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English: Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~
Synonyms: Hakuoki,Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan
Japanese: 薄桜鬼


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 20, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 38,405 users)
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Ranked: #13152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #587
Members: 81,538
Favorites: 1,502
Ranked #1315Popularity #587Members 81,538
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Episodes: /12


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)


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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Snowflake Capital
Sekka no Miyako (雪華の都)
Apr 4, 2010
2 Seeds of Discord
Douran no Hibuta (動乱の火蓋)
Apr 11, 2010
3 Twilight Blossom
Yoiyami ni Saku Hana (宵闇に咲く華)
Apr 18, 2010
4 Those Who Come From the Darkness
Yami Yori Kuru Mono (闇より来る者)
Apr 25, 2010
5 Conflicting Swords
Soukoku Seshi Yaiba (相克せし刃)
May 2, 2010

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"Izayoi Namida" by Aika Yoshioka

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"Kimi no Kioku (君ノ記憶)" By Mao

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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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Jun 21, 2010
*Spoiler warning* Do not read story section unless you've finished the series.

"Hakuouki" is based on a PS2 romance adventure otome game (games targeted toward girls).

The story starts with Yukimura Chizuru, daughter of a doctor in Edo (Tokyo's old name), arriving Kyoto in search of her father. She is saved by two Shinsengumi members from zombie-like demon, and gets taken into custody. Eventually she gains their trust and helps them out while looking for clues of her father.

Shinsengumi is an organization that actually existed in the late-Edo-period that acted as a 'special police' that served to suppress any anti-government movement in Kyoto. The actual organization only 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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Jul 31, 2010
Hakuouki is an anime made by Studio DEEN, who have, in recent years, gained infamy for putting their names to a variety of very poor shows in recent years, as well as making a horribly butchered adaptation of Umineko. So, does Hakuouki enter the ranks of awful DEEN series, or does it redeem the studio? Well, put simply, it is terrible. It is a perfect example of why DEEN are a bad studio. There isn't a single good thing about it.

But before I get into the details about why Hakuouki is horrible, let's just sum up what Hakuouki is about for those not familiar with read more
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