Its beautiful design aside, The Hakkenden takes a bit of getting used to. The traditional-samurai-tragedy mood of this series, makes it mostly for "those who like that sort of thing" - but if you ARE one of those, samurai-tragedies don't come much better than this.
The bizarrely supernatural is made to seem absolutely reasonable, in a way normally only known in "magical realism".
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