With the Hakuoki series expanding into the silly side of things this spring with the Hakuouki ~Otogi Soushi~ short-form comedy work, DLE has finally debuted the first trailer for the show to give us a good look at how it’s going to be presented. The series has set an April 5th, 2016 premiere for the show on Tokyo MX at 9:55pm there. The property, which is based on the games of the same name, has had a couple of TV works and feature film so an expansion into the realm of the cute is no surprise. The premise is that it’s going to tell tales of the characters peaceful everyday life and how that will often blow up in their faces.
It was previously revealed that the original cast from the prior works will reprise their roles:
- Chizuru Yukimura: Houko Kuwashima
- Toshizo Hijikata: Shinichiro Miki
- Souji Okita: Showtaro Morikubo
- Hajime Saito: Kousuke Toriumi
- Heisuke Todo: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Sanosuke Harada: Kouji Yusa
- Isami Kondo: Toru Ohkawa
- Keisuke Yamanami: Nobuo Tobita
- Shinpachi Nagakura: Tomohiro Tsuboi
- Genzaburo Inoue: Norio Kobayashi
- Susumu Yamazaki: Takayuki Suzuki
- Kai Shimada: Takeshi Ooba
- Kashitaro Ito: Ryusaku Chijiwa
- Kyuju Amagiri: Ryu Yamaguchi
- Kyo Shiranui: Hiroaki Yoshida
- Kaoru Nagumo: Hazumi Ito
- Senhime: Ayano Ishikawa
- Kimigiku: Akiko Katsuta
Sentai Filmworks has licensed and released the original TV series works and the movie 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.