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Sep 29, 2013 6:53 AM

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Whoa, this episode was like a battle royal. Everyone's just going all out..

Give Shino back~
Eh, the finale was okay I guess. Action wise, it's better than the majority of the series. I guess I'm going to miss a lot of the bro moments from this show. I'm glad Shino made it alive though.
Sep 29, 2013 6:56 AM

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So she wanted revenge on the whole world that killed her kids by releasing the lady that killed Shino and the group, and destroyed the village! With Shino's wish, the ownership to the ball moved back from Ao to Sousuke. Everything's back when Satomi broke the seal. That means Murasame... who is in berserk, with Shino inside him. Sousuke saves the day, though it was ruthless with having helps from Satomi and NamiDai's character. Ao is gone afterwards. So Satomi was the brother from his memory holding his hand? Future mission is to get the ball back from Ao.
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Sep 29, 2013 8:57 PM

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Gonna miss this series especially the awesome quality and Shino! And that ending background music at the end is really good.
Sep 29, 2013 10:21 PM

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seems like they left it open for a season 3. I'd be interested int watching that!
Sep 29, 2013 10:24 PM
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Damn I expected that Tamazusa will put up more fight, instead she's just like a "fuck it" person zzz... Awesome series anyway!!
Sep 29, 2013 11:18 PM

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I'll miss this series.

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Sep 29, 2013 11:31 PM
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A lil disappointed that everything just went out and then poof gone. With the crazed Murasame, the Tamazusa and Ao..

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Sep 29, 2013 11:36 PM
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Oh yay they included one of the flashbacks of when Shino first got used to being healthy :) love the hug between him and Sousuke. And that ferret thing finally shows up in the very last episode (unless he showed up before and I wasn't paying attention???). So they ended with an anime original ending but still made it an open ending because their next purpose is to look for Sousuke's bead. Although it'll probably never ever happen, it still leaves a slight possibility that they may adapt the rest of the chapters when the manga ends.

The part where Murasame goes berserk was a tad cliche, or how Shino returns because of someone close to him tried to talk him back to his senses. But still it was good and they had to end it somehow and try to make it exciting. Not the best way to end this series, yet it was fitting. I especially liked how they ended the episode, with the main theme song which is just beautiful, and all those clips of the people they've met throughout the anime--it kind of gives you the sense that the adventure isn't over yet ^^ I'm going to miss this, the beautiful friendship, the music, the animation, and all the characters being animated.
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Sep 30, 2013 12:17 AM

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I enjoyed watching this anime.
Sep 30, 2013 12:18 AM

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I'm going to miss watching this because of the beautiful characters lol :). At least they left the ending open for a possible season 3.
Sep 30, 2013 12:19 AM

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The fight was cool and all, especially Murasame's full form, but it felt like it was a bit lacking. The resolution to it was a bit cliche as well, but it definitely represented the strong bond between Sosuke and Shino. Looks like everyone went back to their old lifestyles before heading to the capital and Ao snatched up Sosuke's bead again so that could possibly lead to a season 3. Especially since there are some things that felt like they were untouched and left open. I won't hold my breath though.

As far as the series itself went, I really like this one, more so than season 1. I like how it paid attention to its supporting cast and fleshed them all out. Lots of development to be had, especially between Sosuke and Shino as well as Satomi. I'm not sure if this is right but as far as I could tell, Shino and Satomi are brothers and that one woman was their mother.

Overall a great series, definitely up for more. I loved how character driven it was. One personal gripe, however, is that I was hoping to see grown up Shino again. Ah well :p, 8/10.
Sep 30, 2013 1:37 AM

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This episode was a little too melodramatic for me, but the ending montage was cute and Ao really grew on me throughout the series. Oh and Satomi smiling at Shino at the end was adorable! I'm not sure if there's even enough manga material for another season, but the anime had a pretty open ending so I hope we get one eventually. I'm going to miss this series!
Sep 30, 2013 4:45 AM

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I enjoyed this season more than the first, though I didn't particularly care for this final episode.

Season 3, please.
Sep 30, 2013 7:00 AM

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Somewhat cliche ending and a bit lacking in the resolution. Nevertheless, this season was pretty well-made and more enjoyable. Hope S3 won't be far away.
Sep 30, 2013 8:10 AM
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Wonder what Fuse uttered when she appeared. Murasame looked like Godzilla.

