Eight Dogs Of The East: Complete Collection
(2013/Sentai Blu-ray Set)
Picture: B Sound:
B+ Extras: C+ Episodes: B+
years after their village was destroyed, there were only 3 survivors:
Shino, Sosuke and a girl name Hamaji. Bound by love and hate, they
are fated to find the 8 legendary Bead Holders, that they are the
reincarnated Dog Warriors of the past that once helped Princess Fuse
defeat the forces of evil. As they travel they find other warriors
like them with supernatural powers, beads they secretly protect
humanity from the forces of evil in Hakkenden:
Eight Dogs Of The East
(2013), now here in a Complete Collection 4-disc set on Sentai
We are finally getting
to finish this series we reviewed what turned out to be the first
half of it at this link...
Still one of the more
interesting animes Sentai has issued, the concluding season is up to
the first and was worth the wait, a supernatural anime done well.
Those interested should catch it in this set.
The 1080p 1.78 X 1
digital High Definition image and lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
2.0 Stereo mix are clear, warm and rich, as usual with Sentai
releases, with Season Two even a bit clearer and all have some Pro
Logic-like surrounds. Extras include commentaries, clean open and
closing animations and trailers, the same format followed for the
Episodes (the later
seasons' title are in italics) include...
Long ago there were 3 survivors of a epidemic that wipe out a
village. Now they are wards of the Church with a secret past that
& Demons -
Shino and Sosuke meet Kobungo who is trying to rescue Genpachi from
monks who believe he is an evil demon.
Approaching Demon -
Shino is given the mission of finding the other bead holders, but
decides to help Kobungo rescue Genpachi from the monks after he turn
into his demon form.
Kobungo tells Shino of him and Genpachi's past and how they became
Shino meets a girl from the Snake God Clan.
Shino enters a water deprived village and learns of the curse
mountain with a Monkey God.
After gold is discover on the cursed mountain, it is flooded with
greedy gold prospectors which angers the Monkey God, who made a
promise to a certain young girl.
Shino and Sosuke meet Dosetsu who life was saved by Yukihime an old
friend/snow fairy, who in turn saved Dosetsu life at the cost of her
attends an all girls school and learns her roommate isn't exactly
Lonely Figure -
Shino meets the beautiful Kohaku who is cursed with her own tragic
After Shino escapes death he reverts to his true age and form.
Kohaku time is running out and she makes a deal with the devil, but
can Shino save her soul?
The church notices Shino's recent adventures and investigates his
powers ...and Murasame.
- Shino, Sosuke and Genpachi are sent in to pick up a doll for the
Church, but strange things are happening around the doll maker.
- Shino discovers a supernatural barrier protecting the doll maker,
but the truth is it is the doll maker's own evil father's spirit is
- Shino is sent to teach children of the red light district and
discovers another ghost is watching over them ...and him.
- Shino is sent to a village where people are dying mysterious deaths
and are praying their shrine maiden to grant their wishes.
- Shino discovers the cause of deaths were due the villagers over
abuse of the wish granting deity, after years of granting wishes it
reached it's limit.
- Shino and Genpachi are sent to find an old friend/familiar, a
spirit panther/cat who ran away from his poor excuse of a master (and
who can blame him).
- Dousetsu comes to the capital in search of his long lost sister
...which just so happens to be Hamaji.
- Shino is sent to investigate a child who was 'spirited away' for a
year and seemed to be unaging ...just like him.
- Shino discovers Shinobu is a half demon, the result of a Tengu and
a human mating.
- Shinobu awakens to his Tengu abilities and Shino and Sosuke is
finally able to gather all the Hakkenden, but they are missing
- As the Hakkenden all begin to gather together, Sosuke's condition
worsens when his Bead of Duty seemed to have chosen Ao as it true
- Evil spirits begin to gather at the capital. Shino discovers they
were used by the Church to help gather all their beads to
resurrect Princess Fusehime.
- At the last minute Ao betrays Tamazusa, stopping the resurrection
of Fuzehime's reincarnation ritual and the beads return to their
rightful owners. The true form of Murasame activates and save the
day. But after the battle things seem to return to normal, Shino
says Ao is still out there and still has Susuke's bead and they will
find him. We'll see!
- Ricky Chiang