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Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou

Alternative Titles

English: Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians
Synonyms: HaruToki, Haruka 8, Haruka naru Toki no Naka de TV, Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Hachiyosho -, In a Distant Time
Japanese: 遙かなる時空の中で〜八葉抄〜


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Producers: Yumeta Company
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.201 (scored by 4141 users)
Ranked: #25652
Popularity: #2118
Members: 11,912
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Akane Motomiya and her friends Tenma and Shimon are pulled by a demon into another world, where Akane becomes the Priestess of the Dragon God. The people of this world tell her that she is the only one who can stop the demons from taking over; meanwhile, the demons want to use her power for their own ends. Luckily, Akane has the Hachiyou, eight men with powers of their own who are sworn to protect the Dragon Priestess.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de
Alternative version: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Ajisai Yumegatari
Sequel: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2: Shiroki Ryuu no Miko, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou Specials
Side story: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou OVA
Summary: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou Recap

Characters & Voice Actors

Abe no, Yasuaki
Abe no, Yasuaki
Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira
Minamoto no, Yorihisa
Minamoto no, Yorihisa
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Morimura, Tenma
Morimura, Tenma
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro


Tsunaki, Aki
Tsunaki, Aki
Kuriyama, Yoshihide
Kuriyama, Yoshihide
Episode Director
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Theme Song Performance
Nakahara, Shigeru
Nakahara, Shigeru
Theme Song Performance

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Aired  Oct 6, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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Oct 10, 2008 8:16 AM
Harukanaru's plot--or rather, lack thereof--bothered me. Aside from the premise, which has to be taken with a grain of salt due to its inherent cliche nature [teenage girl is transported to magical era: see Twelve Kingdoms, Inuyasha, Fushigi Yuugi--all published before Harukanaru, firmly establishing the genre], the plot is badly constructed, forcing the story along at a jerky pace. The revelations were utterly predictable, and the only thing that was surprising was the lack of ingenuity and bewildering logic of some of the so-called "twists." I was never actually clear on the basic motivations of good and evil, because they were never actually stated. It's read more
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Jul 31, 2007 2:32 PM
Harukanary Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyo Shou~ is a dating sim-gone-anime type story, that leads any fangirl into a world of hot men, and engaging story. This anime, though only 26 episodes, I can easily see as an instant classic.

Harukanary Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyo Shou~ is the story of a modern day girl, Akane, and her two friends Shimon and Tenma. On the way to school one day, Akane is called to the world of Kyou as the "Priestess of Ryuujin" in the country of Kyou. Shimon and Tenma attempt to stop her from being pulled in, but fail, and join her as read more
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Dec 1, 2008 9:22 AM

The very first time I encountered the world of HaruToki was when I saw the live performance of one of Akuram's character songs (Nisshoku no Kagiana), performed by his seiyuu Okiayu Ryôtarô. I became curious and researched Akuram, but sadly could not find any pictures of him without the mask. After many days of searching, I finally found a scan that showed his face, and was awed to say the least. That eventually led me to become even more interested in the anime, and even though I only heard rather bad things about it, I will never regret that I watched it and I'll make read more
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Jul 14, 2007 7:04 AM
Harukanaru Toki takes place in a capital called Kyou - it is of another dimension and 3 teenagers from the present are summoned there. One of them is a girl named Akane who is the dragon priestess and basically the storyline focuses on her fighting the demons with the aid of the Hachiyou - 8 sworn protectors of the priestess - to save the world.

I have to admit, I started watching this because I loved Saiunkoku Monogatari and someone said that this one was similar. At first, the story wasn't that engaging and seemed to be a hodgepodge of different anime stories, characters read more
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Anime: Fushigi Yuugi
These two shows are extremely similar. A couple of high school students are transported to a "different" world and the girl is chosen as a priestess. No difference! What you need to know are the differences, which are: in Fushigi you have a harem anime with tons of romance and the love triangles/squares/whatever are blatantly obvious, plus lots of comedy. In Harukanaru there is a much more serious tone and much less romance (well, it takes much longer to be revealed and then it's much more discreet). Other than this, the plot is almost identical. 
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Anime: Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo
While both of these shows have completely different settings (La Corda focuses on classical music while Harukanaru is a fantasy and magic anime) they are both anime based on dating sims by the same creators. These two shows are both reverse harems, meaning a female character surrounded by a lot of males. The settings are different by the main focus is still present, that you the viewers will wonder who the female lead will end up with . 
reportRecommended by Crystal
Anime: InuYasha
A school girl that turns into a priestess and deals with jewels. Does that not sound similar? They both even went through a well. 
reportRecommended by silentdreamer
Anime: Juuni Kokuki
they are both about a girl who get to go into a world that they don't know bout... in juuni the girl became an empress and in harukanaru she became a preistess in a way they are similar and they both have people they're protectors in that world....^_^ they are both awesome anime....>_< i luv them both..... 
reportRecommended by dazymary
Anime: Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Pretear
It is similar in the sense that the main character is being protected by several 'guardians' and that they have to stop an evil being. 
reportRecommended by Pika876
Anime: Neo Angelique Abyss
As well as being made by the same company, Neo Angelique Abyss and ~Hachiyou Shou~ do have other things in common. Some similarities are that they are both reverse harem anime, one female lead with many male supporting characters and the themes of these anime are also similar. Neo Angelique is set in a slightly more modern time, and Harukanaru Toki no Naka de... is obviously 'land before time'. Both these series are fun to watch. 
reportRecommended by sakR9

Opening Theme

"Haruka, Kimi no Moto e" by Tomokazu Seki, Naozumi Takahashi, and Kouki Miyata

Ending Theme

#1: "flowin' ~Ukigomo~" by Yuu Asakawa and Houko Kuwashima
#2: "Tsuioku no Mori ni Sasagu" by Shinichiro Miki (ep 7)
#3: "Millefeuille Dream" by Kouki Miyata (ep 15)
#4: "Kazemachi Tsuki ni Fuku Kaze wa" by Shigeru Nakahara (ep 20)
#5: "Kageri no Fuuin Hachiyo-Sho Version" by Akira Ishida (ep 23)

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