of Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock game has been green-lit for a July premiere. The genre of the game is "Bakumatsu-era revolutionary adventure where you fight by singing" and its tagline is, "Start a revolution in the Bakumatsu Era with songs!"

The story is set in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century. The Tokugawa shogunate uses the brainwashing "Heaven's Songs" by the top idols in Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the "Heaven's Songs" is a capital offense. Ryōma Sakamoto and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock 'n' roll for freedom and justice.

Itsurō Kawasaki (Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Arc the Lad) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, X-Men) is in charge of the scripts, and Akiharu Ishii (The Prince of Tennis, Blood+, Loups=Garous - The Motion Picture) is designing the characters. The anime is retaining the main cast from the game:

Kishô Taniyama as Ryōma Sakamoto

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Shinsaku Takasugi

Showtaro Morikubo as Kogorō Katsura

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Toshizō Hijikata

Kenshō Ono as Sōji Okita

Marvelous AQL released the game for PSP on February 27. The game already has an animated promotional video:

[Via 0takomu]

Image © 2014 Marvelous AQL

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