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The Hakkenden

English: The Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors
Japanese: THE 八犬伝
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1990 to Mar 25, 1991
Producers: AIC
Licensors: Geneon Universal Entertainment
Studios: Artmic
Source: Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Shounen
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 6.77 (scored by 1,283 users)
Ranked: #4240
Popularity: #4283
Members: 3,954
Favorites: 7

Description of The Hakkenden

"During the blood-soaked feudal wars of Japan, the Awa clan faced certain extinction from a rival clan backed by demonic forces. Their clan's salvation becomes a curse when the family dog brings back the head of the enemy warlord but insists upon marrying the lord's daughter! This unnatural union bears fruit, but they are killed; and their eight unborn pups reincarnate as the eight Dog Warriors - The Hakkenden. The eight reincarnated souls travel their separate paths of violence and retribution, but slowly they come together as a formidable group representing the eight virtues of the bushido to slay the demons and redeem their clan!"

(Source: DVD Complete Series Back Cover)

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese  
 
 
Hidaka, Noriko
Japanese  
 
Inue, Shinbei
Main  
 
Nishimura, Tomohiro
Japanese  
 
 
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese  
 
 
Kaye, David
English  
 
 
Genda, Tessyo
Japanese  
 
Inuta, Kobungo
Main  
 
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese  
 
 
Takayama, Minami
Japanese  
 
Inuzaka, Keno
Main  
 
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese  
 
Inuzuka, Shino
Main  
 
Itou, Miki
Japanese  
 
Fuse
Supporting  
 
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese  
 
Hamaji
Supporting  
 
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese  
 
Kanamari, Daisuke
Supporting  
 

 
 
Yatsufusa
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Hasegawa, Yasuo
Producer
 
Annou, Takashi
Director
 
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
 
Utsunomiya, Satoru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
 
Abe, Munetaka
In-Between Animation
 
Arai, Kouichi
Key Animation
 
Hamana, Takayuki
Key Animation
 
Hashimoto, Shinji
Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Honda, Takeshi
Key Animation
 
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation
 
Kamei, Kanta
Key Animation
 
Kamiyama, Kenji
Art Director
 
Kishida, Takahiro
Key Animation
 
Matsumoto, Norio
Key Animation
 
Morita, Hiroyuki
Key Animation
 
Motohashi, Hideyuki
Animation Director
 
Nangou, Youichi
Art Director
 
Ohira, Shinya
Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Ono, Manabu
Key Animation
 
Ookubo, Hiroshi
Key Animation
 
Sato, Yuzo
Key Animation
 
Suzuki, Shingo
Key Animation
 
Tanabe, Osamu
Key Animation
 
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki
Key Animation
 
Waki, Takeshi
Art Director
 
Yamagata, Atsushi
Animation Director, Character Design
 
Yamazaki, Takeshi
Key Animation
 
Yoshinari, Kou
Key Animation
 
Yuasa, Masaaki
Animation Director