Hakuouki: Hekketsuroku

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Record of the Jade Blood

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Synonyms: Hakuouki 2, Hakuoki 2, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Hekketsuroku
Japanese: 薄桜鬼 碧血録
English: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Record of the Jade Blood
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2010 to Dec 6, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Mondays at 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: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 4026740,267 users)
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Ranked: #15782
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Popularity: #2216
Members: 85,627
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After the conclusion of Hakuouki, Chizuru Yukimura and the Shinsengumi are forced to flee Kyoto and set sail for Edo. In their commander Isami Kondou's absence, vice-commander Toshizou Hijikata steps in as acting commander. However, Hijikata is not only struggling with the extra leadership duties—which worries everyone around him—but also a newfound uncontrollable bloodlust. To make matters worse, the urge does not affect him alone, and it is even beginning to drive some of his subordinates mad.

Finally, Kondou returns with orders from the emperor to defend the castle, and a new name for their squad: the Kouyou Chinbutai. But in war, the balance of power can shift suddenly and allegiances can waver. In Hakuouki Hekketsuroku, Chizuru follows the Shinsengumi into the heart of war and continues the search for her missing father, all while the bond between her and Hijikata grows ever stronger.

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Sep 18, 2020
Hakuoki is outstanding in every sense.
If someone asks me, "Is Hakuoki worth watching?"
I'll answer: "It has Action, Adventure, Sexy men, Twists, Fighting, & Japanese History! Even though it has Barely any romance (but you can't say it doesn't have) still it's so worth watching!!"
The characters are amazing, who are mature, who have submitted their love and lives to a specific ambition, who know how to smile in toughest of times, who are TERRIBLY handsome, who know how to bear pain even when everyone abandons them, who know how to be patient. There are TONS of lessons to learn from this series.

Story: 9/10
It was so ...
Dec 27, 2020
Mixed Feelings
If you intend to watch this anime only for the Samurai and Historic stuff, go ahead, you'll probably enjoy this show, but if you expect romance and maintaining your sanity don't you dare click play on this anime. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.


I was so pissed by the end of this anime... I am still pissed (therefore I'm writing my first review on MAL).

So, we have Chizuru, a girl that is looking for her missing father and end up with a bunch of guys that want to kill her and then they just don't want anymore; you must think ...
Jun 1, 2022
Been a while since I reviewed something with such a low score, so... get your popcorn ready if you wanna read my 100% personal, biased, interpretation of dirt. Because I'll be dishing it out by the PAN.

To start - I fully enjoyed Hakuouki Season 1. Even gave it an 8/10. It's got ridiculously good looking ikemen, fighting/action, natural dialogue among characters, and a solid plot based on real historical events in Japan ... sounds like all the elements of a 素晴らしい subarashii anime (let me be my weeb self). I loved every minute of it as much as I love my 'historical otome ...

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