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Shaman King's Hiroyuki Takei Designs Historical Period Anime Bucchigire!

posted on by Egan Loo
Grimoire of Zero's Tetsuo Hirakawa helms Twin Engine's 1st original TV anime for July debut

Twin Engine opened a website on Thursday to announce its first original television anime Bucchigire!:

The story is set in the era when samurai rule Japan. However, the Shinsengumi police force has been all but wiped out by an unknown foe, save one survivor. Seven criminals have been chosen as substitutes for the Shinsengumi. To ensure law and order in Kyoto, a top-secret replacement operation is set in motion.

Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero, YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.) is directing the anime at Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy, Genocidal Organ), and also overseeing the series scripts. Shaman King manga creator Hiroyuki Takei is drafting the original character designs, which Masafumi Yokota is adapting for animation.

The other staff members include:

Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV will stream the anime in Japan simultaneously with its television broadcast.

Update: Crunchyroll reports that the anime's English title is Shine On! Bakumatsu Boys.

Sources: Bucchigire! anime's website, Comic Natalie

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