Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream Bakumatsu Crisis, the second season of the anime adaptation of the Renai Bakumatsu Kareshi smartphone game. The anime will launch on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
The chronometer is a legendary treasure that has the power to manipulate time.
The Susanoo Incident unfolded in the capital of Kyoto and ended with the death of the masked shogun, Mugensai.
Having finished visiting the grave of his former master, Yoshida Shoin, Takasugi Shinsaku and his partner, Katsura Kogoro, return to Kyoto once again.
Suddenly, the earth trembles and the sky splits open, and the chronometer, which was supposed to have been destroyed, appears from a rift in space-time.
Now with a will of its own, the chronometer starts going on an uncontrollable rampage!!
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. Yumiri Hanamori will play the new character Mori Ranmaru.
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."
The first anime season premiered in October, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
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.