Seemed like that bead chose Sosuke over Ao again due to Shino's wish so that Princess Fuse left without fulfilling their wish cuz Ao was not there. Interesting. Then it means Shino can fulfill his wish without Fuse. As far as I know, it seems Shino's wish is always Sosuke's long life. I wonder what Ao is going to do from now on. He knows the bead chose Sosuke. Nevertheless he still holds the bead. He seems like an inner self of the original Sosuke. Ao once said to Tamazusa that he had always envied Shino for being mentally strong. The original Sosuke had the dark side, which Shino never noticed, as well. Seems like when the original Sosuke was killed years ago he got split in two: one was revived by Shino/Rio/Murasame and the other by Tamazusa. Didn't know Ao had a follower tanuki. It was nice to see another tanuki after watching Uchoten Kazoku.

Glad Shino came to realize it was Rio. It was a touching moment. Rio made a kindly smile for a sec. I liked his character setting: he is usually strict yet gentle and caring when necessary. His attitude in the office reminded me of M from Bond films.

Wonder what Finnegan's next plan is. Wearing an archaic smile on his face always, he is kinda scary. I wouldn't be surprised even if he had some horrible plan in the name of God.

It was a decent and enjoyable series. The art was impressive. ED was sad yet touching, which I think represented Ao's feelings very well. Meg was nicely animated. Thinking it's a black algae, it's amazing the creator succeeded in giving it a life vividly. I already miss Meg and Murasame as well as the series.
Sep 30, 2013 9:27 AM
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Seriously, THAT'S IT?!

there's one remaining question:-


THIS SHOW SHOULD NOT BE ENDED LIKE THIS (Big Bad left the scene)!! If there's a 3rd season, I'll be fine for some unfinished business!
Sep 30, 2013 9:28 AM
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The ending was fine... Nice but not as good as it could have been. It felt weird, like everything in a poof just gets fixed. I still got many unanswered questions like how Shino met Rio, why was Shino's family murdered and such... The fight and all was nice tho. Hahaa! When Murasame lost control I was like chanting, "Grow long hair! Grow! Grow! Grow!" ^^

Sad this series ended... It was one of my favourites! I hope there is a third season, but most probably there won't be... I will definitely miss this show!! THE QUALITY IS SO GOOD!!! And I love every single character! The plot is awesome and the art...OH THE ART! It is just so fabulous!!! ><

P.S. I plan to read the manga.. I hope to have my questions answered... Does anyone know if the manga had ended at the same place or continued or had another plot? If so, which chapter did the manga start to differ?
Sep 30, 2013 9:34 AM
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This show isn't over yet...

I bet that bitch Tamazusa still alive & remains at large. I want some answers, DAMN IT! She's the one who killed Shino's family!
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Sep 30, 2013 9:35 AM

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This episode was really nice as a conclusion for the arc but not as a conclusion for the series. So really Really hope for a 3rd season >_<...At least they left it open ended.

I really want to know about Ao's past, goal and his relation to Shino. Also Satomi. Damn why did he have to say don't worry about the past. I want to know about that friggin past >.<

Loved the OST (ED?) at the end. Anyone know the name?

Modified by Barion-Zara, Sep 30, 2013 9:47 AM
Sep 30, 2013 10:24 AM

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holy shit that OST is epic Murasame is huge
Sep 30, 2013 11:00 AM

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omg.. so that's the real Murasame! O.O
He's so big and LOL, amazing!! :D

I want to see more of this series, y'know!
I want to see more of Kaname and Shino's past >_________<
Sep 30, 2013 11:01 AM
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One word for this anime, GAY!
Sep 30, 2013 11:30 AM
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Bokunahimi said:

P.S. I plan to read the manga.. I hope to have my questions answered... Does anyone know if the manga had ended at the same place or continued or had another plot? If so, which chapter did the manga start to differ?

Hm well the main plot started to differ after the whole tengu business, so I guess I would say the anime deviated starting from chapter 42. However they still did some scenes from the later chapters too, and idk if you're planning to read it, might as well read everything because they skipped a lot of things like certain chapters and details as well as changed how some things went down, although they weren't drastic changes or anything. There's also this one character that they didn't introduce in the anime, and I can't remember which chapter that was. If you're planning to read it English though there aren't many chapters that are translated so far :/ unless you're fluent on Japanese or Chinese. But anyways the manga hasn't really answered many questions at all yet, unfortunately.
Sep 30, 2013 12:54 PM

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Nasty001 said:
One word for this anime, GAY!

Sep 30, 2013 1:20 PM
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I will miss this serie so much, the story, the characters ... hope it will be a season 3. Even tough I don't think so.
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Sep 30, 2013 1:51 PM
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great season 9/10 . Really nice way to end it.

Anime gave me similar feel of Hiiro no Kakera
Sep 30, 2013 2:03 PM

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Great way to end an awesome season, even tho Ao's change of heart was kinda forced.

