The Best Episodes Directed by Osamu Yamasaki

Episode 22: Encompassing Heavens

#1 - Episode 22: Encompassing Heavens

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 9

Ao breaks the anti-Tengu barriers that have been keeping Shinobu hidden from the Tengu that had spirited him away. Hazuki is quick to retrieve his “son” once he finds him. While on the other side, Shinobu’s sealed memories resurface.

star 9.72
36 votes
Episode 16: Reverse Flow

#2 - Episode 16: Reverse Flow

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 3

Shino is forced to teach children how to read and write at the church, where he is shunned by most of the children. The children leave to play because Shino had never been to school either, and he is left with a little girl who asks him to read her a book. Shino realizes that she is blind and discusses it with Sousuke. As he ponders over this, Shino meets the owner of the bun shop who gives him free samples and ask for his opinion. He suggests curry and cheese buns, which the owner thinks of as a great idea. Once again at the church, Shino is left with the little girl and he reads a story about a bird to her. The owner of the bun shop comes to the church the next day and lets Shino try out the new samples, which turn into a great success. Shino learns that the little girl's name is Kaho, and writing her name on the ground, the other children become interested in writing. One boy gets annoyed and messes up the writing, and because of Shino's temper, is slapped. Shino goes back to the bun shop to ask the owner about the new recipe, but is met by his family who quickly goes to the family alter. Sousuke and Shino later learn that the owner of the shop had actually been dead for over a month already and the shop had been going bankrupt, but Shino manages to save them by mentioning the recipes which he had mysteriously helped the owner create the last few days. Meanwhile, Shino goes back to talk to the rude boy and shows that he can actually be a truly kind person, just like his name defined. Shino and Sousuke leave, and Kaho is later seen to bump into the "other" Sousuke. He smiles and pats her on the head.

star 9.69
36 votes
Episode 23: Twin Moons

#3 - Episode 23: Twin Moons

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 10

Shinobu is fatally injured when trying to protect Hazuki from Ao! Now it is Hazuki’s turn to save Shinobu at the cost of half of his own life. With Ao still after them, does Hazuki have the strength left to protect Shinobu and his gem?

star 9.69
36 votes
Episode 25: Pursuit

#4 - Episode 25: Pursuit

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 12

Shino is desperate to get Sosuke’s gem back, but neither Ao nor Tamazusa is going to make this easy. All of his friends are willing to help, but is it really wise to gather all eight of the Dog Warriors in one place...?

star 9.69
36 votes
Episode 9: Guard

#5 - Episode 9: Guard

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 9

Hamaji is moving to an all-girls school dorm. There's a rumor about the guardian of the school and Hamaji asked her roommate if she have seen the guardian of the school but then she said no. Shino encountered the guardian and apparently isn't every good in dealing with cute dolls. After Shino re-encounter again with the guardian this time with Inusaka Keno and also Sosuke, they relieved that they were only worried about Hamaji. The next day, Hamaji's roommate mentioned about how great Hamaji's friends are and then gave an excused to go back to the room. Hamaji then met some girls inviting her for lunch and revealed that Hamaji stays alone. Hamaji ran back to her room seeing a doll on the bed and to her feelings, that was her roommate and thanked her.

star 9.64
39 votes
Episode 21: Spirited Away

#6 - Episode 21: Spirited Away

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 8

Shinobu is taken away by the Tengu which live in the mountains. Shino and Sousuke follow him, only to be stopped by Ao, who tells Shino that the princess will be revived in a short time and that Shino will never be able to collect all the beads before that.

star 9.64
36 votes
Episode 26: Destiny

#7 - Episode 26: Destiny

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 13

In the final battle against Princess Tamazusa, Murasame overtakes Shino’s body and goes on a rampage! Will the combined forces of all of Shino’s friends be enough to suppress the raging beast and save Shino?

star 9.63
35 votes
Episode 19: Reminiscence

#8 - Episode 19: Reminiscence

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 6

Nachi's black panther decides to leave the house, feeling that it is too crowded. Shino goes and finds him with Genpachi. The whole crew end up eating dinner together, where Shino discovers that they all have beads, except for Sousuke's stolen one.

star 9.61
36 votes
Episode 24: Crossroads

#9 - Episode 24: Crossroads

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 11

Shinobu arrives at the Konna-ya, gathering all eight bead holders, but still missing Sosuke's Bead of Duty. Meanwhile, Keno and Rio inform Shino of Sosuke's condition, caused by his Bead of Duty seemingly choosing Ao as its rightful holder.

