DVD Review: Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 2

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We continue to look for the Eight Dogs of the East in this second season of the anime; but will we ever find them? Who knows; but what can you expect to receive from this DVD release of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 2? Well let’s find out!

Synopsis:

Forced to choose between death and an unnatural life bound to the living sword Murasame, Shino Inuzuka chose the sword. Now, however, in the bloody aftermath of his transformation and Kohaku’s death, Shino’s awareness of the true scope of his bond with Murasame has expanded. Is he truly a curse to all who meet him?

In the end, the focus must return to the mysterious beads which started everything. What exactly are their origin and powers? Who and where are the holders who have not yet been located? And what are Rio Saotome and the Imperial Church’s real roles in all of this? Does the woman who is “She,” hold the answers? Read more of this post

Hakkenden Season 1 & Season 2 Potentially Delayed Again

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As of yet MVM Entertainment have yet to officially confirm this but it seems like the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 1 and Hekkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 2 have received another delay.

The first season of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East was initally scheduled for release on the 4th July 2016 but was later pushed back to the 25th July 2016 (which is of course tomorrow); however according to listings on both Anime-On-Line and Amazon UK it seems the set will now be released on the 15th August 2016. Read more of this post

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 2 – REGION LOCKED

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 2

BD Region: A (not playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only
– It may work on Region B Compatible devices by using the ‘Title Search Method

Price: $58.08 / £35.43 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 13 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: Forced to choose between death and an unnatural life bound to the living sword Murasame, Shino Inuzuka chose the sword. Now, however, in the bloody aftermath of his transformation and Kohaku’s death, Shino’s awareness of the true scope of his bond with Murasame has expanded. Is he truly a curse to all who meet him?

In the end, the focus must return to the mysterious beads which started everything. What exactly are their origin and powers? Who and where are the holders who have not yet been located? And what are Rio Saotome and the Imperial Church’s real roles in all of this? Does the woman who is “She,” hold the answers?

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 1 – REGION LOCKED

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Season 1

BD Region: A (Confirmed NOT playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only
– It may work on Region B Compatible devices by using the ‘Title Search Method

Price: $37.38 / £23.40 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 13 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: When their village was wiped out five years ago, there were only three young survivors: Shino Inuzuka, Sosuke Inukawa, and the girl Hamaji. Through a quirk of fate, both boys share the same peony-shaped birthmark. Genpachi Inukai and Kobungo Inuta were raised hundreds of miles away as foster brothers, but they too share the same birthmark.

When they went north as part of the army three years ago, they went to confront demons and came back forever transformed. Now the Imperial Church has come for Shino and Sosuke and they must find eight mystical gems and their owners or face a fate worse than death at the hands of the Church.

One of Japan’s greatest works of literature is born again in HAKKENDEN: EIGHT DOGS OF THE EAST!