Bakumatsu TV Anime Reveals More Cast, October 4 Debut, Visual
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Bakumatsu, the television anime of FuRyu's Renai Bakumatsu Kareshi smartphone game, posted the cast members for anime-original characters, the October 4 premiere date, and a new visual for the anime on Friday.
The newly announced cast members are:
Fuyuka Ono as a mysterious female whose true identity is unknown
Kei Shindou as Kasumi, an agent of the Tokugawa clan
Nanami Yamashita as Hyō, another agent of the Tokugawa clan
Wataru Hatano as Yoshida Shōin, a teacher of Takasugi Shinsaku and the others
The anime will premiere on the TBS station on October 4 at 25:58 (effectively, October 5 at 1:58 a.m.), and then it will start on the BS-TBS channel on October 6 at 26:30 (effectively, October 7 at 2:30 a.m.)
In the original game's story, the heroine is in Kyoto for sightseeing when she receives a mysterious pocket watch from a man. The heroine wears the watch and passes through a shrine's torii gate, and she is transported to "another" Bakumatsu era 150 years ago during the final years of the Edo period. The heroine must then try to find a way back home to the present.
While the original app focuses on romance, the anime will be a sci-fi action-adventure series.
The show stars: (Note: Characters based on historical Japanese figures are written with last name first.)
- Yūichi Nakamura as Takasugi Shinsaku
- Takuya Eguchi as Katsura Kogorō
- Shinichiro Miki as Sakamoto Ryōma
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Okada Izō
- Toshiyuki Someya as Hijikata Toshizō
- Takuya Satō as Kondō Isami
- Tsubasa Yonaga as Okita Sōji
- Keita Tada as Saitō Hajime
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tokugawa Shinobu
- Taku Yashiro as Yamazaki Susumu
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as the Emperor
- Yoshiki Nakajima as Seimei
Masaki Watanabe (Kado: The Right Answer, Bartender) is directing the series at Studio DEEN. Masahiro Yokotani (All Out!!, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club franchise) is handling the series composition, and Hidekazu Shimamura (Clockwork Planet, Nodame Cantabile) is designing the characters based on Natsuki's original designs. MAGES is composing the music.
The romance simulation game originally launched on iOS and Android on March 14, 2017.