They again somehow left the ending out on the open, we can only hope for S3.
Sep 30, 2013 3:21 PM

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Throughout this episode I thought Satomi and/or Sousuke/Ao was gonna die protecting Shino T______T. My feels are all over the place.

I was hoping for Dousetsu to help out. Same with Daikaku and maybe Akeno during Murasame's rampage.

I will miss this series TwT

Prays for a season 3!!!!

Sep 30, 2013 5:38 PM
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I guess NOBODY seems to answer my last questions...

I'm really pissed right now of what just happened. FML....

Other questions:-

What about Hazuki?! What happened to him then?! Did he just dissappeared all of the sudden?!
Modified by JafriZin, Sep 30, 2013 5:59 PM
Sep 30, 2013 6:52 PM

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I really liked this series a lot, even though I found it by mere accident ^_^
I hope they will continue it in the manga, or maybe if lucky, attempt to get a third season (though slim chances >~<).
Really great, 7.5 for this season, 8 for the whole series~
Sep 30, 2013 8:02 PM

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JeffreyZin said:

What about Hazuki?! What happened to him then?! Did he just dissappeared all of the sudden?!

It is possible he disappeared with the Princess. I really doubt the Princess is dead. She probably escaped. It's a mere speculation and I have nothing to back it up.

The ending of Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun is quite a cliffhanger. Even though they had a 'The End' in the last scenes, the ending they created allowed them for a Season 3 if they desire.

Overall, it was a nice and warmth ending.
Sep 30, 2013 9:05 PM

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Not bad for anime original I guess, better than I expected it to turn out based off the last episode. They at least managed to incorporate past events to show the growth of Shino and Sousuke's friendship. I'm okay with that, and am certainly glad with how open they left it. I dunno how much manga material they have left, but either way a third season would be unlikely. I'm hoping maybe a movie to really wrap it up once the manga's ended. If K can get a movie, Hakkenden sure as hell can

I'm definitely left hungry for more development/resolution to the whole past with Satomi and how Shino went from him to Sousuke and Hamaji, as well as his connection with Tamazusa. I like the theory someone had that they could be her sons reincarnated.

Also I need more answers on Sou/Ao obviously. Kinda sucks how many mysteries were presented and went unresolved, though if the manga hasn't even resolved them yet it can't really be helped. I really hope the anime's end spawns a demand for scanlation groups to pick it up, I'll be checking up on it for sure.

Even with the open end leaving me wanting much more, I never expected to get so invested in the anime. I picked the first season up on a whim and really enjoyed most of it. That scene with Shino reverting to his real age is the most memorable of the series for me, and it's too bad we didn't get to see it again. And when the second season was announced I already knew it would be one of my summer favorites. I'd say it delivered, even with the underwhelming ending.

Nasty001 said:
One word for this anime, GAY!
the fuck did you sit through two seasons of it for then?
Sep 30, 2013 9:54 PM

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Sigh...I was looking forward to seeing an 18 year-old Shino again but I guess I'll have to wait a little longer T^T
I really loved this season and this episode. The art was great as always and while it was a little cliche towards the ending, I still found myself crying because I'm way too emotional about anime. I really love Shino and Sousuke as a duo and loved the flashback ^^

Overall this series doesn't seem to be finished yet so I'm looking forward to another season. If they do continue the series I think it would be cool to incorporate more of Shino's past with Riou and overall. And seeing more 18 year-old Shino wouldn't be bad ^^ The art is fantastic and the story is great. I love the characters and everything else about it. 9/10
Sep 30, 2013 9:57 PM
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Barion-Zara said:

Loved the OST (ED?) at the end. Anyone know the name?

It's 久遠の旅路, the first song of the first CD of the first season's OST (not even sure if there's going to be a second season OST but yeah). I recommend you get the whole soundtrack because it's beautiful ^^
Sep 30, 2013 11:08 PM

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Alright ending.
Don't know how it could have ended to make me like it more. Just uninteresting in it
Oct 1, 2013 5:43 AM

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This season was much better than the previous. Especially the story and the characters. I got emotional in many scenes and the ''lol'' moments were also there.

I hope there is a S3 sometime in the future.


tingy said:
Barion-Zara said:

Loved the OST (ED?) at the end. Anyone know the name?

