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Haikyu Hoshin Engi Blu-Ray Review

The Series:

The Hoshin Project is on a mission to seal away the evil immortals that infest the world and slacker Taikobo is the last person suited for the job! Or so it seems. He’s lived among the humans and is the only immortal who understands the devastation of the deadly fox demon, Queen Dakki. Taikobo, his devoted friend Supushan, and a few unlikely allies, vow to protect the human world!

Studio: i0+

Director: Masahiro Aizawa

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: TV-14

Runtime: 575 Minutes(34 Minute Special Feature Runtime)

Audio:

  • Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0
  • Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1

Video:

  • 1080p High Definition (HD Native)
  • Subtitles: English

Special Features:

  • OVA: “”The Blood of the Koh Family””
  • Promo Video
  • Commercials
  • Textless Songs
  • Trailers

My Thoughts:

I give Hakyu Hoshin Engi a C.

Hakyu Hoshin Engi is a very mixed bag.

Based on the manga Hoshin Engi, the anime follows Taikoubou a slacker that eventually has the weight of the world thrusted onto his shoulders. The anime itself is not as great as one would hope from the classic source material but it does a few things right. Some battle sequences made me feel like I was reliving some childhood memory of sitting by the tv as a young lad watching Yu Yu Hakusho often confused by the multiple characters and storylines but as I watched this as a big boy I realized that this show is confusing in a less charming way.

The art feels like a remnant of the aforementioned Yu Yu Hakushos and Card Captor Sakuras of the past and some of the character designs do feel pretty well done to convey that feeling but in the end of the day its all flash not too much substance.

If this package were, say, $10 less I’d say it’s a good deal but all in all you are walking into a blu-ray for an anime that has a lot of potential but often misses more hits than it lands.

If you want to check out Hajyu Hoshin Engi you can find it on Funimations official site.