star 9.61
36 votes
Episode 20: Chance Encounters

#10 - Episode 20: Chance Encounters

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 7

Shino is sent to a place called Ikura to investigate a case of Kamikakushi (spiriting away) by Satomi, saying that the child came back the in the same age as he was when he was spirited away.

star 9.58
36 votes
Episode 18: In Homage

#11 - Episode 18: In Homage

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 5

Sousuke and the "other" Sousuke, Ao, fight, with Shino desperately trying to stop them.

star 9.56
36 votes
Episode 14: Doll

#12 - Episode 14: Doll

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 1

Shino, Sosuke, and Genpachi go to the Imamura doll maker to pick up a set of dolls for the elite church member's order. As they walk toward the house, they meet an old man enjoying the flowers and also hear a voice of a boy, singing to the Sakura trees. Confused, they continue on to the house, where they meet Daikaku and Hinaginu, the children of the doll maker. For some strange reason, the doll maker had disappeared without finishing the dolls. Shino demands that Daikaku, his heir, to finish the dolls, but he refuses, saying that he is unable to capture the expression of the doll. Angry Shino mutters to himself while walking in the backyard, where a young boy chucks a decorated ball at his head, telling him to leave Daikaku alone. Confused, Shino picks up the ball and goes to beg Daikaku to finish the dolls, also noticing the many cat dolls around the room. Shino continues to check out the house, where he finds a room full of live-sized dolls. One captures his attention and he stands in shock -- the doll was the figure of the woman who had killed them. He goes to Daikaku for the second time and asks about the ball and the figure. Daikaku doesn't know anything about the figure, but he is able to tell the story of his cat, who had originally owned the mysterious ball. As night dawns, Daikaku sees one of the Sakura tree branches falling, and suddenly regains the memory of the day he was murdered, unable to comprehend how he is still alive. Murasame mentions the cherry blossoms and Shino follows, only to be hit in the head once again by the strange boy. Joined by Genpachi and Sousuke, they watch in amazement as the boy turns into a orange cat. Genpachi plays along and turns into his demon form, planning on eating the cat. He is stopped by a rude black cat, who is then stopped by the old man they had met earlier. He turns out to be Hinozuka Nachi, member of one of the Four Houses of Sacred Beasts.

star 9.53
36 votes
Episode 13: Karma

#13 - Episode 13: Karma

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 13

The Church is forcing Satomi to bring Shino before the Elders. To make matters worse, the man that looks like Sosuke shared with Shino some devastating secrets.

star 9.53
38 votes
Episode 11: True Self

#14 - Episode 11: True Self

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 11

Murasame starts going crazy from blood loss after Shino is shot in the neck. Shino then reverts back to his supposed 18 year old self.

star 9.50
40 votes
Episode 17: Ignorance

#15 - Episode 17: Ignorance

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 4

When Shino learns Ao’s current whereabouts, he runs off to find him. While in the countryside, he meets Princess Yana, who harbors the other half of a regional deity Ao killed! Can he protect Princess Yana from Ao and get Sosuke’s gem back?

star 9.50
36 votes
Episode 12: Compensation

#16 - Episode 12: Compensation

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 12

Kohaku returns to her abode, and seemingly "devours" her friend. The next day, she wakes up in a blood-stained room and news about the mysterious death of one of the Zuikou Mansion workers spreads. Shino wakes up, still in his eighteen y/o body, and leaves for the church, where Kohaku escaped to. After Kohaku's explanation of her life story, she starts to grow a pair of rigid wings while Sosuke and Satomi attempt to console her. Shino appears and reveals Murasame as a sword, calling Kohaku an "angel from a picture book," rather than the monster she saw herself as. Shino then falls asleep and once again returns to his child form of a body.

star 9.46
39 votes
Episode 10: A Lonely Figure

#17 - Episode 10: A Lonely Figure

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 10

A man that resembles Sosuke has been spotted in the Imperial Capital; this has Keno up in racing around the city to exact his revenge.

