Hakuōki Original Video Anime Unveils Teaser, Staff, Cast, Dates, Song Artists – News


The official website of the animated adaptations of Otomate‘s Hakuōki otome game franchise unveiled a promotional teaser video, the main crew and cast, opening dates, theme song artists and a key new visual for the franchisethe new original anime video from (OAV) project Friday.

The OAV will have three episodes which will ship on Blu-ray disc and DVD on December 24, 2021, January 28, 2022 and February 25, 2022. The three parts will also be broadcast exclusively on the U-NEXT service in Japan on November 13, December 11 and January 29.

The cast includes:

Osamu Yamasaki returns as director of DEEN studio. Atsuko Nakajima serves again as an animation character designer for Yone Kazukioriginal character designs. Kou Otani also returns to compose the music, with Yoshikazu Iwanami the same as an audio director.

Aiko Yoshioka performs the opening theme song “Setsuna no Kodō” (Split-Second Heartbeat), while Maon Kurosaki performs the ending theme song “Kenran -I Will Never Forget You-.”

The most recent anime project for Hakuōki is the two-part film project Hakuoki: Demon of the Ephemeral Flower, made up of Hakuoki: Demon of the Ephemeral Flower: Kyoto’s Wild Dance in 2013, and Hakuoki: Ephemeral Flower Demon: Blue Sky Warrior Spirit in 2014. Sentai Filmworks released both movies on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The story of the game franchise and its various adaptations focus on the historic Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto in the 19th century. A girl named Chizuru Yukimura arrives in Kyoto from Edo to search for her missing father. She finds herself embroiled in the conflict between the frightening Rasetsu and the Shinsengumi (led by Hijikata and others), thanks to a fateful connection to her missing father.

Factory of ideas out first Hakuōki match in 2008. Hakuōki: the winds of Kyoto (Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō) debuted for the Playstation Vita in Japan in September 2015. Factory of ideas International released the game in North America and Europe in May 2017. The company then released the game for PC via To smoke in August 2017.

The game continued, Hakuōki: Edo Flowers (Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō), launched in Japan on PS Vita in June 2016. Factory of ideas International released the game in March 2018 in North America and Europe for PS Vita and To smoke. The game was also released for PC via To smoke in the same month.

Factory of ideas released the two games together for the Nintendo Switch under title Hakuōki Shinkai: Fûkaden in September 2018. Hakuōki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shō and Hakuōki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shō are new games for the Switch in the franchise. The first game shipped to Japan in September 2019 and the second game shipped in July 2020.

The franchise inspired the Hakuoki: Demon of the Ephemeral Flower TV anime in 2010, followed by Hakuōki: Jade Blood Record the same year, the years 2012 Hakuoki: Demon of the Ephemeral Flower – Dawn of Shinsengumi, and 2016 Hakuōki: Otogisōshi. The franchise has also spawned several original movie and video anime releases.

The first one Hakuōki live musical made its debut in 2012, and the last musical, Musical “Hakuōki Shinkai “Sōma Kazue-hen, took place in Tokyo and Kyoto in July earlier this year after a one-year delay due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The franchise‘s Hakuōki SSL ~ good life at school ~ The high school spinoff game also inspired a live-action TV series, musical, and live-action movie.

Source: Hakuōki anime site


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