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TV Anime of Manga 'Hakkenden' Due in 2013 [Update Sep 29]

by dtshyk
Jul 5, 2012 9:40 PM | 45 Comments
According to the cover note of the 11th volume, the TV anime of manga "Hakkenden" was announced to be aired in 2013.

General Director: Yamasaki Osamu
Director: Yamazaki Mitsue
Series Composition: Yamasaki Osamu & Yamazaki Mitsue
Character Design: Kato Hiromi
Production Studio: Studio DEEN

Source: Scan of the cover note
Previous topic: Manga 'Hakkenden' To Be Animated (Oct 2011)

Update Sep 29

Hakken-den anime official website

Shino: Kakihara Tetsuya
Sosuke: Hino Satoshi
Hamaji: Takagaki Ayahi
Murasame: Okamoto Nobuhiko

20 of 45 Comments Recent Comments

hmmm... will be on my watchlist i guess.
better than nothing, since 2013 anime are all ecchi, moe , and romance [which i won't even bother to look at]...

Dec 12, 2012 7:05 AM by zoze

OP and ED Announced.
"God FATE" by Faylan
"String of pain" by Tetsuya Kakihara (his first single under Kiramune label)

Nov 9, 2012 6:53 AM by tsubasalover

Shino's character design is adorable. Now I want to reread the manga thus far.

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I was rejoicing, but then I was remembering it was DEEN.

How bishounen-reverse-harem-and-or-Shounen-Ai-ish is the source material? Can anyone tell me?

Next to zero. Pretty character designs, including men, but it's pretty art in general. A male side character likes Shino, but he could go either way and has zero chance with Shino. It's mainly a fantasy/mystery/adventure/action story.

Sep 29, 2012 3:57 PM by shinkeikaku

I was rejoicing, but then I was remembering it was DEEN.

How bishounen-reverse-harem-and-or-Shounen-Ai-ish is the source material? Can anyone tell me?
I do NOT want to start watching another Hakuouki or 7-Ghost by accident, but if I ignore my prejudices and previous experiences, this really sounds like I would love it (fantasy + shoujo <3). The director has commited Hakuoki, but he also did Terra e so I'll keep my hopes up and my expectations high.

Sep 29, 2012 3:54 PM by Alcoholicide

Nice cast there. Looking forward for this.

Sep 29, 2012 3:44 PM by SilentTruth

Sep 28, 2012 11:03 PM by dtshyk

Will probably check this out.

Jul 8, 2012 6:38 AM by yamagoop

i don't know yet

Jul 7, 2012 8:52 AM by Mr_Gutts

so happy but it will release in 2013 so sad

Jul 6, 2012 9:28 PM by Countdown_100

Interested. DEEN is a turnoff though :/

Jul 6, 2012 2:36 PM by Alcoholicide

Darn, it is DEEN.

Jul 6, 2012 1:57 PM by MillaMaxwell

AGAIN shoujo announced, can we be sure that everything will really air eventually?

Jul 6, 2012 12:22 PM by Obinderu

Synopsis and artwork of the manga look good. Will try the anime when it airs.

Jul 6, 2012 11:01 AM by ptitejuju

whats with all the shitty shoujos lately
JouNoTori said:
Shoujo? No way, except Sailor Moon and Ojamajo Doremi probably I really DISLIKE shoujo stuff. And yeah I'm a girl and DEEN? NO WAY!

also this

Jul 6, 2012 10:47 AM by amare135

Shoujo + DEEN = not sure if I will watch

Jul 6, 2012 10:41 AM by PerlaNemesis

Studio Deen butchers A LOT of manga I knew of... not this one though

Jul 6, 2012 9:07 AM by GodlyKyon

YESS ! A thousand times,yes! But I am not too sure about the studio...

Jul 6, 2012 9:01 AM by Seny

The Dog Warriors?!
Isn't there an OVA series already?

Jul 6, 2012 8:49 AM by shakeyourpup45

I'll try it. It looks interesting.

Jul 6, 2012 7:42 AM by StarPebblit

Katsumai said:
You people are so ANNOYING.

I love this manga and THIS IS NOT SHOUJO. More - this is SHOUNEN-AI. If you know Miyuki Abe-sensei, youalso know that she's famous with her yayois and shounen-ais (Super Lovers, Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike, Kimi wa Boku wo Suki ni Naru). I've read raws of Hakkenden and i really CAN'T SEE any romance O_O
But I understand that in anime they can do something different from manga, but I hope they won't, 'couse this is too good :D

lol. You say there's no romance but try to say it's shounen ai. It's shoujo, get over it. It's originally from the shoujo magazine, Ichiraci, which has been distancing itself from the BL in its former incarnation for years. A bit slashy, but nothing like her actual BL titles. So unless she's going to go in a completely new direction in the new mag, nope. I've raad the raws too and you're fishing way too hard~

Jul 6, 2012 6:49 AM by shinkeikaku

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