star 9.42
38 votes
Episode 15: Molding

#18 - Episode 15: Molding

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 2 - Episode 2

Shino confronts Nachi about the magical barrier around Daikaku's house. Meanwhile, the young boy runs off and Shino chases after him. Daikaku stands in the room, slowly remembering the day of his "murder." Shino confronts the boy, which he realizes is Daikaku's cat. The boy falls off a Sakura tree, because his constant begging for blooms had begun to take its toll on the forest. Shino reverts the forest to its original state by breaking the barrier, and the boy begins fearing the return of the "murderer" that had tried to kill Daikaku. Daikaku realizes that his father had actually died and that the man who killed him is coming for him too. When the man killed Daikaku, his cat gave him the Bead of Etiquette, which kept him alive. He wonders back in the present day on how he is still alive. A sudden visitor visits them, muttering over and over -- "Daikaku is my son." Daikaku almost gets eaten, but the cat boy saves him. Satomi visits to find out what happened and scolds them for not bringing the dolls sooner. Shino shows Satomi the doll of their "killer," but Satomi suddenly puts him to sleep and erases him memory. When Daikaku sees Satomi carrying Shino, he suddenly get the image of the doll's face and goes back to complete it. The doll is finished and they begin their travel back, Daikaku mentioning that they will also be moving to the Capital.

star 9.42
38 votes
Episode 4: Homecoming

#19 - Episode 4: Homecoming

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 4

The demon appearing in the middle of town chasing after Shino wanting to eat him and the monks that hunt demons chasing after. They managed to escape from the monks and the demon return to its own human form who is Inukai Genpachi. Inuta Kobungo, Genpachi's good friend stated to Shino that three years ago, Genpachi and Kobungo's soldier team was attacked by a demon that served in the hostage crisis in the north eating people. Originally they were supposed to die but something stranged happened and ever since then, their bodies have some changes and they are immortality. On the other hand, the demon huntimg monk saw Shino with Murasame and hoping to get his hand on Murasame Sword.

star 9.41
41 votes
Episode 7: A Promise

#20 - Episode 7: A Promise

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 7

The villagers have discovered the gold the monkey god gave Shino and has forced him and his friends to take them up the mountain. That forces Akane to make return to the mountain where she spent her childhood.

star 9.39
41 votes
Episode 8: Encounter

#21 - Episode 8: Encounter

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 8

On the train ride home Shino meets an old friend to the surprise of Sosuke.

star 9.38
39 votes
Episode 2: Humans and Demons

#22 - Episode 2: Humans and Demons

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 2

Shino and Sousuke travels to the city to find Hamaji.

star 9.33
43 votes
Episode 3: The Approaching Demon

#23 - Episode 3: The Approaching Demon

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 3

Shino and Sosuke was reunited safely with Hamaji at the Villa. Shino told Sosuke that they were saved by Satomi Rio five years ago. Satomi gave Shino and Sosuke their marble that represents them as one of the eight beast and asked them to gather all eight of them.

star 9.23
44 votes
Episode 1: Borders

#24 - Episode 1: Borders

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 1

Five years previously everyone in Ōtsuka village died in a plague, but there were 3 survivors, Shino Inuzuka, Sosuke Inukawa and Hamaji. They took shelter in a church near another village, which happens to be near a dark and dangerous forest. The church, as well as the survivors, are viewed with suspicion by the villagers. Now the Imperial Church comes in search of "Murasame" the demon blade that contains "life" which Shino possesses.

star 9.17
46 votes
Episode 6: Stashed

#25 - Episode 6: Stashed

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 6

Shino shows interest in a incedent that was reported in the newspaper. Apparently six villagers were visiting Perquisite Mountain in search of a new water sorce, but become lost. A "beautiful woman" appeared before them and showed the villagers the way back to the village, where they died of an unknown illness. Sousuke searches for Shino, who has gone to the mountain to investigate. While on the mountain, Shino's and Sousuke's beads begin to glow. Destracted by this, Shino loses his footing and falls down, dropping the two beads. While waiting at the train station, Sousuke meets Kobungo, who decides to join Sousuke. After losing Sousuke's bead, a monkey deity appears before Shino and gives him a huge rock of gold. A group of traveling musicians come to the village to perform during the festival, and it is revealed that one of the musicians is Asakeno.

star 9.16
44 votes
Episode 5: Divine Blessings

#26 - Episode 5: Divine Blessings

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Season 1 - Episode 5

Due to the new moon, Sosuke sleeps for an abnormally long time while Murasame becomes strangely quiet. Shino then bumps into a white-haired, red-eyed girl from the Snake Clan, Mizuki Ayane, that occupies the other half of the abode. In an attempt to become friends, Hamaji sends Shino to the other side with a basket of flowers, to which he angers Mizuki Ayane's guardian god, Hibiki. Shino is saved by sosuke, who almost cuts off his arm as a peace offering, and is rescued by Ayane. The four of them start to talk about themselves, which compels Ayane to befriend Hamaji. There is a town festival, however, Hibiki is reluctant to let Ayane out of her sight, but eventually gives her consent to leave the house, so long as one of the Osaki foxes remain by her side.

