A big Shinsengumi 2013!!
Some great stuff to look forward to in 2013 for us Shinsengumi fans! 2012 was a big year for Hakuouki and Rurouni Kenshin and that looks to continue!
- On the Rurouni Kenshin
front - there is still no announcement for a North American release of the live action movie, so keep your fingers crossed! Last year's animated OAVs were licensed by Sentai and under the title Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 5th. Watsuki's "revamp" of the RK story has been licensed by Viz. Rurouni Kenshin Restoration
volume 1 comes out in June and volume 2 in September.
roared into the US last year with the game and the anime and there's more to come! Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi
is coming out for the PSP from Aksys on February 26th! This is a fighting game, not a romance/story game but there will still be lots of eyecandy. ;) The anime continues its release, with the OVAs getting an April 23rd release as Hakuoki OVA: A Memory of Snow Flowers. Sentai does have season 3, so look for that later this year. In Japan, there will be a movie. The Hakuoki franchise is also expanding, with new games coming out this year, but it's about the -other- side. :P
- Kaze Hikaru
is still going strong in Japan. In the US, Viz has listed the 21st volume for an August release. Annual releases aren't ideal, but hopefully the strong, if tiny, KH fanbase will continue to support the series
- JManga has been releasing both of the Peacemaker/Peacemaker Kurogane
series, and they're now up to 4 on PMK, which is as far as Tokyopop goes. Let's hope they do 5 and 6 so I don't have to translate German! :D