Hakuouki: Reimeiroku

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Dawn of the Shinsengumi

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Synonyms: Hakuouki 3, Hakuoki 3, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Reimeiroku
Japanese: 薄桜鬼 黎明録
English: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Dawn of the Shinsengumi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.421 (scored by 2270322,703 users)
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Ranked: #21842
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Popularity: #2894
Members: 58,635
Favorites: 141

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Beaten and left to perish, Ryuunosuke Ibuki is robbed of everything to his name. Seeing him in such a pitiful state, a man named Kamo Serizawa gives him a second chance and offers him to become his personal assistant. Ibuki seems to be spared by grief, but this new lifestyle only makes him nothing more than a dog to one of the most influential men in all of Kyoto.

Meanwhile, with the rise of ronin attacks on the general population, the shogunate sends the Roshigumi to Kyoto to strike for peace. Led by the honorable yet soft-spoken Isami Kondou, the Roshigumi is composed of strong and skilled samurai but lacks any meaningful political connections to gain footing in the city plagued by crime. Having no other choice, Kondou allies with the arrogant Serizawa and his connections in exchange for their combative strength.

Despite hating everything the samurai stand for, Ibuki finds himself tangled in the business of the Roshigumi. However, as he interacts with the members under Kondou's leadership, Ibuki slowly realizes that not all samurai are as cruel and dishonorable as he once thought. Hakuouki Reimeiroku explores the early days leading up to the formation of the Shinsengumi while the political tension in Kyoto gives rise to instability and uncertainty.

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Hakuouki Reimeiroku was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Sentai Filmworks as Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Dawn of the Shinsengumi on October 1, 2013.

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"reimei (黎鳴-reimei-)" by Maon Kurosaki


Sep 15, 2014
The word "Pride" is an essential word in the Samurai world- and in this story we follow a "Dog" yes a long haired dog who doesn't have any resolve to even hold the sword in his belt on his journey and also someone who also has zero pride to move forward with life.

This "Banken's" name is Ryuunousuke- and after being half-beaten to death he gets saved by the Roshigumi's captain: another annoying man which i had no concern at first}into the all famous Kondo-Hijikata group also known as the "Shinsengumi"

Story:As the previous anime the main chara is a male lead this time-so no one ...
Jan 1, 2014
I already liked both previous seasons (this "prequel" was made later) quite a lot, excepted for one superfluous character so they didn't make it to my faves - but I loved that third season even more because the unnerving shoujo reverse harem fanservice factor called Chizuru that had spoiled those other episodes for me wasn't there any more! Instead, one more gorgeous and funny rebellious bishounen who should imho have been part of all episodes.

It was nice to see them all again and to learn how the events happening in the sequels had begun.

Of course the same great art as the other seasons, and mostly ...
Mar 24, 2013
I don't really understand why they chose this to be the third season for Hakuouki, being for the fact that this should have been the first one to start the series off with. Other than that have watched two seasons of it and finishing up with the third.

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