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Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

Alt titles: Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto

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It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.

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Name Role
Yuusuke KOZAKI Character Design
Yoshimitsu OHASHI Director
Hideyuki FUKASAWA Music
Koji MORIMOTO Producer
Keiichi MATSUMURA Producer

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Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto snivets 7.5/10 Nov 21, 2012
Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto snivets 7.5/10 Nov 21, 2012
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto Bjoli 6/10 Jun 4, 2012
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Both animes are cryptohistoric fantasy with the Boshin War as background. Granted Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto is primarily aimed at males while Hakuouki at females but they both closely tied to historical events. If you are intersted in the Bakumatsu time period both titles will be enjoyable (and educational) expirience.

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Both of these are set in same time period and historical occurences are often mentioned as kind of red knot, present thorough entire story. In both cases, you get to see strong, but subtle affection between characters, realistic fightscenes and in both cases, fantastic storyline, while important, is not overly expressed. Both also contain realistic (within limits of genre) swordfights, have generally realistic animation and strong lead characters of both genres. The atmosphere is also relativelly similar, even though each emphasises different themes.

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If you like a good historical tale which involves the supernatural, then both Bakumatsu and Hakuouki are great choices. They are set in the same time period, and both tell alternate versions of history which involve the presence of supernatural forces in one form or another, with plenty of swordplay to delight.

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If you liked Bakumatsu, you might enjoy d'Eon as they both deal with actual historical events mixed with supernatural phenomena and conspiracy. There's also a similar tragic but refined feeling to these both.

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D'Eon and Bakumatsu are one of the few really serious shows out there. Also both of them have greate story and really good animation. There is a high chance that you will like D'Eon if you liked Bakumatsu, so give it a try.

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While they may take place in completely different settings, these two anime remind me of each other. Both Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto and Le Chevalier D'Eon are based around actual history that have supernatural elements woven into them. These are also both serious anime that can lose a person if you don't pay attention.

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Bakumatsu and the Kenshin OVA take place around the same era; each is a romantic story about a pretty, angst-ridden samurai.

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Tsuiokuhen and Bakumatsu have plenty of connections. First of all the settings are the same. Both time and place support the samurai action in both anime. On top of that both share the same feeling and have a nice romance story.

LordOfKaos

Both series are set during the turmoil that saw the end of the shogunate in Japan. Both series also feature a tragic love story of betrayal. The main character in both series also have a similar feel to them. Both seem to be cold killers at the beginning yet as we see more and more of their character develop we begin to see the true compassion beneath the surface.

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Blood+ and Bakumatsu are both anime that give us a mixture of a nice mysterious plot and some sword fighting action. The emphasis in both is definitely on the story and character development though. If you want to watch another anime with a dark gloomy and mysterious atmosphere you shouldn't put this off any longer!

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Ajna

Can an anime strongly focused on the last phase of the Bakumatsu be a great show, enjoyable by all the people out there quite far from being history geeks?

Well, these shows surely prove that...

ludithor

Both share the same part of the history of Japan [Bakumatsu].

Fully recommended to Japanese History lovers.. XD