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Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

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4.7
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Supernatural action pretty-boys (first 6 episodes)
    This show has grabbed my attention, despite the reverse-harem/bishounen aspects of it. The pieces don't quite all fit together or move in the same direction yet, but there's a good core to build on for the rest of the season.

    The idea of humans tied to supernatural beasts is an element of various cultures' mythology. Hakkenden takes this concept and throws it into a steampunk-ish but ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Must Watch This Season!
    I watch most anime every season and I must say that this season, it is one of the good ones! No fan service, good graphics, good plot, for everyone and it's funny but also have it's sad moments. I think that if you want something bs-free then this is the anime to watch!
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful, intriguing, a must see.
    Love the unique concept, beautiful animation and intriguing characters. Such impressive animation drew me in from the first episode. You won't be disappointed in this interesting story. Had to watch it twice it was so beautiful.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A little early for a review actually
    But this is probably when folks on the fence actually need one eh? :)

    First this is nicely drawn. Nobody is going to run away from the artwork.
    For me though an anime is all about the story, especially subtitled anime. I'm really enjoying this story thus far, This is one of those "dark mystery in their past" animes and they are doing a nice job of teasing out those details while keeping the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    EPIC!! nothing more to say
    This title anime is beyond what most reviews have said of it..Beautiful art, great storyline and humor. This might not be the longest review but the most heartfelt defiantly. If your looking for a story that embodys the strangeness and wonder of Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away then you have found your series. I cannot tell you how surprised I was at the plot twists, the wonderful way the Japanese ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I was fooled by the picture
    I wont lie that the story line was decent, which made me watch the 2nd season, but this anime was quite dissapointing overall. For an anime with soo much blood, there seems to be no fighting what so ever. If your looking for an action sword fighting Rurouni kenshin/ akame ga kill type of anime look elsewhere.

    So basically there are humans transforming demons, and a main character with a cursed ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This deserves another season!
    I will say, the story itself was intriguing. The fact that it sort of has an Inuyasha, original 167 episodes; not including Final Act, ending (meaning nothing was accomplished and the characters are sort of at the same place when the anime began) sort of annoys me. At least Inuyasha got Final Act and got everything wrapped up. What do we get here? A ton of unanswered questions and an unresolved ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    For being new to animes, I can recommend this!
    The first anime a friend of mine forced me to watch that i do not regret was sword art online, after that i started some searching on this site and i decided to pick this one, looked kinda cool and exciting and god damn it was. I loved it!
    Even though there are some kinda brotherly love that u normally don't see irl.
    And i gotta push on the music and the songs, oh god, beautiful!
    Aaaaaaah ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I need more and i need it now!!!
    the art, the story, the characters!!! this is another great series that when it ends you start obsessing over the internet trying to find hints of another season, i fell in love and i'm sure anyone that gives it the time of day will soon realize that the day it self has passed in no time and your eight episodes in.

    -Cody
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