News Sentai Filmworks Adds Hakkenden Season 2
posted on 2013-07-05 15:09 EDT
Sentai Filmworks announced at Anime Expo on Friday that it has licensed the second season of the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East television anime series. The company plans to release the series on home video in 2014.
Both seasons of the anime adapt 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 first 13-episode series premiered in Japan in January, and Crunchyroll streamed the series in various countries outside of Japan as it aired. Sentai Filmworks has also licensed the first season for a home video release later this year.