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

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

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

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

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Genres: supernatural
Themes: folklore, shapeshifting, youkai
Plot Summary: Shino continues his Life in the imperial capital searching for the Gems, making new friends, and discovering Himself.
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2013-07-07

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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

Season 1, Episode 1, is live at ANO

There will be a delay on Episode 2.

Season 1, Episode 2, is live at ANO

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.

Season 1, Episode 3, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 4, is live at ANO

Episode 8 -

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.

Season 1, Episode 5, is live at ANO

Episode 9 -

Well, that was a little on the creepy side!

Season 1, Episode 6, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 7, is live at ANO

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Anime Gets 2nd Season

posted on 2013-03-28 03:21 EDT
Miyuki Abe’s supernatural reimagining of samurai novel already inspired Winter anime

Season 1, Episode 8, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 9, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 10, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 11, is live at ANO

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!

Season 1, Episode 12, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 13 :end:, is live at ANO