Bakumatsu Rock -howling soul- Manga Ends
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The September issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine published the final chapter of Shinshu Ueda's Bakumatsu Rock -howling soul- manga on Tuesday. The magazine also notes that Ichijinsha will publish the manga's second and final compiled book volume on September 25.
The manga adapts Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock game. The original story of the game 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.
Ueda (Eikō no Te, DAWN ~Tsumetai Te) launched the manga in Monthly Comic Zero-Sum in March 2014. Ichijinsha published the manga's first compiled book volume last September 25. The anime adaptation of the game premiered in July 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in North America with the title Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-.