HOUSTON, 4/10/2014 – A new band of heroes will pick, shred and light fire to the threads of history for love, peace and rock n’ roll in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-. This otherworldly rock comedy series is directed by Itsuro Kawasaki (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Arc the Lad) with series composition by Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, X-Men), art direction by Tsutomu Nishikura (Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Inazuma Eleven) and animation production by Studio DEEN (Sakura Trick, Fate/stay night).
There was once a period in history where military government established by Tokugawa Ieyasu with his assumption of the title of Shogun ruled over Japan and its people for hundreds of years. Right around the middle of the 19th century, the dark overlords of the Late Tokugawa Shogunate ruled Japan with an iron fist. Because of this, the top idols in Shinsengumi are ordered to sing only Heaven’s Songs to brainwash and subjugate the masses, making writing or singing any songs besides Heaven’s Songs a capital offense. Enter: Sakamoto Ryoma and his Masters of the martial art OF ROCK! They must take charge as they change the old ways of a grumpy old guard while singing for what is just. While these warriors may not carry swords, they do happen to shred with an axe of the amplified sort! Get ready for a blitz of glitz and guitars as blissful cool guys sing their way into the hearts of beloved fans. Because nothing can beat the power combo of beautiful boys and rock. Join in on the revolution as Sakamoto Ryoma and his samurai rock assassins assault the status quo by bringing rock-n-roll to the people in Bakumatsu Rock!
Samurai Jam –Bakumatsu Rock- will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.
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