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Old May 2nd, 2012, 12:34 PM   #16
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I've only seen about six episodes(but plan to get it since it's licensed now by Sentai), but Hakuoki is pretty good.

It's about the Shisengumi(which is around the same era Kenshin is set in), plenty of fights (including some supernatural elements) and some drama as well. There's some comic elements too, but from what if you're familar with Shisengumi history, it ends rather badly.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 12:55 PM   #17
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It's about the Shinsengumi(which is around the same era Kenshin is set in), plenty of fights (including some supernatural elements) and some drama as well. There's some comic elements too, but from what if you're familar with Shinsengumi history, it ends rather badly.
Very much the same era - Saitou Hajime was a Shinsengumi captain, and also (as you may recall) a character in Rurouni Kenshin. Is Saitou a prominent character Hakuoki as well?
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 01:03 PM   #18
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For manga i recommend shin angyo onshi or blade of the immortal. Probably has much less comedy though, the other aspects of RK are there, like atoning for killing or sins of the past etc. Amazing art and amazingly good action/battles.
I was searching for a title to post here since there is nothing quite like RK out there.

So the Blade of the Immortal manga is probably as close as I can think of, and is good Samurai stuff in its own right. Tends more towards realism in its art style than RK, of course.

There is also always the perennial classic of Lone Wolf and Cub, which is a must read for any fans of the Samurai genre or even passing interest in feudal Japan.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 02:40 PM   #19
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Very much the same era - Saitou Hajime was a Shinsengumi captain, and also (as you may recall) a character in Rurouni Kenshin. Is Saitou a prominent character Hakuoki as well?
I think so.

But the main Shisengumi that they focus on is the Leader(forgot his name...Mizakata or something?)...along with Okita.
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I'll look into these recommendations as well guys. Thanks.
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Hakuoki is samurai not bad anime
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #22
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I didn't say it was bad

I liked it a lot. It's actually got a female lead who's one of my favorites. She's not whiny like other female MCS in series like this and she reminds me of one of my all time favorite anime heroines, Shurei from The Story of Saiunkuoku.

There's a lot of action, but it's also shojoish in the fact that there's something blossoming between the Shisengumi leader and the female MC. But she also clicks with Okita too.

And there's a second season and severalOVAS, but I haven't seen any of them
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i liked it too...and i heard about the second season....i know that Kenshin is way better but Hakuouki has a good story and YEAH female lead is awesome
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #24
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i liked it too...and i heard about the second season....i know that Kenshin is way better but Hakuouki has a good story and YEAH female lead is awesome
Hakuoki has hotter men too

And I'm a fan of several of the VAs.
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