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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
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.
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2010-04-03 to 2010-06-19

ANN Info Page

Press Release

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.

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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
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.
Number of episodes: 10
Vintage: 2010-10-04

ANN Info Page

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Hakuōki: Dawn of the Shinsengumi

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

ANN Info Page

Press Release

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.

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Hakuōki: A Memory of Snow Flowers

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

ANN Info Page

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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

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

Crunchyroll to Stream “Hakuoki Reimeiroku” Anime

July 09, 2012 10:55am CDT
Begins tomorrow Tues/10, 10:30 am PDT

Season 3, Episode 1, is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 2, is live at ANO

Hakuoki S1 Cast

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]

Season 3, Episode 3, is live at ANO

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

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

Season 3, Episode 4, is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 5, is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 6, is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 7, is live at ANO

Season 1, Episode 1 (Dub), is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 8, is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 9, is live at ANO

Season 3, Episode 10, is live at ANO