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English: Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~
Synonyms: Hakuoki,Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan
Japanese: 薄桜鬼


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.511 (scored by 52,188 users)
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Ranked: #16642
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Popularity: #864
Members: 122,047
Favorites: 1,906


Both of these Anime contain reverse harem and is of the supernatural genre. They also have similar art format. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both anime talking about the samurai in the Edo era, and the story talks about a group of people work in kill , wearing the same clothes 
report Recommended by lady-leen
Both feature shinsengumi, though Rurouni Kenshin's shinsengumi happen to have been that in the past, where as the characters in Hakuouki happen to be members in the now, reflecting their differing time periods. Also, they have varing generas, but the art is detailed. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have a heavy history telling background. 
report Recommended by Shiroi
Both of these Anime contain a female lead who is sought out by both the bad guys and good guys. They both have very mild personalities and both anime have bishonen. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
In both anime, lots of bihies and one main girl involved with them. I think the art is also somewhat similar to eachother. The plots are different, but if you enjoy this you enjoy the other! (There's also a second season for Saiunkoku Monogatari) 
report Recommended by maji_saikou
otome youkai zakuro and hakuouki has some kind of demons and they are both have romance  
report Recommended by 2himitsu2
Both have the Shinsengumi with Hijikata, Okita and Kondo in it. Though Hakuouki has a Shoujo setting and Gintama is Comedy and not as true to history as Hakuouki might be. 
report Recommended by psychoLISSI
Reverse harem that was adapted from an Otome Visual Novel. Both Hakuouki and Diabolik Lovers deal with vampire or vampire-like people who have taken interest in our main female heroine( her blood!!! or bloodline per say). One series is based on Japanese history during Edo to the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate while other is not. Both series has beautiful bishies + talented voice actors too. In Diabolik Lovers, the main heroine saw herself was in danger and was able to escape/hide until she was found. In Hakuouki, the bishies protect her but she can't do much to help them.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Hakuouki is like an Edo era version of Vampire Knight. The Rasetsu, humans (originally) that turn into blood-crazed demons possessing extraordinary strength and are after the heroine's "special" kind of blood at several points in the show, strongly resemble the Level Es of VK. Both are reverse harem anime produced by Studio DEEN. 
report Recommended by gumdrophop
Both are supernatural anime, have samurai organizations who fight some monsters (in Hakuouki they are humanoid monsters), so far from first episode of Hakuouki samurai seem to have special powers. Most of samurai in Hakuouki tend to have some similarities with Byakuya, the clishe samurai. Hakuouki gives of darker and more serious impression then Bleach. I highly recommend both... 
report Recommended by Shwele
Also based on a otome game. Character artwork is similar and is also a reverse harem anime although more on the tragedy and historical side. Also Toma, reminds me a lot of Souji appearance wise. 
report Recommended by Hajinnie
Both have an outstanding art. both have a supernatural plot "good vs evil". In both, in the team of the good ones there is a girl between many guys.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both animes have a female lead, who is fairly strong (at least mentally) and a reverse harem (lots of bishounens yeah!). Akatsuki no Yona's lead is princess while Hakuouki's is a commoner, however both stories have them overcoming life difficulties, growing stronger, surviving and having a mission. Both animes are set up in historical/fantasy worlds. Lots of action and thrill guaranteed.  
report Recommended by Halettan
Reverse Harem! One girl surrounded with many bishies!!! 
report Recommended by fizah21
Well, both of them are anime adaptations of Otome games XD and there are so many bishies XD...If you love reverse harem... You must see them!!!! 
report Recommended by MichiFuu
Beautiful men in a military setting, both shoujo, both about historical Japan mixed with fantasy. 
report Recommended by Salvina
they both have the Shinsengumi group in the anime and of course the mad sword skills the guys have when they fight!!! :D both are a romantic and action anime but hakuouki has a ton of hot guys in it, ladies!!!!;p  
report Recommended by UnwitheredRose24
Similar styles in line quality, one more light and carefee, the other more Gothic, both rather realistic in character detail, both deal with historical AUs. The stories have quite a bit of depth to them. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Two serious samurai who protect and travel with a young naive girl looking for her father.  
report Recommended by Stachipopp
based from otoge too reverse harem and tomboy protagonist 
report Recommended by chichanchi
Both series feature a woman protagonist who is defended by several men superpowered and she ending love with one of them (Miaka-Tamahome / Toshi-Chizuru) Also both are acclimated to ancient times, in Fushigi referring to ancient China while in Hakuoki to the Japanese Edo. 
report Recommended by SunWukung
Both are from the samurai era, dealing with some psychological problems of the main characters. Hakouki has more action but the atmosphere of the old Japan is present in both and it's described in a very similar way. In both of these anime there are some problems about bushido code ideal VS real life and common problems, especially inner ones with the personality of the characters. 
report Recommended by iHitokage
samurai anime where boys protect a girl and both have human-demon thing 
report Recommended by Kagu89
Both shows: - Are based on games with the female public as target - Have good looking male characters - Have samurai and historical battle scenes - Have references to the actual history of Japan 
report Recommended by ren6
Both anime take place in Japan's past and revolve around samurai. Furthermore, both have slight additions of fantasy elements to their otherwise quite accurate depiction of major past events.  
