Hakuōki / Hakuōki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi


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###Hakuōki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom

Genres: action, drama, supernatural
Themes: bishounen, demons, historical, male harem, samurai, war, youkai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2010-04-03 to 2010-06-19

Plot Summary: Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an Oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru, when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor for whom they are also looking. The Shinsengumi then take Chizuru along on their search after the missing doctor, from adventure to adventure.

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[quote]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAKUOKI”

HOUSTON, June 8, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce their acquisition of Hakuoki. Directed by Osamu Yamasaki (Yotoden, Toward the Terra), this stunning series features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Get Backers) and music by Ko Otani (Another, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing).

Disguised as a man, Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto searching for her missing father, a doctor who developed a magical elixir that increases the drinker’s speed, strength and healing abilities. Instead of her father, however, she stumbles across a battle between the Shinsengumi and the Furies, evil vampire-like creatures of their own making. As things turn out, the Shinsengumi are also searching for her father. And when they discover who she is, they decide to take her into their custody for safe-keeping. But her sex is not the only secret Chizuru has, and as more and more Furies begin appearing in Kyoto and the situation becomes ever deadlier, the Shinsengumi may find that the Furies are the least of their problems!

Hakuoki is based on the hit video game franchise by Idea Factory and is now available in North America by Aksys Games on the Sony Playstation® Portable platform. Sentai Filmworks will release Hakuoki through select digital outlets soon with a home video release on bilingual DVD to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.[/quote]


###Hakuōki: Record of the Jade Blood

Genres: action, comedy, drama, romance, supernatural
Themes: bishounen, demons, historical, male harem, samurai, slow paced, tragedy, war, youkai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 10
Vintage: 2010-10-04

Plot Summary: After a resounding defeat and the loss of some comrades Chizuru Yukimura and the Shinsengumi head to Ezo to fight the new government’s army. However, all does not go well.

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###Hakuōki: Dawn of the Shinsengumi

Genres: action, comedy, drama
Themes: bishounen, demons, history, politics, samurai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2012-07-09

Plot Summary: The beginning of Hakuouki Series. Foretells the story Ryunosuke Ibuki, a boy who is a son of a samurai, yet hates a samurai. He was pick up by Roshigumi (later Shinsengumi) other leader Kamo Serizawa, when he was robbed and left to die on his way to the Capital (Kyoto). After being rescued, he was forced to become Serizawa’s dog, and slowly, the mystery of “Water of Life” is starting to unfold.

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[quote]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “HAKUOKI REIMEIROKU”

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 — Everyone knows about the Shinsengumi. Discover what happened before them in Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition, Hakuoki Reimeiroku. Directed by Osamu Yamasaki (Yotoden, Toward the Terra), this prequel to the popular Hakuoki series features character designs by Atsuko Nakajima (Trinity Blood, Get Backers), sound direction by Yukio Nagasaki (tsuritama, Someday’s Dreamers II Sora) and music by Kou Otani (Another, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing).

The year is 1863 and as Japan’s long festering wounds of political discord erupt into violent waves of street clashes and murder, the Tokugawa Shogunate sends a new force of masterless samurai called the Roshigumi to the aid of the Aizu forces in Kyoto. However the new “police” are anything but a cohesive force and assassination has already split them into two opposing factions. The stronger is led by the brutal Serizawa Kamo and the lesser by the more honorable but less assertive Isami Kondo. It is into this pack of wolves that Ryunosuke Ibuki is dragged by the rabid Serizawa. Forced to be a virtual slave by blood debt, he hates the samurai and everything they stand for. But as he sees how the other half of the samurai live, he begins to believe that there may still be a chance, for both himself and Japan, if only Kondo will step up and take down the mad dog Serizawa! Historical truth provides the bloody groundwork for cloak, sword & dagger on an epic scale in the spectacular prequel to Hakuoki, HAKUOKI REIMEIROKU!

Hakuoki Reimairoku will be available soon through select digital outlets with a bilingual home video release to follow next year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.[/quote]


###Hakuōki: A Memory of Snow Flowers

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama
Themes: bishounen, demons, historical, male harem, samurai
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage: 2011-08-05

Plot Summary: Takes place in-between episodes 8 and 9 of the first season of Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan. Chizuru Yukimura goes on a reconnaissance mission in Shimabara, as a geiko, for the Shinsengumi. Each episode unfolds the events of the days leading up to, during, and after the operation. It intermittently reveals each captain’s involvement; as well as that of a few demons, in the affair through the perspectives of: Sōji Okita, Hajime Saitō, Sanosuke Harada, Heisuke Tōdō, Toshizō Hijikata, and Chikage Kazama.

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###Hakuōki Games Get New OVA, 3rd TV Series, 2 Films
posted on 2012-02-26 08:30 EST
Kazama Chikage OVA in June, Hakuōki Reimeiroku show in summer, films in 2013

Three new anime projects based on the Hakuōki game franchise were announced at the Sunday event in the Pacifico Yokohama center for people who bought all DVDs of the Hakuōki Sekkaroku anime. A Kazama Chikage special edition original video anime (OVA) of Hakuōki Sekkaroku will ship this June. As the name implies, the OVA will be from the point of view of the character Kazama.

