Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu

Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ Wild Dance of Kyoto

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Synonyms: Hakuoki Movie 1, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Movie 1, Hakuoki: Wild Dance of Kyoto
Japanese: 劇場版 薄桜鬼 第一章 京都乱舞
English: Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ Wild Dance of Kyoto
German: Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom FIlm 1: Wild Dance of Kyoto
French: Hakuoki - Film 1 : Danse Sanglante à Kyoto
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2013
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 93629,362 users)
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Ranked: #14822
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Popularity: #4058
Members: 29,186
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Disguised as a boy, young Chizuru Yukimura leaves her quiet home and heads to Kyoto in search of her missing father—a medical doctor by the name of Koudou. She soon learns that the volatile capital city is a dangerous place to be in as she is ambushed by a pair of ronin while in the streets. Much to her horror, the ronin are slain right in front of her eyes by white-haired, red-eyed samurai, only to be quickly disposed of by three men from the Shinsengumi—a special police force who serve the shogun.

After the incident, Chizuru finds herself being taken into custody by the Shinsengumi for further questioning. Upon learning that her missing father is also the same man they are searching for, the chief allows her to stay in their care while they look for his whereabouts. While working as an assistant for second-in-command Toshizou Hijikata, Chizuru slowly discovers just how connected the troubling political environment of Kyoto and the demonic-looking white-haired samurai are to her.

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Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Sentai Filmworks as Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto on June 28, 2016.

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Feb 28, 2015
It is like the anime, just a review or summary. There is some changes, like you get to see Yukimura Chizuru use her demon power, but other than that don't waste your time watching this. I regret buying this, and watching it. It is basically the same to the anime but it is split shorter and have some few new moments that have nothing really to do with the main part. You will get to see her brother more but it is not worth it.
Apr 29, 2015
First of all, it's very important that you have already watched the TV serie before you watch this movie. This is NOT a recap movie, it DOES has some elements of the anime, but it's a RETELLING of the first story, with a completely different setting.

As a brief summary, our story start when our heroine, Chizuru Yukimura, decide to go out and looking for her father, which had disappeared. As things go, she discover in the worst way that the streets hide more strange things that she have imagined: bloody creatures, ready to take her blood, as well as a group of young, good looking ...
Mar 25, 2015
i apologise in advance; my reviews are not as detailed as others...

essentially this story is about the rise and fall of the shinsengumi. it's a historical action drama (with a supernatural element).

i much preferred this film version the the series. as 12 episodes had to be condensed into 95 minutes, the pacing is better, although the drawback is that there is less character development and some of the incidents that lead the characters to act as they do, such as when 2 members of the shinsengumi left, had to be glossed over. some of the wonderful humour of the first few episodes ...

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Poll: Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu Episode 1 Discussion
TheHollowShrine - Mar 2, 2014
24 repliesby KylaNyx »»
Mar 12, 2021 5:21 PM
Why is Chizuru so incompetent?
izzadorkable - Aug 29, 2015
1 repliesby KylaNyx »»
Apr 19, 2017 7:26 PM
Do I have to watch the show before watching this?
laraes - Feb 22, 2015
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Feb 24, 2015 10:07 AM
What is this about
Starlet79 - Feb 26, 2014
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Feb 15, 2015 3:04 PM
BD release date and sub
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