Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Dawn of the Shinsengumi (TV)

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[ prequel of Hakuōki (TV) ]

Alternative title:
Hakuōki Reimeiroku (Japanese) 
薄桜鬼 黎明録 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , comedy , drama 
Themes: bishounen , demons , history , politics , samurai 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: The beginning of Hakuouki Series. Foretells the story Ryunosuke Ibuki, a boy who is a son of a samurai, yet hates a samurai. He was pick up by Roshigumi (later Shinsengumi) other leader Kamo Serizawa, when he was robbed and left to die on his way to the Capital (Kyoto). After being rescued, he was forced to become Serizawa's dog, and slowly, the mystery of "Water of Life" is starting to unfold. 
User Ratings: 126 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Very good: 19 votes (sub:16, dub:3)
 Good: 30 votes (sub:23, dub:7)
 Decent: 20 votes (sub:16, dub:4)
 So-so: 12 votes (sub:11, raw:1)
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 241 users, rank: #2443 (of 5997)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.968 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.3602, rank: #4522 (of 5992)
Weighted mean: 5.882 (Decent), rank: #4630 (of 5992) (seen all: 6.74 / seen some: 5.85 / won't finish: 2.51)
Bayesian estimate: 6.026 (Decent), rank: #3902 (of 4546)
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2012-07-09 
Opening Theme:
"Reimei -reimei-" by Maon Kurosaki 
Ending Theme:
"Hana No Atosaki" by mao 
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Dawn of the Shinsengumi (Blu-Ray) 2013-10-01 (from $37.89)
DVD (Region 1)
    Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Dawn of the Shinsengumi (DVD) 2013-10-01 (from $34.44)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Yamasaki 
Storyboard: Masami Obari (OP; ep 12) 
Unit Director: Masami Obari (OP; Studio G-1 NEO) 
Music: Kô Ôtani 
Original Concept: Tsunekiyo Fujisawa 
Original Character Design: Yone Kazuki 
Character Design: Atsuko Nakajima 
Animation Director: Atsuko Nakajima (OP) 
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki 
Producer:
Asuka Yamazaki (AT-X) 
Atsushi Iwasaki (Frontier Works) 
Mitsutoshi Ogura (Geneon Universal Entertainment) 
Youhei Hayashi (Movic) 

Key Animation:
Ken Ootsuka (OP) 
Masahiro Yamane (OP) 
Tokuyuki Matsutake (OP) 
Theme Song Performance:
Mao (ED) 
Maon Kurosaki (OP) 
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Heisuke Tōdō 
Jouji Nakata as Kamo Serizawa 
Koji Yusa as Sanosuke Harada 
Kousuke Toriumi as Hajime Saitō 
Shinichiro Miki as Toshizō Hijikata 
Showtaro Morikubo as Sōji Okita 
Tomokazu Seki as Ryūnosuke Ibuki 

Nobuo Tobita as Keisuke Sannan 
Ryuugo Saito as Kōdō Yukimura 
Tomohiro Tsuboi as Shinpachi Nagakura 
Toru Ohkawa as Isami Kondō 

Amika Takahashi as Aguri(ep 9) 
Chihiro Aikawa as Ryūnosuke's mom 
Hiroyuki Tsunakawa as Saeki 
Kazuya Murakami as Toshio Tonōchi 
Kenjiro Tsuda as Chikage Kazama 
Naomi Iida as
Oka 
Sōji Okita(child) 
Norio Kobayashi as Genzaburō Inoue 
Saya Shinomiya as Oume 
Shinsaku Kōchi as Iesato 
Takayuki Suzuki as Susumu Yamazaki 
Takeshi Ohba as Kai Shimada 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN 
Original Creator: Idea Factory 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Christopher Ayres 
Script: Christopher Ayres 
Translation: Jackie McClure 
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi 
John Ledford 

BD Authoring: David Williams 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Mixing: Brent Marshall 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud 
Sound Design: Brent Marshall 
Subtitle Formatting: Christopher Williams 
Subtitle Script & Timing: Christopher Williams 
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch 
Adam Gibbs as Ryunosuke Ibuki 
Andrew Love as Toshizo Hijikata 
Blake Shepard as Soji Okita 
Greg Ayres as Heisuke Todo 
Illich Guardiola as Sanosuke Harada 
Leraldo Anzaldua as Hajime Saito 

Brett Weaver as Kamo Serizawa 
David Matranga as Keisuke Sannan 
David Wald as Isami Kondo 
John Swasey as Nimi 
Kalob Martinez as Shinpachi Nakagura 
Mark X Laskowski as Kodo Yukimura 

Beth Lazarou as Mother(ep 1) 
Brent Marshall as Aizu Official(eps 5, 10-11) 
Brittney Karbowski as Chizuru Yukimura(ep 12) 
Christopher Ayres as
Iesato(ep 6) 
Tonouchi(eps 3-4) 
Connor Leach as Susumu Yamazaki 
Corey Hartzog as Chikage Kazama 
George Manley as Kai Shimada 
John Daugherty as Kawashima(ep 6) 
Kalin Coates as Child Okita(ep 4) 
Kurt Bauer as Genzaburo Inoue 
Margaret McDonald as Kosuzu 
Mike Yager as Hirama 
Molly Searcy as Oume(eps 8, 10-12) 

English companies
Distributor: Section23 Films (North America) 
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.) 
The Anime Network (North America) 
Licensed by:
Hanabee Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Sentai Filmworks 
Production: Seraphim Digital 
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