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Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

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4.7
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  • Great Action Anime Beautifully Illustrated
    I clicked on this just to see what it was about and ended up binge watching it through the weekend. I wish they would do more seasons. This anime has it all - good storyline, fight scenes, good characters, etc and is so beautifully illustrated. I think it is drawn better than Naruto or Natsume (though I am a fan of both) and has it's own good story to tell. I recommend it.
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  • Definitely an Amazing Anime
    I'm not really in the mood to write a nice and descriptive comment..but I just HAD to rate it.. Definitely earns 5 stars. One key factor that I will mention is the uniqueness of the anime. Watch it and find out just what I mean. I haven't seen an anime that plays out like this one.
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  • 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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  • Just give it a chance
    The story develops gradually and takes some time getting into. Eventually, the characters become loveable and you'll want to learn how they become intertwined. Admittedly, there is little character development, especially with Shino, but the static nature of each character's lifespan somewhat justifies their static nature. This anime has an interesting theme involving multiple philosophies which ...
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  • Couldn't Take My Eyes Off The Screen!
    When I just came across this anime I thought I was going to find another anime to drop, but boy was I wrong. This anime had me pull all-nighters with how intriguing it was. I have watched this all two of these seasons within the past week and I have got to say I am disappointed that I have finished it, I wanted to keep watching. This anime always kept me guessing what was going to happen next. New ...
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  • 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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  • Good enough Story and Anime
    The animation is great and it has a pretty good story. However, seasons 2 ending left me wondering "was that it?". I wasnt mad, sad, happy, or anything because the ending is so lack luster. The show needs a 3rd season surly. But im not holding my breath.
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  • hakkenden-eight dogs of the east
    Fantastic storyline.Need a season 3. Couldnt stop watching it.Great characters who were well thought out and were not colorless idiots.It has a little of everything Some questions left unanswered but im waiting for a season 3..I recommend this anime 100%.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Definitely worth watching!
    This was an amazing series. It's has everything I could ask for blood, action, comedy, a plot that pulls you in and good characters but I felt that there was too many questions left unanswered at the end keeping it from being 5 stars. I really enjoyed watching this series and only wish it was longer.
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