Hot Vampire Samurai, aka Hakuouki  

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Whew, there is so much beautiful art available in the mags for this game, I just spent a significant amount of time scanning it - this post will be image-heavy because I couldn’t decide what NOT to show.
As mentioned when it was announced, Hakuouki, being released September 19 for the PS2, takes place in the Meiji Bakumatsu, or the end of the Meiji era. The Shinsengumi was a group of samurai policemen infamous for its strict rules, its ruthlessness, and the fact that it was the only samurai group that allowed commoners to join - the samurai class was usually restricted to the aristocracy.
The Shinsengumi’s leader was Kondou Isami, and his lieutenants were Hijikata Toshizou and Okita Souji. They and other famous members are all main characters in Hakuouki.

Hijikata Toshizou (CV: Miki Shinichirou) - The second-in-command of the Shinsengumi. Strict but thoughtful.
Okita Souji (CV: Morikubo Shoutarou) - The captain of the Shinsengumi’s first regiment (troop? team?). Laidback and nonchalant.
Saitou Hajime (CV: Toriumi Kousuke) - The captain of the 2nd team. Serious and cool.

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