Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman (幕末義人伝 浪漫) is a Japanese anime television series created by studio TMS Entertainment, based on the CR Ginroku Gijinden Roman pachinko game, with original character designs by Lupin III creator Monkey Punch. In the fantasy historical story, the main character is a "helper" named Manjirou by day and a phantom thief "retriever" named Roman by night. Roman steals back people's precious items that were unfairly taken from them. The story takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century. Manjiro has two faces—during the day, he works as a helper for people in Kyoto, but he also acts in secret to return people's property that has been stolen from corrupt men in power. As the retriever "Roman", Manjiro is getting involved in a nationwide conspiracy.