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Hakuouki Kaikoroku

薄桜鬼 懐古録

TitleHakuouki Kaikoroku
Original title薄桜鬼 懐古録
DeveloperDesign Factory Co., Ltd. & Otomate
PublishersIdea Factory Co., Ltd.
Relations
Parent story
Hakuouki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~
Related anime[DB-ANN] Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan (TV Series, 2010)

Description

A collection of short stories about Chizuru and her relationship to the men of the Shinsengumi.

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Protagonist

Yukimura Chizuru雪村 千鶴
HairBlack, Long, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Sidehair, Straight
EyesBrown, Tareme
BodyPale, Reverse-trap, Slim, Teen
ClothesHakama
ItemsKatana
PersonalityHonest, Low Self-esteem, Loyal, Timid, Watashi
RoleComrade, Friend, Nameable
Engages inCross-dressing

Description

After coming to Kyoto in search of her absent father, Chizuru stumbled onto one of the Shinsengumi's secrets, and was consequently taken under their "protection."
Once Chizuru's search for her father resumes, she begins to uncover secrets long buried. Secrets about her father, the Shinsengumi...and Chizuru herself.

[Taken from official english site]

Main characters

Harada Sanosuke原田 左之助
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm
HairLong, Ponytail, Red
EyesAmber
BodyAdult, Tall
ClothesHakama
ItemsSpear
PersonalityCheerful, Friendly, Kind
RoleBased on a Real Person, Captain, Samurai, Warrior
Engages inDrinking, Fighting
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土方 歳三
AliasesToshi
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
HairBlack, Ponytail, Waist Length+
EyesViolet
BodyAdult
ClothesHakama
ItemsKatana
PersonalityKind, Mature, Serious, Strict
RoleBased on a Real Person, Commander, Samurai, Warrior
Engages inFighting
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]

Kazama Chikage風間 千景
MeasurementsHeight: 172cm
HairBlond
EyesRed
ClothesHaori, Kimono
ItemsKatana
PersonalityArrogant, Cruel, Cynic, Overconfident, Rude, Selfish
RoleRival, Warrior
Engages inFighting
Voiced byTsuda Kenjirou

Description

A mysterious warrior hired by the Satsuma Domain to attack the Shinsengumi. For some reason, he takes a special interest in Chizuru.

[Taken from official english site]

Okita Souji沖田 総司
MeasurementsHeight: 178cm
HairBrown
EyesGreen
ClothesHakama, Haori
ItemsKatana
PersonalityBoku, Childishly Violent, Loyal, Mischievous
RoleBased on a Real Person, Captain, Samurai, Warrior
Engages inFighting, Sarcasm, Teasing
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斎藤 一
MeasurementsHeight: 169cm
HairBlack, Long
EyesBlue
BodyAdult
ClothesKimono
ItemsKatana
PersonalityCoodere, Loner, Loyal, Reserved, Serious, Stoic, Taciturn
RoleBased on a Real Person, Captain, Warrior
Engages inFighting, 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]

Toudou Heisuke藤堂 平助
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
HairBrown, Ponytail, Waist Length+
EyesBlue
BodyTeen
ItemsKatana
PersonalityCarefree, Confident, Friendly, Kind, Ore
RoleBased on a Real Person, Captain, Samurai, Warrior
Engages inDrinking, Fighting
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

Amagiri Kyuuju天霧 九寿
HairGoatee, Ponytail, Red
EyesBlue
BodyAdult
ClothesKimono
PersonalityRelaxed, Serious, Wise
RoleAntagonist
Engages inUnarmed Fighting
Voiced byYamaguchi Ryuu

Description

A mysterious person hired by the Satsuma to attak the Shinsengumi.
He fights with only his hands.

[Taken from official english site]

Inoue Genzaburou井上 源三郎
AliasesGen
HairBlack, Chonmage
EyesBrown
BodyAdult
ClothesKimono
ItemsKatana
PersonalityKind
RoleBased on a Real Person, Captain, Samurai
Engages inFighting
Voiced byKobayashi Norio

Description

The oldest captain of the Shinsengumi, and leader of the 6th Division. He is a serius and sincere person, and he is favored by many.
Both Kondou and Hijikata trust him gratly since they are from the same hometown and school.

[Taken from official english site]

Kondou Isami近藤 勇
HairBlack
EyesAmber
BodyAdult
ClothesKimono
PersonalityKind
RoleBased on a Real Person, Samurai
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永倉 新八
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
HairBrown, Short, Spiky
EyesBlue, Hosome
BodyMuscular, Pale, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Fingerless Gloves, Headband, Knee-high Boots, Necklace, Trousers
ItemsKatana
PersonalityCarefree, Food Lover, Friendly, Funny, Kind, Womanizer
RoleBased on a Real Person, Captain, Friend, Lieutenant, Samurai, Warrior
Engages inDrinking, Fighting, 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]

Nagumo Kaoru南雲 薫
HairBlack
EyesBrown
BodyKid
ClothesKimono
ItemsKatana
RoleWarrior
Voiced byItou Hasumi

Description

A girl befrinded by the protagonist in Kyoto. She gets involved with the protagonist and those around her.

[Taken from official english site]

Sannan Keisuke山南 敬助
MeasurementsHeight: 173cm
HairBrown, Shoulder-length
EyesBrown
BodyYoung-adult
ClothesGlasses, Kimono
ItemsKatana
PersonalityCynic, Manipulative, Pragmatic, Smart
RoleBased on a Real Person, Samurai
Engages inFighting
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]

Shimada Kai島田 魁
HairBlack, Chonmage
EyesBrown
BodyAdult
ClothesKimono
ItemsKatana
PersonalityKind
RoleBased on a Real Person, Samurai
Voiced byOoba Takeshi

Description

Member of the Wathc and the Shinsengumi's Corporal.
He observes the Shinsengumi members along with getting intel. He also serves as the Corporal of the 2th Division. He is the biggest man in the division and is very powerful.

[Taken from official english site]

Shiranui Kyou不知火 匡
HairBlue, Long, Ponytail
EyesViolet
BodyOlive, Tattoo
ItemsHandgun
PersonalityCruel, Hotblooded, Overconfident, Rude
RoleOni, Villain
Engages inFighting
Voiced byYoshida Hiroaki

Description

A mysterius person hired by rhe Choshu to attack the Shinsengumi. He likes new things and uses a gun.

[Taken from official english site]

Yamazaki Susumu山崎 烝
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
HairBrown, Short Bangs, Spiky Bangs
EyesViolet
BodyAverage Height
ClothesHakama, Tabi
ItemsKatana
PersonalityBrave, Honest, Loner, Loyal
RoleBased on a Real Person, Ninja, Spy
Engages inInvestigation
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]