Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Series, Visual Novel
Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debate on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they are also looking for.
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Conclusion, Hakuouki is a show for those into heavily used bishounen. Some people find it enjoyable, but from a veteran's point of view, this whole series is just an EPIC facepalm. To put it simply, it uses the artworks to blind the audiences, making them can't "judge a book by its cover." Personally, I don't have anything against the bishi, it's nice to see pretty people once in a while, but I can't stand this series. In fact, the first season was so disappointing that I restrain myself from continuing and I like to finish what I started; I don't know and certainly don't give a *censored* about what new improvements it will have.
This anime use Japanaese History as the base. Some familiar Shinsengumi person like Hijikata Toshizou, Okita Souji,
Saitou Hajime, Toudou Heisuke, Harada Sanosuke, etc (they all are handome here, btw^^) appear in here. The stories are
about Yukimura Chizuru, a girl who is looking for his father and met with Shinsengumi men. Somehow she stayed at their
headquarter while still looking. She then helped by doing the chores n befriend with them (and one of them have romantic
relationship with her in the end). There is also a vampire/monster/evil (oni) liquid in the story, which can make person
stronger but insane. Beside what they usually doing, the Shinsengumi men also come to take care of this problem. Some of
them have die because of it. And somehow, Chizuru's father is connected with that mysterious liquid.
Beside Chizuru stories, there are also stories about Ibuki Ryunosuke (Hakuoki Reimeiroku - new season). It sets before Chizuru event. Ryunosuke is a hot blooded and emotional teen who got robbed and almost die, and then rescued by Serizawa - the head commander of Shinsengumi at that time. He brought him to the headquarter and forced the teen to become his dog (slave), like gave him shoulder massages and go out to bought him sake/wine. Sometimes he also hit him. Serizawa isn't a nice-guy type. He always calls Ryunosuke by 'Inu' (Dog). Never by his real name. In that headquarter, Ryunosuke met Shinsengumi men. Some of them are so friendly, and some others are harsh. He learn about life and using sword from them, even though he hates samurai. Oh, there is also Oni-liquid in this story too.
This anime kinda illogical because of the mysterious liquid. A bit weird for a story which is using historical characters. I think it would be better without the Oni-things. The stories itself are standard. not too awesome and not too bad either. There is also some touching part when some of them died, but that's all. And the characters are too handsome n beautiful. Thats why I guess the strong point about this anime is the artwork more than the story! ^^'
I am just starterd watching it so I can not say really much about it. I is about girl. She is out one evening, and she finds a group ninjas that kill a bunch of people right in front of her, who were in paricular disease and she being kidnapped. It seems okay.AnGeeChan rated 8.00:
Characters design is breathtaking and graphic is awesome, that we all know. I'm interested in Shinsengumi group story as
well, but to face the truth... Lately its like a predictable show named "who's going to save Chizuru next?".
The plot would be more... ah well, I'm just saying. Let's wait and see how will it end^_^
And so it ends. Turn out to be a very sad story. It's a shame the second season has only 10 eps (should be at least 12...), maybe then Chizuru would already draw her sword not only stand there and watch all the time. However the ending left us some questions without answers. Overall would be done better but the fun just can't be spoiled with so adorable graphics, music and character designs. At least in the game you can choose how it ends^_^
About Hakuouki Reimeiroku: the prequel good point are characters - we folloe Ibuki, who is likeable, there is strong antagonist Serizawa, an interesting character and the greatest advantage: there is no annoying Chizuru;p but the plot is still kinda slow, my, maybe because they stick with the history too much, just added the Water of Live (without it there would be no action at all).. its samurai anime so there should be blood and action, a tragedy, gosh... who needs all that dialogues and boring plot?
Unfortunately, I have never played the game due to my *lack* of being able to read and/or understand Japanese. However, when the anime came out: I was happy to get a taste of what this game was like and I fell in love. Eventually, I plan on buying the art books because the artwork in this series is by far some of the most gorgeous artwork I have seen. Unlike, apparently a lot of people: I have no qualms with Chizuru. In-fact, I love her character *oh geez*. I do not see why everyone thinks a great woman character means they have to automatically equal physically strong and have a certain prowess. I tend to find that woman who posses strong character traits are woman I love more than any woman who can prove to be physically strong. It is easy to be strong of body: but is much more courageous and a testament to one's inner self to be strong of mind and spirit. Take time to appreciate the woman in animes/manga/games who do not always show their strength on the battlefield.aureawolf rated 7.75:
Shinsengumi Kitan, Hekkeretsu Roku, Sekkaroku and now Reimeiroku, I've followed up the entire series. I just adore the character design and the seductive job made by the seiyuus. The historical part is pretty well glued together and it have nice twists. Buuut... Personally, I find very disturbing how they can take historical characters and sell them as a piece of meat to feed girls' fantasies (I don't imagine that with the national heroes from my homeland!). Don't get me wrong! I like how they look and enjoy drooling after a while of watching and hearing them (they're endearing characters after all), but to know that they represent important personalities for Japan's history makes me shiver. I do not know much about it and I believe that (like in every nation) people stand on different sides as for interpretations, so I can't say anything for that matter. However, I do recognize the tragic scenes where Hijikata realizes that they're just dispensable tools to politicians (a tragic truth for so many!) and when Saito shows that clothing and being lefthanded has nothing to do with honor and capability (being a lefty myself I loved this part xD). The chick's role? Oh, yeah, a total waste of space!