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Hakuōki New Original Video Anime Project: Visuals, Release Dates, Staff, Cast, And Everything About The Franchise

A teaser promotional video for the OVA adaptation of Otomate’s Hakuōki Otome smartphone game was unveiled. Details about the cast, staff, and theme song artists were also revealed. Also, a new key visual was released for the Original Video Anime project on Friday. The first OVA episode will stream in Japan on November 13. Below is the teaser promotional video for the OVA:

About The OVA:

The three OVA episodes will ship on Blu-ray and DVD on the following dates:-

  • 24th December 2021
  • 28th January 2022
  • 25th February 2022

These three episodes of the Hakuōki  OVA will be available exclusively on the U-NEXT service in Japan on:

  • 13th November 2021
  • 11th December 2021
  • 29 January 2021

Staff Of The OVA:

Studio DEEN is animating Hakuōki  OVA episodes under the direction of Osamu Yamasaki. Atsuko Nakajima, Kou Otani, and Yoshikazu Iwanami are back as animation character designers, music composers, and audio directors. At the same time, Yone Kazuki is designing the characters.
Aiko Yoshioka performed the opening theme song, “Setsuna no Kodō”, while Maon Kurosaki performed “Kenran – I’ll never forget you” as the ending theme song of Hakuōki OVA.

Who Are Joining As The Cast?

  • 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
  • Shōta Aoi as Hyōgo Sakai

Above is the list of the cast and their character in Hakuōki OVA.

About Hakuōki Franchise:

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom was a 2 part film project and the most recent project of the franchise. They consisted of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Wild Dance of Kyoto of 2013 and Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky of 2014. Blu-ray and DVD distribution rights of the project was given to Sentai Filmworks.

What Is The Plot Of The Game And Its Various Adaptations?

Projects in the Hakuōki franchise revolve around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century. In search of her father, Chizuru Yukimura, a girl, arrives in Kyoto from Edo.

Hakuōki Key Visual
Hakuōki Key Visual
Image: Hakuōki OVA

However, due to a fateful connection with her missing father, she finds herself in the middle of a conflict between frightening Rasetsu and Shinsengumi (under the guidance of Hijikata and others).

What are the Games Released In The Hakuōki Franchise?

In 2008 Idea Factory released Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds (Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō), which debuted on PlayStation Vita in Japan in September 2015. The sequel game Hakuōki: Edo Blossoms (Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō) was launched in Japan in June 2016 on PS Vita. This game was also launched for PC via Steam.

In 2018 both these titles were together released as Hakuōki Shinkai: Fūkaden on Nintendo Switch.
Hakuōki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shō and Hakuōki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shō are the newest game in the franchise for Switch.

Other Notable Mentions Of Hakuōki:

Hakuōki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, followed by Hakuōki: Record of Jade Blood in the year, were the two television anime in the franchise released in 2010. Together with 2012’s anime Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi, and 2016’s Hakuōki: Otogisōshi.

Several films and Original Video Anime were also released in the Hakuōki Franchise. In 2012 Hakuōki first stage musical debuted. After a one-year delay due to the pandemic Musical “Hakuōki Shinkai” Sōma Kazue-hen, ran in Tokyo and Kyoto this month.
A spin-off live-action TV series, a musical, and a live-action film were also released. Based on the high school spinoff game of the franchise Hakuōki SSL ~sweet school life~.

Madhav Sharma
Madhav Sharma is a student of B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Mahakal Institute of Technology, Ujjain. Who got the taste of anime in class 12th, and that was the beginning from where there was no returning. He has watched all sorts of anime like shonen, comedy, thriller, drama, and many more. And hopes to meet up to your expectations and provide you the best.

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