The best anime about the Meiji era. Only for 30 minutes author managed to convey all of the events, feelings and thoughts.
I think that before watching this anime it is better to watch Gintama because you become attached to the characters, so you compassionated them more. You worried for the Shinsengumi. Kondo-san surprised you, Hijikata-san was so amazing and you were very sad because of Okita's illness. But most importantly that you know that all of characters were real, they lived in Japan, they are real people)
I think that this anime is very interesting and cognitive.
Before watching this anime, you should be familiar with the history of Shinsengumi and its figures. Otherwise the plot might be a bit confusing and fast.
I don't know much about Hijikata's life, but I could follow the OVA quite well. The plot progressed fast, but not too fast. The info texts between the events were very useful, especially with time skips.
The art style was okay, when considering the length (and probably short budget). The animation worked, though I think the overall style is a bit too simplistic. I did like the fact that the characters were clearly distinguishable, and especially Souji's facial expressions worked well.
would have liked to see this in more detail, with more time, and with more emphasis on the characters and their thoughts. As a sketch of Hijikata's life this works, but it could have had more time to let us know the characters.
I cried a lot. It's perfect fron an historical point of view. Hijikata is one of my favorite characters and they show even his love story. I love Shinsengumi members. I'm in love with this historical period, I'm in love with them. I cry everytime i watch something like this.
Hijikata is shown as perfect as he is. Handsome, strong, strong-willed, but lovable. Our Demon-chief is the best.
I was surprised from the accuracy about Sannan's affair, it's the first time i see this in an anime. I loved it
They are real. They are no mere characters. I loved how much they showed Shinsengumi's
before this, watch anime like Hakuouki shinsengumi kitan or peace maker kurogane, The real shinsengumi from shieka dojo.