Hanabee Continues the Hakuoki Saga
In an announcement that should come as a surprise to no one, Hanabee have released news that they have acquired the rights to Hakuoki: Record of the Jade Blood. Record of the Jade Blood is the second season of the yet to be released Hakuoki.
In a positive sign, Hanabee have announced the release of a follow up season before the first has even been released. Whether this is a reflection on the number of pre-orders or merely an early strike by the Hanabee folks is anyone guess. One thing is for certain, however, they've very quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the Australian anime market.
Check out the full details after the jump!
- An action adventure samurai tale set in Kyoto (based on historic events), about the kidnapping of a young woman’s father.
- Release date 3rd April 2013.
- Available for Pre-Orders on www.hanabee.com.au
- Presented in dual languages: English & Japanese!
- Based on the Hakuoki video game series for various PlayStation and Nintendo platforms.
War is upon them.
The Shinsengumi are still feeling the bitter effects of defeat, having been forced to flee to Edo. Broken, bruised and disillusioned, they are all struggling to find the motivation to continue the fight when their own Commander is injured from a gun wound and their own Vice-Commander is struggling to pick up the pieces to keep them fighting together.
But the Shinsengumi are nothing but loyal to a fault and against all odds they are always prepared to defend their honour and beliefs. But whatever the outcome, this war will ultimately mark the fall of one era and the start of another. The question however remains amongst the Shinsengumi just where do they belong in this new age…or even if they belong at all.
Clean opening & clean ending
If you enjoyed the first series, then the second is mandatory viewing…While most of the characters of Hakuouki Hekketsuroku inevitably come to a tragic end, this franchise is hardly a tragedy for its viewers, combining beautiful art with compelling historical drama. As with the preceding season, this will appeal mostly to female audiences rather than action fans. – THEM Anime Reviews