MVM Acquires Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
posted on by Andrew Osmond
MVM has announced that it has licensed the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun) television anime series, with a DVD and Blu-ray due on July 4.
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 served as the anime's chief director, while Mitsue Yamazaki was its director at Studio DEEN. Both Yamasaki and Yamazaki were in charge of the series scripts, while Hiromi Kato designed the characters.
The series starred 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 included Daisuke Namikawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Shinichiro Miki, Jun'ichi Miyake, Takuma Terashima, and Tomoaki Maeno.