The samurai anime features criminals acting as doubles for the Shinsengumi.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 24, 2022 at 18:23 PHT
Production company Twin Engine has revealed a teaser video for their first original TV anime Bucchigire! scheduled to air in July 2022.
The anime is directed and written by Tetsuo Hirakawa (Horimiya), with character concepts by Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King).
The series is animated by Geno Studio.
The story is set during the age of samurai in Japan and tells the story of a group of criminals selected to serve as doubles for the special police force Shinsengumi. Only one of the original Shinsengumi survives, so the criminals must act as the Shinsengumi to maintain peace and order in feudal Kyoto.
Below is the teaser visual of the unnamed protagonist, illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei.
Cast and other additional information will be released on a later date.
Director and script writer: Tetsuo Hirakawa
Character concept: Hiroyuki Takei
Character design: Masafumi Yokota
Sub-character design: Toshie Kawamura, Naho Kozono
Art director: Sachiko Nishiguchi
Art advisor: Osamu Masuyama
Color design: Haruko Nobori
Cinematographer: Nozomi Shitara (T2studio)
3DCG director: Hiroshi Akimoto (T2studio)
Editor: Hitomi Sudo (REAL-T)
Sound director: Satoshi Yano
Sound effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Sound production: Ai Addiction
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
Planning: Twin Engine
Animation production: Geno Studio
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.