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Hakuōki ~Otogisōshi~ TV Anime's Ad Previews Renka Theme Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Renka performs "Don't Cry" theme song for April anime

The official website of the upcoming Hakuōki: Otogisōshi television anime began streaming a 15-second commercial video for the anime on Tuesday. The video previews Renka's theme song "Don't Cry."

The anime will premiere in April on Tokyo MX, Mie TV, and Sun TV.

The cast includes:

Houko Kuwashima as Chizuru Yukimura

Shinichiro Miki as Toshizō Hijikata

Showtaro Morikubo as Sōji Okita

Kousuke Toriumi as Hajime Saitō

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Heisuke Tōdō

Koji Yusa as Sanosuke Harada

Kenjiro Tsuda as Chikage Kazama

Toru Ohkawa as Isami Kondō

Nobuo Tobita as Keisuke Sannan

Tomohiro Tsuboi as Shinpachi Nagakura

Norio Kobayashi as Genzaburō Inoue

Takayuki Suzuki as Susumu Yamazaki

Takeshi Ohba as Kai Shimada

Ryusaku Chijiwa as Kashitarō Itō

Ryū Yamaguchi as Kyūju Amagiri

Hiroaki Yoshida as Kyō Shiranui

Hasumi Itō as Kaoru Nagumo

Ayano Ishikawa as Senhime

Akiko Katsuta as Kimigiku

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."

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.

Update: Replaced video with same video from DLE since original one was removed.

Images © IF, DF / Hakuōki: Otogisōshi Production Committee

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