Hakuouki Reimeiroku

薄桜鬼 黎明録

Hakuouki Reimeiroku
TitleHakuouki Reimeiroku
Original title薄桜鬼 黎明録
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperDesign Factory Co., Ltd. & Otomate
Publishers Idea Factory Co., Ltd.
Relations
Sequel
Hakuouki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~
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Related anime[DB-ANN] Hakuouki: Reimei-roku - Shinsengumi Kitan (TV Series, 2012)

Description

Years before the beginning of Hakuouki, the Shinsengumi was known as the Mibu Roushigumi. A wandering young man named Ibuki Ryuunosuke falls in with the group by chance just after they first come to Kyoto, and while grudgingly making friends with the members within, witnesses the dawning era of the Shinsengumi.

Protagonist

Ibuki Ryuunosuke
Ibuki Ryuunosuke井吹龍之介 
Hair, Blue, Long
Eyes, Amber
Items, Sword
Role, Samurai
Voiced bySeki Tomokazu

Description

Main character of Hakuoki Reimeiroku.

Although he's obstinate and badmouthing, he also has a gentle side.

After his mother died of illness, he lost his goal and wandered around aimlessly. He was raided by a group of sonnō jōi rōnins heading towards Kyoto, robbed of all his money, and left him to die. When he was about to starve to death, he was saved by Serizawa Kamo. In exchange for saving him, Ryunosuke is forced to become Serizawa's servant. The place he is taken to is the quarters of a group of rōnins who will eventually be known as "Shinsengumi."

Although he was also born in a samurai family, because of what he's been through, Ryu hates "samurai" with a passion. But now he lives with a bunch of youngsters whose lifetime goals are to become samurais. As stubborn as Ryu is, after getting to know them better, and understanding their dreams, his heart begins to change.

[Source: MAL]

Main characters

Harada Sanosuke
Harada Sanosuke原田 左之助 
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm
Hair, Long, Ponytail, Red
Eyes, Amber
Body, Adult, Scar, Tall
Clothes, Hakama
Items, Spear
Personality, Cheerful, Friendly, Kind, Womanizer
Role, Based on a Real Person, Captain, Father, Samurai, Warrior
Engages in, Suicide Attempt
Subject of, Avoidable Death
Engages in (Sexual), Off Screen Sex
Voiced byYusa Kouji

Description

He is the captain of the Shinsengumu's 10th Division.
He is easly agitated and prone to profane outbursts, but he is better known for his loyality and jovial nature.
Unlike many others in the Shinsengumi, his wapon-of-choice is a spear, and he is often tasked with guarding the rear units on the battlefield.

[Taken from official english site]

Hijikata Toshizou
Hijikata Toshizou土方 歳三 
AliasesToshi
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
Hair, Black, Ponytail, Waist Length+
Eyes, Violet
Body, Adult
Clothes, Hakama
Items, Katana
Personality, Kind, Mature, Serious, Strict
Role, Based on a Real Person, Commander, Samurai, Warrior
Engages in, Henshin
Voiced byMiki Shin'ichirou

Description

Toshizo Hijikata is the acting commander of the Shinsengumi.
Know to his men as the "Demon Vice-Commander", he has a tough, disciplinarian nature. However, his thoughfulness and maturity make him stand out from the rest of the Shinsengumi, and he takes great pride in acting as a rigid foil to Kondou's lighthearted leadership.

[Taken from official english site]

Kosuzu
Kosuzu鈴鹿 
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
Hair, Bun, Green
Eyes, Brown
Clothes, Kimono
Personality, Kind
Voiced byNishino Youko

Description

A young girl who isn't afraid to speak her mind. She works as a geisha in Shimabara, and despite her sweet exterior she holds strength inside.

Ryuunosuke's main love interest.

Okita Souji
Okita Souji沖田 総司 
MeasurementsHeight: 178cm
Hair, Brown
Eyes, Green
Clothes, Hakama, Haori
Items, Katana
Personality, Boku, Loyal, Mischievous
Role, Based on a Real Person, Captain, Samurai, Warrior
Engages in, Henshin, Sarcasm
Subject of, Bedridden, Illness, Other Route Death
Voiced byMorikubo Shoutarou

Description

Captain of the Shinsengumi's 1st Division.
Okita is considering to be something of a genius with the sword.
He like to make jokes—frequently at the expense of his comrades—and often wears a wry smile, but in battle he holds nothing back and his devotion to the Shinsengumi and Kondou is unparalleled.

[Taken from official english site]

Saitou Hajime
Saitou Hajime斎藤 一 
MeasurementsHeight: 169cm
Hair, Black, Long
Eyes, Blue
Body, Adult
Clothes, Kimono
Items, Katana
Personality, Loner, Loyal, Reserved, Serious, Stoic, Taciturn
Role, Based on a Real Person, Captain, Spy, Warrior
Engages in, Henshin, Swordsmanship
Voiced byToriumi Kousuke

Description

Hajime Saito is a men of few words who acts as the captain of the Shinsengumi's 3rd Division.
Known for his lone-wolf nature, Saito is opposed to conversation he deems meaningless. He is a master of the sword-style iai despite being a lefty and is considered one of the best of the Shinsengumi.

