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Feel the Burn: Hakkenden Brings Japanese Heat to Our Hot & Spicy Fest on Apr 14-15 - The Beijinger (blog)

Hakkenden, along with 40 more of Beijing's top purveyors of chili-infused grub, will be in attendance at our inaugural Hot & Spicy Festival at Galaxy Soho on Apr 14-15. If you have yet to grab your RMB 20 presale ticket, do so by scanning the QR code ...

Cozy and Affordable Japanese Fare at Hakkenden Izakaya in Sanlitun Soho - The Beijinger (blog)

During Beijing's drawn out winters, what could be better than indulging in an evening at a snug Japanese izakaya, gobbling up delicious food and sipping on hot sake with friends. If you're not looking to head as far out as to try one of the many ...

Super Lovers Boys-Love Anime Unveils Female Cast - Anime News Network

Abe's Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun manga spawned the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East television anime, with a 13-episode first season in January 2013, and a 13-episode second season in July of the same year. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as ...

Boys-Love Manga Super Lovers by Hakkenden's Abe Gets Anime - Anime News Network

Abe (Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni kike!, Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun) launched Super Lovers in Kadokawa's Ciel magazine in 2010, but switched to Kadokawa's Emerald magazine in May last year. Kadokawa published the manga's seventh compiled book ...

2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Our Top Picks for Anime & Manga Plus A Giveaway - Three If By Space

One of Japan's greatest works of literature is born again in HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST! Where To Buy: Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East: Season 1 [Blu-ray] / Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East 2 [Blu-ray]. Top Holiday Manga Series. #1.

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 Collection Review - Capsule Computers

There is a very good chance that you have probably seen a series that is some form of an adaptation from the epic novel series Nansō Satomi Hakkenden. This month along we saw the release of a series that spun the story of Princess Fuse into a ...

Fuse: Memoirs Of A Huntress Premium Edition Blu-ray Anime Review - The Fandom Post

Based on the novel by Kazuki Sakuraba that was titled Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden, this feature plays in the realm of the classic Nanso Satomi Hakkenden work that was published in the early 1800's. That work has been adapted many times across ...

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East English Dub Cast Announced - Capsule Computers

Sentai Filmworks has announced the English vocal cast for another of their planned dubs: Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East. Directed by Christopher Ayres, the dub cast includes: Shino Inuzuka, Murasame – Greg Ayres; Sosuke Inukawa – Leraldo Anzaldua ...

Sentai Filmworks Announces "Hakkenden" Anime's English Dub Cast - Crunchyroll News

Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for the first collection of the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East anime, which is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray on May 20. Christopher Ayres is directing the English dub, and you can see who will be playing ...

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "C3," "Hakkenden Season 2" and "Dog & Scissors" - Crunchyroll News

Sentai Filmworks has announced that they've licensed this season's new anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2, Stella Woman's Academy, High School Division Class C3 and Dog & Scissors. Following the digital run starting this July, a home ...

Crunchyroll Adds Second Season of "Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East" to Anime Lineup - Crunchyroll News

Inspired by a classic Japanese heroic legend, HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST is based on a manga by Miyuki Abe, which was adapted into anime by Studio Deen in January 2013. The cast of voice talent includes Tetsuya Kakihara (Fairy Tail), ...

Fuse: Memoirs of a Hunter Girl Anime Film Streaming with English Subs on Hulu - Anime News Network

The film, which opened in Japan last October, is an adaptation of Kazuki Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel. In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden , eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's ...

"Hakkenden" Anime's Official Site Updated Ahead of Second Season - Crunchyroll News

The Hakkenden official site has renewed its design with the second season key visual and a diagram of characters to show relationships for its upcoming broadcast in July.Who is excited for the second season? New characters are voiced by following voice ...

"Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East" Anime Second Season Announced - Crunchyroll News

It was announced on the cover of May issue of ASUKA CIEL, the monthly manga magazine that carries the original manga. The image on the cover is Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love. I was just getting into Hakkenden and wondering if it can ...

Crunchyroll to Stream "Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East" Anime - Crunchyroll News

New title anime announcements at Crunchyroll conclude for the day with Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, a new version of the oft-told classic Japanese legend set to broadcast on Thursday, January 10th, at 10:35 am Pacific Time for premium members.

First "Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun" Anime Promo - Crunchyroll News

Classic tale of samurai virtue Hakkenden gets a new anime incarnation in the January adaptation of Miyuki Abe's shoujo fantasy manga take on the 19th century epic. Osamu Yamasaki (Hakuōki) and storyboard artist Mitsue Yamazaki helm and write the ...

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (TV) - Anime News Network

Plot Summary: Five years ago, almost every villager of Ootsuka died due to a tragic plague. But mysteriously enough, three survivors: a girl and two boys, emerged. Now living in a church, the three live in isolation, hidden from those who may seek to ...

"Junjou Mistake", "Hakkenden" Anime Adaptations Revealed - Crunchyroll News

The first announcement is that a project is in the works for an anime adaptation of Miyuki Abe's Hakkenden -Touhou Hakken Ibun- fantasy manga about three survivors who escape to a church after their village is burned to the ground to protect from a ...

The Hakkenden is an OVA series by AIC and Artmic in two sequences, the second subtitled The Hakkenden: A New Arc . The anime is based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden written by Kyokutei Bakin during the latter half of the Edo period. At 106 volumes, the novel bears the distinction of being the longest novel in classic Japanese literature.

The Hakkenden
THE 八犬伝
(Za Hakkenden)
Genre Jidaigeki, Supernatural
Original video animation
Directed by Takashi Anno
Produced by Yasuo Hasegawa
Written by Noboru Aikawa
Music by Takashi Kudō
Studio Artmic
Licensed by
Released October 25, 1990March 25, 1991
Runtime 30 minutes (each)
Episodes 6 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
A New Arc
Directed by Yukio Okamoto
Produced by Toru Miura
Written by Hidemi Kamata
Music by Takashi Kudō
Studio AIC
Licensed by
Released November 25, 1993March 25, 1995
Runtime 30 minutes (each)
Episodes 7 (List of episodes)
Related works
  • Nansō Satomi Hakkenden (1814 novel series)
  • Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (2005 manga series / 2013 anime series)
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The Hakkenden (THE 八犬伝 Za Hakkenden) is an OVA series by AIC and Artmic in two sequences, the second subtitled The Hakkenden: A New Arc (THE 八犬伝 新章 Za Hakkenden Shinshō). The anime is based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden written by Kyokutei Bakin during the latter half of the Edo period. At 106 volumes, the novel bears the distinction of being the longest novel in classic Japanese literature.

The Hakkenden is most known for its unique approach to animation, switching between several distinct visual styles throughout the duration of the series (sometimes even several times within the same episode). In addition, the series is also noted for its heavy use of symbolic imagery and themes, allowing the series to straddle the line between animation and art.

It is also known for introducing a modern perspective to a literary classic, since outdated, morally ambiguous concepts such as feudal loyalty and devotion are closely scrutinized and re-examined during many of the conflicts in the story. The "THE" at the front of the title is not, in fact, a formality of translation, but an actual part of the title written in English, perhaps chosen by the series' writers to deliberately convey that sense of modernity.