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: 7.441 (scored by 2105721,057 users)
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Ranked: #18972
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Popularity: #2538
Members: 54,206
Favorites: 137

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamasaki, Osamu
Ishida, Tooru
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"reimei (黎鳴-reimei-)" by Maon Kurosaki

Sep 25, 2012
Emperor_Eye (All reviews)
The Hakuoki seasons were truly beautiful.
After watching the last episode today all the pieces now come together about the rasetsu and what kind of person Serizawa-san truly was.
The sword fighting, and art incorperated into a grander picture made this anime truly amazing.
Mar 24, 2013
Tieria-Shirin (All reviews)
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.
Mar 7, 2013
AimoAio (All reviews)
You'd think after being traumatized by how bad the first two series were, I wouldn't think twice of going anywhere near this franchise again but no, apparently I'm a masochist so I decided to torture myself further by watching this. Actually I’m kidding, it's really not that bad. It has its shortcomings which I will mention in the review but I found myself genuinely curious and enjoying this. Maybe because there's no annoying Chizuru? I couldn’t stand her in the first two series so I guess without her I managed to enjoy the bishies more.
My apologies for the weird ordering, this is a slight revision read more
Sep 15, 2014
greatyu (All reviews)
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 read more


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