Bakumatsu Rock

Alt titles: Samurai Jam: Bakumatsu Rock

TV (12 eps)
1.856 of 5 from 658 votes
Rank #5,646
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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.

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Tellthebizz's avatar by Tellthebizz on Apr 6, 2015
Score: 6.5/10

I got bored after watching 5 episodes the story didnt give enough suspence, and not enough comedy. It had very strong points but there was something in this anime that didnt keep me watching it  read more

CaptainSlow's avatar by CaptainSlow on Sep 17, 2014
Score: 3/10

What I Liked: Otose. Pretty character designs. Interesting premise.   What I Didn't: Mostly everything. Typical character designs for the genre. Badly-implemented CG. Poorly integrated anachronisms mess with the (attempted) historical feel of the series. The "beautifying" of famous historical figures beyond recognition makes it so the series never capatalises upon the rich histories... read more

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