Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Average Rating

  • 5
    (80)
  • 4
    (12)
  • 3
    (6)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)
4.7
 out of 5
101 votes
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  • I watch it all in a night.
    I like the story and the building of charters, along with the way they introduce them.
    I wish they went more in debt with the main charter. It a awesome show to watch in one night, it to short to be anything above a good short story.

    I wish I had more to say, forgive my poor grammar, and spelling.
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  • Beautiful and involving, but ultimately disappointing.
    This series has beautiful style and solid writing. The characters are well conceived and consistant. The animation never feels cheap.
    However...
    The pacing sometimes drags. The setup in the first couple episodes has a different feel from the rest of the series. And ultimately I found it anti-climactic.

    Ultimately it's enjoyable and worth a look.
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  • Need a Season 3 ASAP!
    One of my favorites so far. The character development, interactions, and relationships are amazing and the animation is beautiful. Want a Season Three! I love the bond between the main cast, and then the Eight towards the end! Adore this so much! Watch It!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Rooting for Another Season
    This show was a diamond in the rough on my queue, and I'm soo glad I decided to watch it! It is beautifully animated and the voice-acting is superb. The bro-ship between the characters stays platonic and familial while the jokes are light-hearted and funny! I couldn't get enough, and I was really sad when I reached the last episode.

    There's definitely more story to be told! Finale+ spoilers ...
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  • I liked season 1, but not so much 2
    This show is a bit scattered as far as the story line is concerned. Each episode is interesting enough on it's own, but it just doesn't feel like a cohesive whole. When I got around to season two, I just wasn't interested enough to keep going. Season 1 was entertaining, though, so I'm giving it 4 instead of 3 stars.
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  • I'm at a Loss of Words
    because I just finished this anime. I loved it which is an understatement. The character's and their stories have me wanting more! I want to see the group work together on more problems. I want to see more spirits. Ugh, it's so frustrating because this is one of those shows where you wish it was real life, as dumb as that sounds.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Very Interesting to watch, hoping for another season
    I was hoping that there would be a season 3 that will explain what is going to happen along the way for Shino and Sosuke to finding the lost gem (Duty). Maybe they might encounter new people along the way as well.So who of us is really hoping that they can solve what is going to be awaiting them in the future.
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  • Hoping there is a season 3 ;'D
    Amazing art work, plot and character development! I have seen many anime but this is one of my favorite! its fantasy (powers, spirits and demons) and adventure(trips, tasks/missions) hint of fighting action here and there but the story and how it builds up and unravels is simply amazing!. Shino's development and background story hits all the feels. dont read too much of the story online just watch ...
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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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  • Great anime! I love it.
    It's a really good anime. The characters are nice. And the storyline is pretty nice. It's not everyday I stumble upon a story that has both interesting, good-looking characters with a nice plot line. It has a lot of mysteries, most of which you know the gist of it but still mysterious because it's not completely unfolded. I wish it would uncover the mysteries a little better but it gives a good ...
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