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Sentai Filmworks Adds Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East TV Anime

posted on 2013-01-15 16:24 EST
Female-oriented supernatural anime based on classic Japanese novel to get home video release this year

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun) television anime series. The company will release the series through "select digital outlets" with a home video release later this year.

The anime adapts Miyuki Abe's original manga that reimagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented story with supernatural elements. Osamu Yamasaki serves as the anime's chief director, while Mitsue Yamazaki is its director at Studio DEEN. Both Yamasaki and Yamazaki are in charge of the series scripts, while Hiromi Kato is designing the characters.

The series stars the voice cast members Tetsuya Kakihara as Shino Inuzuka, Satoshi Hino as Sōsuke Inukawa, Ayahi Takagaki as Hamaji, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Murasame. Other cast members include Daisuke Namikawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Shinichiro Miki, Jun'ichi Miyake, Takuma Terashima, and Tomoaki Maeno.

The series premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in various countries outside of Japan as it airs.

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