Production on a third new television anime series, Hakuōki Reimeiroku, has been green-lit for this summer. Maon Kurosaki, the performer of the ending themes for the Hakuōki Sekkaroku OVA project, is performing the opening theme song for the new television series. Mao will contribute the ending theme song, just like on the first two television series.

Production on a two-part Hakuōki film project that will open next year has been green-lit. The film will tell an all-new story. Aika Yoshioka, the singer for the previous anime projects’ opening theme songs, will contribute the theme song for the films.

A “Hakuōki in Namco Namja Town” tie-in dessert and food campaign will be held at the indoors Namco Namja Town amusement park in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 mall from April 13 to May 27. The latest information on the Hakuōki game and anime franchise will be released in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Girl’s Style magazine, and Dengeki Online website, and the anime franchise’s official site.

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto (movie) - Vintage: 2013-08-24
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky (movie) - Vintage: 2014-03-08


#2

Did we ever get a true confirmation as to whether they grabbed the prequal for this, that will be airing in July?

ANN quoted them as saying:

Though I do wonder if that includes the new series that was known about at the time.


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[quote=“TheCoffeeGod”]Did we ever get a true confirmation as to whether they grabbed the prequal for this, that will be airing in July?

ANN quoted them as saying:

“Sentai Filmworks told ANN that it will release “all of Hakuōki that is out right now.””

Though I do wonder if that includes the new series that was known about at the time.[/quote]

I am guessing we will know around a month after the first episode airs if things follow the way things went last season.


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Since they’ve got a hold of this and dubbing this, a male harem anime. I wonder if they’ll dub Neo Angelique Abyss?

Also, what about the OVA? I see on ANN there is an OVA for this and it’s done. Maybe they’ll get it with the new season?

You know what would be cool, if Sentai got the games that went with the animes they pick up and release them out.


#5

never mind, I found one…and I read the game is very popular. Now it makes since why Sentai got a hold of the anime, they want the gamer money. I guess this is a step closer to getting more females into the anime market over here.


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[size=16]Crunchyroll: Hakuoki Reimeiroku[/size]
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/07/09/crunchyroll-to-stream-hakuoki-reimeiroku-anime
[size=20]Crunchyroll to Stream “Hakuoki Reimeiroku” Anime[/size]
Begins tomorrow Tues/10, 10:30 am PDT
July 09, 2012 10:55am CDT

Crunchyroll continues to advance into the summer season of anime with a new title announcement to start off the week. Beginning tomorrow, July 10, Crunchyroll will begin streaming HAKUOKI REIMEIROKU, the third installment in the Hakuoki series. Broadcast begins Tues/10, 10:30 am PDT for premium members and will be available to free members one week later.

One of several Hakuoki animated projects slated for this year, Hakuoki Reimeiroku functions as prequel to the previous two seasons of HAKUOKI. Based on the video game by Idea Factory, Hakuoki Reimeiroku is a historical fantasy, filled with fightin’ and romancin’, based around the forming of the legendary Shinsengumi secret police of Japan’s Tokugawa period. The animation is by Studio DEEN (Hetalia, Hell Girl).

HAKUOKI REIMEIROKU will be available in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.


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[size=16]Watch Hakuōki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom ~ Dawn of the Shinsengumi on AN Online[/size]

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/Dawn-of-the-Divine-Warriors/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/Led-by-Destiny/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

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[size=16]Hakuoki S1 Cast[/size]

[b][b]English Voice Director & ADR Script: Christopher Ayres
English Vocal Cast:

  • Brittney Karbowski
  • Andrew Love
  • Blake Shepard
  • Leraldo Anzaldua
  • Greg Ayres
  • Illich Guardiola
  • David Wald
  • David Matranga
  • Kalob Martinez
  • Kurt Bauer[/b][/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/Rules-for-a-Pack-of-Wolves/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

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I’m loving Season 3 of this series. I wonder is this series will clash with Season 1(Spoilers/etc…)?
Slick


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[quote=“slickwolfie”]I’m loving Season 3 of this series. I wonder is this series will clash with Season 1(Spoilers/etc…)?
Slick[/quote]

Technically, S3 is a prequal, so it probably won’t clash with S1 or S2 too much, since it takes place before those.


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/The-Blade-Drenched-in-Blood/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/Stairway-to-the-Blue-Skies/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/Howling-from-the-Darkness/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 06 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/Oath-Made-on-the-Wind-Blowing-Over-the-Grass/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 07 is now LIVE![/b]

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[size=16]Watch Hakuōki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom on AN Online[/size]

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-1-Demon-of-the-Fleeting-Blossom/Capital-of-Snowflakes/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 (Dub) is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/The-Shackles-of-Pandemonium/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 08 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/The-Light-of-a-Flashing-Sword/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 09 is now LIVE![/b]

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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hakuoki-Season-3-Dawn-of-the-Shinsengumi/The-Brightly-Burning-Beacon/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 10 is now LIVE![/b]