Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

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4.7
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  • 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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  • !!!!!GREAT Anime!!!!!
    I am GLAD that I clicked on this anime in my mile long queue!! From the story buildup to the small hints of BL throughout the series, this anime has to be one of the most interesting and well written(and produced) anime I have ever seen! For anyone who's hesitating on whether to watch this anime or not, I suggest you do so. I promise you, the story will hook, mesmerize, and slowly kill you ...
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  • Hakkenden eight dogs of the east
    good story but leaves you with a lot of questions but the story is good and it fill some of the questions just not all. i love the characters and there are quite a few funny parts in it
    the art is amazing and so is the music but i would love to have a season 3
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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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