star 9.12
42 votes
A Moonlit Night Filled with Flowers

#27 - A Moonlit Night Filled with Flowers

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 11

Nimi-san has turned against the Shinsengumi and fled with the medicine. The sponsor for the newly created Shinsegumi wants Serizawa taken care of before he causes any more problems.

star 8.00
3 votes
The Blade Drenched in Blood

#28 - The Blade Drenched in Blood

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 4

Souji has done the unthinkable and will have to pay the ultimate price.

star 7.80
5 votes
The Great Dawn

#29 - The Great Dawn

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 12

With the death of Niimi, some final business must be taken care of before the Roshigumi can truly be called the Shinsengumi.

star 7.80
5 votes
Like the Flames

#30 - Like the Flames

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 1

The Shinsengumi have established their new headquarters in Edo. Hijikata has been working nonstop since their arrival as the temporary leader of the Shinsengumi in Kondo's absence, causing Chizuru and the squad a great deal of concern. In addition to working all night for several consecutive days, Hijikata is also struggling to control the urges to drink blood caused by his new Rasetsu powers. Kondo returns to the Shinsengumi headquarters and informs the squad that they are being renamed the Kouyou Chinbutai. Acting under the orders of the emperor, they will be attempting to defend Koufu Castle from pro-imperialist factions. The Shinsengumi captains aren’t happy with how the Tokugawa shogunate appears to be yielding to the Imperial faction and Nagakura is very upset and distrusting of Kondou’s daimyo aspirations.

star 7.63
8 votes
The Dreamlike Pale Sakura

#31 - The Dreamlike Pale Sakura

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 10

Hijikata's army has a few victories in Futamata-guchi, but Ootori's army falls in Matsumae-guchi. Hijikata and his army is forced to retreat before the enemies arrive. When another blood thirst strikes, he realizes that his body cannot hold out much longer. In Benten Daiba, Hijikata meets up with Shimada and Ootori, who blames himself for the loss at Matsumae-guchi. Hijikata tells him that it wasn't his fault and shakes his hand in the end. Later when they are alone, Hijikata ends up confessing to Chizuru and kissing her. When the New Government Army attacks Benten Daiba, Hijikata is shot while on horseback. Refusing to let him die, Chizuru gives him some of her blood. While attempting to go back to Goryoukaku, Kazama Chikage appears under a beautiful cherry blossom tree. Kazama declares Hijikata not a Rasetsu, but an Oni. He gives Hijikata an Oni name--"Hakuouki" meaning pale sakura oni.They fight and Hijikata kills Kazama. Hijikata is shown unconscious in the last few minutes of the episode but he does not die because he did not turn into ashes and disappear. Chizuru did however hallucinate the fact that he wiped her tears and whispered her name. Regardless Hijikata did not die in the last episode.

star 7.57
7 votes
Hepatica Blooming

#32 - Hepatica Blooming

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 9

Hijikata and his army manage to capture the city the Matsumae Clan is guarded by. However, they lose their battleship, The Kaiyo Maru. During a meeting, Hijikata experiences blood thirst, and has a hallucination of Chizuru. Back in Sendai, Chizuru visits Koudou's grave on a daily basis, but finds Kazama Chikage there one day. Chizuru believes that he has stopped going after Hijikata, but Kazama swears not to go back on his promise to fight Hijikata once more. The Republic of Ezo is found, and Hijikata is elected as the Vice Commissioner, putting him under more pressure. Ootori secretly sends for Chizuru to work as Hijikata's attendant. The Republic of Ezo attempts to attack the enemy once more at sea, but they only have one ship, having lost the others in the bad weather. They are forced to retreat, and Hijikata tries to get Chizuru to leave. She refuses and promises to stay with him to the end.

