Ranked #2168

Hatenkou Yuugi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hatenko Yugi, Hatenkou Yugi, Dazzle
Japanese: 破天荒遊戯


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2008 to Mar 8, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Frontier Works
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 10,978 users)
Ranked: #21682
Popularity: #1580
Members: 23,779
Favorites: 165
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"See the world"

With these words, Rahzel, the daughter of a rich family, is kicked out of her house and sent on her journey. Along the way she meets up with Heat and Alzeid, two men with very different personalities but very similar journeys. Rahzel is a clever, stubborn, and confident girl, who, with the powers of her magic and mind helps the people she runs into on her journey to discover the world.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Anadis, Rahzel
Anadis, Rahzel
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Kaida, Yuuko
Kaida, Yuuko
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro


Takamoto, Norihiro
Takamoto, Norihiro
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director
Itou, Kanako
Itou, Kanako
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(10/10)

Episode Title Aired
1 Eternal Light
Eien no Tomoshibi (永遠のともしび)
Jan 5, 2008
2 The Scarred Wound
Kizuato no Kizu (きずあとのきず)
Jan 12, 2008
3 Very Modest Lullaby
Kakumo Sasayaka na Komori Uta (かくもささやかな子守唄)
Jan 19, 2008
4 Must Not Violate Paradise
Rakuen ni Fureru Nakare (楽園に触れるなかれ)
Jan 26, 2008
5 The Sun in the Palm of Your Hand: First Part
Te no Hira no Taiyou Zenpen (てのひらのたいよう 前編)
Feb 2, 2008

Opening Theme

"Heartbreaking Romance" by Kanako Itō

Ending Theme

"Te no Naka no Eien" by Kaori Hikita

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Mar 31, 2008
Overall I think this anime deserves an 8.5 on my scale, but unfortunately there isn't that option.

Story: The story itself is fairly basic, but has some interesting back story thrown in every once in a while. However, the anime does seem rushed. I think a lot of people did not give this show a chance because the beginning is so chaotic. The first episode does not feel like an introduction at all, in fact you are pretty much thrown into the story.

Art: I really enjoyed the animation. It seemed to be well done (it better for being 10 episodes). Maybe, it is the read more
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Jul 13, 2008
Hatenkou Yuugi is a 10-episode anime based on the ongoing manga with the same name. It aired between the 4th of January and the 7th of march, 2008.

The genres include: Comedy, Adventure, Drama.

Hatenkou Yuugi begins pretty randomly, but with a lot of promise. The young woman Rahzel is thrown out of her home by her dad, because he wants her to travel and see the world. She quickly finds two traveling companions, Alzeid and Baroqueheat, and together travel from place to place, helping out people with different problems. Sounds good? Sure does, but during episodes you sometimes experience these random comedy moments that destroy the read more
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Dec 25, 2014
9/10 or 10/10

Too many beautiful words too little characters developments, that's the best and worst things for this anime.

The anime is amazing and it have a great and fun story,I enjoyed it a lot.
And what makes the anime more awesome is the characters, the characters personalities are outstanding and unique, they also have unique and humorous reaction to things, their reactions always surprise me in a good way.

The plot goes smoothly in the anime, not fast but not too slow. However, i did not notice any characters developments in the anime except for only one character and in the last two episodes only, read more
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Mar 21, 2010
This is the first anime I've ever seen that I would call random. I think the word random is overused when describing many shows but this show is random - random in a funny and fun way, but random none the less. Yes, I know the reading the manga would probably make it less random but that itsn't the point.

What the MAL description fails to convey is that the show is really just ten episodes of following a trio of dysfunctional people on a journey. It definitely suffers from a lack of plot, but it redeems itself because dysfunctional people on a read more
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A beautiful girl with magical powers accompanies a mysterious bishounen with a mysterious past and a dark agenda on a journey. Compared to the girl in Hatenkou Yuugi, Hakushaku's girl is a little more timid and her powers are more passive than active (she can communicate with fairies, but she can't cast spells--at least, not as of the first episode). Also, whereas in Hatenkou Yuugi, the girl is genuinely a companion for her two bishounen friends, in Hakushaku she is more a servant of the duke, and at his mercy. 
reportRecommended by Dorothea
Anime: Samurai Champloo
It's kind of similar in the concept of two guys traveling with a girl. Although both animes are quite different, where in Hatenkou Yuugi, in my opinion, there is much more comedy and romance, I think you might like this anime a lot. 
reportRecommended by Peace_Child
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The story lines deal with relatively the same time period or time period styles. It also has a girl who tries to solve some of the supernatural mysteries that occur around her. 
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Mainly I think the producers had the same target audience for these 2 shows - probably 14 year old girls- and are in the same general genre. Having said that they're are pretty enjoyable with pseudo-dark plots and complicated relationships. 
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The art quality and the air of mystery are very similar in both. Both have humor and a dark past. 
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Both series revolve around people who were formerly clowns. In Hatenkou Yuugi, the character is Baroqueheat. Likewise, Pierrot is the character in Yakitate Japan.  
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