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Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu

Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hakuoki Movie 1, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Movie 1
Japanese: 劇場版 薄桜鬼 第一章 京都乱舞


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2013
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.891 (scored by 1235 users)
Ranked: #6762
Popularity: #2679
Members: 6,672
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First part of two Hakuouki movies.

Related Anime

Alternative version: Hakuouki, Hakuouki Hekketsuroku Episode 0
Sequel: Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu

Characters & Voice Actors

Harada, Sanosuke
Harada, Sanosuke
Yusa, Kouji
Yusa, Kouji
Hijikata, Toshizou
Hijikata, Toshizou
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Okita, Souji
Okita, Souji
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro
Saitou, Hajime
Saitou, Hajime
Toriumi, Kousuke
Toriumi, Kousuke


Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Script
Yoshioka, Aika
Theme Song Performance
Nakajima, Atsuko
Chief Animation Director, Character Design
Otani, Kow

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Mar 25, 2015
i apologise in advance; my reviews are not as detailed as others...

essentially this story is about the rise and fall of the shinsengumi. it's a historical action drama (with a supernatural element).

i much preferred this film version the the series. as 12 episodes had to be condensed into 95 minutes, the pacing is better, although the drawback is that there is less character development and some of the incidents that lead the characters to act as they do, such as when 2 members of the shinsengumi left, had to be glossed over. some of the wonderful humour of the first few episodes read more
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Apr 11, 2015
[I posted this review only under the second movie at first, until I realized it would be smarter to put it under the first one :) ~
I wrote this shortly after I watched the second movie, it thus refers to both movies together. ~
This is my first review. It also isn't that detailed and mostly contains my personal view.]

The Hakuouki series is one of my all-time favourites, so I was looking forward for the movies.

But I have to say that I was pretty disappointed at the beginning, because you don't get to know the characters well enough. There were several scenes where I found myself read more
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Feb 28, 2015
It is like the anime, just a review or summary. There is some changes, like you get to see Yukimura Chizuru use her demon power, but other than that don't waste your time watching this. I regret buying this, and watching it. It is basically the same to the anime but it is split shorter and have some few new moments that have nothing really to do with the main part. You will get to see her brother more but it is not worth it.
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4 hours ago
Let me start off by stating that Hakuouki is one of my favorite animes. Because both the television series and the movie are based off the otome game, there are many similarities between the two, but also many differences. Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. The movie can be watched by itself, however, watching the series would help you better understand the characters.
I really enjoyed both the series and the movie. The tones of each are complete opposites. The movie has a very serious undertone, with almost none of the comedic relief of the series, depending on your taste. The main thing read more
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Ending Theme

"Kurenai no Ito (紅の糸)" by Aika Yoshioka

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