• TypeTV-Series
  • Episodes26 (~)
  • Release Date03. Apr 1999
  • Main genres-
  • Country of OriginJapan
  • Adapted FromOriginal Work
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Shin Hakkenden (神八剣伝, 'legend of the eight divine swords') is a Japanese anime series. The anime is based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden (which also had an earlier OVA adaptation, The Hakkenden) except it is set in the future. Wow its hard to keep up with all that well ok. Soul Eater Macross Frontier Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Inuyasha Elfen Lied Vampire Knight DN Angel Shakugan no Shana Chobits Zero no Tsukaima School Rumble Air Hell Girl Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Midori Days Tsubasa Chronicles 07 Ghost.

Shin Hakkenden is quite an old anime with a sad ending. If possible, please tell me where I can find the anime again. I really want to watch it again. Its story makes me want to cry. I have some of the manga and would like the anime next. Those who like this anime, watch Saikano. It is another sad anime I like the opening song the best. Those people who like animation, please tell. Apr 27, 2018 - Explore Sailormoonq12's board 'shin hakkenden', followed by 151 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Hakkenden, Anime, Art. List of episodes from the Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun anime series.

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      Studio:Public & Basic Co., Ltd.
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The series has been aired subtitled on AXN (Southeast Asia) around 2001.
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Based on the long cherished, classic Japanese novel Nanso Satomi Hakkenden by Bakin Kyokutei Takizawa (1767), a modified version of it was made into animation.
Taking place in the future, during this time wars were occuring in heaven, mostly for possession between the eight moons created by the savior Fuse that surrounded God's land. When the war ended, there was only one ruling family - that of the Oowaris, and the remaining son gained control of all the moons of heaven, except for one. Meiten, the moon of the pope, where people refrained from war and were therefore out of it's terms.
Eight people. Each from one of the eight moons. Each possessing one of the jewels - the elements that compose Earth. They are those who are destined to become saviors of humanity. All of them have sacrificed for these jewels, and are determined to complete their duty to Queen Fuse who entrusted these to them. When the mad emperor Kai threatens to revive a ghost who wants to prevent the restoration of Earth, these eight must battle using the powers given by their jewels in order to create Earth and defeat those who want to prevent it.
So they all go to Kusanagi, the ship in the center of God's land. They must gather the jewels in the key called Yatsufusa at Kusanagi's center, in order to create Earth.
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Characters & Voice Actors

Yagami, Kou
Suzuki, Masami
Asakawa, Yuu
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Tatsuta, Naoki
Komatsu, Rika
Kikuchi, Shiho
Nishimura, Tomohiro
Koyasu, Takehito
Nakai, Kazuya


Takahashi, Hideo
Inokawa, Shintarou
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Ookura, Masahiko
Endou, Tetsuya

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#1: 'Kitto Onaji Hoshi no Naka de (きっと同じ星の中で)' by Friend on mine (eps 1-13)
#2: 'Atarashii Hibi Shin Hakkenden Special Mix (あたらしい日々 神八剣伝スペシャルミックス)' by RIZ'CO (eps 14-26)

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Shin Hakkenden is based on a very old Japanese novel that took around 4 decades to complete, but Shin Hakkenden sets in the future, and has some changes.
The Story of Shin Hakenden start hundreds of year after the Planet Earth got destroyed by a large comet, dividing it into 8 planets. At that time the Leader of Earth (called Fuse) rescued some people from the impact via space ships and wondered the space for a new home. Fuse tried to create a new Earth, in doing so she break the balance of the galaxy and people hated her for that.
Years and Years after, 8 persons, with 8 different jewels with 8 different background and tragic stories. re-unite to fight injustice and return Earth, which revealed to be a tough task for many obstacles, super power factions and a psychopath villain.
Shin Hakkenden aired in 1999, for an anime produced in that period and comparing to other anime in the same time. Animation and Art are outdated, bland and sometimes silly. maybe the series was produced on a low-budget, but fortunately for those who don't concern much about animation, it won't hurt the experience of watching this anime and its great story.
Here's the awful part, the music! as a point to strengthen the assumption of this produced under low-budget, the entire series run with limited music pieces, maybe even few. every episode has the same music playing again and again. the fight scenes could be more intense with better music.
What made this series interesting and worth the watch is its characters.
the characters are well-developed. each one had its own sub-story running in the series. each had their moments and tragic events.
The way The 8 jewels fighters fight their way, met each other, helped each other, traveled, struggled, sacrificed , with many supporting characters helping them in the bloody journey was well-done.
the characters are realistic too. they are not the common-type of protagonists. each act on their normal behavior. they argue, fight and leave each other sometimes. over the 26 episodes, i can say characters got pretty deep development which really interesting and great.
I can't say it will be enjoyable for any individual. As long you put in mind you are watching an old anime. And forgive its animations and sound/music.
I bet you'll enjoy the story and the characters.
Thank You for reading my review. and sorry for the crappy English :)
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GenreAdventure, Sci-fi
Anime television series
Directed byKatsuyoshi Yatabe(Chief Director)
Kazunori Tanahashi
Written byYasushi Hirano
Music byWarlter Alen
StudioPublic & Basic
Original networkTV Tokyo
English network
Original run April 3, 1999 September 25, 1999
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Shin Hakkenden(神八剣伝, 'legend of the eight divine swords') is a Japaneseanime series. The anime is based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden (which also had an earlier OVA adaptation, The Hakkenden) except it is set in the future.[1] Directed by Katsuyoshi Yatabe, the anime's 26 episodes were broadcast on TV Tokyo between April 3, 1999 and September 25, 1999.


The anime uses three pieces of theme music; one opening theme and two ending themes. 'Memories' by Angela is the series' opening theme. 'Kitto Onaji Hoshi no Naka de' (きっと同じ星の中で) by Friend of mine is the series' ending theme from the first to the thirteenth episode. 'Atarashii Hibi Shin Hakkenden Special Mix' (あたらしい日々神八剣伝スペシャルミックス) by RIZCO is the series' ending theme from the thirteenth to the twenty-sixth episode.

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  1. ^'Coming Soon in Japan'. Anime News Network. 1999-02-28. Retrieved 2009-03-07.

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