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Thoughts on Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan so far....
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The protagonist, Yukimura Chizuru is the daughter of a doctor who works in Edo. The father leaves Edo to work as a volunteer doctor and moves to Kyoto without his daughter. As time passes by, Chizuru starts worrying about losing contact with her father, so she decides to go to Kyoto in search of him.
On the way, Chizuru is attacked by few criminals and witnesses a fight between an oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody and saving her, 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. So they decide to become Chizuru’s protectors and help her look for her father.
Lots of events happen while she stays with the Shingensumi, as they discover mysterious secrets and also fight against the Bakumatsu group.

taken from GoodAnime

So basically it's another Shinsengumi anime, but this time they're all bishounified, giving way to yaoi OTPs (or OT3, OT4 etc). Or it could just be your average shoujo's reverse harem paradise. Well whichever way u prefer, this series should be a satiating one this season for the fangurls...I mean what kinda girl could resist sword-wielding hotties right?

I admit not to be overly educated bout the Shinsengumi, but after Kenshin at least I recognise the names Okita Souji and Saito Hajime. Well they of course are in this series, appearing together frequently (with this other dude Hijikata Toshizo, making up the series ultimate OT3 so far..)

I dunno wat to expect from this anime, except that it's another fanservice series for me with all that eye-candy.
The first episode didn't give much away either...I mean will it follow historical facts and hence ending in crying sessions, or would it just diverge from history altogether? I swear there were hints of supernatural elements from the opening...maybe i was hallucinating?


Now the other characters....my fave so far is Saito (who reminds me of byakuya somehow...maybe its the scarf and the sexy cold personality?)

Next would have to be Okita Souji (I've always loved Okita, in Kenshin or wateva)....but I'm not too sure bout his personality. I'm getting hints of playboy womanizer crossed with Ichimaru Gin somehow....maybe i'm wrong?

Third would be that main purple-eyed guy...kinda cold, highly irritable so far...a bit Sasuke Uchiha? He seems to have that prince syndrome...

Now my OTP so far...Toudo Heisuke and Shinpachi!! I swear when I first watched the opening I thought Toudo was the main gurl in disguise...how wrong i was....

Dont care much for the other shinsengumi guys...there's Sano whose character design is confusing as hell. Initially i thought he'll be that lithe pretty boy type (his face says so), but then he turns out to be a bodybuilding type...

Then there's the mama and papa of the group (don't ask me their names...)....

Now, I don't feel anything towards the heroine myself...is she supposed to be a strong character or what? I made the mistake of comparing her to Saiunkoku's Shuurei (dunno why since I love Shuurei's character). Also, they gave her an extra plain character design than usual for a shoujo anime heroine...maybe they concentrated on the guys more? But how come the rest of the female cast looks better than her?


(Anywho, more characters are to come, them being the villains and the rest of the female cast)

Now onto the romance plot...it's destined that purple-eyes is the true knight in shining armour for our heroine...but will they end up together? Can't tell yet, but I predict that they won't...its shinsengumi afterall, maybe the guy dies...

Well, this is my rant so far...anyone seen the first ep yet? What are your thoughts so far and what are your predictions? Seems not many crunchyers are interested tho...this seems to be the first thread...
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I like it.
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Main character looks selfless and is probably going to be the "uke" who's going to be an eyesore for all characters.
Okita Souji is a arrogant conceited man he's a narcissist and thinks to highly of himself.



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I just finished episode 1.This anime is ALMOST PERFECT!! The animation is very detailed and beautiful.The artwork and the drawings is very bombastic! Also the background and the storyplot is very unique that i cant find in other anime.THANK GOD ITS ROMANCE & SHOUJO!! But since its reverse harem anime i bet the heroine will choose nobody
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So far this seems like an anime that will show off lovely pretty boys off the whole time (not that I'm complaining ). It seems alright to me but it seems pretty short (12 episodes or around that much).

I know a little bit about the Shinsengumi from history books, Rurouni Kenshin, and Kaze Hikaru (which is pretty accurate in terms of history but completely different in other aspects.) So yeah this anime seems to have all the major players.

What makes me laugh about this anime is that all of them have a full head of hair!!!!! Back then, samurais were half bald because the shaved their heads! They wouldn't have long luxurious ponytails swaying in the wind when they fight! But to appease all the fangirls I guess they had to beautify these pretty boys

Another thing about the first episode was how the main character was blantantly a girl and yet it took some of the bishounens 3/4 of the episode to figure that out! I found myself screaming at them throughout the anime that "SHE'S OBVIOUSLY A GIRL!!!"

As for the girl thing, I think they made the girl plain because then fangirls across the world could replace her with themselves. They just put her there to help rabid fangirls able to imagine themselves in her position even better
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Just another bishie infested anime with an annoying girl as the protagonist...nothing special really but now that I started it, I have to finish it sadly, because I don't drop anime no matter how boring it is.
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I don't want this to turn into yaoi/shounen-ai... I just want to see the Shinsengumi!!!
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I watched 2 episodes of it, and I have to say it's more interesting than I expected it to be. Considering it's a bishounen harem and all. Chizuru is still not to my liking though. Replace her with Kuchiha from Amatsuki and I'll be very happy. And while the guys are very pretty, not one of them is my type. xD But the plot is not too boring so I'll stick with it for a while.
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OMG! spoilers:



I heard that the girl get a son with the spear guy ( i forgot the name ) and that all the other shinsengumi does and the only person who has a good path is the spear guy ( im sooo mad! ) my facebook profil status was in shock!
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Posted 4/13/10
Not bad, watched it and it was pretty awesome~
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Posted 4/15/10
i like it!!!!


HOT GUYSSS EVERYWHERE!!!



though i hope as the show goes on, i'll be able to digest what's going on better. (like, all the enemies and stuff)
Posted 4/17/10
i started loving Hakuoki weeks before it aired in Japan. reason why: i found out that it was based on a game, i love the artwork, and most of the main characters are played by my favorite seiyuu (Japanese voice actors/actresses), plus hot guys everywhere in that anime.
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Posted 5/18/10
I love the first episode!!!
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Posted 5/18/10
I wub it! It's awesome so far...
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Posted 5/18/10 , edited 5/18/10
I think the selling point of the anime is mainly the Bishounens . I'm not expecting much on this series though it would be great if the plot goes well. On the other hand i doubt it . . . having a super bland heroine. As of now i'm giving it a chance, let's just hope for the best.
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