Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

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4.7
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  • Brilliant and gripping story
    I was originally hesitant to watch this anime however when I finally gave it a shot I was hooked from episode one. The music was phenomenal mixing orchestra with rock making some scenes really intense. The dialogue was funny, dramatic and heart warming making all of the characters very likable. And finally the story was extremely interesting and well written keeping me interested through the ...
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  • Interesting and well put together
    Great story line, awesome characters. Each character holds their own, most have pets that talk and all that sort of stuff. I really enjoyed it so far I'm only on episode 20 out of 26 so I don't know the ending. I hope it doesn't disappoint. Watched in one day couldn't seem to get away from it. oh and some pretty good action scenes.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    The best I've watched in years!
    When I first stumbled upon this anime I was expecting just a anime filled with a boring plot. On the other hand what I really found was a package that was amazing. I loved all the characters and the plot of the anime in all. (especially the shounen-ai moments (=w=)b ) I love animes like this where they focus on a strong bond between two friends instead making it sickingly sweet with strong emotion ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    ITS AMAZINGLY AWESOME
    When i saw the 1st episode I thought "How the HECK did Happy turn into a crow?WHATTTT?" It turned out, the same voice actor that voices Natsu from Fairy Tail also voices Shino! I was quite happy after that, seeing that I'm a Fairy Tail fan....
    But the next big thing was.........HE HAS A EYE ON HIS HAND....ALMOST LIKE 07-GHOST!!! And of course, I'm a 07-Ghost fan as well....

    This anime seems a ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Kept me coming back...
    Great art, some great eye candy, a little bit of underline BL and even some underline man/woman romance, battles, and paranormal/fantasy with the right seasoning of comedy. All of which I personally find are great bases of any anime. This anime starts out light hearted, with a good character development and for the most part a good steady flow and build up of the story-line.
    The ending though ...
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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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  • Great show, too bad it's over.
    I really liked the show. It's interesting to find out this is remake of a Japanese longest Classical Literature pieces. Also that this is one out of many re-makes. Maybe I will check out the others. I also liked the animation a lot, it was really beautifully done. The ending was a bit lame, but overall I enjoyed it.
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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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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Season 1 was boring, but Season 2 made up for it
    Season 1 was boring and not exciting at all, however Season 2 made up for it nicely.

    There's probably going to be season 3 from the look of things at the end of Season 2.

    This anime (specifically season 2) is great in the sense that it incorporates many myths and legends into a modern twist kind of story. It focused on many mythological beings and Japanese folktales; stories like a child ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Passed my expectations.
    I have had my doubts as well when I came about this anime. Slightly reluctant, even after reading reviews, I began to test out the anime and over time, I surprisingly found myself absorbed and completely into this series. Humor, action, tragedy, and even a spoonful of shonen-ai kept me completely lost in the anime, but not in a bad way. Though the plot at first might be confusing for some, ...
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