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(Where is my PMK Hijikata icon when I need it? Have a PMK Yamanami/Akesato one instead).

Yessss! I found my new anime binge! Hakuoki is a two season + OVA anime where the heroine shacks up with the Shinesengumi and becomes the OTP of Hijikata Toshizo, who's a vampire here.



This is so insane and perfect that I simply must watch for myself.

I mean, if you want to think of a Western equivalent, it's would be as if someone made a series about a young lady hanging out with the American Revolutionary Army and knocking boots with Madison, who liked to drink human blood. Pretty much as random as that sounds.

Plus, it looks way gorgeous:

If you prefer your MVs shippy:

It's as if someone smushed Peacemaker and Vampire Knight together!


Date: 2012-03-28 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsune714.livejournal.com
Wait a minute. So he's a ninja AND a vampire?

Good lord, it's like this was written by your id! ;)

Date: 2012-03-28 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes. Plus he's also hot and aaaaaaangsty! (Which I think he was in history anyway, if his wiki pic and the fact that he was on the losing side, are anything to go by).

At least now I know where the author of the bizaree YA novel Blood Ninja (whose protagonist is a ninja vampire) got his idea!

But if the makers of this anime really put in an effort, I am sure they could have made him a pirate too!

(I have a feeling if the real Hijikata saw what the manga/anime makers have been turning him into recently, some people would have sustained pretty fatal sword injuries).
Edited Date: 2012-03-28 02:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-28 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blobofcolour.livejournal.com
The main girl was too Mary Sue-ish for my taste (probably because this was originally a video game?) and I gave up after 2 episodes but the Shinsengumi is very pretty here.

Date: 2012-03-28 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I think any story which has a girl being a part of Shinsengumi is bound to be Mary-Suish :P I mean, Shinsengumi are about the last bunch of people I see having a gal to pal around with!

Date: 2012-03-28 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blobofcolour.livejournal.com
lol, true. Or I may be resisting the epicness of vampire!Hijikata because the gal gets between my OTP of Hijikata/Okita. XD

Date: 2012-03-28 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I am all for Hijikata/Okita (is this RPShipping? :P) but my craving for that got satisfied by Peacemaker.

Date: 2012-03-28 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanjae.livejournal.com
The game's even better, because - THE ART! THE ART! It's gorgeous.

Saito's my man, though. :P

Date: 2012-03-28 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Shinsengumi as bishounen. I am much too amused :P

Date: 2012-03-28 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanjae.livejournal.com

Living with Shinsengumi bishies would make an otherwise horrible time period to live in considerably more bearable. :P

Date: 2012-03-29 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Wow, that is really pretty!

Date: 2012-03-28 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threebits.livejournal.com
omg thanks for this! been looking for anime with vampires for months but most i saw suck.

Date: 2012-03-29 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I have no idea if this is good as I haven't watched it yet :)

Date: 2012-03-28 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleobulle.livejournal.com
This seems familiar. I think I've seen the first season but not the second one. I don't remember it being very shippy though. But it's been a while since I've seen it. I might need to watch the second season and the OVA. Know of any good website I could get it from by any chance?

Date: 2012-03-29 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I bought it on ebay, but I am sure if you search, there are torrents somehwere...

Date: 2012-03-28 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] once-a-weaver.livejournal.com
I liked this show better than a lot of people did. Guilty pleasure maybe :)

Date: 2012-03-29 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Nothing wrong with those :)

Date: 2012-04-05 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriesailor.livejournal.com
At the beginning I loved it too, and seriously wish it would go like how you write about it. But maybe the problem was on my side. Are you sure it says vampires there?

If you don't mind, I would recommend you to check out Otome youkai Zakuro. Soldiers & half-demon girls are paired up to popularize inter-race communication and fight demons.

A gulity pleasure of mine are neoromance stories, with reverse harem settings. A new spring anime is Hiiro no Kakera - made from a PS2 game - which also looks promising.

Date: 2012-04-07 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Well, they said yokai who drinks blood, which in Western terms = vampire.

Where can I find the subbed version of the anime in your last pic because OMG pretty!

Date: 2012-04-07 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriesailor.livejournal.com
If it's good with a streaming site, try here.

Doesn't the graphic make you remember Shinjo Mayu a bit?

Date: 2012-04-08 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com

I kept wondering what it reminded me of and you are right, it's Shinjo Mayu.


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