It's 久遠の旅路, the first song of the first CD of the first season's OST (not even sure if there's going to be a second season OST but yeah). I recommend you get the whole soundtrack because it's beautiful ^^

Thanks for the info. I loved the song in the end and I was wondering if I can listen to it somewhere ^^
Oct 1, 2013 8:25 AM

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Intense with everything going down at the same time when they got their powers back. Murasame breaking loose was awesome. I wasn't even entirely certain Sousuke wouldn't die again by the end. D:
Oct 1, 2013 8:30 AM

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This anime is such a gem. No pun intended. Once in a while, an anime comes along that is so special to my heart, I feel so much joy when watching it. And this was it.

Every character is great. I don't think I dislike any of them. The brotherly relationship between Shino and Sosuke is so sweet. And the story and music are compelling. This ending gave an opening for a season 3 and I hope it happens.
Oct 1, 2013 2:51 PM
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makes me wonder if there will ever be season 3 (doubt)
i expected more fight but instead we got Murasame going crazy and was first time to see entired image of his true form
there r bunch of questions like who was that blonde woman, Shino memories didnt return all and they didnt show either. Somehow it ends where is started and gives a feeling of nothing happened lol
Oct 2, 2013 1:37 AM

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Ah so once again it ends with several loose ends untied.

It was a good season but it also felt a bit lackluster.
Though in this case if this show was a person I would say "It's not's me." (and now I sound like i'm breaking up with it ._.)

Anyway, this season was so visually beautiful.
It looked like BD material and not an airing TV material.

Deen has really done some fine work in that aspect here. I had to double-take because their past works that i've seen from them haven't exactly had the best visuals.

I'm still very much on board for another season if it ever comes our way.
Oct 2, 2013 4:20 AM

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Dat cliche ending didn't have a wow factor at all, the rest of the series is so amazing so disappointed a bit. I really loved that bro moment between Shino and Rio. Quite an open end, way too open tbh. I thought it was going to get a 10 from me, but I guess I will have to do with a 9 for now. Anyways, this season was SOOOO much better than the first one, like totally epic and awesome overall. 9/10, and heck yes for a 3rd season!
Oct 3, 2013 3:35 PM
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It was fun watching this series. Lots of Bromance scenes =]
Bromance - Shounen ai - Yaoi
This was definitely bromance xD

The ending was kinda.. dunno.. left some hints for season 3 or maybe a movie..
I hope they will make a 3rd season! D:<
Oct 3, 2013 8:05 PM

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Well how the princess was overcome was kind of unusual and not that epic, but the rest of the episode was pretty good.
That ending soundtrack was so good. t reminded me of Skyrim xD not that I'm obsessed over it, but the way it sounded.

Great series, although it was more about the journey than a kind of series that leads up to something. It is for sure an 8/10, if not an 8.5 or 9 (will consider).

I will really miss it, but you know, like Fenegan said, Well, now I'll just have to come up with another plan, no?", so I guess a better translation might have been "Well, now I'll just have to come up with another season, no?, and there you go. I hope to see you all again, someday.

Oct 5, 2013 12:22 PM

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Oct 5, 2013 11:51 PM

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I smell a third season xD
Oct 6, 2013 10:16 PM
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The Ost Is really nice, Over all Season 2 wasnt Sluggish like Season 1 was pretty enjoyable tell the end, Satomi is the brother Shino have in his dreams holding his hands hmm , Liked the series they wrapped it up in a pretty way, They leaved some space for another season still questionable though because it's like the same mission but ofc we wanna know what it would the end be like for Ao & Sousuke who are the same person ;) . gg 8/10 overall
Oct 8, 2013 2:53 PM

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What subs are you guys watching this at? The subs i can find are [Deadfish] [Anime-Koe] only released like 2 episodes.

Jan 14, 2014 5:21 AM
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I don't know what the hell just happened but, Tamazusa-hime didn't die. She just.... disappeared.
Feb 1, 2014 8:39 PM

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Horrible! I am disappointed! "THE END" hell , whats up with the open ending then.?

So much potential ............ uh , nevermind its been an enjoyable series of 13 episodes , 6/10 , what a very fine anime.
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Feb 3, 2014 7:44 AM

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I'm so sad it's over, it's one of the most likeable series I've seen in a long time. Story wise there were some weak points but that can't be helped with a manga thast's still ongoing. The visuals were sutnning, perfect ost and Shino is a great main character :)

I do wonder what'll happen with Ao in the future though, he seemed to genuinly care for Shino's well-being and I wonder if he's not going to disappear now that the bead has chosen Sosuke again?

Anyway even though I expected an open ending with the manga is still ongoing and all I'm a bit disappointed with the ending, I expected a bit more of a bang... :) However with an ending I sure as hell hope they'll start a 3rd season once there's enough manga material. Does anyone know how well this is selling/sold in Japan? And how the manga is doing as well?
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