Crunchyroll Adds Second Season of "Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East" to Anime Lineup

Starts July 8th at 11:25 am Pacific Time

The seal has been broken and now it can be revealed that Crunchyroll will begin streaming season two of the heroic legend-inspired anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East on July 8th, at 11:25 am Pacific Time for its premium members. Free members are able to view one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll.

 

In the meantime, you can prepare yourself by watching season one here: www.crunchyroll.com/hakkenden

 

 

Background and story info

 

Inspired by a classic Japanese heroic legend, HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST is based on a manga by Miyuki Abe, which was adapted into anime by Studio Deen in January 2013. The cast of voice talent includes Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail), Satoshi Hino (Gintama), Ayahi Takagaki (Sword Art Online), and Nobuhiko Okamoto (Blue Exorcist).

 

“They would have lost their lives if they did not make the choice back then. The legendary eight beads and their owners... One is for someone important, and one is for his life as a human. The story of a destiny to encounter and fights lead by the beads, have just begun.”

 

The second season of HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, Central & South America, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

 

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Patrick Macias is editor in chief of Crunchyroll News. He also runs the Japanese Fashion Inferno tumblr blog. Follow him on twitter at @Patrick_Macias.

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