'Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-' Trademark Filed in the U.S.
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Video game developer Marvelous AQL filed to register the trademark "Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-" in the United States on April 4 for video games.
Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock PlayStation Portable game is getting anime adaptation this summer by Studio DEEN.
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.
The cast of the anime and game includes Kishô Taniyama as Ryōma Sakamoto, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Shinsaku Takasugi, Showtaro Morikubo as Kogorō Katsura, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Toshizō Hijikata, and Kensho Ono as Sōji Okita.
Marvelous AQL released the game for PSP in Japan on February 27.