Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East / Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun


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Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East / Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun (S1)

Genres: supernatural
Themes: folklore, shapeshifting, youkai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of Episodes: 13
Vintage: 2013-01-05

Plot Summary: Five years ago, almost every villager of Ootsuka died due to a tragic plague. But mysteriously enough, three survivors: a girl and two boys, emerged. Now living in a church, the three live in isolation, hidden from those who may seek to find them. Shino, one of the survivors, has control over the power of Murasame, the blade of life. But when the imperial church seeks to take the Murasame for themselves, their peaceful life becomes a thing of the past…

ANN Info Page

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East / Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun (S2)

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Genres: supernatural
Themes: folklore, shapeshifting, youkai
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2013-07-07

Plot Summary: Shino continues his Life in the imperial capital searching for the Gems, making new friends, and discovering Himself.

ANN Info Page

Sentai Filmworks Press Release (S1)
Sentai Filmworks Press Release (S2)

Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun Fantasy Manga Gets Anime

posted on 2011-10-27 06:12 EDT
Miyuki Abe’s fantasy manga re-imagining of Hakkenden historical novel

The December issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing’s Ciel Tres Tres magazine is announcing on Saturday that an anime adaptation of Miyuki Abe’s Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun fantasy manga is in the works. The manga reimagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented manga with supernatural elements.


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[size=16]Watch Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (Season 1) on the Anime Network Online Player[/size]

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Borders/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

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There will be a delay on Episode 2.


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Humans-and-Demons/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

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Ep. 02

Two eps. in and not really sure what to think of the series itself yet.


However, I absolutely LOVE the OST for this!
Especially this episode.
It had a very Renaissance/Baroque feel to it that I just adore.


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[size=17]S1[/size]

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/The-Approaching-Demon/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Homecoming/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

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Episode 8 -

[details=spoiler]The song in the beginning and towards the end of the episode was absolutely lovely!

The Snow Princess encounter on the train was funny and you just know that this is Hamaji’s brother. Too bad he stayed on the train. And he doesn’t seem to be too comfortable around spirits either although he’s living with one. But it was sad that the Snow Princess gave up her beautiful voice to save his life.[/details]


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Divine-Blessings/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]

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Episode 9 -

Well, that was a little on the creepy side!


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Stashed/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 06 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/A-Promise/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 07 is now LIVE![/b]

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[size=20]Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Anime Gets 2nd Season[/size]
posted on 2013-03-28 03:21 EDT
Miyuki Abe’s supernatural reimagining of samurai novel already inspired Winter anime

The May issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Asuka Ciel magazine is announcing on Saturday that a second season of the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East television anime series has been green-it. The anime adapts Miyuki Abe’s original manga that reimagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented story with supernatural elements.

The series stars the voice cast members Tetsuya Kakihara as Shino Inuzuka, Satoshi Hino as Sōsuke Inukawa, Ayahi Takagaki as Hamaji, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Murasame. Other cast members include Daisuke Namikawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Shinichiro Miki, Jun’ichi Miyake, Takuma Terashima, and Tomoaki Maeno.

The series premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll streamed the first season in various countries outside of Japan as it airs, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the first season for North America.


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Encounter/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 08 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Guard/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 09 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/A-Lonely-Figure/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 10 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/True-Self/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 11 is now LIVE![/b]

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Episode 13 -

spoiler

They would introduce new characters in the last episode! At least some more of the mystery of the beads was explained. I’m really looking forward to the second season. I have to know what happens!


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Compensation/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 12 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakkenden-Eight-Dogs-of-the-East/Karma/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 13 is now LIVE! (S1 END)[/b]