Bakumatsu Rock

Alt title: Samurai Jam: Bakumatsu Rock

TV (12 eps)
1.86 of 5 from 774 votes
Rank #6,034
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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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  • (Sub) Peace Soul! Let's Rock! image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) Peace Soul! Let's Rock!

  • (Sub) Top Idol! Rampage at a Concert! image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) Top Idol! Rampage at a Concert!

  • (Sub) Passion! Let's Work! image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) Passion! Let's Work!

  • (Sub) Bath Concert! Let's Get Passionate Naked! image

    Episode 4

    (Sub) Bath Concert! Let's Get Passionate Naked!

  • (Sub) Peaceful! Heaven's Song Is Wild! image

    Episode 5

    (Sub) Peaceful! Heaven's Song Is Wild!

  • (Sub) Royal Concert! Rockers' Hearts Are Moved to Tears! image

    Episode 6

    (Sub) Royal Concert! Rockers' Hearts Are Moved to Tears!

  • (Sub) Rockers! Let's Form a Band! image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) Rockers! Let's Form a Band!

  • (Sub) Dark Cherries! Death to Rock image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) Dark Cherries! Death to Rock

  • (Sub) Mask the Rocker! Our Souls Are Important! image

    Episode 9

    (Sub) Mask the Rocker! Our Souls Are Important!

  • (Sub) Solo Debut! We Can't Play Together Anymore! image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) Solo Debut! We Can't Play Together Anymore!

  • (Sub) Heaven's Song! Time for the Climax image

    Episode 11

    (Sub) Heaven's Song! Time for the Climax

  • (Sub) Ultra Soul! the Dawn of Rock! image

    Episode 12

    (Sub) Ultra Soul! the Dawn of Rock!

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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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