Are you excited to watch the new Hakuoki OVA? Missing the old gang of Hijikata, Okita, Saitou, Harada, Chizuru and so much more? Curious who the new Shinsengumi member is Shogou Sakai? Then if you’re a premier member of Crunchyroll you can stream the first 2 OVA episodes online here!
I admit I squealed when I heard of this. I’ve made up my mind to buy the Japanese Blu-rays which according to 4gamer.net is releasing this December 24th! But I’m very glad that Crunchyroll has released this with English subtitles via streaming! Please show your support and watch it! And yes if you were curious if I’m still buying the physical copies, just like with my gaming, when it comes to Shinsengumi stuff like this I like to have the physical version of the video!
Chizuru Yukimura, who has come to the city of Kyoto in search of her father, has been working with the Shinsengumi since she was saved from a blood-seeking monster. Then, in June of the first year of Keio, the Shinsengumi moved to Nishi Honganji Temple to continue their patrol of Kyoto, and received reports of the frequent appearance of “bandits who assume the name of Shinsengumi. At the same time, Shinsengumi is order to protect the Shogun Iemochi who will visit Kyoto, and Hijikata and the others are in a hurry to solve the case.
Meanwhile, several rasetsu escape from the Shinsengumi post with the help of “a figure resembling Chizuru.” In addition, Chizuru, who had gone to the city with Sakai, the treasurer, are drawn into the fray and goes missing. The Satsuma domain receives information of a plot to assassinate the Shogun by Tosa domain’s ronin, and Kazama and the others head for Kyoto. Are the various incidents surrounding the Shinsengumi a coincidence? As everything becomes chaotic and the time until the Shogun’s arrival in Kyoto approaches, Hijikata and the Shinsengumi must decide…
On other Hakuoki news, I should mention that if you know Japanese and have access to the Japanese iOS or Android store, you can play the mobile RPG game “Ken ga Toki” up to December 29, 2021. Hijikata Toshizo and Chikage Kazama from Hakuoki Shinkai will be featured in the collaboration event. Unfortunately I don’t know much about this mobile game and there doesn’t seem to be an English version to try out.
You can check out the game’s website here.