German anime distributor KSM Anime has added a couple of new acquisitions to their library with the 2013 and 2014 anime feature films for Hakuoki. The property is one that worked off of the various TV series of the same name, which have seen release in North America by Sentai Filmworks, and the German distributor is looking at a 2016 release on DVD and Blu-ray as well as VOD. No details with dates, pricing or technical aspects have been revealed, but it’s expected to be an early 2016 release with a bilingual German and Japanese presentation with German subtitles as well.
The films are not currently licensed in North America.
Plot concept: The protagonist, Yukimura Chizuru, is the daughter of a doctor who works in Edo. The father leaves Edo to work as a volunteer doctor and moves to Kyoto without his daughter. As time passes by, Chizuru starts worrying about losing contact with her father, so she decides to go to Kyoto in search of him. On the way, Chizuru is attacked by few criminals and witnesses a fight between an oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody and saving her, the Shinsengumi debate on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they are also looking for. So they decide to become Chizuru’s protectors and help her look for her father (the doctor). Lots of events happen while she stays with the Shinsengumi, as they discover mysterious secrets and also fight against the Bakumatsu group. The story is overall romantic with a historical and political background.