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:
    Season 2 Is Gonna Be Amazing ^_^
    I really have to say that Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East really exceeded my expectations. I was thinking that the first episodes were a little poor with the lack of information they gave us but they later on informed us through the show. I'm really hope the season 2 comes out quick because Ima die if I have to wait any longer. Overall though this anime really proved me wrong and in the end it ...
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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:
    Masterpiece! I loved it all the way through!
    Miyuki Abe has created a masterpiece! An author who mostly writes shounen-ai/boys love, decides to create one a little less passionate- which is not a bad thing at all.

    Instead of romance, we see feelings of love toward companions and most of all, family. I get bits of nolstagia here and there:
    1. Shino and Sousuke's relationship reminds me of Kuroshitsuji sometimes as Sousuke jokingly ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Less than I expected
    After all the glowing reviews here, I thought this would be a good show to get into. While the animation is quite good, I was really disappointed in the story itself. Two entire seasons, and it barely moves at all. It was mostly just a character introduction, and virtually no questions were answered. If a third season comes out, I might pick it up again when I get bored, but it is by no means an ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Iffy plot, but still enjoyable
    Sadly I cannot give Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East 5 stars.
    The art and animation is outstanding. The characters are also very likable. This is one of the reasons I kept watching.
    The plot was lacking severely and this really hurt the show. Let's say we sliced a plot pie into eight pieces. We got maybe--maybe--half of the pie and the rest was thrown away to leave us wondering ...
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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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