Have you ever felt like watching a musical show about young rock musician living in the 1850’s trying to make it into the big stage? Me neither, but this is what this show is all about. While the concept itself is original and brings a bit of comedy and rock music to the scene, the show itself is silly and pointless. I think unless you are a girl really needing of bishounen action and shirt magically disappearing, there is really nothing to see here and you can move on to something else.
This show somehow resemble a lot Gintama in both its setting and presentation of both plots and characters. I am definitively not a fan of Gintama, and nor am I a fan of this show. The show has a lot of stupid confrontation between silly people doing silly things. The show is about passion and stupid jokes…I guess there is also music somewhere in there too. The story is going nowhere, the universe is boring and the only two attraction and positive thing about the show don’t interest me one bit.
On the other hand, if you are looking for pretty bishounen and a musical show about rock, Bakumatsu Rock is doing pretty good in those department. The girls at the concert kept on fainting left and right and they had good reasons to do so, the guys are so gorgeous that they all look like girls to me. Short of having breasts, those bishounen guys are essentially female and always make me wonder why girls are so much into guys looking like girls, must be some deep inner lesbian fantasies or something.
Either way, if you haven’t watched Bakumatsu Rock, just don’t. It is not worth your time, this show was not terrible enough to be entertaining and it was definitively not interesting enough to make me watch it. If you want pretty guys while listening to rock just listen to rock music while watching Free and you’ll have a much better experience than if you watch Bakumatsu Rock.
ZeroGhj signing off.