[Taken from official english site]

Serizawa Kamo
Serizawa Kamo芹沢 鴨 
Hair, Brown, Chonmage, Goatee, Grey, Multicolored, Sideburns, Spiky, Widow's Peak
Eyes, Grey, Hosome
Body, Adult, Scar
Clothes, Hakama, Haori, Tabi, Zouri
Items, Hand Fan, Katana
Personality, Hotblooded, Short-tempered
Role, Based on a Real Person, Commander, Samurai
Voiced byNakata Jouji

Description

Serizawa is the Lead Commander (筆頭局長) and the highest authority in the Shinsengumi.
Although he has a sharp mind, he's quick-tempered, arrogant, and self-centered.
His outrageous behavior is the reason why Shinsengumi became notorious in Kyoto.
He looks down on Kondou and Hijikata.

[Source: LiveJournal]

Toudou Heisuke
Toudou Heisuke藤堂 平助 
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
Hair, Brown, Ponytail, Waist Length+
Eyes, Blue
Body, Teen
Items, Katana
Personality, Carefree, Confident, Friendly, Kind, Ore
Role, Based on a Real Person, Captain, Samurai, Vampire, Warrior
Engages in, Henshin
Subject of, Other Route Death
Voiced byYoshino Hiroyuki

Description

Heisule Todou is the youngest member of the Shinsengumi, despite begin the captain of the 8th Division.
He is know as an Edokko, meaning he is increddibly proud of his Edo heritage.
Heisuke's amiable nature makes him popular in social situations, reflected in his love of attending festivals around the country.
However, he can be a little hot-headed in battle.

[Taken from official english site]

Side characters

Kondou Isami
Kondou Isami近藤 勇 
Hair, Black
Eyes, Amber
Body, Adult
Clothes, Kimono
Personality, Kind
Role, Based on a Real Person, Samurai
Subject of, Death
Voiced byOokawa Tooru

Description

Chief of the Shinsengumi.
He is responsible for the Shinsengumi. Despite having a grat swordsmanship, he is very sympathetic and easily moved to tears. He belives a worrior's true duty is to serve the shogun.

[Taken from official english site]

Nagakura Shinpachi
Nagakura Shinpachi永倉 新八 
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
Hair, Brown, Short, Spiky
Eyes, Blue, Hosome
Body, Muscular, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Belt, Fingerless Gloves, Headband, Knee-high Boots, Necklace, Trousers
Items, Katana
Personality, Carefree, Food Lover, Friendly, Funny, Kind, Womanizer
Role, Based on a Real Person, Captain, Friend, Lieutenant, Samurai, Warrior
Engages in, Drinking, Teasing
Voiced byTsuboi Tomohiro

Description

Shinpachi Nagakura is a native of Edo that is the acting captain of the 2nd Division of the Shinsengumi. He is passionate about swordsmanship, alcohol and women.
He is greatly opposed to dishonestry of all kinds, and his central ambition is to attain status as a true samurai.
Nakagura's swordmanship is generally regarded to be among the best in the Shinsengumi.

[Taken from official english site]

Sannan Keisuke
Sannan Keisuke山南 敬助 
MeasurementsHeight: 173cm
Hair, Brown, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Brown
Body, Young-adult
Clothes, Glasses, Kimono
Items, Katana
Personality, Cynic, Manipulative, Pragmatic, Smart
Role, Based on a Real Person, Samurai, Vampire
Engages in, Betrayal, Henshin
Subject of, Clinical Depression, Fake Death, Injury, Other Route Death
Voiced byTobita Nobuo

Description

The Shinsengumi's Colonel, and former Sendai Domain warrior. Sanan may smile and act politely to his men in public, but behind the scenes, he has no problem moving men with the coldness of his gaze.

[Taken from official english site]

Yamazaki Susumu
Yamazaki Susumu山崎 烝 
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Hair, Brown, Short Bangs, Spiky Bangs
Eyes, Violet
Body, Average Height
Clothes, Hakama, Tabi
Items, Katana
Personality, Brave, Honest, Loner
Role, Based on a Real Person, Ninja, Spy
Engages in, Investigation
Subject of, Other Route Death
Voiced bySuzuki Takayuki

Description

Susumu Yamazaki is a proud warrior of the Shinsengumi, as well as a member of The Watch.
He is a diligent scout for the Shinsengumi, working in the shadows to obtain intelligence reports on behalf of Hijikata. He holds much respect for Hijikata for guiding the group.

[Taken from official english site]