Shin Hakkenden
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Japanese: 神八剣伝


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1999 to Sep 25, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Public & Basic
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 16131,613 users)
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Ranked: #27732
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Popularity: #6265
Members: 4,483
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Based on the long cherished, classic Japanese novel Nanso Satomi Hakkenden by Bakin Kyokutei Takizawa (1767), a modified version of it was made into animation.

Taking place in the future, during this time wars were occuring in heaven, mostly for possession between the eight moons created by the savior Fuse that surrounded God's land. When the war ended, there was only one ruling family - that of the Oowaris, and the remaining son gained control of all the moons of heaven, except for one. Meiten, the moon of the pope, where people refrained from war and were therefore out of it's terms.

Eight people. Each from one of the eight moons. Each possessing one of the jewels - the elements that compose Earth. They are those who are destined to become saviors of humanity. All of them have sacrificed for these jewels, and are determined to complete their duty to Queen Fuse who entrusted these to them. When the mad emperor Kai threatens to revive a ghost who wants to prevent the restoration of Earth, these eight must battle using the powers given by their jewels in order to create Earth and defeat those who want to prevent it.

So they all go to Kusanagi, the ship in the center of God's land. They must gather the jewels in the key called Yatsufusa at Kusanagi's center, in order to create Earth.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Komatsu, Rika
Kikuchi, Shiho
Nishimura, Tomohiro
Nakai, Kazuya
Koyasu, Takehito


Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Inokawa, Shintarou
Episode Director
Endou, Tetsuya
Ookura, Masahiko
Storyboard, Animation Director, Mechanical Design

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"Memories" by angela

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#1: "Kitto Onaji Hoshi no Naka de (きっと同じ星の中で)" by Friend on mine (eps 1-13)
#2: "Atarashii Hibi Shin Hakkenden Special Mix (あたらしい日々 神八剣伝スペシャルミックス)" by RIZ"CO (eps 14-26)

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Sep 23, 2014
ZeraX (All reviews)
Shin Hakkenden is based on a very old Japanese novel that took around 4 decades to complete, but Shin Hakkenden sets in the future, and has some changes.

The Story of Shin Hakenden start hundreds of year after the Planet Earth got destroyed by a large comet, dividing it into 8 planets. At that time the Leader of Earth (called Fuse) rescued some people from the impact via space ships and wondered the space for a new home. Fuse tried to create a new Earth, in doing so she break the balance of the galaxy and people hated her for that.

Years and Years after, 8 persons, read more

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