Ranked #1238


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hakuoki,Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan
Japanese: 薄桜鬼


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 20, 2010
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.601 (scored by 32433 users)
Ranked: #12382
Popularity: #496
Members: 66,964
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The protagonist, Yukimura Chizuru, is the daughter of a doctor who works in Edo. The father leaves Edo to work as a volunteer doctor and moves to Kyoto without his daughter. As time passes by, Chizuru starts worrying about losing contact with her father, so she decides to go to Kyoto in search of him. On the way, Chizuru is attacked by few criminals and witnesses a fight between an oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody and saving her, the Shinsengumi debate on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they are also looking for. So they decide to become Chizuru's protectors and help her look for her father (the doctor). Lots of events happen while she stays with the Shinsengumi, as they discover mysterious secrets and also fight against the Bakumatsu group. The story is overall romantic with a historical and political background.

(Source: Hakuouki official website)


Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 20, 2010
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Hakuouki Junrenka, Hakuouki, Hakuouki, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan
Sequel: Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Summary: Hakuouki Hekketsuroku Episode 0
Side story: Hakuouki Sekkaroku
Other: Hakuouki OVA, Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu, Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu
Prequel: Hakuouki Reimeiroku
Alternative version: Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu

Characters & Voice Actors

Harada, Sanosuke
Harada, Sanosuke
Yusa, Kouji
Yusa, Kouji
Guardiola, Illich
Guardiola, Illich
Hijikata, Toshizou
Hijikata, Toshizou
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Love, Andrew
Love, Andrew
Nagakura, Shinpachi
Nagakura, Shinpachi
Tsuboi, Tomohiro
Tsuboi, Tomohiro
Martinez, Kalob
Martinez, Kalob
Okita, Souji
Okita, Souji
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro
Shepard, Blake
Shepard, Blake


Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Oobari, Masami
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

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Feb 14, 2015
This anime is one of the few rare decent reverse harem anime that exist. The fact that it was based on real life events may not seem original but it interprets them in its own way with supernatural twists added to it. I have not played the game, but as an anime only watcher I found it could be a standalone anime adaptation. The events that happened made sense to me and there is sufficient explanation of why certain events took place.

The plot progression is at first quite slow, but it is understandable to take some time for world building and understanding the characters read more
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Jul 12, 2013
Japan's history is written mostly in blood rather than ink, which represents the source of interest for many people, with me proudly among them.

The story evolves around the Shinsengumi, the late Tokugawa Shogunate secret police.
They are followed in their struggle against the changing times where the old samurai ways of fighting and living are replaced by the incursion of western culture.
In Hakuouki the concept of time is well determinate, meaning that events don't unfold day after day and neither do battles so from that point of view its a plus.
Being a historical inspired tale ensures a certain continuity of the episodes while presenting key elements read more
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Jun 25, 2010
Ignoring the fact it's been a game, and the main female character is the most frustrating, ignorant and helpless ever, this is a brilliant anime.
Even if you find the story a little...sparse at times, the reason you should /definitely/ watch to the end of every single episode is the male characters - both the drawing of them and the personalities themselves. They aren't, like a lot of mangas based on games, guys who may be hot but are stupid, masochistic and aloof. They are warm, funny, incredibly good looking (a major bonus) and, of course, incredibly protective of the female protagonist.

Chizuru (the female protagonist) read more
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Jul 9, 2010
Story. 7
It's a good setup, if you like reverse-harem. A young girl in search of her father is taken in by a group of warriors that is also searching for him. However, the plot didn't really advance all that fast. Certainly the political situation was constantly evolving, but in terms of what was going on the heroine, she was basically a bystander who did almost nothing.

Art. 9
Beautiful art, especially character design. And the fight scenes were surprisingly decent, for a reverse-harem. Fangirls who like guys with silver hair will be especially pleased.

Sound. 6
The soundtrack worked fine with the show, but read more
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Both anime talking about the samurai in the Edo era, and the story talks about a group of people work in kill , wearing the same clothes
Both feature shinsengumi, though Rurouni Kenshin's shinsengumi happen to have been that in the past, where as the characters in Hakuouki happen to be members in the now, reflecting their differing time periods. Also, they have varing generas, but the art is detailed.
Both have a heavy history telling background.
Both of these Anime contain a female lead who is sought out by both the bad guys and good guys. They both have very mild personalities and both anime have bishonen.
Both of these Anime contain reverse harem and is of the supernatural genre. They also have similar art format.
both are from shinsengumi
samurais, swords, supernatural humans
Gintama hasn´t story also Hakuokki doesn´t have a story
Gintama has good jokes, Hakuoki is a big joke

Opening Theme

"Izayoi Namida" by Aika Yoshioka

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kioku (君ノ記憶)" By Mao

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