Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~

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Synonyms: Hakuoki,Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan
Japanese: 薄桜鬼
English: Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~
Spanish: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 20, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 6899668,996 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1351
Members: 166,158
Favorites: 1,922

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In 1864 Japan, a young woman named Chizuru Yukimura is searching for her missing father, Koudou, a doctor by trade whose work often takes him far from home. But with no word from him in months, Chizuru disguises herself as a man and heads to Kyoto in search of him. Attracting the attention of ronin, she tries to hide and ends up witnessing a horrifying sight: the ronin being brutally murdered by crazed white-haired men. In a startling turn of events, members of the Shinsengumi arrive to dispatch the creatures. But Chizuru's safety doesn't last long, as this group of men tie her up and take her back to their headquarters, unsure of whether to let her live or silence her permanently.

However, once she reveals the name of her father, the Shinsengumi decide to keep her safe, as they too have been searching for him. But Koudou is more connected to the Shinsengumi than they let on, and soon Chizuru finds herself embroiled in a conflict between the Shinsengumi and their enemies, as well as political tension in Kyoto.

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Hasegawa, Kazuhiko
Yamasaki, Osamu
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Sep 27, 2020
If you like historic animes, I really recommend watching this. Please don't be fooled by the genre description, this is no way a harem anime. Romance also very low in it so if you after that this is not for you. But you will get other wonderful things like friendship, loyalty, and pride.

Story: The story revolves around the end of the Samurai era when people start realizing that their sword getting worthless against new weapons. Accordingly to modern weaponry, people, politic and the values are changing. We can follow a handful of people's battles to fight for something which is definitely a lost cause. Very ...
Feb 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
For me, this anime scores badly in the story, in character and in enjoyment.

I feel that the anime has the potential to be mind-blowingly amazing. BUT there was a lack of development. The first few episodes as far as plot development goes were slow. Despite it opening in the middle of a fight scene and I was sat there thinking what is going on? Are they demons?
It did pick up speed around the 5th episode.

The second season just has no plot development. The focus is on killing and the honour of death and death and more death. That's it. In every ...
Apr 19, 2019
A poor adaption of one of the most well written visual novel's out there.

Watching this before I played the VN, I did feel it was "alright" if not a little frustrating a times. But even back then I could see charm and decent plot shining back through, so I got the game and found out myself. Even the old first version of the game that was released on psp (and has been vastly improved upon in a PC version released more recently) was leagues better than this pathetic excuse.

Chizuru as a character does lack a lot personality (she's not quite a card board ...

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