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

Apart from these bites, Hakkenden might be the cheapest place around Sanlitun for Japanese drinks too: A pint of Asahi is RMB 16, a small bottle of Shochikubai sake is RMB 30 while a large bottle is RMB 50, and shōchū (a Japanese distilled beverage ...

Studio Deen Animates Abe's Super Lovers TV Anime - Anime News Network

Shinji Ishihira ( Fairy Tail , Tenbatsu Angel Rabbie , Log Horizon ) will helm the TV anime at Studio Deen. Yoshiko Nakamura ( Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East , Hakuōki , Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun ) is credited for series composition. Miki Takihara ...

7 Most In Demand English Voice Actors of 2014 - Anime News Network

He played the allegedly immortal Hampnie Hambart in Sunday Without God , the cool Team Doberman leader Randy Maxwell in Majestic Prince , the warrior Naotsugu in Log Horizon , and the attractive military police officer Genpachi Inukai in Hakkenden ...

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

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Collection One is quite obviously a series that was intentionally broken into two seasons, but by trying to force all character introductions into the first season with barely any attempts to develop these characters ...

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 many ...

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

Girl just want to have guns in Sentai Filmworks' newest acquisition: Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3! This rambunctious 12 episode series is helmed by first time director Masayoshi Kawajiri, and features character designs by ...

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

The seal has been broken and now it can be revealed that Crunchyroll will begin streaming season two of the heroic legend-inspired anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East on July 8th, at 11:25 am Pacific Time for its premium members. Free members are ...

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

Online video streaming service Hulu began streaming the anime film Fuse: Memoirs of a Hunter Girl (Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō) with English subtitles in its entirety this week. Streaming is available for free users as well as members. The film ...

Kazuki Sakuraba's Fuse Novel Inspires Manga - Anime News Network

A manga adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author Kazuki Sakuraba's (Gosick series) Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel will premiere in the seventh volume of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine on June 25. Manga artist hakus will be drawing the ...

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

Amazon Japan has added the front cover of the December issue of Ciel Tres Tres, on sale 10/29, to the their website, revealing that the magazine will contain two announcements which are teased on the cover. The first announcement is that a project is ...

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.