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: Wednesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Bandai Visual USA
Studios: Yumeta Company
Source: Visual novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, MythologyMythology, Reverse HaremReverse Harem
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.991 (scored by 80608,060 users)
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Ranked: #42632
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Popularity: #4400
Members: 25,476
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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.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Tsunaki, Aki
Murayama, Kiyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuriyama, Yoshihide
Episode Director
Laurent, Arnaud


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)


Aug 30, 2021
I watched Harukanaru Toki no Naka de. Specifically, the Hachiyou Shou series, associated OVAs and specials (including prequels and sequels), and the Maihitoyo movie. These various anime are related to otome visual novels which have the same title. These media may also be known by the titles Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time, or In a Distant Time. Here are my thoughts on the anime content:

Harukanaru is a reverse harem but don't judge it based solely on this fact. It is a reverse harem but without cheap trashy fanservice. It actually has lots of nice romantic scenes. The show has artistic merit.

Large cast, most of ...
Jun 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
In short: If you're a fan of reverse harems you might get some enjoyment out of this, but I warn you it's fairly mediocre, everything about it is mediocre, from simple characters, to simple story, to its sort of episodic structure to it's art and its sound. If you're not a fan I don't think this will blow your mind in the least and might result in a painful experience.

I recently started going on a journey to watch and read all reverse harems I manage to come across and this is one of the first I started with. Am I disappointed? Sort of. Do ...
May 25, 2009
Surprisingly daring anime, considering that even at the beginning it copies horribly Fushigi Yuugi. The girl is naïve and stupid. The story is predictable andboring. And to top it all off every single man in the anime seems to be in love with the “heroine”. All in all, something that will probably only make you angry as you watch it. Better not then…

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