star 7.50
6 votes
Shining Light of the Dawn

#33 - Shining Light of the Dawn

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 6

Okita gets angry at Hijikata, who failed to rescue Kondou before he was beheaded. Saito forces Hijikata to stay behind and rest while he takes the front line. The New Government Army attacks the Shougitai, and Harada and Shiranui run into Koudou and a group of Rasetsu coming to seek blood. The two of them manage to kill all of the Rasetsu with silver bullets, but Harada is mortally wounded. Just as Koudou is about to kill Shiranui with a bomb, Harada throws his spear at him, making the bomb backfire on Koudou. Harada and Shiranui are never seen again by the Shinsengumi. Okita overhears some men planning to assassinate Hijikata, and uses his Rasetsu powers to kill them all. Hijikata hears rumor of a white-haired man fighting dozens of men, and he and Chizuru run to the place where Okita is fighting. By the time they reach there, the only thing left is Okita's sword, Okita himself having used up all of his lifespan and disintegrated.

star 7.40
5 votes
Fleeting Dream

#34 - Fleeting Dream

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 5

The Shinsengumi join up with the old Bakufu army and head for Aizu. Hijikata desperately petitions to spare Kondou's life, but his pleas fall on deaf ears. Back in Edo, Harada meets up with Shiranui, and decides to repay his debt to him. Ootori Keisuke, the commander-in-chief, introduces himself to Hijikata and asks him to become the adviser for the vanguard. Hijikata has another vampiric impulse, and drinks Chizuru's blood. The Old Bakufu army attack Utsunomiya Castle, and Hijikata faces Kazama once more, transforming into his Rasetsu form. But he is wounded by Kazama's demon-slaying sword and stays behind Nikkou to receive medical treatment. Ootori tells him that his performance as an adviser was a failure, and Hijikata recalls Yamazaki's words before he died. Nagakura comes to visit them before he leaves for Aizu.

star 7.33
6 votes
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Scattering Cherry Blossoms

#35 - Scattering Cherry Blossoms

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 8

Hijikata meets up with an admiral in Sendai, who mentions that murders have been happening frequently outside the castle. He believes that maybe they have a strange unit, which Hijikata and Chizuru suspect to be the Rasetsu Unit. Shortly afterward, Heisuke shows up and reveals that Sannan has most likely joined Koudou, who is still alive. However, Koudou shows up with his Rasetsu unit and kidnaps Chizuru, leaving Heisuke fighting alone in the broad daylight. Koudou attempts to persuade Chizuru to lead the Rasetsu in order to rebuild the Yukimura Clan, but she refuses, saying that human and Oni lives are equal. Just as Heisuke and Hijikata appear, Sannan claims that he indeed was working with Koudou to build an empire that Rasetsu and Oni could live peacefully. But he reveals that he was actually spying on Koudou. Hijikata, Heisuke, and Sannan fight the Rasetsu, and Koudou is killed protecting Chizuru. Heisuke and Sannan crumble to dust after they have used all of their lifespan. The Shinsengumi makes plans to move to Ezo, and Hijikata orders that Chizuru stays behind in Sendai while he goes to fight.

star 7.33
6 votes
Stairway to the Blue Skies

#36 - Stairway to the Blue Skies

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 5

Ryunosuke has been caught putting his foot in his mouth, while Hijikata has set up an exhibition match to impress the general.

star 7.33
6 votes
The Light of a Flashing Sword

#37 - The Light of a Flashing Sword

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 9

Ryunosuke is coming to a crossroad with his relationship with Serizawa and the Roshigumi. The actions he takes now will determine his fate in the future.

star 7.33
3 votes
Howling from the Darkness

#38 - Howling from the Darkness

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 6

The Roshigumi has been tasked to test a new drug that has members split about the future of the group.

star 7.25
4 votes
Undying Sincerity

#39 - Undying Sincerity

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 4

Saito follows Sannan out at night, but loses him when he sees Amagiri killing a Rasetsu. In return for helping him kill the Rasetsu, Amagiri tells him a shocking secret about the Rasetsu. Saito relays this information to the Shinsengumi, and Hijikata orders Sannan to stop all experimentation on the Rasetsu Unit. They also decide to move to Aizu. Chizuru witnesses Hijikata having a vampiric impulse, but Hijikata refuses to let her give him some of her blood. Later, after the Shinsengumi make camp in Aizu, the enemy decides to attack the headquarters when all of the troops are out for training. Kondou orders Hijikata and the rest to escape while he stays behind. As they escape, they run into enemy soldiers. Despite Chizuru's plea, Hijikata uses his Rasetsu powers and kills them all. Kondou peacefully surrenders to the enemy, and Hijikata angrily laments his choice to leave Kondou behind.

