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Hakkenden Eight Dogs of the East DVD Review

Hakkenden Eight Dogs of the East is quite an interesting anime. Starting off as a manga by Miyuki Abe in 2005 and premiering as an anime back in 2013, Hakkenden follows Shino Inuzuka and Sosuke Inukawa, two humans who possess demonic abilities, in their quest to find six people known as Bead Holders, who also possess demon abilities. While it does have an interesting story, it’s somewhat ruined by the poor pacing and slow start. However, it makes it up for giving most of their characters personalities, the art style and the strong finish to the series. What should have been addressed is the lack of action sequences, despite being classified as an action anime, and the unmemorable music. Hakkenden … Continue reading

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