Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou

Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians

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Synonyms: HaruToki, Haruka 8, Haruka naru Toki no Naka de TV, Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - Hachiyosho -, In a Distant Time
Japanese: 遙かなる時空の中で〜八葉抄〜
English: Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians
French: Harukanaru Toki No Naka De: Hachiyou Shou a Tale of the Eight Guardian
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Bandai Visual USA
Studios: Yumeta Company
Source: Visual novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, IsekaiIsekai, MythologyMythology, Reverse HaremReverse Harem, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 73327,332 users)
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Ranked: #38542
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Popularity: #3972
Members: 22,773
Favorites: 102

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Akane Motomiya and her friends Tenma and Shimon are pulled by a demon into another world, where Akane becomes the Priestess of the Dragon God. The people of this world tell her that she is the only one who can stop the demons from taking over; meanwhile, the demons want to use her power for their own ends. Luckily, Akane has the Hachiyou, eight men with powers of their own who are sworn to protect the Dragon Priestess.

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Opening Theme

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"Haruka, Kimi no Moto e" by Tomokazu Seki, Naozumi Takahashi, and Kouki Miyata

Ending Theme

1: "flowin' ~Ukigomo~" by Yuu Asakawa and Houko Kuwashima
2: "Tsuioku no Mori ni Sasagu" by Shinichiro Miki (eps 7)
3: "Millefeuille Dream" by Kouki Miyata (eps 15)
4: "Kazemachi Tsuki ni Fuku Kaze wa" by Shigeru Nakahara (eps 20)
5: "Kageri no Fuuin Hachiyo-Sho Version" by Akira Ishida (eps 23)

Jul 31, 2007
cutepiku (All reviews)
Harukanary Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyo Shou~ is a dating sim-gone-anime type story, that leads any fangirl into a world of hot men, and engaging story. This anime, though only 26 episodes, I can easily see as an instant classic.

Harukanary Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyo Shou~ is the story of a modern day girl, Akane, and her two friends Shimon and Tenma. On the way to school one day, Akane is called to the world of Kyou as the "Priestess of Ryuujin" in the country of Kyou. Shimon and Tenma attempt to stop her from being pulled in, but fail, and join her as read more
Oct 10, 2008
grendelity (All reviews)
Harukanaru's plot--or rather, lack thereof--bothered me. Aside from the premise, which has to be taken with a grain of salt due to its inherent cliche nature [teenage girl is transported to magical era: see Twelve Kingdoms, Inuyasha, Fushigi Yuugi--all published before Harukanaru, firmly establishing the genre], the plot is badly constructed, forcing the story along at a jerky pace. The revelations were utterly predictable, and the only thing that was surprising was the lack of ingenuity and bewildering logic of some of the so-called "twists." I was never actually clear on the basic motivations of good and evil, because they were never actually stated. It's read more
Jul 14, 2007
lchoister (All reviews)
Harukanaru Toki takes place in a capital called Kyou - it is of another dimension and 3 teenagers from the present are summoned there. One of them is a girl named Akane who is the dragon priestess and basically the storyline focuses on her fighting the demons with the aid of the Hachiyou - 8 sworn protectors of the priestess - to save the world.

I have to admit, I started watching this because I loved Saiunkoku Monogatari and someone said that this one was similar. At first, the story wasn\'t that engaging and seemed to be a hodgepodge of different anime stories, characters read more
Dec 1, 2008
Takai (All reviews)

The very first time I encountered the world of HaruToki was when I saw the live performance of one of Akuram's character songs (Nisshoku no Kagiana), performed by his seiyuu Okiayu Ryôtarô. I became curious and researched Akuram, but sadly could not find any pictures of him without the mask. After many days of searching, I finally found a scan that showed his face, and was awed to say the least. That eventually led me to become even more interested in the anime, and even though I only heard rather bad things about it, I will never regret that I watched it and I'll make read more

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