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Hakuoki is a Japanese anime television show. In the series, Chizuru Yukimura's father has gone missing. She travels to Kyoto in search of him. It is in Kyoto that she happens to see a fight between an Oni and a Shinsengumi. The Shinsengumi take Chizuru into custody. While trying to decide her fate, they find out that the doctor they are searching for is also Chizuru's father. They join forces to find her father and encounter many adventures along the way. The series is directed by Osamu Yamasaki and released by Studio DEEN. The very first episode premiered on April 4, 2010. There are twelve episodes in the first season. Each episode is twenty-four minutes in length. The opening theme song is "Izayoi Namida" by Aika Yoshioka. Mao does the closing theme song, "Kimi no Kioku." The show aired in Japan on TV Kanagawa, Chiba TV, TV Saitama, and KBS Kyoto, among other stations. The series is licensed by Hanabee and Sentai Filmworks. There is also a second season of the show called Hakuoki: Hekketsuroku. There are multiple manga series based on this season. The third season started airing in the summer of 2012. This season is actually a prequel for the first season and is called Hakuoki: Reimeiroku. Two feature length films are currently scheduled for release in 2013. The anime is based off of a popular video series of the same name released by Idea Factory. It was originally designed for Playstation 2 and is now available for Playstation Portable, Playstation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS.