Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Recommendations

Alt title: Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan

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Peace Maker Kurogane

Peace Maker Kurogane

Peace Maker Kurogane takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century, during the height of the conflict between the Shinsengumi, a shogunal police force, and its enemy, an anti-government faction called the Choshu. This tale follows a young boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who is desperate to join the Shinsengumi and avenge his parents' deaths by the hands of the Choshu. But in the midst of the bloodshed, will he be strong enough to survive?

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shippothekit shippothekit says...

Both anime are set in the same period and are both about the shinsengumi. They also share similar themes and moods. The main characters are both young and new to the shinsengumi and struggle to fit in.

animelovexx animelovexx says...

It's hard not to see the similarity - both are based on historical events and historical people. Therefore, the characters are basically the same and have similar personalities. There is also a lot of blood and killing in both.

sothis sothis says...

Though PMK has the occasional bout of comedy, both series focus on the daily lives of the Shinsengumi - with some other plot points interspersed. Of all of the historical anime I've seen, these two seem to fit well.

Barrowight Barrowight says...

These are two alternate history stories of the same events. Hakuouki is basically Peacemaker if the main character were a girl... plus oni.

Sttaarr Sttaarr says...

Both series are set in the same time period, and have similar themes; the daily life of the Shinsengumi.

Both anime have occasional comedic elements and are also very tragic. Both are also filled with blood, action, and swordplay.

AnimeVolleyLover AnimeVolleyLover says...

Both are historical anime about the Shinsengumi. Hakuouki has fantasy and romance, but the Shinsengumi are still the same great group of people. 

The Story of Saiunkoku

The Story of Saiunkoku

In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!

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Gila808 Gila808 says...

Both of these animes have a strong female lead who has come through difficult times. They're both romance stories with reverse harems and they're both historical. (and they both make me smile when I watch them =}) Saiunkoku Monogatari is a little more light hearted than Hakuouki, and longer, but I highly recommend both of them. 

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

It is not hard to see how Saiunkoku Monogatari and Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan are similar.  The strong female characters take on a role unlike the ones they are supposed to be playing in these historical settings.  There is also a bit of romance thrown in.

snivets snivets says...

Both Hakuouki and Saiunkoku are stories about strong female characters who are surrounded by various male characters who are historical figures. They take place in two totally different time periods, but both protagonists similarly encourage and assist the characters around them. I think fans of both shows would enjoy the other.

Kinnara Kinnara says...

For anyone who enjoyed either the Hakuouki series or the Saiunkoku stories the other is a must-watch. The setup – a young girl trying her best to reach an unusual dream in the world of men (and oh how pretty THEY all seem to be) – is very similar, as are the slow pace and the animation style. With a little romance and a thematic soundtrack these anime are a splendid way to pass the extra hours on a melancholic summer evening.

Writer Writer says...

Saiunkoku Monogatari is similar to Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan. They both have a protagonist female leader and they are both set u in the shoujo era and involve politics. Whats more it has a little more romance than Hakuouki and an emperor who is in love with the female protagonist but knows that in the end he can not stay with her who has a strong set of morals and an unwavering conviction to help other people who are in need of it. 

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both animes have a female lead being protected by a bunch of males but still strong in her own way. Both include swordfights and the supernatural. Both take place in a historical or historical like setting. There is a lot more fighting, drama, and deaths in Hakuouki where as Saiunkoku is more PG (for lack of better words) and feel good. Still, both are enjoyable.

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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toxshock toxshock says...

Rurouni Kenshin is based just after the Japanese Civil war of 1868 where the feudal Shoganates fought the Imperialists. Kenshin was a Shogunate and fought the Wolves of Miba (The Shinsengumi). In Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan we look at the other side, the Imperialists but in particular the Shinsengumi and their fight against what they believed to be barbarians and xenophobes. It is a very historical anime and very accurate, looking at all the factions that worked together to defeat the Shogunates, though they don't always see eye to eye.

Also like Kenshin it develops into a love story between Yukimura Chizuru, a young woman who is looking for her missing father, a doctor in Kyoto and the leader of the Shinsengumi.

silverfur silverfur says...

the animes are based on feudal japan mostly the Meiji era or prior to it. Overall it would appeal to action buffs too as it considers flashy sword fights

Geralo Geralo says...

I have to admit it's been a long time since i have seen such high quality animations with an at least decent storyline. Hakuouki is just the perfect show to watch if you liked Saito and what he represents. There are lots of similar elements in these shows(Chizuru's clothes looks like Kenshin's o.O), however Hakuouki is focused on the time before the meji period. If you liked one of them you will like the other too.

StetchCaramel StetchCaramel says...

Both shows share a great balance between action, politics, and romance. They take place during the feudal Japan time frame. While both shows will be enjoyed by either gender Hakuouki is based off of an otome game so girls may favor Hakuouki just a tad more (check out the game if you want more). The romance doesn't get into the way of the action and the action doesn't get in the way of the romance for both so guys will enjoy both too. Hakuouki is more political because its about fighting the changing time, while Rurouni is more about fighting for the weak and retribution. Both have supernatural/fantasy elements that some how work in the real life setting.

If you like one you will like the other. 

lindapearl lindapearl says...

Both Rurouni Kenshin and Hakuouki take place during similar time periods in feudal Japan. Hakuouki provides an understanding of what happened during the Revolution prior to the Meji Restoration. There’s some different aspect to it and the most noticeable difference is the point of view. Kenshin focuses on the Imperialist whereas Hakuouki focuses on the Shinsengumi. Hakuouki also incorporated some fantasy/supernatural element to it. If you like one you may like the other.

Brave10

Brave10

Life is tough during the Warring States period of medieval Japan: lords battle lords for control of the country, while samurai and mystical warriors do their bidding from the shadows. Backstabbing and betrayal are common, and legendary ninja Saizou Kirigakure has had enough. He lives only for himself - until a girl with a mysterious dark power falls into his arms. Saizou quickly finds himself dragged into a struggle between powerful warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the strange but alluring Yukimura Sanada. He becomes one of "Sanada's Ten Braves," who use their mystical powers and ninja abilities to protect the people and things they care about the most.

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Suimin Suimin says...

Brave 10 and Hakuouki are both samurai era anime that centre around a strange girl who is in the care of one or more men. They have similar action and drama. If you like one, I suggest you watch the other.

MusesatMidnight MusesatMidnight says...

Set in similar periods of Japanese history Brave10 is more light-hearted than Hakuouki. The female leads in both are girls ignorant of their past and begin to effect those they meet. They are both very caring of their companions however the girl in Brave10 tends to cry more than in Hakuouki. 

As they both have the fantasy/mythical element they are quite similar and are extremely enjoyable!

SeiyaManG SeiyaManG says...

Both shows have a similar premise where a mysterious girl who survives hardship leaves home and joins a band of  mysterious warriors. Both also share in animtion styles, mythology and make use of Bishounen elements. If you enjoyed one, I'm sure you'll like the other.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

While Hakuouki is a bit darker and more dramatic both of these anime are based around a largely male cast of samurai with one main female in each who those characters have to protect. Also if you were a particularly big fan of the art style in either of these anime then you are sure to like the art in the other as it is very similar in that pretty, modern, somewhat bishounen style.

maliiee22 maliiee22 says...

Both are reverse harem, dealing with samurai and honor in feudal japan. Both also has a many characters centered around one girl that is not a warrior but she still help them in her own way

Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto

Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto

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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Riven Riven says...

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.

Tokiko Tokiko says...

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.

snivets snivets says...

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.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both have historical settings and an occasional narrative to inform on current historical events. Hakuouki has more story to it, deeper characters, and is focused on the shinsengumi while Bakumatsu lacks character development, has a weaker story without romance and focuses on a traveling troupe. Still, if you are interested in the historical period and events then you will like both.

Amatsuki

Amatsuki

When Tokidoki Rikugou donned a pair of virtual reality glasses and entered a Bakumatsu-era exhibit at a museum, he had no idea that his life would drastically change. While walking across a bridge in the fabricated reality, Tokidoki ran across a small being and a monster called a nue - and he was promptly attacked. His eye was damaged, but more importantly, Tokidoki discovered that he was now stuck inside the "virtual reality" filled with samurai and spirits. Now, with the help of Kuchiha, a warrior woman possessed by a dog spirit; and Shinonome, a fellow student who has been stuck, just like Tokidoki, for the past two years, Tokidoki must search for the truth behind the nue and try to find a way home.

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amayonotsuki amayonotsuki says...

Amatsuki and Hakuouki share a surprising amount of similiar concepts. First of all, both take place in feudal Japan and intergrate history into their plotlines (moreso Hakuouki, since Amatsuki travels off into a more fictional plot). Both are very slow-paced, but entertaining (for example, comedic moments with Shinpachi and Heisuke in Hakuouki or Kon and Shamon in Amatsuki), even though there's plenty of talking. Also, mystery plays a big part in both, which hooks watchers into such slowly-paced shows as these. Overall, the shows are pratically blood siblings in every aspect but plot.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The story setting of Feudal Japan is seen in both Amatsuki and Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan with intense fighting scenes and spirits popping out of nowhere.  There also happens to be an underlying layer of mystery shrouding the characters.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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animelovexx animelovexx says...

There are a whole group of boys around the cross-dressing female lead in both of these series and there is a variety of personalties among the group. Also, both lead girls seem similar to me, in that they are neither a tom-boy nor very feminine, not strong but not the weak, crying type.

Shiraiyuki Shiraiyuki says...

The similarities between Hakuouki and Ouran are not in plot.I think they're similar in the characters: a bunch of handsome, overprotective, guys and female cross-dresser.

In short, if you like/liked one you'll probably like the other.

Blood+

Blood+

In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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chrissyduong21 chrissyduong21 says...

Blood+ and Hakuouki are really similiar, they both have a bit of romance and Samurai people. Blood+ and Hakuouki are both really good.

Maranee Maranee says...

Both anime contain sword fighting, romance and supernatural beeings and the attempt of artificially creating those.

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.

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Menchi Menchi says...

Hakuouki and Samurai Champloo share many similair aspects. In both titles, we follow a girl in search for her father, who becomes surrounded by intersting young men to protect her. The setting in these series is feudal Japan, and the viewer may learn about historical figures and happenstances along the way. Both also feature a good amount of sword clashing action, so that appeals to you, check out these!

phoenixaurora phoenixaurora says...

Hakuoki is kind of like what happens when you take Samurai Champloo, keep the action and add hints of romance for those of you who wanted more shipping moments.  The vibe of both series is also different.  Hakouki has a serious, dramatic tone overall as the end of the samurai approaches with some lighthearted scenes.  Samurai Champloo has a meandering feel to it without much overarching plot but has many beautifully emotional moments.        

Both series are about historical Japan during the age of the samurai.  A ponytailed girl in pink is looking for her missing father when she is threatened by thugs.  The swordsmen who save her end up becoming her companions as she travels/stays with them to look for her father together.  Along the way, the swordsmen fend off the girl's murderous pursuers.   

Jin from Samurai Champloo looks like serious, bespectacled Sannan from Hakuoki and has Hijikata's swordsmanship and strict samurai sense of honor and duty amid the changing times.  Mugen from Samurai Champloo is a brash, sardonic guy who likes nothing more than a good fight like Okita from Hakuoki. 

Samurai Champloo has some of the most memorable main characters and quotable dialogue.  It's fantastically funny, action-packed and well-directed with a distinct style reflected in the hip-hop choice of music.  Hakuoki has a more passive heroine than Samurai Champloo but has a great plot, creatively combining a real historical tragedy with supernatural romance for a story that tugs at the heartstrings.  

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna

Ordinary high schooler Yoshiharu is sent back in time to the Warring States Period, however not the same time line that he remembers. There he meets Nobuna Oda - not Nobunaga, Nobuna. In this world, all the famous figureheads and warlords of the era are female! Nobuna teams up with Yoshiharu to help fuel her ambition and quest to rule the world…

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snivets snivets says...

Nobuna no Yabou and the Hakuouki series are both historical anime which take liberties with historical accuracy. The characters in each are loosely based upon real historical figures, but the characters have been reinterpreted to increase the appeal of the show. Additionally, Nobuna is a harem and Hakuouki is a gyaku harem, with each harem revolving around a main character who didn't exist in history (although Sagara is sort of 'filling in" for a real person).

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both are historical animes which are informative, however not entirely accurate as certain details have been changed to create a fictional story. Both have a supernatural element. Both also pit swords against guns in a time when swords were still the main weapon for a samurai.  They both have a female who takes on what could be considered a male role as well.