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Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun


Alternative Titles

English: Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
Synonyms: Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun
Japanese: 八犬伝 -東方八犬異聞-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 23,417 users)
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Ranked: #13432
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Popularity: #938
Members: 58,786
Favorites: 448
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

The village of Ootsuka—home to Shino Inuzuka, Sousuke Inukawa, and Hamaji—was lit on fire under the preconception that a virus had seen all of its life eradicated. Now surrounded by flames and on the verge of death, the three were approached by a strange man holding a sword. He tells them that they must reach a decision if they want to live. That night changed everything for these children.

Five years later, the family of three now lives under the watchful eye of the small Imperial Church in a nearby village. All is fine and dandy until the Church attempts to reclaim the demonic sword of Murasame. To accomplish this, they kidnap Hamaji to lure Shino, now a bearer of Murasame's soul, and Sousuke, who possesses the ability to transform into a dog. The brothers must put their differences aside to rescue their beloved sister from the Church in the Imperial Capital, signalling the beginning of a very difficult journey.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Inuzuka, Shino
Inuzuka, Shino
Main
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Inukawa, Sousuke
Inukawa, Sousuke
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Inukai, Genpachi
Inukai, Genpachi
Main
Maeno, Tomoaki
Japanese
Maeno, Tomoaki
Murasame
Murasame
Main
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese
Okamoto, Nobuhiko

Staff

Oomuro, Masakatsu
Oomuro, Masakatsu
Producer
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Yamasaki, Osamu
Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Series Composition
Nakamura, Yoshiko
Nakamura, Yoshiko
Script


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"God FATE" by Faylan

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"String of pain" by Tetsuya Kakihara (eps 2-12)



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rightyjen
Apr 21, 2013
Hakkenden draws you in through its artwork, elements of fantasy, and its moments of mystery. It was an enjoyable anime that kept me watching every week but it did not have me dying to watch it.

The storyline is definitely unique, however there is an absence of a central plot or it tends to stray from it. What kept me interested were the characters and their background stories. With the introduction of each character, there are minor plots that keep you interested, however it is usually resolved within the following episode. The storyline tends to feel like a collection of stories that are somewhat connected to read more
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ospreyghost13
Jun 1, 2015
Hakkenden is a seriously underrated fantasy series that has extremely vivid, beautifully animated characters with distinctive designs and storylines. I was personally drawn by how every character had such an extensive backstory and how all the characters were woven together in a charming, intriguing way through the main protagonists. There's a good balance between magical elements as well as emotional, romantic, and comedic moments. The main plotline does tend to stray, but the individuality of each sideplot is fascinating enough that the series continues at a good pace. Again, the art is possibly this show's greatest strength--there's a stunning use of color in both the read more
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Knightwalker_
Dec 14, 2014
Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun is an historical and supernatural anime that revolves around the story of 18 years old Inuzuka Shino, Inukawa Sousuke, and Murasame. Inuzuka Shino was supposed to be dead 5 years ago without the help of Saitome Riou. Riou 'implanted' Murasame in Shino's body to have a second chance in life but the price was that Shino will never die and will always be trapped in a 13 years old body of his. Inukawa Sousuke was also revived but had to live in a consequences of having half of his soul was gone and have the ability of transforming to a dog read more
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Komirai
Aug 18, 2013
When people make certain decisions in their lives and truly desire something, it could forever change their life, it could even come true if they worked really hard in this world to achieve it, but that’s under the understanding of our world. But, what ‘if’ you were about to die and really desired to live, what would happen? How about, some nasty or beautiful entities come and grant those wishes to keep you alive, but for a price, eveeen if the price falls upon both parties. Well in Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun that’s all possible if you truly desired it, and even then you kinda read more
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