Typical of many anime fans, I have an ultra-long “to-watch” anime list. I think that being an emotional watcher makes it worse for me because I only watch a new anime whenever “I feel like it.” I also tend to re-watch my favourite anime over and over again, so months (even years) may come and go, and I end up not watching a new series.
I’m comfortable with my watching style. The important thing for me is to have fun and to enjoy anime. I dislike the feeling of being “forced” to watch something. Nevertheless, I’m eager to listen to fellow anime fans’ suggestions and recommendations. I’ll add them to my “to-watch” list, and who knows when I’ll actually watch them?
This past month, however, I finally had the urge to tackle some of the titles from my “to-watch” list. I focused on the short ones, with episodes ranging from 10 to 26. One of my favourites so far is Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun/Eight Dogs of the East (八犬伝 ―東方八犬異聞―).
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There’s nothing original about the story, but I really liked the development of relationships between the characters. Not to mention that the majority of its cast are some of my favourite seiyuu. I’ll be writing a more thorough analysis of Hakkenden in the near future, but let me just say that the focal point for me is the harem of bishounen and the hint of shounen-ai. Ah, my fujoshi heart is singing and dancing the rumba.
I’m really glad that I decided to watch some of the titles from my “to-watch” list. It’s still ultra-long, but at least I feel satisfied at having watched and enjoyed Hakkenden. It’s not the best anime out there, but it’s undoubtedly entertaining and deserving of every fan girl’s attention.
Have you watched Hakkenden yet? If so, what do you think about it? If not yet, I recommend that you do. And finally, what’s your anime “to-watch” list like?
Hakkenden Official Anime Website (Japanese)
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