report Recommended by KiBeau
There have been comments made about the eerie similarity of the two titles. Not only are both reverse harems adapted from otome games, the characters and the stories itself of Sengoku Night Blood has borrowed a fair amount from the older Hakuoki. Historical samurai/warlord figures remade in the image of pretty, attractive young men make up the cast that surrounds the main female character, and the plot is injected with a supernatural twist: vampires stand out the most as taking a leaf from Hakuoki's rasetsu. Ironically enough, this 'originality' between the two can be attributed to the company that created both otome games: Idea Factory or  read more 
report Recommended by Lunafleurette
it is similar because they both have romance, harem, and hanasakeru seishounen has a bit of historical genre in it. The story both have lot of cute, handsome boys liking one girl( but at the start the boys have no interest in, until the girl melt there heart and start loving her). 
report Recommended by xxsangnguyenxx
After playing his game I started to watch and I loved it. All series are great and the characters are perfect. The story is also very good. 
report Recommended by BlueSwallow
- Both male leads have a female companion/possible love interest - Both shows have vampire characters - Both male leads have human and vampire sides - Humans and vampires co-exist in both series - Both male leads have relations to peace - Both male leads have been framed by someone/people - In both shows, vampires are looked down upon as if they are the lowest of the low. 
report Recommended by Yuckydiyuck
Both are about the shinsengumi. But Hakuouki is more of a romance anime aimed at the female audience 
report Recommended by redhope
Both historically accurate fantasy retelling of Japanese history. As Nobunaga Concerto makes things more interesting by using a modern young man as its focus, Hakuoki uses vampire-esque creatures weaved within the story without changing any of the historical events to make things more amusing to watch.  
report Recommended by Muwi
Similarities: - Both come from Video games story. - Both relate to Martial Arts and some Supernatural theme involve. - Both have to do with fighting some kind of war. - Both relate to some type of Government Experiment/Conspiracy. - Both Main characters have a strong beliefs for what they serve and are willing to protect themselves and what they stand for at all cost. - Lots of drama and bloody battle scenes. - Differences: - Blade and Soul is fiction while Hakuouki relates to historical facts, while adding some supernatural story into it.  
report Recommended by masikoo
1. The title is nearly the same. 2. Ikemens Everywhere 3. Shoujo-Reverse Harem 4. Romance <3 5. Historical 
report Recommended by mimiFINE
Both have lots of characters with intricate personalities and you see how all the characters relate to each other, complicated stories, action and swords, as well as fantasy and romance elements. And both are completely awesome. 
report Recommended by cherrypixie27
Different settings and time periods, but both are shorter animes with great stories and characters, both are old fashioned, have romance, and just a similar mood. Spice and Wolf doesn't have as much action and no samurais but both will hook you. 
report Recommended by cherrypixie27
Saiyuki and Hakuouki have similar feeling and characters. Both contain fighting, humor and bishounen characters. Hakuouki is based on Japan history, while Saiyuki on Chinese legends. 
report Recommended by Namu12
In both, the main girl has a sword and fights by her friends side. Those friends are a group of men that are warriors, and decide to protect the girl.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Hijikata and the shinsengumi are the focus, along with female protagonist, as it's a reverse-harem series with romance....however, you will become quite attached to these characters as you watch them live out to their relative lives and deaths of their real life counterparts. 
report Recommended by aoikita
Both belong in the "our vampires are different" genera, where there is a different take on the vampire, that varies from the norm. Both use Japanese folklore for their bases, each with a slightly different twist. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Though Basilisk is about ninjas, and Hakuouki is about samurais, the two animes have similarities and the same feeling while watching.  
report Recommended by biakudryavka
-Both are reverse harem anime -Both were adapted from otome games -Similar art style even if the animation in Kamigami no Asobi is way better - Both have a dense, but hard working main heroine that is fast to adapt to the new surroundings.  
report Recommended by xgreeneyednekox
Although Spirited Away has a lighter hint of romance, they are both exotic when it comes to expressing Japanese culture. 
report Recommended by Jo-Chi
Romance, historical oriental setting and politics! Although there are all these similar genres, Saiunkoku Monogatari has a lighter feel to it :D but the art is the same -- Just as beautiful! both are also full of bishies and a strong female lead XD 
report Recommended by Jo-Chi
Despite different settings (Code: Realize taking place in steampunk Victorian England and Hakuouki in 19th century Japan), they had quite a bit in common. Both shows tell us about genious scientists disappearing and their daughters searching for them, joining forces with group of mysterious men. Both Hakuouki and Code: Realize are anime adaptations of otome games with good, solid plot and nice romance. 
report Recommended by Shionne
Both are in the same Edo era. Both have major lodes of bishouen. Both have samurai warriors. And the artwork is similar. 
report Recommended by TotallyDude
Reverse harem where both the girls seem oblivious to the dangerous situation they are in. The men all like and want to protect the lovely main female characters and are fighters/warriors. And super hott. With long hair. Both anime have a little fantasy/magic in them. 
report Recommended by sakR9
Both have excellent plots that are a brilliant mix of history and fantasy/sci fi. The story lines of both animes revolve around groups of samurai fighting for what they believe to be right and just, in addition to protecting the things that mean the most to them. Both are highly recommended! 
report Recommended by RiverRayne
Reverse Harem. Isami is giving me this Hijikata vibe from his appearance and personality. Many of the characters from Hakuouki are very similar too. XD 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500