The title of a brand-new animation from studio MAPPA, directed by Hiroko Utsumi, is BUCCHIGIRI (Bucchigiri?!). In addition to a trailer and teaser image, the anime will debut in January 2024. Accordingly, the announcement occurred in the middle of MAPPA STAGE 2023.
Although, your first impression of “Bucchigiri?” will leave you enthralled for various reasons. Start by imagining one of the oldest genres combined with an unreal element. We’re referring to the ‘delinquent’ or ‘Yanki’ genre, which has gained popularity since the 1980s.
Also, Tokyo Revengers is undoubtedly the ideal example of “Yanki fantasy,” yet “Bucchigiri?! “appears to draw its influence from something else yet recognizable.
BUCCHIGIRI?! Trailer and Key Visual
The new anime Bucchigiri?! by director Hiroko Utsumi and MAPPA for a January television release was presented at the MAPPA Stage 2023 event on Sunday. The event made the anime’s cast, ad, and teaser image public. See Below,
Basically, the two main protagonists, Araji Tomobishi and his companion Mataka Asamine, are depicted in the one-minute teaser. There are also many additional unknown characters visible.
Also, observe how graffiti is all over the structures, alleyways, and hallways of the school. A ghost that resembles a genie eventually arrives just after the title. The Arabic lettering on the stairs, the pistol in the film, and the background music all clearly draw inspiration from “The Arabian Nights” or other similar tales.
BUCCHIGIRI?! Production Staff
Serious wishes go beyond 1000 nights in Bucchigiri?!, a recently revealed original TV animation, combines tales from the well-known collection of Middle Eastern folktales, One Thousand and One Nights, with those of Japanese-style school miscreants.
Besides, the series’ core cast has been made public, and they include:
- Original work: Hiroko Utsumi, Taku Kishimoto, MAPPA, Toho Co., Ltd.
- Director: Hiroko Utsumi
- Series composition, screenplay: Taku Kishimoto
- Character design, chief animation director: Takahiro Kagami
- Assistant character design, chief animation director: Hiroyuki Saita, Kiminori Ito
- Art director: Kurumi Suzuki
- Color design: Yukiko Kakita
- Director of Photography: Shinnosuke Katou
- Editor: Tomoki Nagasaka
- Music: Michiru Oshima
- Sound director: Hiromi Kikuta
- Sound production: dugout
- Animation producer: Takahiro Ogawa
- Production: MAPPA
BUCCHIGIRI?! Anime Plot
I’m absolutely adding this anime to my list just out of interest. ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ also comes to mind when I look at the color scheme.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much information available on the plot, although it appears that there will at the very least be gang fights.
“The story of Bucchigiri?! follows Aladdin Tomobishi, a young man who becomes embroiled in a battle to see who is strongest after he reunites with his former best friend, Matakara Asamine. Meanwhile, the shadow of a giant genie looms over them…?!”
Frequently Asked Question
As we know that the anime will release in January 2024, which is still so far away that’s why we can still expect 2 to 3 months for the remaining information to be released such as Voice Cast, Release Date, and Character Info.