star 7.20
5 votes
The Hallway of Setbacks

#40 - The Hallway of Setbacks

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 2

Okita's tuberculosis is getting worse, and Hijikata refuses to let him accompany the rest, telling him to get better first. The troops leave Kondou in Hino, and proceed on. Nagakura shows disagreement with Kondou's actions, and Saito asks Hijikata if he think that they can win the battle. Hijikata replies that in their current state, they cannot match the enemy. Later, Chizuru has a nightmare and follows Saito outside the camp, where he tells her about his past and his opinions. They meet up a messenger, who tells them that the enemy has already entered Koufu Castle. Kondou refuses to let the army retreat, and Hijikata leaves to find more troops. Before he leaves, he makes a "Chiming Metal" oath with Chizuru, making her promise to stay alive and protect Kondou. Meanwhile, Kaoru talks to a mysterious man. The war starts just a few hours after Hijikata leaves, and Kondou agrees to forfeit after seeing the many men he let die in vain. Nagakura and Harada run into the Oni from before, and battle a strange group of Rasetsu. It is revealed that the creator of the Rasetsu is Chizuru's father, Koudou.

star 7.00
5 votes
Distant Visage

#41 - Distant Visage

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 3

Shiranui, Harada, and Nagakura fight the Rasetsu, but there are too many of them. Shiranui uses his last bullet to blow up a cart of explosive material, allowing the Shinsengumi to escape. Kondou and Chizuru escape into the forest, but are confronted by Kaoru, who reveals his relationship to Chizuru. Chizuru refuses his offer to leave with him, and draws her sword against him which shocks Kaoru. She is almost killed by Kaoru but Okita interrupts him. He tries to defeat Kaoru, but fails. Kazama appears and kills Kaoru. The Shinsengumi moves into residences at Hatamoto, and Harada takes Chizuru out to eat dango, and they bring some back for Okita. Hijikata comes back to Edo with new troops, and Harada and Nagakura leave the Shinsengumi to fight the Satsuma and Choushuu in their own way.

star 7.00
5 votes
Blade of the Sun

#42 - Blade of the Sun

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 2 - Episode 7

Saito leads the Shinsengumi into the Battle in Aizu. He is sent to command Masaki, a young Aizu Clan soldier, and his men. Masaki refuses to obey his orders, believing that Saito is not a warrior since he wears his swords and clothes differently. The Shinsengumi and Masaki's army attack at Shirakawa-guchi, but are forced to retreat. Later, Masaki acknowledges Saito's status as a warrior. Hijikata recovers enough to return to the Shinsengumi. They decide to attack at Bonari Pass, and again they are completely outnumbered. Masaki sacrifices himself so Saito and the Shinsengumi can retreat. The lord of the Aizu orders them to retreat to Sendai to get reinforcements while he stays behind. Saito decides to stay with the Aizu Clan and fly the Shinsengumi's banner.

star 7.00
5 votes
Led by Destiny

#43 - Led by Destiny

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 2

Saito has re-joined he former Shiekan members, at the same time the rift between Kondou and Serizawa viewpoints grow.

star 7.00
7 votes
Oath Made on the Wind Blowing Over the Grass

#44 - Oath Made on the Wind Blowing Over the Grass

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 7

Serizawa is not afraid of being the villain as long as his goals are achieved, which is causing a rift in the Roshigumi.

star 6.50
4 votes
The Brightly Burning Beacon

#45 - The Brightly Burning Beacon

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 10

The reason behind Serizawa anger is revealed by a stranger, and the Roshigumi earn a new name.

star 6.50
4 votes
Rules for a Pack of Wolves

#46 - Rules for a Pack of Wolves

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 3

Lord Aizu has acknowledged the group and has placed them under his charge. An evening celebrating, leads to the creation of a strict set of rules that not everyone agrees with.

star 6.40
5 votes
Dawn of the Divine Warriors

#47 - Dawn of the Divine Warriors

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 1

Ryunosuke was left to die, but Serizawa-san asked him a simple question "Do you want to live?"

star 6.33
9 votes
The Shackles of Pandemonium

#48 - The Shackles of Pandemonium

Hakuoki - Demon of the Fleeting Blossom – Season 3 - Episode 8

The growing ruthlessness of the Roshigumi lead by Serizawa has placed them on the same level as rouge ronin. This could lead to a revolt by the townspeople.

star 6.25
4 votes