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Hatenkou Yuugi

Alternative Titles

English: Hatenkou Yugi
Synonyms: Hatenkou Yugi, Dazzle
Japanese: 破天荒遊戯


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2008 to Mar 8, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Frontier Works, Sotsu
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 12,879 users)
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Ranked: #26042
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Popularity: #2167
Members: 29,312
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A beautiful girl with magical powers accompanies a mysterious bishounen with a mysterious past and a dark agenda on a journey. Compared to the girl in Hatenkou Yuugi, Hakushaku's girl is a little more timid and her powers are more passive than active (she can communicate with fairies, but she can't cast spells--at least, not as of the first episode). Also, whereas in Hatenkou Yuugi, the girl is genuinely a companion for her two bishounen friends, in Hakushaku she is more a servant of the duke, and at his mercy. 
report Recommended by Dorothea
It's kind of similar in the concept of two guys traveling with a girl. Although both animes are quite different, where in Hatenkou Yuugi, in my opinion, there is much more comedy and romance, I think you might like this anime a lot. 
report Recommended by Peace_Child
Mainly I think the producers had the same target audience for these 2 shows - probably 14 year old girls- and are in the same general genre. Having said that they're are pretty enjoyable with pseudo-dark plots and complicated relationships. 
report Recommended by eklie
The story lines deal with relatively the same time period or time period styles. It also has a girl who tries to solve some of the supernatural mysteries that occur around her. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The art quality and the air of mystery are very similar in both. Both have humor and a dark past. 
report Recommended by amabebe
Similar adventure style with characters with good hearts and slightly rough edges. Both have action, guns supernatural, adventure, little comedy, with the slight undertone of a romance now and then. If you like one you probably like the other. 
report Recommended by nekonapping
I just remember this anime when watching Hatenkou Yuugi  
report Recommended by japanrules
Both series revolve around people who were formerly clowns. In Hatenkou Yuugi, the character is Baroqueheat. Likewise, Pierrot is the character in Yakitate Japan.  
report Recommended by _Hanamaru_
The partners of Rahzel are very alike of Fai and Kurogane from Tsubasa according to their character. So it's like they are wandering around without Syoran, Sakura, and Mokona, but having found Rahzel instead =) Both are fantasy and adventure with great accent on partnership and friendship and a bit of romance added. 
report Recommended by Nikkicat
-short series/half season -a girl traveling w/ characters she meets on her journey -both can be creepy and mysterious in certain episodes -similar character design, (Hampnie Hambart & Alzeid) -(but the art in Sunday Without God is jaw dropping gorgeous)☆_☆ -both have moments that'll make you cry or make you smile -you're in for a adventure if you watch either -however, girls will probably prefer Dazzle more than guys b/c of the bishies ^ω^  
report Recommended by anon1234567
A girl on a journey, accompanied by (a) loyal friend(s), meeting different people and having different adventures/tasks to complete in each episode. The beginning starts off in the middle of the adventure and you learn more about what's going on as the series progresses. Sometimes weird, sometimes disturbing... Strong female leads. 
report Recommended by MeNaK
Episodic shows with fantasy aspects (magic/alchemy) that involve several meetings with (troubled) people engulfed by greed and tragedy while still managing to stay light and carefree with well placed comedic bits. 
report Recommended by BlueBellBerry
Both are slice of life series and contain inklings of comedy. Each episode is a new adventure, a new lesson learned. They focus on what we should really treasure in our short life. Even though the art and characters differ greatly, they have the same feel although the main characters of Hatenkou Yuugi are more emotionally invested with the people they encounter and develop their values and essentially themselves as the journey of life pushes them forward while, the Bandit King, Jin, appears to be a little more indifferent towards the side characters granted, he still ends up saving them, however, he doesn't mature as  read more 
report Recommended by BlueBellBerry
Because they both seem to make u feel excited while watching it And both animes have funny parts ^^ 
report Recommended by Animeluverz125
The heroine in Dazzle/Hatenkou Yuugi is a young, powerful magic user, much like Lina. Their personalities are rather similar, but the world in Hatenkou Yuugi is much darker, especially in the manga. Both lay somewhere in between shounens and comedies, and are primarily happy with some dark moments.  
report Recommended by genacline1
In both series is a young girl forced to leave her rich home and goes on a journey with a bunch of guys. Both involve fantasy and romance. 
report Recommended by batafuraii
While I feel calling either of these animes "dark" is inaccurate, they do both share somewhat gothic sensibility (more like loli gothic than genuinely gothic). What could be considered dark about these animes is greatly lessened or broken up by the characters' personalities and a healthy does of humor. I think the characters relationships have several similarities as well. Mainly I think the respective creators had the same target audience in mind and catered to them appropriately. 
report Recommended by eklie
Both seem to have a simular time frame to their storylines, with an adage of the steam punk added in. They include mysteries, which are rather on the bizare side at times, not to mention, it leaves one guessing, nearly at all times. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both of these Anime twist historical with sci fi into it. They also have a horror feel to it, though to a majorly scary one. Both series left me wanting more. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Anime's have a rather dark side to them, yet still manage to have the lightness that is needed to pull it through to be very likable. I also see Sakon carring Ukon around all the time, and Razel ends up carring around her teddy bear. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
On the basic level these two animes are very dissimilar, but ignoring that, they have a very similar feel. Both deal with powers of some sort and have somewhat stand alone episodes. The main characters are young girls who are strong (more physically so in HY) and going on adventures of sorts. Also, they both share a mix of humor and creepiness (a little more creep and a little less humor in GH).  
report Recommended by restivesilence
Although they have totally different plots, in both animes, the main girl is being protected by two guys. Both girls have very strong powers.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
If you liked one, you should like the other. Although Hatenkou Yuugi is more of an action and Spice and Wolf is more serious, both are good fantasy series with quite similar feeling. And as for leads... I think that Horo and Rahzel are very alike in many aspects. 
report Recommended by Pandora
Hatenko Yugi, “Dazzle,” is a new anime perfect for those finished with VK. The three are in a very similar environment with mysterious, and yet at the same time elegant, fantasy situations that they must conquer while learning about the characters' intertwined and intriguing pasts that shape their personalities and actions now. The characters are also very similar to Yuuki (Rahzel), Zero (Alzeid) and Kaname (Baroqueheat). (The character of Alzeid even looks a LOT like Zero...) The mystery behind their pasts will keep you hooked along with choosing which guy is the best. The situation of dark fantasy adventure with  read more 
report Recommended by StarryNight
Both have a lolita plot based story, but while Kodomo is more of a slice of life comedy, Hatenkou Yuugi is more action and romance. 
report Recommended by rioyoki
Two guys and one girl going from place to place looking for trouble and getting out of it in both anime. They both leave you with somewhat an unfinished feeling and thought of bigger story behind it. Both have supernatural elements and somewhat similar characters. Hatenkou Yuugi is a bit more darker do, but they are both lighthearted to watch and finish. 
report Recommended by Meri
There's a similar feeling about character interactions and dialogues. Togame reminds me of Rahzel (in behaviour and partially appearance) and they're both accompanied by men who protect them. The comedy is also similar in both series. 
report Recommended by Aivellyn