Those who live by the sword may very well die by the sword in Sentai Filmworks' newest acquisition: the second season of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East. The 13 episode follow up to the popular first season features the return of Chief Director Osamu Yamasaki (Hakuoki: Dawn of the Shinsengumi), Director Mitsue Yamasaki, Character Designer Hiromi Kato (Needless), Sound Director Hozumi Goda (Vampire Knight) with music by Hitomi Kuroishi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion).
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East will be available in July through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014.
Synopsis: Forced to choose between death and an unnatural life bound to the living sword Murasame, Shino Inuzuka chose the sword. Now, however, in the bloody aftermath of his transformation and Kohaku's death, Shino's awareness of the true scope of his bond with Murasame has expanded. Is he truly a curse to all who meet him?
In the end, the focus must return to the mysterious beads which started everything. What exactly are their origin and powers? Who and where are the holders who have not yet been located? And what are Rio Satomi and the Imperial Church's real roles in all of this? The search continues in the second stunning season of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East.