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Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

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4.6
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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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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Totally worth your time
    While at the beginning it might be a bit confusing, it eventually all comes together, each episode more or less has its own sub-plot, while the overarching story is still there, which I personally like alot. Initially I did get frustrated trying to follow all the character's with alot of similar names, but the story and emotional impact makes up for any trivial issues and it's open ending.
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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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  • 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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