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Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun
(Hakkenden: The Strange Tale of Eight Dogs of the East)
Debut day: January 5th 2013
Author: Miyuki Abe
Genre: Shoujo, supernatural
Official site: http://hakken-den.com
"God FATE" by Faylan
"String of pain" by Tetsuya Kakihara
They would have lost their lives if they did not make the choice back then.
The legendary eight beads and their owners…
One is for someone important, and one is for his life as a human.
The story of a destiny to encounter and fights lead by the beads, have just begun.
Short impression on episode 1:
I liked the colors, but i prefer Shino's hair from manga.
The fight should have been longer and the preview is confusing (it looks like part of the episode).
There was a part that i thought "WTF", cause i thought it was still the episode and not preview.
Anyway, it just introduced the characters and told us a bit of the plot, we know that the main characters were about to die and the big blondie bishie came and "rescued" them.
Ah, fencer_x posted this: "Pillars in Ikebukuro Station decorated to promote Hakkenden."
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I like what I see so far... The whole mystery thing (Murasame, the birth mark, and so on) is interesting and I'd like to know more which is why I'm impatient to see the next eps.
The characters are also interesting. Shino was raised as a girl? *chuckle* Oh dear, I think I prefer his girl look since he was so beautiful. I really can't imagine that the doll-like Shino five years ago has become a brat like he is now... He reminds me a lot of Natsu since they are both brats and voiced by Kakki.
Sousuke reminds me of Ruka (Alice Academy) who has animal pheromone.. He is so gentlemanly that I can't believe there's a guy like him there..
I wonder if there will be something between Hamaji and Kaname? They look good together.
And God... Riou! He's so pretty! I always squeal every time he shows up. I believe he's the prettiest guy in the show (aside from Shino five years ago though ). I'm a bit disturbed by how he was voiced by Kamiyan though... I don't think his voice fits Riou's personality.
Now I just realized that this show has a lot of famous seiyuu.
It is the only series I am watching at the moment. It has potential. Good characters, intriguing plot, and good animation overall.
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Anime Gets 2nd Season
Second season starts on July 7th.
I only finished watching the first season 2 weeks ago. I really liked it. The first episode is confusing, but the rest isn't. Now i can understand the story better, cause the manga had a confusing translation.
Preview image for season 2.
Preview of second season:
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Just watched the first episode of second season.
Now i am seeing unknow territory. I dropped the manga before this part cause the translations were confusing.
We get to know another member of one of the 4 houses. Just one is lacking now, right?
I have to re-watch the first season.
Anyway, cute kittens and Shino crossdressing plus gay hints to entertain (it made me laugh). A good start for a second season. I'll keep watching it.
Plot is the only factor binding me to this series. Otherwise, I don't like the characters much. Some are intriguing but as a whole not my favorite cast. Hopefully, we will get more info about Princess Fuse and her actions. Correct me if I am mistaken, in the flashback, it was Rio? And great to see another member of the 4 houses.