Fans of Bakumatsu Rock (Samurai Jam) listen up! Your rock god samurais are coming back with fresh new releases aimed at shaking things up a bit!

Only just a month ago, the rock musical game/ anime makers (Marvelous Inc) asked fans to chose for themselves duet pairings from within the Bakumatsu Rock universe. The poll was open to all, and all fans needed to do was to select two characters they wanted to sing together in the next series of singles to be released. Share it on twitter, and that would count as a vote.

However, there was a condition, no matter the popularity of the pairings, each character could be only paired up with one other character. Which meant you had to make your choices wisely, and not keep voting for the same character in multiple combinations!

The results of the poll was announced in April and these are the winning duet pairs!


They are:

Shinsaku Takasugi (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) x Kogoro Katsura (CV: Shoutaro Morikubo)
Toshizou Hijikata (CV: Toshiyuki Morikawa) x Souji Okita (CV: Kensho Ono)
Ryouma Sakamoto (CV: Kishou Taniyama) x Yoshinobu Tokugawa (CV: Mitsuki Saiga)
Naosuke Ii (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto) x Matthew Perry Jr (CV: Junichi Suwabe)

We’ll follow up with release dates and song titles as they become available.



In addition to the upcoming new duet releases, Bakumatsu Rock is also collaborating with the Rolling Stones for their own line of t-shirts featuring the iconic “flaming lips”.

With this collaboration, the Rolling Stone lips and declaration have been updated to the Bakumatsu Rock drawing style, set to a background of three key elements from the series – the electric guitar, the microphone, and the katana.

The t-shirts are already available through the online BUDDYZ store, or you can also pick up one for yourself at pop-up stores all over Japan. Pop-up store locations and dates are available at their webpage, with the campaign ending in June 2015.

Bakumatsu Rock
BUDDYZ store