The official website for Bakumatsu, the television anime of its Renai Bakumatsu Kareshi smartphone game, revealed a promotional video and additional cast for the new Bakumatsu Crisis season on Monday. The video previews Hi!Superb's opening theme song "Brave Rejection."
Yumiri Hanamori will play the new character Mori Ranmaru.
The main cast members are reprising their roles from the anime's first season. As previously announced, the season will feature the new character Mugensai II, whose voice actor has not been revealed.
Mitsutoshi Satō (episode director for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Bakuman. 2) is replacing Masaki Watanabe (KADO – The Right Answer, Bartender) to direct the second season at Studio DEEN. Masahiro Yokotani (All Out!!, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club franchise) is again handling series composition, Hidekazu Shimamura (Clockwork Planet, Nodame Cantabile) is returning to design the characters based on Natsuki's original designs.
<!–Additional staff members include:
- Art Director: Takeshi Satou
- Color Key: Imari Katsuragi
- Director of Photography: Akira Shimozaki
- Editing: Hiroki Koike
- Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
- Music: Ryo Kawasaki, Go Sakabe
Hi!Superb is performing the opening theme song “Brave Rejection,” and –>Zwei is performing the ending theme song "Homura."
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 is a sci-fi action-adventure series.
The romance simulation game originally launched on iOS and Android on March 14, 2017.