Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
- 2 Seasons
Several years prior to the beginning of the series' opening, all the inhabitants of the Otsuka village were wiped out in a plague, leaving only three survivors: Shino Inuzuka, Sosuke Inukawa and Hamaji. Shino and Sosuke subsequently took care of and looked after Hamaji, and the two shared a strange, peony-shaped birthmark on their bodies. As it turns out, those with the peony-shaped birthmark are one of the eight bead holders, those who had previously joined forces with the Princess Fuse in order to battle against Tama-Azusa in the dark times. These eight have, at some point in time, died, and come back in resurrection, and have a guardian or ability in their possession; all of them hold the same peony-shaped birthmark on their bodies. The Imperial Church desires the eight beads for their power, and are searching for Shino and Sosuke. When Hajime is kidnapped by the Imperial Church, Shino and Sosuke must search for the remaining five beads and their owners, or face a fate worse than death at the hands of the church.