Hakuōki Franchise Inspires New Hakuōki ~Otogisōshi~ TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Animation studio DLE Inc. announced on Friday that it will produce a new TV anime based on Idea Factory and Design Factory's otome game franchise Hakuōki titled Hakuōki ~Otogisōshi~ (Hakuōki ~Fairy-tail Book~). The series of anime shorts will feature the characters from the Hakuōki games in chibi form, and will feature a completely new story with the theme "A normal every day that might have existed."
Those who are attending the Animate Girls Festival's Otomate Fes on November 7-8 will receive a postcard for the new series. The postcard will feature different designs on each day.
The story of the game franchise and its anime adaptations center around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.
Idea Factory released the original Hakuōki Shinsengumi Kitan game for the PlayStation 2 in 2008. The game has since been ported into the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS platforms. Idea Factory recently released a PS Vita port on September 25. Aksys Games localized and released the game's PlayStation 3 version in May. Aksys Games also previously released the game on the PSP and 3DS, and also released the Hakuōki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi spinoff PSP game.
The Hakuōki anime franchise includes the 12-episode Hakuōki series, the 10-episode sequel series Hakuōki Hekketsu-roku, and the 6-episode Hakuōki Sekkaroku OVA series. The franchise also includes a prequel television anime series and two films that premiered in 2013. Sentai Filmworks licensed the franchise in 2013. The franchise has also spawned seven stage musical adaptations, the latest of which opened in Tokyo in May.
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